Strange Sightings & Sounds In The Che...

Strange Sightings & Sounds In The Cherokee NF

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Camper

United States

#1 Jul 25, 2009
Spending a lot of time in the forest, sometimes I see/hear things that I can't explain.

Was the shadowy, upright walking thing I saw that smelled like a musty skunk, human or animal?

How do gigantic birds fly so easily bewtween the branches of the triple canopy forest?

The tree skimming air force jets seem so out of place in all this beauty.

I have others but would love for all to share their experiences.
Sarah Palin

Fairbanks, AK

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Camper, aren't you the x marine? Maybe those 3 jets are flash backs or you just been in the woods to long. Big foot doesn't exist but I hope you are packing some heat just in case you need it.
Camper

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jul 30, 2009
Sarah Palin,
Psssst... This post is about the "unexplained" in the Cherokee NF, not about me hacking into your e-mail.
Love Tellico

Vonore, TN

#4 Jul 31, 2009
Sarah, The jets actually do skim the tree tops not only in the Cherokee National Forest but here in town and in the country.
Bobby

Panama City, FL

#5 Sep 20, 2009
Yep, the Airforce flies a couple of F15s over the forest once in a while.

The upright skunk smelling creature was obviously a feral human, lol.

There are very few places a Bigfoot could hide in 2009, only a few miles of woods between roads and ALL of it has been tampered with by humans recently, not to mention the number of cameras being carried around (where are the good clear pics?), people need to give up on this legend already, even as fun as it is.
Camper

United States

#6 Sep 21, 2009
Is this the same Bobby that is the mayor of Sourwood Campground? If it is, I'll be out this weekend.

What is scaring me is all the video of the NF showing up on Youtube.com . Some of the most remote places I thought were my secret spots. Oh well, just as soon as it cools down a bit more I'll have the entire forest to myself again.

Hey, with the Upper Tellico trails shut down for vehicles, has anybody hiked any of it?
Bobby

Panama City, FL

#7 Sep 21, 2009
Nope, not Bobby from Sourwood, just a random Bobby.

The Youtube thing you mentioned is exactly what I was talking about with Bigfoot. There are no "secret" places or even any areas large enough for an animal such as a Bigfoot to hide in without being discovered.

It is indeed sad that even the deep forest no longer provides solitude.
We are getting closer and closer to a world where no one can get away from the rat race.
Camper

United States

#8 Sep 27, 2009
When in bloom the Chestnut trees made the Appalachian Mtns look like they were covered with snow. Then a spore killed them all. I've read where blight resistant seedlings were planted in the Cherokee NF three years ago.

If this is true, why I do I see mature Chestnut trees bearing fruit in the Cherokee NF?
RRR

Panama City, FL

#9 Sep 29, 2009
Babcock Lumber completely destroyed the area for many miles above Tellico many years ago, they say that only about 1 in 5 plant and animal species came back after the lumber harvest.
To top it off the pines are trying to overtake the native hardwoods.

Imagine what the place was like a few hundred years ago.
Camper

United States

#10 Dec 12, 2009
I was almost to Bald River Falls as I headed into the NF on River Rd the other day in my motorhome. Coming towards me was a UPS truck. Though we could have squeezed by each other, he backed up about 200 yards onto a shoulder. What a nice thing to do!

UPS, way up their?

Not that strange but on the same day while in the Sourwood CG I saw a crowd near the river. It was 4 hunters, gutting a black bear and tossing the contents into the river. It took all 4 hunters using a tarp to lift the bear into the back of a pickup.
RRR

Panama City, FL

#11 Dec 14, 2009
I guess UPS now delivers to the cove.
This is 2010 very soon, there is no way to escape the rat race anymore.
Camper

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2010
A large Starr Mountain, mountain lion. Or is this a hoax?

http://forum.highlifter.com/Mountain-Lion-m37...
RRR

Mobile, AL

#13 Jan 10, 2010
That reminds me, what in the hell is an Appalachian Panther/Panter/Painter ?

I have heard tales from elders about large screaming black cats in the southern Appalachia, but technically their can be no such a thing.
Camper

United States

#14 Jan 10, 2010
One of the reasons I started this thread was after chewin' the fat, not with a tourist from Atlanta but with a resident of Green Cove. He described a scream coming from the forest that to him sounds like "three women being raped."

