If you have never heard of it, the Mothman is a creature made famous by encounters in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Several eyewitnesses have described it as a human-shaped and sized creature with bird-like wings and feathers. Its most distinguishing feature is its reflective red eyes. There have been several sightings of this creature throughout the years, even before the incidents reported in Point Pleasant. Some believe that it may even be the same creature as the Thunderbird from Native American legend.
This first story is not as well known as some of the other Mothman stories. However, it is believed to be one of the first encounters with the creature. On November 1, 1966, several National Guardsmen in Point Pleasant saw what they described as a large, brown, man-shaped figure on a tree limb near the National Guard Armory.
Our next story took place on November 12, 1966, in Clendenin, West Virginia – a few days before the more famous sighting on the 15th. Kenneth Duncan, along with four other men, was digging a grave for his father-in-law when he noticed a pair of red, glowing dots coming from the nearby woods. He then noticed the pair of dotted eyes that belonged to what looked like a tall brown man. Shortly after he noticed this, a set of wings spread from the man. Then, it jumped up and momentarily flew over the men’s heads before disappearing. This creature eventually became known as the Mothman.
The Mothman has always been one of my favorite cryptids. I remember reading about it when I was very young and being extremely creeped out. That’s probably what started my interest in the creature. I plan on doing additional posts in the future about the Mothman and the strange occurrences in Point Pleasant.
If you want to learn more about the Mothman, I recommend visiting the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant. You can also watch a 24/7 stream of The Mothman Statue on YouTube. Being the administrator of this stream, I highly recommend it.
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Jeff Wamsley Director Mothman Museum and Mothman expert