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Geek Trivia: Stranger than fiction

What strange creation is said to have haunted Point Pleasant, WV, in 1967?


We asked you to identify the strange creature that appeared to more than 100 people near Point Pleasant, WV, between 1966 and 1967. The apparition was described as seven feet tall with no head but large, glowing eyes near its shoulders. In place of arms, the critter had long wings that it could use to fly almost silently. Locals dubbed the beast Mothman. A host of strange and tragic events coincided with the Mothman sightings, many of which were documented in John Keel’s 1975 novel The Mothman Prophecies. Keel’s novel is the basis for an upcoming movie of the same name starring Richard Gere.

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