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Help Uncover Mysteries at U.S. National Parks: Tell Us Your Stories

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posted on Nov, 21 2015 @ 01:42 PM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

At the tip of the Texas Hill Country, 2 hours West of DFW, you will run into one of the weirdest, yet most breathtakingly beautiful parts of Texas - The City of Mineral Wells, TX and Mineral Wells State Park and just a short 15 mile drive away, Possum Kingdom Lake and State Park.

I have been in The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells many times and have seen black shadow figures, experienced cold spots and have smelled perfume in the Mistress’ suite. A very sinister place indeed!

Mineral Wells is also famous for their water. Why the Baker Hotel was built in the first place as a luxury spa destination for the rich and famous of the 1920’s. The water in Mineral Wells contains high levels of natural Lithium…in case you don’t know Lithium is/ was used to treat various mental conditions such as Bipolar disorder.

Mineral Wells has an annual “Crazy Water Festival” to celebrate the water supply. And yes I have and do drink Crazy Water and you do feel an almost immediate euphoria effect. Maybe that is part of what makes Mineral Wells so weird…but fun in a totally legal way.

My Husband and me have some family land at Possum Kingdom and have gone RV’ing there many, many times over the years. Stories and legends about the Native American burial mounds and “Squatchie” type creatures in the “Woods” abound. Even urban legends about Vampires and Devil Worship type cults. Also, missing persons, including children, have been reported around Possum Kingdom going back a hundred was included in the "Missing 411" books by Paludies.

The Toadies rock band even wrote a song about Possum Kingdom that ref. the Vampire stuff back in the 90’s. Our Possum Kingdom can be awesomely beautiful, but I have always felt the need to be vigilant. You just get that feeling there. (But I love the idea of a place that Possum’s Rule – Lol!)

Hell’s Gate is a famous bluff area at Possum Kingdom Lake that has a huge fireworks display every 4th of July, and it is accessible only by boat…notice the name. The “411” books mention that many missing person locations have strange or scary names – Possum Kingdom has at least 2 such areas – Hell’s Gate and Devil’s Island.

But there is also Devil’s Road at PK Lake that freaks me stone cold out. That is a story for another day.

Thanks for this thread SO. I never tire of the Missing and Strange related subjects. Somebody, somewhere must know the truth about these places...

posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 01:27 PM
a reply to: hillbilly4rent
I'm sorry: WHAT? How is your girlfriend doing?? Did they manage to put her arm back? Jesus!

posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 01:29 PM
a reply to: olaru12

Heard an interview with him.....brrrrr.... Sasquatch suppossedly kidnaps people....I really didn't like the stories about little children ending up miles away from where they were first. Hope all these children made it.

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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:21 PM
I would nominate Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochi National park, Union Co. Georgia. I first came across this story reading about Utersberg, and haven't read much about it other than this Link The comments are just as interesting. I`d like to go camping out there sometime if I can get a few weeks off work.

I personally have not had an experience anywhere yet but maybe someone here has had one there before that could tell a good story.
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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 08:40 PM
On May 18th 1980 on a Sunday at 8:32 in the morning Mount St. Helens erupted, this is common knowledge...

What is not widely known is the fact mysterious orbs were sighted exiting it flying about for months beforehand...

Strange noises were also said to be heard from strange electrical humming to strange unearthly howls and screams...

After the eruption it is said numerous large unearthly beings far larger than man with huge feet covered in hair were found dead in the aftermath...
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posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 09:39 PM
It is claimed this was a large base for these creatures who dwelt within subterranean chambers...

An operation was undertaken to penetrate this base...

After the eruption one of the beings was still alive although it had some severe burns, and a large cut on its left forearm which was well bandaged when several members of the national guard along with a suit escort and 2 army officer were ordered to transport the being...

The large hairy creature is said to have spoken softly with the suit in a strange language...
And would cough often...

He guided them to numerous caverns and would call out to locate others of his kind...

Only once did he get a sickly response...

Upon receiving a reply he went up and into the cavern and carried out another very injured member of his kind...
After spending sometime seemingly comforting his kin he returned to the troop transport his sadness was evident to all present...

2 of the guard stayed behind as they drove off 2 #s were heard as the mercy kill transpired...

