How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:24 pm

Went back later Friday evening. The feeling was back. I scared a deer a little ways away.

The deer was close enough to be a possibility, and far enough away to be unlikely.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:41 am

I went back last night. The feeling was there, but not as strong going in. I headed up the road to the spot. The tree wasn't creaking. Didn't see much.

Tracks:
deer

Tracks before or in between the rains we had Thurs-Sat of last week, because they had been washed out some, and some of the tread had been filled in with silt:

men's shoe: size 12 or 13
kid's(?) shoe: about half the size of my 13s. in and back out
mountain bike in and back out

I looked around a bit, and felt the feeling coming back. I was in a hurry to get back (so many things to do, so little time), when I heard two faint male voices off to the left. It sounded like they were far up on the ridge. When I heard the stick break the one time, it was on the right side of the road. I round the last bend and go the 100 yards or so to the gate. The hairs on my arm had been standing up, and I had been feeling the electric sensation up my spine, but as I got to the gate it increased 10 times.

I didn't hear or see anything going in - if a human had been there, they would have seen me chamber a round in the 1911 and load up on extra magazines.

For the past couple months, there has been a 40ft(?) box trailer setting in the parking lot. The last couple times, there has been hay on the ground behind it and sticking out under the doors. There was construction up the road for new water lines along the road, which could explain the hay.

The trailer takes up almost half of the parking lot (gravel turn out), but I always turn my truck around and park it facing out and as close to the road as I can. This, however, puts my back towards where the faint voices and feeling came from last night.

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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:32 pm

Went back again this evening. Feeling was there.

Canine tracks are back. That, and a palm-sized pile of droppings... Droppings held together by hair.

I walked out to the end of the road this time. I walked through a very foul smelling cloud, then caught movement of the "black cat with the white stripe" walking up the side of the hill.

I lost the sounds of the cars on the road after about 3 turns. Though, yesterday it did sound like a vehicle coming up the road.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby destros_elite on Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:21 pm

Have you ever considered writing suspenseful short stories? Whether you know it or not, you have a gift for it! I enjoy reading your adventure and look forward to finding out what you find out there. I am praying for your safety, though...just to make sure everythings cool out there. I'm not sure what type of wildlife there is out there in your area.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:50 am

bears, coyotes, fox, skunk, bobcat, possibly feral dogs and/or cats, tame dogs and cats, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit

Whatever left the canine tracks that were wider left to right and front to back than my size 13 boots. The tracks were about 2.5-3" in diameter.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:45 pm

Went back again yesterday evening. Feeling wasn't as strong until the limbs cracked in the brush on the ridge behind me.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby lobo on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:30 pm

Went back again... Saw 6 milk jugs laying almost down in the creek. Girlfriend smelled "a weird plant smell" that may or may not have been the weeds growing in the middle of the road.

Some things I've seen before this started. The first two were taken about a mile out the gated road. The first two are rather graphic. The last was probably hard to digest and pass - I've seen a few of these.

Interesting things found previously:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/ ... 050811.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v151/ ... 050808.jpg

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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby destros_elite on Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:43 pm

Lobo, the last two photo links don't work.
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby Matthew on Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:57 am

destros_elite wrote:Lobo, the last two photo links don't work.


fixed
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Re: How do I turn off the "weird stuff magnet"?

Postby Rockpop on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:57 pm

Very interesting.

And thanks for the pictures, that helps explain a little. I was wondering what it could be that would follow you in the shadows and such. For a while I thought it might be Democrats making sure you pay your fair share to universal health care coverage and public option support.
But the pictures help.
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