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The Mothman Museum is an unmarked location in the Appalachian town of Point Pleasant.

Background

The museum was dedicated to the Mothman, one of Appalachia's most well known cryptids.[1][2]

Layout

The entrance is via two locked doors (Picklock 1) at the front or a locked door (Picklock 0) at the rear. A large statue of the Mothman is next to the building. The first floor consists of the main museum area with Mothman posters on the walls, display cabinets with various junk items, and a serving desk. There is also a miniature statue of the Mothman in one of the front window display cabinets.

At the back of the room is a locked (Picklock 2) restroom door. This can be unlocked with the bathroom key located in the house up the hill from Wilson Brother's Auto Repair (it is on a desk to the right when entering). A set of keys is located on a washbasin to the right of the door after it is opened. This allows access to some candlelit stairs which lead down to the basement behind a wooden screen on the left.

The basement used to be a storeroom but a hole has been knocked through a partition wall leading to a hidden shrine to the Mothman. Cult statues are dotted around the drape-covered walls and church pews line a carpeted central aisle. There are candlelit altars at either end of the room and a wooden lectern with two readable sermons on it at the main end. Another hole in the wall leads to a small room with an armchair, I.V. drip, wheelchair, and a locked safe (Picklock 3) next to which some ritual bindings can be found.

The upper floor can be accessed from the ground level via a set of stairs. The upper floor is comprised of a small partitioned office, store cupboard, a tinker's workbench, general storage space, and the back door at the rear which leads outside.

Notable loot

Appearances

Mothman Museum appears only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

This museum is inspired by the real life Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and has a statue depicting the local mythical creature. An annual festival takes place to honor the legend of the Mothman.

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p. 294: "ZONE B: NORTHWEST FOREST AND POINT PLEASANT"
    "This sliver of the Forest follows the winding Ohio River, the western boundary of Appalachia, and is mainly comprised of wooded and mountainous terrain. It is more remote and has fewer large settlements, with the exception of Point Pleasant, where a strange band of cultists have started to worship a possibly apocryphal shadow creation known as the Mothman."
    (Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia)
  2. Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide pp. 300–301: "27. POINT PLEASANT"
    "Point Pleasant is home to the Mothman Museum and the adjacent statue. Its recent past has seen it change hands from a Raider to a Responder camp, though the current inhabitants are Scorchers and some mutated and unpleasant wildlife. Expect a number of inaccessible dwellings, upper rooftops with ramps, and bridges connecting them to narrow interiors, allowing for you to dodge violence as well as explore. Clear the rooftops of ScorchersIn-game spelling first, before venturing into structures and finally securing the town. Don't forget to search for "The Mothman Cometh" holotapes (parts 1 and 2), and observe the worrying sacrificial display by the river. Check the church for the remains of a Responders triage center. Attempt to enter the Mothman Museum via either the locked front door (1) or the rear upper back door (0); then unlock the toilet door (2), which leads to a secret staircase into the basement, where true cultist horrors await!"
    (Fallout 76 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Atlas of Appalachia)
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