Weird California: Your Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets : Eureka! That's the state motto of California and means "I have found it." Do many people actually know this? The authors aren' t sure, but they're certain that virtually all the state's citizens know that California is a land of sun, surfing, and serious weirdness. The Golden State has a huge number of strange people, haunted houses, and bizarre sites. The authors traveled throughout the state in search of the odd and the offbeat. Whether it's singing dunes, an airplane graveyard, or the winged demon of Elizabeth Lake, they have researched and chronicled the stories and presented them in Weird California.