The student provided his full name but it was omitted as per the standard code of journalism ethics regarding disclosure of the identity of a minor.
“I was spending the night with a friend,” said the Kenton, Tennessee resident. “We both saw a black figure outside the house, standing in the road. I thought it was a giant owl of some sort,” he added.
The two friends were “hiding behind a window” and “constantly peeking out” to see if the creature was still there. “It would not go away,” the witness explained.
After a while, he says, they decided to go out of the house “with a baseball bat” and “yelled at it”, but the alleged beast emitted a “loud, ear-deafening screech” and flew away.
The eyewitness said the creature was about 7 feet tall, “jet black” and with an owl-like face featuring dark red glowing eyes.
“It had no fur, only skin. The wingspan was of at least 6 or 7 feet across.”
The Tennessee student says he has “told a few people” about his “Mothman encounter” but that, so far, the feedback has been negative. “They said that I was crazy,” he said.