Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Mothman and the Collapse of the Silver Bridge
And, in a third new article I address the issue of Mothman and the collapse of Point Pleasant, West Virginia's Silver Bridge in December 1967.
Here's how the story begins...
In less than two months we’ll see an anniversary of tragic proportions. It was on the evening of December 15, 1967 that Point Pleasant, West Virginia’s Silver Bridge plunged into the churning waters of the Ohio River. Forty-six people lost their lives when their vehicles plummeted into the water. Forty-four bodies were recovered; two were never found. It was a terrible disaster for the close-knit community of the small city. And, of course – as anyone who knows their paranormal history will be aware – this was the same time-frame and location where the legendary Mothman was seen. It’s not surprising that many have suggested a connection between the collapse of the Silver Bridge and the presence of Mothman.
The reason why I am mentioning this right now, is that I’m sure as the 50th anniversary of the disaster looms larger and larger, just about everyone and his brother will be addressing the matter. So, I thought I would jump in a little bit early, and share my thoughts on this matter. But, first, a bit of background information on the lead-up to the Silver Bridge affair. It was in late 1966 that sightings of Mothman began to be reported around Point Pleasant. The mysterious and sinister thing became infamous for its fiery red eyes and its large, powerful wings. No wonder it was given the name with which it is, today, still recognized by, a half a century after things began.