The Black Dog Of Ojai, CA, is a phantom black dog or hell hound that haunts the location of Creek Road in Ojai, CA.
Appearance: A large, menacing black dog. Some claim the dog is as large as a pony.
Lore: According to local lore, circa 1890 a European vampire moved to Ojai, CA and settled near Creek Road. He brought with him his familiar, a large black dog to guard his stone sarcophagus as he slept by day. Like his master, the black dog was also a blood-drinker. The vampire was blamed for all manner of disappearances and mutilation of animals, as well as the disappearance and murders of people. Eventually a mob took matters into their own hands and sprayed holy water on the black dog causing him to flee. The mob then drove a stake through the heart of the vampire. The black dog continues to haunt the area and a sighting of it is generally believed to be a bad omen. According to the local Chumash elders, the black dog is a Nunashish, an evil phantom that acts as a guardian of a place.
Powers: The Black Dog Of Ojai, CA, possesses the powers of other black dogs, with sightings of it being a bad omen or even looming death. The Black Dog Of Ojai, CA, can disappear into thin air.
Defense Against The Black Dog Of Ojai, CA: Avoid the area of Creek Road. The Black Dog Of Ojai, CA, can be repelled with holy water, silver, and crucifixes.
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