Date of Sighting: October 3, 2010
Time of Sighting: 7:30 PM EDT
Location of Sighting: Willoughby Spit, Virginia

Description: Listen to Initial Witness Report (MP3)

The witness called and left two voice mail messages. The recording is of the first message is contained in this report. I subsequently called the witness back and had a lengthy interview with him. I did not record the interview. The witness drove to a 711 Store to purchase a pack of cigarettes. He was waiting in line to pay for his purchase and noticed what thought was a very large "hornet" outside. He paid for his purchase and walked to his vehicle. He looked up and saw a creature with wings standing on hind legs on the roof of the 711 store. He said that the creature was "battle ship gray." He said that the creature then flew towards him when he got into his truck and flew by his window as he was traveling home. He got out his cell phone and took a video. (He will be sending the video, but he is having problems downloading it from his cell phone.)

When he arrived home he was quite frightened he heard a "whoosh whoosh" sound. (He also heard this sound at the 711.) He thought that the creature had followed him home, but didn't see it. He immediately entered his apartment and did not see the creature again. He added that it had been raining earlier in the day and that skies were cloudy. It was still daylight, but the sun had set.

Note: The witness is a professional engineer (civil engineer) and was not drinking or using drugs when he saw the creature. My impression was that he was sincere, quite frightened by what he saw, and that he was truthful. I have no reason to doubt his story. The main question is what did he see? The creature was not large. (He thought that it was no more one foot in length.) Of course mothman sightings have been frequent over the years in West Virginia and Virginia. This creature was similar to a mothman description, but was smaller. Anyone else who may have seen this creature or knows what it is is urged to file a report.