|Occurred : 9/15/1971 19:00 (Entered as : 9/15/71 19:00)
Reported: 5/24/2012 8:22:39 PM 20:22
Location: Crescent City, CA
|I saw a gray figure in the forest path staring at me and my friend
I was thirteen in 1971 and was attending a church pot luck at the Miller Rellim Lodge. After eating, the teenage kids decided to follow the demonstration forest path to the top of the hill to look out at the Pacific Ocean. A friend and I were at the front of the group. When we got to the top of the hill we saw that there were hundreds or thousands of shiny triangular objects lying in the grass. At first I thought they were lightning bugs, but they weren’t moving and were a crystal white color. I started to pick one up, but one of the girls in the group screamed and we all started back down the hill together. I thought that I would get one the next trip up the hill.
After getting to the bottom of the hill, we all finally started the walk back up the hill. About halfway up, I stopped and asked my friend if he also saw what I saw in the path ahead of us and he said yes. Standing in the path was a gray figure that appeared to be bald and naked. The creature (for lack of a better description) had large black eyes. It seemed skinny with joints and finger tips that were bulbous. Its hands had fewer fingers that we do, but its hands were larger and they hung at the knees. We stared at each other for what seemed to be several minutes. The rest of the group had started later than my friend and I so no one was directly behind us on the trail. Suddenly one of the girls screamed and the creature leapt like a cat, with arms first, into the bushes along the path. My friend looked at me and asked if I thought that it was going to head us off down the path. That was enough for me to start running down the hill. Needless to say I didn’t go bac! k up the hill to get one of the triangular objects in the grass. I tried to tell the adults at the dinner about what we saw, but my friend clammed up and said that he hadn’t seen anything. Through the years, I have told a few people of this encounter and have always gotten a laugh so I don’t tell anyone anymore,
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