September 19, 2022

Everything We Saw at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Each year, the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, located just over the border of southeastern Ohio, celebrates its claim to fame: Mothman. In 1966 and 1967, multiple people in the Point Pleasant area reported seeing a towering humanoid resembling a bird with glowing red eyes. In the years that followed, Mothman became an unlikely mascot of the small West Virginia town and a point of fascination for the rest of the world.

On Sept. 17 and 18, the annual Mothman Festival took over the streets of downtown Point Pleasant, welcoming merchants, food vendors, experts on urban legends and visitors dressed up as their favorite cryptid.

Keep scrolling to check out what we saw during the 2022 Mothman Festival.
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Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022
Photo: Ashley Moor
Point Pleasant Mothman Festival, Sept. 17 & 18, 2022