Tracks Monument Haunted?
happened in the nineties-
about '96 and has been a puzzle ever since.
At that time I lived and worked in Lakewood. I forget
the name of
the road but I think it was in Lakewood across from the
used to be a ranch, I think. I do remember that as
approach the area where the dinosaur tracks are there is a
on the right (immediately before the turn to the left up the
which house is/was the info center. Across from
center there was a small parking area, but most people parked
One day a friend and I took lunch up to a small
area that was just past the tracks. It was up a
sort of switch back trail. Once up there we could
sit in a
fairly small area with trees and I believe there was some
rocks to sit
on. The area was bordered by the sheer rocks where
tracks are and by a drop off to a valley below and then a
trees or something that we couldn't go through- or didn't...
My friend and I enjoyed our lunch and spoke
length about a spiritual crisis she was going through.
started heading back down the trail I was a little nervous
because I'm afraid of heights and the trail was narrow. (even
was really only thirty or forty feet high!) Well, wouldn't you
but a family started walking up the trail and I had to move
over to the
There was (blonde)woman who looked like she was
from 30-45 years old, two children and an older man followed
weirdly attractive younger man. ( I say weirdly because
powerfully attractive although I don't know why and I had no
being attracted) Well, I was praying for safety (
because of the
height thing) and forgiveness (cause of this attraction
feeling generally guilty because I hadn't wanted to move over
Then I started getting annoyed because the woman
children didn't even look at us- but they looked very tired
unhappy. So, I was less annoyed after I thought about it
second. When the older man approached I apologized that I
over right away and said "I'm afraid of heights" He didn't
look at me
but nodded and otherwise kept moving up the trail,
and tired. Then the younger man went by and smiled at me
didn't look half as worried or tired. Then whew! we were
down the hill. My friend had moved over before me (she
of me down the trail) BTW- they were all
sort of western garb, but I didn't think much off it- The
woman wore a longish short of skirt and the children
wearing shorts or anything. The older man was
some sort of old fashioned black pants, white shirt and maybe
jacket, but I'm pretty sure he was bald or balding.
As soon as we got to the bottom of the
3 minutes at most -we turned left (at this point we had about
to walk and then began the chain link fence and all the parked
But as soon as we started down the hill we saw,just passing
and cars coming up the hill was the same ?family we'd just
I was confused to say the least! I hurried
them and I said "Didn't we just see you?!" Again they just
without even acknowledging my presence- this time there was no
from the elderly gentleman. But the young man
winked at me!!!! I started to ask him more
turned around to follow them up the path to find out how
that ! But my friend grabbed my arm and was in
nervous panic "I saw them too- don't go near them- they're
evil!!!" She practically dragged me down the hill
leaned on the car across from the info center while I tried to
her that they probably weren't evil - but it was a mystery!
wouldn't go back up to look to see if there was any way they
done that, that was reasonable.
Later, however, I made several trips there and
different people up that way to see if they could figure it
they all said it wasn't possible. If I'd been alone I
thought I was hallucinating or something!
Periodically through the years I've tried to find
anyone else witnessed the same thing or knew
a family that maybe once made the trip up that path- but could
find anything out.
Why would we have seen them? Do they need
So whether it was a ghost sighting or not I don't
but the event still, once in a while, haunts me.
I would be very interesting in learning if anyone
ever saw the same thing there!