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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — At the heart of the Mothman Festival, taking place in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, this weekend, is the story of the appearance of a strange creature that was reportedly seen in Mason County by multiple witnesses in the mid-1960s.

Some thought the creature was paranormal in nature, while others attributed the sightings of it to mass hysteria and the foibles of the human imagination. Some even said the apparition was nothing more than a rogue, giant bird such as a sandhill crane.

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