Saturday, August 25, 2012
A Disturbing New Tandy Hills Mystery With An Ice Chest & Possible Burial Site
It started when I stepped out of my vehicular transport on to a mesquite thorn which pierced the sole of the hiking shoe on my right foot and then pierced the aforementioned right foot, very slightly.
I do not believe any blood was spilled.
Even though the temperature was in the relatively chilly 80s the humidity was making it feel HOT today. That and my possible blood loss had me feeling a bit faint at times as I did the hill climbing.
And then I came upon the thing you see in the above picture. Someone had hauled an ice chest cooler type device deep into the hills of Tandy and left it there at the side of the trail.
Why? I asked myself.
I did not want to look inside the ice chest, so I didn't.
Then, as I looked around at the surrounding area, up the hill, about 15 feet to the left of the view of the ice chest, I saw what you see below.
It seemed disturbingly clear to me that someone had carried something to this spot, in the ice chest, and buried it under that giant slab of rock.
Where did this giant slab of rock come from and how did it get there?
I was not curious enough to left the slab to see if I could see what is under it. That and I thought, with me already feeling faint-hearted, that I might faint on the spot if something disturbing was under the slab.
I'm probably going to be asked where on the Tandy Hills this burial sarcophagus is located. I'll try and describe where this is.
I assume anyone familiar with the Tandy Hills knows where the bamboo tepee is located.
From the bamboo tepee exit the trail that heads east. Take the first right, heading south, up the hill. About halfway up the hill you'll come to the scenes above.