First off, let me say that without Valkricy's help on this, I wouldn't be submitting my story. More on her further down.
Last Monday on Oct. 7 I was checking the KCRA 3 news app on my phone. It's how I stay up to date on the local news around here. The headline was "Police Recover Human Remains In West Sacramento" and there was a picture to go along with it. I was busy feeding my critters and glanced at the picture and decided to read the story when I was finished.
I sat down here at my computer and was going to catch up on the newest YGS stories, having nearly forgot about the newly discovered bones and the first thing that pops into my head is "they're probably Native American bones". I don't know why I thought that but instead of checking out the story, I continued to read the happenings on YGS. I finished up on here and went into the living room to catch up on the news.
When I clicked on the story and the picture popped up on my phone screen I noticed an anomaly in the picture. I wear glasses and my phone screen is small so I grabbed my magnifying glass and took a closer look. What I saw made my jaw drop. Right in the middle of the large hole in the center of the picture was what can only be depicted as a Native American man in full dress. And in color. I was shocked that I was looking at a picture of a full body apparition taken by one of our local news outlets but not shocked that it was Native American.
About an hour later, I called Channel 3 and asked the gentleman that answered the phone who was the guy in the middle of the picture. I told him it looked like a Native American and he sounded so bored with me that I asked if he was alright. He said he didn't know and he'd look at it later and we hung up. I bet he didn't look at it.
I grew up in Sacramento and West Sacramento is at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers. The local Indian tribes around this area were the Miwoks, Patwins and the Maidus. The California Native Americans were some of the best basket makers in the world and until they were invaded by and nearly wiped out by the Europeans, were peaceful hunter gatherers who did a lot of trading up and down the west coast and inland.
I still wasn't sure that what I was looking at was for real and remembered that Valkricy had recently helped or mentioned helping Triden with a photo in one of her stories so I contacted Val. I sent her the photo and asked her if she could use her computer powers to confirm what I was looking at. She was in a hurry to get to work but emailed me back and told me she didn't need any computer powers to tell me that yes, it was a fully dressed Native American apparition in the picture and she would take a better look at it when she got home. And she did. And she found more. And I won't tell you what she found. I'll let you see if you can find it for yourselves.
I can't thank you enough Judy for all the help and support you've given me on this!
I am not very savvy on the computer and don't know how to upload a picture so can only provide this link for you to see it. I wasn't going to submit this at all but after talking to Val, she convinced me that it was indeed worthy of submitting. The first one is just the picture and the second one is the news article that came with it. Thanks for taking a look.