Jake the Alligator Man

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Jake in his display case at Marsh's Free Museum in Long Beach, Washington
Marsh's Free Museum, where Jake is located

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."[1] The periodical subsequently reported on his escape from captivity, killing of a Miami man, and giving birth.

Jake has acquired a cult following in Northwestern popular culture. Bumper stickers featuring the oddity can be commonly seen throughout Washington and Oregon.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ 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. 

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