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A couple years ago I was glassing w/a spotting scope while deer hunting. In the upper right hand area I was glassing I could see a rainbow colored shape in the sky, shaped like a jellyfish. You could see through it like a rainbow. I didnt pay much attention to it as I thought it was a smudge of oil or something on the lens.
When i stopped glassing I looked up from the scope and was surprised to see I could still see it.

It was very far away, probably 15-20 miles or so floating over a small range of mountains. I didnt really have anything to compare it to sizewise, but it must have been huge to be naked eye visible that far away.
I put the scope back on it and watched it for about 10 minutes when it disappeared behind the mountains. It moved very slowly with no turns, just drifting along. Like you I looked it up and found that "sky jellyfish" sightings are pretty common and was able to find some pictures online that looked just like it.
It wasnt scary, just strange. I dont think it was a craft of some kind, I think it was alive.
could it have been a sun dog?
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could it have been a sun dog?
No. Not a cloud in the sky, temp around 80į. Not a sprite or ball lightning or anything else I'm aware of.
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My fil had been telling me about a pond he often stops to fish at on his way home from work. Once while there he hears something coming stops thinking it was a deer and watches, come out of the woods and nothing. Except the grass parting and then gravel crunching as it crossed the road and then the grass on the other side parting. Week later he takes my mother in law and behind the pond is a dead doe with no visible injuries and Midway up from it's neck forward the hide was gone. Completely gone with a clean edge around it's neck.
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Whether it makes me popular or not here goes: the guys who have a half dozen almost unbelievable stories are almost certainly frauds deceiving people for their own amusement. 1 OK, 2 maybe, 3 ehhhh, 4 you're looking pretty lame, 5 you're almost certainly a fraud, 6 I'm beginning to get annoyed at you for ruining a good thread, 7 you live in your mama's basement and everything you say is a smirking lie.
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Whether it makes me popular or not here goes: the guys who have a half dozen almost unbelievable stories are almost certainly frauds deceiving people for their own amusement. 1 OK, 2 maybe, 3 ehhhh, 4 you're looking pretty lame, 5 you're almost certainly a fraud, 6 I'm beginning to get annoyed at you for ruining a good thread, 7 you live in your mama's basement and everything you say is a smirking lie.
Some people are more easily creeped out than others. Just yesterday, I was in my yard, the woods come right up to the yard, I heard something moving through the trees coming towards me. I saw the limbs moving in the trees as it approached, but it was invisible. It had to be big as all the trees it was disturbing were moving in a large swath. The trees ahead and behind it were not moving though as it approached. It passed right over and moved on. Really freaked me out. Maybe it was a cloaked UFO.
No it was the wind. Sometimes the rational explanations are easy to see and sometimes not. Some people come up with the rational explanations more easily or maybe I thought the rational explanation I came up with was right, but it really was a cloaked UFO.

The thing that irritates me about this thread the most is that I'm pretty sure some of the stories are made up. I'd rather read real accounts, but how can you prove it or truly sort them.
I still read the thread though.
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This thread started out as the best on the forum, but gradually devolved into the same people posting over and over and over, without them ever realizing that their credibility is gone. Such a shame for such a worthy thread. I have, however, modified my views on many of the subjects. UFOs unquestionably exist. Just too many credible videos and sightings from respectable normal people to astronauts to write them off as all fakes. Bigfoot? I could believe in the possibility of a few large hairy ape-like creatures, especially in the far north woods. However, the TOTAL absence of any live captures, dead bodies, or even just 8 foot+ skeletons just won't let my brain believe. Demons? As a Christian I certainly believe in demons due to numerous biblical accounts of them. Christ in his journeys cast them out in lotsa places. And it doesn't seem likely that they would all choose to hang out in Israel. I just don't know much about their practical limitations in this world. Ghosts? Although I couldn't see him allowing the lost that privilege, maybe the Lord allows the righteous dead to linger a while if they choose. I could also believe the "time shift" theory of weak spots in the space-time fabric briefly permitting inconsequential mixing of past events touching the present. Certainly there is much more to the universe than we know.

But when I go deep into the woods what do I really fear?
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#4 Mountain Lions. Officially none in WV, but those game cameras in KY?
#3 Bears. A big black bear could make me his supper if I didn't carry a 454 Casull Magnum revolver loaded with six 360 grain solids. Able to make big holes completely through any living thing in America. Low odds, though.
#2 Snakes. Copperheads and timber rattlers. Everywhere. Creepy. I carry a double barrel shotgun for them (not to mention the bears). and finally...
#1 Evil people habitating the deep woods who would sneak up on innocents and murder them. Whether ragged insane types who perpetually shun human contact (see my Hunky John story!), or just marginally sociable uncaught psychopaths who like to wander the woods and when opportunity permits play out their fantasies. That's what scares me the most. I comfort myself in Psalms 23, and the thought that armed as I am, if I stay alert, I am likely the deadliest creature in the woods.
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pretty good watchout list

