Mothman




This tale sounds like a well-thought-out fabrication from the mind of an experienced science fiction writer. A seven-foot-tall humanoid creature consisting of glowing red eyes, huge brown insect-like wings, and a strong physique have been known for terrorizing a compact West Virginian town. Numerous claims of this monster rocketing to the skies from a fixed position, disfiguring household pets, and striking direct fear into the souls of all who witness it. This mysterious figure has been dubbed the ‘Mothman’.

A myriad of sightings featuring a gigantic, queer, bird-like creature began to surface around Point Pleasant, West Virginia in November of 1966. On the day of November 12th, a first sighting surfaced where several gravediggers in a cemetery witnessed ‘a brown human’ ascend to the air from neighboring trees and zoom over their heads. It was not until a few days later where detailed revelations came out that really shook the community. On November 15th, just outside Point Pleasant, two couples were traveling near McClintic Wildlife Preserve, which is an area known as “TNT” due to its use as an explosives repository during the Second World War. The couples reportedly approached an old generator foundry and noticed the front door had been torn off the hinges while glowing red eyes had been shining from within the building. The mesmerizing gaze seemed to be attached to a being shaped similar to a man but quite larger, standing at seven feet tall with huge wings folded against its’ spine.

While the mysterious entity started to approach, the young set of couples became spooked and sped off. While peering to the rear, they noticed the being ascend straight up in the air with its 10-foot wingspan. The mysterious flying creature kept exact pace with the car despite the vehicle reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. While the young adults eventually reached the well-lit city limits, they noticed their aerial stalker peel away and disappear into the night.

Over the next several weeks, countless reports came flooding into police HQ of a huge ‘bird’ harassing residents. Passengers of passing cars detailed the creature swooping down on them, while disruption of television and radio sets had been prevalent throughout the region. A man with faulty television frequencies stayed 90 miles away from Point Pleasant when he detailed at the very moment of his television failing, his dog began to whimper outside from the front porch. As he began to investigate, he noted seeing two red glowing lights coming from within his hay barn, which initiated his dog to run off into the abyss. Struck with sheer terror and disbelief, he returned to his home where he locked all doors and fell asleep clutching his firearm. The pup was never to be seen again.

Possibly the most petrifying account regarding the Mothman comes on November 16th, 1966, several days after the previous sightings. A mother was driving close to the TNT complex to see some friends when she noticed a red light in the sky. Upon arriving at her destination, she began to hear swishing near her cars. Completely terrified, she grabbed her young daughter and sprinted into the house, locking the doors behind her. The creature then followed her by sneaking onto the porch and peering into the windows. When the police arrived, the Mothman was already gone.

A super strange anomaly linking the Mothman occurred at 1700 hours in mid-December 1967, the Silver Bridge which linked Point Pleasant to Ohio abruptly collapsed. This incident killed 46 people and forced the residents to deal with the horror of this ordeal rather than a mystical entity. The Mothman’s terrorism was put on the back burner and slowly forgotten. Although, it is a common thought among people who believe the collapse of the bridge was attributed to the Mothman’s doing.