Mothman: The Facts Behind the Legend

Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 10th, 2016

Coming in a couple of weeks, a new, expanded edition of Jeff Wamsley’s and Donnie Sergent’s book, “Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend.”


If you are looking for the truth, you will find it here.

You will now have the ability to carry with you a wealth of investigative information on your favorite ebook reader or mobile device for the first time while on location at the various locations mentioned within this book. From a brief glimpse into the history of the historic town of Point Pleasant, WV to the descriptions and detailed accounts of eyewitnesses and journalists of the time, it’s all here. This expanded edition contains seven more chapters than the original publication as it has been combined with the CD ROM edition of the book (No longer in print) and expanded on still yet from there with information, as well as photos. Also included here for the first time is the complete transcription of the exclusive interview author Sergent conducted with the late Mothman author John Keel, as well as his exclusive interview with actor Will Patton.

MOTHMAN: The Facts Behind the Legend (Expanded Edition) contains only factual information about the elusive Mothman creature of legend, and silver screen, appearing Point Pleasant, WV. The authors never try to sway your opinion and strictly offer information obtained in interviews and documented research. Both authors have lived in the area since childhood and, as such, gather information only local, trusted interviewers or researchers could. Author Sergent attended high school with Dani Scarberry, the daughter of original Mothman eyewitness Linda Scarberry. Linda sits down with author Sergent and discloses information never before heard or read about anywhere in the world in an exclusive interview. Information in this interview includes the Mothman, UFO, Men in Black firsthand accounts and much more.

Also included in this tome are scans of dozens of original newspaper clippings obtained directly from Linda Scarberry, as well as handwritten notes, dating back to 1966 containing time-sensitive glimpses into the UFO and Mothman phenomena in Point Pleasant, WV and surrounding areas at the time. These images are presented as full-sized scans for detail when viewed on a computer and may require zooming on your mobile device.

For the first time ever, the complete transcription of author Sergent’s interview with the late Mothman author John Keel can be read in print. Also found here is Sergent’s interview with actor Will Patton of The Mothman Prophecies.

Also included are:

The accounts of the historic battle of Point Pleasant.

The famed “TNT Area” where the Mothman was first sighted and sighted many times since.

The silver bridge disaster and the true, documented cause of it.

Letters from author John Keel from the time of the sightings.

Handwritten notes taken by Mabel McDaniel (Linda Scarberry’s Mother) at the time of the sightings. These notes have also been transcribed into printed text for easier reading.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and discussion of the professional Mothman documentary released with a special edition of the Sony Pictures movie The Mothman Prophecies.

Photos of “The Birdhouse” give you an eerie sense of what the structure was like on the inside. This structure was torn down years ago because of safety concerns. The Birdhouse was the where original eyewitness Linda Scarberry first encountered the Mothman in 1966.

Photos of Tu-Endie-Wei State Park, the sight of the Battle of Point Pleasant.

Photos of Fort Randolph inside Krodel Park.

Photos taken at the 2003 Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV showing would-be investigators as well as the unveiling of the twelve-foot-tall Mothman Statue sculpted from stainless steel by the late artist Bob Roach.

At the time of this book’s original version release, November 2001, there was a movie being made based on John Keel’s book “The Mothman Prophecies”. The movie was released in the U.S. by Sony Pictures on February 22, 2002 with great success. It includes a cast of stars such as Will Patton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney.


Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

One Response to “Mothman: The Facts Behind the Legend”

  1. Goodfoot responds:

    Now with 68 pages of stuff we edited out last time!

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