The Entity Paranormal Encounters #6: The Mothman Sightings In Point Pleasant, West Virginia

10 November 2017 | Your Stories

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After the initial sighting of the Mothman by the grave diggers there were many more sightings in Point Pleasant.

While out driving near an abandoned World War Two TNT plant, two couples claimed a massive humanoid with a ten-foot wingspan and large, glowing eyes appeared in the sky, and the chased their car down the road.

That same evening a man living miles away was roused out of his home by a strange sound. In his yard he spotted two glowing eyes that belonged to no animal he was familiar with. His hunting dog took off after the creature, and the terrified man bolted back indoors. The dog was never seen again.

Local papers started to call the creature “Mothman.” Soon lights in the sky were reported over the plant, and theories began to surface that a terrifying beast may have chosen to take up the woods, tunnels and abandoned buildings of the old plant as its home.

Over the next few weeks, other people reported similar sightings. Two volunteer firemen who sighted it said it was a “large bird with red eyes”. Mason County Sheriff George Johnson commented that he believed the sightings were due to an unusually large heron he termed a “shitepoke”. Contractor Newell Partridge told Johnson that when he aimed a flashlight at a creature in a nearby field its eyes glowed “like bicycle reflectors”, and blamed buzzing noises from his television set and the disappearance of his German Shepherd dog on the creature. Wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Smith at West Virginia University told reporters that descriptions and sightings all fit the sandhill crane, a large American crane almost as high as a man with a seven-foot wingspan featuring circles of reddish coloring around the eyes, and that the bird may have wandered out of its migration route. This particular crane was unrecognized at first because it was not native to this region.

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