Where it had come from, no one really knew. It had simply appeared one day on the playa of the Black Rock Desert.
The Bureau of Land Management shipped it south of Reno, to it offices. There, it stood for a few years, next to the maintenance sheds before being sold to the City of Reno.
Known as the Spider-Bug, it rested atop the abandoned livestock rendering plant, overlooking the Wells Avenue overpass. After another lengthy period, it was sold to an auto shop to be used as advertising.
It rested on top the shop for over 20-years before vanishing.