Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 17th, 2010
Strange things do happen at night in museums.
This morning, I came into the International Cryptozoology Museum to find the Wolpertinger replica on the floor, about a meter from the display area where it usually sits. (This item, donated by Mahl Wagner, is the Germanic folkloric figure that pre-dates the Jackalope by about 100 years.)
Above is the photo of the museum’s Wolpertinger on the floor, and below, it is shown in its normal location.
The last time something like this happened was on the mornings of the second and third days after the museum had opened. In both of those cases, the winged horse-like Jersey Devil figurine was on the floor.
It appears the winged replicas in the museum get restless overnight.
Perhaps too many people have been talking about little green hominids, like the one on the cake that was presented by the museum to the 661 Congress St.’s spacemate, Michelle Souliere, for her birthday today?
The gentleman who personally frosted the final “Happy Birthday” for Ms. Souliere’s cake holds the freshly baked object with the wee figure on its top.