Chattanooga, Tennessee: Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

Two local teens crashed a pickup truck into this creature in 1989. Its head, long displayed in in a glass box in Lebanon, TN, moved to Chattanooga in March 2013, then was replaced by a hologram in August 2013. Current whereabouts of the actual head are unknown.
138 Market St., Chattanooga, TN
Downtown. Inside Ghost Tours and Curiosities (also called The Curiosity Shoppe). On the east side of Hwy 8/Market St. just south of the river and just north of Aquarium Way. Beneath the Vaudeville Cafe and across the street from the Tennessee Aquarium. (Formerly displayed in the window of Cuz's Antique Center, Lebanon, TN. )
August 2013: Reported gone, hologram only! (Call to verify)
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Chattanooga, Tennessee - Monster Head Finds New Home, Stays In Tennessee
Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature: On January 5, 1989, a blueish, apelike creature was killed by a pickup truck on Sugar Flat Road outside of Lebanon, Tennessee. For some reason the body wasnt preserved, but the head was. [02/13/2013] Complete Story...

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Sugar Flat Creature Head - Hologram

The head of the Sugar Flat Creature is gone, but we display a hologram of it in the shoppe.

[Amy Petulla, 08/20/2013]
Sugar Flat Road Creature

The Sugar Flat Road Creature Head now lives at The Little Curiosity Shoppe owned by Amy, a wonderful storyteller and talented writer. We paid a dollar each and she let us into the very tiny museum. Amy told us the story of head, the ghost photos, the two headed turtle, and the other exhibits. Her ghost tour was in our plans but we became distracted and did not get to make it. While the museum is tiny, Amy's stories fill it and more. She is eager to answer questions and make sure you leave intrigued with all of Chattanooga's legends and myths.

Amy did not mind us taking a photo of the head and she signed her book for us. We will be back again and hope she keeps adding to her collection. The museum was easy to find.

[Stephen and Melissa, 05/13/2013]
Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

The head is now located at the offices of a ghost tour company on the corner of market st and east 2nd. It cost $1 to see it but Amy does a nice job of telling the story.

[Michelle, 04/06/2013]


Head of a Man Creature

I had to take a pilgrimage to see the Head of the Sugar Flat Road Monster, but I wanted to point out that while the head in the window is amazing, there is some really crazy taxidermy on the inside.

[Jacob Krejci, 03/24/2010]

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