Scary California Legends: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake

Scary California Legends: The Monster of Elizabeth Lake

It is finally October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. It is the time of the year when the weather gets colder, and scary stories reign supreme. With as large a state as California is, it should come as no surprise that there are a lot of scary myths and legends out there about the place we call home.

One such story, is the legend of the Devil’s Pet hiding in Elizabeth Lake in Los Angeles County. Spanish missionaries named the lake Laguna del Diablo. According to several legends, the Devil himself carved the lake to house his pet. It was a fearsome creature with bat-like wings, a long neck, six legs, and a short face. The creature was rumored to emit a horrible stench, and was around 50 feet in length!

The first sighting of this horrible creature, was in 1830 when a ra...