Many of these reports come in after the fact, but one terrorist incident in Russia is said to have been predicted by Mothman sightings before it occurred.
The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in September 1999, killing 293 and injuring more than 1000 people and spreading a wave of fear across the country.The bombings, together with the Dagestan War, led the country into the Second Chechen War. The blasts hit Buynaksk on 4 September, Moscow on September 9th and September 13th and Volgodonsk on September 16th.
According to reports in Russia's news source, Pravda, one of the country's UFO centers, "Russian House," sent a registered letter to the government in Moscow in the summer of 1999. The letter predicted the explosion of an apartment building in Moscow. No one at the government level treated the letter with any degree of seriousness due to its odd nature and statements.
On September 13th 1999, at 5:00 a.m., a large bomb exploded in a basement of an apartment block on Kashirskoye Highway in southern Moscow, about 6 kilometres from the place of the last attack. This was the deadliest blast in the chain of bombings, with 119 people killed and 200 injured.
The supervisor of Russian House, Alexander Galtsev, stated to Pravda:
"We were afraid of Federal Security Bureau agents to come here and claim that we were involved in the act of terrorism. That is why we cannot prevent catastrophes, we are afraid. We managed to find two pensioners, who said that they saw some strange birds, who had human outlines with legs, arms and head."
Galtsev indicates that the winged creatures were appearing over the apartment building. Galtsev further stated that he believes the Mothman is able to chose who it manifest to, stating that the creature can make itself visible to the eyes of one person, two, even a dozen or more at once. In interviews, the ufologist said that he had discussed the matter with a Moscow priest:
"I talked about this phenomenon to a priest from the Holy Trinity Church in Moscow. He said that mothmen could actually be guardian angels that try to warn people of some horrific danger."