John Preble’s Mystery House is a fun roadside attraction in Abita Springs, Louisiana.
John Preble was born 1948 in New Orleans Louisiana. Preble had received traditional training as a painter, and had gained recognition in the art world for his portraits of Créole Indians, but he chose to focus on work outside of the mainstream.
Being a collector of oddities for many years, he opened up this museum in 2000, after he received financial security as a painter. Barbara heard that one of his main attractions was a 36 ft. alligator.
The UCM Museum, pronounced “you-see-em”, is a family-operated roadside attraction located in an old 1950’s car service station in Abita. He is not afraid to ask the tuff questions:
Originally called the UCM Museum till its name change in 2007 because the word “Museum” didn’t actually describe what he was exhibiting.
You are really old if you remember this:
We did come across that 36 ft. alligator:
Barbara wasn’t really sure if she wanted to be recognized with me: