I remember an episode of a TV show that probably aired in the fifties or sixties. The show was about a man on an airplane that kept seeing some kind of monster on the wing of the craft, and he tried to tell the other passengers about it but they all thought he was crazy. In the end we see that he was not actually crazy and the creature was breaking stuff on the plane trying to make it crash.

Anyone got any ideas about this?


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This is the classic Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" starring a pre-Star-Trek William Shatner and written by noted SF/horror writer Richard Matheson.

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    They also remade this episode in the Twilight Zone Movie (1983), starring a young(er) John Lithgow. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:36
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    There is also a well-known parody of this in The Simpsons, called "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet". Jun 18, 2013 at 11:01
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    On top of that, there's a further mini-parody of it in one of the Futurama scary door segments.
    – Doug
    Jun 24, 2013 at 16:46
  • Want to see something /really/ scary..? (God, I hated that scarecrow thing...)
    – Rob
    Dec 16, 2013 at 14:51

Maybe you are confused with Fallin' Hare, a Bugs Bunny cartoon?

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