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Numerous sightings were reported over the following year, but they suddenly came to a halt just before a tragic event that may or may not have been connected to Mothman.
Others believe that sightings of such mythological creatures as bigfoot, mothman and the chupacabra are directly linked to sighting of UFOs.
The legend of the now famous Mothman began in a small town in West Virginia.
A newspaper reporter subsequently dubbed the creature as "The Mothman" and the appellation stuck.