I hear stories about wanderers that run across dope fields / meth labs with watchers and it doesn't end well.
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This thread started out as the best on the forum, but gradually devolved into the same people posting over and over and over, without them ever realizing that their credibility is gone. Such a shame for such a worthy thread. I have, however, modified my views on many of the subjects. UFOs unquestionably exist. Just too many credible videos and sightings from respectable normal people to astronauts to write them off as all fakes. Bigfoot? I could believe in the possibility of a few large hairy ape-like creatures, especially in the far north woods. However, the TOTAL absence of any live captures, dead bodies, or even just 8 foot+ skeletons just won't let my brain believe. Demons? As a Christian I certainly believe in demons due to numerous biblical accounts of them. Christ in his journeys cast them out in lotsa places. And it doesn't seem likely that they would all choose to hang out in Israel. I just don't know much about their practical limitations in this world. Ghosts? Although I couldn't see him allowing the lost that privilege, maybe the Lord allows the righteous dead to linger a while if they choose. I could also believe the "time shift" theory of weak spots in the space-time fabric briefly permitting inconsequential mixing of past events touching the present. Certainly there is much more to the universe than we know.

But when I go deep into the woods what do I really fear?
In numerical order:

#4 Mountain Lions. Officially none in WV, but those game cameras in KY?
#3 Bears. A big black bear could make me his supper if I didn't carry a 454 Casull Magnum revolver loaded with six 360 grain solids. Able to make big holes completely through any living thing in America. Low odds, though.
#2 Snakes. Copperheads and timber rattlers. Everywhere. Creepy. I carry a double barrel shotgun for them (not to mention the bears). and finally...
#1 Evil people habitating the deep woods who would sneak up on innocents and murder them. Whether ragged insane types who perpetually shun human contact (see my Hunky John story!), or just marginally sociable uncaught psychopaths who like to wander the woods and when opportunity permits play out their fantasies. That's what scares me the most. I comfort myself in Psalms 23, and the thought that armed as I am, if I stay alert, I am likely the deadliest creature in the woods.
I worry about the biggest killers: gravity and exposure.
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I worry about the biggest killers: gravity and exposure.
Gravity is a harsh mistress.
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pretty good watchout list

I hear stories about wanderers that run across dope fields / meth labs with watchers and it doesn't end well.
I got both of my degrees at VA Tech, beautiful part of the country and I spent much of my time in the mountains of SW VA, W VA and NC. More than once we were on multi-day hikes and ran across moonshine still setups that were operational - some of these had multiple stills and were covered with camouflage netting. I always got the hell out of there as quick as possible, some of those bigger setups prob produced a fair amount of income and I did not want the owners finding me poking around.

It is a most creepy feeling trying to put a few quick miles between you and a hidden moonshine factory especially if dark is coming, you think something is following you and turn around and it was just a rabbit or a deer stepping on a twig, lol.
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Anyone have any stories about southwest PA?
The Chestnut Ridge area of the Laurel Mountains are supposed to be a pretty active area for bigfoot and other phenomena.
I spent a bit of time there 20 years ago but never experienced anything.
I live on Chestnut Ridge and haven’t experienced anything unusual. Aside from the ufo by Kecksburg.
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I live on Chestnut Ridge and havenít experienced anything unusual. Aside from the ufo by Kecksburg.
Beautiful Area. I'd like to get back down there sometime.
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I have said this for years since I first started reading here 6 years ago on Christmas break from college as i drank brisk, ate beef jerky and read these stories for days - this is the greatest page on the internet and I have years of catching up to read. I haven't visited for years so when I visited the page on my phone the site layout was much simplified and the "thanks" underneath posts were not there. I panicked and thought this forum was changing or getting reduced but I see now on my computer all is still well. Please never change how this forum is, this page means a lot to me

And coincidentally I have a story of my own that happened a couple years ago camping which I'll add soon. I just had to say never change this page or site cause I tell plenty of people about it and say go google it. Some of the stories stuck with me I daydream about sometimes. This thread is important and never disable the thanks feature
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I have said this for years since I first started reading here 6 years ago on Christmas break from college as i drank brisk, ate beef jerky and read these stories for days - this is the greatest page on the internet and I have years of catching up to read. I haven't visited for years so when I visited the page on my phone the site layout was much simplified and the "thanks" underneath posts were not there. I panicked and thought this forum was changing or getting reduced but I see now on my computer all is still well. Please never change how this forum is, this page means a lot to me

And coincidentally I have a story of my own that happened a couple years ago camping which I'll add soon. I just had to say never change this page or site cause I tell plenty of people about it and say go google it. Some of the stories stuck with me I daydream about sometimes. This thread is important and never disable the thanks feature

Similarly, I'm a big fan of the thread too.
I've read it back to front and regularly dip into random pages and read them again.
Based just outside a northern English city, i've not got much outdoors creepiness to contribute, but your stories and hugely appreciated, please keep them coming.
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""A few nights ago my dog wakes up from a dead sleep and starts going crazy. She's an older dog who never really causes any issues. Well behaved. Quite. She just turned 13 years old and hardly ever gets physical these days, but whatever woke her made her lose it completely. She gets up out of nowhere in the middle of the night and starts barking like mad and howling at the door. I see no headlights outside so I think she's just having a spell or something. I'm trying to calm her down but then she starts whimpering and crying and backing away from my front door in fear. Obviously I'm pretty freaked out by this so I take a look outside to see what it was that's upset her and just a few yards from my front door is the largest wolf I've ever seen in my entire life. It was unbelievable. The wolf was trotting away from my house straight into the woods so I only got a good look at it from the side and back. It was built like a truck and very muscular and broad, easily 3-4 feet wide and about 7-8 feet long. The hind legs were incredibly thin and the chest and shoulders were huge and bulky. It was so top heavy it almost looked like it was about to fall over.The fur was very curly, dark grey, and it had a mane on it like a lion.

