Sunday, March 13, 2016

Clack Mountain


  
My Dear Readers and Followers I will say to be perfectly honest I went into this investigation with the intention of a sober expose' on a local legend and did not feel I would find anything unusual. Something rather unexpected did happen up there and my visit to Clack Mountain was certainly bizarre .
 
 
 
 
 From About the mid 70's to mid 1990's There persisted this notion that a place in Rowan County KY called Clack Mountain  was often the ritual site for witches or Satanic cults. I can remember this rumor coming up more than once over time when I was a high school student .Around Halloween  especially groups of Kids would go up there in car loads hoping to see something sinister. I was invited a few times to go ''HUNTIN DIVL WURSHPERS'' But of course never did. I Have always  been a voracious reader and knew the difference between The Diabolical and the more common Earthy Neo pagan groups such as Wiccans ,Druids et al. I assumed that was what was most likely going on up there.Finding out from reliable sources that once located on the Mountain was a Commune of Naturalists/Nudists  many years ago. It is near Morehead KY and being a College Town possibly has had a few Visitors who have gone up there hiking skyclad. Such things may have had the casual Bible belt observer thinking they had seen a ritual or sacrifice about to take place.
  
   
 1925 LEE CLAY PRODUCTS manufactured clay bricks and Pipe and its source of clay was 
 Clack Mountain via the Morehead & North Fork Railroad
 

  Clack Is not very far from another rocky cliff area called Lockegee Rock,which I have been going to for years but I never ended up at Clack mountain until this recent trip as seen in the pics.I never did buy the whole ''Satan thing'' either but I must point out these story's evolved out of Americas Satanic panic era. All one had to do back then was to turn on the TV and see shows Like 20/20 ,Geraldo, or a Current Affair and weekly they would do a piece on how some teenager somewhere was practicing Satanism and murdering people or sacrificing family pets .Such things were taken very seriously back in the day.

   I don't hear those kinds of stories anymore about Clack Mountain but I thought it would be an interesting place to go take pictures and look into it anyway . When I arrived I could see some residences up there and from what I read on the internet people have lived on the mountain for years and have never seen anything untoward. With that in my mind I did not expect the sudden ''creeped out'' feeling I got when I reached the summit.




   The Tall rocks and the view are very nice to see and I usually get energized and get good vibes when I go to such places. In this case I got that feeling you get when you think you are being watched. Strangely when I turned my back I kept hearing the sound of car coming down the nearby road but no such vehicle ever materialized.
  When I got back Home I started to feel drained and ended up going to bed early .The next day I felt weak and unable to do much as If sick. It was not until the following day after sleeping almost 12 hours did I feel normal again. Maybe I was just coming down with something or maybe the place is like one of those sites with heavy electromagnetic fields .Kentucky has a lot of Iron deposits and also quartz crystals, magnetic minerals underground can alter the perception of direction and orientation. I have noticed over the years when I go to Mysterious and unusual places I will often get  an unexplained  rush of positive energy but in this case it was the opposite. I have always been fascinated by the idea of what the late and great Biologist and fortean investigator Ivan T. Sanderson called ''Vile Vortices''. One example being the Bermuda Triangle, however they can be on land also and are said to  produce some interesting effects such as deflecting compass needles.

















I found examples of the usual Graffiti and this Devil head was
looking sinister out in the middle of nowhere 











 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 All In all Many of the rocks are still spectacular and if there ever was anything going on as far as Rituals it may have just been A pagan Group and a few self styled Want to be Satanists here and there wanting to be part of a good legend. When I look at these rocks they remind me of a Naturally occurring version of Stonehenge and would be the perfect place for those who worship nature and the earth and not the Devil. 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. christina manciniMarch 13, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    ive went up there and felt someone watching and I kept hearing a door creek and I heard voices and I got out of there and later that night I felt heavy spirts ,, bad vibes like never before

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    1. I Know what you mean, I wont be back anytime soon.Thanks for the comment Christina.

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    2. The creaking was probably the timbers swaying. I hear that a lot when I go into the mountains. I love that sound.

