(05/30/2008)
A two-day conference has been slated for September 12-13 at the Alban Art Center in St. Albans for two of West Virginia's most famous creatures - Mothman and the Flatwood's (Braxton County) Monster.

Mothman was the subject of numerous alleged sightings in the Point Pleasant area for about a year beginning in November 1966. Witnesses described a giant, winged creature with glowing red eyes.

Mothman has been the subject of hundreds of magazine articles, books and a 2002 feature film.

On September 12, 1952, near Flatwoods, a group of adults and youth reported seeing a 12-foot-tall metallic oddity that smelled like sulfur.

West Virginia's curator of fantasy and weirdness, Gray Barker, will receive little recognition for his contributions to the myths.

Barker, a resident of Weston, died penniless, although his outlandish creatures and flying saucers have made millions of dollars for others.

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GRAY BARKER MASTER HOAXER

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