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Occurred : 9/16/2007 03:00 (Entered as : 09/16/07 3:00)
Reported: 9/17/2007 9:48:17 PM 21:48
Posted: 10/8/2007
Location: San Diego, CA
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Duration:5 minutes
Unexplained beings hiking in the middle of the night

I went backpacking in Anza Borrego Desert State park with my girlfriend late Saturday afternoon. We arrived at Borrego around 5 pm, and decided to backpack at Culp Valley Campground. Culp Valley is approximately 3500 feet in elevation overlooking the Borrego Desert. We backpacked about 1/2 mile from the trailhead and set up our tent about 20 feet north of the trail.

Nightfall began and I couldn't sleep. At around 3 am I heard a male voice conversing with someone or something. I was startled by this realization and sitting in the tent I looked into the direction (about 50 yards from my tent) of the chatter and witnessed a green light moving back and forth. I noticed the green light was coming closer and closer to the trail near where my tent was located. I immediately ducked down in my tent and peered out in the front portion of my tent. I noticed a mass gathering of people (12-15) or beings following the leader holding the green light. I was terrified asking myself why people were hiking the trail at 3am in the desert. I quickly took a glance of the party of beings walking past my tent. I witnessed really tall beings and really short beings wearing white robes holding metal rods with light emitting from the rods. These beings had bald heads wearing white robes walking very very quietly and slow....with their heads looking left to right with each footstep. The little beings had robes on and I noticed their long arms swaying back and forth in unison with their feet.

The thing that surprised me was the minimal noise I heard during their walk past my tent. I've backpacked far too often to hear footsteps of people walking near or around my tent. It didn't happen in this instance. The beings reluctantly continued on the trail and the bright lights slowly faded away. I was panicking during the whole episode and waited 10 minutes to wake my girlfriend up to inform her of my observations. The next morning I ran down to the trail to gather any form of evidence. Unfortunately I didn't find anything that was peculiar. The next day I made a call to the park ranger giving him my account of what happened. He came up with two theories. Night scientists or a religious cult. I personally think it was a ranger guiding extraterrestrials into our natural habitat.