Mothman Statue Point Pleasant, West Virginia Mothman arrived in Point Pleasant in November 1966 in classic style, scaring couples in parked cars. His most memorable features were his ten-foot batlike wings and his huge, red, glowing eyes. Some say he is a harbinger of disaster, others the product of a Native American Curse, while still others think he comes from another dimension. For more on Mothman, see Chapter 33 of Dixie Spirits: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/dixie-spirits.html
Lucy the Elephant - Margate City, NJ. Victorian speculator James V. Lafferty, who hit upon the idea of driving up interest in beachfront property he owned by constructing 'Lucy,' a building shaped like an elephant. Though 'zoomorphic architecture' failed to take off, Lucy became a popular tourist attraction, her belly serving variously as a restaurant, summer home and speakeasy.