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THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
ALLEGED SIGHTINGS

THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
(2001)


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ALLEGED SIGHTINGS

The first Mothman sighting came in early 1964. A woman, prominent in civic affairs in the town of Point Pleasant, was driving along Route 2 near the Ohio River with her father. As she neared the Chief Cornstalk Hunting Grounds, a large man-shaped figure walked out onto the road. Not knowing if he needed help, the woman slowed her car, when the figure spread two large wings and took off.

Ironically, neither reported the incident, explaining, "who would believe us anyway?"

The first sighting which received publicity, though not as the Mothman, was one in 1965. A woman living near the Ohio River related how her son had told her one day of seeing "an angel" outside. She thought nothing more of it until about a year later.

Other Sightings of the Mothman in the Point Pleasant Area

In the summer of 1966, a doctor's wife in the same general area said that she had seen a six-foot long thing resembling a "giant butterfly". She also did not think to report what she saw.

Deputy Millard Halstead went to the TNT Area with the four witnesses who had originally seen the Mothman. As they passed the spot where they had initially seen the dark figure, he was forced to switch off his police radio when the screeching interference reached a deafening pitch.

Other Sightings of the Mothman in the Point Pleasant Area Paul Yoder and Ben Enochs, two volunteer firemen of impeccable reputation, said they had seen Mothman in the TNT Area on November 18th after both having expressed skepticism when the first reports came out.

Richard West, of Charleston, called the police on November 21. A winged figure was sitting on the roof of his neighbor's house, he said. The six-foot tall figure had a wingspan of six or eight feet and red eyes. It took off straight up, "like a helicopter" without flapping its wings.

Five gravediggers saw something that looked like a "brown human being" fly out of the trees near Clendenin. One of the witnesses, Kenneth Duncan, who was digging the grave for his own brother-in-law, said that they watched the creature for almost a minute and they were quite sure it was not a bird.

The next day, Mrs. Ruth Foster of St. Albans said the creature was standing in her yard near her porch. Her description tallies with all the others.

On December 4, five pilots at the Gallipolis, Ohio, airport saw some sort of giant bird flying at about 70 miles per hour. Its wings weren't moving.

In March 1967, an Ohio man claimed his car was chased by a flying creature, rather incredible behavior if it was in fact a docile migratory bird.

All told, there were over 100 documented sightings of the Mothman from reliable witnesses. Certain details were withheld from the media until after the sightings had ceased in order to distinguish hoaxes from actual sightings.

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