The museum was awesome. It was pretty small, but still had a lot of moth man-related stuff in it. There were lots of things from the movie The Mothman Prophecies, handwritten letters from some of the original witnesses, and lots of stuff about John Keel, and MIBs. There was even a poster of the Turtleman from Call of the Wildman.
|Mothman flew in to greet us at the museum....|
|A piece of driftwood that looks like a bird... odd|
|News article about the Mothman... "In Fear of the UFO-Bird"|
|Owl shot near Pt. Pleasant that was on the TV show|
"Mysteries at the Museum"
We also saw the Mothman statue, which is right beside the museum.
|The Mothman Statue in Pt. Pleasant|
If you are ever near Point Pleasant, West Virginia, be sure to check out the Mothman Museum. The annual Mothman festival is also coming up on September 20 and 21. For more on the festival click here. For more on the museum click here.
I met Jeff Wamsley, author of Mothman: The Facts Behind the Legend and Mothman: Behind the Red Eyes while at the museum.
I also saw that Joedy Cook has a new book out called Mothman Casebook. There is also an issue of Cryptid Seekers Magazine that is all about Mothman.
There is a chapter about Mothman and other avian monsters in my book Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More from Across America, which I am happy to say is almost ready to publish. I have also started another book, this time about Mothman, but I'm not gonna say more about that until later.
Be sure to watch for Mothman the next time you're in West Virginia!