I look forward to learning the answer, and also to finding out what that (somewhat creepy) statue is meant to represent.
The photos are great, bow!
As stated above, this is the Mothman, the creature that supposedly terrorized the area of Point Pleasant and supposedly appeared to signal the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which was a major disaster in Point Pleasant. The story always intrigued me as a child and I was thrilled to be able to visit the town and check out the statue.
No telling what those folks actually saw, but it makes a great yarn!