What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoods? Summer of 2015 I had a guy follow me and my friends while backpacking through the Sawtooth Mountains in northern Minnesota.It was raining for about three or four days straight and my friends were getting really pissy about the weather but really pushed ourselves through the terrain once we noticed that sometimes on the trails we kept seeing the same guy behind us, but he would never pass us or make a camp in the same campsite. It must've been five days of seeing the guy about 100 yards behind us without him passing, and then he stopped appearing after a group of a dozen or so college girls passed us in the other direction. It was kinda weird. The youngest of our group kept saying somebody was in our campsite in the middle of the night but nobody wanted to go see.
>>1514582Not /x/ stuff, but this is the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.I hiked in Colombia once, and I must admit we went to a red zone without considering how fucked up it could be.We were walking innawoods with a group of friends when suddenly a pick-up passed by our side screaming “¡Viene la guerrilla! (The guerrilla is coming). We ran as far as we could, and eventually got to a safe place. I had never felt so scared in my life.
>>1514582>What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoodsWhen the cityfaggots from new jersey and new york closed down my local trail
>>1514620How are people this stupid
>>1514620Good. Now you can have it to yourself
>>1514620explain to me how can the government "close" a trailwhat's to stop me from coming to America tomorrow and walking it?
>>1514582>What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoods?The increasing scarcity of woods porn as the decades march on.
>>1514739>what's to stop me from coming to America tomorrow and walking it?Park rangers.
My friends bought a huge chunk of property in southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley. I went out for a month to clear 10 acres of forest for greenhouses to be built. I was there by myself the entire time and had to stay in a tent because there was no infrastructure yet. One night I was sitting on the edge of this overlook before bed and the entire canyon below me lit up with a huge flash of light and then was gone immediately. I was kinda freaked out, but got over it and just went to bed. A few days later I was talking to a rancher a couple miles down the road and he said the morning after the night of the flash he found 3 of his cows in that canyon with all the blood drained out of their bodies and their eyes and some of their organs were removed. There weren't any tire tracks or any sign of struggle whatsoever near the cows. And let me tell you, this property was in the middle of NOWHERE. Needless to say I was pretty freaked out the rest of my time out there. Lots of weird shit like that was going and the entire area just had a very weird "vibe". I'm normally a very pragmatic person and not interested in the supernatural at all, but after my time in the San Luis Valley, I'm not so sure anymore.
>>1514739>fence off trail>fine you $200 if you're behind the fence>>1514735I don't want to get a $200 fine to use my local trail. And yes, the park rangers and game wardens patrol the spot. And yes, even at night and on off seasons, since it's on game lands and they want to discourage poachers. I even ran into a game warden on that trail in the middle of a snowstorm on superbowl sunday evening a couple years ago, since they saw my parked car and wanted to make sure I wasn't a poacher and not staying overnight
>>1514620I really wish I could say something along the lines of "only in America", etc, etc., but I can confirm that morons like these are a problem in Scandinavia as well.
>>1514620Who the fuck cares if some idiot kills themselves walking on a cliff wearing high heels? Just plant a sign that says "high heels and flip flops are dangerous beyond this point and you might DIE if you go any further" and call it a fucking day.
>>1514861As edgy as it is, I kind of support it. Let natural selection run its course.
>>1514861That's what they've had for the past half a century, pic relatedBut no, when some cityfaggot yuppie falls off the waterfall because they wanted to take a selfie on the edge suddenly their friends' ee fees get hurt if the paramedics don't send out 20 people to go fetch them. And then the paramedics aren't there when someone actually needs them in town.They should do what NH does and charge inadequately prepared people for search and rescue.
>>1514866its not edgy at all, hows a fucking mistake of a not prepared dumbass a reason to close a trail? Just put warnings, so its under peoples fault and they cant sue the goverment.
>>1514893It really isn't. I could see a reason for closing the trail while they get the dead bodies out, but fuck that too, honestly. People need to see more corpses. It's a natural part of life, after all.
>>1514783Just wait till they start abducting those weed plants.
>>1514739>>1514777>>1514835>be American >get arrested for hiking Land of the free.
I was in Estonia camped in a field hidden from some gopnik highrises across the way. Had been paranoid about bears while in this country and had incredibly realistic dream while innatent of a bear sniffing the back of my head from outside through the fabric. Woke up covered in sweat despite the cold night and heard something scamper away, was probably a fox.
