The Mothman Legend, Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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Need something a little different, strange even, to see and do in September? How about visiting the area that made the Mothman famous?
How It Started
The Mothman is said to be a moth like creature seen in and around the area of
from November 1966
to December 1967. Point Pleasant,
The first reported sighting was on November 12, 1966 by five men digging a grave at a cemetery near
. They claimed to see a man like creature fly
down from a tree and over their heads. Clendenin,
Three days later, on November 15, 1966 two young couples from Point Pleasant told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes glowed red when the car headlights shined on it. The couples, visually shaken, described it as a large flying man like thing with approximately 10 foot wings following their car while driving in the TNT area. The TNT area is the site of the former World War ll munitions plant.