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Old 26th November 2021, 10:30 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Orphia Nay View Post
I'm sure a lot of people get lost at Mt Shasta, on various substances, or tell stories.

It would only be surprising if there weren't any strange stories from there.
The particular strain common in the area is known as "Humboldt Gold". "Magic Mushrooms" are also found throughout the Cascade Range. There are choices.
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Old 1st December 2021, 02:52 PM   #42
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Having never even heard of Mount Shasta I googled some images. America has some fantastic geology.

Just thought I'd mention that.

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Old 1st December 2021, 03:23 PM   #43
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One reason Mt Shasta seem to attract kooks and kookery in general it very much dominates the scenary around it, the way that Mt. Fuji in Japan does. It rises much more aruptly from the foothills then say, the peaks in the Sierra do. It's at the sourthern end of the Cascades, which go north from their almost to the Canadian Border.
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Old 1st December 2021, 03:26 PM   #44
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I have to wonder how much of this can be traced back to (or blamed on) Robert Heinlein's "Lost Legacy". In the story several characters go missing while hiking on Mount Shasta. They are contacted by members of a secret society, descendant from pre-historic superhumans.
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To me the most impressive bit is that he not only predicted the cell-phone (which a lot of futurists did), he also predicted that people would leave them behind in the office so they wouldn't be bothered at lunch.
Stories about stange beings living on Mt Shasta were pretty common well before Heinlien wrote "Lost Legacy".He was just cashing into a already well known meme. He never had a high regard for "Lost Legacy" condisering it to be a story he wrote just to pay the bills.
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Old 1st December 2021, 05:03 PM   #45
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I climbed Shasta a few times in the early 2000s when i lived up that way...about the strangest thing I saw was an old dude and his dog skiing on wooden (yes, wooden) skis...
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Old 1st December 2021, 06:01 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
He never had a high regard for "Lost Legacy" condisering it to be a story he wrote just to pay the bills.
I remember listening to an interview by Harlan Ellison, who also did pulp sci-fi stories like these early on in his career. He recalled that the story art for the magazines would usually be submitted first. The pulp author's job involved going down to the publisher's office, looking through the stack of illustrations that had been selected for an upcoming issue, and choosing one or two to write a story about, using nothing but the character design and whatever text was in the illustration (maybe a character or location name, and some open-ended actiony tagline) as a prompt. They got paid by the word, and very few authors feel any kind of sentimentality for their pulp stories.
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Old 1st December 2021, 08:26 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
I remember listening to an interview by Harlan Ellison, who also did pulp sci-fi stories like these early on in his career. He recalled that the story art for the magazines would usually be submitted first. The pulp author's job involved going down to the publisher's office, looking through the stack of illustrations that had been selected for an upcoming issue, and choosing one or two to write a story about, using nothing but the character design and whatever text was in the illustration (maybe a character or location name, and some open-ended actiony tagline) as a prompt. They got paid by the word, and very few authors feel any kind of sentimentality for their pulp stories.
I think it was Damon Knight who in his book about science fiction, In Search of Wonder, reported a story written around a cover illustration by Ed Emshwiller that the artist had signed "Emsh" across some sort of device in picture. The story ended up revolving around the use of the Emsh Space Drive.
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Old 7th December 2021, 12:39 AM   #48
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I drove by Mt. Shasta yesterday and didn't notice any missing people, at least from my vantage point.
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Old 7th December 2021, 08:36 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by mgidm86 View Post
I drove by Mt. Shasta yesterday and didn't notice any missing people, at least from my vantage point.
That's because they were missing.
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Old 7th December 2021, 01:05 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by mgidm86 View Post
I drove by Mt. Shasta yesterday and didn't notice any missing people, at least from my vantage point.
The real question is: where the people you did see real people?

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Old 8th December 2021, 08:24 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
The real question is: where the people you did see real people?

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I'm not sure that is a real question, actually.
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Old 8th December 2021, 11:27 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Yak View Post
I'm not sure that is a real question, actually.
What if we've all gone missing on Mt. Shasta and in the Bermuda Triangle and we just don't know it?
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Old 8th December 2021, 10:09 PM   #53
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That's because they were missing.

