Description: While hunting deer in mid October, 1972 in the Mountains near Sublett Lake in Idaho, I experienced a 4+ hour time loss. My father, brother and I had arrived before noon to start hunting. My father stayed close to the truck due to a bad hip. My brother and I then walked off into the forest to hopefully “round-up” some deer towards my father’s location. I remember walking stopping intermittently for an hour; then the next thing I know it is dark, cold and starting to snow. I am still carrying my gun and disoriented. I fire my rifle three times in hopes to let someone know my location and I am in distress.
After no response, I started to head downhill out of the mountains to get to a road or farm outside the mountain range. After 10 minutes of walking in the dark and snow, I arrive at a road and begin to follow it. A car approaches and it happens to be my father and brother. They say that they waited for five hours before going to get help. I was only a half mile from the original spot. My clothes were dry. not soiled or dirty as if I had fainted or laid down somewhere. I had seen no lights or other phenomenon that day.
I have never been lost or disoriented while hunting and knew my way around the area we hunt. I have never had any reoccurring nightmares that I remember. The only thing I walked away with that night were bleeding hemorrhoids. I was 20 years old that night. I am 63 years old now. I have never shared this event with anyone and my father and brother contend that I was just lost.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.