On December 3, 2004, in Mason County, a flying “manta ray” was witnessed. On a clear night, after two people, a man and a woman departed Point Pleasant en route to Huntington WV. On their journey, the woman noticed a sudden movement in the sky over the Ohio River. It was a grayish, smooth, winged shape. The shape swooped in a figure 8 in front of the windshield and then was suddenly gone.
Another sighting was reported in Randolph County near Black Fork and Blackwater River. A woman and her daughter saw a manta shaped “something “that glided along over or near their car.
Another sighting was reported in Randolph County. A woman and her daughter saw a manta shaped “something “that glided along over or near their car. Known ray species (such as the Manta and the Mobula) can lift themselves a least 9 feet out of the water and glide. Since both sighting occurred near rivers, it is probable that this creature is an undiscovered river creature.