This happened about 5 years ago by George, Washington.
So me and my friends were at this 3 night stand DMB show out in George
. This is where the
Gorge Ampitheatre is at if this makes more sense.
We were camping (as others were) in this big campground exposed on both sides by pretty much nothing in sight and just wilderness etc. So we were
doing what your average campers would be doing at night (ha!) and I was joking with my friend betting him he didn't have the "gusto" to climb this
massive hill behind the campground by himself - flash his flashlight at the top so we knew he was all the way out there - then come back.
I am from Florida, so this looked more like a mountain to me, but it was just high elevation with sporadic trees, brush, all that stuff.
I think the total got to about $150 from the group. He was seriously going to do it. Then, as I know the sound of this is not highly probable, but
me and my other friend turned our heads back to the hill.. Flashlight turns on halfway up this hill, flickers off, then on once more, then just
I turned my head to say something, as soon as I opened my mouth my other friend said the same thing. I was going ballistic begging him not to go out
there. He was pretty wasted, and it would have had to take at least 2-3 hours and probably was closer to 2AM than 11PM. He didn't end up going.
But I didn't sleep more than 15 minutes that night as it was pretty eerie and I definitely thought I was going to get cut in my sleep, haha.
But after reading one thread on here it made me remember this incident.
After this happened that night, I was talking to these hippies the day after that were "selling" their way to the next show in Golden Gate Park.
Hippies informed me that it was a well known fact that there are indeed "Mountain Men" (I thought I made that word up?) and they live out in the
wilderness because they would just rather be out there?? I found this amusing, almost as amusing as the sight of these 2 hippies dragging a tank of
nitrous around a campground.
My only guess is that this mountain man definitely liked to watch people from above and most likely had some sort of voice amplifier for either f'ing
with people, or making sure he stays out of someone's way.
Has anyone ever ran into one of these guys? I am guessing there are all sorts of varieties of these people. From the mentally disturbed, outcasts,
true nature people, people that don't see everything in the same light as others... Would I ever want to run into one? Well they would probably make
sure they didn't run into me the more I think about it... if they wanted to come to you they would have (by cutting you in your sleep!