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In August of 1978 a small town in eastern Ohio was thrust into the spotlight when a local family sighted a “monster” in the woods behind their home. Over subsequent evenings they were repeatedly visited by the creature culminating in a late-night encounter that ended in local police being called in. The story blasted onto the front pages of newspapers across the state and into the consciousness of a nation. For weeks police, news crews, and scores of hunters descended on the town of Minerva with one common goal; to find the beast.

Now, nearly 36 years later, the Minerva Monster will be unveiled once again. Featuring in-depth interviews with law enforcement, media personnel and witnesses, Minerva Monster aims to retell the Cayton’s story as it never has been before. Against the backdrop of small-town America a myth will become reality.

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Minerva Monster Poster

The documentary film is directed by Seth Breedlove, and produced by Jesse Morgan and Alan Megargle. Minerva Monster is the first in a series of documentaries called Small Town Monsters. Setting aside all the drama, and preamble of previous “monster” documentaries, Minerva Monster will tell the story through witness interviews; the real story, in the words of those who lived it.

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Minerva Monster Merch!

This particular Kickstarter campaign is designed to assist in the production of the DVD's and costs associated with making the film available in various streaming venues. We greatly appreciate your interest in helping us make this film available in as many places as possible. Thanks for taking part!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges associated with Minerva Monster are relatively low. From the start this project was funded out-of-pocket by the film makers. In truth, this movie was sort of the definition of "guerrilla film-making".

Having said that, there are challenges involved in any project. Currently, our chief obstacle is completion of the project as a whole by May. While we are confident this goal is attainable, we are also adamant about producing the greatest movie we can. Not just a good one that we manage to get in under deadline.

Our guarantee is that, in the end, Minerva Monster will be the best movie we can produce. We hope to meet our deadline but this particular goal will always come behind the overall quality of the film.

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    You get a special mention in the credits of Minerva Monster. Thanks for your support!

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    You get a digital copy of the movie through Vimeo! You also get a special mention in the credits of Minerva Monster.

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    A pre-order special! Guarantee your copy of the film on DVD PLUS get it for less than the day-of-release audience as a special thank you. You'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    BLU-RAY copy of the film! Now you can own a copy of Minerva Monster in HD! Plus you get a special mention in the credits of Minerva Monster.

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    Own a piece of history with the official Minerva Monster poster (designed by video game artist, Jeff Kunze) and your own copy of the DVD. You'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    BLU-RAY! Own a piece of history with the official Minerva Monster poster (designed by video game artist, Jeff Kunze) and your own copy of the BLU-RAY DISC!. You'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    Things are heating up. You'll receive your own Minerva Monster poster, a copy of the DVD, and a Minerva Monster t-shirt! You'll also get your name in the credits of the film.

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    BLU-RAY! You'll receive your own Minerva Monster poster, a copy of the BLU-RAY, and a Minerva Monster t-shirt! You'll also get your name in the credits of the film.

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    The Bundle level. You'll get an extremely rare, Minerva Monster hoodie, a poster, and a copy of the DVD. You'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    BLU-RAY! The Bundle level. You'll get an extremely rare, Minerva Monster hoodie, a poster, and a copy of the BLU-RAY. You'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    The Big Bundle. Every prior reward level is here. The Minerva Monster hoodie, a copy of the poster, an MM t-shirt, and a copy of the DVD. PLUS, you'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    BLU-RAY! The Big Bundle. Every prior reward level is here. The Minerva Monster hoodie, a copy of the poster, an MM t-shirt, and a copy of the BLU-RAY. PLUS, you'll also get your name in the credits of the film!

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    Minerva Premier Package! We'd been asked to add a high-end reward level and here it is. You'll get a copy of the film on DVD or Blu-Ray (your choice), plus the hoodie, t-shirt, poster, as well as an executive producer credit. AND you and 1 guest will be invited to the premier in Minerva, Ohio (travel expenses not paid) with VIP seating. You'll also get to have dinner (on us) at a local restaurant in Minerva with the crew from Small Town Monsters! Plus, some surprises...

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    Corporate Sponsor Level! Get your company name/logo along with a special thank you in the credits! You'll also receive an ultra limited canvas Giclee print of the Minerva Monster poster, a custom pen built from wood from Minerva (featuring the Minerva Monster logo) crafted by custom pen artist, Ronald Breedlove, as well as a copy of the film on blu-ray or DVD, and a t-shirt. Also, you'll get VIP seating with us at the World Premier following the Ohio Bigfoot Conference. (pending approval of business)

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