Field Report 11.15.2013: Area F

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The large, slanted ‘X’ formation adjacent to the cycling path at Area F; notice the marcescent American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) and the effective contrast of its smooth, grey bark against the Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis), positioned between two upright, living Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa); 15 November, 2013. Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 11.15.2013v2

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Substantiation of this Report is minimal at best; I do not know of any other persons conducting field work in this specific portion of northern Michigan. Some corroboration, however, may be provided by my own field work at Area F, which began in earnest in the autumn of 2012[1] [2] and which has continued through 2015.

The combination of physical, visual, audible and/or olfactory events described in this Report are as follows:

  1. The possible modifications to the large, slanted-branch assemblies along the cycling path;
  2. The eerie quiet in the woods, when I first arrived;
  3. The observation of something quite bulky and shaggy-looking, walking along the ridge;
  4. The realisation that it was looking directly at me;
  5. The numerous branch assemblies observed in the glen;
  6. The application of Eastern White Pine needles, when there were no such trees in the glen;
  7. The large, complex slanted-branch assembly in the glen;
  8. The direct, visual observation of a dark grey-haired EC in the trees, with whom I remained in direct, visual contact for several minutes;
  9. The enormous, highly complex branch assembly fashioned in and about the Paperbark Maple;
  10. The strange disorientation I experienced, upon leaving the area;
  11. The hand placed upon my shoulder, which prevented me from falling;
  12. The sudden, strange silence which followed immediately thereafter;
  13. The loud, crashing noise I heard in the forest.

These behaviours, and the history of my own experiences, may be considered sufficient to suggest the presence of EC [3] at Area F, in the autumn of 2013.

I offer no explanation for the curious, startling incident of the hand placed upon my shoulder, which prevented me from falling. Many interpretations are possible; I do not know the answer. I was still not fully recovered from my recent illness; the disorientation I experienced may have proved more debilitating than I had imagined. However, the silence which immediately followed, and the loud, crashing noise in the forest heard a moment later are not, I feel, unrelated.

The disorientation experienced on the vehicle-access road may be considered a personal infrasound event, lacking any other definition; however, it did not prevent me from continuing my field work that weekend, nor did it prevent me from eventually returning to Area F, in the spring of 2014. Such effect upon my physical and perceptive senses suggest some type of sensory manipulation, although further clarification is almost impossible to confirm.

An unusual number of subjective events also occurred. While these cannot be considered conclusive evidence, neither should they be discounted. Although it is reasonable to review the impact of non-objective stimuli in this Report, such effects, while personally quite vivid and at times overwhelming, are nonetheless nearly impossible to substantiate with any measure of certainty.

[1] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 10.07.2012: Area F. Beyond the Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/field-report-10-07-2012-area-f/. 9 August 2015. Web. Accessed 18 August 2015.

[2] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 06.02.2013: Area F. Beyond The Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/field-report-06-02-2013-area-f/. 19 August 2015. Web. Accessed 29 August 2015.

[3] EC, in this context, stands for “Elder Children”, as usual.

To open the Report, simply double-click on the words “FIELD REPORT” above, and the PDF file will open for you; you may then download the file to your own computer, or read here, at your leisure.

Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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