Mothman Festival ‘06

Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 13th, 2006


Annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant – September 16-17, 2006

Point Pleasant — Organizers plan to add some new activities at the Fifth Annual Mothman Festival in downtown Point Pleasant next weekend.

Mothman Museum

Above: Mothman Museum director Jeff Wamsley holds his most recent book, Mothman: Behind the Red Eyes. With him is museum co-worker Todd Wiseman, an Ohio University film student making a documentary about Mothman.

Among the new events are a Mothman weight and power lifting contest, organizers said. In addition, visitors can expect events held during past festivals, including haunted hay rides. The festival begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Gunn Park, where the Mothman statue stands, and concludes Sunday.

Below: Artist John Frick of Cumberland, Maryland, stands under his creation, a Mothman replica that hangs from the ceiling of the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Mothman Museum

Organizers say they’ve lined up Mothman comic book creator Chad Lambert, writer and paranormal investigator Robin Bellamy and former Herald Dispatch field reporter Ralph Turner, who worked for the paper in 1966. Speeches are held at the Point Pleasant Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

The Mothman Band also is on tap for its fifth appearance. The band is scheduled to play from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday near the Mothman statue.

Who will be this year’s last minute “Mystery Guest”? There always seems to be one.

Breaking News Update – John A. Keel will not be at the yearly celebration again this year in West Virginia. People plan to have a great time, nevertheless.


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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “Mothman Festival ‘06”

  1. Sky King responds:

    That’s quite a large-format book Walmsley’s holding!

  2. iftheshoefits responds:

    God bless John A. Keel,I read his contributions to Fate Magazine for years.It sounds like a good festival with fun for all.

  3. constantskeptic responds:

    very good post, looks like I might have to make the trip to the festival next year

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