Excerpt from Monsters and Water Beasts

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One November night in 1966, two couples drove to the TNT dump, a favorite hangout for the young people of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Used as ammunition and explosive (TNT) base during World War II, the site had been returned to an animal preserve. The two couples expected to meet friends and cruise the abandoned roads. That night, though they didn’t meet their friends, they met Mothman.The creature appeared without warning in front of their car, its eyes glowing red in the headlights. The group froze, for the creature’s eyes seemed to have hypnotic power. Finally, the monster turned and shuffled away.

It wasn’t gone for long…