Cleveland, Tennessee – the Halloween capital of America – is having a major celebration this year to honor the return of Tall Betsy to 480 Centenary Avenue.
The address in the historic district of downtown Cleveland is where the famous goblin made her most famous appearances during the ‘80s and drew crowds of thousands.
Tall Betsy retired in 1998 after drawing a crowd of 25,000. A helicopter film crew captured the event and the large crowds on Centenary Ave.
The state of Tennessee named Tall Betsy "The Official Halloween Goblin of Bradley County" on May 24, 1989.
This is a short video that features a reciting of the poem created as a tribute to the goblin called "The Legend of Tall Betsy." The video was made by J. Bailey Jones, the official Tall Betsy spokesperson and features Gincy Pendergrass, a Cleveland, TN, fourth grader.