We went to Point Pleasant, West Virginia to check out the legend of The Month Man.
In November 1966 Mothman was first seen in Point Pleasant. He was describe as seven feet tall with a piercing shriek. He was said to have 10 foot bat like wings and huge red glowing eyes. Mothman scared the residents of Point Pleasant for over a year. There has been over a 100 people who have claimed to see him!!!
Some residents thought he was a mutant that happened at the local chemical and weapons dumps. Some people even said he was the curse of Chief Cornstalk ( there will be a post about him later in another blog post )
On December 15, 1967 the Silver Bridge, which connected Point Pleasant to Kanaga, Ohio suddenly collapsed into the Ohio River. 46 people lost their lives that day. If you talk to some of the people in Point Pleasant they will tell you, they believe Monthman was sent to warn them about the bridge. Others believe it was triggered by a sonic boom from Mothman's wings. After the collapsed of the bridge Monthman was never seen again.
Author John Keel wrote the book The Monthman Prophecies. In 2001 a movie based on the book came out it stared Richard Gere and Debra Messing.
The town of Point Pleasant has embraced Monthman, they have a museum that sells anything you could want on Monthman. They also have a Monthman Festival and the coffee shop across from the museum has cookies made in the shape of Monthman.
I really enjoyed visiting this town and learning about the history of Monthman. I don't know if he is real or not but I think there had to be something that these people saw. When you talk to older people and they all tell you the same thing then there has to be something real to the story. If it was a lot of young people who were telling you this you would think they might have all got together and came up with a "story", but older people do not just come up with stories.
If you ever have the chance to go to Point Pleasant you should go. It is a neat little town to visit that is so full of history.
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