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Originally Posted by The_Bringer
Because it's a f*cking tourist trap which boosts the local economy. Do you know how many tourist attractions there are dedicated to this nonsense in Point Pleasant? I have a general idea of how many because I had to pass Point Pleasant, West Virginia on the interstate many years ago and couldn't believe the number of interstate billboards urging motorists to take the offramp and "investigate the mystery".
It's the same bullsh*t they pull in Salem, Oregon (and other such crummy towns who are famous for nothing more than bullsh*t stories) claiming to be haunted because of the witch trials while setting up business after business to cash in on the annual boom that tourism brings to the economy.
Whether it's the mothman in West Virginia, alien tourism in Roswell, Bigfoot in the pacific Northwest, or ghostly tours all across the south the purpose behind such "sightings" has always been to attract attention and income to a place that is otherwise undeserving of either.
Leave it to Bringer to
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on the parade. I don't believe these ghost stories/ prophecies but it's fun to suspend your logic and discuss these things as if they're real.
I loved the movie Mothman Prophecies
with Dick Gere btw...