I started down a hill through the trees, the ground covered in ferns as far as I could see. There was light through the trees from a meadow farther down the hill. It was magical. I found a spot and sat down to listen to the forest and meditate a moment.
I was peaceful for a little while, when all of a sudden I got agitated and scared. I felt I should leave right away. I started to walk out but soon felt the imperative to hurry. My thoughts turned to stories of the Yeti thought to inhabit areas like this that are isolated. My heart beat faster. As adrenaline coursed through me, I began running until I reached the car.
“What’s wrong?” my husband asked when he saw me panting.
“I don’t know. All of a sudden I felt something weird while I was down there.” I got my camera out and snapped a picture aimed at the area I had just come from. We left.
Later when I got home and had the film developed, what I found shocked me. On the film was a fog-like area in the center of the shot. It was the profile of a creature with pointed ears. My husband and daughter’s reaction was, “What, I don’t see anything but a white fog.”
So I went and got a marking pen to outline the area of white. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't outlined it because that was the only copy and it could be seen as manipulating the photo. But at the time I didn't care. I knew there was a creature on that film and it was amazing. I wanted my husband and daughter to see the face I was seeing and I had no plans to share it with anyone else anyway.
This week, I spent three days looking for that photo for this post. You know the drill, you put something away for safe keeping and then you can never find it.
To make matters weirder, this morning I took out a pen to draw what I saw, and then went to load it into the computer to share on this blog and my computer froze. I spent all morning finding a way to get in and unfreeze it. AT LAST, I did. So, barring any further complications, here is the picture of the creature I saw .
This is my last scary story for Halloween, but next week author/astrologer, Hazel Dixon Cooper has graciously agreed to share her ghost story with you. Don't miss it. It's a good one.
I always wondered if that scared and creepy feeling that came over me was caused by this creature, or was he maybe warning me to leave because of some danger I was unaware of? Or maybe I just have a very active imagination. What do you think?
What do you think I saw in the redwoods?