Sunday, September 19, 2010

Strange things going on at Lost Lake

Lost Lake
Photo courtesy of Richard Johnstone from Flickr



I've recieved several stories regarding some rather interesting things happening at Lost Lake. The Fresno County recreation area, located on Friant Road just north of Fresno on the way to Millerton Lake, has been the site of some rather odd sightings recently.

One witness and their sister in-law were fishing late one evening alone at one of the day beach areas. The witness reported that as they were shining their flashlight on an island across the water, they saw a dark figure moving in the brush. At first they figured it was a coyote or something, but then realized it was too big to be an animal. Just as they were about to turn off their flashlight, the light hit the figure. It appeared to be a young Asian boy, perhaps four feet tall, pale, and only wearing swim trunks. Right as the flashlight was turned off, the person heard a large splash like something heavy was thrown into the water. The witness claims it couldn't have been a fish as whatever it was made a loud splash. They then turned the flashlight back on and searched the area for the little boy, but found nothing. Spooked by this incident, both parties left in a hurry and have never gone back.


The second incident comes from the same two people mentioned before, but this time at a different location in the park. Once again they were fishing late one night, this time off of the broken bridge. Both were talking as their poles were in the water when they looked down towards the water and noticed a large figure in the water swimming to shore. When it reached land, it beached itself and stayed motionless for several minutes. What happened next terrified the two witnesses. Whatever it was, it then stood up on two legs and began to walk around as if it was searching for something. They estimated it was about five feet tall, but couldn't really make out any features as it was so dark. The creature then crouched down on all fours, layed on it's belly and then slithered back into the water and disappeared. Both witnesses were terrified and needless to say, got the hell out of there.

So here we have two seperate types of incidents at the same (generally) location and by the same witnesses. Two possibilities here. One is that whoever told the story is fabricating it, but given the ghost sighting and the stories I've heard about Lost Lake I'm not sure. There's been stories of a young hmong boy hanging himself from one of the trees there as well as several other suicides. Could the ghost they saw have been the same little boy that hung himself?

But what about the strange creature that they saw near the broken bridge? Rumors of a "vortex" of sorts and the land used to be an Indian burial ground have been told for years, but they don't really explain this creature. Granted it was dark that night and maybe they mistook some mundane animal for the thing they saw. But what creature swims onto land, walks around on two feet only then to lower itself back onto all four before sliding back into the water and dissapearing? Plus the fact that whatever they saw was about five feet tall when it stood up. I think Lost Lake needs to be added to the list of places that I need to investigate, so I can hopefully figure out what's going on.

52 comments:

Tom Shepard said...

I'll go with you. Let me know when.

Anonymous said...

Why do the people who saw the first account of the Asian-type boy who said they "never went back", go back at a later date and and have a nasty sighting again?

Anonymous said...

Follow-up on former comment.......upon re-reading account I understand that the same two people went back at a "different location in the park".

Michael said...

You make a good point. If they were freaked out by the place, why go back even if it's to a different spot?

Part of me wants to edit the article to omit that, but since it's their version of what happened I'm going to leave it in.

My best friend made a good point on this. What are the odds of the same people witnessing to different types of sightings at the same general area? I think with this one needs to take it with a grain of salt so to speak.

Anonymous said...

David Hok lives

Anonymous said...

oI've heard many stories about Lost Lake, like people dying after a close encounter with what Hmong people call a "dragon".

Jose said...

I wanted to reply to what Anonymous said on November 19th, 2010 in regards to the Hmong "dragon." While I admit that post was a while ago, I just found this site and was reading about the catfish at Millerton Lake (Number 10 on Strangest of 2010). One particular reply mentioned that a cousin of the poster had an encounter with a "dragon" and died months later. I might be reading too far into it, but maybe there might be a link between the two?

yer.lo said...

for the second incident, that i am very familiar with.. at a city called Newman where the Merced river and San Joaquin river meets.. in brawl daylight, i had a good crystal clear of 10 seconds looking at a dark figure which was too far to make out what it was (300-400ft and just across the rivers from where i stood).. the thing was as big as a black bear as it surfaced out of the water on four legs, stood up like a bear would, walked a few steps, stopped, looked over at me, quickly turned around back on it's four legs and ran right into the water.. it couldn't have been a beaver because it's too big and after going back into the water, it never surfaced nor does it pop it's head out like every other animal does as it swims away.. if you ask me what i think it was, i seriously can't say because it was afraid to be seen..2005

DaughterNature said...

