MURAL –Big Muddy Monster




Terrorized by a creature in 1973, Murphysboro, Illinois, was thrust into fabled lore! Thought to have come out of a local river called the Big Muddy, the legend of the Big Muddy Monster was born on those nights. The events and eyewitnesses have been well-chronicled in local papers and in more significant markets like The New York Times. There is also a file on the City of Murphysboro’s website containing all the police reports. The mural depicts those evenings and sightings and is a collaboration between Silkworm, Inc. and the Revitalize 62966: Arts in the Community committee.

This mural was made possible through generous donations from Silkworm and the citizens and friends of Murphysboro.

Want to donate to help fund future murals and art projects? Click here to donate to the Revitalize 62966 project. Please add “Public Art” in the PayPal notes/memo area.




Designed by Tony Phillippe

Painted by Christine DeShazo · Lea Heller · Sue Gindlesparger · Phil DeShazo

Big Muddy Monster cutout, painting, and support by Tony Phillippe · Bob Chambers · Chi Robinson · Mike Goodridge · Liz Lemond · Cassie Edwards · Daniel Moutray · Todd Lirely · Kylie Graff · Kennedy Jennings · Cynthia Mill · Tom Waterford · Liam Hurst


Address: behind 104 N. 14th in the alley

GPS – Lat: 37°7650663″N     Lon: 89°3375165″W


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images.jpg  Murphysboro, Illinois


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