Staircases & Mysterious Disappearances

"I wasn't sure where else to post these stories, so I figured I'd share them here. I've been an SAR officer for a few years now, and along the way I've seen some things that I think you guys will be interested in.

I have a pretty good track record for finding missing people. Most of the time they just wander off the path, or slip down a small cliff, and they can't find their way back. The majority of them have heard the old 'stay where you are' thing, and they don't wander far. But I've had two cases where that didn't happen. Both bother me a lot, and I use them as motivation to search even harder on the missing persons cases I get called on. The first was a little boy who was out berry-picking with his parents. He and his sister were together, and both of them went missing around the same time. Their parents lost sight of them for a few seconds, and in that time both the kids apparently wandered off. When their parents couldn't find them, they called us, and we came out to search the area. We found the daughter pretty quickly, and when we asked where her brother was, she told us that he'd been taken away by 'the bear man.' She said he gave her berries and told her to stay quiet, that he wanted to play with her brother for a while. The last she saw of her brother, he was riding on the shoulders of 'the bear man' and seemed calm. Of course, our first thought was abduction, but we never found a trace of another human being in that area. The little girl was also insistent that he wasn't a normal man, but that he was tall and covered in hair, 'like a bear', and that he had a 'weird face.' We searched that area for weeks, it was one of the longest calls I've ever been on, but we never found a single trace of that kid. The other was a young woman who was out hiking with her mom and grandpa. According to the mother, her daughter had climbed up a tree to get a better view of the forest, and she'd never come back down. They waited at the base of the tree for hours, calling her name, before they called for help. Again, we searched everywhere, and we never found a trace of her. I have no idea where she could possibly have gone, because neither her mother or grandpa saw her come down.

A few times, I've been out on my own searching with a canine, and they've tried to lead me straight up cliffs. Not hills, not even rock faces. Straight, sheer cliffs with no possible handholds. It's always baffling, and in those cases we usually find the person on the other side of the cliff, or miles away from where the canine has led us. I'm sure there's an explanation, but it's sort of strange.

One particularly sad case involved the recovery of a body. A nine-year-old girl fell down an embankment and got impaled on a dead tree at the base. It was a complete freak accident, but I'll never forget the sound her mother made when we told her what had happened. She saw the body bag being loaded into the ambulance, and she let out the most haunting, heart-broken wail I've ever heard. It was like her whole life was crashing down around her, and a part of her had died with her daughter. I heard from another SAR officer that she killed herself a few weeks after it happened. She couldn't live with the loss of her daughter.

I was teamed up with another SAR officer because we'd received reports of bears in the area. We were looking for a guy who hadn't come home from a climbing trip when he was supposed to, and we ended up having to do some serious climbing to get to where we figured he'd be. We found him trapped in a small crevasse with a broken leg. It was not pleasant. He'd been there for almost two days, and his leg was very obviously infected. We were able to get him into a chopper, and I heard from one of the EMTs that the guy was absolutely inconsolable. He kept talking about how he'd been doing fine, and when he'd gotten to the top, a man had been there. He said the guy had no climbing equipment, and he was wearing a parka and ski pants. He walked up to the guy, and when the guy turned around, he said he had no face. It was just blank. He freaked out, and ended up trying to get off the mountain too fast, which is why he'd fallen. He said he could hear the guy all night, climbing down the mountain and letting out these horrible muffled screams. That story bothered the hell out of me. I'm glad I wasn't there to hear it.

One of the scariest things I've ever had happen to me involved the search for a young woman who'd gotten separated from her hiking group. We were out until late at night, because the dogs had picked up her scent. When we found her, she was curled up under a large rotted log. She was missing her shoes and pack, and she was clearly in shock. She didn't have any injuries, and we were able to get her to walk with us back to base ops. Along the way, she kept looking behind us and asking us why 'that big man with black eyes' was following us. We couldn't see anyone, so we just wrote it off as some weird symptom of shock. But the closer we got to base, the more agitated this woman got. She kept asking me to tell him to stop 'making faces' at her. At one point she stopped and turned around and started yelling into the forest, saying that she wanted him to leave her alone. She wasn't going to go with him, she said, and she wouldn't give us to him. We finally got her to keep moving, but we started hearing these weird noises coming from all around us. It was almost like coughing, but more rhythmic and deeper. It was almost insect-like, I don't really know how else to describe it. When we were within site of base ops, the woman turns to me, and her eyes are about as wide as I can imagine a human could open them. She touches my shoulder and says 'He says to tell you to speed up. He doesn't like looking at the scar on your neck.' I have a very small scar on the base of my neck, but it's mostly hidden under my collar, and I have no idea how this woman saw it. Right after she says it, I hear that weird coughing right in my ear, and I just about jumped out of my skin. I hustled her to ops, trying not to show how freaked out I was, but I have to say I was really happy when we left the area that night.

