Top 10 Scary Californian Urban Legends

Top 10 Scary Californian Urban Legends


Hello and welcome back to the Most Amazing
Channel on the internet, I am your host, Rebecca Felgate and today I am talking all about the
Top 10 Scary Californian Urban Legends! I love me a bit of California, it is a beautiful
place filled with sun, sea and delicious snacks… but this list has really introduced me to
a darker side. Before we get into this video, I just want
to ask you guys what city you would like us to urban legend next! Okay, shall we do this? 10 – Alcatraz Island Of Evil –
Before Alcatraz was even a high-security prison, Miwok tribes of California were NOT about
that rock. They thought that the sandstone rock that
protrudes from the middle of San Francisco Bay was inhabited by evil spirits. When the prison was built on the rock, it
became one of the most notorious high-security prisons of all time. It is presumed that all who tried to escape
the jail were killed – if they fall into the rocky water didn’t kill you, the sharks
that infested the water might. The Prison was infamous for the criminals
it housed, their somewhat inhumane confinement and the murders that happened with the walls
of the jail. Alcatraz stopped functioning as a prison in
1963, but the memories of the buildings brutal era live on. In 1946, three men were killed in a bloody
standoff in Block C – these days, national park employees believe C block to be haunted. Security hears clanging and dissonant screams
at night and is reportedly haunted by a trouble-making ghost called Butcher, a hitman killed by another
prisoner. The most haunted place in the building, however,
is allegedly cell 14-D, a solitary confinement hole. The hole is said to turn men mad…and criminally
insane is a lot worse than simply being a criminal. It seems Alcatraz was always an island of
evil spirits, and by building a jail there, the United States government just added a
few more to the mix, whilst damning others to expire there. 9 – The Billiwhack Monster
Ahhh the legend of the Billiwhack Monster. So this Californian legend goes all the way
back to the 1940s but is still going strong today. The old Billywhack Dairy building is situated
in Santa Paula in Ventura County. The building was indeed an old dairy – and
was run by August Rubel, a German national living in the united states. Rumour had it at the time that Rubel had a
secret lab under the dairy where he was working with the government to create a super soldier
for warfare. In 1943, he had to go back to Germany, which
was tricky as he was working for the allies and war had already broken out. It seems Rubel was killed by a German land
mine and was unable to return to the Billywhack dairy. Some years later, a strange creature was reported
in the area around the now abandoned dairy. Most of the reports came from students at
Santa Paula High School who called the police to tell them their cars were being hit with
rocks thrown by a large looking animal. Some students even reported being set upon
by a large white humanoid looking creature with goat-like horns and razor-sharp claws. It seems something fitting that description
terrorized hikers nearby in 1964. It wasn’t just the monster causing trouble
either – locals were getting frustrated with the teams of vigilantes turning up to
try and hunt the beast! 8 California’s Skinwalkers
In Navajo Culture, a lot…. A lot of people believe in skinwalkers. Skinwalkers are said to be witches who ascended
to their superhuman powers by sacrificing – by murdering – a close family member. These skinwalkers can then take the form of
an animal of there choosing, although they usually appear as wolves, owls, coyote’s,
foxes and crows. These witches are said to be extremely dangerous
and you do not want to encounter one for fear of invoking their wrath. These skinwalkers are said to be most commonly
found stalking desserts in California, like Death Valley, the Mojave National Preserve,
and Joshua Tree. When Nick Redfern visited Joshua Tree in August
2010 for a VH1 Documentary, he said he came across a woman who helped save injured wolves
and other animals in the area but was deathly terrified of meeting a skinwalker. So much so, she wouldn’t even utter the
S word. 7 Turnbull Canyon –
Turnbull Canyon was dubbed the dark place by local native tribes, and that nickname
has more to it than simply referring to the lack of light. Back then, the native tribes would refuse
to set foot there. The place became even darker when Spanish
invaders forced natives into the Canyon, killing those that fell out of line. Since then, legend says that every Native
American killed in the canyon still haunts it today – watching passers-by and waiting
for the sun to rise. Many explorers feel watched when they venture
into the canyon. Not only is the canyon haunted by the spirits
of the wronged natives, but it is also said to be a hotbed for occult activity, with reports
of black-robed beings making effigies in the remote area. A string of disappearances around the nearby
Puente Hills has been put down to satanic activity in the canyon. To make this a triple whammy of creepy – there
is also an abandoned mental asylum in the canyon. Great. 6. Stow Lake –
The White Lady is said to be one of the ghosts of San Francisco, and this particular lost
soul is said to haunt the Stow Lake area of the city. Few are brave to walk by Stow Lake at night,
although some zealous youths find it funny to turn amateur ghost hunter by provoking
the spirit. The story goes that once upon a time, a woman
was out walking her baby in a stroller. She became tired and sat down on a bench next
to the lake when another lady joined her and they had a brief chat. While the women chatted, it is said that the
