Morganton, North Carolina: Alien Head

Inside the Burke County Visitors Center is the alien head used in the 2014 film Alien Abduction. Bonus: Hunger Games t-shirts.
Address:
110 E. Meeting St., Morganton, NC
Directions:
Downtown, across from the old courthouse, on the corner of E. Meeting and S. Green Sts.
Hours:
M-F 8-5. Also Sa 10-3 (May-Oct) (Call to verify)
Phone:
828-433-6793
Admission:
Free
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An alien head and hands are in the Burke County Visitors Center. The head was used in Alien Abduction (alt. title, The Morris Family Abduction), a 2014 "found footage" sci-fi fiction horror film filmed in Burke County. I asked, and they let me wear the head (I'm not sure why I did not ask to wear the hands). Incidentally, Morganton is the setting of Master of the World (1904), one of French sic-fi writer Jules Verne's last novels (which I guess I have to put on my to-read list for 2016). And you can buy "District 12" t-shirts there as well, as Burke County is where much of The Hunger Games was filmed.

[Ralph Calhoun, 01/05/2016]

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