The Mothman Prophecies was a film that brought the creature to the big screen. The legend however, holds its roots in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The sightings were reported from November 1966 to December 1967 and was reported initially by two young couples.

They reported seeing a large white creature whose eyes glowed red when it was picked up by the car headlights. The police made a note of the sighting, and over the next few days there were other similar sightings.

Mason County Sheriff George Johnson said it might be down to an unusually large heron, called the shitepoke.  A wildlife biologist also suggested it might be a large crane, Sandhill Craine, that was out of its migration route, but a contractor Nevell Patridge didn’t blame a crane of his TV’s buzzing noises or missing German Shepherd.

No further reports came after December 15th 1967 when the Silver Bridge collapsed, perhaps it was the portent to the collapse and the 46 deaths that came with it.

Supposedly despite the quietening claims the Mothman sightings do continue to be reported.















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