Was tripping on our good friend fungus at night and walked down the same 50-100 meter stretch of trail like 10 times. Legit every time I thought I went down it the same path and scenery just started over. Like the forest dun't let me leave.
>>1515434At one point some dude walked up the opposite way fairly briskly and was puffing, was like he was going through the same thing and trying to escape. I was with my friends and the friend at the front of the line started jogging at one point, I never asked why but I guess he was trying to get out of there too.
>>1515434>>1515435I’ve heard other stores like this and they weren’t on drugs, maybe it wasn’t you tripping
>>1514620I live in the same area and am pretty pissed about this too. I am hoping it is lightly enforced or overturned in the very near future.
>>1514739Nothing, unless your caught, biggest I've had was a 78 dollar fine, was walked out of the park like I was a child. I'm always going in closed down trails or parks, so one caught out of hundreds is cool.
Recently spent three nights camping on a mountain with some friends. We set up camp near the treeline. Every night there was a flickering light up on the peak. We were maybe 10km from the nearest settlement in any direction, and didnt see any signs of other people the whole time. No remnants of a fire up there either.
Years ago, hiking the Great Glen Way. There's four of us, two inexperienced (including me), and two with more experience. We've had a good day's hike but getting pretty tired. We've just passed through a small town. It's beginning to get dark and it's a still night. That means the midgies are coming out. If you've never been to Scotland you can't imagine the misery these fuckers cause: they don't suck blood or carry diseases, but they swarm around your face and itch and are just generally infuriating. The insect repellent isn't doing anything and we don't have bug nets. Eventually me and the other noob have had enough: we decide to just call it a night and pitch the tent right now to get away from the bugs. The others go on a bit further hoping to get away from them.The midgies are so bad that we aren't even paying attention to our surroundings. Just trying to pitch the tent with one hand while covering our faces with the other and screaming profanities. Eventually we get it up and dive inside, zip up, and set about trying to kill all the bastards that gone in with us. Finally we're sealed inside our little quarantine. We settle down for the night.1/2
>>1515661After a while, we can hear footsteps approaching. We're not far from the town and we didn't pay much attention to where we were pitching the tent, so we could still be pretty close to the trail. Anyway, the footsteps are getting closer, but only very slowly. Ten minutes pass and they still don't sound much closer. Eventually they get closer and closer until it sounds like whoever it is must be right outside our tent. But they keep going: the steps are totally regular, but they're coming from the same place, like he's walking on the spot. We're lying there in the tent wide awake, listening to this wondering what the fuck is going on. We can't open the tent and look out, or we'll get eaten alive by midgies. In some ways getting stabbed in a tent seems like a better option than going out into that midge storm. But this sound is starting to really unnerve us now. Eventually it starts to fade away, but it comes back again. This goes on for an hour or two before eventually we drift off to sleep.In the morning, all's quiet at first. Then that fucking noise starts up again. Right next to us. Fuck it. We open up the tent and step outside to see what the hell's going on.We're pitched next to a field. In the field there is a cow. The cow is eating grass. The chomping sounds exactly like footsteps. We are idiots.
I was hiking in a small-ish forest patch a bit outside Stockholm. Just wanted to go mushroom hunting but just hiked around looking at mushrooms. Wandered a little deeper into the forest and heard a creepy rustling sound coming from the uphill. I stopped and thought it would be another person since I saw man-made wooden trench like things there before. I stopped and started looking upwards. Something was moving fast. It would stop and move. I only caught a glimpse of it twice. It wobbled left to right and was hunched over weirdly. Only saw the top of it's hairy head and hunched over hairy back. It seemed to be spying on me or something. I stared at it for a while and took my knife out in case a rabid cunt charges at me. Nothing happened so I moved on.The thing seemed to follow me for a bit but then I moved towards it to find out what was going on and it disappeared into the deeper part of the woods. Found broken trees and random burnt patches up there. Didn't freak me out, just confused me. Like a random patch of woods was just rotting in the middle of summer
>>1515663The foreshadowing, the execution, the twist. This story has it all.
>>1515519Where at anon? Sounds fun to camp at tree line
>>1514604American? Very much doubt you would've been harmed.
>>1515738Sounds like you encountered a literal goblin
>>1515459Sober time-warp story, please.