I believe that there are strange things and mysterious creatures in this world that has yet to be understood by us. Because of that, we disregard them as 'real' and some of us even go so far as lie or overexaggerate sightings.

I don't think that we humans will ever have full contact with these creatures until we can truly appreciate and respect their existence on Earth. They will always be in hiding, leaving traces of their presence here and there, and only be seen when their guard is down.

As threatening as they may seem, I believe that they are generally harmless and even possibly confused. The most evil and damage in the world is done by the hands of man. That's one fact that we cannot deny.

yer.lo said...

A story was just past down to me that according to the creature that looked like a beaver/bear I saw was sited at San Joaquin River by Hwy140. A brother in law of mine (my sisters husband's brother) had 2 buddies that went out to a site where I occasionally fish at whenever i can and saw a huge beaver like animal picking and feeding on some leaves off of a bush that was next or near the waterline. Un-thoughtful as they were, in there mid 20's, wanted to throw a rock at it. As soon as one of them picked up the rock and threw it, the animal burst out of that very spot and looked like a "Dragon" like creature. They detailed it to be bright red, sparkling, size was like an anaconda, head was snake like, had horns and hair whiskers, and it wobbled like a fish up in mid air before making a huge splash into the river and swam away with huge ripple waves following behind it. The only thing that came to their minds at the moment of seeing it was, "Beautiful.." before they came to a realize that it's a creature not to be messed with and very deadly in the Asian historicals, they ran like they never ran before in their lives back to their car and went home to tell what they've seen.

Supposedly, the beaver like transformed itself to escape the moment they threw the rock, it felt threatened and showed its true form.

My sister and her husband both just had their daughter at the hospital where I was told the story, so congrats! He told me to not go there and fish anymore because of that event that had just happened.

Date of site: 2011
Two individuals name: did not say..
Ethnic: Asian (Hmong)

Michael said...

yer.lo, I'm starting to realize I need to study up on Hmong folklore and mythology, not only because of these sightings but I find it interesting. Can you recommend a somewhere for me to start? A book or person perhaps?

yer.lo said...

Michael, I'm not sure where to begin. From time to time, I do witness odd scenes and have odd feelings crawling behind my back to let me know something isn't right. But I'm a Christian and when things like that happens, I am clueless to what it is nor am I afraid. In the past, I've seen a human like dark figure that glows as it disappears into the darkest night, beautiful tiny birds like fairies humming, wondering and disappearing in front of my eyes, witness objects flying and falling off of counters at home, dishes and tables making noises in the late night, tv turning on and off, someone running on the ceiling inside the house, whispers in the ear from a far distant, seeing rainbows out of nowhere and of course, the beaver like dark figure.. but of course, my eyes could be fooling me into seeing and hearing all those, who knows. There is in fact a saying in the Hmong belief that to never joke or seek what's out there because it will really come before you when you are in it's territory..

To answer your question, start where it's closest. Find a Hmong family and have the old folks introduce a scary and shocking tale that they know (which they always do have or witness) and begin from there. Hmong people loves hunting and fishing, where they are going, it's the unknown forest and water that's likely to have weird things happen.

These are the creatures that Hmong have encountered in the past knows for a fact that they are true and real: mo hlub(bigfoot), kee kua-em(small monkey like person), poj ntxhoog(tiny female spiritually person), zaj(dragon), nyuj waim(bigger monkey like) and perhaps a few more which I don't know of.. I must first apologize to my Hmong Community people if I happen to miss spell these creatures, but you get my point..

You can try the Asian Community at www.justhmong.com where scary stories are told on the bulletin post.

Nyaj said...

Speaking of weird things happening while being at lost lake, i got a story to tell and yes it's real, the people who witness it are still around and whatever heppen that night... i'm sure is still going on.

