Friday, June 22, 2007

Point Pleasant, WV


Today I acquired a new customer in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

I have friends, customers, and clients all over the world and one of the interesting things about my job is hearing about where they live, what their life is like, etc. The lady I spoke to was very friendly and, when I asked where Point Pleasant was, she told me and then asked me if I had ever heard of the Mothman.

Of course, I exclaimed!. So I quizzed her all about that for a bit, stopping just shy of becoming a nuisance. As a teenager, I had read the book, The Mothman Prophecies, by the eccentric (at least) John Keel, originally published in 1975. And I have seen the movie several times. It is a genuinely creepy, fascinating story. Point Pleasant has a substantial tourist industry based on this singularity, too. I really must visit there sometime.

When I get to Heaven, among other things, I hope to ask somebody, "Hey, what was up with that Mothman thing?"

Rick Lee reminds me that he has been there, done that, and got the pictures to prove it. And his pictures are much better than my little purloined thumbnail above.