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Sedona,AZ and High Strangeness - Help Me Find the Strange

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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 10:34 PM
Hi everyone, I just got back from my first visit to Sedona, AZ and unfortunately I return empty handed and disappointed.

Sedona is absolutely GORGEOUS as far as scenery goes, I've always known it has a reputation for such but still went in not really expecting much in that department as people have a tendency to greatly exaggerate things.Well low expectations really paid off today because the spectacular beauty of that place really blew me away. I couldn't of picked a better day (well maybe a warmer one) to go, the sky was the most vibrant shade of blue I've ever seen in my life and crystal clear to boot. It was like going to a tropical island somewhere and seeing REALLY blue ocean for the first time, just amazingly beautiful I can't say it enough.

But what I really came to Sedona for, was the high strangeness, and that is where it left me severely underwhelmed
I've read a million stories about tangible vortexes of energy, whether they be electromagnetic, paranormal, or an unknown force of nature who knows, but they are supposed to be there whatever they are. I've also read several stories of incredibly weird encounters with unknown creatures and sentient beings. Beings that have the most interesting and off the wall descriptions I've ever read concerning that kind of stuff. TheRednecks thread on the fish alien that came into his bedroom was pretty close though
I've read stories of near constant UFO activity, weird vibes, disappearing birds, tingling limbs, fireballs in the sky and all sorts of other stuff. I spent all day there climbing Bell and Catherdral rock and roaming through Red Rock Park, two of which are supposedly famous energy vortex hotspots. I experienced NOTHING and I tried EVERYTHING. I crossed my legs and made weird hand signs, stood on huge glittering slabs of rocks trying to mentally ground myself, stared at the sky forever, made my own paths through the trees trying to get lost, I even brought my 100% native American girlfriend with me!! I mean out of anyone that should experience something mind blowing in the very heart of natural earth energy vortex headquarters, it should be her right? Nothing, she felt nothing.

I just don't understand. So I've decided that I must of went to the wrong spots. I admit they were all very touristy. The problem I'm having is that while reading all these very interesting experience reports, is that the majority of them are not very specific about where the experience happened. So I started this thread in hopes that all my truth seeking ATS brothers and sisters can help me out with this. I did a quick search of ATS before I left to see if I could pick up on any areas of interest but didn't find much, but in my experience I really suck at ATS searching so maybe I missed something.

So please everyone, tell me your Sedona stories! Whether you've told them on ATS before, and whether you had something interesting happen to you or not! And PLEASE BE SPECIFIC, if possible and if you can remember, at where your experience happened! I would really like to go explore the places the people most familiar with the area go to when they want to experience the high strangeness and especially the places where it has already happened. My post probably sounds somewhat sarcastic but please believe me I am sincerely interested in what you all have seen and heard about the place. I very truly would like to experience something unforgettable, for validation of all the things I very much hope are really out there in the universe somewhere.

I also love reading about others validations

In closing...a view from Bell Rock

edit on 1/11/2013 by PlausibleDeniability because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:02 PM
Well once downtown on the strip I tried to buy myself and my children 3 hot dogs and 3 drinks and the price was 36.00. When I saw my reflection in the glass door It looked like I had seen a ghost,.

Another time I got the month long hepatitis from the water at slide rock I throw this in because the diarrhea was pretty supernatural.

Right now in Flagstaff it is 1 degree F and not even ten oclock yet. Kind of Paranormal for this latitude.

Seriously... the Vortexes they show r kind of a rip, too many people walk over them you have to check out a complicated graph of the Ley lines around here and hike out into the woods way away from people to feel anything.

Where I live sometimes I charge my phone to full walk out into the field and in an instant the entire battery charges back down to zero, sucks when paying a bill on cell phone but always kind of cool.

Also have seen ball lightning not once but twice

Had a weird experience late at night where I heard a buzzing sound and suddenly i could hear at an incredible capacity, into peoples units even what seemed to be a mile or more away, I could hear everything, totally cool wish it would happen again.

Also saw a "Big cat" once, I have cats I know what they look like against the tree line and I also know mountain lions but this sucker was pitch black, dogs went crazy... not really any bigger than a mountain lion , some people say that a Black Cougar actually exists in north America and it just has never been authenticated others say that occasionally a Black jaguar wanders as far north as Arizona whatever it was I saw it.

