Mothman is a legendary moth-like creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something".

On November 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes "glowed red" when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a " large flying man with ten-foot wings following their car while they were driving in an area outside of town. Mothman is perhaps six or seven feet tall when standing. He can fold his wings and walk with a weird shuffle that many witnesses compare to a penguin. When he flies, he unfolds his wings and shoots straight up with incredible speed, then levels out to go wherever he wants to pleases.

He has never been observed flapping his wings, not even on take-off. He just holds them straight and stiff. He can fly much faster than any known Earthly bird, as measured by those victims who suffered from what seems to be Mothman's favorite activity: chasing cars. He will fly in front of them and even sometimes attempt to rip off the roof, and enter the vehicle.

It is said that the Mothman is supposedly an Angel of Death, or a Herald of Doom, for it appeared then vanished right before the collapse of the Silver Bridge, and was spotted flying before the 9/11 attack. It is believed that before these events erupted, the Mothman was glimpsed perched upon a high position. The creature was never to be seen again.

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