“Ask The Head” Standing Prop

Ask the Head

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“This is generally assumed to be a “photo op” attraction. However, the slot in the front implies that some transaction could take place. Some who have reviewed the contents of the boxcar suggest that it was placed in the back of a darkened room or tent and an actor or fortune teller would pose behind it in order to interact with clients.”

At the opening, guests who inserted coins in the slot were rewarded with whispered fortunes that ranged from “you will be rich” to “you are in grave danger”.

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