A kickstarter campaign has raised more than $16,000 in less than a week to tell a West Virginia story in a new way.

Mothman fans are a generous group.

Part of the donations will cover post-production costs for “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” documentary set to be released in June.

It’s part of the Small Town Monsters independent film series which includes Minerva Monster, Beast of Whitehall, Boggy Creek Monster and soon-to-be-released Invasion on Chestnut Ridge.


The Mothman documentary examines the legendary tales of a manlike, flying creature with glowing red eyes that stalked the Ohio River community beginning in November 1966.

Those appearances culminated on Dec. 15, 1967, when the Silver Bridge collapsed killing 46 people.

Billed as “13 months that changed history,” the crowdfunded documentary features multiple interviews with many original Mothman sighting witnesses, local citizens, and members of the media.

It will include “recently discovered history connected to the Mothman legends as well as new, untold encounter stories,” said director Seth Breedlove in a press release.