An eerie journey awaits those with a penchant for the phantasmagoric at the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum! In the quiet town of Littleton, NC, an enigmatic presence blankets the land, revealing itself to only the most curious Carolina Travelers. Local tales speak of Bigfoot sightings atop Medoc Mountain State Park, a place shrouded in mystery and steeped in spooky secrets.

Learn From The Crypto King Himself (No, Not That Crypto…)

Venture forth with the renowned cryptozoologist and master of the mysterious, Stephen Barcelo, a former journalist whose existence revolves around deciphering the riddles of cryptids—those elusive creatures like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster – rumored to inhabit the hidden corners of our world. Surrender all trust to Barcelo as he guides you on a hike up Medoc Mountain, where you’ll keep your eyes peeled and ears pricked for peculiar signs of cryptid activity. Alternatively, embark on a haunted ghost tour of historic Littleton armed with K-II meters – ideal for detecting spectral energy.

You’ll find a sanctuary of the otherworldly back at the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum, where curious artifacts like Bigfoot hair samples and plaster footprint castings, haunted dolls, electronic voice phenomena (EVPs), and more lay in wait.

Testimonials From Spectral Seekers And Fans Of Phantoms

We reached out to several paranormal enthusiasts who recently crossed the spooky threshold of the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum, and they couldn't share enough positive remarks about their experiences!

Cryptozoology And Paranormal Museum in Littleton, NC

“Partners in spook” — Parker Bailey and wife Lauren snap a selfie with Bigfoot on their visit to the Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum.

Parker Bailey: The Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum in Littleton, NC is a gem! Packed full of oddities and curiosities, it is definitely worth the trip! The owner Stephen is full of knowledge of the unknown and has so many interesting stories to tell! Don’t forget to check out the gift shop for your Bigfoot merch, and watch out for the haunted clown doll!

Melissa Jacobs: My boyfriend and I live in New Jersey. We were taking a road trip and my boyfriend and I like to go to unique places. I was excited we got to his new location right before he closed for the day because I would have to wait until the next time we happened to be in that area. My boyfriend had visited his old location before. It was my first time. Stephen was so nice! He gave my boyfriend and I a personalized tour and answered every question I had.  I took some pictures inside the museum — he let us take our time and we really enjoyed talking with him. Stephen even recommended a place to eat in town. We will definitely make it back there. Highly recommend the museum!

Lee West: The Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum is small but jam-packed with a ton of haunted objects and information about local cryptids. The employees are super knowledgeable about everything in the museum, giving anecdotes, demonstrations, and even directions to the local Bigfoot sighting spots. They talked about the investigation they held the night before and showed me the room and evidence they captured…I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in the area!

Visit Lake Gaston while you're spending time in Littleton, NC

Lake Gaston boasts over 400 miles of picturesque shoreline.

Things To Do In Littleton, NC

The thrills in and around Littleton, NC don't stop at the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum. Only a ten-minute drive away, Lake Gaston beckons with its scenic beauty and a plethora of water activities such as boating, fishing, and water skiing. For a dose of cultural entertainment, head to the Lakeland Cultural Arts Center and catch one of their captivating performances, which can include plays, musicals, and comedy shows. Their Summer Movie Series offers free tickets on designated summer nights for beloved films like The Sandlot and Sing 2.

Less than 20 miles away, the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail presents an opportunity to delve into the region's history and appreciate the significance of the canal while enjoying a picturesque walk, jog, or bike ride along the trail. Whether you're a nature lover, history buff, or culture enthusiast, Littleton and its surroundings provide a delightful array of experiences to enjoy.

Thousand Trails Lake Gaston RV Campground & Resort

Cool off at the pristine pool and enjoy views of Lake Gaston at Thousand Trails RV Resort.

Where To Stay In Littleton, NC

Don't worry — while the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum is a haven for the haunted, you can count on a comfortable night's sleep at one of several accommodations in Littleton, NC. For lakefront views and access to a seasonal outdoor pool, book a room at the Lake Gaston Inn. If camping and RV-ing are more up your alley, get hooked up at the Thousand Trails Lake Gaston RV Campground & Resort, which puts you in close proximity to boat rentals and other outdoor activities. Alternatively, the Stonehouse Timber Lodge is a fishing family's paradise — their seven cabins may appear rustic on the outside, but they're cozy and functional on the inside.

Blue Jay Bistro in Littleton, NC is great for lunch or dinner following your visit to the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum.

In addition to farm-to-table cuisine, Blue Jay Bistro is the go-to watering hole for craft cocktails, NC beers, and creative non-alcoholic beverages.

Best Restaurants In Littleton, NC

Littleton, NC may be a small town, but it still offers a few noteworthy dining options. One of the top restaurants in the area is Casa Mia's, a charming Italian eatery known for its delicious pizza, pasta dishes, and friendly service. For those craving Southern comfort food, Grandpa's Kitchen is a must-visit. This family-owned restaurant serves up homestyle classics like fried chicken, barbecue, and hearty sides that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Another standout option is Blue Jay Bistro, a cozy spot known for its diverse, seasonally-driven menu and flavorful dishes. From seafood and steaks to burgers and sandwiches, Blue Jay Bistro offers something for everyone. If you're visiting in summertime, we recommend ordering a few small plates and shareables, such as the watermelon gazpacho, peach caprese salad, and Texalina seafood cocktail — a tasty concoction of jumbo lump crab, Carolina shrimp, locally-grown cucumbers and tomatoes, jalapeno, and chili lime tortilla chips. The perfect light bites for a summertime snack!

The Cryptozoology And Paranormal Museum: Know Before You Go

Outfitter: Cryptozoology And Paranormal Museum

Address: 300 N Main St, Littleton, NC 27850


Ages: All ages welcome!

Rates: Ghost hunting tour is $35 per person

Dates: The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 1-7 PM; ghost tours are booked by appointment from 6-8:30 PM

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