Holmeson, New Jersey: Muffler Man - Halfwit Head Paintball Target

Artifact from an Atlantic City Halfwit statue, ended up in a body-starved region of central NJ, but amiably serves as an elevated target on a paintball course.

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Address:
567 Monmouth Rd, Holmeson, NJ
Directions:
I-195 exit 16A, then a half-mile south on Hwy 537/Monmouth Rd. On the east side.
Phone:
732-928-2810
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Halfwit head.

Halfwit Muffler Man Head

In 1981, after a fire at Atlantic City's Million Dollar Pier, a clean shaven Bunyan and two halfwit heads were sold to the owner of some rural property just south of I-195 near Jackson, NJ. He liked the Halfwit heads better, so he swapped out the head on the Bunyan and turned that giant into a Halfwit. He then took the removed head, and painted it up to look like Dracula for Halloween.

What no one seems to have realized is that there was a second Halfwit head. The second head sat on the roof of the paintball office around back for years, before it was moved (because it was such a suitable home for bees). It was placed atop a tall pipe out back in one of the paint ball fields (for target practice).

Despite years of abuse and getting his hat shot off, he still seems to be grinning at the world and can be seen if you ask nicely and wear a paintball mask.

[Joel Baker, 11/02/2016]

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