New clue in mystery of giant floating head

Claudine Zap
June 5, 2013
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A new clue has surfaced that may shed light on the origins of the mysterious giant head found floating in New York's Hudson River.

The ginormous flotsam made of fiberglass and Styrofoam was spotted and fished out by the Marist College crew team in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., back in April—and no one seemed to know where it had come from.

The blog Gothamist, however, has received an article from a tipster written in 2004 that might contain the answer. From Gothamist:

Yesterday a tipster sent us a 2004 article featuring this creepy headline: "The Head keeps watch from hill in Meredith." It told the story of a New Jersey couple, Louis and Kimberly Moses, who bought an 8-foot fiberglass sculpture from a junkyard and placed it on the hill of their new Meredith, NY property (which is not exactly close to the Hudson). "The Head" (as they call it) was originally crafted as a display piece for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.

The 2004 story adds, "Betsy Clark, Meredith town clerk, said people have recently begun to discover The Head and question what it is and why it is on top of the hill."

"When I heard about it, I drove over to see it," Clark said in the article. "I think it’s interesting, artsy and cool, and it’s in a great place."

A search on Google maps does not show a head there. Could this be further proof that the head in Meredith was the same one?

When contacted by Yahoo News, the current Meredith town clerk, Penny King, said she had never heard of a giant head sculpture in the town.