Hocking Hills, Ohio National Park, –
fabulously beautiful place. Here you can see a big waterfall and
mysterious cave, picturesque rocks and dense forests. But
A 29-year-old Pennsylvania resident named Danny and his girlfriend Siera
in addition to this, it was possible to see and experience in this park something that
they still cannot find an explanation …
Ordinary walk through Hocking Hills Park
In September 2008 a young couple went all day
a trip through the park. This was not the first time they visited Hocking
Hills It was sunny, very pleasant weather. The park has
several routes for tourists, mostly they pass around
waterfalls, caves, as well as along a large stream.
At the beginning, Danny says, we moved from route to route, then
there is simply wandering around, and then choosing one and moving
over it. However, we soon discovered that the trail was blurred by water and
because impassable. To go the other way, we crossed
main road. On one side of it stood a tower in the distance.
rangers with a spotlight on; she served also
We, Danny continues, have met a lot of people, including
youth groups. They were travelers like us.
The first oddities of the park
It all started around noon. Coming out of the forest, we walked along the path and
suddenly noticed that the fire tower, which was visible behind the trees,
envelops some kind of muddy film. At the same time, we felt in
the air has a strange smell, but failed to determine its source and
nature The light from the searchlight on the tower became completely dim, and
then a huge number of flies appeared around us.
Commenting on these oddities, at some point we turned to
a path that was not previously known, and went along it directly to the tower
rangers, and then to the forest of rare trees. Here we realized that
no longer see people; there was a strange feeling not just
separation from other tourists, but literally isolation from
In addition, we suddenly felt very cold. Day like me already
He said it turned out to be warm, and we were dressed accordingly lightly, but,
entering the forest of rare trees, we felt a great cold, from
which literally began to tremble. Nevertheless we kept going
along the trail, and Siera drew attention to what is becoming
darker and darker.
According to our concepts, we should have left the forest a long time ago, and he
did not end there. We tried in vain to find at least one landmark
allowing us to understand where, in fact, we are.
Mobile communication in the park was missing
Panicked, Siera pulled out her smartphone to check on GPS
our location, but the battery suddenly turned out to be completely
discharged. My phone was almost in the same condition and reported
that mobile communication is unavailable.
It became even darker, and we all continued on our way. Then we
noticed that an unusual silence was added to the dark and cold.
The only sounds that could be heard in the park were
the sounds of our own steps. All this really scared us.
When we descended from a low hill, the world around us
plunged into twilight, and the cold intensified. Finally
frightened, we ran to the side. It is strange that during
of our wanderings we never thought about turning
In general, we ran at random from the hill to the side and here we saw a couple
tall bushes that grew a short distance apart
friend Between the bushes was a passage, and they somehow resembled
goal. And as soon as we slipped through these bushes, the world changed again
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Sunlight instantly turned on, blinding us, cold
replaced by summer heat, and everything around was filled with the sound of nature.
Imagine that from a cold and gloomy basement you ran out to
warm, brightly lit street! .. It was very similar to our
We immediately recognized the place where we found ourselves in such a wonderful way.
The area was called “Old Man’s Cave,” and there are always crowds of people
admiring a large waterfall and a wide stone cliff in the shape of a letter
We turned in the direction from which we had just come running. Two
tall shrubs were in place, but now there was a lit behind them
the sun grove …
Our skin was still cold and wet when we got our
smartphones. They worked, and the connection was, and the clock showed that our
amazing walk lasted 4 hours!
Of course, we tried to rationally explain our
adventure, but turned out to be completely confused. Then we
several times walked back and forth between the bushes: behind them
the sunny grove gently rustled – and there was nothing that looked like
cold, dark and silent forest. By the way, the path that led us
through him, too, disappeared, as if she had never been. Having reached
fire tower, we saw a bright spotlight, without any
blackouts and pungent odor.
We still do not know where and how we ended up in that memorable
day, but worry it was creepy. In the evening, sitting in a restaurant, we
were still at the mercy of strong impressions. I’m joking
предположил, что we, возможно, попали в царство фей. But then very
seriously added: how good it is that we were allowed to leave there.