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Mothman Statue

Corner of Main and 4th Sts., Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550 USA

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“a unique civic monument”

A 12-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture of Mothman was unveiled. It is a unique civic monument, an over-the-top effigy that you'd expect see on the handle of a Barbarian collectibles knife, not on a downtown street in West Virginia. Mothman is a legendary moth-like creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia from 15 November 1966 to 15 December 1967. The first newspaper report was published in the Point Pleasant Register dated 16 November 1966, titled "Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature...Something".[1] Mothman was introduced to a wider audience by Gray Barker in 1970, later popularized by John Keel in his 1975 book The Mothman Prophecies, claiming that Mothman was related to a wide array of supernatural events in the area and the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, was based on Keel's book .

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Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

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June 16, 2014

If you're visiting Point Pleasant you cannot leave without taking a selfie with the Mothman statue. He's big. He's silver. And he's got a nice set of buns on him!

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becky.derwis

  • 3 Reviews
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November 05, 2015
Rated 5.0

Cool statue, if you're a self proclaimed cryptozoologist this little town is the place to go!

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Reviewed by
soccerjer

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August 13, 2014

Right off the freeway. Great place to stop right before crossing the bridge.

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Reviewed by
DavidaWilliams

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September 29, 2018
Rated 5.0

Its not a particularly huge statue and it doesn't seem to exactly follow witness accounts of what Mothman was reported to look like, but a fun and eccentric statue nonetheless.

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Anna Hider

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September 08, 2018
Rated 5.0

Go down Main Street and you can’t miss it. It’s near the Mothman Museum. A seriously great photo op!

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Mothman Statue

Corner of Main and 4th Sts.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
25550 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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