Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Camp

Today we are taking a 12 hour drive north, stopping to visit Linda Jo Martin and Bob at Happy Camp!

We arrived in the small town of Happy Camp, only to find that there was no cell reception here either, surprise surprise.

We stopped at the local convenient store and asked to use their telephone book to look up Linda's number. We find her listed in the phone book and realize we can't call without cell reception. The clerk was gracious to let us use the store phone.

We got ahold of Linda and she said she'd meet us at the Bigfoot Statue on the corner!

We waited a few minutes and took pics in the blistering heat.

Linda and Bob pull up and we all started talking and taking pics together and with the statue.

Bob told me a story of his encounter in the late 70's. He had been camping out alone, doing some bow hunting. He drifted off to sleep and was awakened by what he assumed was a police siren...not the full siren, but the tail end of a siren if you can imagine what sound I am trying to describe.

He figured it was probably just a local cop making his rounds and he drifted back off to sleep, only to be awakened again by the same sound! He didn't think much of it until it became apparent that this police officer must be in trouble and was sounding off his siren for assistance.

Bob didn't go to check it out, he was too tired. In the morning, he began grilling up some hamburgers when all of a sudden he heard the sound again! This time he was determined to figure out what the heck was going on..he grabbed his bow and took off after the sound.

He never did see what it was, but he heard it continue it's siren like call up and over the mountainside.

He burned the burgers.

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