"It was standing on the lawn beside the porch" she told reporters. "It was tall, with big red eyes that popped out of its face. My husband is six feet one and this 'bird' looked about the same height, or a little shorter, maybe" she continued.
"It had a funny little face. I didn't see any beak. All I saw were those big red poppy eyes. I screamed and ran back into the house. My brother-in-law went out to look, but it was gone".
Sources: Strange Creatures From Time And Space by John Keel (1970) (Page 217) (Chapter 18) The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel (1975) (Page 89) (Chapter 6)