The History Channel will premiere its new mini-series, Project Blue Book, on January 8th at 10 PM. Based on previews, the series appears to kick-off with the story of the Flatwoods Monster sighting which took place in Braxton County, West Virginia in 1952. Though some story details seem to have been shifted or combined in order to move the story along, the over-all series of events are true to life.
The Braxton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) was contacted in July of 2018 by a writer for the History Channel’s website who was writing an article for History.com. The article was on the Flatwoods Monster and acts as a companion piece to the new series. At the time it was published it was the first companion piece written which was featured on the website. Now it is one of many which suggests the series will cover a wide scope of incidences and subjects concerning the real-life Project Blue Book investigations which that took place in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Find those articles at history.com/shows/project-blue-book. Previews for the new series are available there as well.
The new series is produced and presented in a similar manner as History’s 2012 series, the Hatfields and McCoys. In contrast to the documentary and reality style shows that History Channel has become known for, Project Blue Book is produced more like a high-budget film with a cinematic production and cast.
To learn more about the Flatwoods Monster stop by the Flatwoods Monster Museum located at 208 Main Street in Sutton, West Virginia. Be sure to tune in to the premiere of Project Blue Book on the History Channel on January 8th at 10 PM.