WAYNESBORO, Georgia (NBC/WAGT) – How did a 7-foot-tall Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket end up in a Georgia woman’s front yard?
“When I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure that I was hallucinating, so I called my teenagers who were at home and had them go outside,” said Aleena Headrick.
And no, there is no chicken in that 7-foot bucket. Headrick said it appeared Thursday afternoon and that she had no idea where it came from or who it belongs to.
“Too often we need something to laugh about, and so I put it on Facebook and told them that I would bring chicken to the next potluck,” said Headrick.
The bucket has already become a popular landmark. Headrick said people have been stopping to take pictures with it, but it won’t easily be stolen because it’s hard to move.
“Maybe we’ll get giant mashed potatoes next to it,” said Headrick.
And about the owner: Freddie Taylor is Headrick’s landlord. He collects signs like this and he says this bucket is quite a find.
“And that bucket right there, if you notice it, it don’t say KFC,” said Taylor. “It says Kentucky Fried Chicken. That bucket’s probably 40 years old.”
Taylor plans to have it mounted on a pole so it will be permanently displayed for all to see. But Headrick isn’t mad; she said it will make her house hard to miss.
“It’s unusual, but it makes really good landmarks when people come to our house,” said Headrick. “You can just say, ‘Come down to the giant KFC bucket and turn right.'”