Readers, this is a personal experience which came to mind while I was preparing a different post about a haunted road. I was once driving in the Sierra foothills of central California, on the way to a destination I’d never been previously, although I’d gone back and forth over the Donner pass nearby a great many times. I have a pretty good sense of direction always – yet on this road trip, it vanished completely (I should add this was before everyone had navigation in cars!). I was completely, strangely disoriented, and even found myself back in the same place, having somehow circled. Don’t even ask, I still don’t get it. Hours later I reached the place I was supposed to be – which should have taken a fraction of the time spent. After the fact I learned that there’s some lore about the area in which I was lost – that it’s a kind of trap, that people often lose their way there. It was an increasingly eerie, creepy time. Have you ever been to a place that seemed out of whack, out of place – like this or otherwise? Feel free to share in comments!