Jake the Alligator Man
Jake the Alligator Man is an alleged half-man, half-alligator on display in apparently mummified condition at Marsh's Free Museum, a tourist trap located at 409 South Pacific Avenue in Long Beach, Washington. He was acquired by the Marshs for $750 in 1967 from an antique store.
His image was used by the Weekly World News on November 9, 1993 for front-page article, "Half-human, half-alligator discovered in Florida swamp." The periodical subsequently reported on his escape from captivity, killing of a Miami man, and giving birth.
From Astoria Oregon to Astoria New York Jake has attracted huge numbers of visitors.
- McGuire, Mickey (November 9, 1993). "Half-human, half-alligator discovered in Florida swamp". Weekly World News 15 (6) (Naples, Fla.). p. 8-9. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- 'Alligator Man' of Long Beach: His past is a murky swamp of tall tales (article in The Columbian)
- Jake's Page at www.marshsfreemuseum.com
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