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  • Mothman Historian

    The Mothman Festival 2016 was the first Mothman Festival I was able to attend. My sister, her boyfriend and I left for the hotel on Friday September 16th. The closest hotel available was in Ohio, roughly thirty minutes away from Point Pleasant. The rest of the hotels were booked as the crowd of festival-goers descended on the area.

    My sister and her boyfriend have somewhat became my paranormal group at this point. They are the same ones that took me to The Mothman Museum in April and to the Moundsville prison in June. The interesting thing about our little three person team is that we were all born on the thirteenth. I was born on Wednesday August 13th, My sister was born on July 13th and her boyfriend was also born on August 13th of a diff…


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    On September 2nd 2016, my mother, my father and I visited Flatwoods, West Virginia. The place in which a group of people are said to have sighted the now legendary Flatwoods monster on September 12th 1952.

    It happened when two brothers, Edward May (Age 13), Fred May (Age 12) and their friend Tommy Hyer (Age 10) witnessed a bright object cross the sky. The object appeared to come to rest on land belonging to local farmer G. Bailey Fisher. Upon witnessing the object, the boys went to the home of the May brothers and told their mother, Kathleen May.

    From there, Mrs. May was accompanied by the three boys, West Virginia National Guardsman Eugene Lemon (Age 17), and local children including Neil Nunley (Age 14) and Ronnie Shaver (Age 10). They tra…


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    There was a black helicopter hovering near my house recently. It was probably the lowest I've ever seen a helicopter, it looked like it was going to land on the house or something, but instead it flew off. The neighborhood people nearby walked out on their porches and gazed on at the spectacle. It wasn't an ordinary occurrence, especially out here.

    I'm sure the helicopter was just doing some kind of drill or practice. Tons of people see helicopters circling there houses and it just turns out to be kind of ordinary training that they are doing or whatever. Still, in the back of my mind, I did think about the possibility of it being The Men In Black from UFO folklore. Its obviously a ridiculous thought that comes from reading too many Mothman…


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    If Mothman were actually real, he would have a very unique biology. Based on the details of the witnesses sightings, he would be the size of a 6 or 7ft man yet he have a 10ft wingspan that can somehow carry him. He would have no tail to direct flight yet be able to travel over 100mph. He would have no head, no arms and large glowing or at least reflective red eyes. He would truly be a strange and remarkable being.

    I'm a skeptic but I enjoy the Mothman, UFOs and West Virginia Folklore. I like reading these strange sightings. I like the visuals and the themes in these stories, I find them entertaining, thought provoking and interesting but I don't believe them to be true. I don't find that to be the point.


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    I started The Mothman Wiki on February 10th 2016 after having the idea come to me in a dream. I considered it a good idea, no one else had an entire wiki just devoted to The Mothman and I wanted to share everything I'd learned about the creature through my research of various books and documentaries on the subject.

    When I made the wiki, the first sentence I wrote was "The Mothman is an important part of West Virginia Art and Folklore". I wrote this in a way to justify why I was creating the wiki, It was there to tell anyone who stumbled across the page that I wasn't someone who believed in The Mothman's existence but instead someone who appreciates the legend and the stories. When I chose to call myself a "Mothman Historian" it was for a si…


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  • Mothman Historian

    Submitted for your approval, A seven foot tall winged humanoid with piercing red eyes that has made its way into the sight and the minds of the citizens of Point Pleasant. In the fall of 1966, the creature known as the Mothman took flight and spread its Wings Over West Virginia.

    John Keel was a Fortean. A Fortean is a person who is inspired and influenced by American writer and researcher into anomalous phenomena, Charles Fort. I'm not so sure that I'd be considered a Fortean. I've only read of Charles Fort second hand. If anything I'm a Keelean or Keelist, a disciple of John Keel. I've been greatly inspired by his work ever since I stumbled across a ton of Mothman books in the school library.

    Charles Fort once said "One measures a circle, b…

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    Since high-school I've been studying The legend and mythology of The Mothman. I personally don't believe that The Mothman actually exists because I am a skeptically minded person and I cannot except sightings and anecdotal evidence as fact, only folklore. Mothman is an un-falsifiable hypothesis meaning that it cannot be proven nor dis-proven. As far as I know its not even really biologically possible but yet it still interests me.

    In my mind, there is no "Supernatural" because everything that exists in the universe is natural and If it was not natural then it would not exist. However, not all things that exist are considered ordinary or normal so therefore they are "Paranormal". I think that if Mothman existed he would be paranormal. Normal…

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    I first found out about MothMan in late Middle School while taking the semester performance test known as 'The West Test' which no longer even exists. They got rid of it in favor of another similar test done on computers with a different name. One of the English questions involved reading an article about The Scarberry and Mallette MothMan sighting and then answering questions. It even featured a photo of Bob Roach's MothMan Statue.

    Growing up in West Virginia as a fan of Horror Movies and monsters, I was amazed that something like this had been said to have happened in my state. I was excited that we had our own mascot, our own monster and that the design was so cool. There is something to be said about flying creatures, a certain primal f…

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    West Virginia's Mothman is said to be a humanoid creature with glowing red eyes, he is Typically 7ft tall with 10 to 15ft wingspan and able to travel 100mph. The question I want to know Is.. Is this biologically possible?

    So First of all, Does Mothman have feathers? Sometimes hes described with them and bird wings don't really seem to make sense without them. As we are currently, humans cannot grow feathers. We do not have the right genetic structure for it. 

    Keratin is a compound made with proteins and it is what hair, finger nails and bird feathers are made out of. Since we are warm blooded mammals like birds are, and we develop Keratin in our system, yes it could be possible for humans to grow feathers, although that is incredibly unlikel…

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    On April 3rd 2016, I was finally able to journey to the sacred hollowed grounds of the legendary Point Pleasant. The place where History merges with Mystery. My Sister, her boyfriend and I traveled to see The Mothman Museum.


    When spent about two hours in there, looking through the small Museum, reading tons of stuff. I basically recorded the entire building with my camera while I was there. There were three rows of news paper clippings to read, props and stuff from the Mothman Prophecies movie.

    There were two Mothman costumes serving as statues. There were long posters with information on them on things like "Who is Mary Hyre?" or "Who is John Keel?".

    There were books and magazines in cases, Articles, letters, writing from witnesses, Rough dr…



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    My friend Brandon once told me a story about his encounter with the MothMan, which he claimed to be completely true. I took interest in it and wrote it down immediately, asking him questions and quoting him directly. This is my secondhand account of what he saw:

    Brandon lived in West Virginia. One night in 2008, there was a power outrage in his small community. He was getting hot in his house with no air conditioning, but it was raining, so he decided to go outside into the dark to cool off. While standing on his porch he saw the glow of two red eyes staring at him on the bottom a nearby hill. The wooded hill was just beyond the town's creek that separated the woods from his small backyard.

    He grabbed an axe that was laying on his porch and …

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