They called it “Mothman.”
Eyewitness accounts, ultimately from over one hundred people, from November 1966 until December 1967, described a winged creature that stood taller and broader than a man, walked on humanlike legs, took off straight up like a helicopter, chased cars, and emitted humming and squeaking sounds. The red glowing eyes, set into the shoulders, seem to have been more terrifying than either the size of the creature or ten-foot-plus span of its wings.
The incidents began on November 15, 1966. At 11:30 p.m., a classic 1957 Chevrolet slowly drove around a deserted World War II ammunition dump, known locally as the “TNT” area, six miles north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.