A museum dedicated to creatures both cryptic and paranormal has opened its doors in the small town of Littleton, North Carolina.
The Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum is the brainchild of former journalist Stephen Barcelo, who moved from New York to Littleton several years ago. Housed in a 19th century home rumored to have once been a bordello, the museum contains exhibits ranging from Bigfoot casts to haunted dolls.
“Some crazy stuff goes on in this house,” said Barcelo about the purportedly haunted building. The museum founder equips the site with various devices to detect spirits, including electromagnetic field meters and special cameras.
Barcelo is a firm believer in the existence of legendary beings like Bigfoot. “I think Bigfoot is a flesh and blood creature,” he stated. “Too many people have seen things. They’re seeing something here. There’s something out there.”
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In addition to the museum, Barcelo and his daughter Holly run a paranormal investigation company called Haunted Littleton. They respond to reports of strange creature sightings and ghostly activities across the country.
The quirky museum has quickly become a novelty in Littleton, drawing tourists interested in the unexplained. “We are the tourist attraction,” declared Barcelo. As the museum continues operating, one wonders what new mysteries it might uncover in this small southern town.