Feb 10, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday


The Legend of the Mothman centers around events that culminated in a horrific catastrophe at Point Pleasant West Virginia. During the late Autumn evening of December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed, spilling dozens of vehicles into the Ohio River, resulting in the deaths of forty-six people.

Many believe that the mysterious creature known as the Mothman was involved either directly or indirectly with that disaster. For thirteen months before the bridge collapse, there were several sightings of a man sized bird-like creature in the region of Point Pleasant. After the fateful night of the collapse, the sightings of the Mothman trickled to a complete halt a couple of months later.

Throughout world history there have been reports of mythical creatures and mysterious beings that share our planet. Most reports have never been supplied with ample proof nor have they been dismissed due to lack of proof and the same goes for the Mothman.

In 2002, a movie was made about this legend, starring Richard Gere.  All in all, it's sometimes fun the entertain the thought..."What if...?"


inannasstar said...

We've got our own "Mothman" here in Jersey....The Jersey Devil.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've heard of "Mothman" but didn't know what it referred to until now -- thanks!

Tery said...

I grabbed your badge and displayed it on my blog!! Love your background!

Rue said...

I saw that movie - Will Patton is a fave. Sad story that there were lives lost. Interesting idea that strange sightings precedes disasters though.