Mount Shasta is located at the southern end of Cascade Range in Siskiyou County, California.
Mount Shasta, located near the Oregon border in northern California, holds the distinction of being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains. It is recognized as an eligible Native American cultural and cosmological property on the National Register of Historic Places. Artifacts found in the surrounding area conservatively suggest at least 11,000 years of human habitation, designating this region as one of the longest-occupied areas of North America.
Today you can drive here or even take a train, and very few who come this way know the legend of Lemuria. One source said this, “In 1899, Frederick Spencer Oliver published A Dweller on Two Planets, which claimed that survivors from a sunken continent called Lemuria were living in or on Mount Shasta. Oliver’s Lemurians lived in a complex of tunnels beneath the mountain and occasionally were seen walking the surface dressed in white robes.”
The base of the mountain was kept for the Lemurians while anything above the tree line was only for the holy shaman to dwell. But, other legendary belief has this city living beneath the mountain. Another had this to say, “According to legend, JC Brown was a British prospector who discovered a lost underground city beneath Mt. Shasta in 1904.”
Those who still believe the hauntings are a part of the legend know that Brown had been hired by The Lord Cowdray Mining Company of England to prospect for gold, and according to him, he discovered a cave which sloped downward for 11 miles. In the cave, he found an underground village filled with gold, shields, and mummies, some being up to 10 feet tall.