John decides to accept Connie's invitation and return to Point Pleasant for Christmas. On the way back, however, he is delayed in the backup traffic caused by a jam on the Silver Bridge. As he walks between the cars trying to find out what is happening, he remembers Indrid's words: 'Great tragedy on the River Ohio,' and horrifyingly realizes that something is going to happen to the bridge. He hears the bolts and supports of the bridge begin to strain at the weight. He starts running between the cars, warning the passengers to get off the bridge. On the bridge, Connie is meanwhile becoming aware that the bridge is beginning to break up. She also starts running between the cars, warning the passengers to get off the bridge. As people begin backing their cars off the bridge, the bolts give and cables begin snapping. Connie hurries back to her patrol car and calls for help. The bridge continues to break up, sending chunks of pavement into the dark river below. Soon, whole sections of the bridge start falling in the water, taking the cars with them. When John sees Connie's patrol car fall into the water and hears her calling his name, he jumps in after her. He extracts her from the car and swims with her to the surface, Christmas presents floating around them. In the final scene, as rescue workers pull survivors and bodies from the river, Connie and John are informed that 36 people are dead. 'Thirty-six?' Connie asks incredulously then adds, 'Wake up #37.' She places her head on John's shoulder, and the camera begins to pan back. A note appears on the screen, saying, 'The ultimate cause of the collapse of the Silver Bridge was never determined. Although sightings have continued around the world, Mothman was never seen in Point Pleasant again'