February 23rd, 2016

Draconis Blackthorne, shadowgram, Dracomet

Cobb's webs...



The Haunted Forest of Cobb webs its shadow forth to claim another sacrifice...
ITEMS: Bones Found on Hiking Trail Are Human: Coroner | Possible human remains found near hiking trial in Altadena

The Haunted / Enchanted Forest

Based on an actual location in the haunted Pasadena / Altadena hills just beyond "suicide bridge"* on the premises of 'Cobb Estate'. A unlikely nook reveals the ruins of a black iron gate, seemingly out of place, set in a crumbling wall which leads into the shadowy wilderness beyond. An abandoned asylum {which can be located by following unused rusted train tracks}, and a mansion {said to have been owned by The Marx Brothers} reside therein.

As to be expected of wilderness environments, rumors and urban mythology have developed, granting it a nefarious reputation including ghosts, orbs, being touched by invisible hands, some have claimed to have been tripped, the feeling of being watched and pursued, and the sounds of screaming children have been allegedly heard. The occasional howls of local coyotes also adds to its mysterious allure.

Of the times I have visited, I found quite a pleasant spot underneath a huge and gnarled tree which has grown over some broken cement structure, nearby an erect stone edifice resembling a monolith. From that vantage point, one may overlook the city lights in the distance. It has also been known to be a spot of salacious entertainment.

* Related: Halloween discoveries. Foreshadowing Precognitive Revelations of Tempestuous Omens.

Haunted Devils Canyon

As recently as the 16th of this same month, four hikers experienced a harrowing ordeal as Turnbull Devil's Canyon almost took these sacrifices into the abyssal jaws of the Hellmouth. ∞