Greentext>be me>2011 just graduated high school, live in eastern Pennsylvania.>Me and my friends go on a camping trip to enjoy what ever time we have>hike to our spot, 2 hours through a valley, over ridges and crevasses>See carcasses along the way, think nothing of it>That night I'm in my tent while my 2 other friends are in the their tents>wake up>Hear shit circling our campsite>whatthefuck.mp3>open tent, grab Spotlight>shine light into treeline >entire pack of coyotes>tactically shit my pants as they near the campsite>grab glock>take potshots>things scatterfucking coyotesHave more if anyone's interested
>>1515751South west of Kodaikanal
>>1515661>>1515663HAHAHA underrated post. This was a great read.
Cops in plain clothes caught me and some friends smoking weed in a pitch black environment on a Christmas eve at around 11pm. We were stoned as fuck and thought someone was playing a prank at first.
I was camping in the bush by my house in Southern Ontario. I have a camp set up there so when I go for an overnight I can spend the day hunting squirrels & rabbits instead of setting up. Heard some unusual groaning noises throughout the day. Felt a little uneasy about it but I didn't look too much into it. Woke up in the middle of the night to the same groaning sounds and then something sprinted by my camp. It was probably just a deer or something but your imagination runs wild when you're alone in the bush in the middle of the night.
>>1515957Hmm, if I can remember, I’ll try to find it later.
>>1515661Kinlochleven or Bridge of Orchy?
>>1516326You're thinking the West Highland Way, no? We were going Inverness to Fort William. It was probably Invermoriston where we stopped.
>>1515459PanicLiterally, to be led by Pan, the classical nature trickster. People used to think he gets you disorientated, and fucks with the landscape.Or to be pixie-led. There are stories of people being unable to find a way out of a field. Fortean Times had some articles on this a few years back
>>1515957See>>1517254It was meant for you!
>>1514620I've hike that trail to the overlook at the top. To be honest I was always surprised that so many people attempted it. It's not an easy hike at all. When I did it it was kind of washed out and there were parts where I was literally climbing with hands and feet all on the same surface. Awesome overlook though. Also I agree fuck NY and fuck NJ so fucking hard
>>1515434kek I had something like that happen too only I was just walking home at night. I thought it was like a .gif looping over and over.
>>1515430>not posting the best versiondriving through a forest fire, melted the plastic grill and bumpers, felt like an oven even inside the truck.
>>1515661>>1515663Best story iv read on here 10/10.
If yer ever in Oregon then head to Bohemian mountain: a massive rock outcropping with a spectacular view of Eastern Oregon and an old abandoned mining town a thousand feet below. One can see crystals twinkling in the rocky terrain on the assent to the ridgeline.The place is known by locals for its, well.....let’s just say it has everything from “midnight light shows” to swelling cacophonous swirls is “tee-hee” laughter that what one can only imagine are pixies or some other wise and harmlessly mischievous inter dimensional forest entity.It’s fucking wild up there. And beautiful.
>>1514783It was the orbs. I even hate going to the cabin anymore.
>>1515971>KodiakanalSounds hot desu
>>1518102Take your meds
>>1517255Couldn’t really find it, but I’m sure /x/ has it if you ask
>>1515971That's in India, right? What is it like to go /out/ over there?>>1518827Are you maybe referring to the story where a guy feels like he gets stuck in a hole in the middle of a forest and that time slows down around him?
>>1518832No, it was a couple driving to their house and the road kept repeating and scared them, pretty short and simple story but the pretty much the same thing as this thread’s story
>>1518839one time I was hiking along GR-2 in France, and I was approaching Paris. I had been going for about a month, and met very few people on the trail. My primary interactions were with people in towns that I went through, who asked very few questions. One night, I was pushing through after sunset, and I see a pair of glowing eyes moving towards me. I strike a defensive position, but I am unarmed because yurop lollll. As the beast approaches, I begin to get a better view of the outline of this creature. It is plump, low to the ground and moving quickly. I flip on my headlamp, and see that it is none other than Lena Dunham who is approaching me, crab walking with great speed. I cast off my back pack, and as gets within striking distance, I jump into the air, performing a flip, before bringing by heel down on her face, splitting it wide open. From there, I decided to call the authorities, who handled it from there. Weird chick, that Lena.
