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Old 02-11-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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I just saw the movie The Mothman Prophecies and wonder if there is any truth behind that movie.

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Old 02-11-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Doddridge County
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Is it true? I don't know. If you get a chance, go to point pleasant. It's a beautiful area. There is a museum. The bridge really freaks me out. Everytime I drive over it, I have to catch my breath.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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It is absolutely 100% true. The Silver Bridge did indeed collapse just before Christmas in 1967. In the 40 years since, Mothman has occasionally ventured away from the Ohio River, with confirmed sightings in Frost, Mobley, and Lost River, to name a few.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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It is absolutely 100% true. The Silver Bridge did indeed collapse just before Christmas in 1967. In the 40 years since, Mothman has occasionally ventured away from the Ohio River, with confirmed sightings in Frost, Mobley, and Lost River, to name a few.

Compared to the movie. Does the movie reflect what happened in that town?
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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More or less... the movie's central character (the newspaper reporter) is based on a real person, who actually reported on the events, and (I think) wrote the book that the movie was based on.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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More or less... the movie's central character (the newspaper reporter) is based on a real person, who actually reported on the events, and (I think) wrote the book that the movie was based on.

I'd like to read that book. Do you have any idea what the name of it is and the authors name?
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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The author is John Keel.

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Old 02-12-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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Is it true? I don't know. If you get a chance, go to point pleasant. It's a beautiful area. There is a museum. The bridge really freaks me out. Everytime I drive over it, I have to catch my breath.
I thought the bridge fell in the water? If you are talking about the new bridge i think it is safe. My wife's aunt's BIL died in that collapse.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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I just saw the movie The Mothman Prophecies and wonder if there is any truth behind that movie.
In addition to the bridge collapse being true, there are a lot of people in Point Pleasant (and near Charleston) who would swear it is true that they saw the Mothman.

A reporter from an Ohio did write articles during the time. Here is a site with links to the actual newspaper articles in an Ohio newspaper called The Messenger.
Cion Blog » Athens- Hauntings and Legends (http://www.library.ohiou.edu/commonreader/?page_id=162 - broken link)

Also see:
Mothman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welcome to the World's Only Mothman Museum!
MOTHMAN!
West Virginia's True Ghost Stories - Mothman (http://www.wvghosts.com/stories/story-Mothman-255.php - broken link)
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I believe all of this the mothman I mean . I think there are strange things that happen without any provacation and we see what we are supposed to see . I think that you can be haunted by things like this for the rest of your life . as for me I believe .
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