We had 3 experiences that we are still trying to
understand ourselves that might be worth passing along. We
ended up taking notes because we experienced the batteries
on 3 different cameras and two different digital records
all draining within 30 seconds of each other and were left
with only pen and paper.
I suppose that the first thing to note is that after
stopping on Ufo Hill for an hour we made our way down
towards the southern gate figuring that we would do a loop
of the area prior to stopping at the Southern Vantage and
then on up to East Gate.
As we made our way down towards the Southern Gate are we
experienced our radio acting up. I was about to turn it
off when my son said "did the radio just say "stop stop"?
We pulled over to the side of the road and turned up the
radio. We gave it about five minutes and nothing happened
so we took back off leaving the radio on. We had just
started moving when the word LEAVE came over the radio. It
was loud, mechanical and direct. It was loud enough to
where it startled me.
I don't know what caused it but it was very clearly the
word "leave". Then all of the sudden our radio started
working normally again.
We drove up to where the southern end of the property is
(south gate) and stopped. We got our cameras and recorders
out and were setting everything up so that we could go out
and take a bunch of pictures and talk about what we were
seeing. We have one video camera, a couple of still
cameras and we decided to take a digital recorder with us
to use as a note pad.
As we prepped our gear we both thought we heard walking in
the snow by us. I believe it was probably a deer or some
other large animal but nothing too unusual. We are
approaching this experience as the novices that we are but
with both of us having military backgrounds I would say
that we are open minded but a little skeptical or were up
until last night (skeptical).
We grabbed our gear and began to start taking pictures
when the screen/viewfinder on the camera I was going to
use went blank. I had charged all of the batteries and
double checked them prior to leaving our hotel room so at
first I was just mad figuring I had done something wrong
in the charging process.
Then my son said that the batteries in his camera were
dead too. I picked up my other camera and it wouldn't turn
on. The digital recorder was also dead. They all were on
and working we took them out of the car and they were all
dead when we went to use them. I guess it could be a
coincidence but it was weird that they all happened at the
We decided to go to Southern Vantage for a
bit. Neat place to watch the property from but since it
was our first time there we only spent about a half hour
looking around. We weren't exactly certain of where we
should be looking so we left for East Gate.
We pulled up to East Gate using only our
fog lamps for light and approached really slow. We stopped
about 50ft before the first of the concrete barricades and
shut off our engine. We saw the two motion sensor lights
in the trees and decided to stay in the car for awhile.
After about 20 minutes we started hearing a humming sound.
I thought that it might have been a plan or a jet
somewhere but there was nothing in the sky. It was about
2am when this started happening so there wasn't much road
traffic around to the best of my knowledge. The humming
got louder and lasted for about 25 minutes. It sounded
sort of distant but not too far off from where we were.
There is likely a common or man made explanation for it
but it was weird that the only time and place we heard the
sound was while we were at the East Gate.
During this time I noticed something
moving down the path behind the gate. It was a ways off
and at first I thought it was a deer or elk. But it seemed
like it was trying to be staying to the left side of the
road along the trees/brush. It moved too deliberately to
be a deer in my experience. It then crossed quickly over
to the right side of the path and sort of hunkered down.
As it was crossing the path it clearly
looked like a person in black gear. I think it was likely
security but we hadn't tripped the motion sensors or left
our car or even gone beyond the first barricade so I have
no idea why they were there. It was after 2am and -7f
outside, why not just watch us from the warmth of a
I got out of the car and took my little
laser pointer and pointed the light at the last place I
saw the man and there was nothing there. My son and I both
know that we saw the man moving along and also know that
we saw him stop and sort of move off the path to watch us.
I didn't see him leave and neither did my son.
Like I said, I believe that it was likely a security
person but it was weird that they were there and then they
weren't. It was dark enough to where I couldn't see if
there were any trails but he could easily have just
slipped back down a trail after seeing that we weren't
We both saw a light. It was white and the
size of a flashlight moving through the tree's of back off
to the left of the east gate shortly after. It didn't
reflect against the snow nor was it pointed at us directly
at any time either.
We left shortly after that and are getting
ready to hit the road today in a little bit.
I guess that there are several explanations for what we
experienced. Nothing happened that couldn't easily be
explained away by coincidence or natural processes. I will
say that neither of us scare too easily but we both had
times during the night were we were very uncomfortable and
as we left the area returned to feeling perfectly fine
Enough weird stuff happened to where we
are coming back towards the middle of next week to spend a
few days. We will be better prepared next time to capture
our experiences and I will let you know if anything
Thanks again for your guidance and for the
website. It has been great learning about all of the weird
and interesting things that are happening around this
place and I can't wait to spend more time doing so.