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1/17/01

What is out in the woods

what is out there

three nights ago

my dreams were haunted with that

over

and over

what is out in the woods

what

what is taunting my ears with

the sounds of

breathing

cracking of leaves and branches

what is howling off in the distance

What is it that resides in my dreams

but

is never known in reality

what is out in the woods

Why do I feel chills when I feel it’s presence

It’s lumbering shape

outside my window

entering my mind

infecting my dreams

What makes my dog whine and cower in the middle of the night

What have we created

What spirit has gorged itself

on the man-made evil

of this place

Why does it taunt me

Why does it care

Well, 13 years ago…
I wrote this while I staying in an apartment in Oak Ridge with my dad.  He was gone a lot, so it was me and the dog for the most part.   Oak Ridge was creepy then, too.

I honestly have no memory of this. (via buffalolake)

John Hendrix, a mystic who roamed the East Tennessee woods around the turn of the 20th century, more than 40 years before Y-12 or Oak Ridge existed, told the future regarding Bear Creek valley that lay between two East Tennessee ridges and Black Oak Ridge just north of that valley.

He first predicted that soon a railroad would be built running from Knoxville through the central part of Anderson County. This prediction proved accurate and caused Hendrix to consider himself capable of even more amazing prophecies. He was told by a voice, he said, to sleep on the ground for 40 nights and he would learn about the future. He did as he was told and on the 41st day he emerged from the woods and beginning at the local crossroads general store he told everyone who would listen about the amazing things he had seen in his visions while sleeping on the ground.

“Bear Creek Valley some day will be filled with great buildings and factories and they will help toward winning the greatest war that will ever be.”

“There will be a city on Black Oak Ridge and the center of authority will be on a spot middle-way between Sevier Tadlock’s farm and Joe Pyatt’s Place.”

“A railroad spur will branch off the main L&N line, run down toward Robertsville and then branch off and turn toward Scarbrough.”

“Big engines will dig big ditches and thousands of people will be running to and fro. They will be building things and there will be great noise and confusion and the earth will shake.”

“I’ve seen it. It’s coming.”

heart-of-a-volunteer:

A billboard at the Oak Ridge Facility, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which warned workers there to maintain silence and secrecy about what they were working on: the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. The photograph was taken in August 1945.

heart-of-a-volunteer:

A billboard at the Oak Ridge Facility, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., which warned workers there to maintain silence and secrecy about what they were working on: the development of the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. The photograph was taken in August 1945.

ladyofrage:

A walk down Melton Lake Dam Drive

quick-catches:

Oak Ridge

quick-catches:

Oak Ridge

whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee,

1944-45.

whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee,

1944-45.

nuclearvault:

Manhattan Project Security Billboards

whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1943.

whattheendoftheworldlookedlike:

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1943.

evenmyegoispink:

Every single time I go to Oak Ridge, I always say “How the fuck did I end up in Oak Ridge?”

…every time