2. The Mothman – West Virginia, U.S.A.
For several terrifying months in 1966 and 1967, a West Virginian city was terrorized by a freaky 7-foot tall winged being. Eyewitnesses in Point Pleasant saw a human-like creature with a 10-foot wingspan, fiery red eyes, and the ability to fly great heights at breakneck speed. At the time of the Mothman sightings, residents also reported chilling incidents of unexplained paranormal activity, vanishing pets and television interference. The fear factor reached a fever pitch on December 15, 1967 when the nearby Silver Bridge collapsed during rush hour, killing 46 people. Many citizens spooked by the torrent of eerie occurrences blamed the Mothman for this unexpected disaster.