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    In the middle of night while out camping I have smelled a bigfoot but didn't see it, the sulfur smell was overwhelming. Enjoy your adventure, they keep you young. It is really great Mara has recovered so well.

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    Passes an anti-sulphur squirty solution, for a ‘just in case’ scenario, and are there any other squirty solutions advocated?
    Be safe, the happy pictures before are wondrous, just BE SAFE ❤️❤️❤️
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    Hello, All:

    Mara and I went up once more today to the Haunted Lakes overlook, where we were a couple of weeks ago, and I took a great fun video of Mara galloping round in wild circles in the wind and rain.


    Today the weather was almost as foul, and I picked the hike because I knew it well, it's safe, and it's impossible to get lost up there.

    Ha.

    We made it up to the overlook — which is as it sounds: looking down on to the Haunted Lakes in the valley below, on the other side of the high ridge. I've been up there a couple times, and it always felt okay. Like, a safe distance from whatever it is that lives down there.

    So we arrived at the high point, and Mara would not go an inch further. Normally, she races ahead of me all the time. This time, she stayed right at my heels. That was a problem, because I wanted to take a photo of her and the lakes below. I had to trick her into a pose, which took about 15 minutes. Here it is:



    As soon as I turned round, she raced ahead of me again — heading back home. She did NOT like that place.

    And here's what happened next... but context here, first. (Do please forgive me, those of you who've heard this before. But it bears repeating, just to understand the strangeness.)

    I don't get lost in the mountains, I don't get turned around. I have an excellent sense of direction, and I know what I'm doing up there.

    I carry a compass, but I've only used it twice in 4 years — one of those times the LAST time I was down at the Haunted Lakes and got quite disoriented for a few minutes, nearly heading down the wrong valley. (That was such a weird experience, when Mara was totally freaked out at something I could NOT see, that I decided I never wanted to go down to those lakes again.) All that was documented on video, here.

    But now, today, that happened once more. On my way back, though I knew it all well, I got disoriented again, and suddenly realized I was heading in exactly the wrong direction.

    That totally surprised me. So I turned round, and within a couple of minutes I found myself in an area I just didn't recognize. That was REALLY weird.

    A few days ago I was listening to David Paulides talking about Hunters who've disappeared. Sometimes, those few who've been found again report that although they knew those woods like their own back yard, suddenly they'd found themselves in a place they'd never seen before — similar, but different.

    That was exactly what I experienced. I was walking past two small lakes — which was odd, because I didn't ever remember two lakes there before. They were definitely separated from each other.

    But I kept on going, as I pretty much had to. I knew which direction I should be heading now. I ended up fighting my way through some thick scrubby bushes, which again I'd never seen before. It was all weird.

    Then I emerged on the other side of that, and it felt familiar again. I looked back, and the two lakes weren't there any more... there was just one larger one.

    At that point, I really wished I had someone with me!!

    After that, it was all very uneventful, and I was back at the road an hour later. All this might easily have prosaic explanations...

    ...but that was my subjective, very odd, experience.

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    There must be talented shamans nearby with revealing stories to tell about the haunted lakes.

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    My gut feeling, for whatever it may be worth, is that the hidden lakes area is a stargate controlled by the dark team.

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    I tend to think you should avoid that area!

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    Some weird inter-dimensional portal, or unusual geology beneath. Were there any differences in sound - ie sudden quiet/no birdsong?
    Hopefully never to be revisited
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    There must be talented shamans nearby with revealing stories to tell about the haunted lakes.
    One story was shared by a local guide who accompanied me to the location of the condors a couple of months ago. He said that his grandmother, when she was a girl, had seen a staircase going down into the ground near the Haunted Lakes. She could never find that spot again, and no-one believed her. But she stuck to the story for the whole of her life.

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    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    I noticed it's on the left side.

    I commented to someone once that all the hard hits, both physically and emotionally, that I have taken in life are all on the left side, with appropriate scars.

    This person asked me why I thought that was. I replied, "Because that's the side my heart is on."

    They can hit us, but they can't lick us.
    Interesting, Valerie A quick survey of myself indicates this is true of me also!
    If someone asked me that question, I would have cracked a joke and said "Because the left is the devil's side".
    I think your response is funnier, probably because it's true!
    Besides. If the left side belongs to the devil, then why the heck is my heart there?

