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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 213 articles documenting and preserving all things about the folklore and the overall affect this character has on our culture.

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The Mothman has been described as a half man, half monster, a bipedal winged humanoid creature. 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.

 List Of Known Sightings [The Thirteen Months]:

 . National Guardsmen, Point Pleasant WV, November 1st 1966 
   . (Indrid Cold) Woodrow Derenberger, Parkersburg WV, November 2nd 1966 
. Kenneth Duncan and four others, Clendenin WV, November 12th 1966
. Merle Partridge, Salem WV, November 14th 1966
. Scarberry and Mallette Couples, Point Pleasant WV, November 15th 1966  
. (Poltergeist Activity) Scarberrys, Pt Pleasant WV, Throughout Nov '66 - Dec '67
   . Scarberry Couple, 13th Street Pt Pleasant WV, Throughout Nov '66 - Dec '67  
. Marcella Bennett, her brother Raymond Wamsley and his wife Cathy,
Point Pleasant WV,  November 16th 1966 
. Teenage boy, Route 7 near Cheshire Ohio, November 17th 1966
. Paul Yoder and Benjamin Enochs, Point Pleasant WV, November 18th 1966 
. Couple, Point Ferry Branch WV, November 20th 1966 
. Howard Miller, Dixie Nicholas County WV, November 20th 1966 
. Six teenagers, Campbell's Creek WV, November 20th 1966
. Brenda Jones and four others, Campbell's Creek WV, November 20th 1966
. Richard West, Charleston WV, November 21st 1966
. Two adults and two children, Pt Pleasant WV, November 24th 1966
. Tom Ury, Point Pleasant WV, November 25th 1966
. Ruth Foster, St. Albans WV, November 26th 1966
. Marvin Shock and Ewing Tilton, Cat Creek Ohio, November 26th 1966
. Woman and thirteen year old, Charleston WV, November 26-27th 1966 
. Shelia Cain and her younger sister, St. Albans WV, November 27th 1966
. Connie Carpenter, Mason County WV, November 27th 1966 
 . Bob Bosworth and Alan Coates, TNT Area North Power Plant WV, November 1966
. Faye Dewitt-Leport with her siblings, Point Pleasant WV, November 1966 
   . (Men In Black) Faye Dewitt-Leport and her brother, TNT Area, November 1966
. Lawrence Gray, Jefferson Avenue Pt Pleasant WV, Fall 1966
. Everett Wedge, Henry Upton, Ernie Thompson, Leo Edwards and Eddie Adkins,  
Point Pleasant WV, December 4th 1966
. Mailman, Maysville Kentucky, December 6th 1966
. Two adults, TNT Area Pt Pleasant WV, December 6th 1966
. Four women, Ohio Athens-Hocking County, December 7th 1966 
. Around five People, The TNT Area WV, December 7th 1966 
. Katluyn Beaver, Wilson Straight WV, December 11th 1966
. Loretta Faye Campbell, Point Pleasant WV, 1966 
. Mabel McDaniel, Point Pleasant WV, January 11th 1967 
   . (Men In Black) Mary Hyre, Newspaper Office WV, January 1967
. (Men In Black) Connie Carpenter, Mason County WV, February 22nd 1967
   . (UFO) Beau Shertzer and Nurse, Point Pleasant WV, March 5th 1967
. (Men In Black) Mary Hyre, Streets of Pt Pleasant WV, May 5th 1967
. Brenda Stone and another woman, Route 62 TNT Area Pt Pleasant WV, May 19th 1967 
. Virginia Thomas, TNT Area Igloos Pt Pleasant WV, November 2nd 1967 
. Four male hunters, Chief Cornstalk Park WV, November 1967
. Elderly businessman, Point Pleasant WV 
   [The Silver Bridge Collapse - December 15th 1967]
. (Men In Black) Mary Hyre, Newspaper Office WV, December 22nd 1967

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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


John KeelMary HyreJeff WamsleyCharles FortIvan T. SandersonGray BarkerChief CornstalkRosemary Ellen GuileyJohn And Tim FrickSherri BrakeLoren ColemanJerome ClarkJoe Nickell


The TNT AreaThe Mothman MuseumFort RandolphHarris Steakhouse AKA The Mothman DinerVillage Pizza (Formerly Tiny's Diner)WV Farm MuseumThe River MuseumThe Lowe HotelNavy Poster MuseumCriel MoundGrave Creek 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' Mystery'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 Festival17th 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 Campell'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 VietnamKelly–Hopkinsville encounterApples 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 MothMan SightingWinged Humanoid Sighting Before Russian Apartment Bombings 1999Steven Moran's Mothman SightingWinged Humanoid Sighting Before 2002 Tbilisi EarthquakeMothman Sighting Before 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 SightingMothman Sightings In Singapore 2015Mothman 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 and other curious encounters by Loren ColemanMothman...Behind The Red Eyes by Jeff WamsleyMothman: Evil Incarnate by Loren ColemanMothman Dynasty


Search for the Mothman DocumentaryEyes of The Mothman DocumentaryThe Mothman of Point Pleasant DocumentarySmall Town Monsters

TV & Film

David Letterman Interviews John KeelMen In Black Film SeriesMen in Black: The Animated SeriesThe X-Files: DetourThe Mothman Prophecies FilmMothman on Unsolved MysteriesMonsterQuest's Mothman EpisodeMothman 2010 Film

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