The mothman was a flying humanoid cryptid reportedly spotted throughout the 1960s in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, up until the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River collapsed.


The mothman is described as a headless, humanoid creature standing nearly eight feet in height. Its skin is black, gray, or brown, and it possesses a wingspan of ten feet or more. It has two reflective red eyes set in its chest, and it moves with an odd waddling shuffle.

Possible Explanations

Hypotheses include:

  • Unknown species of flying humanoid
  • Misidentification of cranes or owls


Evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony


  • The mothman is capable of flying at incredible speeds while holding its wings perfectly stiff and not flapping.