Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on June 28th, 2013
It’s back! The 1960s sideshow attraction known as the “Minnesota Icemen” has resurfaced and taken up residence at the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas. The infamous gaff recently turned up on ebay with an asking price of $20,000. It was promptly sold to an undisclosed buyer, which turned out to be my friend Steve Busti, owner of the Museum of the Weird.
Details of the purchase remained under wraps until Tuesday night when the Minnesota Iceman was featured on the A&E network show, Shipping Wars. In order to transport the Iceman from Minnesota to Austin, Steve worked out a deal with the network. As part of the show, Steve and the driver Jennifer, stopped off in Fouke, Arkansas where they met up with myself and fellow cryptid researchers, Ken Gerhard, Chris Buntenbah, and John Attaway. We then took Steve and Jennifer into the woods near Boggy Creek for an evening of “bigfoot hunting.” The next day they continued the trip until finally reaching Austin.
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Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 28th, 2013
“Bigfoot is taking his act to the stage and leaving audiences as the ones howling with his show-stoppingly golden singing voice…”
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The Remarkable Minnesota Iceman Finds A New Home CryptozooNews
The Minnesota Iceman is shrouded in as much mystery and controversy as as he is in ice, and the once top billing sideshow attraction is getting a lot of renewed attention lately with his "guest star" appearance on reality show Shipping Wars recently. Not only that, but the Minnesota Ice Man is on the move to the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas and will once again be put on display for the public to ooh (and ew) and ahh over. Loren Coleman, who took photos of the Iceman in 1969 during the frozen fella's debut carnival run, gives a detailed summary of the long and weird history of the Iceman and touches on some of the controversy (Was there a second, fake body?) and even more on the Minnesota Iceman.