Dreamy Draw (pretty name) Recreation Area is part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, comprised of several parks. Dreamy Draw Dam has some interesting folklore associated with it.
The summer of 1947 saw a rash of UFO sightings, the most famous of which was the Roswell Crash, but the central Arizona area had 2 crashes of its own that year and Dreamy Draw was the site of one of them.
The first version of the story is that in October 1947, a UFO crashed in the Dreamy Draw area. Supposedly 2 alien bodies were pulled from the wreckage and placed in someone’s freezer. The Army then carted them away. The second version speculates that the UFO first touched down in Dreamy Draw, then hopped about 10 miles to the second crash site in Cave Creek. Rumor has it that the dam was built to cover up the crash site. A large underground vault is also rumored to exist in this area. Officially, the dam was built in 1973, many years after the incident. Uh-huh.
So, last Sunday, when the temperatures were lower than the normal triple-digits we should be experiencing, I headed over there, about 6 or 7 miles from my house, to see if I could sense an alien presence. The low desert is an interesting landscape anyway, filled with scrub and stark, open spaces…little shade to shield you from the harsh sunlight (it does make for some nice contrasts and shadows, though).
In this isolated area, you’re easily by yourself on the trails and the solitude can either help you get in touch with nature or send your imagination soaring.
What are these…dinosaur eggs…alien pods…or, hmmmm, maybe just rocks? Nah, not rocks.
And what’s with the eerie orbs…or are they just lens refractions? No, they must be orbs.
Anything could be hidden in here.
Oh-oh, what’s that? Oh, never mind, nothing…I guess.
You could get lost out here…all by yourself…no one around…everything looks the same in every direction (kinda like the Wild West).
Shouldn’t there be some tumbleweeds blowing through like in all the spooky Western movies?
And why is there a $1000 fine if you try to get to the dam, the dry dam?
I’m pretty sure I sensed it and I’ll have to go back for further investigations…maybe at night.