Mothman Museum, Point Pleasant

4.4
A museum full of movie props from The Mothman Prophecies movie.

Rare hand written accounts from November 15th 1966 from eyewitnesses.

Rare John A. Keel draft and a letter from Robert Kennedy to John Keel.

Newspaper articles from the time period when the Mothman was seen.

Along with UFOs, Crop Circles, Cattle mutilations and Men In Black.
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  • If you are in Point Pleasant then you have to go to this place. It is small but packed with stuff to see and cool mothman swag. The ticket is inexpensive and the owner is cool. The museum is worth it....  more »
  • Keep an open mind when you visit this small quaint museum. The events actually occurred but interpretations may vary. A $3 admission admits you into a room that describes the events from 1966 and 1967...  more »
  • Well worth the $3.00 admission. So much information about the infamous Mothman and the bridge tragedy. Lots of photo ops . Friendly staff and a really cool gift store.  more »
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  • This place was amazing!! Anything you ever wanted to know about the events surrounding Point Pleasant is in this museum. I could have spent all day there!! Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great gift shop too!!
  • This place has everything a "mothman enthusiast" could want. There are actual newspaper clippings from the original sightings, as well as hand written testimonies from the witnesses. Scattered throughout the museum are numerous "man in black" mannequins, which is great for a quick photo op. On the other side of the museum are props from the movie, which was really cool to see. All in all i would definitely recommend this to any mothman fan.
  • Fantastic museum. Our host there was very friendly and they had really cool mothman merchandise. There were also handcrafted items for sale but mostly apparel. The museum itself is tiny but full of artifacts. Original newspapers from the time period and TV's telling you the story of the mothman as you look around. It was a self guided tour when I went so you're free to look at what interests you. For movie buffs there are several items from the Mothman prophecies featuring Richard Gere. Also located right across from the historic Lowe hotel. One of a kind museum for a paranormal fan, history lover, or even ufo enthusiast.
  • If you haven't been, go. If you're far and you need to make a day of it, wait until the Mothman Festival. Held around September 17th. It's like a comic con with cryptids and paranormal touches. We visited the museum in the old building and now in their new location. The new place is really well done, like a big city museum, with lots of nice graphics and exhibits. Great job on the revamp!
  • A sad display of small-town desperation. I hate to do this. I wanted to believe. My heart and hopes were up for a swelling experience. One visit to this little shrine let reality slip in. This is a town that had a tragic experience and wants to pin it all on some supernatural being. The place is depressing. The shop is a shrine to the Mothman movie, desperately clinging to the small bit of stardom it got. There are articles from people who wrote in and newspaper clippings claiming to have seen an impressive creature. It's all hype and misidentification. A few of the articles are clearly falsified: people wanting to jump on the bandwagon and get noticed. Sad, sad, sad. Even the paintings and statues along the waterfront are depressing. Maybe the Mothman festival is more fun. The giftshop/museum needs to be larger. It's just rag-tag, small, & sad. Sorry, guys. I wish I could have given a better review and drawn in business for you, but this is the feel I got. I did NOT have a good time. I was severely disappointed. I felt it was stupid to be charged to enter the backroom you called a museum. I feel for you, but you need to move on. Clinging onto this tragedy of the past is not helping. Maybe make a tourist trap of the TNT igloos & charge entrance there, too. Go big or go home. This "legend" needs to be put to rest. It's just tragic and sad.

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