I just discovered this sub and decided to post a weird situation my friends and I happened across.
Back in high school we used to go out to a spot in downtown Vancouver WA to hang out.
It was a little peninsula next to the marine park (Tidewater Cove Marina jetty). It was paved and had some benches with a nice view of the river at the end.
One night back in July 2013 my friends and I went down to the spot to hang out.
It was probably after 10 pm or so. We were the only ones there.
We walked to the end and found some items on a bench at the end of the peninsula .
We found a tape recorder, a lighter, and a hypodermic needle. We were curious to listen to what was on the tape recorder. When we hit play we heard what sounded like industrial machinery and a woman’s voice.
Now it was a little hard to make out what the woman was saying but it sort of sounded like she was asking “who are you?” And “where am I?” But I can’t say for sure.
Part way through the recording the battery died.
It was a digital recorder and we decided to bring it back to my friends house to change the batteries and finish listening to it.
As we were walking back we saw two flashlight beams coming towards us. We couldn’t tell who they were, and we were kind of afraid to find out considering what we had just heard on the recorder. We realized they were police officers and they approached us.
They asked us “what we were doing there” and we explained that we were just hanging out and skipping rocks.
Then one of the officers asked us “If we had found any dead bodies?”.
Which my first reaction was to laugh because I had thought they were joking. They weren’t. They were dead serious.
We told them that we hadn’t seen any bodies. But then one of the officers asked us “if we had found anything?” “Like a recorder?”.
Which of course we had to give to them, and explain what we had heard. They told us that we needed to leave and not to come back.
Never once did they ask our names or even to see our I.D.s.
We searched the news for the next couple of months to try to figure out what had happened but could never find anything.
Can anyone help solve this mystery for us?