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The Dark Watchers

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תוכן מסופק על ידי Tyler and Charlie. כל תוכן הפודקאסטים כולל פרקים, גרפיקה ותיאורי פודקאסטים מועלים ומסופקים ישירות על ידי Tyler and Charlie או שותף פלטפורמת הפודקאסט שלהם. אם אתה מאמין שמישהו משתמש ביצירה שלך המוגנת בזכויות יוצרים ללא רשותך, אתה יכול לעקוב אחר התהליך המתואר כאן https://he.player.fm/legal.
The Dark Watchers
For a long time, the mysterious tall figures known as the Dark Watchers have been part of the stories and legends of the Santa Lucia Mountains in Central California.
These huge beings, anywhere from 8 to 15 feet tall, have captured the imagination of locals and historians, with their origins tracing back to the myths of native tribes like the Chumash people.
While there's not much about them online, the first recorded sightings of these strange entities date back to the 1700s when Spanish settlers called them "los Vigilantes Oscuros."
People who've seen them all describe three main things: their really tall human-like shape, their cloaked appearance, and the walking stick they carry. These shadowy figures with no facial features are often spotted during the golden hour before sunset, ominously overlooking the landscape.
The legends say the Dark Watchers are picky about who they appear to - they seem to favor encounters with people hiking the old-fashioned way, without modern gear or guns.
While their presence is spooky, witnesses say they're not threatening, just observing without interacting.
Famous writers like Robert Jefferson and John Steinbeck featured the Dark Watchers in their works, making them part of California's cultural heritage.
Jefferson's poetic descriptions give an eerie, familiar feel, while Steinbeck's mentions show the reverence and caution people feel toward them.
Some people try to explain the Dark Watchers with scientific phenomena like pareidolia or the Brocken Spectre effect. But these rational ideas don't really capture the mystique around these ancient beings and why they've stuck in Central California's collective memory.
Interestingly, local customs like Olivia Steinbeck leaving gifts for the Dark Watchers hint at a spiritual connection with these elusive mountain guardians. Whether supernatural or natural, the mystery of the Dark Watchers fascinates people and reminds us of the enduring secrets in California's rugged landscapes.
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תוכן מסופק על ידי Tyler and Charlie. כל תוכן הפודקאסטים כולל פרקים, גרפיקה ותיאורי פודקאסטים מועלים ומסופקים ישירות על ידי Tyler and Charlie או שותף פלטפורמת הפודקאסט שלהם. אם אתה מאמין שמישהו משתמש ביצירה שלך המוגנת בזכויות יוצרים ללא רשותך, אתה יכול לעקוב אחר התהליך המתואר כאן https://he.player.fm/legal.
The Dark Watchers
For a long time, the mysterious tall figures known as the Dark Watchers have been part of the stories and legends of the Santa Lucia Mountains in Central California.
These huge beings, anywhere from 8 to 15 feet tall, have captured the imagination of locals and historians, with their origins tracing back to the myths of native tribes like the Chumash people.
While there's not much about them online, the first recorded sightings of these strange entities date back to the 1700s when Spanish settlers called them "los Vigilantes Oscuros."
People who've seen them all describe three main things: their really tall human-like shape, their cloaked appearance, and the walking stick they carry. These shadowy figures with no facial features are often spotted during the golden hour before sunset, ominously overlooking the landscape.
The legends say the Dark Watchers are picky about who they appear to - they seem to favor encounters with people hiking the old-fashioned way, without modern gear or guns.
While their presence is spooky, witnesses say they're not threatening, just observing without interacting.
Famous writers like Robert Jefferson and John Steinbeck featured the Dark Watchers in their works, making them part of California's cultural heritage.
Jefferson's poetic descriptions give an eerie, familiar feel, while Steinbeck's mentions show the reverence and caution people feel toward them.
Some people try to explain the Dark Watchers with scientific phenomena like pareidolia or the Brocken Spectre effect. But these rational ideas don't really capture the mystique around these ancient beings and why they've stuck in Central California's collective memory.
Interestingly, local customs like Olivia Steinbeck leaving gifts for the Dark Watchers hint at a spiritual connection with these elusive mountain guardians. Whether supernatural or natural, the mystery of the Dark Watchers fascinates people and reminds us of the enduring secrets in California's rugged landscapes.
Patreon: Support Believing the Bizarre and get tons of extra content by joining our Patreon.
For updates, news, and extra content, follow Believing the Bizarre on social media:
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Discord
Want to discuss the episode on the day it drops with Tyler and Charlie? Follow on Twitch and check out the extended Twitch streams every Tuesday.
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