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?
With the coming of the white man, there also began a lore of actual giants being found in Death Valley, and though not too plentiful or well-documented, are among the accounts that interest me the most as they contain some of the most colorful and frankly, bizarre details imaginable. To get the ball rolling I have an article published on August 5th, 1947 in the Madera Tribune:
“AGE OF GIANTS EVIDENCE FOUND
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5. A band of amateur archeologists announced today that they have discovered a lost civilization of men nine feet tall in California caverns. Howard E. Hill, spokesman for the expedition, said the civilization may be “the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.” The caves contain mummies of men and animals and implements of a culture 80,000 years old but “in some respects more advanced than ours,” Hill said. He said the 32 caves covered a 180-square-mile area in California’s Death Valley and southern Nevada. Professional archaeologists were skeptical of Hill’s story. Los Angeles county museum scientists pointed out that dinosaurs and tigers, which Hill said lay side by side in the caves, appeared on earth 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 years apart…..”
There is more of this story and many others in my book if you are interested