One of my favourite cryptid stories is that of the Mothman, the giant, winged, red-eyed thing that terrorized the skies over Point Pleasant, West Virginia, in the 1960s.
The legend, and the Mothman itself, has proven popular and enduring – I’ve written about it before – and has winged its way into pop culture, even finding a spot on the monster roster of Fallout 76, which released earlier this week.
This newest Fallout is a bit of a spin on the franchise gameplay-wise, being an MMO/survival-type offering. But, as with the other games in the series, it’s still set in an alternate-history United States, after a nuclear war.
In this one, you emerge out of Vault 76, built smack-dab in the middle of West Virginia, an area that includes Point Pleasant. And, of course, the Mothman.