A listener writes “I just listened to your episode about chanting in the woods and never before have I related what happened to me in western NC as a sasquatch encounter.
I honestly thought that we had come upon some type of cult or group of monks! When I heard your caller describe her encounter the same way I just thought I would send you my experience as well in case someone else ever describes their encounter the same way.
I was hiking in the woods of Panther Town Valley in western North Carolina probably the summer of 2002, with my mother and my 3 very young children. It was later in the afternoon and we had gone in a back, less used entrance into the valley and had hiked in about 15 minutes when all of a sudden I heard something and told everyone to be still and listen.
At first it sounded like singing, but then it sounded like monks chanting/singing. It was not however a pleasant sound, and it immediately struck me to my core with a feeling of fear that I had not had before that time or since. I felt as if we were sneaking up on some type of cult. I really don’t know how else to describe it. We never saw anything, just heard the chanting. My mother and I both had the same visceral reaction and promptly gathered up my 3 small children and ran out of there. The whole time feeling as if we were being chased/watched. We got back to the car, I threw the children in their carseats, locked the doors and got the heck out of there.
Just thought I would pass this along in case you get more reports/experiences like this. I just found it unusual that your caller and the same experience as I had so I thought I would reach out.
Thanks and I enjoy your show.”