On the northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains, near Littlerock, California lies an area called the Devil’s Punchbowl. This area is roughly half way between downtown Los Angeles and Victorville. It is the site of countless beautiful rock formations and also the site of a terrifying screaming spectre.
I have been in physical therapy recently recovering from a broken hand. As tends to happen when people find out I am a “ghost guy,” the room quickly filled with first hand accounts. Of the several amazing stories I heard, I felt I needed to post this one to you guys to see if any of you have had similar encounters in the same place.
A girl named Shannon talked about visiting a campsite as a high school upperclassman in the the summer in the mid 2000s. While she was trying to tend to a group of kids one evening a mist appeared on the trail ahead of her. The mist hovered in the air, slowing coming towards her and the kids, who were all terrified. She could see that the mist seemed to be swirling. The mist also gave off a faint luminescent glow.
As the mist slowly grew nearer, the shapeless mass, which, at a distance was silent, seemed to scream as it past her and her fellow campers.
It is safe to say that Shannon and her young campers slept with one eye open this night.
The name for the area is obviously the first attention-grabber. There are so many haunted sites that use the word “Devil” in its name. When it comes to Devil’s Ditch (site of the crash of 191 in Des Planes, IL) and Devil’s Creek (site of the Grimes sisters death in Willow Springs, IL) the terrible incidents and hauntings occurred long after the naming of the area. However, when it comes to Devil’s Gate near Pasadena, CA, the location was long considered cursed by the native populations before this area was settled. One can only wonder how long this area carried with it the name “Devil.”
In this moment, I have not visited this site, investigated it or researched it. I do, however, want to know if YOU have ever had a strange paranormal encounter in or around this location. Or do you have any historical information that may help explain the terrifying experience that Shannon had here. Please leave comments!
Note: If you are doing research, please be mindful that there is a possibly haunted site in Ontario Canada that is also called Devil’s Punchbowl.