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    Default 'Dark Watchers' on the trail

    I was exposed to this webpage by total accident. Has anyone even heard of a phenomenon called Dark Watchers?

    https://www.livescience.com/dark-wat...-illusion.html

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    Interesting:

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    If you want to see a Dark Watcher, you should wait until the late afternoon.

    As the sun begins its descent behind the waves, look to the sharp ridges of the Santa Lucia Range, the mountains that rise up from the shores of Monterey and down the Central California coast. If you are lucky, you might see figures silhouetted against them. Some say the watchers are 10 feet tall, made taller or wider by hats or capes. They may turn to look at you. But they always move away quickly and disappear.
    https://www.sfgate.com/local/article...k-16012812.php

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    They were last seen giving the Easter bunny a high five while skipping along the yellow brick road
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    Sasquatch....
    For a couple of bucks, get a weird haircut and waste your life away Bryan Adams....
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes. - sargevining on HF

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    Nope California, good pot.

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    It's like the sundog effect of optical illusions when the sunsets.
    Not familiar Google sundogs.

    And alot of what was last mentioned ......

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    Russians!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelph View Post
    Some weird stuff out there along the trails.

    http://instagr.am/p/BiMxAXalARt/
    Hey, I resemble that remark.

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    Carlos Casteneda and friends

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    "hold my beer while I see if these mushrooms are edible"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark schofield View Post
    Carlos Casteneda and friends
    You mean Carlos Castaneda. I read his books when I was a teenager. Dang it bring memories......

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    Judging from the picture it may have to do with haze or clouds. However, I have heard stories of "shadow people. but I think these things are more of a myth. I'll believe all of this when when I get kidnapped or one of them talks to me. That will NEVER happen.

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    The illusion is also known as one's "Glory" I've seen it once when on a ridgetop near sunset, with clear skies to the west, and a bowl of clouds to the east, right up to the ridge. With the sun to my back, my shadow was cast on the cloud tops to the east, with a halo of refracted light all around it, just like the picture. Very cool phenomenon.

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    Various atmospheric conditions can create all kinds f strange illusions, like this hovering ship.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719

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    You will see and hear many unexplained things on a long hike. Days, weeks and months in the woods teach you to say, “No idea what that sound was. Now go to sleep.”

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