- A legendary creature of West Virginia described once as “Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something”
- A legendary creature of West Virginia described once as "Couples See Man-Sized Bird ... Creature ... Something"
On the evening of 12 November, 1966, a group of five men were digging a grave in a cemetery on the outskirts of Clendenin, West Virginia. The deceased was the brother-in-law of one of the gravediggers, Kenneth Duncan. Suddenly, they spotted a creature they later described as a flying, brown humanoid rise up from the nearby trees and fly straight over their heads. They watched the thing fly about for a minute until it disappeared from view. This is widely considered the first canonical sighting of the creature that the media would later give the name Mothman.