Mothman Pizza

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 30th, 2006

Now there’s something to eat in honor of John A. Keel.

John 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 About Loren Coleman
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.

12 Responses to “Mothman Pizza”

  1. gordonrutter responds:

    Nessie’s Monster Mash Premium Beer washed down by a wee nip of Loch Ness Whisky, probably whilst eating a Bigfoot hot dog!


  2. twblack responds:

    Sounds like a great pizza pie to me.

  3. mauka responds:

    Cryptid Ribs sound great

  4. MountDesertIslander responds:

    OgoPogo goulash, celocanth crepes, and a side of Skunk Ape Salad washed down with Thunderbird Ripple!

  5. SaruOtoko responds:

    I’m not kidding… Lawson Station, a japanese 7-11-ish chain had an U.M.A. (the japanese acronym, which I still don’t understand the meaning…. for cryptids) candy special gift set! A plastic bag about the size of a pack of M&M’s. Inside was a tiny plastic model of a cryptid and some pez like hard candy. On the back, it listed a few of the possible “U.M.A.s…” North America Bigfoot, China’s frog people, Nessie, some random giant crocodile, and Chupacabra… (which looked like a goat person…) Pop a few cryptid candies and an ice cold “Oolong-cha,” and you’re set!!

  6. Tabitca responds:

    They sell chocolate loch ness monsters in the drumnadrochit hotel shop.
    As a non meat eater I shall have to go hunt cryptid vegetables lol

  7. CryptoInformant responds:

    “Godzilla’s Lunch” Fileted whiting, Squatch Sandwich, ThunderBird Turkey, Giant Dog.

  8. John Kirk responds:


    UMA stands for Unidentified Mysterious Animals. I worked on the TV show of that name for Nippon TV. It is also a Japanese magazine supplement on cryptids too.

    My favourite cryptid named food experience – and I kid you not about this – is Saturday lunch with Sasquatch investigators Thomas Steenburg, Sebastian Wang, Gerry Matthews and Ken Kristian at the Sasquatch Inn on Highway 7 in Mission, BC.

    We often order the gargantuan Sasquatch Burger washed down with a pint of Old Yale Brewing Company’s premium Sasquatch Stout. It’s a marriage of flavours made in heaven.

    For dessert we can pop over to the bakery in Harrison Hot Springs where there is a mouthwatering Sasquatch Dropping. It’s a lovely way to round off a meal.

    Then it’s off to the Muddy Waters Espresso Bar for a great latte and another pint of Sasquatch Stout.

  9. Tabitca responds:

    here be monsters…vegetables that is 🙂

    Interestingly enough they are in scotland…so that’s what nessie eats!

  10. jayman responds:

    A few years back, Pizza Hut marketed a rectangular pizza dubbed “Bigfoot”, and used appropriate pictures in advertising.

  11. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    while not really “cryptid” so much as generally fortean, I remember when I was in high school the grocery I worked at carried these alien head suckers marketed out of Roswell NM.
    The suckers were rather bland, but they came in giant “grey” type heads that we would all fight for when they were empty. Unless I’m mistaken, my little sister still has one of them put up in her stuff someplace.

  12. Mnynames responds:

    There is an alcoholic beverage called the Jersey Devil, which involves cranberry juice and probably vodka…I don’t know the specifics, as I’ve never seen the point in consuming the putrescent juices of rotting biomass…others’ opinions may, of course, differ..C0:

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