Flatwoods, West Virginia: Replica Space Monsters for Sale

Not your standard skinny wimpy alien! Crash-landed locally, inspired terror, and now is celebrated with an annual festival and year-round replica souvenir sold in a gas station.

Bear Heaven

15 Woodward Drive, Flatwoods, WV
Bear Heaven gift shop/Exxon gas station, which is next to the Shoney's. South of Flatwoods, just west of I-79 exit 67, at the entrance to the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Stores.
Daily 8 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Statues $28. Look for free.
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Replica Space Monsters for Sale

I think the space monsters are on sale for $28.99 -- made of ceramics and in the Exxon station right off the exit.

[Stephen Francia, 05/27/2020]
Replica Space Monsters for Sale

July 2016, the aliens are now on a shelf with all the other souvenirs. A bit pricey at $29, we opted for the WV bobblehead hillbilly. Also, fireworks for sale now across the street.

[meme From Western NY, 07/05/2016]

Souvenirs for sale.

Replica Space Monsters for Sale

The replica space monsters are not actually in the Bear Haven gift shop, but in the attached Sunoco convenience store on top of the microwave by the nachos. Not much of an attraction here, but hey, we needed gas anyway. At $28 a pop we opted for the tank of gas.

[Stephanie Rodriguez, 08/21/2013]

Space monster augmented with light.

Replica Space Monsters for Sale

Imagine my delight when I walked into the Sunoco at 312 N. Court St. and found, amongst WV souvenir shirts, one lonely space monster. No sign, no explanation.

With a smile, I strode to the counter and said "I'll take two sodas and a space monster, please." What they don't tell you is what a great luminary this odd fellow makes! Stick a candle in there and you're good to go.

Sure, the Mothman has a life-sized statue and a museum, but does he have clean bathrooms and free Sunoco bumper stickers? I think not.

[Christine Campbell, 07/10/2010]

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