The MOTHMAN is one of my all time favorite creatures. Here is some information about the MOTHMAN and the history of what went on during the MOTHMAN sightings. It's VERY interesting. I love it! And I bet you'll love it too! OK, here we go...
I NOW INTRODUCE TO YOU, THE MOTHMAN!
"The weird events connected to the Mothman began on November 12, 1966 near Clendenin, West Virginia. Five men were in the local cemetery that day, preparing a grave for a burial, when something that looked like a “brown human being” lifted off from some nearby trees and flew over their heads. The men were baffled. It did not appear to be a bird, but more like a man with wings. A few days later, more sightings would take place, electrifying the entire region." "Late in the evening of November 15, two young married couples had a very strange encounter as they drove past an abandoned TNT plant near Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The couples spotted two large eyes that were attached to something that was "shaped like a man, but bigger, maybe six or seven feet tall. And it had big wings folded against its back". When the creature moved toward the plant door, the couples panicked and sped away. Moments later, they saw the same creature on a hillside near the road. It spread its wings and rose into the air, following with their car, which by now was traveling at over 100 miles per hour. "That bird kept right up with us," said one of the group. They told Deputy Sheriff Millard Halstead that it followed them down Highway 62 and right to the Point Pleasant city limits. And they would not be the only ones to report the creature that night. Another group of four witnesses claimed to see the “bird” three different times!"
"The remote and abandoned TNT plant became the lair of the Mothman in the months ahead and it could not have picked a better place to hide in. The area was made up of several hundred acres of woods and large concrete domes where high explosives were stored during World War II. A network of tunnels honeycombed the area and made it possible for the creature to move about without being seen. In addition to the manmade labyrinth, the area was also comprised of the McClintic Wildlife Station, a heavily forested animal preserve filled with woods, artificial ponds and steep ridges and hills. Much of the property was almost inaccessible and without a doubt, Mothman could have hid for weeks or months and remained totally unseen. The only people who ever wandered there were hunters and fishermen and the local teenagers, who used the rutted dirt roads of the preserve as “lover’s lanes”"Quote:
"And stranger things still took place..... A reporter named Mary Hyre, who was the Point Pleasant correspondent for the Athens, Ohio newspaper the Messenger, also wrote extensively about the local sightings. In fact, after one very active weekend, she was deluged with over 500 phone calls from people who saw strange lights in the skies. One night in January 1967, she was working late in her office in the county courthouse and a man walked in the door. He was very short and had strange eyes that were covered with thick glasses. He also had long, black hair that was cut squarely “like a bowl haircut”. Hyre said that he spoke in a low, halting voice and he asked for directions to Welsh, West Virginia. She thought that he had some sort of speech impediment and for some reason, he terrified her. “He kept getting closer and closer to me, “ she said, “ and his funny eyes were staring at me almost hypnotically.”"Quote:
"Whatever the creature may have been, it seems clear that Mothman was no hoax. There were simply too many credible witnesses who saw “something”. It was suggested at the time that the creature may have been a sandhill crane, which while they are not native to the area, could have migrated south from Canada. That was one explanation anyway, although it was one that was rejected by Mothman witnesses, who stated that what they saw looked nothing like a crane".
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HERE ARE SOME MORE WEB SITES ABOUT THE MOTHMAN IF YOU ARE NOW INTERESTED:
PRAIRIEGHOSTS.COM - THE MOTHMAN:
THE LEGEND OF THE MOTHMAN:
MOTHMAN - WIKIPEDIA, THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA:
UNKNOWN EXPLORERS - MOTHMAN:
I would also highly recommend the documentary called:
"EYES OF THE MOTHMAN"
Directed by: Matthew J. Pellowski
It is an amazing documentary that will give you the chills! It is by far my favorite and the best documentary that I have ever seen. I HIGHLY recommend it! It is defiantly worth the watch! It is very interesting. It may be two to three hours long but like I said, it's worth it. Trust me. I love it. I know you will love it too.
Two EXCELLENT books about the MOTHMAN that I would highly recommend are:
The fist one is:
"MOTHMAN: THE FACTS BEHIND THE LEGEND"
BY DONNIE SERGENT, JR AND JEFF WAMSLEY
The second one is:
"MOTHMAN: BEHIND THE RED EYES"
BY JEFF WAMSLEY
You can get "Eyes Of The Mothman" on Amazon.com. Or you can search it on Netflix. You can also get the two books I spoke of above at Amazon.com.
Well that's all I got for you. The MOTHMAN, Fact or Legend? It's up to YOU to decide.
- Rachel Livingston