The Dark Watchers are phantoms that haunt the Santa Lucia mountains in California.
Appearance: A black silhouette of a tall man sometimes wearing a cloak and hat. Often, the beings will appear in groups.
Lore: The Dark Watchers appear along the peaks and ridges of the Santa Lucia mountains usually near dusk or dawn, though sightings at dusk are more common. Witnesses will report seeing the figures standing along a ridge, often in groups, and apparently staring off into the distance. This is how the beings received their "Dark Watchers" name. If a witness attempts to approach them or if the witness calls out to a companion then the figures will suddenly disappear. Tales of the Dark Watchers date back to the local Chumash tribe. Sightings of the Dark Watchers continue to this day.
Defense Against The Dark Watchers: The Dark Watchers pose little-to-no threat to humans. No injury or human causality has been attributed to them.
Trivia: Author John Steinbeck included the Dark Watchers in his short story, Flight.
The Dark Watchers Of The Santa Lucia Mountains