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The Mothman is an important part of West Virginia art and folklore. This is The Mothman Wiki, a place for all things Mothman related. It was created on February 10th 2016 and currently has 206 articles documenting and preserving all things about the folklore and the overall effect this character has on our culture.

The Mothman has been described as bipedal winged humanoid creature, half man, half monster. Hes been said to fly over 100 mph. Descriptions of his coloration vary from grey to brown but are typically grey. He is often reported to be about six or seven feet tall with a wingspan of about ten to fifteen feet. His most prominent features are his large bright red glowing, or at least reflective, eyes. Hes usually described as not having arms or a head. Most other details such as texture seem to differ between witnesses.

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Moth534.1 History

The Silver Bridge CollapseBob Roach's Mothman StatueThe Mothman TimelineThe Name: MothmanThunderbirdKnown Animal ExplanationsThe Woodrow Derenberger InterviewRoger Scarberry's 1957 ChevyJohn Keel's Point Pleasant NotebookMarch 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelApril 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelMay 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelJune 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelJuly 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelAugust - December 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John KeelThe Original Mothman Police Reports

People & Locations

John KeelMary HyreJeff WamsleyCharles FortIvan T. SandersonGray BarkerChief CornstalkRosemary Ellen GuileyJohn And Tim FrickSherri BrakeLoren ColemanJoe NickellThe TNT AreaThe Mothman MuseumFort RandolphHarris Steakhouse AKA The Mothman DinerVillage Pizza (Formerly Tiny's Diner)WV Farm MuseumThe River MuseumThe Lowe HotelNavy Poster MuseumGrave Creek Mound and Criel MoundDevil's Tea TablesWest Virginia State PenitentiaryTrans-Allegheny Lunatic AsylumLake Shawnee, West Virginia


Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...SomethingWinged, Red-Eyed 'Thing' Chases Point Couples Across CountrysideFour Pt. Pleasant Car Occupants See 'Bird-Like Creature'Owl? Goose? Prank: Or Take Your ChoiceMason Countians Hunt 'Moth Man'City Getting 'The Bird,' Want It Or NotMonster No Joke For Those Who Saw ItCouples Say They Saw 6-Ft. 100-mph ‘Bird'Mason County has 'Flying' MysteryMonster Returns To Mason'Flying Man' Seen Here, Man ClaimsEight People Say They Saw 'Creature''Birdman' Could Be FHS BalloonCould the 'Moth Man' Be Balloon?Red Eyed 'Winged Monster' Sighted in W. VirginiaNight Rider In Sky Afraid of Lights'Red-Eyed Creature' Reported in W. Va.Four More Claim Seeing Big Red-Eyed BirdWild Story Produced in Wildlife PreserveThat Mothman: Would You Believe A Sandhill Crane?Our ‘Bird’ Has Law On Its SideMason Bird Monster Presumed Gone NowOh, That 'Bird!' It Was Seen AgainHaunting Creature Seen TwiceStrange plane turns out to be 'bird'Giant Owl Killed On Area FarmNot Mason Mothman, Is It An Owl?Mystery Bird Seen Flying Over AvenuePoint Pleasant Area Sightings ContinueWhere The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 1/22/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 1/29/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 11/16/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 3/5/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 4/2/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 4/9/67Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre 4/30/6725 Years At The Messenger Brought Laughs, Tears by Mary HyrePoint Correspondent Mary Hyre Dies at 54Mason 'Mothman Prophecies' Author Keel Deicates Book to the Late Mary HyreMason County 'Mothman' has his resurrection on TVReporter's night went by without Mothman sightingMemories of MothmanReturn of The Mothman'Mothman' still a frighteningly big draw for tourists


Mothman Festival 18th Annual Mothman Festival 201917th Annual Mothman Festival 201816th Annual Mothman Festival 201715th Annual Mothman Festival 201614th Annual Mothman Festival 201513th Annual Mothman Festival 201412th Annual Mothman Festival 201311th Annual Mothman Festival 201210th Annual Mothman Festival 20119th Annual Mothman Festival 20108th Annual Mothman Festival 20097th Annual Mothman Festival 20086th Annual Mothman Festival 20075th Annual Mothman Festival 20064th Annual Mothman Festival 20053rd Annual Mothman Festival 20042nd Annual Mothman Festival 20031st Annual Mothman Festival 2002

