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Friday, May 22, 2015
Entity in Burr Oaks Woods?
I received the following e-mail from a man in 2006 which I just ran across again today and thought it would be a good idea to post it on the blog for everyone to see. The next time you go out to Burr Oak don’t go alone! The email is here, in entirety with no editing:
“Hello Margie: I live here in eastern Jackson County. I heard your radio show today with you and those other ladies about ghostly apparitions and poltergeists activities and so forth. The show was interesting and thought provoking. I have an incident that happened to me about 5 years ago that I want to tell you about.
I have told very few people about this. Two of the people I told since thought I was not telling the truth or maybe I was seeing things and did not take me seriously. I was walking out at a State Park called Burr Oak Woods which I live near.
It was a very cold January day in 2001 and probably about in the nearly 20’s temp wise. I used to take long walks in the woods and I found it very relaxing. I was walking in some very dense forests in that park. After walking through a grove of big oak trees I came into a clearing. Right in front of me was a man standing a few feet away from me. What was strange- right away I noticed was that the man was standing with his back to me. I walked two more steps thinking he would turn and maybe say hello or something to that effect. But I immediately had a very strange feeling fall over me.
I sensed that there was something terribly wrong. At that point I wanted to get away from him as quickly as possible. So I started walking away from him, always facing him. I was really a little scared at this point because he still had his back to me. I kept on walking backwards until I got about 100 yards or so away from him. All this time he was still there standing with his back to me.
Burr Oak Woods Photo: Google Earth
When I got what I thought was a relatively safe distance away from him I put my binoculars to get a closer look at him. As soon as I got the binoculars focused on him then at that time he turned around to look at me. It’s as though he knew I was looking at him with the binoculars. It was truly one of the most EVIL looking faces I ever saw on a human being. With two bad knees- I took off running and got out of the forest. One other thing that I thought was really strange: It was very cold and all this guy had on was a seemingly thin pair of slacks and a dark gray short=sleeved shirt. I remember the incident as if it were yesterday.
Any thoughts or ideas as to what this might have been I would be grateful to hear. J. D. Grain Valley, Missouri”
I took a look at a map and Burr Oak Woods is less than a mile away from Lake Tapawingo and Blue Springs Lake, where many strange things have been reported to me over the past few years including bigfoot and UFO sightings, and strange lights in the water. I wonder if the witness did not see a human at all but something else entirely. Margie Kay
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
1401 NW Park Rd.
Blue Springs, MO 64015