Here is where our legend begins. Mary Hamer Body and her husband John Benjamin Body were vacationing at the Shasta Springs Resort. While walking together on the property they came across an unusual rock basalt formation. John being a geologist and civil engineer for the Lord Cowdray Mining Company of England knew that the rock needed to be excavated at a later date. Returning to the Shasta Springs Resort with Lord Cowdray and a civil engineer from the company, they dug out the Unusual rock formation which to their surprise led 11 miles under Mt. Shasta where they discovered an underground civilization of giants skeletons 6 & 1/2 inches to 10 feet tall living in what they called a "Village."