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

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.
Sept. 2017: Bldg demolished. Aug. 2013: Hologram only!
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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 wasnt preserved, but the head was. [02/13/2013] Complete Story...

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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.


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]

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