Bout all that I can think of

Oh yeah, if you really want to see something supernatural...booze at 12,000 feet

posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:28 PM
I know what you mean about the stores. That's why I spent the vast majority of our day in the desert instead of the city. Although the city was pretty interesting in itself. My girlfriend and I were playing punchbuggy, but instead of VWs we used Psychics...I regret playing this with her. It's much harder to spot psychics when your the one driving! My arm is so sore...

All those things you saw, were they in Sedona or where you live in Flagstaff? I'm confused on that part of your story.

And thanks for your sarcasm, although others may not appreciate I do. I like to keep things lighthearted when possible
I do serious at work

posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:44 PM
Are you still in Sedona?

Perhaps I will u2u a spot.

posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:49 PM
What used to be in Sedona is not there anymore. Years ago, you could go to the vortexes, and try to push your hands together, and they would not meet. Also the vegetation, would not grow past a certain height and all grew at a right angel.

That is no longer true. What ever caused that phenomena , has not in years. I am glad I got to experience it though while it was there. That was about 21 years ago.

Still a very pretty place, but now an over crowded tourist town. Slide rock back then was not a park, but a place certain people knew about.

Back then I stood in the bell rock vortex, held a crystal in my hand, no pressure and it just snapped in two rite in my hand. .

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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:49 PM
Antar, I was hoping you would come around. I did not want to call you out but your story is one of which I spoke of, but I could not find it while searching (please link if you can). I know it only from memory. To answer your question, I got home to Phoenix a few hours ago, but I will be going back within the next week or two.

Please U2U, I would appreciate it more than you know. Believe it or not your story was something I thought about for much of my day.

posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 11:50 PM
Here is one place, I did u2u you the way in.

There was so much more to that adventure which did not make the thread, so like I said have fun. You might want to take some 'gifts' along with you to leave in respect.

posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 08:22 PM
Really? No one has any Sedona stories? So bummed

posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 08:30 PM
I live in AZ and have been to Sedona 5 times. I go there to enjoy the scenery and relax. I have not seen, heard, felt, or experienced anything supernatural at anytime during any visits.

posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by amatrine

Very interesting...I could see how all the tourism could ruin a place like Sedona. When I going around the Cathedral there was a line of at least 15 people going up with me. The farther up I got the more people showed up at the bottom and started climbing. And that's not counting the million+ people at the very bottom taking pictures, screaming, yelling and just being obnoxious.

I realize technically I'm one of those tourists but at least I have respect for the area and the people around me. It really seems like all the resorts and other crap is sucking the life out of the place.

Too bad
Wish I could have been around back then to see what you've described. Amazing stuff

posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by PlausibleDeniability

Tripping around in the night has its own appeal if you are looking for something of more substance. Next time, try an outback trek in the darkness. I love Sedona. I love it all.

posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 11:40 PM
reply to post by PlausibleDeniability

I cannot say exactly where it was in Az. but long ago when I lived there for a year or so my ex and I stopped at some spot during the night along a road maybe not far from Sierra Vista. Well, we felt the oddest sensation
there beside the road. It felt know like there was some kind of energy there at that spot. There was nothing special about it far as I could yeah, sometimes something can be there but you happen not
to cross its path for one reason or another..ex: rattlesnakes and scorpions. If I saw any while there it must
have been very few but you know they could have been all around and I just did not see them..that is okay by
me and maybe it's not such a bad thing..not seeing something or experiencing something "paranormal" or out
of the ordinary.

posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 09:14 PM
I realize that with the unknown things in this world, it's difficult to dial in a way to be able to witness it on demand. Otherwise it wouldn't be the unknown and mysterious, it would be the known! But hey at least I can be pointed in the right direction. Plenty of people go to Sedona to see or experience something paranormal, some of them get lucky and find it. I'm simply trying to pinpoint the hotspots and up the odds a little.

Antar, I was thinking about staying there all night and finding a good place to wander around but from what I've seen camping is not allowed there. Is that correct? I guess I could get a hotel and just venture out but that seems a little too risky. I prefer to have a nice little campsite I can easily return to and hang out at I guess.

posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 10:26 PM
Well this thread was disappointing. Being as this is ATS and Sedona is famous for weird stuff I figured I'd get way more responses. Last try...

posted on Feb, 27 2013 @ 03:37 PM
am curious about this too, have heard it is known for phenoma

posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:59 PM
I went a year ago. I did not have that many experiences much beyond some kind of vision of the energy there. So that would be no. Cool place, but no aliens or spirits for me to report.

