Clipped From Brownwood Bulletin
Mysterious Mothman Still At Large in West Virginia POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — The mysterious tnol.li- man was still at large near this normally quiet Ohio River community, community, but the excitement he caused is dying down. The excitement began Iwo weeks ago when Mr. and Mrs. Roger Scarberry and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Maliett. all of Point Pleasant, spotted a large white apparition flying at high speed, following their car. They told a deputy sheriff it looked like "a flying man with 10-foot wings." They said it was about seven feet tall with large red eyes. These reports brought curious crowds to the McClintic Wildlife Station where the incident occurred. occurred. Volunteer fire depart- | During the next three days at least eight persons reported ! various similar creatures. On Nov. 18 two volunteer firemen, j Capt. Paul Yoder and Benjamin Enochs, said they saw what definitely definitely was a very large bird ; with large red eyes. ! Dr. Robert L. Smth. asso- , ciate professor of wildlife biolo- igy at WVU, said the descrio- ; tions all fitted the sandhill < crane, the second largest Amer- j ican crane, which stands almost ias high as a man and has a wingspan of more than seven ! feet. ! He said the "red eyes" could be the large circles of bare red- I dish flesh around the crane's eys. Smjth said the bird appar- traffic moving. i normal migration route.