For several months, the police department of a small California town had been receiving complaints of strange activity in supposedly vacant motel rooms. So when they finally showed up to investigate, they managed to not only apprehend the suspects, but also discover something seriously unexpected. In fact, when they rolled back the carpet of this particular motel room, they couldn’t believe what lay beneath.
This story took place in the small town of Grass Valley in Nevada County in northeastern California. Known primarily for its history as a California Gold Rush town, Grass Valley is home to an 850-acre park housing a preserved Empire Mine – among the largest and richest gold mines in North American history. It is also home to the Holiday Lodge motel.