I have been a lurking member here at ATS for some time, and this is my first post so bare with me.
Also, I honestly did not know where else to
start this thread, so please excuse me if it is in the wrong forum. Anyway, onto the post.
This September I will have lived in my current house for 2 years. When we moved in, I noticed a strange marking on one of the trees that is closer to
the street. Until recently, I didn't care much about the marking, but the reports of the flying humanoids and whatnot sparked my interest.
As you can see in the picture above, most of the bark that is visible is not the same colour as the surrounding bark. In the lighter bark, if you look
at the top you can see what appears to be a head, and if you look even closer you can see "horns" or something very similar. Although you can not
see the entire marking, if you look below the head you can see 2 "arches" on either side. As they go down, they rest at the side of what looks like
it could be a robe. Then the robe-looking mark "puffs" out a little bit near the ground as if it was on
the ground, but it doesn't meet the
base of the trunk.
Now, I understand that the marking may be a litttle difficult to see in this picture, and if you need it, I will provide another picture with it
outlined. I do
plan on taking better pictures sometime in the very near future.
Now I am not claiming that this is some "stamp" left by the Mothman or some flying humanoid, although it has crossed my mind many times. However, I
do think there is something strange about it...the shape it has,why it's lighter than the surrounding bark, etc. etc.
I have shown other people
so that I would know I wasn't crazy and that I wasn't seeing things. 2 people saw that it had a human-like shape, and I had to point it out to some
others, but they ended up seeing exactly what we saw.
Now, the reason why Mothmen and flying humanoids crossed my mind is not only because of the marking's shape or because the bark is lighter, but also
because of it's height. My guess is 8-10 feet. I'm also interested in the fact that it does not meet the base of the tree trunk, but hovers a few
inches off of the ground.
So...I am asking everyone who may be interested to respond and tell me what you think this could be, or if you can tell me, what it really
Any information at all is greatly appreciated.
[edit on 8/28/2005 by Sesmo]