Cleveland, Tennessee – the Halloween capital of America – is having a major celebration this year to honor the return of Tall Betsy to 150 Centenary Avenue.
The address in the historic district of downtown Cleveland is where the famous goblin made her most famous appearances during the ‘80s and drew crowds of thousands.
Tall Betsy retired in 1998 after drawing a crowd of 25,000. A helicopter film crew captured the event and the large crowds on Centenary Ave.
The state of Tennessee named Tall Betsy "The Official Halloween Goblin of Bradley County" on May 24, 1989.
This is a short video that features a reciting of the poem created as a tribute to the goblin called "The Legend of Tall Betsy." The video was made by J. Bailey Jones, the official Tall Betsy spokesperson and features Gincy Pendergrass, a Cleveland, TN, fourth grader.
The second video provided here is a short version of a full-length Tall Betsy documentary that appeared on PBS and NBC in 2012.
"Halloween history will be made on Centenary Avenue this year,” said Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland. “Those lucky enough to see Tall Betsy will have memories they can share one day with their children and grandchildren. This is a night Cleveland will remember forever – possibly the spookiest night our city has ever seen."
Tall Betsy’s official website is TallBetsy.com.
For more information on Tall Betsy, contact Toby Pendergrass at (423) 473-4227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org