posted on Oct, 16 2009 @ 12:51 AM
I can already hear you guys drawing breaths to ask what I've been smoking, but the person I heard this from believes he saw it. I'm not saying he
did, I'm saying that I know this person VERY well, and I have a VERY strong ability to read him, and he BELIEVES he saw green people. I know
that he believes this because he didn't claim to have seen them at first. He told the story very hesitantly, and claimed he'd heard it from a
friend. He didn't think I'd believe him because of his drug history.
What he didn't know is that I'd already heard that he'd seen them from somebody else he'd told about it immediately after the encounter (they did
attribute it to drugs, but they say he was definitely very frightened and very convinced). So the first thing I told him was that it I know it is
scientifically possible for copper contamination in a water supply to turn a person or animal green, and that given the very large quantity of copper
pyrite in the sand in the area of the encounter, combined with the fact that most of the water sources in the area are mineral-rich hot-springs along
the San Andreas fault, that seemed like a plausible affliction for a desert rat in the area to suffer (and I already know there ARE hermits hiding out
in this desert- as a young boy while four-wheeling with my grandfather, I met one and in fact was invited to have lunch with him, although we decided
not to impose on his modest "pantry" and infact ended up giving him most of our rootbeer instead). And when I told him that, I could see the relief
wash over him. I can only describe it as the look of a man who says, "thank god, I'm not crazy". He then proceeded to tell me the whole story, as
it really happened, not only to his friend, but to him as well (they saw it together).
So here's the story, as it was told to me:
These two individuals who I know very well, but whose names or association to myself I do not feel free to divulge, were exploring the desert North of
Desert Hot Springs, CA. They went up to Long Canyon, a ways past Cabot Yerxa's old homestead, onto water district property through which the
California Aquaduct flows.
Long Canyon begins on BLM property with a private right of way going through it, within a mile or so becomes water district property, and within less
than a mile more enters the Westernmost edge of the Joshua Tree National Park.
I'm relatively familiar with the area, first because there it is supposedly the location of a secret tunnel under the city that legend has it dates
back at least to the days when Al Capone owned the Flamingo Hotel in that city (the existence of both Indian Caves and modern tunnels [some of which
all the local kids know the location of and use for various misdemeanor purposes] beneath Desert Hot Springs is something of an open secret in the
area and there are plenty of unrelated stories I've fruitlessly attempted to substantiate which relate to them), and second because I have done some
prospecting in the area (based on the fact that several gold mines run the reverse slope of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, but there are
virtually no mines that far West in the mountains- however I've never been up the canyon as far as this person has been- it's illegal to prospect in
Joshua Tree and I already know for a fact where the alleged tunnel entrance is- I just don't have the guts to actually climb down the ladder, because
I'm told it's over 100 feet down and nobody is aware of the tunnel being safely used since a fellow we'll just call Bob died quite a while back
[Bob was something of a local legend and shady character of note, and I know a fair part of his story, including the part about his use of the
tunnels, since he was an acquaintance to one of my relatives].
But I digress, as is my trademark. Anyhow, I'm told that these two men parked near the aquaduct and proceeded past the boulders which block old Long
Canyon Road (which no longer exists) into Joshua Tree park towards Morongo Valley. After getting quite a ways into the Canyon, they came to the top of
a small slope in the wash, and upon clearing it, were virtually right on top of an encampment of several dozen people.
The people seemed to be relatively primative, and were at work hanging cloth to dry, beating rugs, etc, while in a small alcove which appeared to be
the entrance to a tunnel a white-bearded old man sat cross-legged watching over them.
I'm told the people were scantily clad in dirty rags not recognizable as ever having been modern commercially available clothing, were exceptionally
skinny and unhealthy looking, and had an deep and unmistakeable powdery green color to their skin.
None of them took any notice of the men, except for the old one above, who according to my associate, watched them very sternly without reacting. The
men backed away, and after opening a little distance, turned and headed back down the canyon, made their way back up onto the rim, and proceeded back
up, to observe from a safer location. By the time they had finished this hike however, he claims that nothing remained of the camp but a couple of
fires still burning. So the two left again and swore not to speak of it, in large part because their wives both know that they rarely go hiking when
they haven't been under the influence.
And that's what I've got. For all the exploration that these men have done in Long Canyon, that was their first and only encounter with any "green
people", and the only evidence I've ever seen of people out there is beer bottles and shotgun shells at the mouth of the canyon. I'd put the odds
of it even being true at 30% at the VERY VERY BEST- but it seems theoretically possible, and somebody I generally trust (mental condition not
withstanding) sincerely believes it.
So of course the thought has occurred to me to google Green People, and I will. But I also thought I'd ask you guys, and share the story while I'm
at it. So if you've seen em, let's have it- I think I've set the bar sufficiently low that you shouldn't feel crazy for telling us if you have or
know someone who thinks they did.
edit for typo in title
[edit on Fri 16 Oct 2009 by The Vagabond]
second edit to correct that the mouth of long canyon is on BLM land with a private right of way, NOT private property per se.
[edit on Fri 16 Oct 2009 by The Vagabond]