[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Mothman Museum of Point Pleasant West Virginia is a museum dedicated to mysterious moth like creature spotted in the area in the 1960s. Often featured on shows like Monsters and Mysteries or other spine tingling documentaries. The Mothman was said to be an omen, a sign of bad things to come. The Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant claimed the lives of 46 people and convinced countless others of the creature’s presence.
For the low low price of only $3 a person, you can tour the Mothman Museum downtown and see a variety of paraphernalia related to the Mothman. Growing up watching Unsolved Mysteries and the like, we knew it would be well worth the trip.
Downtown Point Pleasant seems unassuming. There are quaint little antique and craft shops alongside mom and pop restaurants. Nicely kept flower boxes and tidy sidewalks. And then this…
We spent a few minutes with the statue. Its eyes glowed an amber gold. It greeted us with an eerie feeling that hung in the air for our entire visit.
There are signs near the statue that lead right to the Mothman Museum. The town is small enough that everything is walking distance.
The museum itself is nestled in a storefront with quite a few fun things to look at in the windows. They even share directions to get to the Silver Bridge Memorial.
Admission is only $3 for adults and $1 for children. There are often special events advertised on the from door too, so be sure to check that out for anything else fun in the area.
Inside the museum there are several rows of things on display. All relating to Mothman. There are comic books, photos, news clippings, and even pieces of artwork inspired by the beast.
We were especially impressed with the selection of souvenirs available. Bryan walked away with a new t-shirt that he proudly wears. I snagged an extra large postcard for our collection.
There are several life size exhibits as well that would make for a fun photo opp! If you have any questions or even if you need directions, the owner is very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s always refreshing to meet nice people on the road.
Some locals believed that the Mothman was attracted to the area because of the nuclear plant nearby. So naturally we took a trip by. I know these are everywhere, pretty sure there’s one near our house, but hearing about the mystery shrouding the Mothman made it seem even more creepy.
Visiting Point Pleasant was one of the creepier places we’ve visited, but we absolutely love that sort of thing! We also found out that around Halloween there is an annual Mothman Festival, so we may just have to plan another trip down to check that out too. Doesn’t it sound fun?
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