Learn about Nevada’s ghosts and urban legends before you run into them this Halloween!
Right here in Elko, the Commercial Casino was the site of a murder years ago. Handsome Henry was in a room on the second floor with his stunningly beautiful mistress, when her husband found them together in bed. Jealous, he shot them both. To this day, Henry still wanders the casino, looking for his lost love.
Pyramid Lake Mermaid
The mermaid of Pyramid Lake, just a few hours from Elko, is rumored to once have married a member of the Paiute tribe. Their marriage, however, was deemed inappropriate by the elders and she was banished. In her heartbreak, she now swims in Pyramid Lake, drowning any who approach the shore in anger for being abandoned.
Pyramid Lake Water Babies
Pyramid Lake and the Paiute have a lot of history. Another urban legend claims the Paiute tribe used to toss deformed babies into the lake, as they were hindrance to the tribe’s survival. The spirits have grown angry in being disposed of so callously, and now take revenge by pulling people from their boats and drowning them.
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It was in Lake Tahoe in 1950 that two police officers first saw the creature that would become known as Tahoe Tessie. Described as being serpentine with a body that is somewhere between 10 to 80 feet. Sightings would continue over the years, with the underwater lair of the beast being discovered by divers who reported seeing the monster come barrelling out of the cave at them. #tahoetessie #laketahoe #laketahoemonster #weird #weirdtales #weirdamerica #monsters #monster #cryptid #cryptids #cryptozoology #cryptozoology #talesofearth #comicstorian #eligiblemonster
Lake Tahoe is a popular hot spot, so it comes as no surprise that it’s got a legend of its own. Tessie is a sea monster, along the lines of Nessie or the Kodiak Sea Monster, who lives in the lake. She’s spotted surfacing in June of every other year, with her next appearance coming up in 2020.