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Pana, Illinois: Giant Hand with Painted Nails

18-foot-long hand with red painted nails, severed at the wrist, lays on a patch of grass next to a busy road. First appeared in Chicago; was purchased and moved here by a local businessman in 2016.

Hwy 16, Pana, IL
West edge of town, on the south side of Hwy 16, just east of its intersection with N. 2300 East Rd.
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Another giant hand.

Giant Hand with Painted Nails

A football scoreboard has been added next to the original hand; another hand lies clutching a globe in the weeds a short distance away.

[Emily Priddy, 07/23/2021]

Hand, car, boot.

Giant Hand, Boot, Car

Out of nowhere, this montage appears -- a giant hand with red nails, a car on a stick, a cowboy boot -- with the Pana water tower lurking in the background. It's on a corner surrounded by corn fields.

[Kathryn Ciesielski, 08/04/2017]

In a way, the more recent addition of the car and boot diminish the solo creepiness of the amputated giant hand in the field.

Giant Hand with Painted Nails.

Giant Hand with Painted Nails

I saw this on June 13 off of Route 29 in Pana. A big hand, severed at the wrist, lying on the ground. Probably ten feet long and five feet high. I wonder who does her/his nails -- Sherwin-Williams?

[Tom Wood, 06/21/2016]

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