Columbia, North Carolina: Animatronic Hunter Jim

Have a fetish for spotting defects in automated dioramas? We're told that Robot Hunter Jim, damaged in a lightning strike, moves, but keeps paralyzed hand in pocket.

Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center

Address:
304 Main St., Columbia, NC
Directions:
Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center, north of US Hwy 64 at Main St. and Broad St.
Phone:
252-766-0200
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Hunter Jim.

Animatronic Hunter Jim

This is Hunter Jim at the Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center. The statue starts speaking and gesticulating when you get near it, telling the history of hunting in Tyrrell County, and moving in that creepy and unnerving way found only in automatons.

He used to move around even more, but after a lightning strike left him immobile, the folks who repaired him couldn't ever get his left arm to work again, so now that hand just stays in his pocket.

[Dean Jeffrey, 08/16/2011]

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