Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 28th, 2013
The Sugar Flat Road creature head will soon be on display in Chattanooga. (Photo: Contributed)
Downtown Chattanooga is getting a new, quirky tourist attraction, called The Little Curiosity Shoppe.
President of Chattanooga Ghost Tours Amy Petulla is leasing, with plans to eventually buy, the legendary Sugar Flat Road creature head. That head will be the centerpiece of her new storefront, which is in the same vein as a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.
“I’m so excited about this,” Petulla said. “We are acquiring the Sugar Flat creature head. It’s basically a Bigfoot-type head.”
Legend has it that someone ran over the creature in the ’80s in Lebanon, Tenn., and took it to a taxidermist, preserving the head. Some say that there is still another similar creature roaming around Lebanon.
The creature head has been a tourist attraction in Lebanon, Petulla said. She went to see it recently, and the shop that showed it was closing, so Petulla struck a deal to lease and eventually buy the item.
She declined to discuss the cost of the creature head.
She’s going to put a picture of the creature in the window so that tourists can see it.
“If a big picture of a Bigfoot head doesn’t get tourists over, I don’t know what will,” she said.
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