Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 30th, 2006
Now there’s something to eat in honor of John A. Keel.
The Charleston Daily Mail is running a story on May 30, 2006, about Point Pleasant’s Village Pizza Inn making the “scariest pizza you’ve ever seen.”
Apparently, it is a local secret as the specialty doesn’t actually appear on the printed menu — but it is made on request.
Dubbed the “Mothman Pizza,” this round 19-inch pie features the winged, crimson-eyed creature atop its crisp, crunchy dough. Here’s what Mr. Mothman looks like in edible pizza form: His eyes are two round red cherry peppers with tiny green olives as the pupils. His eyeballs are encircled by green peppers. His torso consists of delicious pepperoni. Sliced mushrooms serve as his wings, and green peppers make up his feet.
What’s really scary about this, of course, is that the Village Pizza Inn use to be Tiny’s Drive-In. That building was the location at the city limits where the original Mothman stopped and flew off, during the first November 15, 1966, encounter of the Scarberrys-Mallettes.
The article also mentions that “the Iron Gate Grille in downtown Point Pleasant offers a stacked Mothman sandwich.”
What are your favorite all-time “monster” menu items?
For more information on Mothman, please see Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.