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The Coyote-man was thought to be a myth originating from the town of Walnut Creek, California at the Mt. Diablo state park grounds. Eye witness of these rare encounters describe the experiences as “blood-chilling”.


Sightings have been reported as early as from the mid 1800s. These rare sightings reported that a Coyote howling can be heard in the distance right as the sunsets. With each account from witnesses they describe a sudden drop in temperature. Then tinnitus like symptoms of one’s ears ringing beging to onset with the drop in temperature. Fewer accounts of “sighting encounters” are even rarer and violent. Those to see the creature describe it as a Coyote-man, because the sound of a Coyote is so realistic it’s cry piercing effect almost resembling a man's yell is not only nerve wracking but also painful when within close proximity of the creature that looks like a man.   


Historians report that the mountain was seen as the center of creation in many Native American Tribes that flourished in the early Bay Area before the arrival of the Spanish Missionaries. The original Natives of the region believed that a God who was also a man who was said to have been birthed by a Coyote lives at the peak of Mt. Diablo. He was the original man as their history tells.  


Within a museum at Mt. Diablo tells the final and mysterious disappearance of a the last Native American Tribe from that area that resisted and hid from the Spanish is documented there. The tribe ran and hid to the top of the mountain in a last desperate attempt to hid. As the Spanish surrounded the mountain top not a trace of the fleeing Natives were to be found. The Spanish reported that foot prints were the only remains from the Natives with no direction away from the camp. But the prints revealed something interesting they were running around the groups being chased by something due to the abrupt directional changes in the prints.  


Reportings of what locals refer to as the Coyote-man are rare however park rangers enforce a strict and heavy fine for hikers who do not show up at the entrance by sun fall due to the increased numbers of disappearances of people hiking at night.

Blake Hollenbeck