About 3 yrs ago, an uncle of mine and his buddy (from Merced), plus both of their girlfriends (from Fresno) went latenight fishing at lost lake. Just to mention, all 4 of them are living together in the same place in Merced at the time.Anyways rigth around midnight, they heard noises from across the river so they did the same thing, shine their flashlights at it. they didn't see anything but right when they turn off their lights they heard crying from across the river, (suab nyiam or crying hmong folks would do at a funeral. the crying went on for some seconds until the buddy's girlfriend started crying. she wanted to go home but the guys said it's nothing and decide to stay a bit longer. Being scared the crap out of her, she decided to walk home from the lake. of course after they notice she's gone, they left the lake hoping to see her somewhere along the road.... nothing. When they got to her mom's place the guys didn't know where to start if she wasn't there but as they knock on the door, she (the buddy's girlfriend) opened the door for them. And even until now she don't remember how she got home that night. However that's not the scary part yet.

A few days later as she(buddy's girlfriend) was home alone, sleeping on the couch, she dreamed someone knocking on the door and asking "can i come in?" In her dream, not knowing who is outside, she answered "yes, come in" and went in the bathroom to wash her face as the door opened. When she actually woke up from her dream, she notice her face was wet and the door was wide open. She search the house but no one's home yet. the other 3 are still at work. so she just waited patiently til they get home and told them about her dream and what had happened. Now they're young and stupid, only in their 20's so they didn't do anything, no big deal it's only a dream right?? WRONG... within weeks only, many weird things started happening to her like talking to someone when no one is present, getting up opening door in middle of the night, wouldn't want to leave the house anywhere and she would NYIAM out of nowhere. (And again, she's only 20 at the time so crying like that (nyiam) would not be normal. after a few months, it got to the point where the buddy got scare and decide to take her back to her mom's place. they did the hmong ritual ceremony (Ua Neeb) and stated that she got in contacted with whatever that was that was crying from across the river when she was crying at the lake. also she let that whatever into her life that day she was dreaming about calling that person in from behind the door.

from what i know, she stayed like that for a while even after they ua neeb for her. i myself just thought she's going crazy at the moment but a few months later she returned to the normal her again. every once in a while we'll still hear her talking to herself but after they moved out of the house and my uncle decided he doesn't want to room with his buddy anymore (about 1 & 1/2 yr ago), i haven't gotten the chance to ask how is she anymore.

Again, i'm no witness to any of the action mentioned here other than hearing her talking to herself a few times before but i did hear this straight from my uncle who live in the same house she does and just like the 2 who mentioned in the article that they won't go there anymore.... my uncle has never been back to that place since. Sorry for the long story, just thought i share it with you guys since it might be related to the article.

yer.lo said...

I have to apologize on the post of Aug 11, 2011. After asking again, my brother n law said to me that it was a few years back when the 2 boys saw what they claim to have seen. Thought I should correct that if anyone is trying to match the story to a friend or relative they may have that happened to or heard of from others.

Kong said...

I go fishing all the time no matter rain nor shine, I have seen it so much it does not bother me. For lost lake I had fish there on many occasions and heard loud splashes like a huge rock or something big all the time at night. It does not bother me, what I'm afraid of the most are crazy people at night when I'm fishing, also crazy people and thieves better watch out I'm always loaded.

Anonymous said...

my uncle was one of the person that commited suicide... before he did he told my aunt that he saw a boy there hanging by the neck

Anonymous said...

The thing that came out of the water could have been a troll since it was at the broken bridge site.

Anonymous said...

Lived in Fresno for about 20 years moved to iowa ...I had few cousin who stayed over night there because the radiator cap wasnt tighten on the radiator(car) and they lost it......so they couldnt drive home but they told me of a similar encounter of a loud splash in the water and weird noise at around midnight .......This location was more upstream closer to the camping area. i myself encounter a creature which burrowed itself inside a fallen tree(the root section)It was evening so i couldnt see it clearly as there wasnt enought light....I was climbing over that tree stomp ...it had a black figure.....So it wasnt one location it had sightings along the river...

Anonymous said...