>>1518842Seems like you handled that self-defense situation well, good job anon
>>1518863thank you desu
>>1514783Google 'Chris o'Brien san luis valley'
>>1514582>do hammock camping innawoods>be completely alone because girl who was "totally interested in it" decided to cancel it literally hours before we would've started>ffw middle of the night, sleeping in my hammock>eyes spring wide as I wake up>heart is pounding like there's no tomorrow>have no idea what just happened or why I woke up>hear rustling coming closer>knife and headlight both within a hand's reach>lie there paralyzed as I consider my options for a long few seconds>hear grunting>mfw it's boars>take a deep breath>decide to go for my flashlight>sit up and light in the general direction where I heard the sound>yell out "OY M8 I'M TRYING TO SLEEP HERE FOR FUCK'S SAKE">multiple wild boars>a whole fucking pack>they are startled>they start stampeding around me, some circle me from the left, some from the right>fling my light doing a 360 to discourage them getting closer>it's all over in a couple of seconds>nothing happens>go back to sleep with heart pounding considering just how stupid it was to go camping aloneI mean, they were probably more afraid of me than I was of them, but fuck, that still was pretty scary. Would do it again though, but would want to bring a dog or a companion with me. Problem is, I don't have a dog and my friends don't like wild camping.
>>1514893>Just put warnings, so its under peoples fault and they cant sue the goverment.The public lands I hunt in Texas have warning signs informing the public of the multiple dangers lurking, and as a result I've only seen like 5 other people in the 2 years I've been hunting it.>>1514967The hogs will eat the corpses where I hunt. Texas is fucking based, minus the weather in summer.
>>1515663>>1515661realistic story with genuine spooksnice
>>1515962Yotes scare the crap out of me
>>1519676Good thing you were in a hammock anon. I always hang mine at chest height or so, that way no ground dwelling vermin can get at me in the night.
I was hiking a 12 mile loop to see some water falls in Big Basin one time and misjudged how long it would take and ended up hiking in pitch darkness with 3 miles of strenuous terrain to go. It was bad enough to hike with just enough light to see 10ft in front of me i started hearing steps that was in sync with me. I thought it could be a person but i had stopped several times already and never once did someone pass me. With a mile to go, i distinctly heard the steps being out of sync to mines. It was like split second faster. That last mile constantly pointing the light behind me trying to catch eyes reflecting still gives me the heebie jeebies.
Autumn 2018, TatryIt was such a warm autumn, normaly, there would be much snow at the higher parts, but luckily there wasn't any.I decided to hike at Zawrat, very popular trail at the season, but at the time, it weren't many people, almost none.I went from mountain safehouse, and i haven't met any people for like 5 hours, and suddenly pic related.A crow eating a sandwich, a backpack which it opened, left by someone at the middle of a narrow trail.When i got closer, bird fly away with a chocolate candybar, up to the peaks.I came closer and i saw that next to that opened backpack is a graveyard candle.Crow took out some things from that backpack, like a wallet, which he opened too some medical bills.I checked it, and through he may want to commit suicide, because i heard about very simmiliar things about that place.I was looking for the body, but i didn't find anything.I through he may go at the Orla Perć, and do something from there, but decided to just wait.Half hour later, i saw someone coming down.It was some 16 year old student, who ran from the school, and he was suprised, that something ate his sandwiches.
>>1514604What the hell is a redzone?
>>1520054Colombia has been fighting a fifty year war against leftist guerillas (FARC and the ELN)Presumably a "red zone" was a conflict zone, or perhaps a zone controlDepending on when he went it could have been really bad, fighting was heavy in the late 90s early 2000shttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_conflict
>>1520422> * zone controlled by the guerillasMeant for >>1520353
>>1514620Wow, what a bunch of faggots
>>1515937Probably was a sick fox, some badger like thing or feral cat. I saw a fox in the middle of the city a few weeks ago. Around 9 in the morning. It looked distressed but by the time I walked over to try helping it, it had ran away.
Not woods story, but country side. I was at my home about 10 miles out of town near the wine vineyards and the local river. There were lots of vicious coons and other critters out and about, so I was used to hearing the usual noises. I started to notice some every large coyotes in the area, and started to bring my great grandfathers Winchester with me when I went out side to do my degenerate teenage pot smoking. I wasn't going to let my cats get killed and I did not want them getting comfortable wandering onto my property (no fencing at all). Well one night I'm sitting on the back steps in the breeze way, which was atttached to a vacant building next to my home, and was open on both sides. I was already paranoid due to the cannabis, and hyper aware of every little noise. I hear a rustle inside of the vacant building, and then the deepest, loudest growl I've ever heard. A cougar mixed with a bear is what It sounded like. Out of no where, something fucking SLAMS into the door from the inside. At the time, I weighed maybe 150lbs and there was no way in hell I could've hit it that hard even sprinting at full speed. I immediately cocked my rifle and then realized this little carbine probably wouldn't be sufficient, and quickly ran inside. The next morning, I went to investigate - worrying it might still be inside. There wasn't anything living as far as I could tell, but what i did find told me whatever it was -it was big. The inside of the door (which I was 3 feet away from) was caved in. As wide as the frame and almost from the floor to the ceiling. This was one of the few times I felt true fear.
