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Join the discussion: The mystery of Mothman, the red-eyed monster of Point Pleasant

Renly Lee (left) of Fostoria, Ohio, and Trina Rosenberg took a selfie in front of Point Pleasant's Mothman statue.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Strange things started to happen here in November 1966.

Two young couples were driving late one Tuesday night when a vast and terrifying creature appeared in front of their car: humanoid but birdlike, 6 feet tall with 10-foot wings and bright red eyes. Petrified, they sped toward Point Pleasant at 100 miles per hour, but the creature kept pace.

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Emma Platoff can be reached at emma.platoff@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emmaplatoff.