See the largest collection of props and memorabilia from the movie "The Mothman Prophecies"--in the town where the Mothman sightings and encounters actually occurred. Read rare historical documents from the Mothman eyewitnesses themselves, documenting what they experienced that fateful night on November 15, See rare historical press clippings and photographs of the Silver Bridge disaster. There is plenty here to be discovered. Research and uncover the truth for yourself. Take your picture with the famous Mothman Statue that sits next to the Mothman Museum. Mothman Prophecies prop collection used in the film.
The Legend Of The Mothman Of Point Pleasant Is Born
Subscriber Account active since. A Saturday tweet posted by Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia wishing Mason County residents a happy Mothman Festival caught the eye of President Donald Trump — possibly because the tweet included a photo of the senator standing in front of the creepy, metallic foot-tall statue of the moth-human hybrid. Whether he was aware of the Mothman legend or not, Trump quote-tweeted Manchin on Sunday and wrote, "I go along with Joe! But even if Trump wasn't endorsing the Mothman Festival specifically, the presidential nod toward a creature that terrorized the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the 60s, and brings upward of 2, tourists a year to its annual festival, begs the question — what is the Mothman? And why do people celebrate him? Read more: Trump hopes 'they release' his call with Ukraine's president, in which he says he talked about both Joe and Hunter Biden and 'corruption taking place'. The legend of the Mothman began on November 12, , is said to have began when a group of five men preparing for a burial in a graveyard near Clendenin, West Virginia saw something that looked like a "brown human being" take off from a nearby tree and fly over their heads. Three days later, two young married couples were driving past an abandoned TNT plant near Point Pleasant described seeing a six- or seven-foot-tall creature with wings folded against its back, according to American Hauntings. They sped away once they sighted it, but the creature reappeared on a nearby hillside, then started flying behind the car, which the couples said was driving over mph.
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On November 12, , in Clendenin, West Virginia, a gravedigger working in a cemetery spotted something strange. He glanced up from his work when something huge soared over his head, a massive figure that was moving rapidly across the cemetery from tree to tree. This was the first reported sighting of what would come to be known as the Mothman, an elusive creature that, although now widely celebrated by the town it once terrorized, remains as mysterious as it was on the night that a few frightened witnesses first laid eyes on it. Charles Johnson, U.
In Point Pleasant, West Virginia , home to the legend of the Mothman , a group of high school seniors camp out next to a river near an old mill where the Mothman is supposedly buried under the incinerators. While scaring their friend Jamie with the Mothman's legend, the teenagers accidentally drown Jamie. The teenagers decide to cover up the accident by claiming that Jamie hit his head while jumping into the river and fake evidence by hitting his head post-mortem with a rock. Ten years later, one of the teenagers named Katherine Grant Jewel Staite , now a reporter for the Washington Weekly , returns to Point Pleasant after her boss sends her to the tenth Mothman Festival. Katherine meets with her former boyfriend Derek Carpenter Connor Fox and later with the rest of her friends who accidentally killed Jamie. They missed his remains on the other side of the RV. Katherine and Derek head to the Mothman Festival, where they meet a blind old man named Frank Waverly Jerry Leggio who tells them of the Mothman's legend; warning them that he will strike again. Later that night at the bar, Richard T. Leshner , almost commits suicide over Jamie's death, but changes his mind just as he is about to shoot himself.