Museum of the Weird owner Steve Busti announced today that the original Minnesota Iceman is currently in his possession, still frozen, and will soon be exhibited to the world once again in his Austin, Texas tourist attraction. Busti is aiming to have the Iceman set up in his museum and open to the public within a week.
No, it’s not a real “caveman” (cue Scooby Doo episode), but it is a part of American history and it’s a darn good story. Glad to see the piece found and put back for us to see. Check it out when it appears soon at the Museum of the Weird in Austin, Texas. That’s another reason for me to visit there!
More about the Iceman:
Listen to this great episode on the Minnesota Iceman from Monster Talk.
UPDATE (29-June-2013) This piece on Huffington Post ignores the point that it is a sideshow gaff and leaves open the suggestion that it is real, that Hansen shot it in Wisconsin. Outrageous.
Tip: Fortean Times