Does anyone have any idea what kind of wolf I might have seen that would be native to Eastern, KY?""

source:https://www.facebook.com/groups/2257...02076/?fref=nf

Sounds like a coydog of exceptional size or a LGD like a great pyrenees, alabai, kuvasz or komondor....
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Sounds like a coydog of exceptional size or a LGD like a great pyrenees, alabai, kuvasz or komondor....
Found some pics here (below). Sounds like he could have well see the real deal.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gian...w=1536&bih=735
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Beautiful Area. I'd like to get back down there sometime.
Message me if you do and Iíll buy you a beer.
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I got one (maybe) worth sharing...

Every year I go primitive camping/backpacking with my sister in the Shawnee National Forest in downstate IL. She is a teacher and gets spring break round about the end of March, so this week is usually the week we go every year. It started with making her spend 1 night in the woods (rest in motels, etc) at first to now where we spend 5 contiguous days/nights in the deep woods. She has hardened up considerably! Our camps are always super deep into the "Wilderness Areas" and I can't remember ever seeing another human deep in there.

Anyway, we have a nice camp setup in one of the wilderness areas (I ain't sayin' which!) that we use year after year for at least a night or two - we call it "Fern Gully". It is beautiful. There is a creek nearby for water and every year I add a bit onto the massive stone firepit that I built there - that bad boy even has a small "oven" built into its high sidewalls! Pure primitive bliss.

This is a place where I would say that I feel extremely relaxed and comfortable. Having a .22LR AR-15 Pistol (for plinking/small game) and a 9mm pistol (for bad guys) with me every year certainly helps, however I have never ever felt like I have been under any threat way out there.... except for this one time...

~2 AM - we had gone to bed about an hour ago after chatting by the fireside and cooking various snacks n such all night. We always only pack in one tent, and share it. Makes for a bit of a disturbance every time someone needs to take a pee in the night, but the tent stays warmer with 2 people in it and it's less to carry. Plus I don't mind it from a security standpoint, especially after reading the story at the beginning of this thread where the dude shot the crackhead who was cutting into his sister's solo tent way out in the middle of nowhere. That one stayed with me! Anyway, I had stacked the fire with a ton of wood to hopefully burn through the night, providing a little extra security, possibly a little warmth, and easily lightable embers the next day.

After dozing off, I awoke with a bit of a start. There appeared to be a crisp white light shining onto the tent. WTF? This was a bright crisp white light like that of an LED flashlight or HD headlights. I kinda like shook my head and woke myself up to see if my mind was playing tricks on me. Yeah, definitely a bright white light. Hmmm. I woke up my sis and asked her if she saw it. She confirmed, then nonchalantly, she said "aliens" then simply rolled over and went back to sleep! Some help you are, sis! I guess it's my job as the big brother to protect? Fine.

...So obviously I grabbed the .22lr AR (which had a high output flashlight mounted) and the 9mm pistol I tucked in my jeans that I had been sleeping in for warmth. What I didn't account for in the 26 degree night was struggling to get the tent zipper down which had frozen bits of condensation impeding it from easily opening. Dangit! Light still shining on the tent. So here I am making a racket trying to get this tent open struggling like hell. When I finally open it and stick my head outside the light was gone. I had missed it by like 2 seconds due to struggling with the tent opening.

Now with the "white light" gone and only a smoldering pile of embers in the fireplace, I stood there and panned around with the AR22's light to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything. I did not. I let out an audible warning about what would happen to anyone/thing that may want to do us harm and retreated back inside the tent. I awakened the next morning without incident. That morning would have been a great chance to put the "blair witch" stick men around the tent like I had done to clown my sister in years past, but alas, I stood down on that old gag.

What this light could have been is anyone's guess. I am a pretty scientific/practical kind of dude so I reckon it was just maybe a mineral deposit (magnesium?) or the like sparking up in the fire and casting a white light instead of a yellow typical campfire light onto the tent. Could have also been a UFO trying to beam me up, tho, right fellas? But my money is on a mineral deposit (or similar) burning in the fire or some straight up creeps shining a light on my tent from afar but scattering when I came out wielding an AR-15 and shouting threats.

Hopefully (errr...maybe not) some more weird stuff will happen to me when I return to the Shawnee in March of 2020. If it does I will definitely report it here. Thanks for reading my non-eventful story! Stay safe out there and always bring a pistol or two wherever life may take you!
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was the light from the sky or ground level?

maybe aircraft?

thanks for sharing
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