I am taking time off today to spend with family. I want to wish all the dads out there a happy Father’s Day. I will return tomorrow night! I have a great show planned for you.
Enjoy the replay of Jessie and his encounter in CA from episode 722. Jessie writes “Dear Wes. Let me start off by saying that a few days before my Sighting I had just gotten news that they found a mass on my Kidney and the doctor thought it looked Cancerish. At this time I was only 33 and Wasn’t ready to die.
So to clear my head Loaded up my car with my 45 lbs pitbull, a backpack with some apples, a bog roll and some water. I also grabbed my 45. At this point I wasn’t sure where I was going, I just knew that it was somewhere up in the mountains. I drove up Highway 168 for about an hour. Pulled off to let my dog go potty. Once I got close to Shaver Lake. I turned off and started heading down an old logging road. About 4 miles up The Dirt road started getting a bit rough for my car. So I Pulled off the trail. and got my stuff together and decided to Hike the rest of the way. Still didn’t really have a plan on where I was going. Just knew I wasn’t ready to turn back yet. About an hour on foot the road became washed out.
There were a few Trees laying across the road. I checked for snakes before proceeding. Now my dog is not the best off leash but she knew not to wander too far. We hiked on for a few more hours. At this point it was about noon. I stopped and drank some water, gave my dog a biscuit and kept going. About 2 miles up the trail my dog stops dead in her tracks. Her hair raises on her neck and back and her tail goes between her legs. I can’t see or hear anything but she is staring at a manzanita bush 15 feet in front of us. At this point I assume it’s a bear. So I said Hey bear pretty loudly so I wouldn’t startle the animal in the bushes. This is when it Stood up and I could see it. It was a female thing. I could see only from just below her chest up. She was a strawberry blonde color. She just stood there staring at me. We stood there for a good min. Neither of us moved. That’s when my dog pees itself, and starts whining and whimpering. That’s when I heard a deep growl and hesitantly looked left to see a Very large Thing 200 yards up on the hill just staring at me and my dog. This thing starts coming down the hill towards us at a brisk pace. When it got about 100 yards from me. It picked up speed.
I did the first thing. I could think up I grabbed my dog and we curled into a ball. I could feel the ground thud with every step. Thud, thud, thud, thud, I knew that at this point it was too late for me to grab my Pistol so I shut my eyes tight and waited to be snachted up. The last Thud before I peed my pants was 5 or so feet from us. Then the next thud was further and then a bit further away. I layed like that till the thuds stopped. About a min. goes by and I built up enough courage to look up and I see him standing next to the female. He dwarfed her. She came up to about his upper abdomen. He is just staring me down. As I shift my weight my dog gets loose and takes off in the other direction at a full sprint. I knew I was in trouble. I slowly started to reach back and that’s when the large male started to growl. I pass my gun on my hip and his growl starts to soften. I pulled out a Gold and delicious apple out of the side pocket of my pack In hopes that if i gave them food they may not eat me. I rolled the apple towards them. and it stopped about 2 feet in front of them and he didn’t even look at it.
He’s eyes are looking at me. The female squated out of site behind the bush and next thing I know an arm reaches out from behind the bush grabs the apple. Next thing I know she stands back up and puts the whole apple in her mouth. That’s when the large male made a chuffing sound and they both turned and walked off. I layed there for a good 5 min before I got up. As I slowly got to my feet now in wet pants. I walked to the bush and stood where they were at. I couldn’t see over the bush. I’m five foot eight and it was a good 6 to 8 inches taller than me. When the larger one was behind the bush he was wider than it. It had to be a good 4 foot wide. Behind the bush I found a little puddle of blood. At this point I started to hear something in the bushes back down the trail. I thought they were coming back to get me so I pulled my gun and out of the bushes popped my dog. Her tail was wagging and she was her same old self. We Jogged the rest of the way back to the car and we Jumped in and flew down that mountain. When I got home my wife asked how your trip was. I went straight into the bathroom, locked the door and sat in the shower for an hour trying to figure out what I saw. It took me several days before I could even talk to her about it. She begged me to take her up there. I wanted no part of going back. I stopped going into the woods for a while after that. I knew what I saw but I didn’t know who to talk about it with. My wife talked me into renting a cabin up in a shaver. The following Jan. We had some strange things happen up there on that trip. Sense then I won’t go into the woods alone or after dark. I know what you are probably thinking reading this. I thought I was crazy for a long time. I even tried seeing a therapist about it. But it wasn’t until I started listening to your show that I knew I wasn’t the only one to have an encounter. Now I read every book and watch every documentary and listen to your show. But as much as I want to know the truth I am not sure I was to see one that close ever again.”