This is the last one I'll tell, and it's probably the weirdest story I have. Now, I don't know if this is true in every SAR unit, but in mine, it's sort of an unspoken, regular thing we run into. You can try asking about it with other SAR officers, but even if they know what you're talking about, they probably won't say anything about it. We've been told not to talk about it by our superiors, and at this point we've all gotten so used to it that it doesn't even seem weird anymore. On just about every case where we're really far into the wilderness, I'm talking 30 or 40 miles, at some point we'll find a staircase in the middle of the woods. It's almost like if you took the stairs in your house, cut them out, and put them in the forest. I asked about it the first time I saw some, and the other officer just told me not to worry about it, that it was normal. Everyone I asked said the same thing. I wanted to go check them out, but I was told, very emphatically, that I should never go near any of them. I just sort of ignore them now when I run into them because it happens so frequently."

Reading by Lynn from Psychic Focus
As I tune into this, I envision walking through the forest. I see the stairs in the distance. I feel drawn to them. My rational mind is saying to stay away, but something inside of me takes over and leads me to them. As I approach, the hairs on my arms stand up, but not from fear. There is some kind of energy shift (and I want to use the word magnetic) and I am physically reacting to it. My ears are ringing and I have to squint my eyes because everything feels so bright. I walk up the steps and just stand there for a moment trying to take it in and make sense of what feels so illogical. While standing within this energy shift my emotions feel paralyzed (I am not scared, nervous, happy, sad, excited) and I feel numb, but physically I feel something going on that is just off... 

I then refocus myself, and sit on the forest floor outside of this energy bubble. I get this location is a source of many alien abductions. ETs use these stairs as a gateway between layers of earth (like a portal). It looks like humans are taken, experiments are done, and then the human is returned to the forest using the stairs as a point of exit and entry. I see the Search and Rescue finding people that are highly confused due to the memory wipe that occurs through this process. 

As I sit there I see this huge flash of white light. It looks like before the portal opens a bright light shines at the top of the stairs. Search and Rescue people know that and know to STAY AWAY when they see the light. Once the light is gone, they know a lost person will be in need to assistance and head to the area where the light was shown.

Q. Who is doing the abducting? 
A. I see these ETs that are tall and white. They stand on two legs and have two arms, but are stretched out (and I want to say like Gumby). They are very tall, looks like 7 to 8 feet. 

Q. What do they want?
A. They look like a lower level ET that is trying to learn and advance. It is coming to me that they are intrigued with the division of conscious and subconscious mind that humans have. They have one mind, one mode of how they think. This limits them, and they also lack the ability to experience or understand emotion. They are trying to learn the importance of emotions to determine if emotions lend to weakness or strength. They feel if they can gain an understanding it will help them (even if it means they need to use a component of human DNA) to evolve to the next level.

Many years ago when I was exploring the far reaches of 'Creswell`s Piece' UK, I was combining running with walking as the terrain at the top end of 'Creswell`s Piece' was over grown. Spotting a clear passage past a bush type of tree I proceeded in that direction, as I got under the cluster of branches I was amazed to see, just sticking out of the ground, a handmade walking stick, and it was only about 3-inches in the ground. I could not figure out why it was still standing (because of weather conditions like wind) also it was completely bone dry (no polished surface or even traces of wood stain). All the way back home I was thinking who could have left it there and why would they leave, what to them, would have been a much used item. Many years ago in the late 1800`s (I think) there was a brick dwelling in the middle of 'Creswell`s Piece', was the walking stick from that era? or perhaps it was lost many years ago then someone found it and stuck it in the ground, but why? and how did it stay standing for so long, I came across it, picked it up and took it home (that`s what you do) I still have it now. Whatever the reason for it being there I regarded it as a puzzling mystery. I wonder if years ago someone stuck it in the ground while he or she fastened their shoe lace then absent minded walked off without it, but surely they would have missed it 50-yards further on. I suppose I will never know.
The English Cognizant Citizen
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  1. Whilst the story of the staircases is intriguing, the ''S and R Officer '' who wrote it is actually a fiction writer. I have a link if anyone wants it.

    Ironically, he has been mis identified as the source for the non fiction stories of missing people and bizarre occurrences compiled in the popular books of David Paulides, such as ' Missing 411 '

    However, don't discount Psychic Focus and her feelings on this. I have heard from another very reliable source, ( Lon Strickler of the Phantoms and Monsters blog )that he has received reports from people claiming to have seen these staircases in remote places!

    Maybe the '' S and R Officer'' heard one of these reports and used it as the basis for his spooky stories...

  2. I have always said that for everything you can see there are things we cannot see and from time to time they come very close to us. Many years ago I read a book, I do not remember the title but one sentence stuck in my mind, it said...." When night comes, doors open". Why do we feel apprehension at waking along a dark foggy tree enclosed country lane, are we victims of all the supernatural stories we have read and of all the scary films we have watched. Or is there deeply rooted in our subconscious distant memories of what can happen to people who roam in places they should not be, how they can disappear never to be seen again .


  4. Forgot to say, when Charlotte Bronte wrote those words there were no computers
    no YouTube influences , all she had was deep thinking and observation.


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