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This podcast isn't so much about hidden history as it is about aww forgotten event and that's the case. Today's podcast the moth man. The town of point pleasant is located in West. Virginia is a county seat for Mason County County population of about forty five hundred. The town isn't without its history though. Mark Twain grandparents called quite pleasant home as did kid kid pros who in nineteen forty came up with the design for the cheat and one of the last confederate generals John Closely and made his final Home there and died a Grimm's landing in nineteen twenty seven when you enter downtown point pleasant. You can't miss that twelve foot statue. The moth map the first off man side was by five men digging graves the cemetery and Clendenin West Virginia. Not far from point. Pleasant wasn't the date was November. Sixteenth nineteen sixty six. The next sighting of what was described as a man with giant wings of blood. Red Eyes was reported reported to the sheriff by two couples. Roger and Linda scarberry and Stephen Mary Mallett who said it followed their car that November number. The point pleasant register printed an article titled Couple Seaman Size Bird Creature or something. The national press picked up on the story and spread it across the United States of their sightings flooded into the sheriff's office including from to volunteer firemen with the sightings. Came Trad Pity after nearly a year of reported sightings and point pleasant on December Fifteenth Nineteen Sixty Seven. The silver bridge collapsed killing forty six residents in Russia. A Moscow sighting of the moth man was attributed to the nineteen ninety nine bombing of a large apartment complex. In point pleasant alone there for over two hundred reported sightings was similar descriptions. The moth man was also cited in the United Kingdom Germany France and Ireland. The interesting in fact is that all the sightings have nearly the same description unfortunately the sightings are often related to tragedy and from this emerged. John John Keells book the Moth Man Prophecies followed by the movie in Two Thousand Two starring Richard Gere titled The Mothman Prophecies But like like bigfoot flying saucers aliens the moth man despite many reported sightings from half a dozen countries and upstanding citizens with no ambition ambition for fame or financial gain or dismissed by skeptics while the original side of the Mothman comes from a region known as the Ohio Valley and are often written off as imagination poorer under educated a religiously superstitiously influenced individuals many of the sightings in Chicago. Oh the UK. Germany France Russia in Ireland can't be so easily dismissed.