According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth. The Mothman was dismissed as a conspiracy theory at best and complete insanity at worst. People who devoted their careers to pursuing it and fining out the truth, like Angus Dykstra in Appalachia, were routinely denied admission or a platform. Of course, the devoted, especially the Point Pleasant cult believing it could commune with the Mothman, took it for state persecution and attempts to suppress the truth.
The cult continued to believe in the mothman, their faith strengthened by the perceived persecution. As the nuclear holocaust loomed on the horizon, the cult attempted to summon the creature to benefit from its cosmic wisdom and earn protection from the nuclear fire soon to rain from the skies. The summoning was complete on October 22, 2077, and visible to just one of their number, brother Charles, who immediately shared the wisdom he received, speaking of floods to come on the following day. The faithful took it as a signal to gather on the rooftops to avoid the destruction and give praise to the Mothman.
The flood came, though not in the way the faithful expected it. Remnants of their cult activities would litter Appalachia for decades to come. As for the mothmen? These giant mutated moths would continue to remain in the region for years to come.
The Wise Mothman is a special Mothman who spawns if players complete Event: Path to Enlightenment by lighting the Landview Lighthouse. It is friendly to all creatures (meaning it won't be attacked) and players can commune with it, gaining the Wisdom of the Mothman temporary bonus (+5% XP for 1 hour).
- Landview Lighthouse: Spawns at the entrance to the Lighthouse upon completing Event: Path to Enlightenment.
- Fallout 76 loading screen hints: "According to local folklore - as well as a statue and museum in Point Pleasant, West Virginia - the Mothman is a terrifying half-man, half-moth hybrid. Pray you never encounter it and learn the truth."
- Event: Path to Enlightenment
- KMAX Transmission terminals
- Sermon: Summoning the Mothman
- Sermon: Impending Doom