Remembering the Mothman Written by Nick Diamond
On a chilly, fall night in November 1966, two young couples drove into the
The first encounter of the Mothman took place on
Between 1966 and 1977 there were over a hundred eyewitness encounters with the creature. Jeff Wamsley was among the few people willing to discuss his personal knowledge of the events. Mr. Wamsley has lived in
Regardless of what people believe, the events that occurred in Point Pleasant have been strongly speculated as hysteria. Skeptics such as paranormal investigator Joe Nickell looked into the stories and concluded that it was only a common barn owl that was witnessed numerous times. Whatever the Mothman was, it terrified the townspeople for almost a year and suddenly left. Mr. Wamsley was asked what his personal take on the story was. He simply replied, “I have no real explanations to what this thing was, but I can tell you that these people saw something that really shook them up…over 100 reported sightings in a thirteen month time frame…all the descriptions matched…no doubt they saw something they had never seen before.”
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So was it a bird or an unknown creature or someone in a suit? If it appears again perhaps we may find out. There are stories from all over the world of similar creatures being seen, winged humanoids. Some say they are giant bats, others something from another realm. My feet are firmly in this realm and I would love it to be giant bats.