First sighting of the Mothman

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First sighting of the Mothman

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November 12, 1966:

On this date, five men digging a grave in a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia saw something that looked like “a brown human being” that flew from some nearby trees and glided low over their heads. This was the first sighting of the Mothman.  There is now a Mothman Museum as well as an annual Mothman Festival in September. This was also the basis for the movie "Mothman Prophecies", staring Richard Gere.

Location: Point Pleasant, W.Va.
County: Mason County




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