At least, it is home to a monster in a forthcoming “sort of” documentary, Mongo: The Ice Monster of Juneau. Or, more accurately, it isn’t.
You see, this “sort of” documentary follows the crew from a new TV spin-off of Big Adventure magazine (previously featuring ‘The Hairless Dogs of Idaho’, ‘Cincinatti’s Cut-throat Yarn Industry’, and ‘Women Over 60 with Tattoos of Pirates’) on a monster hunt.
These intrepid investigators head to Juneau to explore the local legend of Mongo, the ice monster. But when they get there, they find nobody has heard of it.
Rather than waste the trip, they do the only thing they can – they try to fake it.
Mongo is the brainchild of Kendall Weaver, a radio broadcaster for 30 years, and a local celebrity in the city, which incidentally can’t be reached by road – only by ship (it’s a popular cruise stop – that’s how I saw it a few years ago) and seaplane.
Juneau is a lovely little city, as you’ll see when the movie is released (projected to be ahead of the 2017 tourist season). Combine that stunning scenery with the comedy of film-makers on a wild goose (wild monster?) chase, and it sounds like a film worth seeing (and backing).