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This is a chronological listing of documented sightings and events with names, locations and dates. This page is useful for keeping track of content on The Mothman Wiki.

Sightings are bullet pointed, events are in brackets and Mothman sightings are in bold.

<1966 Hindsight:

Sightings and events that occurred before the original Mothman reports in 1966.

[ The Number 13 ]

The Devil's Tea Tables In West Virginia ]

[ Grave Creek Mound ]

[ Criel Mound ]

[ Cryptozoology ]

[ Chief Cornstalk, born in 1720 ]

[ Fort Randolph, built in 1776 ]

[ The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, opened 1864 ]

[ Charles Fort, born August 6th 1874 ]

[ The West Virginia State Penitentiary, opened 1876 ]

[ The Historic Lowe Hotel In Point Pleasant WV, Built In 1901 ]

[ Ivan Terence Sanderson, born January 30, 1911 ]

Mary Hyre, born 1916 ]

[ Gray Barker, born May 2, 1925 ]

[ Frank Frazetta, born February 9, 1928 ]

[ John Keel, born March 25, 1930 ]

[ The TNT Area, opened in 1942 ]

[ Joe Nickell, born December 1, 1944 ]

[ Jerome Clark, born November 27, 1946 ]

[ Loren Coleman, born July 12, 1947 ]

[ FATE Magazine, started in 1948 ]

[ Jeff Wamsley, born 1961 ]

1966 - 1967 Point Pleasant WV:

Starting roughly in 1966, people in the state of West Virginia and other surrounding areas reported seeing a flying winged humanoid creature with red eyes that the newspapers dubbed "Mothman". Most of the reports came from the town of Point Pleasant, the big story that caught media attention and started the legend was the Scarberry and Mallette sighting that took place on November 15th 1966. Most of the other previous sightings were reported after this event. The Influx of reports was ended by the collapse of The Silver Bridge on December 15th 1967. It was thirteen month period of strangeness.

[ Village Pizza (Formerly Tiny's Diner) ]

[ Roger Scarberry's 1957 Chevy ]

[ Unidentified Flying Objects Seen In West Virginia 1966 ]

[ The Woodrow Derenberger Interview, November 3rd 1966 ]

[ "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something" Newspaper, released November 16th 1966 ]

[ "Winged, Red-Eyed 'Thing' Chases Point Couples Across Countryside" Newspaper, released Nov 16th 1966 ]

[ Original Mothman Police Reports, Written November 15th - 18th 1966 ]

[ "Four Pt. Pleasant Car Occupants See 'Bird-Like Creature'" Newspaper, released November 17th 1966 ]

[ "Owl? Goose? Prank: Or Take Your Choice" Newspaper, released November 17th 1966 ]

[ "Mason Countians Hunt 'Moth Man'" Newspaper, released November 17th 1966 ]

[ "City Getting 'The Bird,' Want It Or Not" Newspaper, released November 17th 1966 ]

[ "Monster No Joke For Those Who Saw It" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Couples Say They Saw 6-Ft. 100-mph ‘Bird'" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Mason County has 'Flying' Mystery" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "'Flying Man' Seen Here, Man Claims" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Eight People Say They Saw 'Creature'" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "'Birdman' Could Be FHS Balloon" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Could the 'Moth Man' Be Balloon?" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Red Eyed 'Winged Monster' Sighted in W. Virginia" Newspaper, released November 18th 1966 ]

[ "Wild Story Produced in Wildlife Preserve" Newspaper, released November 1966 ]

[ "Night Rider In Sky Afraid of Lights" Newspaper, released November 1966 ]

[ "Four More Claim Seeing Big Red-Eyed Bird" Newspaper, released November 1966 ]

[ "That Mothman: Would You Believe A Sandhill Crane?" Newspaper, released November 19th 1966 ]

[ Our ‘Bird’ Has Law On Its Side" Newspaper released November 19th 1966 ]

[ "Mason Bird Monster Presumed Gone Now" Newspaper, released November 22nd 1966 ]

[ "Oh, That 'Bird!' It Was Seen Again" Newspaper, released  November 25th 1966 ]

[ "Haunting Creature Seen Twice" Newspaper, released November 1966 ]

[ "Strange plane turns out to be 'bird'" Newspaper, December 5th 1966 ]

[ "Giant Owl Killed On Area Farm" Newspaper, December 22nd 1966 ]

[ "Not Mason Mothman, Is It An Owl?" Newspaper, December 22nd 1966 ]

[ "Mystery Bird Seen Flying Over Avenue" Newspaper, January 1967 ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre January 22nd 1967 ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre January 29th 1967 ]

[ March 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre March 5th 1967 ]

[ "Point Pleasant Area Sightings Continue" Newspaper, March 20th 1967 ]

[ April 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre April 2nd 1967 ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre April 9th 1967 ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre April 30th 1967 ]

[ May 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ 25 Years At The Messenger Brought Laughs, Tears by Mary Hyre. May 8th 1967 ]

[ June 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ July 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ August - December 1967 Mary Hyre's Letters To John Keel ]

[ Where The Waters Mingle by Mary Hyre November 16th 1967 ]

[ The Silver Bridge Collapse, December 15th 1967 ]

[ Known Animal Explanations for Mothman]

[ John Keel's Point Pleasant Notebook ]

[ The Wednesday Phenomenon ]

1968 - 1974:

After the events in Point Pleasant and press reports but before John Keel released his Mothman Prophecies book.

