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Peter the Anteater
Enter "black star canyon" into Google, and the first hit that comes up is a site called ghosts.org, which tells a first-person story of rabbits that won't die?even when shot at close range?and shadowy figures who may be the specters of Spanish conquistadors believed to have slaughtered the indigenous inhabitants back in 1832 (it used to be called Ca?ada de los Indios). Others tell tales of seeing UFOs and KKK meetings; the canyon is listed on the Shadowlands national index of haunted places. But the dangers aren't merely supernatural: Some less-than-benevolent local residents often aggressively dispute the idea that the canyon road is public property. It is, and you're entitled to go through, should you so desire; explain this calmly if confronted.