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Chattanooga, Tennessee: Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

Two local teens said they ran over this creature with a pickup truck in 1989. Only its head was preserved. The head disappeared for years, reappeared in 2021, vanished again in 2023. Only a hologram of the head remains on public view.

Chattanooga Ghost Tours

57 E. 5th St., Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Ghost Tours. Downtown, on the east side of TN-8/Market St., just north of its intersection with E. 5th St. Entrance is on the ground floor at the back of the parking lot.
Daily 8:15- 8:45pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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 wasn't preserved, but the head was.

[02/13/2013] Complete Story...

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Sugar Flat Road Creature Head Holograms

Holograms, made of the famous Sugar Flat Road Creature Head before it disappeared from public view, can be seen at Chattanooga Ghost Tours' shop. They are the most detailed images of the head currently available to the public.

[Amy Petulla, 06/05/2023]

The head was recently on display at the Lebanon Museum and History Center before it vanished yet again!

Sugar Flat Road Monster Head

No longer at the museum. Returned to owner.

[Mark Muncy, 02/21/2023]
Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

The missing head has been found! It now sits in the Lebanon Museum and History Center under the town hall.

[Brennen Wilde, 11/18/2021]

The Creature was run over by a pickup truck in Lebanon in 1989, and only its head has been preserved.

Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

The building is no longer standing; a local told me it collapsed. I don't know what happened to the head or what role it played in the collapse and then the demo of the building.

[Ian, 09/23/2017]

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