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?
Did a UFO crash in the Badwater area of Death Valley in the summer of 1949? Two prospectors swore that not only did a “flying saucer” crash near their mine, they also encountered the Alien pilots!
Now I suppose you would automatically think of the Roswell “incident”, but in this case, there is also actual documentation in the form of a sworn statement before the justice of the peace that the two men dictated and signed about the whole thing! What would drive otherwise sane and upstanding prospectors to rush into the nearest town and report to the authorities that they had witnessed a UFO crash, something that would surely get one branded as “nuts”. Back in those days, there wasn’t much money to be made with such claims.
So what drove them?
And what ACTUALLY did they say transpired? See for yourself in this favorite Mojave Mysteries episode-
Watch the story on YouTube as Author M.L. Behrman explores the strange tale of a desert UFO crash that happened over two years after the famously reported Roswell incident of 1947. It remains of the most under-reported of numerous Death Valley mysteries and one that is exclusive to my channel.
The late 1940’s seemed to be a perilous time for UFO pilots!
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
UPDATE – Video episode out on this story!
While the idea of giants living in Death Valley is viewed by many as just another Mojave desert mystery and exotic urban legend, just as many people will swear to it being true. But is it verifiable? Some have claimed that in the basement of various museums, the proof of giant bodies, Native American or otherwise, is being covered up. But to what purpose? Would the idea of giants living in Death Valley really upset modern science and archeology?