Wisconsin Speakers at the 2018 Mothman Festival

Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV

While there have been many recent encounters with a large winged creature near the shores of Lake Michigan, the Chicago Mothman is not the first of its kind. The mothman started terrorizing the small West Virginia community of Point Pleasant 50 years ago, when a series of bizarre sightings and other mysterious phenomena culminated in the disastrous collapse of the Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967.

Cars plummeted into the icy waters of the Ohio River and 46 lives were lost.

The people of Point Pleasant revisit the strange events of 1966-67 every year with the annual Mothman Festival, which includes guest speakers, film screenings, tours of areas where the Mothman was sighted, and more.

This year’s festival will include talks from a handful of Wisconsin’s top paranormal researchers, including Chad Lewis of Unexplained Research and Allison Jornlin of MilwaukeeGhosts.com, recipient of the 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference’s Wisconsin Researcher of the Year award.

Here’s what they’ll be talking about:

  • CHAD LEWIS & KEVIN LEE NELSON – “The Van Meter Visitor-5 Nights of Terror”
  • KIM POEPPEY – “Dogman, Bigfoot and Photographic Evidence of Portals”
  • ALLISON JORNLIN – “Chicago Mothman: Separating Fact from Fiction”

Seth Breedlove, director of the upcoming Bray Road Beast documentary, will also be there hosting a screening of his Appalachian Monsters films, including The Mothman of Point Pleasant.

Mothman Festival 2018

The 17th annual Mothman Festival is happening September 15-16, 2018.

More info here: MothmanFestival.com

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