Around freshman year of highschool, a good friend of mine and my girlfriend joined me on a camping trip up in the hills. It was a legitimate site with lots of trails and a creek and generally a nice place to hangout for the weekend. Well we went on a night walk down about a half mile away from the camp, just chatting and having a good time. One of us brought up cougars, and how they are in the area and that we should probably be careful>yeah that'd be fucking scary! I mean we got knives but a mountain lion? It'd fuck us up!Immediately after we continue, a huge fucking buck leaps out of the bush less than 8 inches in front of me, it was close enough that I could smell it. For that fraction of a second, time slowed to a stop and I as convinced that this was it - I was going to get my throat torn out and my girlfriend would have to watch me gurgle and bleed to death as a cougar mauls me. While we laughed it off, I honestly almost shit myself. I always had this macho preconceived notion of "i'll die with a fight!". It was a very sobering experience of how little I would actually be able to do when caught off guard, in the dark, on a hill, in territory that isn't mine. We walked back up to the tent and didn't do any more night walks for the rest of the trip.
>>1520524What did your parents say? This can't be the end of the story.
>>1520690I was living with just my mom at the time, father had passed away a year or two prior. She didn't know what to make of it. The vacant building wasn't ours so we didn't have to deal with the damage (it was already run down). That pretty much is the end, that's why it still spooky to me. Besides the raccoons going ballistic and the occasional coyote coming too close, there was never anything else like that. I know for a fact there were hogs in the area, but I'd only seen them by the river and the house was at least a mile away from that, and I've never heard a boar make that kind of noise before.
>>1514620Bro. Bro. I proposed to my wife on that trail. Years later, it got blown up, parking lot, public toilet, etc. Maybe now it can be our little secret again.
There is one that sticks with me even now, its not a major innawoods one as it happened at a camping site in North Wales.I was young at the time and it was on the usual annual familyncamping trip. Now the site is small, only a few fields and a dogwalking field in the back, and some trees and scrub. There is also a small stream further back into the trees.>https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-4.2570372,131m/data=!3m1!1e3The campsite on google mapsAnyway, it was night and as usual I was off playing in the fields when I decided to head to the stream. To get there I usually entered the dog walking field (the one that looks mowed with some hay bails) and headed to the NW corner to cross the stream there and enter the copse of trees.As I closed with my crossing point I didnt feel anything was wrong but as I got there I started feeling a bit spooked, like I was being watched. Still I pressed ahead and was going to cross when I heard a snarling growl from up in the trees. I looked up and saw a pair of green eyes, almost glowing, staring down at me from very high up.I turned around and booked it out of there strait it was but it scared the shit out of 9 - 10 year old me.ht back to my family. To this day I do not know what it was, but it scared 9 - 10 year old me shitless.
Boy do I have a story for y'all. It isn't really /x/-tier spookery since I found an explanation for it but here goes:>be me>camping near end of winter with /out/ fren and his SO>remote place just east of Mt. Hood in Oregon>close to Indian reservation>hammock camping for the first time to avoid sleeping on frozen ground>settle in for the night after fire dies down>cozy as fuck and ready to fall asleep to the sounds of nature>darkness falls>hardly any sounds at all>spoopy_silence.wav>hardly sleep>freeze my ass off when I get up to piss>1:30 am.>silence broken by what I can only describe as a "piercing murder scream">sounded like a woman being brutally stabbed somewhere in the distance>was nothing like any animal I've heard before>like completely human>not so cozy now>feel super exposed in hammock like my ass is gonna get bit any second>3 screams later the sound stops>listen carefully for a solid 5 minutes>right when I'm about to relax it returns with a vengeance>louder and closer>just over the hill>oh god oh fuck>panic>ditch hammock and grab .357 revolver from my pack>think of skinwalkers>fumble in the darkness for the remains of the fire>unload hollowpoints and fill the tips with wood ash>hysterical at this point but don't want to spook the camp>back up to a tree and cock hammer>gun pointed in direction of the sound>damn near hyperventilating and considering firing a warning shot>every pine needle hitting the ground made me jump>lose my shit for around 20 minutes before it seems all clear>holster gun and pop into fren's tent>"you cold too anon?">"yeh">we all sardined in the tent that night>packed up and left the next day>had to clean the fuck out of my gun when I got homeAfter getting back to civilization I Googled: "blood-curdling scream in the woods animal?" Led to a NatGeo article and had a video with vixen fox calls. Perfectly matched the sound I heard. I felt really retarded after that.
