ok, I looked at all of the forums but really culdnt figure out exactly where this would fit the best, and honestly I am still not sure
so I am
going to post here and ask that ATS staff if you feal that this is not the correct place please move it to where you feal appropriate, thank you in
Ok now with that out of the way I would like to share an experience that me and some friends had about 6 or 8 years ago. We were kind of shocked and
puzzled at first but being as how we were young we really didnt dwell on it for long and havent spoke of it since. But as of late I have been getting
into the paranormal and secrete societys here on ATS and the othe night i just kind of remembered it. have been dwelling on as of late so finally
decided to post here and share and get oponions now Ill be the first to say it was nothig like oh i saw a spirit or anything like that and i am
claiming nothing of the sorts it is just something that happend and i am jus curious who thos people were and wuld like oponions or for others to
share if they have had experiences of the same sort.
Ok so flash back a few years to when I was about 17 or so.(I am 26 now) Every year the church that i attended along with other likeminded churches in
the area wuld take the third week of july and host a jr youth camp for church kids ages 7 to 15 and wuld allow anyone over 15 if they wanted to go as
staff. So me and my friends wuld go and help out, we were all around the ages of 16 to 19 i believe. Being as how our pastor was the head of the
camp at the time we wuld go up the day before the camp started to help him get things situated and set up.
The location is in the mountians above bakersfield california (fraizer park to be exact) It is a ways up and pretty secluded. The campground its self
consists of about 18 or so buildings. about 12 cabins with bunk beds in them to sleep about 24 persons each, a main building which has 2 large dorm
like rooms attatched to it with the same bunk beds but almost triple the sleeping capacity of a cabin, A snack shack, a kitchen, and an area to hold
services. and a couple of miscelanious out buildings that we didnt use. As I said before other than the caretakers house there is nothing around for
a couple of miles (or so we thought)
So as I stated before we were up there the day before the camp started helping set up, I wuld say at that point there was no more than 25 people
there. So anyway we finished the majority of the set up and had to wait on another preacher to show up with some supplies before we could finish the
set up so we were told by our pastor that we were free to do what ever until the other preacher showed up and needed help.
The camp had been going on in this place for many years and some of us had attended as campers, the group that was with us this particular day it
was most of our second or third years coming as staff members and we realized hey we have been coming here all of this time but we have never been
outside the general campground area, so we all decided to go exploreing. seein as how i was the only one of the group that had any experience with
camping or reading a compass or anything like that i grabbed my compass and we headed out east from the campground.
Nothing really of intrest happend for the first quarter mile or so just ur typical trees rocks and dirt. however somewhere around about a quarter
to half mile away from camp in which was a perty secluded spot we suddenly came out into this clearing about maybe 500 feet wide by 1000 feet long.
immediatly as we entered this clearing we all felt something kind of strange. as of now I know that it was the fealling of some sort of energy
related with the place however at the time we just took it as excitement of finding something so secluded (youngsters you know haha)
Anyway so what we saw was a dirt clearing with stone benches in two sections with a aisle in the middle each secfion had about 6 or so benches
then up front was a little stage also made of stone with what looked like a stone alter in front of it. we walked up and noticed some kind of dark
stains on the "alter" before we culd investigate further we heard a voice yell to us from the otherside of the clearing "hey what are you boys
doing?" we had not noticed a road on the other side of the clearing and we knew for a fact there was not one, however when we looked to the sound of
the voice we saw an older model(early 90s) minivan of somesort sitting on the edge of the clearing facing north. the voice was that of a man sitting
in the middle seat with the sliding door opened, there were also 2 other men in the driver and passenger seats.
We responded that we were with the camp and just looking around (we thought we were still on camp property) the man replied that "this is private
property and your kind are not welcomed here you need to leave now" at this point we began walking back into the trees, as soon as we hit the tree
line one of my buddies asked me "Jrock which way is the camp?" I pointed it out and everyone of us broke into a run in that direction and did not stop
until the camp was in site and we knew we were not being followed.
At this point we finally asked each other what that was all about? did we find a hidden occult gathering or sacrafice spot? are we over reacting?
were we trippin or did those people not seem right? shuld we tell someone? so after we talked for a few we decided to tell people later on when we
culd talk to our pastor. As it ended up just as we were getting backi to the camp the other preacher was pulling in so we decided to go help him and
over time we forgot about the whole thing, nothing unusual happend that week or the year after however the board of directors for the camp suddenly
decided the third year to switch the camp location to a place on the coast.
THE WRAP UP
Now this may sound to some as just a story that a bunch of kids blew out of proportion at the time. And it may verywell be all I know is what we felt
at the time. As i said in the beginning this is not a hoax and I am not trying to create a great big ghost story all i am doing is sharing an
experience and seeing if anyone has had anything similar. NEGATIVE COMMENTS WILL BE IGNORED!!!
however i wuld like to share a couple of
details that make this kind of strange, the biggest one being the van, as far as we knew there were no houses suppossed to be around for a ways. also
as i stated in the story there was no road around that we knew of especially for a minivan to travel. Besides that we were not talking very much and
we heard NOTHING until the man called out i mean no tires no engine sounds no sound of the door opening nothing it was just as if it appeared and
there it was. Also of the people I was with I only still am in contact with one of them and i intend to ask him and get his thoughts and fealings
about the memory next time we can talk and i will post it here. ok well I hope you enjoyed this post and hope to hear many replies thank you in
edit on 28/7/2011 by JROCK2527 because: minor change to add emphesis