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    11 Eerie Details About The Mothman That'll Seriously Creep You Out

    "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something!"

    On this episode of BuzzFeed Unsolved, Ryan and Shane investigate the legend of the Mothman. Here are 11 truly wild details regarding the mythical Mothman.

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    1. The Mothman was first mentioned in a newspaper on November 16, 1966. The headline read, "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something!"

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    2. On November 15, 1966, two couples were driving past a TNT plant when they allegedly spotted a winged human figure with large, red eyes.


    They claimed that the creature spread its wings, and flew into the air, following their car for some time, even when they reached speeds near 100 mph.

    3. It was also said that the creature made a noise similar to a "record played at a high speed or squeak of a mouse."


    4. One of the witnesses said she continued to feel Mothman's presence after the encounter. She also claimed to develop the ability to have premonitions and psychic visions.


    5. After the encounter, another witness claimed to hear disembodied noises and see items moving by themselves, which she attributed to a poltergeist.

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    6. Other unexplained phenomena occurred around the time of the sighting, leading some to believe Mothman isn't just a cryptid, but perhaps he's an alien or interdimensional being of some sort.


    7. In 1966 and 1967, numerous sightings followed, revealing different details about Mothman, such as that his eyes reflected flashlights and glowed, or that he'd sometimes attack vehicles.

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    8. On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge in Ohio collapsed, killing 46 people. Some residents claimed to have had prophetic dreams and messages from the Mothman leading up to the collapse.

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    9. In November 2016, WCHS news reported on pictures from a man who claimed to have taken pictures of the Mothman.

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    10. The man said he was driving along West Virginia Route 2 in Point Pleasant when he saw something jumping from tree to tree.

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    The man pulled off the road to take pictures.

    11. Most recently, an outbreak of 20+ supposed sightings occurred in Chicago between April and July of 2017.


    Maybe the Mothman is still lurking in the darkness, or perhaps he just stops in to visit us from time to time before returning to wherever he's from. Whatever the case, the existence of the Mothman remains unsolved.

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