In 1951 a group of men were hunting elk in the Big Horn Mountains.

At dawn on a cloudy cold morning the group set out to hunt in the North Trapper Creek area. Luck would prove to be on the hunter's side as they came upon a herd of elk by mid morning. Each hunter was cleaning and tagging their game, as the weather began to get colder with heavy fog rolling in.

The youngest member was elected by the group to walk back to camp and retrieve the pickup truck.

The distance was only two-three miles across two canyons and North Trapper Creek. The weather would hamper the young man's ability to keep his bearings as the fog grew heavier and a white mist rolled in all around.

As the youngster plunged into the thick fog landmarks were lost. The thought of building a fire to wait out the storm, would've been a good thing to do, however the young man continued on until he came to a clearing in the woods.

That's when he saw the faint image of the young boy, in the red flannel shirt pointing him in the opposite direction he was traveling. The young boy seemed to be swallowed up by the fog and was never seen again.

By the way, the hunter was soon on a road that led him back to the hunters camp. After arriving back to load up their game, the young hunter asked his com-padres, "if they had seen a young boy in a red flannel shirt?" The answer was no.

At another nearby camp the young hunter did find another hunter who was possibly saved from certain death or injury by the apparition of the young boy. After heeding the apparition's advice to stop, the hunter did. Taking a look the next morning after the fog lifted the hunter realized he probably would have walked off a cliff.

There have been many other hunting trips to the Trapper Creek area since 1951, but the apparition seen by the hunter on that foggy day has never been encountered again.

The apparition is said to be that of a young boy who got lost and died on Trapper Creek. Maybe he's just sparing others his own fate?

The young apparition reminds me of the story of Welles Remy Crowther. "We will never forget!"




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