Search For The Mothman – Documentary!

“Search For The Mothman” is a documentary that explores the unusual disturbances, odd sightings, bizarre occurrences, and strange eyewitness reports connected to a creature known as the “Mothman” (first sighted in the Point Pleasant, West Virginia area in the sixties). Strangely, the sightings and disturbances seemed to reach a peak with several area residents sharing the same nightmare of a river disaster.

On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge – spanning the Ohio River between Point Pleasant and Gallipolis, Ohio – collapsed into the frigid water (sending 46 people to their deaths). Many of those who lost their lives had reported seeing the Mothman. Perhaps most disturbing, there were no reported sightings after the bridge accident.

No one knows for sure exactly what or who the Mothman was, or what it may have wanted with the people of Point Pleasant. But many people have offered theories. Was it connected in any way to the numerous UFO sightings in the area at the same time? Does the speculation about a local warlock bringing the creature into being hold any weight? Perhaps the theory of the old munitions area nearby affecting area wildlife in strange ways is valid.

Or maybe the Mothman was a top secret, black operation, government-engineered creation gone horribly wrong (or horribly right). Numerous eyewitness encounters with spooky “men in black” around the time of the Mothman sightings add a great deal of weight to this theory. The eyewitnesses were harassed/threatened by these eery/unknown men, and told to “keep quiet” about the Mothman. Those who were harassed had firsthand encounters with the Mothman, and were reporting what they had seen to the press.

Some scientists simply dismissed the sightings as large Sandhill Cranes or owls. Those who experienced the terror, however, insist that what they saw was no bird. And what’s particularly noteworthy is that all of them saw the same thing – a large, winged creature with penetrating red eyes.

The documentary features interviews with eyewitnesses, local journalists, residents, and remaining members of the police departments who investigated the incidents in Point Pleasant. Author John Keel will also appear, offering his insights into the legend and the area. Newsreel footage from the locations (including news stories from the Silver Bridge collapse) are utilized within the documentary along with clips from the Hollywood feature film “The Mothman Prophecies”.

Mothman reports from around the globe will be reviewed and investigated – such as sightings at notorious historical incidents like the 1986 Chernobyl accident and the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Over 50 sightings have been reported over the last five years alone.

Who or what was the Mothman? Is it still around? Why did it choose Point Pleasant? What connection did it have to the Silver Bridge incident? Is there a connection to what happened in Chernoby and Mexico City? Will it return? Where will it go next?

About Andrew

Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).