I wanted to post a series of photos for all of you cryptid hunters out there. Unfortunately, I'm not too clever with the BB Code thing. So, I've got
them uploaded in an ATS photos album, here's the link to it:
Here is the Link
Now, what happened was that I met in person with another ATS user (who's name I'm withholding until I am given permission to use it, but he's in a
few of the pictures). We were exploring a patch of woodlands here in our state (we're in the US) and we came upon this... well, series of odd
There are 9 photos in the album and I'll outline what happened as we found each thing, and as I took the picture. There are several dozen more
photos, but they were mostly bracketed shots of what these 9 contain.
The photos are really large, and I already shrank them down from my digital cameras normal settings. So if anyone can shrink them more, and knows how
to post them on this thread, please go right ahead and do so.
The location is approximately a 25-30 minute walk into the woods. There's a nature trail, but you have to venture off of it and wander into a ring of
redwood and evergreens in order to find the place.
Once there, after meandering to the left some you'll find the first odd structure, what looked to us like some kind of rudimentary house, made of
branches, sticks, and debris.
01 - this is a long-range shot of the house. It was between 4 and 6 feet tall, and at least 7 or 8 feet wide. The structure was concave in nature, not
squared as if the branches were stacked to make a fort.
02 - another shot of the house structure. The person there is the fellow ATS user, he is roughly 5 and a half feet tall. So the den/house is not
extremely tall, but it is considerable.
03 - this is located in the left-hand corner of the structure. We were pretty sure it is a bed of some kind made from straw and hay and weeds and
other debris. I am just under six feet and could have comfortably lain in this "bed"
04 - this is the second structure, located left of the den/house. We have no idea what it is, but a majority of what is stacked are small trees, roots
still attached to a few. Both myself and the other user could stand beneath this canopy.
05 - another shot of the canopy. This time showing a little better how high up these trees were lifted.
06 - a final shot of the canopy. This time no people muddling the shot.
07 - continuing deeper into the woods, left of the original 2 structures, a series of small, sturdy branches were leaned in a ring around a trunk. We
didn't touch these at all, just took the picture and moved on.
08 - a bundle of gathered sticks. There were a couple hundred feet of these circling the den/house deeper into the woods. The gathered branches ranged
in size from a foot, to 5 or 6 feet in length.
09 - another shot of some more gathered sticks, bundled and left on the forest floor. This one closer to the canopy structure, as you can see it in
Alright, a few bits more info... There is a clearing not too far from where we found this (visible as greener grasses in a few of the pictures).
The week preceding the discovery was filled with thunderstorms, so some of the surrounding woods were muddy, but this area was seemingly not too
There were no signs of human habitation near any of the structures. No cans, no beer bottles, no garbage or wrappers, and most importantly, no
footsteps of any kind.
What did we find?
Was it at one time being used?
Is it possibly something abandoned before being completed?
Does anyone have any ideas?
I showed my dad the pictures and he said "post them on ATS and see if anyone on there had any ideas", so here I am doing just that.
~ Wandering Scribe