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Duluth needs a monster of its own

Earlier today I was reading about the Red Dwarf of Detroit, a harbinger of doom that’s been haunting the Detroit area for hundreds of years. It’s described as “a small child-like creature with red or black fur boots” that has “blazing red eyes and rotten teeth.”

Other communities have monsters that are unique to their location. Point Pleasant, WV has the Mothman. Southern New Jersey has the Jersey Devil. Botetourt County, VA and Mattoon, IL have the Mad Gasser, who was more of a serial killer really but I’m still including it here.

Mayor Ness wants to get the population back up to 90,000. Maybe some good old-fashioned mass hysteria is what we need to put this town back on the map.

If Duluth had a monster of its own, what would it be like? When would would it appear? Where would it appear? What would it be called?

27 Comments

spy1

about 3 years ago

You can start here: 1905

spy1

about 3 years ago

[img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/nov05-2.jpg[/img]

spy1

about 3 years ago

Or, Jan. 9, 1912 [img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/9jan1912dnt.jpg[/img]

spy1

about 3 years ago

June 1902 [img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/june1902a.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/june1902b.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/comments/june1902c.jpg[/img]

Barrett Chase

about 3 years ago

I like where this is headed. Maybe some sort of electrical aquatic moose-monster, connected to a cult of "foreigners" that meets in the building next door to Central Sales.

baci

about 3 years ago

TimK is right, this has all the signs of a Lovecraft-ian novella. A giant amorphous blob, a shambling mound of gelatinous taconite sludge, the "ancient ones" ... Also, I like the idea of a huge 300lb sturgeon with eyes the size of pie-plates

baci

about 3 years ago

Oh, BTW didn't Low do soundtrack work for The Mothman Prophecies? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLt8AThNDL8&feature=related I'm starting to smell a script ....

catz

about 3 years ago

This is the best idea I have ever heard.

udarnik

about 3 years ago

That story about the two-headed baby is sad, but "SHIPS COMPASS GETS CRAZY" is awesome.

blind

about 3 years ago

Someone get Anthony Bukoski on the case...

Jcarlon

about 3 years ago

Have you all never heard of the Superior Sasquatch? Behold his ratty might: