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What Lies Beneath The Streets Of This Kansas City Is Creepy Yet Amazing

I’m going to show you a set of pictures, and I want you to tell me if you recognize the location:

“Of course I do, Annie; it’s the Wichita WaterWalk!”

You’re correct! (For those of you unfamiliar with the WWW, it’s a popular, beautifully laid out area full of various dining and shopping options.)

Now I am going to show you another set of pictures and ask the same question—do you recognize this location?:

“OMG ANNIE!!! What the heck is that?!”

Believe it or not, this terrifying creature lives under the streets of Wichita… In fact, if you have ever visited the Keeper of the Plains, there is a pretty good chance that you walked over him without realizing it.

Meet the Wichita Troll: a seven-foot-tall goblin who lurks beneath the streets of downtown, quietly observing the world above overhead.

Though he may look terrifying, this Troll has no interest in gobbling you up (see: Three Billy Goats Gruff). Au contraire, this green, 200-pound sculpture was created by local artist Connie Ernatt back in 2007 as a way to improve the looks of an overflow area near the old Westar Energy Plant. Since then, the discreet monster has been a mere hidden gem in the Air Capital of the World.

While even we do not have exact directions to the mysterious creature, we can offer this address: 777 W. Central Ave. Wichita, KS 67203.

Have you seen the Troll yourself? Or is the first you’re hearing of him? Let us know in the comments!

Annie
Annie is a wife, mom, new homeowner, and blogger with a love of God, family, and chicken nachos (in that order).