They Say Trolls Don’t Live In Michigan’s U.P. But There’s One Now
Yoopers often refer to people who visit the Upper Peninsula from the Lower Peninsula as trolls but now there's a troll that resides in the U.P. and he's a big one.
Trolls and Flat-Landers
Long before there was the internet and internet trolls, those who live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have been referring to people who visit the U.P. from the Lower Peninsula as "Trolls", or "Flat-Landers."
A troll is someone who lives below the Mackinac Bridge which opened in 1957. Yoopers are not really fans of trolls but understand they are big business for the Upper Peninsula economy so they tolerate the visitors the best they can.
A Large Troll Now Resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Meet "Benny the Beard Fisher" who now resides in Germfask, Michigan, overlooking the Manistique River.
To see Benny the Beard Fisher you will need to visit Northland Outfitters campground and livery, but be prepared to pay a $10 parking fee for your visit.
The folks at Northland Outfitters didn't put a lot into the Benny Beard Fisher parking sign but Danish artist Thomas Dambo did an amazing job crafting this troll out of wood and branches.
Benny stands 14 feet tall but as you can see he is laying down so you can just imagine how big this troll really is.
Below are some people walking by Benny to give you more perspective of his massive size.
If you want to learn about more trolls like Benny and where they are located around the United States and the World click here.
The video above really gives you a great look at Benny and his massive size and detail. If you would like to make plans to pay him a visit in person click here.