The Flatwoods Monster

#FreeBraxxie — The Flatwoods Monster first appeared to residents of Flatwoods, West Virginia, on 12 September 1952. We visited him while questing for a cemetery in the area on 17 August 2017.

Flatwoods Monster

Flatwoods Monster

Above is a representation of the monster, also known as The Braxton County Monster, or “Braxxie” to his friends, in the form of a ten-foot-tall chair. The seat part is on the other side of the monster. As described in the placard reproduced below, there are five of these chairs distributed along the Flatwoods Monster Chair Trail. The one pictured above is in Flatwoods itself, near the original sighting, indicated by the letter A on the map below.

Flatwoods Monster History

Flatwoods Monster History

You can read a summary history of “Braxxie” and the chairs by clicking on the image above (ignore the strange people who appear to be trapped in the sign — they’re just a mirage). Or you can visit the official web site at BraxtonWV.org/Braxxie.

Artwork and information are attributed to Braxton County CVB.

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