Forbidden Plateau ~ The Legend: When the Comox people faced raids from other coastal tribes, they took their women and children to the plateau for safekeeping. Once, during a raid by the Cowichan, the women and children vanished without a trace. When a member of the tribe went looking for the women and children within the Forbidden Plateau, he found red lichen covering the snow and nearby rocks and assumed the lichen to be blood from the family members. Since then, the plateau has become taboo for it was believed that it was inhabited by evil spirits who had consumed those they had sent. ~Wikipedia. Links to further info supplied on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_Plateau
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