Talking about lost lake i have experiance wierd things to me once while my family were out there having a family picnic im hmong and i do believe n spirit or ghost as most people would call well back to were i was saying last year on my family picnic me n my cousins we were swimming and as i got out the lake to go grab myself a hotdog from our table a few feet away i felt something pushes me and as i stumble to the side a big'O branch fells right next to me my heart was beating fast at the time i take a look around to c who push me to the side but no one was there it was just me bu myself there was a girl on my other side but she was at least a few feet away it couldnt been her she cant be that fast....i got the chills behind my back but whatever it was i thank him/her or the thing that save my life soo i pretty much believes n good spirit n bad spirit and what save my life was a good spirit or whatever it is luckily i didnt get squish by the branch and im talking a big branch at least 10' long 2' wide and from that high up it can kill some1 if hits a person

Anonymous said...

Talking bout lost lake brings back what happen to me back n 1998 i was around maybe 14 around that time and i cant imagine that i am still alive today cant be any happier than i am right now....well to my true story it was a family picnic at lost lake me n my cousin went swimming and they wanted some hot dogs so i got outta the lake to grab some at out table it was a few feet away as i was walking i felt something pushes me and as i stumble to the side a Big'O tree stump fell right next to me gives me the chills behind my neck and goosbumps i look around to c who push me out of my death but there was no one close enough to push me at all and till this day i thanks to whoever or whatever he/she or the thing that saved me and as a Hmong person i believe n spirit and good and evil spirit and what ever saves me was a good spirit and if it wasnt for that i wouldnt be alive to this day it also gives me the chill to thinking bout it

Anonymous said...

Speaking of scary stories, there are plenty that I've heard. In 1994 I took a Criminology class, we went to the court house to hear/watch a murder case. Two white girls were murdered and raped in the bathroom, not sure which one.

My story in the mid 80's my family we had a family picnic at Lost Lake. After eating we all decided to go cool at the lake. I could remember the area we where at was pretty swallow. My uncle/aunts were crossing to the other side to a trail. My siblings and I decided to follow them. Almost to the trail, my youngest scream and cried out. My aunt scolded us to hurry up. My youngest sister saw something in the water. I saw it too, but look like an eel. As we got to the trail told my aunt and uncle that we seen something in the lake. My youngest sister was terrified, said it had big black eyes and the body look like a
snake figure. And kids don't lie!! After a few weeks later my youngest sister got sick she lost so much weight. My grandparents had to Ua neeg ( Shaman )for her I remember my grandpa had to go back to the area and Hu plig ( calling her spirit to come back ). Thank GOD she is doing ok! Till now she still remember what that thing look like. Us Hmong do believe that there are water dragon (zaj) that surrounds every lake. Hmong ppl loves fishing I suggest u wear gold copper for protection.

Anonymous said...

Dragon is a huge part of the hmong culture. hmong people believe they are descendants of dragon. Every cultural has different beliefs.

Anonymous said...

I remember back in the days around 1996 somewhere around there too long to remeber but as a kid i still rememer when my cousins and our family went to lost lake to spend our summer vaction b4 school starts again we found this wierd Blue reptile Eel looking with big fangs sticking out dead in between those rocks that seperates the fishing side and the kids side we didnt no what the heck that was but it was sure ugly and creepy but we were kids dumb and dont no what it is but now come to realized it damn scary creepy

Anonymous said...

