This Day in Manka Bros History – September 14, 1955:
Four hundred extras from the set of the 1955 film ‘Fellow Travelers’ disappeared into the Burbank mountains. During the filming of a ‘long march’-type scene in which thousands of Communists supposedly fled to Russia through a mountain pass (the Burbank mountains were used as a substitute), the extras went missing and were never heard from again. Several witnesses describe a purple and yellow glow or aura appearing over the mountain right before the disappearance. The mystery has never been solved.