Odd finding on Memorial Day Weekend in the Sam Houston Region

We had another productive meeting with fellow investigators this past weekend. Due to strong storms forecasted for Sunday, our meeting and group activities were disbanded Sunday at noon. Jennifer and I elected to stay in the area at a local hotel Sunday night so that we could try to obtain nighttime audio of the forests after the storms past. We decided to explore some areas that we had not been to before, and made the following possible discovery. Because of the threat of storms, we elected to stay relatively close to the vehicle and therefore did not push our hikes deeper than about 1/2 mile. Due to maintaining integrity of the site, we are not identifying its location other than to state it is east of interstate 45. Here is what we found.

We discovered a blind that overlooks a tank in the forest. It is located among some trees that have grown up on the top of the berm created by the tank’s excavation. The core feature of the blind is a log that has been broken from its mate (which lays adjacent to it) which has been propped up between two trees to sit at a 30degree angle. The log is approximately 15″ in diameter and over 12 feet long. Neither one or both of us could even budge the log in any way. This log formed the main support for the blind structure. The break pattern was of a nature that allowed us to easily match it to the rest of its log laying near it at a 90 degree angle at the front of the blind. This indicates that the log was lifted from its original position and placed where it is now, possible being broken at that time. There is evidence of burning at the ends of all logs in the area (most probably a controlled burn sometime in the past), except for the end of the log in the air, which is untouched by flame.

It is our contention that this blind has an unknown origin in original construction, but has since been added too or even co-opted by a human hunter. It offers perfect oversight and observation of the tank area. There is very little debris onsite that usually marks human use. Had this original log support been of a more modest size, we would not have assumed anything other than a local hunter was involved. Please watch the video and judge for yourself if this is odd.

 

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