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Mothman Statue

305 Main St, Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550 USA

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Sat 12a-11:59p
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Even though popular belief holds that the Mothman that terrorized Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the 1960s was a harbinger of doom, the locals are fond of the mysterious being and have erected a (totally shredded, beef-cakey) chrome statue of him in the center of town. It's right next to the "world's only" Mothman Museum and stands in the shadow of the haunted Lowe Hotel, keeping watch over the town.

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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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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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August 31, 2019
Rated 5.0

He was big.
I accidentally hit the statue with my car so if you see something missing ignore it.
By “accidentally” I mean when I went to see it during the night he came to life and tried to attack me.
I of course ran into him to try and buy myself some time.
I didn’t stay to see what happened.
Be wary during your next visit.
10/10 experience, would hit mothman again

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August 13, 2014

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

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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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November 28, 2021

Another Cabal installation of death.

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April 17, 2021
Rated 5.0

It was a cool quirky stop!! It was perfect for letting the kids stretch their legs!!! Definitely better than just stopping at a gas station! Also, there is a coffee shop right on the corner!

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March 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

Fun stop! We checked out the statue and the museum:) There is also a lovely river walk park nearby with beautiful murals.

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Sunday Coulter

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January 27, 2021
Rated 5.0

super cool little stop, make sure to visit the museum on the corner. plenty of historic photos to take. the walkway by the water is nicely done.

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July 27, 2020
Rated 4.0

If you’re in the area you have to stop and take a pic with the moth man. We were a bit disappointed that the museum wasn’t open when we got there but there are a bunch of interesting murals and sculptures to see in the area.

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November 02, 2019
Rated 5.0

Point Pleasant is so charming!The statue depicts the Mothman Legend perfectly. Make sure you grab a cup of coffee from the coffee shop on the corner by the statue and try one of their delicious brownies! Yum!

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Mothman Statue

305 Main St
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
25550 USA


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