Located on a hilltop between Benson and Willcox, Arizona, you will see a large red, yellow, blue filling station and gift shop. Inside you will find the typical southwest roadside gifts such as bows, arrows, moccasins, baseball caps, turquoise jewelry and The Thing? shot glasses, T-shirts and other items with the logo on it.
What is it? I sounds like a novelty which peaks enough people's interest to get them to stop and check it out. For a dollar, you walk past the register and into a tiny outside courtyard. In the courtyard is three prefabricated corrugated steel sheds full of odd exhibits. You will see unusual wood carvings, framed lithographs, saddles, rifles, a covered wagon and some vintage automobiles. They even claim that the 1937 Rolls-Royce once was owned by Adolf Hitler. After walking through the maze of bizarre stuff, you finally see The Thing?, a mummified mother-and-child tableau encased in a glass-cover coffin.
I have not seen The Thing? yet. But the next time I head to southern Arizona, I might have to take a detour and see this oddity for myself.