Calif. hiker: 4 days missing felt like a dream
By GILLIAN FLACCUS
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- One of two hikers who got lost in a Southern California mountain wilderness says she remembers nothing but hallucinations between the night she disappeared and her rescue four days later.
At a news conference Monday after she was released from the hospital, Kyndall Jack said that for most of the ordeal, she didn't realize she was missing, or that she had been hiking with her friend Nicolas Cendoya.
Jack said she began hallucinating the night she went missing in Orange County's Cleveland National Forest on March 31. The 18-year-old said the last thing she remembered was fighting off animals with Cendoya, and believes that actually happened, but couldn't be certain.
In the following days, she hallucinated she was being eaten by a python, and tried to eat rocks and dirt.
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