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Harold Ludwick descends from two clans with traditional ownership claims to the site, the Western Yalinji and Gugu Yimmithir.
He said Kalkajaka, which means 'spear', was a sacred battlefield and the scene of the last spear fight between the black and white cockatoo.
These are the totems representing the inland and coastal clans whose warriors were clashing over hunting grounds.
"They came to blows and many people died and their bones also remained in those mountains, they were put in there," Mr Ludwick said.
Like Uluru, climbing Kalkajaka is hurtful to the various traditional owner groups: the Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungkal and Guugu Yimithirr.
Mr Ludwick believes in Black Mountain's dark forces, which is why he warns people not to enter the site: a mistake his friend from Sydney made during a visit.
"I told him, 'Don't go in there', because I know there's a bora ground, but he was headstrong and wanted to go," Mr Ludwick recalled.
Geologist Gavin Dear lives near the foot of the mountain and doesn't believe in the myths which he described as ridiculous, having conducted his own tests.
'It's very mysterious for sure and it does have a special power, I have no doubt about that, but it's still just a mountain of boulders,' he told 9news.com.au
He believed the disappearances have more to do with mishap than mystery.
'If you try and climb to the top you've got about 200 calculated leaps you have to make between boulders,"
Many people even report a feeling of anxiety and fear when looking at the mountain and its strangely unnatural-seeming formation of boulders. The wind and the shifting of boulders is said to create an unearthly noise, sounding like moans or mournful cries. Pilots that pass over the mountain have also reported strange turbulence and magnetic disturbances, and most pilots now avoid the area if they can.