The Dark Watchers

There’s an old saying that “The hills have eyes” and aside from being a rather crappy horror movie, one might be surprised to learn of a phenomenon that may give some credence to the idea.

The Dark Watchers

Reports of strange shadowy figures peering down from the heights and crags of coastal mountains and the desert have trickled down over the years in California.

Some even suggest the Native Americans have lived with such “creatures” for eons, having come to an understanding of their power and purpose.

But have they?

Watch this episode of Mojave Mysteries and let Author M.L. Behrman share some tales and triva about the bizarre and creepy phenomenon known as “The Dark Watchers”.

What do YOU think they could be?

Could the Dark Watchers be ghosts?

While there have been many ghost stories in the Mojave, they usually involve having a dead person (or one who was once living, obviously) coming back to send a message or haunt a person or place. And since many of these beings are reported to be much bigger than a normal-sized human, it looks like they are something else entirely.

But that’s more a guess than anything, I don’t know – DO ghosts come back in larger-than-life proportions? If they do, then maybe these ARE the spirits of deceased people who want to protect and guard the high mountains and passes of the desert?

Could the Dark Watchers be living beings?

Well since they have all the hallmarks of a spirit or spiritual entity – silent, semi-transparent, able to vanish at will – it would be difficult to see how they could be any type of living being…

At least, one that at present WE know about. But many psychics and mediums believe that many of there ethereal visitors and clients ARE actual living life forms, so who knows? Maybe you just have to be on a higher level of consciousness to see or interact with them.

Could the Dark Watchers be hallucinations?

It is certainly possible, and many people believe they are just that – a hallucination brought on by the stress of the environment or a lack of oxygen due to being in high altitudes. Its been known to happen enough to have its own scientific term – Hypemic hypoxia – and here is a recent article about climbers dealing with it that you might find interesting.

Although it does take some of the charm and magic out of the idea of there being actual Dark Watchers standing guard over the high places and mountain wonders of the natural world.

So what’s your take?

Me? I love the idea of Mother Nature setting sentinels to stand guard over her pristine domains, but then, I love the bizarre and mysterious anyhow!


The Mystic Maze of Topock

Is there a way to rid yourself of demonic possession? Or maybe just angry souls following you around and making life difficult…

And what did the ancients use to “cleanse” themselves of demons and bad spirits?

Well, if you were a Mohave Indian in the eastern part of California’s Mojave Desert, you might just use the Topock Maze – a mysterious site that remains controversial even today.

Let Author M.L. Behrman explain….


Remember – there are always two sides to every mystery – which do you believe?

The Mysterious Devil’s Hole of Death Valley

About the last place you might think a story about water monsters, missing scuba divers and endangered fish would be set …is in Death Valley.

Yet, there is just such a location and it is richly steeped in legend and mystery. Named “Devil’s Hole”, this anomaly has played host to everything from Native American creature tales to being considered a mysterious portal to an ancient underground city by none other than convicted serial killer Charles Manson.


Join host and Author M.L. Behrman as he relates the history and mystery of Death Valley’s Devil’s Hole…

One question – would you have gone down there with a scuba tank, at night, in the dark?