Illinois is known for its miles of prairie, and for being a state rich in history… but what if that rich history isn’t quite what you’ve been told? This new film, from award-winning production company, Small Town Monsters, and director, Seth Breedlove, explores hundreds of years of terrifying reports of encounters with massive, winged creatures around the “land of Lincoln”. From Alton’s man-eating Piasa Bird legends to recent sightings in Chicago of a creature said to resemble Point Pleasant, West Virginia’s infamous “Mothman”, Terror in the Skies unlocks a centuries-old mystery.
Journey to the heartland of the midwest in this new documentary which offers a startling, in-depth look at an ongoing phenomenon. The feature-length film was shot around the state of Illinois in September and acts as much as a guide to the constantly changing terrain of the land as it does an introduction to a reality-altering subject. Breedlove contacted numerous witnesses and investigators who claim to have seen massive beings in the sky as recently as last year. One of the most recent, and popular stories to hit major media in recent years has been an ongoing wave of sightings of a red-eyed, shapeless creature dubbed the “Chicago Mothman”, an event which is also covered in great detail in this film.
Breedlove's other feature-length documentaries are also well worth your time, particularly THE FLATWOODS MONSTER: A LEGACY OF FEAR (2018) and THE BRAY ROAD BEAST (2018).