Winged Man-Sized Creature with Large Reflective Red Eyes and Large Wings

Mothman - Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Winged Man-Sized Creature with Large Reflective Red Eyes and Large Wings

It all started, one cold night near an old WWII TNT factory, just outside the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Then, for an alarming 13 month period, the Mothman pandemonium and phenomena ruled Point Pleasant. Over 100 sightings of the frightening and mysterious creature were reported in the 13 month period.

The Mothman is a creature reportedly seen in the Charleston and Point Pleasant areas of West Virginia from November 12, 1966, to December 1967.

Most observers describe the Mothman as a winged man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large wings.

Point Pleasant is a city in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio  and Kanawha Rivers. The population was 4,637 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Mason County and the principal city of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area. Point Pleasant is most famous for the 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge, which killed 46 people.

Paranormal enthusiasts flock to Point Pleasant in search of Mothman, a creature said to inhabit an abandoned TNT plant from World War II. It has become more than an urban legend, and it is believed to be a harbinger of imminent disaster, now being seen around the globe before great tragedies.

John A. Keel published a book in 1975 entitled The Mothman Prophecies, and a film inspired by the novel was released in January 2002. There is even a Mothman Museum, run by Jeffrey Wamsley.

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The word "Mothman" was an invention by an Ohio newspaper copyeditor, after the first news stories of the "Big Bird" sightings appeared.

A large collection of first-hand material about the Mothman is found in John Keel's 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, in which Keel lays out the chronology of the Mothman and what he claims to be related parapsychological events in the area, including precognitions by witnesses, and the December 15th, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge spanning the Ohio River.

Mothman has been described as a man sized creature with glowing red eyes and wings of a moth. Others have described it with no head and his eyes set in his chest. People who have seen the mothman have described him as a 7 foot tall creature, long big wings and huge red eyes.

It has an unusual shriek that can be heard from a mile away. It may have gray or light-blue colored skin under its feathers, which also vary in color. It is not known if it has skin like a human or very fine fur on its body. It has great strength as it has been seen lifting an object as heavy as a car. Mothman is often referred to as a male.