In Edmonds, Washington, Don tries out his lifeboat lowering skills alongside two experts, instructors Dana Lewis and Dave Richards, at Compass Courses maritime training school. Let’s just say, it’s a lot hard than it looks.
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Is the large, man-like creature with wings and red eyes a myth, legend, or a real monster? Since 1966, witnesses have claimed they've seen the Mothman. Whatever he is—or was—he inspired a book about his threatening appearances in 1975, and a supernatural/horror movie, The Mothman Prophecies, in 2002.
Visitors to the Mothman Museum can view documents written by eyewitnesses as well as photos of West Virginia's Silver Bridge, which collapsed under rush-hour traffic and killed 46 people; many people linked the bridge disaster to the reported sightings.
Before you leave, make a selfie with the 12-foot-tall, stainless steel Mothman statue standing next to the museum. It already has red eyes, so you won’t have to worry about a reflection from your flash.
Don Wildman visits America's museums, where strange and curious remnants of the past are revealed.