>>1521054I'm so grateful I learnt about the fox scream before I ever heard it in nature. That shit is fucking NJEThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBpZTo1dlPM
>>1521071For real! Someone shoulda briefed me on that shit before I shit my briefs in the middle of the woods.
>>1521071>>1521076Rabbits make some weird noises, especially their death scream. Sounds like a child.Caterwauling is some spooky shit toohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE7YOJVSoIs
>>1521188Holy fuck that's a noise I'd think more suited to a jungle full of killer beasts than a pine forest. Do you know where that video was taken?
>>1521188Don't forget foxes too. They do a banshee type scream as well.
>>1520527I was strolling along an old train track in sandles once when a deer ran out in front of me. I got startled and stubbed my toe on the track and split my toenail all the way to the cuticle. Bled like a motherfucker, and my toenail fell off about a week later.
>>1521264Read the thread you retarded faggot, that's literally what he was responding to.
>>1521264did you not read who he was replying to?
>>1521268That reminds me of the time I was climbing a tree bare foot as a kid an slipped, ripped my big toenail completely off, fuckin bleed like a motherfucker an hurt like a bitch
>>1521273when I was 5 or 6 I was climbing a tree and fell backwardsa branch caught my butthole and gave me a gash from the hole all the way up to my shouldersomehow I was spared scarring, but it might have something to do with my anal fetish
>>1521275Doesn't sound like you were sparred scarring after all anon.
>>1514882even when I was a kid I saw signs like this I knew not to fuck around and take my hike seriously come on now
>>1521269Why would I want to do that?
>>1521268>split my toenail all the way to the cuticleFuck no.
>first time backpacking>went solo>setup tent going to sleep hear something walking around>poke head out with headlamp and holding knife>deer is walking around my tent eating stuff>I yell at it and go back in my tent>it walks up and sleeps on my tent, collapsing half of it while I'm in the other half>it leaves at break of daylight and I get up and leave as wellwasn't spoopy when I poked my head out, but the noises it made just outside my tent before I saw it were freaky.
>>1521298Maybe so you don't look like a illiterate dick suckling nigger faggot.
>>1521299its actually not that painful, especially if you leave the toenail on and just bandage it. after a week or so it calluses and the nail falls off. the skin is tough by then. just remember lad. leave the nail on as much as possible.
>>1521313Thats honestly fucking awesome!
>>1514620Damn that's shitty. I've had an entire hiking trip cut short 2 miles in because some dumb bitch could barely walk. I was thinking maybe she fucked up her ankle or maybe even gotten bit by a snake. She chose not to wear socks ON A FUCKING TRIP COMPOSED OF NOTHING BUT WALKING.
>>1521320It's more of a psychological thing for me anon, I really don't like my nails (or teeth) being messed with.kek when I was a kid I was wearing some sandals, and I closed the bathroom door but my foot was too close, and there was a large enough gap that my toe could slip underneath. It scraped against my nail and peeled back my cuticle like a sardine can. I still squirm just thinking about it
>>1519666Very spooky. Everything is super weird and just overall eerie in that valley.
>>1514620>mfw instawhores walk past posted warnings in high heelsThat trail was doing the human race a service
>>1520725>Maybe now it can be our little secret again.i hope so too anon
>>1521313>be deer>roaming woods doing deer shit>see some loner bedding down in his tent>walk around and sample some of the fine greens around his camp>loner pops out holding a knife and wearing a headlamp like some kind of spelunker>can see his shadowed face holding a scared expression>lol.treescratching>then the asshole has the idea to yell at me>ah hell naw son>"that tent looks comfy, room for two?">sit my tick-bitten ass right on top of loner's tent>sleep snugly and smugly until the crack of dawn>leave feeling like a total 8-point>never saw him in my woods again>die of chronic wasting disease a week later
>>1521676Top kek. Is than an oc pepe?