Moth561 Mystery
1966-67 Point Pleasant

Indrid ColdMen In BlackKenneth Duncan's Mothman SightingMerle Partridge's Mothman SightingScarberry and Mallette's Mothman SightingPoltergeist Activity In The Scarberry HomesMothman On The Scarberry's RoofMarcella Bennett's Mothman SightingRichard West's Mothman SightingTom Ury's Mothman SightingRuth Foster's Mothman SightingShelia Cain's Mothman SightingConnie Carpenter's MothMan SightingBob Bosworth's Mothman SightingFaye Dewitt-Leport's Mothman SightingLawrence Gray's Mothman SightingEverett Wedge's Mothman SightingAbandoned Factory Mothman Sighting 9:00PM December 7th 1966Loretta Faye Campbell's Mothman SightingMabel McDaniel's Mothman SightingBeau Shertzer's Bloodmobile ChaseVirginia Thomas's Mothman SightingElderly Businessman's Mothman Sighting


The Mothman TimelineCross-referencing Mothman's AttributesThe Flatwoods MonsterThe Wednesday PhenomenonThe Number 13Klieg ConjunctivitisShort MothMan SightingsDarren Hayes' Mothman SightingAndy Colvin's Mothman Sightings26 Unofficial Mothman SightingsShirley Hensley's SightingWinged Humanoid Sighting In Northern Siberia 1968Winged Humanoid Sighting On Amur River In Russia 1968Unidentified Flying ObjectsThe Freiburg ShriekerThe NASA GargoyleFlying MachinesWinged Woman of VietnamKentucky GoblinsApples Devils and The Grafton MonsterAwohali's Flying Humanoid SightingLamont Greer's Winged Humanoid SightingBluefield's GargoyleDover DemonFlying Manta RaysCryptozoologyElias Midkoff's Giant Bird SightingThomas Downy's Bird Creature SightingWinged Humanoid Sighting Before Russian Apartment Bombings 1999Steven Moran's Winged Humanoid SightingWinged Humanoid Sighting Before 2002 Tbilisi EarthquakeWinged Humanoid Sighting Reported After Minnesota Bridge Collapse 2007Oscar Solar Valdebenito's Winged Humanoid SightingOwlmanSlip HillThe Flying ChupacabraThe Missing Thunderbird PhotoThe Thunderbird of Owl Head MountainUnidentified Motorist's Teratorn SightingWhite ThingsMothman Sighting In Point Pleasant 2010The Chicago Phantom 2011Marie's Flying Creature SightingWill Davis, Hank Miller and Susan Miller's Winged Humanoid SightingK. Brown's Mothman-like SightingWinged Humanoid Sightings In Singapore 2015Winged Humanoid Sighting on Taurid Meteor Shower 2015November 20th 2016 Mothman SightingThe Chicago Phantom 2017

Moth535 Art

FATE MagazineFrank FrazettaJohn Keel's March 1991 FATE ArticleThe Mothmanlives WebsitePoint Pleasant Interview With Actor Will PattonBob Roach's Mothman StatueThe Men In Black ComicsMothman ComicsThe Blackbird of ChernobylDale Morton's MothMan Costume'John Keel On Mothman' September 2007 FATE ArticleMistaken Mothman PhotosIron Spell - The Night of the MothmanFish Fisher - The Mothman of Point PleasantMothman, What You Gonna' Do Now?The Mothman TimelineMothman Painted Pillar


The Mothman Prophecies by John KeelMothman: The Facts Behind The LegendMothman...Behind The Red Eyes by Jeff Wamsley

TV & Film

David Letterman Interviews John KeelThe X-Files: DetourThe Mothman Prophecies FilmSearch for the Mothman DocumentaryMothman on Unsolved MysteriesMonsterQuest's Mothman EpisodeMothman 2010 FilmEyes of The Mothman DocumentarySmall Town Monsters

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