Marine's Close Encounter with Mysterious 'Yuca Man' at 29 Palms Base

Posted Tuesday, February 27, 2024

By staff

A fascinating video recently caught my eye on YouTube, and I knew I had to share it with the Squatchable community. The video, posted by the YouTube channel Cryptids Across the Atlas, delves into the legend of the Yucca Man, a Sasquatch-like creature said to roam the deserts of Southern California. The video begins with a chilling tale of a young marine guard who encountered the Yucca Man while on duty at the 29 Palms Marine Base. As the guard stepped out of his guard shack to investigate strange noises, he came face-to-face with a massive, hairy figure. The guard was found unconscious the next morning, with no memory of the encounter, and his rifle bent almost in half. The video goes on to describe other sightings of the Yucca Man in the area, dating back to the 1950s. Residents of Apple Valley, Big Bear, and other nearby communities have reported seeing an 8-foot-tall humanoid with long, shaggy fur. The creature has been known to terrorize lone individuals, attack military personnel, and leave a myriad of tracks around people's homes. One particularly interesting story comes from the Fontana Dragway, where a "speedway monster" was reportedly seen walking along the outer edge of the track in the 1950s. The creature was described as walking like a man but covered in thick, shaggy hair. Similar sightings were reported in the area even after the speedway closed. The video also touches on the possible connection between military personnel and strange sightings, including those at the nearby Edwards Air Force Base. Security personnel have reported seeing large, hairy bipedal creatures around sensitive areas of the base, with some speculating that the creatures may be using the partially abandoned tunnel system for travel. As a Bigfoot believer and a curator for Squatchable, I found this video to be both informative and intriguing. It's always exciting to hear about new sightings and legends surrounding our favorite elusive creature. I encourage all of our readers to check out the video for themselves and let us know your thoughts in the comments.