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Bigfoot Head Changes Hands!

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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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.


12 Responses to “Bigfoot Head Changes Hands!”

  1. Keith Charlie via Facebook responds:

    Great , doubt it real though …

  2. edsbigfoot responds:

    Huh…never heard of this. Has there ever been any follow up on this item? Police reports etc? Has there ever been any analysis done on the piece, or, has it been conclusively proven to be a hoax? Just wondering the history if anyone knows. It doesn’t look real to me, but I have seen a number of animals after taxidermy, there was s shop just up the road from my house run by a friend’s father and I’d pass thru sometimes…the animals, elk, deer, bear, never looked real to me after they are done in that way, so, just curious. For some reason the teeth look especially weird to me, like he or she brushed and flossed regularly, or had dentures. :)

  3. John Buettner via Facebook responds:

    It looks like Loren Coleman after a bad bleach-job.

  4. Richard LaBrecque via Facebook responds:

    Not Real : Does anybody see any EARS !

  5. Steve Schaper via Facebook responds:

    It is either a fake or someone need to call the cops.

  6. John Stephens via Facebook responds:

    Yeah, the hair doesn’t look right for a once living creature.

  7. Todd O'Neil via Facebook responds:

    It looks like the old guy that rummages through my trash every couple weeks…

  8. Iceman responds:

    I shall regret seeing this go, as it is located in my neck of the woods, a stone’s throw away, as the crow flies.

  9. volmar responds:

    I’ve never heard of this head before. It’s so obviously fake, it doesn’t matter.

  10. Iceman responds:

    It does matter. That “it’s so obviously fake” in no way detracts from its value as a unique curio. I first saw this in the 80′s in the display window and its sideshow appeal is exactly what lured me into that store in the first place.

  11. eyeofstrm responds:

    Hmmmmmmm. Lets see. Some 30 years ago someone in Tenn. Ran over a Bigfoot and then only had the head preserved and this is the first we have heard about it. Yah sure I’m buyin this one alright.

  12. DWA responds:

    The trash in this field gets 99% of the attention.

    Case in point.



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