Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 23rd, 2011
On March 20, 2011, I went out to the TNT area, creeping around near the ruins of a power plant, at dusk. It quickly turned dark, and this is what one experiences when looking into the area (all fenced off nowadays) where Mothman was first seen on November 15, 1966.
I was in town primarily to tape a segment on Mothman with “William Shatner’s Weird or What?”
Visiting with Point Pleasant folks, including other people there for the program, was the big treat. Over the next few days, I’ll share a short photo journal of my time there.
First let’s visit the Mothman Museum, which is located in downtown Point Pleasant, West Virginia, at 411 Main Street. It is four doors down Main Street from the entrance to the Lowe Hotel (where I stayed).
Ken Gerhard (right) and Loren Coleman holding a demonstration at the Mothman Museum.
By a strange coincidence, the floor pattern at the Mothman Museum reminded me of the front entrance rug’s floor pattern at my International Cryptozoology Museum. LOL. I enjoyed seeing this museum and got some ideas for enhancements at mine (like the entrance chain!).
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.