>>1521320its the ingrowing afterwards thats a bitch
>>1521268>>1521273Lost mine when I was running on a local trail and rounded a corner to find a buttload of chinese tourists walking towards me taking up the whole damn trail. had no time to slow down had to dance around them on the slope and kicked a fucking rock so hard I fell over. nail came off when I took off the shoe
>>1521676twist ending wowie
>>1522269Yep, made it in GIMP because the story was too good to not make OC for it
I’ve never had anything real spooky happen to me but I end up freaking myself out every time I look up at the stars when I’m /out/.My Grandpa is mildly known for UFO encounters he’s had. Published a few books, gets invited to speak places/on radio etc. He used to be a proper Wyoming mountain man a billion years ago before he became an engineer, and he has these stories about encounters out there, with the beings laying out his life’s plan for him and shit. I’m very much a skeptic in most things but never sure if I should believe him or not; he’s an honest, rational, sane man in all other aspects, and other members of my family claim to recall certain aspects of these encounters when they were present.He’s also told me that one day, they’ll show up for me. And most of the time I don’t believe it at all, but when I’m out innawoods looking at the sky by myself, I find myself thinking “what if it’s tonight?” and freaking myself out.One night, I was thinking that, and two hovering lights showed up in the sky, rapidly getting closer to me. After a certain distance, it stopped and shined it’s light directly on me. I was about to shit my fucking pants hard enough to bore a hole in the rock, until it got closer and I realized it was a helicopter. No idea what or who they were looking for. Another night I saw a weird ass moving crescent light during a meteor shower, no one else saw it, but for all I know it’s a standard phenomenon. Still not sure what to believe. Maybe my grandpa’s nuts. Maybe it’s already happened and they wiped my memory. But it sure makes being /out/ alone at night nerve wracking.
>>1515430Racemixing is a mistake
>>1521054Elk scream like people too. First time I heard that I was 100% sure I was hearing a murder.
>>15145822 buddies & I were night diving in the Puget Sound hunting for prawns. It was ~01:00 & we were ~100ft deep, in the pitch black. We like to do this thing where we get in a circle, turn off our lights, then stir up the water, & watch the bio-luminescence float around us like floating stars in a black watery space. Only this time after we turn off our lights, the water glows just enough to reveal a 4th person sitting w/ us. We were at a dive resort so it wasn't so odd to see another diver, only that it was 01:00 & we'd seen no one else prepping a dive at the dock. He was also alone which was odd considering the dangerous conditions of a night dive in those waters, plus he had no fins or gloves.We wore drysuits because it was so cold but this guy was in a wetsuit w/ exposed skin & we thought that we saw a giant gash in one of his legs. The 3 of us all noticed him & we were too scared to move. It is absolutely terrifying when someone just appears 100ft underwater at night. I can hear my buddies panting into their regulators. The guy just simply smiled at us & waved before swimming away.
>>1523113Fuck bro that’s terrifyingMy initial assumption was you found and old corpse or something
Well, various redneck cousins/ friends of the family have dumped old cars and other things in the woods by some land my family owns. Always wanted to take a friend out there to see how scared they getespecially to the what little is left of an old Boomtown that the forest just ate. You know, some sheep walls. Without telling them the history of it. One time I saw the foundations of a house, that looked modern that seemed to have imploded.And a wall of brambles that looked straight out of a fairy tale next to a small water fall and little pond.it'd creep my paranormal believing friends right out
>>1523113If this actually happened, you either saw a ghost or that guy took the opportunity to pull one of the greatest mindfucks ever on you
>>1522495>He’s also told me that one day, they’ll show up for meAnon, if my grandpa told me this shit, I would never sleep /out/ again.Jesus Christ.
>>1521676This isn't even a funny story, why are you giving yourself yous on multible days?
>>1521054>unload hollowpoints and fill the tips with wood ashWhat is the purpose of doing this?
>>1518832Yeah. Place is full of Israelis. Camping in India is actually really hard to do like in the US due to the forest departments in most states having put in some fairly strict restrictions over the last few decades. Many states mandate you take a guide with you, and getting a permit is annoying. Honestly, I mainly camp illegally and hope the forest guards dont show up. Gotta be careful about the wildlife though. Heard leopards around camp more often than I would like.
