So, tonight I went with some of the older grad students down to Point Pleasant, West Virginia (about 40 minutes from Athens) for the Mothman Festival that takes place there every year. It was hilariously bad and cheesy. If you don't know, there was this moth-like man-sized creature with glowing red eyes reported as spotted outside of Point Pleasant in the 60's. Then a bridge collapsed after he was seen and some people died. Well, the town was very podunk but... pleasant, for lack of a better word. We ate at this diner - first good meal of non-cafeteria food in awhile. Smoked sausage and saurkraut, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw, blackberry cobbler. Anyway, I think we were there too late to hear the guest speakers and we only caught a little bit of the music, but we went through a haunted house that was fun. The two girls (pictured below) I was with when I went through were scared, screaming and such.
Then we made the mistake of trying to drive out to the area where the sighting happened. Down some West Virginia backroads. We were lost for like an hour and ended up 15 miles north of where we crossed the Ohio River, in the other direction. I thought we were going to get gang-raped by some mutant cannibal hillbillies. And now, pictures!
Chelsea, Julie and Amanda standing in front of the Mothman sculpture that stands in downtown.
The Ohio river is purty.
Another random sculpture of an Indian chief, in front of this sweet mural on the back of a seawall kind of deal. There was some big battle between colonists and Indians right hurr.