Mary Hyre was a reporter for The Athens Messenger. The paper had a sister office in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on 6th Street. She has become well known for her articles about The Mothman sightings in the late 1960's.
John Keel and Mary Hyre became associated together out of the mutual interest in the happenings in Mason County. She was relentless on writing about The Mothman as John Keel was into finding out what was really going on.