The Rabbit Snatcher – Strange Hairy Creature in The Mojave Desert!

Although his name might sound like something cute and cuddly, this monstrosity was anything but! An old man living alone on the edge of the desert in a remote cabin finds raising rabbits is not without its, interesting aspects…

What comes calling in the night to steal his rabbits? And what happened after he decided to buy a shotgun and attempt to deal with it himself?

Join Author M.L. Behrman for a strange tale of a hairy thief in the night who might just be someone, or something, we have encountered before….

And just WHAT did the old man’s trail cam get a picture of?

If you’ve ever been interested in the idea that some type of unknown hominid might yet exist out in the desert, then here’s some facts you might not be aware of:

Did Native Americans ever report large hairy man-like or ape-like creatures?

Yes, they certainly did, and some of their stories about what they called “the hairy man” might just surprise you in how close it corresponds to tales recounted today from people that have reported seeing or encountering just such a creature.

What are some of the names these desert bigfoot are called?

Obviously, starting off with “Desert Bigfoot” and “The Hairy Man”, they have been called “The Yucca Man”, “The Sand Man” and a favorite because of the stories attached to it – “The Cement Monster” to name just a few.

Did cowboys or people in the Old West see desert apeman and the like?

You’d be surprised how many newspapers of the 1800’s carried stories about desert bigfoot or hairy men. Often called “What is its” and “Prehistoric Throwbacks”. One of my favorite cases from those times was a story called “The Capay Curiosity” and two hunter’s terrifying encounter with it.

Are desert bigfoot dangerous?

Well, in the old stories they could be quite fierce, but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it if you’re camping out in the Mojave Desert. They wouldn’t have remained undiscovered for so long if they went about hurting people. And according to the old Native American legend about The Hairy Man, he cries because people are scared of him and thus he has to live all alone out in the wilderness by himself!

So remember that next time you see some eyes reflecting back at you while sitting around your campfire out in the desert….

A delicious bit of desert mystery from the great Mojave!

Cheers!

The Capay Curiosity – Bigfoot in The 1800’s?

Some of the most interesting tales of cryptids and “man-beasts” can be found in the archives of old newspapers from 1800’s.

Like this delightful little tale from Capay, California, published in 1891. It never uses the term “Bigfoot”, but rather, calls its hairy two-legged protagonist a “Throw-back”, “Prehistoric Terror” or a favorite – the “What-Is-It?”

Join Author M.L. Behrman as he relates the strange tale of the “Capay Curiosity” in this latest episode of Mojave Mysteries on YouTube.

A furious rascal to be sure!

The Cement Monster

Is there an unknown primitive hominid running around the Mojave Desert? Residents in the Johnson Valley of Southern California claim something has been leaving tracks, raiding garbage cans and scaring motorists as it darts across the highway in the glare of their headlights.

Could it be possible?

Science says no, of course not, there were never any prehistoric humans in California.

But – a new set of discoveries might push back the time of human migration to North America a hundred thousand years or more – and be the result of a yet “unknown” prehistoric human species. Could these be the ancestors of The Cement Monster?

And why is he called “The Cement Monster?”

Find out in this latest video episode of Mojave Mysteries as Author M.L. Behrman explores the tale of a giant hominid said to still haunt the arid wastes of the Johnson Valley in high desert region of the great Mojave!

The Desert Apeman Seen Again

Many people have claimed a sighting, yet other than a few photographs of large unidentified footprints, not much has been seen lately from the giant hairy hominid said to inhabit the more remote portions of the vast Mojave Desert.

That is unless you talk to some of the rock climbing guides that work the boulders and peaks of Joshua Tree National Park. Reports have reached us that recently two climbers saw the large beast while prepping for a climb in the Wonderland of Rocks section of the park, an area already known for previous sightings. There is also a long history of Native American lore about the “giant hairy man” said to dwell deep within the boulder strewn wilderness, along with several pieces of original rock art reputed to show his shaggy form and figure.

The “Yucca Man” as he is known locally, is also said to be endowed with the power to read minds and “throw his voice” so that anyone pursuing him will become lost or disoriented. A talent that no doubt has allowed him (or her) to remain undiscovered in such a rapidly narrowing and technologically advanced world.

In my book, Mojave Mysteries, I cover several people’s personal accounts of encountering the beast throughout the Mojave from Joshua Tree to the end of Death Valley. If you would like to read more and in depth about the desert apeman, I invite you to grab a copy. What lives (and lurks) in the great desert might just surprise you!