Northern California September 23, 2016
The Story Behind This Haunted Mountain In Northern California Is Truly Creepy
If you like to experience things that go bump in the night, then you’ve just discovered your next adventure. Northern California is home to a legendary mountain. Legends surround this dormant volcano and you might just be surprised at the rumors. Some of you have a twisted idea of fun so here’s a whole mountain to explore with a lot of creepiness around it. Sound too good to be true? Then today’s your lucky day! Add this destination to your bizarre must-do bucket list.
Located about 45 miles from the Oregon border is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world -- Mount Shasta. It's the second highest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range and comes in at 14,162 feet tall. A dormant volcano, there's a lot of creepy stories that surround her.
Today you can drive here or even take a train, and very few who come this way know the legend of Lemuria. One source said this, "In 1899, Frederick Spencer Oliver published A Dweller on Two Planets, which claimed that survivors from a sunken continent called Lemuria were living in or on Mount Shasta. Oliver's Lemurians lived in a complex of tunnels beneath the mountain and occasionally were seen walking the surface dressed in white robes."
The base of the mountain was kept for the Lemurians while anything above the tree line was only for the holy shaman to dwell. But, other legendary belief has this city living beneath the mountain. Another had this to say, "According to legend, JC Brown was a British prospector who discovered a lost underground city beneath Mt. Shasta in 1904."
There are still those who live in these parts who don't believe one word of this legend. They believe it's just a front to keep people away from the mountain and allow "certain folks" to keep growing their "medicinal herbs."
Those who still believe the hauntings are a part of the legend know that Brown had been hired by The Lord Cowdray Mining Company of England to prospect for gold, and according to him, he discovered a cave which sloped downward for 11 miles. In the cave, he found an underground village filled with gold, shields, and mummies, some being up to 10 feet tall.
Thirty years later, Mr. Brown shared his story with John C. Root who believed every word. He put together an exploration team of 80 men and set out from Stockton....
But, on the very day they were to begin their exploration Mr. Brown not only didn't show up to guide them in; he was never heard from again.
So now you know…haunting? Legend? Or just too much medicinal aid? What say you?