Bulgarian Monk of Yankee Fork

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The Bulgarian Monk lived in the area from about the 1870s to 1890s, when reports say he drowned. Some say he was quite a well-known and beloved character, giving lectures and traveling. Tales say that on the day he drowned, he was seen 25 miles away playing with some children. Since then, folks have seen the monk’s black-robed form walking along the riverbanks carrying a lantern.

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Geographic Information

Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
Bayhorse, ID
United States

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44.5090314, -114.18167670000003
Custer County, Idaho
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