May 1

Tonight: The creature was looking at me intently

Very interesting encounter tonight, I spoke with the witness and his impression of the creature was it was trying to warn him to go away because something was coming down the hill. He could hear something large and breaking branches on the hill at the time he ran into the creature.

A listener writes “It was very early in the morning, maybe 1 or 2 am, day 3 of a five day backpacking trip, and I got out of my tent to relieve myself. I walked ten or 15 feet to go behind a tree, when I felt dizzy and had a strange urge to walk up the hill from our campsite. I had walked maybe a hundred yards or so up the trail, when I saw something squatted down in the trail about fifty feet from me.

It had one fist on the ground and was looking at me intently. I noticed then, that even squatted down, it was as tall as I was (5 foot 8 ). It was at this point I realized I wasn’t looking at a person, but I felt frozen to the spot and didn’t want to make a run for it. We stayed this way for a few seconds, then I heard something big crashing down the slope towards us.

The creature looked in that direction, looked back at me, made some sort of a grunt/guttural yell at me. When it yelled, it felt like it was telling me, get the hell out of here, something bad’s coming down that hillside. It stood up and loped down the trail away from me, and I made my run for it to the campsite. I sat by the fire with my hunting knife in my hand, jumping at the slightest noise, till morning. The next two days of the hike I didn’t say a word to anyone, and I’ve only told my longtime girlfriend and one good buddy about it since. Wes, what do you think it was i saw? What do you think was coming down the hill? Do you think I was in danger?”

My second guest was out for hike with his kids and he heard wood knocks around him and his kids. Several times he called out to whoever was making the noises but did not get a reply.  Being ex-military he said that it appeared to be an L-pattern trap and whatever was making these noises were closing on his position really fast,too fast to by human. He said several weeks later he was in the area and it had snowed and he found these large footprints in the snow all in a straight line. He said a lot of strange things happen in this area and shares with the us everything that has been going on.

11 Responses to “Tonight: The creature was looking at me intently”

  1. David D

    Yea, it’s like that. All it takes when you’re out in the boonies’ is a good, old fashioned scare, to help jolt you back into reality. Hey Wes, I’m a still waiting, man!

  2. Leon S

    Just needed to remind EVERYONE how lucky we are to have Wes at the helm…Adams comments about you in that last show are well deserved Wes…thank you for having a real interest in all of us out here. We all trust the way you run the show…

  3. DrAaron

    I have always enjoyed long hikes like this. We had a favorite 5 day section hike through GSMNF and Cherokee NF up into Virginia with most of it ridge top AT. I have to say that I am interested in what possessed you to not only walk out of camp but 100 YARDS! Did you put your boots on? I am looking forward to this one and grateful for the accounts!

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