Friday, September 01, 2006

Touch the Mothman's Butt

When in Point Pleasant, West Virginia... you must see The Mothman.


Touch the Mothman's muscular glutes.
All the cool kids are doing it. It's good luck! Honest. :-)

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  • UPDATE: Point Pleasant is hosting the 5th Annual Mothman Festival, September 16-17, 2006. The official festival website is here.

    19 comments:

    Michael Covarrubias said...

    Fabulous as that is...uh...what is it?

    And where can I get one?

    Mr. Snitch said...

    I'd make fun of it, too, except that here in Hudson County, NJ, officials were seriously considering installing a 9/11 memorial statue that was widely compared to a giant vagina.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    Dean Esmay said...

    Fabulous as that is...uh...what is it?

    A legendary creature supposedly spotted in and around Point Pleasant in the 1960s that scared a bunch of people. Here's an article.

    It's sort of like the West Virginia version of Bigfoot. There was also a movie about it a few years ago, "The Mothman Prophecy."

    Pete said...

    You've been Instalanched, Rick! Congrats!

    Rick Lee said...

    Here's the plaque with the statue. It has some information on it. The movie with Richard Gere was pretty good.

    Rick Lee said...

    Thanks Pete... the irony is that Sitemeter is down this morning so my counter says that I've had zero visitors this morning. Sheesh

    Dale said...

    Ugh, I wish this state would let the Mothman rest already. That, the Braxton County Monster, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and the Marshall football team crash...claims to fame that I'm all too sick of hearing about.

    Rick Lee said...

    Dale... I'm surprised to hear YOU say that. Hmmm. Personally, I'm sick of Roswell getting all the attention. Flatwoods and Point Pleasant are just as good! Not that I put any actual stock in these legends, but I enjoy them in a fun, ironic sense. I've been saying for years that Flatwoods needs a "Braxton County Monster" museum to compete with Roswell. They are having a festival these days which is a good start. Bring on the t-shirt buying tourists! You need to create a Mothman mascot costume for Pt Pleasant.

    Pastor_Jeff said...

    Rick,

    Well, you know who to talk to about getting a Braxton County Monster Museum. Although by the time it arrives, the name may have changed slightly.

    "The Robert C. Byrd Braxton County Monster Museum" does have a nice ring, though.

    Rick Lee said...

    Well yeah... it goes without saying that it'd have Federal funding! Such as...

    TallDave said...

    For some reason when I see this I hear James Earl Jones intoning:

    "And thus, with the touching of the butt, the Mothman Prophecies are fulfilled."

    Dale said...

    LOL!!! Rick, rest assured, I'm sick of hearing about Roswell, too. I mean, that occurred in 1947 and there was never any evidence to suggest it was anything other than some sort of experimental airship with crash test dummies aboard. I think they've beaten it as far into the ground as it can go. :-) On a Mothman side note, Mark McNabb called me up when that Douglas TenNaple guy made his Mothman film back in the mid-90s. They needed someone to puppeteer the creature they had created. "What does it pay, Mark?" "Uh, I think they're asking for a volunteer with experience." Needless to say, I declined.

    Marc said...

    Dale: sorry to hear that you're sick of hearing about the Marshall plane crash. I'm sure all the kids that I grew up with who lost one or both of their parents in the crash feel the same way, but probably for different reasons.

    Dale said...
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    Dale said...

    I didn't mean to seem insensitive to the loss of life...I merely meant that I'm a bit weary of hearing so much about the crash in the media. Once the movie comes and goes I'm sure it will dimish significantly. Didn't mean to offend anyone.

    Dale said...

    Oh, and I'll get righ to work on that Mothman costume! I know they already have Mothman plush toys!

    Sky said...

    I'm friends with man who created the statue. His daughter is pretty upset that everyone's making money off the likeness of her dads creation but him.

    Rick Lee said...

    Sky... the statue and/or plaque should have a copyright symbol on it... which I don't think it does. I'm not sure if that makes any difference or not... but technically, a sculptor should own the copyright of the image of the sculpture and would have recourse against anyone reproducing it for profit. It would mean suing people which might or might not be worth the trouble and expense. But all in all... it's pretty cool that the Mr Roach has created something that is really catching on. One would hope that this would lead to more commissions for the artist.

    Rick Lee said...

    I was just googling the mothman movie and it turns out that the name is spelled "Douglas Tennapel"