It doesn’t matter if you’re in the woods during the day or at night, they can be scary places. That’s probably why they’re still a popular setting for horror movies. Most of the time, a nice hike through the woods can be fun for the whole family. Until, of course, you find a rotting carcass or a collection of bones. So, put on your hiking boots and get ready. Here are 25 Creepy Things Found In The Woods.
Please note that some of these stories are quite disturbing.
A park ranger only on the job for a month drove into a heavily wooded area and saw a dead man hanging from a tree. He said they see a suicide about once a year. He had to be near the dead hanging body for an hour because he didn’t have a ladder tall enough to cut the body down and that’s how long it took the coroner to come out.
Someone found the Latin words “Per audacia ad ignotum” drawn out in the snow with no footprints around them. The words were only a few hours old. They roughly translated the phrase to English as “Through audacity towards the unknown.”
Another park ranger found a camp set up outside the usual campsites. It was put right by a trail which is against the rules. The ranger went to check it out and found clothing, a sleeping bag, tons of food, and a teddy bear. Nothing indicated there was more than one person at the campsite.
A ranger at Yellowstone was exploring the Lamar Valley, 11-miles from the nearest road. While walking down a trail, he found a perfectly severed deer head with no blood or raggedness. Its head was uneaten and totally intact. He said he’s seen kills before, and they always look mutilated. Not this one. Even in broad daylight, it gave him chills.
One Redditor went hiking in the Ramapo Mountains with his brother and two friends. They brought a tent but decided to hike out an extra mile and stay in one of the shelters on the trail. The shelter they found was visibly dirty with broken bottles and food bags. When one of their friends went behind the shelter, they found bloody clothing and duct tape. Their fear got the best of them but a storm was rolling in so they decided to stay. In the morning, they hiked back and filed a police report.