Later in the day the last physical account ends with the creature waving at the team in acknowledgement as it entered a base camp medical tent...
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posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 10:21 AM

originally posted by: Monger
These reddit threads might be of some interest:

The /nosleep subreddit is a place for horror fiction writers. Cool stories, but unfortunately don't really qualify as evidence.

Seems right up the alley for David Paulides though, I hope he is a part of the show. Looking forward to seeing this when it airs.
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posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 12:49 PM

originally posted by: QueenofWeird
a reply to: hillbilly4rent
I'm sorry: WHAT? How is your girlfriend doing?? Did they manage to put her arm back? Jesus!

Sorry for the late reply. This was back in 1990 and no they weren't able to reattach her arm sadly. She is fine and happily married with kids.

posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 01:03 PM
Might this possibly be for David Paulides missing 411 documentary that he's currently making?
I can't wait for this movie, the books are extremely intriguing.

posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 12:42 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

Oh, excellent! I hope those who have shared stories in other threads will participate here as well; some are truly creepy!

I don't have one for such a place myself. We did camp, a LOT, in the Cherokee National Forest when I was a child, but I can't recall even one remotely scary moment. Never read one for that area, either, oddly enough. Chilhowee, in our case. Beautiful area, too! We roamed, as little kids, all over the campground area, usually without adults, too. Makes me wonder, now, after reading the stuff Paulides writes about! There, but for the grace of God? I wonder, as others have, if he's involved with this. Either way, very interested in watching. People need to be aware.

The only creepy woods story I have isn't in a park setting. Isn't anything cool one could document, either, being one of those "scary feeling" sort of things. Aunt and uncle, and my favorite cousin, lives for a short time in this house back in the woods. Might have been Tennessee, or maybe Kentucky; I can't recall. Anyway, the drive went through a lot of trees before reaching the house, and there was no light from anything else visible back there. The dads would hang out outside, talking, as a rule, but we kids would not stay out there alone at night. You could have promised me a hole toy store, and a dozen horses, to stay out there, and I'd have refused. I can still see this place in memory, and I knew, knew, that there was something very bad in those woods. Something big, with teeth and claws, that would eat me if it could. Very strong feeling. I don't think, if I knew now where the place was, I'd go at night. Now, I love the woods. I need forests. Grew up around them, and never, save there, felt any fear at all in the trees. That place, though? That was different. If I can find out a better location, maybe from the cousin, will post it. No idea if he remembers, either. Not one for a television show, I don't think, but sharing anyway, just to add to the stories.

posted on Nov, 25 2015 @ 07:10 PM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I lived in Yellowstone for a summer.
I was living in housing complex with fundamentalist Christian groups
and one night I and some of these folks hiked out at night the the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
After a ten minute walk through the forest at 8,000 feet up, out onto a promontory that just out hundreds of feet into the canyon we could see that it was exceptionally clear. I don't think I ever have seen better clarity for night star viewing, no light pollution and very high up. In fact we were noticing that at two in the morning a kind of false dawn, just a thin band of light encircled the horizon.
This made the physical landscape seem transparent as if light was shining through everything and was just brighter at the horizon. This is Ancient light left over from the Big Bang and can be seen in unusual conditions such as this.
We decided to lay on our backs and star watch. From doing a lot of sky viewing as a kid I knew that if you looked into the star-field long enough you can often see strange lights that move contrary to the great wheeling of the stars as they move in relation to the spinning Earth.
I suggested we look for these strange anomalies and we stared silently for many minutes. As I looked straight up directly straight up I saw three pinpoints of light in a triangle. They were stationary and each light was a different color such as blue, yellow, and red and the blinked randomly on and off, only one color was visible at a time. Known satellites are not stationary and no satellites are in geostationary orbit over Yellowstone. A satellite would not need external blinking lights, either. So what it was is a mystery. When I drew the others attention to it they could see it as well. It must have been at least twenty to a hundred or so miles up.
The next morning I mentioned the experience to a park ranger and he said that he had talked to someone else about something similar that morning and what they had said is that a craft made of light had landed they had seen a man with long flowing hair who emerged.
The skeptic in me said that one of the Christians who had been out there with me had changed the story to one that satisfied his religious beliefs, but who knows?
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posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 09:28 AM
heading to bend bend soon, thanks for the heads up

posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 10:06 AM
My brother was doing a college paper on the Donner Party, so as a family we took a day trip to Auburn, CA and surrounding areas. At the Donner State Park site we walked around. There is a large boulder, against which the Graves cabin was built. It now has a large plaque bolted into the rock with the names of those in the wagon train who wintered there...survivors and victims. My brother walked off toward the end of Donner Lake, but I stayed by the boulder. The feeling that came over me was pure evil, I actually felt as if I were in physical and spiritual jeopardy.