I remember of a story told when I was just a teen. A few guys went out on the water to fish one evening and found themselves in a situation that they never thought they'd ever be in. One of the guys had walked down the stream to fish, leaving the other two behind. After about an hour the two guys noticed that the other guy never came back when he was supposed to. They searched up and down the river for about three good hours. The first hour they focused on where he had gone. They walked down the river stream and saw no signs that the first was there. All they noticed were strange markings on the ground. There was a pile of rocks, a few branches, and some dirt all shuffled around in a small pile. They said that it had looked strange. All of a sudden they heard a loud splash and caught a figure jumping into the river. They weren't able to make it out and ran away scared. As they got back to their original spot they decided to wait for another hour, just in case their friend might've gone further down the river. As night began to fall, they began to worry. Strange noises began to echo and a pungent, foul-odor smell began to linger in the air. Too scared to be waiting at the river, the two walked back to the car and decided they'll call for help when they got back. As they approached the vehicle they noticed a dark figure moving inside their car. It was getting too dark to see so they crept slowly and cautiously, hoping it was just the lighting and shadow. As they got closer they could hear a weeping noise. Right when they reached the bumper they noticed that it was their friend that they had been searching for. He was drenched and soaked with water, like he had gone swimming. They noticed that the friend looked quite strange as he was pale, soaking wet, and didn't want to look at them. They asked over and over again,"why didn't you tell us you were going by yourself and why not tell us you came back to the car? Why are you all wet anyways?" The friend didn't say a thing as they kept questioning him. Suddenly, he got up with a frown look and stared at the other two. He answered,"What are you talking about? I left you signs by the water. I took a shit and left the branches and rocks that I wiped my ass with, together. While I was washing my ass, you two spooked me and I fell into the water. When I got out, I was all wet and had to run back to the car. When you two approached me, I was wet and embarrassed. That's why I don't want to talk to you guys." OK, so I lied. But thanks for taking the time to read it though. Really means a lot to me that you expected to hear a story and I delivered. Chao!! Subscribe if you like....

Anonymous said...

I too came across an experience at Lost Lake. I can't recall what year it was but my family and us decided to go breeze down at Lost Lake. It was during summer and hot.

Anyways, that day was full of people swimming everywhere. Especially by the small beach look alike area where people usually watch their baby's and toddlers swim. Me and my daughter climb over to a rock like island and sat there watching everyone swimming. Where we were, the water was drifting fast. My daughter then said she wanted to get in the shallow water so I said sure. I turn around, just at least 3-4 second, she disappear. All I hear was screaming and yelling, someone is drowning. I look side to side for my daughter, no where to be found. I panic and when I realize, a man from across the river said "I think that's your daughter!" I panic and before I can jump in, a young man wearing a white t-shirt and black short grab her out of the water from no where. They just came out of the water. I was so terrify of my daughter life, I didn't pay attention to him. After 5-6 minutes, when I came to a sense my daughter was okay, I look around for him and he was no where to be found. A young man said he saw him cross the river and went to the other side where people usually fish. I went half way only to see no one on the other side. I looked and looked. I couldn't find him. I didn't get a chance to thank this person and he just disappear.

After reading a few comments above of good thing and bad things, this time, the activity that was strange was a person in a white t-shirt and black short rescue my daughter and disappear, no where to be found. He was almost like an Angel at Lost Lake.

In conclusion, I have heard of many terrible activities at Lost Lake. It's scary to think of it. But Michael, if you want to get in the research of all the paranormal activities there, please update us what you find. Lost lake has its good side and bad side. This time it was good to me and my family.

Anonymous said...

Well i live in merced and i use to hang around the wrong crowd. I've heard of things that people would do there when i was a kid. As a kid i didn't know better so i just shrugged it off. there are a lot of rumors of young girls getting rapped there and killed there. about the young hmong boy my buddies and i have actually seen him but at there time there were about 20 of us hanging out there late at night so we thought nothing of it. i would definitely not go searching for things that aren't meant to be searched. My grandpa would always say, if you got it good just stay that way don't go searching for problems.

Anonymous said...

I think this was in 2011. Fish at sherman rd at rio vista. It was cloudy and light rain and the water is very high, and milky. When I was getting to pack and go home. I tossed out my old bait from the hook and into the water. As I turn my head toward the river. Something made a splash after the old bait was tossed away. I look and only to find a splash. Weird but could it be what they said? zaj? lol Another day at the same spot. I took random picture around the area I fish. It was cloudy and very light rain. Then when I took the picture home to view. One picture has this white mark and look like a human body floating like in a forward motion. I send it in and he reply it was nothing but its paranomal at the time... I still fish there...

Also another different place. I think it was the year 2010. I fish in a cloudy day as usual and the water is very high. But the fish are biting like crazy at the time. I caught a striper off the sacramento river. I put him in a fishing line and tossed him in the water. Later I was fishing and sitting on a chair. Something big. The size of a beaver but that is only part of the body that I can see. Like a seal if that matter but seal on a day like this? I never see seal on a day like this but it seem like it took my fish. So I ran to the fishing line and pull the fish in. The fish is still there. So as precaution, I set it in my box... lol I cannot think what it was then a dark black. Make a pretty good wave. I fish t'll night then went home like nothing happen. I still fish there.

