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Lonely road


Kupala

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I didn't have anywhere else to put this... And it's a little strange.

 

First, some background: I started a new route at my job. This one goes out deep into the old gold camps and ghost towns. I travel up and down two major highways in the wilderness -- the first is part of the famous Ice Road (the very beginning of it, anyway), the second goes out to Circle City, called "Paris of the North" in 1896. They thought it was on the Arctic Circle (which is actually 40 miles north). So... New route. Blah blah blah. Beautiful but pretty boring despite listening to podcasts. No problems with people. Chanting to Hermes to keep me safe on the really bad parts of the road (in my head, I hear "Put on your seat belt!" -- lol).

 

Ok. So it's week 3. I'm driving past the old gold camp when I see a cool looking rock formation up on the hill I'm driving past. I like to stop and take pictures so I'm trying to figure out the best place to stop as I go by. Suddenly a deep chill runs through me. I know I'm being watched by...something...out there. I turn back to the road, turn up the music. On the way back, as I pass the spot, in my head comes the word "Windigo. Windigo. Windigo." Over and over. It's not "my" voice. Fucking slam on the gas. Who cares about moose at this point. I say out loud "I'm not saying that!" because I know "it" wants me to. Once I get up the hill I feel safe again. But I have to pass that spot every week and that whole stretch of road after the gold camp (excluding the lodge, which feels safe) feels "off".

 

I know that sounds fucking crazy but it was really weird. For the record I don't look up at those rocks anymore when I go by. I just pretend I don't see it. That said, I hope I never have to deliver a package to the gold camp -- they can pick it up at the lodge. Fuck that.

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TobaccoFlower

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Use a fire based protection, to keep the energy of flame with you. Maybe a fire cleansed rock that you can activate around your car near there?

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TobaccoFlower

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And by the way.... FUCK that. Nope nope nope. Nope written all over it. That sounds very creepy.

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ArcticWitch

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You're making me want to go on an impromptu road trip to do some occult investigating!  ;)  

 

In all seriousness, though: I know this isn't a "regular" forum post seeking input, but your experience has really got me thinking.  It sounds like maybe you are a little too 'open' at the moment?  If I were in your shoes, I would Craft a type of Protection that forces Things to announce/"knock" first before inserting itself into your mind.

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Yes, IS, the gold camp is supposed to be very haunted!

 

I have a holey stone I was planning on making into a protection amulet. I think I'll wrap it with silver wire too.

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I find Latin an excellent language to repel negative forces.  I know it sounds a bit Harry Potter, but it is the basis of most modern European languages.  Try 'nego accessum ad mentem', which roughly translated means 'I refuse you access to my mind'.  I think this would go nicely with your amulet.

 

By the way, where on this planet do you live? Arctic circles and gold mines sound very exciting!  I had to google Windigos and wish I hadn't, nasty looking buggers!!!

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AuroraBaenSidhe

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Cool/Creepy experience. Definitely wear a protective charm or carry a stone with you. 

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Aefre, wish I had checked back earlier -- I live in Interior Alaska.

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