Mason County's most famous creature gets his own museum.
When 2 couples from Point Pleasant got the scare of their lives in 1966, little did they know that folks world wide would still be talking about it today. They claimed to see a 7ft. human like creature with huge wings and glowing red eyes 7 miles north of town in an abandoned bomb factory known as the TNT area.
In the following months, hundreds of people claimed to see the creature, spawning media coverage unheard of in the Mason County area. The sightings continued until the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in December of 1967, killing 46 people.
Jeff Wamsley, a local author who has written 2 successful books on the creature, has opened The Mothman Museum in downtown Point Pleasant. He has gathered an impressive collection on police reports, eyewitness accounts, photographs, press clippings, rare film footage, and a large section of movie memorabilia from the 2002 Sony Pictures release "The Mothman Prophecies". Wamsley also operates www.mothmanlives.com, a web site dedicated to the continuing investigation and research of the mothman phenomenon.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONMOTHMAN MUSEUM
Person Interviewed: Jeff Wamsley
Title: Museum Curator
Hours: 12pm to 5pm every day
Location: Mason County, West Virginia
Address: 411 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Admission: Adults $3.00, Kids 10 and under $1.00. Group rates available.
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