The Cult of the Mothman had been worshiping the Mothman in secret since long before the Great War. On October 22, 2077, only a day before nuclear armageddon was unleashed across the world, the cult conducted a ritual to summon the Mothman. One member identified as Brother Charles claimed that the ritual succeeded and the Mothman had warned him of a terrible flood that would occur the next day that could only be survived by reaching high ground. The cult took this warning seriously and informed its other members. Ultimately, the cult members would settle in the abandoned Lucky Hole mine.
The cult has a small underground meeting area in one of the buildings in Point Pleasant, and they also has several unmarked shrine locations throughout Appalachia such as:
- Sunken church near Raleigh Clay's bunker
- Inside the church in Helvetia
- Shrine east of Bleeding Kate's Grindhouse
- Shrine at the church in Sutton
- Shrine at Kanawha County Cemetery
Interactions with the player character
Sites of the cult's influence can be found across Appalachia, especially in regions such as the Forest and the Mire. The sites themselves can be as small as unmarked thickets with ritual totems and corpses, to as large as the labyrinthine depths of the Lucky Hole Mine.
With every one of the cult's members presumably dead as of 2102, only the corpses of cultists can be found. One such cultist, Moncrief, can still be heard as part of The Path to Enlightenment event at the Landview Lighthouse. A trio of dead cultists can also be found in a random encounter.
The ritual bindings and ritual mask are clothing items obviously of the cult's make, and can commonly be found in areas of their influence. The cultist dagger and cultist blade are weapons of similar origin.