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There are 23 days left to Halloween- do you have any travel plans?

The dam in Pasadena, California  was named Devil’s Gate in 1920 for this rock formation which is said to remsembled Satan himself.

I don’t see it, but I always see nothing on the Rorschach test so in the past I just make stuff up. There probably is a face there, but nope. I get nothing.

However, I am intruged by the Devil’s Gate story because the The Tongva believed that the water running through the gorge sounded like laughter ( which running water does have that sound, so I’m on board with the Tongva in that respect ) but this is where I get on board and sail the ship through  Arroyo Seco-  the Tongva attribute the laughter to the Coyote Spirit.

TUKUPAR ITAR, the Coyote spirit  is a trickster, he’s the God of mayhem and is an expert in mischief.  I have to admitt, I do love that type of character.

Occultists discovered the Gate in 1940 and since then they’ve made this a destination  place for summoning the dead, spirits and I guess the Devil himself.

As a rule I find that  spirits that take on the form of animals far more frightening and intriguing then demons who possess children and ghost hunters who scream at the spirits who managed to cross back into the land of the living when some of us can’t even managed to count on our airline of choice to take off and land on time,  and get away with it.

I suppose that no matter how you look at it, Devil’s Gate has earned it’s place in the world of the Supernatural. In modern times, people searched for a gateway to Hell and as far as they are concerned they found it and gave it a heck of a good story.

But without that sound- the sound of the Trickster God who laughs as he glides by you in the night, or under a blazing hot sky as he tries to find a way to take your reality and give it a sharp twist, the story of Devil’s Gate might not be so interesting.

Devil’s Gate Dam