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A different kind of Derby Tour

Forget the tour guides, let me start you on a writer’s tour of Louisville.

First Stop: The Pope Lick Monster (the Pope family were early settlers, lick refers to a saltlick) is a half-man, half goat rumored to dwell under the lofty railroad bridge spanning Pope Lick Creek near Fisherville, a few miles from Louisville. It hypnotizes its victims, luring them onto the narrow train trestle until they are run over by trains.

Some say it is a circus freak that escaped during a train wreck. Others say a local farmer who sacrificed goats to Satan has reincarnated as the Pope Lick Monster. Despite No Trespassing signs, many people have been killed, by the monster?

I am going to write about it.

If I survive. If.



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