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Many Native American legends exist on the mountain mystical appearance. The Tower has figured in 1977 Steven Speilberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
A Russian ophthalmologist, researcher and writer Ernst Muldashev has written several interesting books on the subject. In one he described his hypothesis that 850,000 years ago Earth axis came through Mountain Kailas (in Tibet) and Rapa Nui Island. Mountain Kailas was Earth’s North Pole, and Rapa Nui was Earth's South Pole at that time. And then during worldwide flood Earth axis tilted 60 degrees and came to the present state. He predicts that next Earth’s North Pole is going to be Devils Tower, in Wyoming.
Perhaps the most widely-known legend the Native Americans had about the tower was told by the Kiowa: There were seven girls playing near their village when they were chased by some bears. The girls jumped on a low rock and called to it "Rock, take pity on us, rock save us!" The rock heard them and grew up towards the sky. The bears jumped at the rock scratching it, but they could not climb it. The rock took the girls so high that they became stars. A constellation we now call the Plediades.
There is one story, though, that does not deal with the creation of the rock but what is inside of the mountain. Years ago an explorer of that part northeast Wyoming visited Yankton, South Dakota. While there, he showed a picture of Devil’s Tower to some elderly Sioux Indians he met. One of them got very excited when he saw the picture. He asked "Has a passageway been found at the base of the tower?" When the traveler replied no, the man seemed disappointed. The Legend that the Indian passed to the Wyoming explorer said that many years ago, three braves had been hunting near the tower. While exploring the rocks at the base of the mountain, they discovered a passageway underneath it. They made torches out of pitch pine knots for light and started exploring the tunnel. They found the passage strewn with bones (possibly human bones.) At the end, the tunnel opened up into a cave with an underground lake some 25 yards long and more than 15 yards wide. Around the lake were large quantities of gold.
Devils Tower from the Air
The three men were not prepared to take the gold with them, so they left the tunnel and hid the entrance so that others would not find it. They intended to return to get the gold at a later time, but never did. One of them, while on his deathbed, told the story to other members of his tribe and the tale had been handed down for several generations before reaching the old Indian.
Interesting is the fact that the Black Hills area in which the tower is located, has some of the largest caves in the world underneath it, including Wind Cave and Jewel Cave. The Black Hills area is also known for gold mining that inspired a major gold rush in the 1880's. Perhaps the lost cavern is not underneath the tower, but nearby, waiting for
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