Mothman is one of the most bizarre creatures to show up in West Virginias news. It is a creature who is said to be humanoid with glowing eyes and bat-like wings. This creature/entity was first reported near bridges in the Point Pleasant area and is even associated with the famous collapse of the silver bridge in 1967. More recently, however, sightings have been reported in Illinois and a few in Ohio as well.
The Point Pleasant Register is a local paper which first reported the series of sightings in the area with an article titled, "Couples See Man-Sized Bird.....Creature.....Something".
Mothman is often correlated with supernatural events, a theory popularized by the book The Mothman Prophecies published in 1975 by John Keel.