- Gordon's death
- John's inability to get over the loss of his wife, which comes to a head when Connie says a woman in her description came looking for him, and Connie's phone call to John convincing him to come back to Point Pleasant to enjoy Christmas as he waits for his dead wife to call him.
- When John is sure Connie saw Mary, and begins denying it, he retorts, "Don't do this to me." His warning is wracked with palpable grief.
- Connie's dream of dying.
Tear Jerker / The Mothman Prophecies
The movie gets some of its pathos from some truly heartbreaking scenes.