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The Flatwoods Monster that turned Blenko's pandemic losses around

May 12th 2021

The Flatwoods Monster that turned Blenko's pandemic losses around

Despite numerous challenges during the pandemic year, the Flatwoods Monster, a piece of West Virginia folklore immortalized in glass was a bright and shinning star for us!

Offered for only 2 weeks from October 19, 2020 to November 1, 2020; this item was met with great appeal and has now been featured in an article from the Washington Post as well as an article from our local WCHS News station. These articles give an in-depth look at our business after the COVID-19 shutdown and elaborate on what a success our Flatwoods Monster Decanter (designed by Liz Pavlovic Design) was in 2020.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/05/06/flatwoods-monster-west-virginia-blenko-glass/

https://wchstv.com/news/local/flatwoods-monster-piece-turns-pandemic-losses-around-for-blenko-glass

Be sure to watch for our next release in the Cryptid Series later this year! (Please note the Flatwoods Monster was a Special Edition piece for 2020 and can no longer be re-created)

We were proud to partner with West Virginia Artist, Liz Pavlovic in the creation of our portrayal of the Flatwoods Monster.

Like her artwork and style? Learn more about Liz (@keepon_creepinon) and her art:

https://www.lizpavlovic.com/

https://www.instagram.com/keepon_creepinon/

https://www.facebook.com/lizpdesign/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LizPavlovicDesign

The Flatwoods monster in West Virginia folklore, is an entity reported to have been sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia on September 12, 1952.

Legend has it that the group that saw the monster described it as a 10-foot tall monster hovering above the ground, spewing smoke and gas. Its head was red, and spade-shaped, with a distinct point at the top. It had glowing eyes, with spindly arms and claws. Its body was covered in what looked to be green armor.

This monster was a 2-piece 16.5” tall glass sculpture, created from a Clover Green base accompanied by a spade-shaped, pointy stopper in our Ruby Red color and accented with beady Pawpaw eyes.

Item was only available until November 1, 2020.