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Sound Familiar?

Does any of this ring a bell with you?

Rocks thrown

Rocks on roof

Sound of walking or running across roof

Pebbles, pine cones, nuts tossed near people

Large rocks thrown into water near you

Terrible stench, an eye-watering, rotten, skunky smell

Wall pounded on

Red glowing eyes seen at night

Eye shine at night, high up

Taps on window pane, tapping

Scratching sound on outside walls, windows, or screens

Trees shaking, waving, without windy weather

Healthy trees pushed over, branches broken in good weather

Animal shadows moving quickly across curtains or window shades

Howls, screaming, calls, whoops, perhaps loud enough to vibrate your body

Sudden, intense feeling of being watched

Knocking sounds on wood, rocks clacking together

Dead animals found in odd places, arranged oddly

Scratches on vehicles

Doors ripped off hinges

Trailers or large equipment tipped over

Dogs and pets disappear or are found mutilated

Fake-sounding bird or animal calls

Way-too-loud animal sounds

Odd arrangements of sticks and branches, stacks, teepees, fences, bare trunks stacked up

Trees broken off at four foot or higher level

Tree trunks or branches twisted and splintered

Barefoot footprints of unusual size

Prints made by big bare feet

U-shaped dents in soil

Unidentifiable animal tracks, resembling cow or horse tracks, but not right for cow or horse

Smears on windows, walls, or vehicles

Outdoor sheds broken into, freezers opened and pilfered

Animal feed disappears too quickly

Missing articles found later in obvious spot

All of a fruit or vegetable crop goes missing overnight

Animals going crazy, running around

Animals jumpy or injured in the morning, scratches, handprints on hide

Dogs barking, dogs hiding, whimpering

Face in the window

Someone is growled at

Someone hears heavy, loud breathing

Child tells of seeing a monkey or ape or a bear walking

Hunter’s kill disappears without a trace–no drag marks, no blood trail, no tracks

Domestic or wild animals found with necks or backs twisted and guts removed, some innards gone, some laid aside

Door knobs rattled, door knocked on in the middle of the night

Sound of talking in  woods or outside at night when no one is there

Yes?  You might have sasquatches in the neighborhood.

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Another stick structure

IMG_1747This was about 5o feet off highway 180 and a few miles from Sequoia National Park/National Monument Big Stump entrance.  I saw no evidence to suggest who or what made it.  I know some survivalists make these kinds of structures, but it seems like a person would be unlikely to make one this messy and so near the highway.  Just an offering.

Some kind of structure.structure at 180

A Stick Structure

Interwoven curly sticks
Interwoven curly sticks

Today, my squatching partner and I went up into the Sierra Nevada.  We didn’t see anything much except a nifty structure.  It is on top of and in front of a large boulder and may have served as a hunting blind, but more likely as a lookout post because of the location.  It is on a slope above a paved road and overlooks a helicopter landing pad.

The angle of some of the photos makes the ends of the vertical sticks look sawn instead of broken or twisted, but they were broken, not sawn off.  The ends were just a little bit smoothed as though dragged across the ground a little way, like if you tried to sharpen a Popsicle stick by rubbing it on a sidewalk–that sort of raggedy look.  But they were clearly not manmade cuts.  The whole structure looks weathered, and it may be a few years old

We also saw what might have been a branch break and a few 16-inch footprints.

The structure is a little hard to interpret from the photos.  It was like the framework for a screen, I’d say.

The structure.
The structure.
Interwoven curly sticks
Interwoven curly sticks

stick ends


From a different angle
From a different angle

And one from a few years back:

I cannot really tell what, if any, function this might have.
I cannot really tell what, if any, function this might have.