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FreeFloat 11-23-04 08:20 AM

Creepy story!
 
Found this recently: Ted the Caver's story

Fascinating and chilling read! No idea if it's at all true, but still.......... :eek:

madratdan 11-25-04 03:13 PM

Thanks for the link, FreeFloat. It is a long story, but once I started I couldn't stop. One of the best caving stories I've read in a long time. If it's a true story or not? stranger things have happened..........

FreeFloat 11-25-04 03:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by madratdan
If it's a true story or not? stranger things have happened..........


Truly chilling, regardless.... I shouldn't have read it at work, I couldn't tear my eyes away...... LOL

Interesting, there's no update to the end of the story........guess we'll never know.......

Ralph E. Powers 11-25-04 04:41 PM

The story is true. I happen to know B and his dawg. And I've been in the cave and through the hole after they opened it up. The passage continues on (surveyed) for over 140' with a possibility of breaking into a side cave at the end. It was mainly walking passage after the inital tight (super-tight) crawl.
The passage goes directly under the interstate. Both directions and all four lanes.
I suspect that what those weird odd sounds they heard were semi's moaning over and probably at one time a tire screeching to a halt or something similar.
Filtered through the bedrock the sound can be distorted enough to have that otherworldly effect.
I've heard the booming and odd sounds and it is IMO definitely the interstate traffic.
The survey team and I did not know about the events until after we were done with it. Nor did we notice an odd "Blair Witch" type marking on any of the walls.

It's one of the tightest crawls I've been in ever but neat at the same time. There is a map of the cave on line... I'll dig up the URL later...

Yvonne Droms 11-25-04 04:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralph E. Powers
I've heard the booming and odd sounds and it is IMO definitely the interstate traffic.
The survey team and I did not know about the events until after we were done with it. Nor did we notice an odd "Blair Witch" type marking on any of the walls.


Ralph!!! Don't ruin it for everyone! It's so much more deliciously creepy to believe Ted's story and to think that Ted never came back from his last trip there, on 5/19/01! I'll try to forget your comments immediately!

Yvonne, shaking her head disapprovingly... :)

FreeFloat 11-25-04 10:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yvonne Droms
Ralph!!! Don't ruin it for everyone! It's so much more deliciously creepy to believe Ted's story and to think that Ted never came back from his last trip there, on 5/19/01! I'll try to forget your comments immediately!

Yvonne, shaking her head disapprovingly... :)


LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Bobatnathrop 11-26-04 09:06 AM

Could only get two pages???

Allen Maddox 11-26-04 10:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by FreeFloat
Found this recently: Ted the Caver's story

Fascinating and chilling read! No idea if it's at all true, but still.......... :eek:

I thought it was a great story, too. I'm wondering if he's going to write more stories like this.

Allen

Yvonne Droms 11-26-04 10:17 AM

Seriously, Ralph, if you do know those guys, can you tell them that someone in France would like to translate their story into French? Here is a message from Nicolas Ecarnot to the French Listserve:

* To: speleos-fr@s...
* Subject: [speleos-fr] Ted the caver
* From: Nicolas Ecarnot <nicolas@e...>
* Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 23:40:13 +0100

Bonjour,

Quelqu'un sait-il si ce récit hallucinant a été traduit en français ?
Sinon je m'y mets :
http://www.holyshiite.com/caver/
Pour ceux qui l'ont déjà lu : chut !

Nicolas Ecarnot
_____________
Translation:

Hello,
Does anyone know if this hair-raising story has been
translated into French? If not, I'll start on it:
http://www.holyshiite.com/caver/
For those of you who have already read it: shhht!
Nicolas Ecarnot

Anyway, I have Nicolas's email address, so let me know what "Ted" says... Nicolas wrote me saying he'd like to ask permission first.

Yvonne

madratdan 11-26-04 06:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobatnathrop
Could only get two pages???
Rumor has it that we might be meeting up tomarrow to go caving. :) I'll print out a copy so ya'll can read it. Drive careful.

Edit to say: It prints out at 56 pages without pictures. :D


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