stroller rolled away unnoticed, either because the breaks malfunctioned, they weren’t put
on properly or someone abducted the child. The mother became distressed and started frantically
wandering the area asking if anyone had seen her child. Eventually, she thought the baby must have
rolled into the lake and so she got into the water to look for her. After that, neither mother or child was seen
again and it is presumed the woman drowned. Now, at night, her ghostly apparition still
stalks the area looking for her child. Some versions of the urban legend even say
you can summon the ghost yourself. Allegedly, if you say White lady, white lady,
I have your baby” three times, the lady will appear. She’ll ask you, “Have you seen my baby?” If you say yes, she’ll haunt you and if
you say no, she’ll kill you. 5. The Angel of Bodie –
Bodie is one of many Californian Ghosts towns. As we know, California was at the forefront
of the gold rush, but it was also heavy on the silver mining. Bodie had 10 thousand residents in 1859 and
was thriving in 1894 when little Evelyn Myers was born. Growing up around a mine has its dangers,
but as families settled to make their fortunes, this was the life many children in the South
West of the United States came to know. Little Evelyn was nearly four years old when
she tragically lost her life. Her downfall was her playful curiosity; she
likes to follow the miners to work and she would often land herself in trouble with her
parents. One day, she followed a miner to work and
he sent her back home, but she was sneaky and snuck back to watch him work. Sadly, he didn’t know she was behind him
when he swung his pickaxe back and crushed her skull. A monument was erected in her honor and it
is said that her ghost now haunts the deserted town. She can be heard laughing and giggling as
she skips gleefully around her home. 4 – The Charred Man Of Creek Road
I don’t like a ghost at the best of times, but a charred ghost with vacant eye sockets? No THANKS. The legend of the charred man has been told
around Ojai campfires for decades. The charred man is said to stalk creek road
and the Camp Comfort County Park. Many have reported seeing the ghostly apparition
of a man on fire with blacked burned skin and hollow eye sockets. The charred man has most commonly been spotted
in the Creek Road Bridge – when a car passes the bridge, he will emerge and glare at the
passengers. Not only that – he comes with the stench
of burning flesh, which is something I have luckily never had to experience, but I can
only imagine is awful. It is said that the man leaves an imprint
of ash on cars that get too close to him. 3 The Monster of Elizabeth Lake –
While Elizabeth Lake in the Antelope Valley may look like heaven, it actually has a hellish
legend attached to it. Los Angeles County’s largest natural lake
could contain a nasty beast. Legend has it that the lake was created by
the devil himself and he placed one of his own pets inside it. If you swim deep enough, you may find a secret
passage that leads to the underworld. The Lake Monster uses this passage to move
between earth and the netherworld. The lake was originally referred to by Spanish
Settlers as La Laguna De Diablo – the lake of the devil because they were convinced of
the lurking monster. In the late 1800s, a group of men claimed
to have witnessed the ascension of a vast monster with bat wings coming from the lake. 2 – The Fresno Nightcrawler –
Ah, the legend of the Fresno Nightcrawler! Rumors of strange Cryptids walking around
at night in Fresno California began surfacing in the late nineties and early 2000s. There were only a handful of eyewitnesses
and reports were shaky until some strange footage emerged in 2008. CCTV video seemed to show a strange biped
walking down a road. By biped…I mean, that was pretty much it. The figure was all legs, walking down the
street like dexterous tweezers…. Or, I guess looking a bit like a possessed
pair of trousers. The footage is grainy but definitely strange. Watch for yourself. Well, many people think that the strange nightcrawler
is some kind of Fresno monster, but many more think it is an alien! Similar Cryptids have been spotted in Yosemite
and in Poland. What is this figure? A puppet? An Alien? An undiscovered creature? A Ghost? Is the Fresno Nightcrawler real, whatever
it may be, or is this a bizarre hoax? The Dark Watchers of Santa Lucia
The Dark Watchers are a legend in Santa Lucia, California and were known by Spanish Settlers
as Los Vigilantes Oscuro. The watchers are regularly described as tall,
sometimes giant sized featureless dark silhouettes often adorned with brimmed hats or walking
sticks. They have been frequently spotted in the Santa
Lucia Mountains watching passers-by. The figures are mainly spotted around twilight
and dawn. No one has ever seen one up close, and it
is said that if a person does ever come close to one, they will disappear. They have been regularly spotted by walkers,
and many believe that if they stay on the path they are on and keep going about their
business, the watchers won’t bother them. Writer John Steinbeck’s son, Thomas, believed
he saw the watchers growing up. In the 1960s, a high school principal reported
seeing a tall man with a hat watching him as he led a group hike. When he called out, the figure disappeared. Scientists offer a number of different explanations
for the sightings with some saying they could be Brocken specters, which happen in certain
atmospheric conditions when the sun is at a particular angle. Others say they could be fatigue based hallucinations. So guys that were the Top 1- Scary Californian
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100 thoughts on “Top 10 Scary Californian Urban Legends

