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Mothman festival attendance ‘shattered’ records

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — It’s been a month since the 14th annual Mothman Festival descended on Point Pleasant, and now that the hoopla has settled, (and Bigfoot has left the area), all signs point to this year’s festival being a record year.

“Attendance records were shattered this year,” Jeff Wamsley, owner of the Mothman Museum, and a founder of the festival said. “Sunday’s crowds were much larger this year as well. We estimated 6,000-7,000 visited Point Pleasant over the weekend.”

Festival organizers typically see around 5,000 people at the event.

Wamsley added nearly every vendor at the festival this year has asked to return and most of the food vendors ran out of supplies and food by Sunday.

“Everyone was very pleased and some vendors broke all-time sales records this year…

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