Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for attending the lecture this evening to learn about my recent exploration and a renewed discovery ...more of "the Mothmen." As you may know, the initial finding of the night creature was in West Virginia in 1966. Numerous sightings were made throughout the region of Appalachia. At that time, the "mothmen," presumably including the females of the species, were uprooted by aggressive coal mining.
With a reduction in coal mining, accounts of seeing the mothmen diminished until recently. Now, reports are coming from the adjoining State of Ohio, where fracking is underway. An apparent swarm let loose and spread to the Cincinnati parklands where the birch bore beetles have infested the trees. Some scientists believe that the mothmen and beetles are working in symbiotic collaboration. The beetles bore holes like building condominiums, and the mothmen species move in.
"I seen it for real," said one young man who said he was going fishing. Looking for bait in rotting logs, he found a clump and a nest of them. The man claimed that once on the hook, they swim like crazy in the water, attracting largemouth bass.