Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia: Wampus Box

Outside the Old Sautee Store, the primal horror of the Wampus Box continues to enthrall travelers.

Old Sautee Store

2315 Georgia 17, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Old Sautee Store. Northeast corner of Hwy 17/Unicoi Tpke and Hwy 255. On the front porch.
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Wampus Box

Stopped to check out the famous Wampus Box at that charming store!

[Charles Hutton, 11/19/2012]
Wampus Box

Outside the Old Sautee Store in Sautee, Georgia. We'd travel from St. Petersburg, FL every summer to the North Georgia mountains and we'd always go to see the wampus box...we actually still go there to this day to see if it actually exists. It does, same box....twenty some years....still there.

When we were kids, my mom and dad would take us kids to see The Old Sautee Store. Out front, there is a wooden box, clearly marked the WAMPUS BOX. Inside, they say there's a rare and dangerous animal..a wampus. The box is about the size of a large shoebox and on top, you can peak inside but you can't reach in. All you see is a wampus tail sticking out from an inner hole. Now, being kids...we wanted to see the whole wampus, so we did what they dared you not do and open the box from the front latch. Well...needless to say...a "wampus" leaps out at you all right...and nearly scares the bajeebees out of you! Great entertainment for all kids...and some adults too! We're in our thirties now and when in Georgia, we still travel to Sautee to take our picture with the oldest living "wampus". Check it our and tell them the King sisters sent ya.

[King Sisters, 09/16/2000]

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Center Of The World, Hartwell, GA - 47 mi.

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