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The following is a list of references to the Mothman in popular culture.


  • The Mothman is the subject of the Blitzkid song "Genus Unknown".


  • In Season 5, Episode 4 of The X-Files, Detour, Agent Mulder hypothesizes that the supernatural events occurring may be related to the creature. However, Mulder refers to a group of creatures called the Mothmen as opposed to a singular Mothman.
  • In Episode 2 of the short-lived TV series X-Testers, the researchers attempted to duplicate alleged photographs of Mothman.
  • Mothman appears in an episode of Lost Tapes.
  • Mothman appears in a MonsterQuest episode.
  • On the television show Invader Zim the character Dib is a member of a clandestine organization called The Swollen Eye where his code name is "Mothman".


  • The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
  • Mothman (2010), a Syfy Channel original film
  • Eyes of the Mothman (2011), a documentary about the Mothman sightings
  • "Mothman Country" (2011), a documentary about Pt. Pleasant's contemporary relationship with the Mothman


  • The Luminoth, a tribe of mothlike humanoid creatures appearing in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes for the Nintendo Gamecube may also considered to be some kind of mothmen.
  • In the video game Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Mothman is one of three Cryptozoology-based monsters along with the Yeti and the Flying Humanoid. It also appears again as an enemy in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
  • In the Shin Megami Tensei series of video games, Mothman often appears as a demon that the main characters can use as an ally.
  • In the game GTA: San Andreas, the Mothman is said to be located in the desert.
  • In Fallout 76, a passive Mothman can be summoned on completion of the quest "The Path to Enlightenment". It may also stalk the player and even attack them in later stages of the game.
  • In Fortnite there is a skin titled "Mothmando" that bares heavy resemblence to the cryptid.