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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Are the San Gabriel Mountains haunted?  Reply with quote

I've not heard of any stories of haunted places in the San Gabriel's but i assume there are plenty of them. Let's hear your story regarding haunted places, ghosts, Sasquatch, Chupacabra, monsters, UFO's, aliens, etc. in the San Gabs.

We've all seen the pictures of Godzilla on Mt. Wilson, so no need to go into that one!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Are the San Gabriel Mountains haunted? Reply with quote

HikeUp wrote:
We've all seen the pictures of Godzilla on Mt. Wilson, so no need to go into that one!


Aw shucks, HikeUp, you took all the fun out of it Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were some Bigfoot reports. One can read one of them by looking at one of the dams on Google Earth, and a little "i" will pop up, which has info in it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubio Canyon has a spooky past.  Reportedly haunted by the ghost of five year old Thayer Drew and his dog...wooooooo

http://mraltadena.com/mount_lowe_rr/ch17.html

"...until 1909 when a late winter electrical storm created a landslide that rolled a huge boulder down into Rubio Canyon crushing the Pavilion. Unfortunately, the Fred Drew Family, the Pavilion caretakers, had come up from their Pasadena winter home a little too early and were trapped under the rubble of the Pavilion.

Daughters Helen and Dorothy had escaped injury and were able to get the incline car up to Echo where they called for help. Rescuers from Echo and Pasadena found Mr. Drew pinned under some timbers and nearly drowning under the rising water. Three year old George Drew was found suffering from a concussion and a broken hip. Mrs. Drew was found twelve hours later dangling by her skirt from a pipe unconscious and unnoticed. Thayer Drew, their five-year-old boy, was not found until next morning. He had attempted to rescue his dog and cat, and that's where they found his body, buried in the wreckage with the two animals in his arms."
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought i remember reading something about bichota canyon being used as grounds for ceremonial witchcraft-type stuff. Didn't they start a forest fire with their candles?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zach wrote:
I thought i remember reading something about bichota canyon being used as grounds for ceremonial witchcraft-type stuff. Didn't they start a forest fire with their candles?


I think so. It's a pretty boring place. I was going to mention it. I used to hike through there when I was into survival stuff, as the area lent itself well to that kinda stuff. Just a bunch of chimneys and foundations now.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES!! There is definitely a strange creature that inhabits our mountains. We have only heard this animal and never actually seen it. It is certainly malodorous! Locals call them 'barking spiders'. It seems that they tend to haunt (or harass) groups of hikers.

Has anyone else run across these animals? I have smelled evidence of them in different mountain ranges in California.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike P wrote:
YES!! There is definitely a strange creature that inhabits our mountains. We have only heard this animal and never actually seen it. It is certainly malodorous! Locals call them 'barking spiders'. It seems that they tend to haunt (or harass) groups of hikers.

Has anyone else run across these animals? I have smelled evidence of them in different mountain ranges in California.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, No!! Shocked

I can see where the post is FO-esque, though. Now that is scary!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about the San Gabriels, but I just watched this Dateline feature about "Escape from Brushy Mountain". absolutely insane. As I knew before, stay away from western Virginia/ West Virginia.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29187510/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know whether the San Gabriels are "haunted" but there are some good stories of the area.

I remember one my grandfather told me when I was a kid and I googled it and something actually came up.

This was the story of Suicide Bridge


"......According to the tales, a number of spirits are said to wander the bridge itself as well as the arroyo below. Others have heard unexplained cries coming from the canyon........"
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once while on the Backbone Trail near Pine Mtn I spotted something way down below to the west – looked like a tree but in the shape of a large man that stopped walking mid stride and had frozen in it's tracks.  We watched it intently for a while, half expecting it would start walking, or flinch or sneeze, or something!  But it didn’t.  So we continued on our way, laughing at ourselves and our Big Foot sighting.  For some reason we sometimes get spooked while hiking... some places just feel creepy... so we chalked it up to over-active imagination.  But the thing is, the “tree” was gone when we looked for it on the way out.  Seriously.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i know this might seem a little off-topic but why are the rock pools right underneath the bridge to nowhere always filled with a blood-red liquid? Creepy.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zach - it's because the people who bungy jump sometimes don't bungy back up.
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Nuggets that never got back up.

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