From November 1966 to December 1967, the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, was plagued by sightings of UFOs, the Men in Black, and of course, the Mohtman.
Anyone who has looked into the Mothman mystery at all will know that lots of people think it has something to do with the Silver Bridge collapse on the Ohio River. Before we get to the Mothman and MIB side of things, let's take a look at the official story.
It all happened on December 15, 1967. It was 5:04 p.m., and the bridge, which connected Point Pleasant with Ohio, collapsed in the middle of rush hour, while it was completely packed with cars. Forty-six people died in the collapse, and two bodies were never recovered.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said the bridge had collapsed because the number 13 eyebar had failed. But, some people think it was because of something else. And most people think that something else was Mothman.
There were some people who reported the Mothman around the bridge before it fell. Because of this, it has always been blamed for the tragedy. But, Mothman wasn't the only weird thing seen in Point Pleasant that year, and may not be to blame.
Throughout the time of the Mothman sightings, there were also many sightings of UFOs and encounters with the infamous Men in Black in and around Point Pleasant. Some people, including Linda Scarberry, one of the first Mothman witnesses, think the that MIB are actually to blame for the Silver Bridge disaster. My personal opinion is the same - I don't think it was Mothman that caused the Silver Bridge collapse. It might have been, however, trying to warn people of what was going to happen.
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More on Mothman, MIB, UFOs, and the Silver Bridge collapse can be found in my book Cryptid U.S.: Tales of Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and More From Across America.
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