Have any hmong people here ever heard of a falling tree? I didn't believe this until I experience it myself. Same fishing spot. We heard a very loud tree fall as it was cracking and the sound it fall was so loud. Later the week we went back and found no tree that fall. Same thing while hunting. Check and no tree. Old folk's would say it is p-noj-y what ever that spell... lol

Anonymous said...

I remember one of my friends told me when she was younger her brother (hmong) drowned.

Anonymous said...

I was told a story from a family member of mines years ago.
Her and her friends went to lost lake for a little gathering they stayed there pretty late. Her and her guy friend went for a walk just the two of them, I'm not sure which part of the lake they were at.
Well as they were walking they came upon a white figure that looked liked a lady in white. They didn't panic they simply walked away. The next day her friend asked so what did she do? Stumped by the question. Her friend said I know you guys saw here, but the two of them haven't said a word about that night.
Well the whole story to the one I told you is that there was this lady who was getting married she wore a white wedding dress, during her wedding her husband never showed up. As everybody left she stayed and hung herself that night. They say she envy people in a good happy an healthy relationship.

Anonymous said...

My friend told me her uncle drowned at lost lake and the weird thing is he was a good swimmer and water wasn't deep either.
The place they were swimming at is near all the little kids swim at which I call the beach. Then there's the rocky area where people say you make your own jaccuzi and the big empty water where the trail is and swimming in that area you can see a waterfall that's where they swam at.

Anonymous said...

I remember last year me and my mom and my son went fishing. I was waist deep in the water, the area before the waterfall and a hmong lady starting yelling at us saying " get out of water evil fish will get you" and thinking she was just crazy we kind of ignored her. My mom got out to go talk to her and find out what she meant. And the lady explained theres a evil fish with a big fin on its head, looks like a eel or snake and itll bite your legs. we thought it was funny.

Hour later i was still in the water, fishes were swimming around me so i was standing there watching them and i looked up to see my mom just hanging out then i feel something brush against my legs. I look down and i see nothing. I still feel like something was swimming around me and the scary thing is you can see the wave in the water like something was there. I slowly started walking bachwards being freaked out. I had my face super close to the water looking hard. You then see the wave moving around me. Think of it a snake or a rat was swimming, the lift of the water and trail you would see? THAT!! It was like something INVISABLE was swimming around me. I got out and went to talk to the old hmong later and all she can say is "i told you" hahaha

I still go there. I fish all the time. I havent seen anything scarier then that so im not freaked out to go back yet. LOL

Anonymous said...

I was down there fishing some years back and catching some channel catfish at night .We kept hearing branches and twigs breaking across the river and thought ti was one of those beavers or muskrats that live there, they like to swim by and splash there tails and scare you ,lol .but at about 3.30 am , this noise was much to loud , then al of a sudden we heard this big splash in the water . We stood up on our feet, shined the one flashlight we had and couldn't believe what we saw ! A 4 point buck deer swimming across the river . So the mysterious beast makeing the noises was known .But there is more to this story . Since the fish bite was dead, we decided to cross the river the river ourselves at about 4.00am . We walked down the river about 150 feet and found a shallow place to cross over.The water was warm .We then walked up the other side of the river bank because there is a deeper water channel there . We noticed with our flashlight, what appeared to be mountian lion tracks , so its no wonder why that buck made a dash for the water . Needless to say , we packed up and went down the river , crossed over and back to our car and home .

Anonymous said...

Speaking of lost lake, my cousin told me about 8-10 years ago that he went fishing at lost lake one time during the day, and encountered something spooky. He thought a fish bit his bait, so he started to rail in his fishing line. What came up was a cross half his size. He threw it back in the water and took off.

Anonymous said...

