THE THING? What is it!? It might be the greatest roadside attraction in the history of roadside attractions. The Advertising, The building, the history, and especially the contents and the results of spending that $1.00 to see “The Mystery of the Desert!”
Between El Paso and Los Angeles – And especially Between Los Cruces New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona – are vast quantities of desert. Mile after mile of scorching heat, blasting sunlight, and for those with children, the never ending cry of “are we there yet!?”
But one genius fella by the name of Thomas Prince brought relief to millions of travelers through this arid wasteland, displaying THE THING and advertising it on hundreds of billboards across the American Southwest, luring the unsuspecting tourist ever closer to the ultimate tourist trap Roadside destination, THE THING
So just what is THE THING? You’ll have to watch and see, but I warn you… this cannot be unseen….
SPOILER ALERT! I do show “The thing!” if you don’t wanna see it, stop watching at 12:30 or skip to about 15:30