posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 01:30 PM
Here is my story.
My dad casually surprised me when he took me to a tomb deep within a cave complex when I was a small child, I estimate maybe when I was about 3-5
years old. It was likely on private property, and not much was said. There were no signs, handshakes, or men with funny hats anywhere.No signs or
safety rails were installed, and there was not a single sign of human life, anywhere.We had hiked for an unknown amount of time; ducking in and out of
similar looking cave tunnels going in circles, it seemed, on the way there. I had lost all sense of direction, which may have been the point. But,
after walking briskly though this labyrinth, I beheld that there was not a trail leading into the next tunnel.
Just like any other cave hike with my dad, except for the labyrinth, the tomb and those old bones. But, at this point, I had no clue about why we
were there. But as we left the last tunnel/cave where the trail suddenly ended, I noticed there was a unnatural stillness in the air; and also grass
growing on the floor! - but only in this deepest gallery of the cave. I said something like, "are we close?" and my dad said "yeah.", all
reassuring and quiet like.
As we approached the gentle slope leading to this tunnel mouth, there was an odd stillness and lack of sound or wind. My dad was in no hurry, now,
even though we had hiked quite briskly the whole way there. My dad hung back at first, and let me go ahead to the cave. I had seen many caves by that
point, so I had no fear.
As I get close to the mouth, I hear a sound. Not one tone, but several, in an odd harmony. Quiet as the wind, though. A whooshing/humming sound, with
a wavering sound like a detuned am radio looking for a station. As I entered the cave I felt the sound, like when you are near a huge speaker at the
right frequency. I was not bothered at all. Oddly, the case was suspended on poles, so that I could not see inside.
My dad joined me at this point. I was buzzing with curiosity. "How can I feel the sound when it is so quiet?", I was thinking. My dad lifted me up
with no ceremony, and I looked into this deep display case. The head looked like a beachball was inside it, shape-wise. The thighbone was long and out
of proportion for how thin it was. The "pressure" of the sound was very intense, as was the "sound". But after my eyes touched the bone, the sound
suddenly went "clear" the whooshing sounds had resolved to a clear whooshing hum of a whole spectrum of sound in the barely audible bass range, I
could just feel this sound blow through me. He asks me what I "thought of it." I say something dumb, like "wow cool" but I don't feel excited. I
had totally forgotten how quiet and solemn the last part of the hike was. This sound just felt realer than real. My dad seemed surprised that I was so
calm and in my element. Then we simply went home. The whole thing was so *casual*.