I use to live in Fresno and would always enjoy my days at Lost Lake fishing for trouts. One thing I never do is, stay there at night. That is the only place when it begins to get dark, you start to have goosebumps all over your body and the hairs spiking straight. I've heard of many deaths in Lost Lake which I do believe those lost souls are roaming that area. Creeps me out even talking about this but thought I drop in since others are speaking of their encounters. If you don't believe me, go fishing alone at night at Lost Lake. Not only your mind will play tricks with you, but the souls as well. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Anonymous said...

I am not a believer until it happens to me personally, especially the existence of ghost. On this occasion, I attented my wife's uncle's funeral. He died a tragic death coming home from work at the cosino. I knew him as a very good man and a great father to his children. Anywho, during the funeral, every sibling of the deceased must wear a white rag on their forehead. After the completion of the funeral, they are to take them off and properly dispose it. Then, cleanse their hands at the home of the deceased. Well, my wife forgot about that and didn't follow the procedure. Things happen if procedure is not followed, that's why old folks created that procedure. After the wife not knowing she brought it home, we slept normal. A days later after the funeral, we thought about the deceased and was frightened for some reason. Late one night around 2 A.M. while we were sleeping, our fire alarm went off in our home. The wife had me up checking to see if there was a fire or smoke in our home. Of course, nothing I found. Went straight back to sleep. Again, a second time, the alarm went off but for a little longer this time. Got up again feeling a little freaked out, found nothing that would cause the alarm to go off. Checked the battery and it was still engergized after testing. Went straight to bed feeling scared. A third time, the alarm went off and that was around 3 A.M. From there, I couldn't get up to check the alarms. Am not sure if I was awake or still sleeping. However, I saw the deceased person dragged me by my right feet that was hanging off the bed because I sleep on the right side of our bed. Our bed was elevated about 2 1/2 in height, I like sleeping elevated. Anyhow, I feel myself being dragged by this deceased person. I fell off the bed with my right leg hanging up. Let me tell you, if I was dreaming, I would still be lying on my bed. However, this felt very real and I actually fell to the ground. Seconds after I fell to the ground, I woke up and the wife was still sleeping not hearing any of the thumping sound of me falling. I rapidly woke her up scared like never before. We stood awake for about 5-10 minutes. From there, her phone starting ringing. I picked up her phone and answered the call, no one was on the other line and there was no trace of the call. Again, I'm not a believer until it happens to me. You can believe me that I'm a believer now. It was all because my wife forgot to follow the procedure of properly dispose the white headband and cleansing of her hands. From there, we evacuated our home for a good month. Came back feeling normal again. We cleaned the place and found the white headband. Wife's mother threw the white headband away and I saw her physically throwing the white headband in our trash can. Took the trash out later that afternoon. Days later, I was in the bathroom preparing myself for work in the morning. I found the white headband in the bathroom. I asked the wife, "did you grab the white headband from the trash?" She looked at me puzzled and with a confused face, "No, why would I?". I pulled it out and showed her. We both were shocked and very very scared. I'm asking, why us? Why me? Why are you chasing/going after us? We did nothing to you but showed the utmost respect for you and your family? We participated in your funeral to show respect and to show that we cared about your absence in life. Honestly, I think I know why but it was a personal situation that has to do with my wife's father. It is very personal so I'm leaving that out. However, after all the unexplained incidents, we decided to move out because we just couldn't bare another incident like this. Since the move, all was normal and life was much better. True event and I will never forget this for as long as I live!

Anonymous said...

Back in the early 80's my aunt and uncle went to lost lake late at night. They heard a loud splash, thinking maybe something fell into the lake. My aunt can see a dark figure coming out of the water and stand up like a person. They were so scare they took off. I was only 6 or 7 at that time and didn't think anything of it until now.

Anonymous said...

If possible, i think you should be present at a "jingle bell" ceremony type thingy...a shaman in action...one where he is slaying demons. Ive heard some pretty scrary, intense stories about these.

Anonymous said...

this place has been haunted since the early 80s since Hmong people started enjoying the outdoors there...numerous unexplained drownings and disapearances.

Anonymous said...

Yes it is. Dragons taught us how to do weddings. Its called zaj tshoob (dragon wedding). Sorry if I'm not correct.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I think u should leave rhe ghost at piece. If u go and make an investigation on the case, u might get them mad and they might hurt u or fallow u home. It's really hunted there for reals. But its really up to u tho just giving u a heads up.