A friend of mine went there with a digital audio recorder to see if he'd get EVPs and that had some limited success (I never heard the recording, but he did catch voices). I tried to do the same, but it was pointless to because of the sheer amount of people. He went during the early spring so not many tourists were there.
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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 11:23 AM
I've been to Sedona more times than I can count. You're right, the majesty of the natural beauty there is awe-inspiring. And it's definitely much better to go there with lower expectations and be pleasantly surprised. Here's a secret, that beauty NEVER gets old
every time I go, I am just as blown away as before. Not true with other places.

Maybe the energy is getting drained because of all of the tourist activity but I personally don't think that's possible. The pure energetic forces of the Mother do not get drained. They don't wane. They are ever present and all-healing. There's no limit, her energy IS infinity.

I have a special spot I sit on in Sedona. I could never reveal this spot to anyone except someone close to me. I'm sorry :/ but my point is that there will be a spot for YOU to find... if you have the patience to look for it. I'd say off the beaten track, obviously.. when I sit there, I literally feel the warmth (even on cold days) of her energy surrounding and healing me. The emotions that overwhelm me, no words can do justice. It's simply a beautiful experience and it's one big reason I keep going back.

Hope this helps!

posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 12:54 PM
I lived in Sedona with my parents for 8 years, going back about 20 years ago. We lived in a small township called Cornville just outside the Sedona border close to Cottonwood. My Mother had a shop at the top end of uptown in the tourist area where she would sell crystals and the like, mostly from the surrounding areas.
As far as I'm aware there were four major energy vortex's at that time, not sure about now, however I do remember one located at Boynton Canyon close to where I used to work at Enchantment Resort. We used to go there all the time, not for the energy vortex, but for the hiking as you would come across quite a few Indian ruins along the various trails cutting through the canyons.
I do remember a lot of tourists paying money to go on tours, I think it was the 'pink jeep' tour company at the time, to visit these energy vortex's, as we would see the pink jeeps parked just off where this vortex was located.
Folks could be seen sitting in a circle holding rocks and crystals in an effort to 'charge' them? Sometimes we would see Indians there too, not sure why though.
The tour at the time was about $40-50 for an hour per person, I remember because I was a Bellman at the resort and I would get a small commission for selling these tours to guests.
I myself only had one very unusual experience in Sedona and it was pretty freaky. My Mum and I went to an all Australian get together at the top of Soldier-Pass Road where we met the owner of the house who was a self professed guru, some kind of healer if I remember correctly. Anyway, he invited us upstairs into a small octagonal room with a small pyramid in the centre and an altar on the far wall. On the altar was a harmony bowl which he was very proud of claiming that it had come from the Far East and that it was one-of-a-kind having been made by a powerful shaman. He invited us to stand in front of the altar and started to rub the inside of the bowl with a wand type instrument and it made a cool sound, sort of humming and vibrating in a pleasant sort of pulsing manner. All of a sudden the bowl cracked in half, completely in half, right down the middle with a small splinter landing at my feet. The guy looked at us in horror and ran out of the room, we never saw him again. His 'friend' rushed up to us and asked us to leave immediately stating that our 'energy' was very dark and extremely powerful. My mum was very distraught and didn't take very kindly to this information so we left.
She later found out that this guy had had this bowl for over 25 years and that he had rubbed it much harder than he did for us. He was also going around saying that we must have been 'aligned' with 'the dark forces'; whatever...
What was strange is that my Mum had to sell her shop shortly after that as trade had died down to almost nothing.
After the sale of the shop she took me to go and see a famous 'psychic' in the Sedona area to have my past life read. This lady psychic told me that I was one of Hitler's right hand men in my most recent life. Not exactly the news I was hoping to hear but I took it with a grain of salt.
Mum left town after that to go and live in Hawaii.

posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:06 PM

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posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 08:56 PM
reply to post by PlausibleDeniability

You stated the problem yourself. All the spots you visited were not just touristy, but "very" touristy.

Last time I drove through Arizona I did have an atlas, but it was almost blind navigation, choosing roads by feel, and I found some amazing ghost towns and so forth. In that part of the world, the key is to avoid driving towards anything that looks like it was built in the last 50 years. That should keep you in interesting territory.

Unmarked roads are even better.

Just make sure you have a full tank of gas (and maybe a can), and plenty of food and gallons of water. There's not much in the way of supplies out there in the boondocks, and your cell phone won't be working.
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