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The Mothman Festival Is Returning to Point Pleasant, West Virginia


After a year off for the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mothman Festival is hopefully back on again. 

The festival, which centers around the legendary Mothman, will take place in late September (as long as Covid-19 stays at bay) in a place where the creature was most prominently spotted – Point Pleasant, West Virginia. 

The creature’s rise from frightening flying monster to tourism draw includes everything from Point Pleasant’s Silver Bridge disaster to a Richard Gere movie.  For years, it was a local legend that people told to each other, but it wasn’t something known throughout the country. But town leaders decided in 2002 that they needed a festival to celebrate their mythical visitor.

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