We have been on the trail of the elusive ‘Mel’s Hole since we first heard the report on Art Bell in 1997. Thanks’ to our at-large correspondent Tim Cridland here’s a new report. No new info, but at least the quest is being kept alive by reports like these from time to time. . . EDITOREastern Washington hole is shrouded in mysteryBy Denise WhitakerPublished: Feb 7, 2012 at 11:33 PM PSTLast Updated: Feb 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM PSTELLENSBURG, Wash. — From Bigfoot to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, the Pacific Northwest is full of mysteries. Another mystery burred deep in the hills of eastern Washington keeps resurfacing.
Ellensburg and its surrounding valleys and Manastash Ridge are beautiful in any season.
Some believe what lies beneath is a deep, dark hole with supernatural powers.
A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known to have ever seen the mysterious hole.
A Native American Shaman, or medicine man, Red Elk said his dad first showed him the hole in 1961.
“He said ‘This is an endless hole,'” Red Elk said.
Red Elk’s been back many times and said strange things happen every time he goes near it.
“People get it confused with what I call the devil’s hole,” he said.
Many locals claim to know about the hole, but it didn’t become phenomena until 1997, when Mel Waters went on the Coast to Coast radio show with Art Bell.. . . Read complete Report