The Mothman was first sighted in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, from November 12, 1966, to December 1967. It was said to have chased a couples' car, flying at speeds exceeding 100 mph. It was seen and heard several other times during the next months, and was described similarly each time. Sightings continued until the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge in the area. After that, the Mothman mysteriously disappeared. The Mothman has been sighted many times since then in other places around the globe, always before a disaster strikes.
There are a few theories on what Mothman really is. Some suggest that it is a paranormal creature, such as an alien or demon. Others say it is simply a misidentified or unknown species of bird.
The Mothman was named by a newspaper reporter after a villain from the current Batman TV show; possibly Killer Moth.