[ Harris Steakhouse AKA The Mothman Diner, 1969 ]

[ "Point Correspondent Mary Hyre Dies at 54" Newspaper, February 17th 1970 ]

1975 - 2001:

Sightings and events taking place after the release of John Keel's Mothman Prophecies book but before the movie adaptation and more mainstream popularity.

[ The Mothman Prophecies by John Keel, released 1975 ]

[ "Mason 'Mothman Prophecies' Author Keel Deicates Book to the Late Mary Hyre" Newspaper, March 30th 1975 ]

[ WV Farm Museum, started in 1976 ]

[ David Letterman Interviews John Keel, July 28th 1980 ]

[ John Keel's March 1991 FATE Article ]

[ The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, closed 1994 ]

[ The West Virginia State Penitentiary, closed 1995 ]

[ Men In Black Movie, Released 1997 ]

[ The X-Files: "Detour" episode, aired November 23rd 1997 ]

[ The Mothmanlives Website, 2000 ]

[ Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend by Jeff Wamsley and Donnie Sergent Jr., released December 15th 2001 ]

[ Men in Black: The Animated Series, 2001 ]

[ Point Pleasant Interview With Actor Will Patton, 2001 ]

2002> Publicity:

After Mothman achieved mainstream influence.

[ "Reporter's night went by without Mothman sighting" Newspaper, released January 1st 2002 ]

[ Mothman and other curious encounters by Loren Coleman, released January 1st 2002 ]

[ The Mothman Prophecies Movie, released January 25th 2002 ]

[ The "Search For The Mothman" Documentary, released January 2002 ]

[ "Memories of Mothman" Newspaper, released February 14th 2002 ]

[ Mothman on Unsolved Mysteries TV show, aired July 29th 2002 ]

[ Mothman Festival, started 2002 ]

[ 1st Annual Mothman Festival, November 16th 2002 ]

[ MIB2 Movie, Released 2002 ]

[ Bob Roach's MothMan Statue, 2003 ]

[ False Mothman Photos - 2003 and 2008 ]

[ The River Museum, May 1st 2003 ]

[ 2nd Annual Mothman Festival, September 13th 2003 ]

[ Mothman Death List, August 2004 ]

[ 3rd Annual Mothman Festival, September 18th and 19th 2004 ]

[ The Mothman Museum, opened 2005 ]

[ Mothman...Behind The Red Eyes by Jeff Wamsley, released on April 1st 2005 ]

[ 4th Annual Mothman Festival, September 16th and 17th 2005 ]

[ 5th Annual Mothman Festival, September 16th and 17th 2006 ]

[ 'John Keel On Mothman' September 2007 FATE Article ]

[ 6th Annual Mothman Festival, September 15th and 16th 2007 ]

[ "'Mothman' still a frighteningly big draw for tourists" Newspaper, released January 19th 2008 ]

[ Return to Point Pleasant Comic Book, released September 1st 2008 ]

[ 7th Annual Mothman Festival, September 20th and 21st 2008 ]

[ 8th Annual Mothman Festival, September 19th and 20th 2009 ]

[ MonsterQuest's Mothman Episode, aired February 10th 2010 ]

[ Mothman 2010 Syfy Movie, April 24th 2010 ]

[ 9th Annual Mothman Festival, September 18th and 19th 2010 ]

[ The "Eyes of The Mothman" Documentary, released February 22nd 2011 ]

[10th Annual Mothman Festival, September 17th and 18th 2011]

[ MIB3 Movie, released 2012 ]

[ Lost Grooves Comic Book, released 2012 ]

[ 11th Annual Mothman Festival, September 15th and 16th 2012 ]

[ Mothman Toons Comic Book, released 2013 ]

[ 12th Annual Mothman Festival, September 21st and 22nd 2013 ]

[ Dale Morton's MothMan Costume, started February 2014 and finished May 2014 ]

[ Fish Fisher - The Mothman of Point Pleasant, released May 5th 2014 ]

[ Navy Poster Museum, opened September 2014 ]

[ 13th Annual Mothman Festival, September 20th and 21st 2014 ]

[ Mothman Comic Book, released 2015 ]

[ Art of Point Pleasant Comic Book, released 2015 ]

[ Iron Spell - The Night of the Mothman, released August 24th, 2015 ]

[ 14th Annual Mothman Festival, September 19th and 20th 2015 ]

[ The Mothman Wiki, started February 10th 2016 ]

[ Brian Zeller - Mothman, What You Gonna' Do Now?, video released on June 18th 2016 ]

[ 15th Annual Mothman Festival, September 17th and 18th 2016 ]

[ Brian Zeller - Silver Bridge Has Fallen Down, video released on September 27th 2016 ]

[ Mothman Painted Pillar, 2016 ]

[ The Mothman of Point Pleasant Documentary, released June 2nd 2017 ]

[ 16th Annual Mothman Festival, September 16th and 17th 2017 ]

Unknown Date:

I cannot find the date of these sightings and events

[ Rosemary Ellen Guiley, born ? ]

[ John and Tim Frick, born ? ]

[ Sherri Brake, born ? ]

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