I had a pretty clear view from only maybe 10 miles away. If they were there I would have seen them.
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That's because they were missing.
I had a pretty clear view from only maybe 10 miles away. If they were there I would have seen them.
Wait- so the missing people have gone missing again, while they were missing?

Well, that clinches it. I'm sold. Mount Shasta clearly is a spooky place.
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Old 9th December 2021, 11:09 AM   #55
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
One reason Mt Shasta seem to attract kooks and kookery in general it very much dominates the scenary around it, the way that Mt. Fuji in Japan does. It rises much more aruptly from the foothills then say, the peaks in the Sierra do. It's at the sourthern end of the Cascades, which go north from their almost to the Canadian Border.
Beyond the Canadian Border, in fact.
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The northern part of the range, north of Mount Rainier, is known as the North Cascades in the United States but is formally named the Cascade Mountains north of the Canada–United States border, reaching to the northern extremity of the Cascades at Lytton Mountain.[4] Overall, the North Cascades and Canadian Cascades are extremely rugged; even the lesser peaks are steep and glaciated, and valleys are quite low relative to peaks and ridges, so there is great local relief.[5] The southern part of the Canadian Cascades, particularly the Skagit Range, is geologically and topographically similar to the North Cascades, while the northern and northeastern parts are less glaciated and more plateau-like, resembling nearby areas of the Thompson Plateau.[2]
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Old 15th December 2021, 12:04 AM   #56
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I drove from San Jose to Oregon recently and I saw Mt. Shasta approaching in the distance (or I approached it, okay). I kept seeing it approaching for like 2 hours. Big mountain in an area of little ones, very cool. I've always loved that area of the state.
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Old 16th December 2021, 07:01 AM   #57
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The Samsquanch brought the child to the cave with the berries and the dead bodies.

Upon crime scene analysis, zero Bigfoot DNA was uncovered, even though clearly the Bigfoots use the cave to store dead humans, and would leave DNA in the cave.
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Old 16th December 2021, 07:03 AM   #58
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Also- sub reddit on Mt. Shasta

https://www.reddit.com/r/Missing411/...eb2x&context=3
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The full Child disappearance story is here https://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread899732/pg1

Sorry if already posted.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Beyond the Canadian Border, in fact.

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Just the place to set up your artillery then....
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The Samsquanch brought the child to the cave with the berries and the dead bodies.

Upon crime scene analysis, zero Bigfoot DNA was uncovered, even though clearly the Bigfoots use the cave to store dead humans, and would leave DNA in the cave.
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Yes, because they get too comfortable and or over confident with their skills. I say that as someone who has done this very thing a lot (and I have the Poison Oak scars to prove it).
Yeah. I'm not a hunter but have done a fair bit of off-trail hiking, and have made "navigation errors" a few times. The Colorado mountains where I do most of my hiking fortunately don't generally have much poison oak or poison ivy (though it can be found at lower elevations), but there are plenty of thorny bushes -- wild rose, wild raspberry, gooseberry -- and even non-thorny bushes can tear you up if you have to fight your way through a log of them. And at higher elevations, dense spruce forest can be an absolute nightmare to get through, as there are usually old downed trees all over the place.
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I did not expect that there would be a bigfooter angle to this. Some people just have defective baloney detectors, is all.
Nobody expects the bigfoot! There is always a bigfoot angle.

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Is there any actual evidence of an unusual level of disappearances at Mount Shasta compared to similar locations? Or is it a another Bermuda-esque fallacy?
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You really need to start including evidence in your posts. How can anyone have any thoughts about vague rumors that you may have heard somewhere?
Yep to both above.

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Having never even heard of Mount Shasta I googled some images. America has some fantastic geology.

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One reason Mt Shasta seem to attract kooks and kookery in general it very much dominates the scenary around it, the way that Mt. Fuji in Japan does. It rises much more aruptly from the foothills then say, the peaks in the Sierra do. It's at the sourthern end of the Cascades, which go north from their almost to the Canadian Border.
This, its dramatic and has attracted kookery probably since the gold rush, actually earlier, I'm pretty sure it add some religious significance to the Natives.

I've never seen any evidence of any weirdness their though.
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The Samsquanch brought the child to the cave with the berries and the dead bodies.
Bubbles? Is that you?
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