  1. In the same county that Ojai is located in. By the way, it’s pronounced Oh-hi. I knew about most of these stories. The Ojai one used to scare the hell out of me cause my sister went to camp near that bridge.

  2. I've been to Alcatraz it's a fun place it's also haunted I heard random voices on our tour in the day I was only 8 or 9 at the time and got scared.

  3. I'm surprised that you guys didn't do the haunted school in lompoc California, my old school is literally almost right next to it.

  4. What's the background music called? Also, nice video. I'm a Californian, so knowing these urban legends about my home state is entertaining and helpful.

  5. Lol, did you not realize you said no.6 when you were only up to no.8…If I were you guys, I'd seriously look into getting a new editor…
    Hold up, no.6 with the baby and the lady in white, there's also a version where she apparently drowned her baby then herself…I'm pretty sure the other version has been mentioned on this channel too, so which is it…Sometimes there's so many versions of a story that it's impossible to know which one's true…I'm pretty sure that in the other version, or one of them, if you say no you haven't seen her baby, she'll leave you alone. however, if you say yes THEN she'll haunt you…

  6. The legend of the charred man has been told around what campfires for decades?? Ojay, ojar…No idea what you said there…

  7. I live here in the golden state and I think I had a little encounter with a skinwalker it was at night but with enough light to see people anyway the thing I saw had a weird head with wolf ears or fox ears and it could’ve be just me but it looked like it had red glowing eyes (but I’m no expert so can someone tell me if skinwalkers have glowing eyes) anyway it looked at us then me and my friends booked it we went back the next morning only to find weird footprints idk if that’s normal or it’s my dumbass really see. A skinwalker but to put it short we didn’t see it again

  8. There was also a plane crash in Turnbull with no survivors, the asylum I think is a myth started because of “the gates of hell” which supposedly leads to the burned down asylum. There was also a murder in 2002 in front of the gates where they had dragged her body to the freeway which was a few miles away.

  9. I never heard about this stories even tho I live in California oh and also my name is also Evelyn 7:10 I bet no one cares 😅

  10. I actually live in Fresno California 😂 and somehow most people how lives here don't even know about the Fresno nightcrawlers until they watch YouTube videos about it.

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