Halloween is coming, and the time of year when many love to hear stories of the uncanny, odd and unusual, bafflingly strange or downright scary tales. So I am posting my annual compilation of tales and events of the odd, strange, unusual, or scary.
The “giant people” were not particularly hostile or dangerous, but they certainly are unusual. Today’s giant people seem to be bigfoot, a figure of much legend and still searched for by some hopeful seekers.
The ‘wild beings’, stories of those who had somehow lost their humanity.
This one is a bit of history. There was a woman known as Minnehaha, and she disappeared. How she disappeared, no one knows. Some speculated that when she became lost, she became one of the ‘wild beings’
The notorious ogresses, recounted in many northwestern stories as fearsome women who steal children and men.
A legend that was told by Annie Peterson, of a young man who went very, very wrong after an unfortunate encounter with a snail shell.
The strange story of people turned to stone at Fossil Point.
And finally, a story from Euchre Creek country about two foolish, arrogant brothers and an angry octopus.