Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Mothman Prophecies 2: Wrong Turn

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.

12 comments:

Chris said...

dude that's three girls.

Mike Jaynes said...

Yeah, but only the two on the left went through the haunted house the same time I did.

Sorry for the confusion!

josephine terese said...

holler for getting lost in scary scary parts. good times. too bad you didn't get stolen and eaten by some scary dudes and/or ladies.
maybe next time.

cornbread hell said...

mothilicious!

Katie said...

i think its funny that they assumed it was a moth man. what if it was a butterfly man? anyway, glad you went!

Brian said...

first of all..katie . . . it was amoth because it made that bridge fall and we all now the bridge was made of cloth and moths eats holes in that stuff, not butter flies geez!

second of all..mike . . .i dont think micah would appreciate you using movies he thinks rules as witty titles for your blogs.

and third of all everyone knows that west virginia doesnt exist so can you please tell us what you really did this weekend .LIAR!

Brian said...

oh and im pretty sure it wasnt just one moth, the way i heard the story was that there was a plethora of moth, one could even assume it be a SWARM!!!

andrew are you reading this?

aaron said...

i'm with joe there, you totally should have tried harder to get stolen and eaten. preferably my ladies. you know what im saying?

Miss Black Eyeliner said...

yea I would have rather encountered the mothman than hillbilly cannibals...glad you had fun.

Mike Jaynes said...

Okay, Brian, you got me- I actually spent all weekend LARPing. My private shame.

And trust me guys, if the townspeople of Point Pleasant were any indication, I didn't want to get kidnapped by any hillbillies, ladies or not.

Kacey said...

It would be sad to grow up in a town that can only claim a mythical mothman for a reason to have a festival.
We had rice farms in my hometown, thus, the rice festival (with carnival rides!) and rice festival queens. I did not try out for rice festival queen, however my sister did.

seanlb said...

way to go dude!