He then warned me that the Marine Corps fighting knife (KaBar)I was carrying was not enough to protect me in the NF. Though I do carry two, concealed handguns as well, no weapon would be fast enough or big enough to protect you from a stealth cat this size.

When going deep, I do bring man's best friend along. For the protection? No, he would be the bait so I might escape.
Spazzer

Mobile, AL

#15 Jan 11, 2010
The worst thing to worry about in the NF is ex-military dudes walking around with multiple concealed weapons, half crazy and half drunk.
RRR

Mobile, AL

#16 Jan 11, 2010
They say an Appalachian panther can track you for many miles and days, he would kill your dog and leave it in a tree for later, then start tracking the bigger meal.

Your only sign of him being a piercing distant scream similar to that of a woman in distress.... until one night....
Real American

Morristown, NJ

#17 Jan 11, 2010
MEOW!!!!!
RRR

Mobile, AL

#18 Jan 11, 2010
Btw, some say that the 'panther' is actually a supernatural creature, a form of chupacabra or even a demon.
Or maybe they are the mystical hairy people that the Cherokee have tales about.

I have a cousin who claims to have seen a group of them one night, and they were not cats, they told his lot to leave and not come back EVER, of course they were all high and drunk, but more than one swears to the death that the story is true.
patricia bivens

Vonore, TN

#19 Jan 16, 2010
SPEAKING OF STRANGE THINGS IN THE AIR, THERE IS A HUGH PLAIN LOOKS LIKE A OLD MILITARY CARGO PLANE FLYS OVER MY HOUSE TWO OR THREE TIMES A MONTH SO LOW IT SHAKES MY WALLS AND CAUSES THE TREE TOPS TO SWAY FROM THE AIR PLAN GOING OVER ,I DONT THINK THERES A AIP PORT IN TELLICO PLAINS AND I,M 2 MILES FROM TOWN,WRECKON WHATS UP ALL YOU CONTRY PEOPLE, I,VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT 13 YEARS.DONT YOU KNOW.I KNOW THEY JUST THINK WE ARE CONTRY BUMKINS, BUT I ATTENDED SCHOOL UP NORTH.OH BY THE WAY THEY HAVE LET UP SOME LATELY?????
AnonH

Mobile, AL

#20 Jan 16, 2010
patricia bivens wrote:
SPEAKING OF STRANGE THINGS IN THE AIR, THERE IS A HUGH PLAIN LOOKS LIKE A OLD MILITARY CARGO PLANE FLYS OVER MY HOUSE TWO OR THREE TIMES A MONTH SO LOW IT SHAKES MY WALLS AND CAUSES THE TREE TOPS TO SWAY FROM THE AIR PLAN GOING OVER ,I DONT THINK THERES A AIP PORT IN TELLICO PLAINS AND I,M 2 MILES FROM TOWN,WRECKON WHATS UP ALL YOU CONTRY PEOPLE, I,VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT 13 YEARS.DONT YOU KNOW.I KNOW THEY JUST THINK WE ARE CONTRY BUMKINS, BUT I ATTENDED SCHOOL UP NORTH.OH BY THE WAY THEY HAVE LET UP SOME LATELY?????
Number 1, typing in all caps and broken sentences means you may just be a country bumpkin.

Number 2, There is indeed a small airstrip in Tellico Plains, up near the Jr. High. I have seen old military planes there before.

Number 3, The plane you are describing sounds like an old WW2 plane that is flown around for show by the Armoury. They are probably flying over your house heading to the Tellico airstrip to land. It could also be some form of training excercise for emergency response or even soldier training for the forever war.

Number 4, put thicker tinfoil on your hat.

I have a good one for you.
February 2007, Athens TN, near the armoury.

I come home late at night after grocery shopping at Walmart (night shift worker here), I am unloading groceries into my home and look up to see a big red light beam shining into the sky and lighting up a floating orb, very eerie looking..... good thing I knew that the military does experiments with laser communications and targeting.,,, otherwise I woulda joined a UFO cult, LMAO.

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