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Butterfly People

Butterfly People


The butterfly people of Joplin people say they saw them on May 22, 2011, when a deadly tornado ravaged the city.

From that day on, images of destruction began to emerge. Stories about missing persons and survivors dominated the news. 

The world got a glimpse of the tragedy that happened in Southwest Missouri. But the odd story remains almost three years later.

Story of the Butterfly People

After the destruction, after the wind died down, the children who survived the storm began telling these family members, friends, and relatives what they had seen. Some said that the butterfly people protected them during the storm. There are many versions of the story, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that there were two general accounts of the sightings. The basis for both accounts is the same. The tornado sped toward the child and parent, but the child saw a "butterfly person" hovering over them and protecting them. In both stories, the parent and child escaped unscathed. As the reports spread, more and more children came forward and said they too had seen the butterfly people. Some say they believed the butterfly people were angels. Others called her her indescribable being. His Decembeforere the storm, his muralist Dave Loewenstein traveled to Joplin to scout out locations for his next project. After the tornado, Loewenstein had no idea what would become of the idea. In June of that year, he returned to Joplin to visit the Cultural Commission to see what the future holds for the community mural project's new location. The artist first heard about Butterfly His People at a town meeting held to brainstorm ideas for the mural. More than 200 volunteers worked with Loewenstein and a mural designer to create the scene depicted on the side of Dixie's printing of him halfway between downtown and the center of the tornado's destruction. His 200 of these volunteers were local children from the community. Loewenstein had her paint the painting that inspired the project. Although it was not originally intended to include the Butterfly People story, the artist soon realized that many children were drawing them. Loewenstein was skeptical about including the butterfly people but says they represent "transformation", the regeneration of the city. The mural is titled "Butterfly Effect" and Loewenstein told The Post-Dispatch that he hopes to inspire people to "do a good job." Fifteen local artists and members of the community also participated in the creation of the mural. Assistant muralist Amber Hansen says the project will act as an outlet for those affected to share their feelings and experiences. The mural is the first of what the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce's Committee on Cultural Affairs wants to see more community-based murals.


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