There are spaces on the earth that are hallowed - sacred and holy. And then there are places that are the exact opposite. Often it is because of what happened there.

In this place I believe evil exists because of the horror those poor people experienced. The very rock and earth are permeated with that lingers and manifests itself to anyone sensitive enough to be attuned.

posted on May, 28 2016 @ 11:11 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

No love for Rocky? I got something to say about that place.

posted on May, 29 2016 @ 10:32 AM
I am at yellowstone as i speak. Been here a bunch so i know my way around. Any spots needing checked out anyone?

posted on May, 30 2016 @ 10:52 PM
Today photographed a big momma griz with two cubs, a bull moose, a cow moose, many elk and buffalo, several black bear, a fox, a coyote with a marmot in its mouth, mountain goats, and Norris Basin.

Any other spots?
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posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 01:13 PM
A few years ago I was visiting the case mate museum at Fort Monroe VA.
Ft. Monroe was a victim of the Brack Commission and has since been turned into a national park.
It's very pretty with all the old buildings.
It's also rather creepy with disused battery buildings along the bay side that are just rusting hulks now.

Ft. Monroe has long had a history of hauntings. Edgar Allan Poe spent some time there and commented on it.
I live very near the fort and they have a beautiful beach so I go there often.

One day hubby and I decided to tour the case mate museum which highlights the forts history.( That's how I know about Poe being there)

The case mate is built into a battery. That means most of it is under ground or really that ground was added over it to create a big hill. The buildings interior are a series of tubes connected together by arches to bear the weight of the hill on top. They have track lighting on the ceiling.

We were in the next to last room and I looked up at the lights because a twinkle caught my eye. There were all these sparkles around the lights and ceiling. So I said " honey, what would make those lights do that? "
And honey says "Do what?" And I say... that, and point.
He's like, what are you talking about. and I'm like they're sparking or something. He changed his viewpoint looking up from different angles and he didn't see it. I saw sparkles moving around the lights and ceiling and he didn't see it at all.
I was confused because I damned well know I'm not hallucinating so I stepped through the archway into the next tube with the same type of lights and I don't see anything. I step back into the other tube and there were the sparkles no matter where I went in the room from every angle there they were.

I still don't know what I saw but given the places history.

Now a second story same place same museum. My son was touring the museum one day and noticed a character actor in one one the prison cells. He knew from previous visits that they don't do characters like they do in nearby Williamsburg . So he asked the lady at the desk when they started doing that and she told him "we don't". There are no actors. The cell was empty when he went back.

Third story new location. Lol
Yorktown battleground where GW declared victory over the British. I live in the historic triangle area.
My youngest was about five. We were having a picnic on a grassy redoubt. The kid was off in the woods a few feet away. All of a sudden he comes back to the blanket and starts putting food back in the cooler. I said what are you doing and he said "we have to go. We have to go right now!" He was panicked
Ok I said I thought he must need the restroom or something but he said no. So we left anyway because it was starting to get dark.
Twelve years later I was telling a friend about it and my son heard me. "You want to know what I saw because now I think it's crazy and tell myself I didn't see it, but I thought I saw a bloody soldier in a red coat in the woods"...

If anyone wants to do a ghost tour this is the area.
We are not a family of ghost hunters or obsessed with the paranormal.

posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 01:21 PM
They're all out west. The east has been settled a lot longer and has a very bloody history from the revolution to the battle of antietam. And mysteries like the lost colony of Roanoke island.

posted on Apr, 16 2017 @ 06:41 PM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I have been listening to David Paulides' interviews on youtube.
There was one amazing story that I would like to share.

May I ?

posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:49 PM

originally posted by: AgathaLorentz
a reply to: SkepticOverlord

I have been listening to David Paulides' interviews on youtube.
There was one amazing story that I would like to share.

May I ?

You don't have to ask permission; we are interested in hearing your story. Go ahead...

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