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Are Vergas' highways really haunted? Tune in to the SyFy network and see

Minnesota may not be able to lay claim to Bigfoot. But at least we've got the Hairy Man of Vergas. Or is that shaggy dude more fiction than science? Perhaps Tuesday night's installment of Haunted Highway will help you decide.
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Minnesota may not be able to lay claim to Bigfoot. But at least we've got the Hairy Man of Vergas. Or is that shaggy dude more fiction than science? Perhaps Tuesday night's installment of Haunted Highway will help you decide.

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