Forest Ranger Finds A Mysterious Cabin In California’s Arcata Community Forest With A Huge Surprise Inside
On 31st January 2018
If you spend enough time hiking or camping in the woods, you’ll realize that there’s not much going on. Sure, you can spot some pretty interesting wildlife scurrying around, but beyond that, it’s a pretty standard scene: trees, rocks, bugs, a wayward squirrel or two, and not much else. A strange, mysterious cabin has been found in Arcata Community Forest Park.
#1 Mark Andre
Mark Andre of Arcata, California, has devoted his career to exploring the woods in northern California. As the town’s environmental services director, it was his job to spend time out in the wilderness. He knew the area like the back of his hand, or so he thought.
Mark Andre stumbled upon something he’d never seen before. He’d been marking trees to be harvested in the Arcata Community Forest when he realized something just wasn’t quite right. When he stepped closer to investigate, his jaw dropped. He saw a cabin. And not the usual ramshackle, trash-strewn heap of debris, but a proper house, constructed, if not for the ages, for more than just a brief stay.
The cabin was situated in one of the most remote areas of the Arcata Forest. Mark hadn’t explored this area since about 1985, back when was still just a forest technician. Obviously, whoever built this wasn’t expecting to be discovered.
The well build cabin was 8 by 12 feet and 15 or so feet high, features a concrete block foundation, stout frame, peaked roof, small porch with wooden awning, multiple windows and walls of plywood covered on the outside with brown tarps, black plastic sheeting and lots of concealing forest duff.
Andre said,"I didn’t see it until I was 12 feet from it. It’s in the perfect out-of-the-way spot where it wouldn’t be detected."