posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 03:14 PM
It was in 1993 that a friend of mine and myself were camping in the Linville Wilderness Gorge in North Carolina. It was early evening and we had a
small campfire going.
Linville Wilderness Gorge is a large canyon carved out by the Linville River. Shortoff Mountain is one of the larger mountains and has about a
1500ft. sheer face. It can only be reached by foot.
We are at the top of Shortoff Mtn just enjoying the peace and serenity of the area. I look over at the opposite ridgeline and notice two large
headlights moving slowly through woods. I say to my friend, "How in the world did they get that 4x4 up on top of that mountain?" I was born and
raised not 5 miles from the place and had been up there many, many times. I knew that there were no roads up on top of that mountain.
For about 5 minutes, we watched the two lights move across the ridgeline. When they got to a point on the ridge opposite us to where they were more
or less directly across from us, we realized that this was no truck! The "lights" turned to us and we could feel the intensity of the light on our
faces. It was not hot, but you could feel the energy. Needless to say, this scared the mess out of us. My friend is about 6' 3" and 230 lbs and
am 5' 8" with a muscular build, but both of us are about crapping our pants! We start to kick out the fire with our boots; quickly covering it up
with as much dirt as we can. We are fearing that these things that we are seeing are coming for us! After we get the fire out, we just sit there and
wait. There is no way to hike down this mountain in the nighttime. It is too steep and dangerous and people get easily lost in this gorge.
We get the fire out and we see these two large glowing orbs of light start to make their way down the opposite ridge, heading to the bottom valley
where the river runs through. They kind of zig zag there way down. When they reach close to the bottom the sort of roll/turn and back up the gorge,
following close to the river, in the direction they came from. All of this transpired over a time of about 10 minutes.
All I can remember about this is our initial sighting of the orbs; feeling the light on my face; kicking the fire out; and then them leaving. I
don't remember the rest of the evening. This could be due to the trama of what we saw. I'm not sure. I did not feel like these things were
harmful until I felt that light on my face. My jaw starts to chatter and goosebumps run over my whole body just recounting the event.
I am familiar with the Brown Mountain lights, but this was NOT the Brown Mountain Lights. I have seen the Brown Mountain lights on several occasions
and this was not even close. These orbs had an intelligence driving/moving them.
The distance across the gorge is around 1/2 mile to 1 mile across. If I had to venture a guess, I would say that the orbs I saw were probably close
to being 15-20 yards in diameter. I could not see anything inside of these orbs, only brilliant light.
They moved without sound and were obviously very agile.