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Lebanon, Tennessee: Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature (Gone)

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, but in 2021 it was returned to the town museum -- then in 2023 it vanished again.

Lebanon Museum and History Center

Lebanon Museum and History Center. In the basement of City Hall, formerly the stately Castle Heights Military Academy.
Lebanon, 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 wasn't preserved, but the head was.

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

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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]

Sugar Flat Road Creature.

Head of the Sugar Flat Road Creature

I saw the creature's head at the Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, Tennessee, last Sunday. It was sitting on the corner of the back-of-the-old-truck stage in Fiddler's Grove. I'm not sure if he was part of the group that was pickin' and grinnin' or not.

[B. Mills, 09/02/2016]

The head remains in private hands for now, making occasional appearances. We hope its owners can again find it a permanent, public home.

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