Mothman Festival

Mothman Festival

September
In 1966 the first sightings of a creature that came to be known as Mothman were first reported in the small town of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Mothman was said to have two glowing red eyes, large wings, and a height of six or seven feet. Witnesses reported him flying along the dark roads around town, especially near the old weapons plant where the government stored explosives during World War II. The story soon caught national attention. As the stories of Mothman died down, reports of UFO sightings, of animal mutilations, and of mysterious "men in black" began circulating. The collapse of the nearby Silver Bridge in December 1967, in which 46 cars fell into the Ohio River, was also thought to be connected with the odd events. Since then, Point Pleasant has become, like Roswell, N.Mex., one of the leading sites for those who investigate strange phenomena.
Since 2001 the Mothman Museum of Point Pleasant has sponsored the Mothman Festival. Those interested in the Mothman phenomena and in such paranormal topics as ghosts and UFOs gather in the town. Merchandise booths are set up along the town's main streets, and posters, books, T-shirts, and a host of other products are available. Music concerts are also held along the river.
CONTACTS:
Mothman Museum
411 Main St.
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
www.mothmanlives.com