Monday, October 1, 2007

Who you gonna call? GHOST BUSTERS!


When people think of ghosts, what comes to mind is usually large dark houses, white phatoms appearing in the middle of the night. What people don't realize is the fact that ghosts can appear any time they chose or even in the outdoors, not just graveyards. One urban legend ghosts of Pasadena appear along the Arroyo Seco Canyon riverbed. Seen above. (The riverbed not the ghosts. Sigh!) Story goes during the year 1835 a group of male settlers had gone out beehunting (you read correctly bee hunting!). There had always been uneasy feeling between the settlers and the California native Americans known at the time as the Cahuillas Indians. The natives would steal their live stock even horses for food! On the day the settlers went bee hunters some of the Cahuillas tribesmen were seen dressed in full war gear. In the late afternoon when the settlers didn't return the families and friends organzied a search party. They found the poor men , all dead with arrows through their hearts and no other signs of robbery for all the men had their valuables on them. A few months later a father and son were fishing along the river bank when they saw two men riding on horseback and the men stopped and asked if they had any luck catching fish , when they answer they watched them ride away into thin air. Thirty years later two boys were fishing by the river bed when two men dressed like cowboys rode by asking if they wanted to join them for a bee hunt then a pack of indians appeared and shot the two men in front of the frighten boys but didn't harm the boys. The boys ran home in terror and told their parents what they had seen the parents and police went to the sight and found nothing. It is often reported that people have seen either the two men on horseback or the Cahuillas men dressed fully in a war headress. Looked and looked but didn't see them.
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8 comments:

Clare said...

Fascinating story! And I like how the water seems to shimmer in your photo -- really pretty.
:)

Ash said...

OMG, this is scary!

Lovely image though. I love how you've framed it with the leaves!

-K- said...

I won't be going under that bridge very soon....And I agree, the photo is nicely done.

(To answer your question about my "Angel Bra" photo, I shot it just off Pico, near Alvarado.)

Katie said...

Wow. That is a great story. (and such a great idea for a post, too!) I would love to go out there and wait and see if they showed up. That would be... well fantastic.

Paper Fan Club said...

This would make a great movie! Cool story.

Hammer said...

that's very interesting. I've read some theories that some powerful events are recorded by the environment.

Bohemian Mom said...

Ooooo.....goosebumps here.
I LOVE ghost stories and hauntings and all of it! Especially this time of year..it seems to be fitting.
What a gorgeous riverbed pic!

Katie McKenna said...

How cool is that! And you tell it fabulously! Thank you!