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Sasquatch Like Bacon and Other Interesting Monsters! Facts

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    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on a new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man that will intrigue you about the real or imagined monsters from history. (Published Friday, Oct. 31, 2014)

    Did you know Sasquatch are believed to like bacon? That’s just one of the interesting facts you’ll find at the San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit.

    Monsters! (real or imagined) is open for this Halloween weekend when all the little goblins are thinking about vampires, mummies and other spooky things.

    Monsters! in San Diego

    [DGO] Monsters! in San Diego
    The San Diego Museum of Man has a new Monsters Exhibit showcasing different monsters from around the world and the history behind them. (Published Friday, Oct. 31, 2014)

    Stories of the Hydra and the Phoenix are on display along with images of real deep-sea creatures that inspired the Kraken.

    Ben Garcia, Deputy Director, San Diego Museum of Man, said many monster tales were rooted in early discoveries.

    “When people found early fossil remains, they didn’t know what to make of them,” Garcia said.

    For example, a mastodon skull could’ve been mistaken for the Cyclops or some other mythical creature.

    Children can not only make a monster of their own but they can also find out how to defend yourself from monsters' wily ways (hence the bacon tip).

    The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week excluding Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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