Hello all! I have been wanting to share a story and photo with you for some time now, but I had to learn how to upload and post photos first and I
just didn't have enough time to mess with it. So I finally got off my butt and figured it out, and would like to have you take a look at a photo my
family has had for 40 years now.
I need to explain a bit first, however, so you know the history and the little story behind the photo.
Many moons ago, in 1971 to be exact, my Mother had just graduated high school, and began her summer with a trip to Ruby Falls in Chattanooga,
Tennessee. For those who have never heard of it,Ruby Falls is one of the largest underground waterfalls that you can visit in the United States. It is
located within a massive cavern and, from what my Mother remembers, is very beautiful. I've never been. ANYWAY, so she took the guided tour, which I
believe is the only option there. While walking through and snapping pictures, she saw a beautiful rock formation a couple feet from her so, of
course, she decided to take a photo of that as well. At the time, she had no idea of the vastness beyond the rock formation that she was trying to
photogragh because the cave was not lit up in that particular area. Apparently, as the flash went off, it lit the massive area beyond the formation
she was TRYING to photograph. In the brilliance of the flash, she caught something else surprising that she would remain unaware of until the film was
later developed at her local drug store. There was only one photo of it, but it has kept my family and myself mesmerized all these years. So finally,
we are sharing our little mystery with you!
In addition to just sharing my Mother's photo of this creature, I would like to find out if anyone has ever heard of or seen anything like this at
Ruby Falls or elsewhere in the world.
We noticed that it appears to have breasts, indicating its gender (obviously), it also appears to be holding TOOLS and either has a pouch like a
kangaroo or is wearing a pouch that maybe it made? We have often wondered if the people who worked there set this up somehow and it is just a dummy or
something, but if they did, they did not instruct anyone to take pictures of the area, or indicate that there was any reason to even look in that
particular direction. My Mother doesn't remember anyone else even trying to take a picture of the formation that she was. Also, to the left of the
little creature, apparently behind it, there looks to be a mural of a similar looking creature on the cave wall..
I have spent many many hours searching for similar photos online and have found NOTHING like this!
So enough of MY thoughts, its YOUR turn! I ask that everyone please be as respectful as possible when posting replies as I will be sharing them with
my Mother.. Thank you, in advance, for any input and for stopping by!