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  2. I lived on that road for about 4-5 years growing up. There is a house at the end of the road that the rocks are on. I've run go carts,shot guns,learn to drive on that road. I've never seen or heard anything but maybe a deer or two.As a teenager we would set up a little tent and camp out there,closer to the house of course.I'm very easily spooked, but was never really scared out there. Those pictures have been on those rocks for ages. I just think it's kids and the tales that they heard. I have nothing but fond memories of Clack Mtn.

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  3. I've had many, many paranormal experiences and I also live on Clack Mountain, 10 years now. However, I myself am haunted and seem to draw spirits out no matter where I go. They don't just lurk in the dark, scary places; they're all around us just about all the time. I have had some odd feelings, seen things, and heard things. Not all bad, not all good.

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  4. I know I will never go there again! One of the worst things in my life happened there when I was sixteen years old. I'm not sure the place had anything to do with it but just maybe Clack Mountain draws evil in.....

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  5. "...they would do a piece on how some teenager somewhere was practicing Satanism and murdering people or sacrificing family pets .Such things were taken very seriously back in the day."

    I would think that most people would take "such things" very seriously TODAY.

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    1. Robin,I don't know,look at the headlines today it is news for three days or so and then it is forgotten.

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  6. I can remember being about 10 and my cousin who was a late teen at the time coming home freaked out from Clack Mountain. Going up there as most teenagers do and they so happened upon some people performing some kind of 'ritual'; saying that they were doing something sinister with an animal. I do remember that he would not go into detail about it (with us younger kids because his mother would tell him to hush) but said he would never be back up there. From my understanding the incident was reported to authorities but if they actually checked into it would be surprise me; especialluy back then.

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  7. I went a few nights ago and didn't really see anything but I want to go back soon.

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  8. Hello, just seeing if i can post without giving my name. I have a true story I'd like to tell about Clack mountain and the Morehead, Ky area.

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    1. I lived there in the early 80s when I was 11 years old, with my mom who was attending MSU. She worked at a restaurant called the Eagles Nest (not to be confused with the Eagles Nest Apts. that are there now). Anyway, many strange things happened that I can tell you about but 1 thing in particular is that a waitress that worked with my mom, disappeared one day and just stopped coming into work. I remember this vividly as the owners were friends with my mom and it was discussed in front of us kids while we were there in the break room eating after school (which happened a lot cause the owners were very dear people). So after a couple of weeks or a month went by, she appeared again to talk to the owners and she had dyed her blonde hair jet black and it looked like it had been cut with a knife. My brothers and I were eating peach cobbler with ice cream that day and witnessed all this commotion. After talking to one of the owners and leaving the office, she stormed out crying hysterically and left. The owners talked to my mom and us after my mom asked what was wrong with the waitress and they told us that she had gotten into a situation that she could not get out of unless she left the area and she needed to borrow some money to do that. They went on to say that they could not loan her money because they were closing their restaurant, so she left crying. About a month later, she was found on Clack Mt. with a drinking straw in her heart. This was told to my mom by the owners who had gotten the info from the waitress' family. It was NOT published in the newspaper or told any other way, nor were there rumors. Just the facts from her family and the owners who told my mom in front of us. They also told my mom to NEVER trust anyone in Morehead KY. Time went on and we continued to live in Morehead until one day when my mom packed us up and got a ride to mcdonalds where she (scared to death and crying)used a pay phone to call my aunt to please come and get us all. My mother was a very stable calm person and this was out of her character so we know something must have been terribly wrong. And my aunt, to this day, says that she never seen my mom so distraught as she did that day when she picked us up from mcdonalds. My brother wanted to go back and get his action figure that he had left behind in the trailer (we lived in the blue zoo (MSU husing at that time)) and my mom smacked him (which she NEVER ever did) and told him no we were not going back.

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    2. That is just 1 of many things that I observed the 2 years that I lived in Morehead Ky and my mom is deceased now but she through the years, before she died, confirmed that this did happen and I remember vividly as well. I can tell more things that happened but this 1 is the worst by far that I witnessed.

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