Scary Monster Chair.

Scary Monster Chair

Field review by the editors.

Sutton, West Virginia

This is the third of five Monster Chairs that appeared in and around Flatwoods in 2015-2016. All five were built by Allan Johnson, a local woodworker, then painted on-site by Andrew Smith, director of the Braxton County Visitors Bureau. Smith, with a fine arts degree from Fairmont State University, gave this one a monster-appropriate menacing scowl. This is the monster chair most likely to strike fear into unsuspecting motorists.

Each monster chair is ten feet tall, the same height as the Monster itself, which briefly visited Flatwoods and terrified the locals in the late summer of 1952. Three steps at the front of the chair lead to a platform seat between the Monster's outstretched arms, big enough to hold several panic-stricken-posing people at once.

All five chairs have the same wooden design, but Andrew painted each slightly differently, with the first chairs being truer to the Monster's reported appearance, and the last being examples of Andrew more-or-less winging it. "We figured if they were all the same, why would anyone visit more than one?" he told us.

Also see: The Monster That Wouldn't Die

Scary Monster Chair

Laurel Court

Address:
2997 Sutton Lane, Sutton, WV
Directions:
I-79 exit 67. Turn east, then turn right at the stoplight onto WV-4/Sutton Lane. Drive south, paralleling I-79, for one mile. The Chair will be on the right, next to the Laurel Court motel, across from the Go Mart, at the intersection of WV-4/Sutton Lane and WV-15/Airport Rd.
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