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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2009, 01:25:10 pm »

Hoaxes
In Episode 2 of the short-lived TV series X-Testers, the researchers on the show attempted various ways to duplicate various photographs of what is said to be Mothman on bridges. The researchers concluded that a recent photo of an unidentified object on the bridge is possibly just a black garbage bag, and earlier photos are possibly just camera tricks. [10]

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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2009, 01:25:55 pm »



1976 British edition of The Mothman Prophecies.
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2009, 01:26:49 pm »

MoviesThe Mothman Prophecies (2002)




Literature (fiction)
The legend of Point Pleasant's 'Mothman' is a key theme in the science-fiction novel A Macabre Myth of a Moth-Man by English author Brad Fear. The character Moth's physical appearance is also based on the legend
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2009, 01:27:09 pm »

Television
In an episode of Paranormal State on A&E, Ryan Buell and his paranormal investigation team travel to Point Pleasant in search of the Mothman.
An episode of Sci Fi Investigates features the Mothman as its investigative target.
Unsolved Mysteries - "Mothman (Unexplained)". Aired July 22, 2002.
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2009, 01:27:33 pm »

Games
The Mothman sightings were a basis for an interdimensional alien race in the conspiracy role-playing game Dark•Matter, a campaign setting for TSR's Alternity SciFi RPG. The Mothman subsequently played a major role in the plot of the adventure supplement titled The Killing Jar, and appeared as a monster in the d20 Menace Manual, known as the "Mothfolk".
A less menacing version of the Mothman appears in Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne for Sony PlayStation 2. However, the database in the game still states that it is the same as the one sighted in West Virginia.
In Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for the Nintendo DS, Mothman is one of three hidden cryptozoology-based monsters, appearing as a furry black heart-shaped creature with wings and large eyes (generally resembling the eyewitness sketch). The same monster appears as a regular enemy in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2009, 01:27:50 pm »

Figurines/Toys/Collectibles
The Mothman vinyl line has been created by renowned artist David Horvath, co-creator of Uglydolls. He has created a line of Japanese vinyl figurines that currently numbers seven. The figurines include Eye Witness, TNT Area, Silver Bridge, Point Pleasant, Indrid Cold, Prophecy, and Chernobyl types. The figurines were produced in editions of fifty or one hundred, depending on the version. The complete set has earned a permanent place at the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant.
In March 2007, Toy Vault, Inc (London, Kentucky) officially announced a Mothman plush toy as the first product in a line of Urban Legend/Horror plush. This line, known as Nightmares, is being designed by Walt Howington.
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2009, 01:28:03 pm »

Mothman Festival
The Mothman Festival is a weekend long event held in Point Pleasant, West Virginia occurring on the 3rd weekend every September. There are a variety of events that go on during the festival such as Guest Speakers, Vendor Exhibits, and Hayride Tours focusing on the notable areas of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.[11]
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2009, 01:28:23 pm »

Books
Coleman, L. "Mothman and Other Curious Encounters". (2002). ISBN 978-1931044349 (or ISBN 1-931044-34-1)
Colvin, Andrew "The Mothman's Photographer: The Work of an Artist Touched by the Prophecies of the Infamous Mothman" (2007). ISBN 978-1419652653
Colvin, Andrew "The Mothman's Photographer II: Meetings With Remarkable Witnesses Touched by Paranormal Phenomena, UFOs, and the Prophecies of West Virginia's Infamous Mothman" (2007). ISBN 978-1419652664
Fear, Brad "A Macabre Myth of a Moth-Man" (2008) ISBN 978-1438902630
Keel, John A. "The Mothman Prophecies" (2007). ISBN 0-7653-4197-2
Keel, John A. "The Eighth Tower" (1977). ISBN 978-0451074607
Sergent, Jr., Donnie "Mothman: The Facts Behind the Legend" (2001) ISBN 978-0966724677
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http://www.mothmen.us/
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2009, 01:30:32 pm »

The Silver Bridge & Mothman
Point Pleasant's Doomed Silver Bridge




The Silver Bridge was an eyebar chain suspension bridge built in 1928 and was named for the color of its aluminum paint. The bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallia County, Ohio over the Ohio River.

On December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed while it was choked with rush hour traffic, resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Investigation of the wreckage pointed to the cause of the collapse being the failure of a single eye-bar in a suspension chain, due to a small defect only 0.1 inch (2.5 mm) deep. It was also noted that the bridge was carrying much heavier loads than it was originally designed for and was poorly maintained
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At the time of its construction, bridges of this type had been constructed for about a hundred years. Such bridges had usually been constructed from redundant bar links, using rows of four to six bars, sometimes using several such chains in parallel. These can be seen in the Clifton Suspension Bridge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The chain eyebars are redundant in two dimensions. This is a very early suspension bridge still in service. Other bridges of similar design include the earlier road bridge over the Menai Strait built by Thomas Telford in 1826; the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest, built in 1839-1849, destroyed by retreating Germans in 1945, and rebuilt identically by 1949, with redundant chains and hangers; and the Three Sisters, similar suspension bridges of redundant design in Pittsburgh.
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2009, 01:31:58 pm »

Low redundancy, high strength
The eyebars in the Silver Bridge were not redundant, as links were composed of only two bars each, of high strength steel (more than twice as strong as common mild steel), rather than a thick stack of thinner bars of modest material strength "combed" together as is usual for redundancy. With only two bars, the failure of one could impose excessive loading on the second, causing total failure—unlikely if more bars are used. While a low-redundancy chain can be engineered to the design requirements, the safety is completely dependent upon correct, high quality manufacturing and assembly.

In comparison, the Brooklyn Bridge, with wire cable suspension, was designed with an excess strength factor of six, which proved fortunate owing to a contractor's substitution of wire weaker than that specified. (This was discovered before completion and additional strands were placed in the bundles.)

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