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Navajo Nation Hauntings

The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (Arizona) self-guided tour was a good test for our Jeep. It was Jeep territory at its best. We had just washed our Jeep and found that the self-guided tour route was not on normal gravel roads, but over ruts, rocks, sand, and plenty of dust. We bounced over the rough road, stopping at vantage points to snapped photos of some of the most amazing sights found in the Southwest. We were gathering material for a children’s book featuring BooBoo so our focus was on getting some good photographs we could use in the book.

During the end of the tour route we came to a parking area next to a shadow ravine on our right side before the dirt road rounded the end of the ravine as it angled upward out of the canyon. As I passed the parking area I noticed a Navajo girl of about age 14 or 15 dressed in traditional Navajo dress, which consists of bright colors and two smaller Navajo boys about ages 8 or 9 climb down that ravine disappear from sight. I looked around and could find no car parked nearby and wondered what these children was doing out in the heat of the day and in such a remote site. It took us about ten seconds to drive around the edge of the ravine.

I searched for the children in the six-foot ravine but they were gone. I could clearly see each side of the ravine and down the ravine for over a mile and there were no children visible. The closest Navajo home was over a mile away and no parked cars from tourists, just empty land. I have heard that the Navajo Nation was very haunted, but this was my first time at seeing phantom children in daylight with my own eyes.

After leaving Monument Valley, we stopped off at the Navajo community of Kayenta for a sandwich and then headed back to Chinle and Canyon de Chelley where we were staying. We were about twenty miles west of Many Farms on Highway 59 when two large white face trucks hauling coal rapidly approached our Jeep from the rear. We were traveling the speed limit of 55 and the trucks had to be doing 70. I looked for a place to pull over and there were no wide spots, no dirt roads shooting off from the highway. The road had an edge that dropped down so it was not possible to pull over to allow the trucks to pass. I saw that we were approaching the top of a steep hill, so I figured I might find a spot to pull over at the bottom of the hill. Sharon said those trucks were getting too close for comfort.

I descended the hill and as Sharon watched in her side mirror, we saw no trucks come over the rise. We waited, watched, and still no trucks. There was no way that the trucks could have pulled off the road and they were doing a fast rate of speed, they should have been behind us by just seconds. However, no trucks ever came over that rise and when we reached Many Farms, still no trucks. These huge trucks hauling coal are common on that highway and we observed several more coal hauling trucks near Many Farms heading in the direction we had just come. I have heard stories of phantom trucks on the Big Rez, but never thought we would actually experience them ourselves.

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