Monday, December 14, 2015
Some of the team went out to our research area last night. It was pretty cold so we built a fire right away. Not long after we built the fire we started hearing some branches break and some leaves rustling. It was time to head deeper into the woods! We heard some yells off in the distance. These yells set the coyotes off. It was awesome just to stand quietly and listen. As we stood listening, we saw something I can't explain. There was a light that at first I assumed was an airplane. But as we began watching it, it wasn't blinking and wasn't making any sound at all. We all four watched this light evolve from orange to white to yellow, and it was moving very fast. This light dove straight down to about 15 to 20 feet above the ground and it was moving through the trees not twenty feet away from us. We all watched this thing for quite some time. Then it just stopped and hovered. Finally, it moved on past our line of site. But not two minutes after it was gone we started picking up a lot of footsteps exactly where it had stopped and hovered.We went in that direction but never could see anything. We heard a lot of branches breaking and footsteps in the leaves. But we never saw anything. I can't explain what this light was. I have never seen anything like this. It was awesome to witness and now I am more curious than ever as to what goes on in the dark woods at night. We didn't capture any evidence but anytime you can leave the woods with a personal experience, it was a successful night.