On November 12, 1966, five men in a West Virginia cemetery saw a man-like figure emerge from nearby trees and fly over their heads. This was the first known sighting of the figure that became known as "the Mothman."
Three days later, two married couples were out for a drive in Point Pleasant, West Virginia when they spotted a strange figure. They described it as "shaped like a man, but bigger, maybe six or seven feet tall. And it had big wings folded against its back."
A series of sightings followed, all in the same area of West Virginia and all describing the same figure. More than 100 sightings occurred between November 1966 and December 1967, with the sightings gradually dwindling by mid-December, 1967.
Then tragedy struck.
On December 15, 1967 in the middle of rush-hour traffic, commuters reported hearing a loud bang that sounded like a gunshot. In less than 20 seconds, the entire suspension part of the Silver Bridge folded "like a deck of cards."
The collapse dropped 32 vehicles into the water, killing 46 people. Two of the bodies were never found. Following the bridge collapse, there was not another sighting of the Mothman.
Well...unless you include the statue and museum Point Pleasant has to honor the creature.
Do you think the Mothman was real or imagined? Was his visit an attempt to warn the town about the bridge collapse somehow?
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