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In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a legendary creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated November 16, 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird ... Creature ... Something".


"Bird Echoes Still," Point Pleasant Register, 11-21-1966. "Bird Gets Once-Over," Point Pleasant Register, 12-1-1966. "Birdman Could Be FHS Balloon," Huntington Herald-Dispatch, 11-18-1966. "Blast From The Past, Some of the Original Mothman Stories that Huntington Newspapers Published in 1966," Huntington ...


In fact, it seems likely the recent photographs were produced with the intention of stirring up the Mothman myth on its 50th anniversary, as it was in late November 1966 when sightings were first reported. News reports about the recent sighting make it clear that the Mothman legend has ingrained itself in local culture and is ...


Dec 1, 2015 ... The Mothman first made it into the news on November 16th, 1966 when the Point Pleasant Register reported “Couples See Man-Sized Bird…Creature… Something”. Point Pleasant residents Steve and Mary Mallette along with Roger and Linda Scarberry were driving near the McClintie Wildlife Reserve on ...


November 12, 1966: On this date, five men digging a grave in a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia saw something that looked like “a brown human being” that flew from some nearby trees and glided low over their heads. This was the first sighting of the Mothman. There is now a Mothman Museum as well as an annual ...


In 1966, residents of Point Pleasant, WV claimed to see a large bird with a man's body and a 10 foot wingspan. Local papers called the creature "Mothman."


Oct 22, 2017 ... On Monday night, November 14, 1966, a building contractor in Salem, West Virginia, was home watching television with his family when the television began making funny noises. Then it exploded,


Jun 23, 2009 ... Although popular accounts on the Internet state that the Mothman made as many as 100 appearances during the year leading up to the Silver Bridge collapse, this appears to be a modern fabrication. In the newspaper archives, I was only able to locate the half dozen or so reports in November 1966.


Starting roughly in 1966, people in the state of West Virginia and other surrounding areas reported seeing a flying winged humanoid creature with red eyes that the newspapers dubbed "Mothman". Most of the reports came from the town of Point Pleasant, the big story that caught media attention and started the legend was ...