The area of Point Pleasant and the surrounding areas are haunted by the mothman which warned people travelling over the old Silver Bridge.|
Submitted by Brian
Categories: mothman, bridge, man
My wife and I along with two other couples were on our way to Myrtle Beach South Carolina when our van started to overheat near Point Pleasant, WV. We drove over the bridge and made it into town. Point Pleasant is a small town, and like most small towns we were told it could not be looked at till Monday Morning. It was Saturday afternoon, and we were exhausted. We registered at the Lowe Hotel, a quaint place situated near the Ohio River. After settling in we headed on foot to find a restaurant, we didn't have to go far. It was a small place owned by a man named Mark. Mark had lived there since 1966. He went on to explain the history of Point Pleasant. We all sat there intrigued by what he was telling us. For the record I don't believe in ghost or curses. I would find myself becoming a believer that night. We headed to a little bar not far from our hotel. I don't remember the name of the bar, but it was very ornate in a country sense, and the people were friendly.
The topic of discussion that evening was, you guessed it right, ghosts. We paid our tab and went on our way to the hotel where a woman could be seen dancing on the third floor or a man who looked back at you in the mirror, or my favorite: the steam boat captain looking for his ship. It was about 2:00 in the morning when I awoke. I felt as though I wasn't alone. I sat up, got out of bed, and looked around, nothing. I put my head on my pillow and went back to sleep. This is where the story got really interesting. I had just fallen back to sleep when I heard noise outside my door then loud knocking. My wife woke up and looked at me and without saying anything pointed to the door. I got up and slowly worked my way to the door. I was almost to the door when the knocking became louder and louder. Then I heard Edward almost screaming from the other side. He yelled out my name, so I opened the door and there stood Edward and his wife Stella. They were as white as wool and trembling. My wife turned on the light, and they came in and sat down. They began to tell us a story so unreal I had to laugh, something I would regret later.
They had both been asleep when they began to smell something. Stella woke up first then Edward. They went on to explain the smell became stronger and stronger. I asked what the smell was, and they said it smelt like blood and paint combined. (I don't know what blood smells like, but I have done some painting in my life. ) They said they both got out of bed and turned on the light when the noticed an Indian Chief in the corner; he was oozing blood from several parts of his body. He also had on a chieftain headdress and war paint. He was speaking but no words were coming from his mouth. They said he looked distressed and sad, as they stood there in silence he started to approach them. That was when they ran from the room and ran down the hall to ours. I've know Edward for thirty years, and I know he wasn't making up a story. We had double beds, and they bunked with us that night.
The next day we got up and merrily headed on our way. I wish, it didn't work out that way. We all got to sleep again when we were awoken by the TV; it went on by itself. Everyone looked at each other. We tried to write it off to some malfunction till the show went to a commercial and the announcer said we would be right back with Richard Geer in the Mothman Prophecies. I had never heard of the Mothman till that evening when Mark at the restaurant told us the history of Point Pleasant. The TV then went off, and we all slowly lay back down and went to sleep. None of us got much sleep that night. I asked Dave and Sabrina how their night went, and they said they had slept like babies. I went to the front to check out, and the man behind the desk looked at me and shook his head and asked if we had too much to drink last night because a few guest had called down to complain about loud guests in the hallway. To this day I don't know why I didn't tell him about what transpired during the night. I guess at the time I figured he had heard it before. I did inquire about the Mothman playing on TV while we were in Point Pleasant, but he again looked at me funny. He said it wasn't on last night because everyone in town always knew when it was to be televised, and it wouldn't be on for another two weeks. If you are ever near Point Pleasant looking for a place to stay, drive on to Charleston.
Submitted by Mark
Categories: mothman, indians, war, laugh, captain
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