Part of the Shasta–Trinity National Forest, Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano at the southern end of the Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California. The Cascade Range is a major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.
Its peak stands at 14,179 feet and has an estimated volume of 85 cubic miles making it the most voluminous stratovolcano (built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava and tephra) in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The Mount is visited by 26,000 tourists each year.
The mountain can be seen from the floor of the Central Valley 140 miles to the south and has attracted the attention of poets, authors, and presidents. It Inspires both awe and fear as UFO sightings, strange disappearances, and paranormal events are often reported here. The oldest known human settlement in this area was 7000 years ago.
Native American tribes who lived within view of Mount Shasta included the Shasta, Okwanuchu, Modoc, Achomawi, Atsugewi, Karuk, Klamath, Wintu, and Yana tribes. Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, a French naval officer and explorer, was supposedly present for the historic eruption of Mount Shasta in 1786. The Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program says that the 1786 eruption is discredited and that the last known eruption of Mount Shasta was around 1250 AD, proved by uncorrected radiocarbon dating
The California Gold Rush brought the first Euro-American settlements to the area in the early 1850s. From February 13-19, Mount Shasta received 15.75 feet of snow.
Sometime between 300,000 and 360,000 years ago the entire north side of the volcano collapsed, creating an enormous landslide or debris avalanche. During the last 10,000 years, Mount Shasta has erupted an average of every 800 years, but in the past 4,500 years, the volcano has erupted an average of every 600 years.
In 1916, Lucy Thompson published her book about the Yurok tribe and tells how they believe the mountain processes mystical powers. 60 miles to the northeast of Mount Shasta is the Lava Beds National Monument in Tule Lake, California. Established in 1925, includes the sites of many important battles of the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73. It is also known for scores of lava-tube caves and for well preserved young volcanic features.
At this site are many petroglyphs, two types of rock art, or rock imagery— carved petroglyphs and painted pictographs. All of the Monument’s rock imagery is located in the traditional territory of the Modoc people and their ancestors or predecessors.
There are images of calendars, animals, humans, and of what they called sky people, possibly extraterrestrials. Mount Shasta has been identified by many experts as a spiritual and cosmic energy point, a landing area for UFOs, and even an entry point
that leads into the fifth dimension and as access to underground civilizations. In 1884, Frederick S. Oliver, writer, and explorer, wrote a book entitled “A Dweller on Two Planets” where he speaks of elaborate underground tunnels and rooms where the descendants of the Atlanteans live. The Modoc people worship Skel who they believe to be their creator. Skel was a large winged creature that rises up from inside Mount Shasta which is also depicted in the petroglyphs. There have been modern accounts of UFOs that are hovering over or have risen out of the depths of Mount Shasta.
Among the mythical creatures that are believed to inhabit the mountain range is the matah kagmi, which is the Modoc word for bigfoot. The Mount Shasta legends of matah kagmi paint the creatures as protectors of the woods. There was a skeleton of a giant found 60 miles from Mount Shasta in 1930 near Redding, California, as recorded by several newspapers.
David Paulides is a former police officer who is now an investigator and writer known primarily for his self-published books dedicated to proving the reality of Bigfoot, and establishing the Missing 411 conspiracy. Missing 411 is a series of books and a film, which document cases of people who have gone missing in national parks and elsewhere, and maintain that these cases are unusual and mysterious, contrary to data analysis which suggests that they are not actually statistically mysterious or even unexpected.
The Native Americans there believe the area above the treeline is sacred ground. There have been many hikers that have gone missing and Paulides believes that some of these may be alien abductions. Some have shown up after manhunts failed, but they are confused and can’t explain what happened or where they have been. Mount Shasta is on a major ley line. These are explained in the 1967 book “Earth Chakras” by Robert Coon. It is proposed that the planet have “energy centers”, connection points to otherworldly dimensions. These can be found at places like
Mount Sinai in Egypt, Mount Kailash, and Mount Shasta where communications with the Gods, and interstellar travel take place between this and other worlds. ” “Fire in the Middle” by James Ernest Brown who has been studying the pyramids of Egypt for over forty years. His belief was that the Great Pyramid was used in a chemical process that relied on water provided by the Nile River, which was then electrified and used for the general well-being of the ancient Egyptians.
Is it possible the pyramids were designed to mimic volcanos? Christopher Dunn’s 1998 book, “The Giza Powerplant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt”. In a brilliant piece of reverse engineering based on twenty years of research, Dunn reveals that the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually a large acoustical device! By its size and dimensions, this crystal edifice created a harmonic resonance with the Earth and converted Earth’s vibrational energies to microwave radiation.
Engineer John Cadman sees water damage and ceiling erosion in the great pyramid making it a gigantic hydraulic pump that drew water from the Nile. But what was it powering? Was it a portal to other systems? Dr. Robert Schoch sees similarities with Mount Shasta. Underground water flows beneath carrying a charge making it a possible interdimensional portal. William Henry (Ancient Aliens) went to Mount Shasta and met with author Dustin Naef.
There may have been a lost continent, proposed by zoologist Phillip Sclater in 1864, named Lemuria. Hawaiian natives believe that the islands were once a continent, home to a highly advanced civilization. Occult roots can be traced back to this Lemuria. The technologically advanced ancestors, maybe gods, maybe aliens, through some calamity lost their land to the ocean and took refuge inside Mount Shasta. In 1906, prospector J.C. Brown unearthed a man-made tunnel, 2 miles from Mount Shasta.
He unearthed records of this lost civilization as well as mummified bodies of giants. He later gathered a party of 80 men to go back and investigate his discovery but on the day they were leaving he vanished, never to be seen again. People have reported seeing people walk into walls and disappear into interdimensional portals.
Pluto’s Cave is one of many lava tubes that are interwoven underneath and in the surrounding region of Mount Shasta. In 1930, surveyor Guy Warren Bullard saw a glowing figure “the ascended master” that taught him the secrets of enlightenment.