By Anne Kristoff
“If you see a pirate ship sailing down the Chattahoochee River, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Butch Anthony.
Anthony is a self-taught artist and maker from Seale, Alabama, and despite listing “recluse” as the Intro on his Facebook page, he is no stranger to inadvertently attracting attention.
People have been showing up on the Anthony property since he was 14 years old. A chance discovery in a local creek bed brought instant fame and a steady stream of visitors when he dug up a 65-million-year-old mosasaur vertebra.
“After that, people started bringing me other stuff, and one thing led to another and it kept going and going and got filled up,” he recalled.”