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    This has just made my day.
    ‘Monster of the Cajas’ won’t go away despite denials by scientists and park rangers
    Oct 28, 2019

    Despite the best efforts of Cajas National Park and University of Cuenca officials and scientists, the so-called Monstruo de las Cajas, or Monster of the Cajas, won’t go away.

    A 2013 sighting of Wawa Grande was reported in a snowy valley two kilometers from the Cuenca-Guayaquil highway. A three-man television crew from the U.S. was in town in early June, interviewing witnesses and filming high-altitude areas of the Cajas National Park where the monster has reportedly been sighted. The crew was accompanied by Quito tour guide Carlos Castro, who claims to have taken video of the creature in 1997.

    “We talked to two retired park employees, one whom has seen the monster, as well as local people who know about it,” said Castro, who assisted the Los Angeles-based crew.

    “We asked to see the evidence kept at the University of Cuenca but they continue to deny that it exists but we were able to talk to a former employee who took pictures of plaster casts of the footprints and who has prints of some of the pictures they keep locked in their files.”


    A University of Cuenca biology professor who asked not to be identified, describes himself as a monster skeptic. “I am not saying that the witnesses are lying or that they didn’t see something up there, but I think most of the evidence has been fabricated,” he said. “I have seen one the videos and two pictures but these could have been altered. But, maybe not.” He believes the box of evidence that Castro claims the university is keeping from the public doesn’t exist.

    “I explained this to the television people from [the television program] Monster Quest in 2009 but they seemed to think I was lying,”
    the professor said. “I also told them that the area where people say they saw this thing is often foggy and sometimes snowy and that the the high elevation can affect judgment.”

    A supervisor at Cajas National Park refused to discuss the monster. “This is something we do not talk about. Wawa does not exist,” he said, referring to the name Wawa Grande ["Guagua Grande"], used by people who live in the Cajas to describe the monster. “There may be something else but I haven’t seen it.”

    The most recent sighting was in April 2013, when two British hikers and a Cuenca guide claimed to have spotted the creature during a 3-day trek. The three said that they watched the over-sized humanoid for several minutes in a remote area of the park.

    “I have no idea what it was other than to say it was quite large, with light colored fur and had some human characteristics. It was able to stand on two legs but also came down on all fours,” said Sean Worthington, one of the hikers. He added: “I am a scientist by training and not prone to make fanciful claims, so I cannot deny seeing the thing.”

    Worthington and his companion, Roger Chrisma and the guide, reported that they watched the creature for several minutes from a distance of about 100 meters. The sighting was reported by a Quito television station and one of the pictures that Worthington said he took appeared in a London newspaper in October 2013.

    According to Worthington and Chrisma and their guide, who asked not to be named, the creature had thick, light gray or reddish gray fur.

    The monster first made headlines in July, 1988 when a Scottish hiker claims he was attacked by a pair of the creatures. Robert Burns, who sought shelter in a cave from a late afternoon snow storm, says he was mauled by the Wawa and tossed from the cave. Burns was treated for a broken arm, deep lacerations and bite wounds at a Cuenca hospital. His story was reported on television as well as in newspapers in Cuenca and Edinburgh.

    In 2009, two Swedish hikers say they saw the creature and reported that it stood between seven and eight feet in height and weighed 300 to 400 pounds. Their story, along with a picture that they claimed to have taken, appeared in a Stockholm newspaper in July of that year.

    Except for the fur color, most descriptions of the creature are similar to those of the alleged Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, in the U.S. Northwest.

    According to Castro, many Cajas guides are aware of Wawa, either from personal contact or through reports from hikers. “Most people don’t like to talk about it because their friends will think they’re crazy,” he says. “Even if they haven’t seen Wawa, almost everyone who has spent much time in the mountains has seen the footprints.”

    A retired national park service biologist, who worked in the Cajas Park when it was established in 1996, agrees that there is an official policy of denial and that park employees are told not to talk about the alleged monster.

    “It does not exist. That is what we told anyone who asked about it.” He also says that the science department at the University of Cuenca has some “objects” and photos connected to Wawa, but these are off limits to the public.

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    Yes there are No Wawa Grande's or bigfoot ape like creatures that could possibly exist at those altitudes says the museum curator who proudly claims he is going to leave the building one of these days, and go for a walk.

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