So here we have an example of smaller beings, but we absolutely have experiences that are much more recent and that tell of beings of a more normal stature to us humans. Such as this one experienced by a member of the Walking the Shadowlands Fb group who wishes to remain anonymous.
So in this experience, the woman encountered a more traditional looking patupaiarehe, from the hair colouring, to his size, down to the red flute he had been playing. What is interesting to note about her account, is the feeling of having been in a trance, and discovering herself way off the path she had been on. So was she lucky to have seen the patupaiarehe, or to have snapped out of the trance when she did? What would have happened to her, had she not? So I am honestly a bit undecided if this experience was a sweet one, or if there could have been some more nefarious intent behind it?
This next experience is actually far scarier, and again experienced by a lady who wished to remain anonymous.
So when I was a kid, I dunno, I was really little – like three, four maybe? We were…. I grew up on our ancestral lands, and Dad was farming on it, and…. Well, anyways we went for a ride out to do some fencing – I think it was fencing. Went out for a ride to do some fencing and we went for a ride all the way back out to the farm. And at the back of the farm, it’s quite a spiritual, tapu kind of place – you know? It’s not exactly a place where you kind of really would just go for a ride. But, it’s the kind of place you go if you have to! You know? If you have to do some maintenance or something like that, otherwise you just leave everything at peace there, family lands. We went out there and it was me, Dad, and Mum. And, we went out on the bike, no dogs, we had no animals with us and Dad was starting to fence and as you do as a kid, you go for the nearest water source to go and play in it.
And I went down to have a look at the creek and the creek was too steep to get down to the water though, but, it didn’t stop me from walking along the edge and just throwing the odd rock into the water, and see if I could see any eels or crayfish or…. anything interesting down there. And, as I was walking along, there was all these bulls in the creek. ‘Cause, I knew they weren’t supposed to be in there. That’s why Dad was fixing up the fences to keep them out of the creek. And well anyways, I yelled out to Dad and said “Dad there’s bulls down in the creek!” So he comes down and he sees them, so he slides down to the bottom of the creek. And, there was this funny, strange mist that all of a sudden comes out of the creek…. ‘cause we’re talking it was a hot day! And it was like mid-day sort of thing, so there wouldn’t be any opportunity for mist like that. And, it just crept up the creek!
All of a sudden Dad screamed, this blood-curdling scream, and I seen some of the bulls come out and, then when the mists cleared – ‘cause, Dad was trying to scramble up the bank and it was fairly steep. So this took a bit of time and um, I was looking up the creek and watching the bulls come out cross the creek, and when the mist cleared I seen two bulls standing there. And, they were like frozen! Just frozen in mid-walk!
And anyways, Dad was panicking, and Mum was already on the bike and had it started and Dad was going – come on (name removed), let’s go, let’s go! And, he scoops me up with one arm and runs for the bike. Throws me on the bike, and we’re heading off and I’m sitting there, all confused. And, I was them what’s wrong? Why did you scream Dad? What was wrong with those bulls in the middle of the creek? Why were they frozen?
“oh, not going to talk about it!” They, oh I don’t know – just distracted me from my questions, didn’t answer any of them. They were both clearly upset about something. And, I didn’t know what, ‘cause, I was just a little kid! And, it was like later on, very recently…. I posted it onto your page, asking you questions about it. Because it’s just played on my mind ever since I was a little kid, cause no one still won’t answer these questions. And, it was you who clarified what had happened, that, that it was actually the fairy folk and one of the side effects of splitting through dimensions, is it freezing time.
Which totally makes sense to me. ‘Cause, when I remember, when I go back and remember this event – that I looked around and everything was frozen in time, except for us! We were the only ones who weren’t frozen in time. And then soon as we got away from the area, everything was like back to normal and, yeah, the sheep were moving, the birds were singing and everything. So yeah!
That was a pretty amazing experience. Did you…. Did you speak to your Dad about it after? I mean, after on the thread?
I did! I said…. I asked Dad about it, and I said to him what I had learned from you, and he said that when he climbed to the bottom of that bank, that he saw a Maori figure, heavily tattooed, right in his face. Just popped up out of nowhere. Poking out his tongue, with his weapons…. Looked like he was going to whip his [father’s], head off. And that’s why he screamed, and he had no idea, yeah so…. That was what made him scream.
And that’s what I actually told you, wasn’t it?
It was exactly what you told me, and it was exactly what he told me. And, he said that down in that creek there is burial caves where the…. our, my ancestors, the chiefs and that were laid to rest in caves. And so it’s a bit of both going on down there, in that particular area. ‘Cause, I asked…. ‘Cause, I don’t remember being scared, I was more curious. I wanted to know what was going on. And I asked you, why wasn’t I scared, and it was because I was just a little child, and it…. That was it!
Yeah, yep, you were no threat. You were innocent, so…. Yeah, there’s no way they would have targeted you. So that was really cool. And, it was so cool that your dad verified what I had told you!
Yeah, yep. He said that if I didn’t ask you questions, he wouldn’t have known what it was all about, and he definitely wouldn’t have talked…. Spoken to me about what happened, or what happened to him, ‘cause, he said it was just truly scary and he doesn’t want to share that experience with anybody.
Yeah, yeah, yeah…. Well it was…. Well what I saw, when I saw it was like all of a sudden it was right there! In your face and it would have been really scary. ‘Cause, I saw the tattoo, the heavily tattoos, and it was a very angry, scary looking face. So yeah your dad would have, so yeah I can understand his reaction absolutely, and I tend to have this feeling that your ancestors were buried there because of the sacredness of the area to begin with.
Yes, that is the whole reason why, because, they kind of knew – like, because we are talking ancient times, like hundreds and hundreds of years ago, before Europeans even came, that they started being buried there. They sort of knew that things would change over time and so they knew that if we got buried here, our bodies would never be disturbed.
Ah, that was very clever – very forward thinking. Wow that’s cool. So what you actually did (name removed), was in asking the questions in the group, and going back to your Dad, you provided healing for your dad.
Well, it’s not only just healing for my Dad, but was also knowledge for our family at the same time about….
About what is actually going on down there. Because people…. Like you know, how you get curious, and you just want to explore certain places, because you’re curious, but there are places you should never go. So at least members of our family can be warned, never, ever go there! It is up to them if they wanted to go there or not, but they will truly get a fright. Just like my Father did, and he didn’t know about what was down there. He’d never ever been in the creek, because he never had to go in the creek before.