Camden County, Missouri, USA, 1995
received this intriguing typed letter in October 2011 from Jerry (not
the witness' real name) who now lives on the US west coast. No contact
information was given. A bit of personal information was removed in
order for me to post and also preserve the witness' anonymity. This post
received a huge response from the readers...so I thought I'd include it
here for the new readers:
Sir - this is the 1st time I am
disclosing my experience to the public. My family has been previously
informed of the details. At the time, I owned a small business which I
had started after I finished a 12 year stint in the military. I was then
living near Eldridge, Missouri and was raised in the general area and
knew the terrain fairly well. I had spent time at the US Army Engineer
School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and some of the training included
spelunking. When I left the Army I continued to explore caves as
In 1993 I helped form a local group of experienced
'cavers'. We would get together on weekends and explore some of the
cavern systems throughout Missouri and Arkansas. The experience I am
about to describe took place in the Summer of 1995. I was on my own that
day, which was not uncommon.
I had decided to check out a cave in
Camden County, Missouri which was part of a fairly large system in the
area. From what I could tell, this particular cave had not been explored
for a long period of time. The entrance was very narrow and well hidden.
After squeezing through the opening I descended another 50 feet or so
before the cave began to open up into a series of chambers. I moved
through several of these chambers taking my time to examine the area for
possible artifacts and formations. I finally reached, what I thought,
was the end of the cave.
I started to hear a rustling sound that
was echoing from a small opening near the top of the chamber. I assumed
the sounds were bats and didn't pay much attention to it. But after
awhile I heard motorized sounds and talking. I stood and listened for
several minutes wondering what was on the other side of this chamber.
The opening was about 10 feet above me. I maneuvered my way up to the
opening which was flat and narrow but big enough for me to get a decent
look into it.
As I positioned myself to the front of the opening
I started to see light at the other end. The passageway was only a few
feet long but it was just too narrow for me to move through. As I looked
through the opening there was a very warm draft of air hitting my face.
As well, the air had a very acrid vinegar-like odor. There was a very
large and well lit 'room' with limestone walls. I noticed a small
vehicle that looked like a golf cart but was very low to the ground and
without wheels. I continued to observe until I started to hear voices
that were getting louder and nearer. Something was making its way
towards the vehicle. I had to rub my eyes because I didn't believe what
I was looking at.
This 'creature', because it was not a man,
stood about 7 foot and had brown scaly skin. The face and head were
shaped like a human with a flat nose but there were no ears or hair. The
top of the head had a slight scaly ray or ridge that extending down the
back of the neck. From what I could see it had lips and regular sized
eyes. The arms were very long and muscular with human-like hands. It
also had a massive 4-5 foot tail that tampered to a point. It was
dressed in a gold metallic outfit with long pants and shoes. It also
carried an oval pack attached to its back.
I watched as this
thing was looking at something on the vehicle. I had a high speed camera
which I use to document my cave explorations. I was able to obtain a few
distorted images of the being. For some reason while I was taking photos
the creature stopped and turned, looking in my direction. I'm not sure
if it heard me but it definitely knew of my presence. It then made a
terrible 'hissing' sound as it continued to look in my direction. That
was enough for me. I quickly started making a beeline out of the cave.
When I reached the entrance I was shaking and hyperventilating. I
finally reached my vehicle and drove home.
I continue to explore
caves in the area. I have heard stories of people encountering strange
underground beings but I have never disclosed my experience. A few years
after my experience I went back to the cave but was unable to get near
it since the area is now government property. I can assume that I
witnessed something that I was not supposed to see. It pains me to think
what secrets are being kept from us. To those who say that there are no
non-humans living among us, well, think again. They are here. I do have
the aforementioned evidence of the experience but I do not wish to
release this at the present time. Jerry