Anonymous said...

They also change the person name n move out if the house after the ua neeg part.

Anonymous said...

Wow scared

Anonymous said...

All the fresno people have their own story that all I got to say.. all I can add is try the bathroom late at night. This story don't go old an all the people whom I know are different people they all don't knoe each other but tell the same story..oh an if u fo below the dam on a full moon or new moon look for the fire ball or watever n follow if ur interested if u see a feather fall from the sky please don't grab it unless u don't care for your life but either then that all these story are the same repeat what I heard from the early 90s as a kids n still hear about it oh n try foggy days . I know a lot of friend or a friend whom see it say is fake cause they realizes it unexplainable n jus brush it off... but got them drunk n talk about ghost story n bam same story come out .. ps whos dear enought if u run into red eye following you.. good luck..

Anonymous said...

Everybody have there own story even I do but the thing is really is up to you believe or not. People take it as a joke but they jus brush it off. Proof my friend he a chruch boy n we one day was fishing n we was talking about ghost n he would laugh at mee n say lier after an hour I was telling all the story I heard or seen myself he finally said arite I tell u the truth that story u told meeh it happen but I jus aviod cause if u believe u will be the one who accept the ghost cause u remember it n it follow u home. That y he choose not to belevie cause his aunty almost die from that stuff..he jus answer my answer if u beleive u let them live in u if u choose not too they dead in the dark where the linger get what I'm trying to say....the thing my friend say is I go chruch that stuff I don't believe but I see stuff too but is just my imagination ... like they say the more scare you are the weaker u are small shadow the stronger u r the big ur shadow is ...

Jim said...

My cousin's saw something similar too. A creature with the same behavior at lost lake. I too have a story of an encountor with a ghost there too!

Anonymous said...

i use to live in fresno. now i am living in minnesota. when i was living there. i use to going to lost lake once in a while with my girlfriend..one day, during afternoon, but the sun was setting. i saw a flare like a fire, coming out of the ground as high as about 3 to 4 feet, but there was no smoke at all..i told me girlfriend at the time..she look up and saw it too..we drove to that spot..it was about 50 yard from where i stop my car..we look at it. just like a yellow gold flare..i told my gf that i going out there to kill the flare,but she wont let me. knowing this place is hunted..so i step back into the car..and we left. came back fews day early. nothing was burn..

for the boy who hang himself..im not sure about it. but i did have close friend, that his father hung himself there..he was about 5'5 feet.

Anonymous said...

Why can't it just be a boy? Why does it have to be a Hmong boy? What if this was a boy of Irish decent? Would it then be an Irish boy, etc?

Anonymous said...

not true hmong don't believe that they are decendant from dragon.....ur fool of it anonyus

Michael said...

Loving the comments people. Definitely need to revisit the story and location.

Anonymous said...

Lol.. sorry anonymous.. wrong asians.. we hmong ppl don't believe we are decendants od dragons..

Sher Vang said...

anybody not afraid of seeing ghost and encounter one if this story seem to be true, please use a nightvision video or camera to show that it really is happening everytime you guys visit lost lake. I used to be in fresno all my life and gone to that lake numerous times and I have seen no sighting of ghost. if you guys like to investigate and have experience in ghost encounter...show that it is real than speaking from your mouth...remember, action is louder than words...so we would like to see actual footage of a dark figure knowing who really is the main person that hang themselves on a tree...

Sher Vang said...

I am a hmong guy who is Christian by faith...I may believe and may not believe ghost at all when stories have been told when thing don't exist in life in front of my eyes...for those people who had seen ghost at lost lake when I was young and been there numerous time on occasion such as family reunion, picnic, and fishing around the lake, but have not seen a single ghost jump into the lake with a loud splash...I would like any of you to go and investigate with a hidden camera if u happen to have a evp stand for eletrontic voice phemonenon and digital camcorder that is specialized in capturing ghost. then I would happen to believe to see one...coming from the mouth wouldn't express truth but lies...hire someone who have experience ghosts encounter with special tools can surprise us what really happened there and what was the whole story why the Asian boy or father committed suicide.