Obertraun, Austria, 2011
I am writing to you from where I live in Gmunden,
Austria. Recently I came across your story about the man who had an
encounter with an alien type creature in a cave in the United States.
The story is similar to my encounter in an obscure cave here in Upper
Austria. This area is known for salt mining and Salzkammergut, the salt
mines of the former Habsburg empire. I am a trained and certified
geologist - I studied at the University of Salzburg and in the United
States at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I have explored and
documented cave systems throughout Austria, Czech Republic and Poland
In May 2011 I was in a narrow cave that a colleague
had recently found. This was approximately 2 KM north of Obertraun on
the opposite side of the descending mountain range in the foothills near
the east bank of Halsatter See (lake). As I moved through the difficult
passageway I started to hear voices emanating from the darkness ahead of
me. I stopped to collect a few sample from the cave wall - chipping it
with my pick. I moved deeper - maybe 50 meters - until I noticed the
voices again. I am familiar with echos and Doppler effect sounds in
caves but this was totally different. I stood quietly for several
minutes until the voices stopped.
Again I moved through the cave
- almost crawling at this point. After another 40 meters I ascended into
a chamber that was big enough to accommodate several people. There were
two wide openings on the opposite side of the chamber - each looked like
it has been excavated by machine. There was also an obvious rotting
odor. As I examined the chamber I noticed an odd red iridescence as I
passed the light over the rock floor. When I knelt down to collect a
sample I again heard voices coming from one of the passageways. At this
point I was terrified and started to hurry back through the narrow cave.
After I squeezed back several meters I was able to turn my head just
enough to look back into the dark chamber.
A yellow light slowly
made its way into the chamber from the left opening in the chamber -
then there were several yellow lights following the first. As the lights
moved through the opening into the chamber then back through the opening
on the right I was able to see the beings. The sight sent fear
throughout my body - I was actually paralyzed.
This is the image forwarded by the witness
as a fair rendition of the creatures
The creatures were humanoid in stature - but these were not human.
Each varied in height but all looked the same - muscular lizards that
walked upright like humans. There is not a better term I can use to
identify these beings. These creatures wore dark colored full-body
uniforms that extended and covered the feet. I couldn't tell the exact
color of the skin but each had a pronounced muzzle. The long tails were
very prominent and swiftly swayed back and forth as they moved forward.
The arms and legs were massive - I could detect the musculature through
the uniforms. There were voices also - as if they were talking to each
other. The voices actually sounded human though I could not detect the
language. There were possibly 20 or more of these creatures as they
walked single file through the chamber and into the other opening.
When I conceived it was safe to move I quickly withdrew from the
cave. I think I may have been in shock because I barely remember
anything that happened from that point until I reached my office. I
decided to keep a private journal regarding my encounter - but I have
not discussed it with anyone else. My colleague who originally found the
cave told me that he has explored the cave since my encounter but never
mentions anything about the chamber, other passageways or bizarre
At this point in time, I am starting to doubt that I
witnessed these creatures. Is it possible that I hallucinated this
encounter - or possibly experienced something from the past or the
future? I am a trained professional who deals with reality - but my
beliefs have been seriously shaken. I appreciate your introspect and
thoughts - as well as observation by your readers. Thank you - Gregor