>>1524897Skinwalkers are repelled by wood ash
>>1524897>>1524972There's debate over this. It calls for "White Ash". Been lurking since '06, and I think this remedy showed up on /k/ around 2010. Originally it was White Ash tree, then around 2013 when all of the pastas started going around, it transitioned from White Ash tree to White Ashes from a fire.
>>1524833Yeah I’m not sure he realized how fucking traumatizing that was to a kid, lol. But he’s also made sure that /out/ is a huge part of who I am, so I can’t stop.
>>1523113https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Man_factorDon't be afraid of "The Stranger". They mean well.
>>1523113Scary until the end. Do better next time.
One time I shit very hard and hear plop. I'm done and ready to pull my pants up and another plop. I check the toilet and there's two shits! How could this happen?
>>1526808Must've been a shitwalker
>Be me>driving solo through Wyoming, meeting some friends in a few days>Need to camp for night, pull over at first campsite I see next to highway >Pitch tent, go to bed>Get up to take a leak, walk about 40 feet from tent>Unzip.exe>Looking up at sky/trees while taking a leak>See strange, dim, iridescent light near treetops. Maybe 40 feet away>Whatever>Look down, shake, zip up>Curiosity gets the best of me, look back where I saw weird light>Light is now 3 feet from my head, silent, just floating there>Hair stands up on neck>Reach up to touch it>It immediately moves away from my hand>get the fuck back in my tent, zip my bag up over my head, don't sleep, pack up and leave at first lightI'm one of those obnoxiously skeptical assholes, I don't believe in ghosts or stuff like that, but I can't fucking explain it for the life of me...
A couple of years ago I was chilling in my room, probably playing vgs or something, when a friend texts me "I'm going to the forest, wanna come?" Because I live right on the edge of the forest and don't go often innawoods at night I say "why not." We meet at the bus stop and start walking into the forest chatting and putting on some shitty music to ward off the darkness. After some 20 min we reach the big grass patch owned by the scouts of our town and start looking for wood. We google "how to make a fire" because we are incompetent but manage to get it started. Buddy starts playing his guitar while I try to get some pics of the fire, the city lights and of him playing because why not, good memories. One of the pics looks like his soul was leaving his body and he still uses it today as propic from time to time. We start talking about movies and shit, hear some loud noises like screams but decide it's just foxes and keep talking. He starts telling me about skinwalkers stuff he read on /x/ and how much it freaked him out. It's almost midnight and we start hearing footsteps coming towards us, I don't think much of it but fren gets spooked saying it's the skinwalkers and we decide to leave. We basically just throw dirt on the fire and left. The next morning he text me that he is going back there to check if we burned down the forest or not. We meet there and find out that there are sheep a couple meters from where we made the fire.Basically we got spooked by sheep.
>be britbong>camping up at 3000ft>max comfy in tent>wake at 2am>footsteps in the distance>getting closer and closer>they’re right outside my tent>pop my head out>’orite m8’>’orite, lovely noight’>’you got a loisence for that tent m8’>’u wot m8’>’jokes m8, just avin a giggle’>’good one m8, enjoy your walk’>’god save the queen’>’god save the queen m8’>go back to bed
>>1514582Woke up and some guy was in my tent. He was wearing a girlie suit, a plague doctor mask...fucker had the balls to even ask me if I wanted chips.
>>1529081Ghilie* either way it was terrifying.
>>1518832There's an intresting story I saw on a youtube video about the Superstition Mountain range. A guide/hunter/whatever you want to call him said while exploring the entrance to a small cave, he saw a huge mound of red clay (described like the clay dirt you see in Georgia). When he sat on it to take a rest he said he got progressively tired and he felt that time moved extremely slow around him. Almost like being stuck in slow motion as when he tried to move (to keep himself from nodding off). He said he reckoned it took him a good couple of minutes just to hop off the dirt mound. Anyone have any good Southwestern USA stories? The Native American folklore (i.e. skin walkers and such) scare me shitless.
True story.My buddy Mac and his future wife were from SW Arizona and were prospecting/camping just across the border in California’s Imperial County. They had a legal claim in the Cargo Muchacho mountains and had camped there regularly when they worked the claim.This time they were further SW from their claim in some part of the desert they weren't familiar with. The Tumco mine area. They were North of Interstate 8, West of Sidewinder road and East of Ogilby road. They were prospecting late in the afternoon and decided to pitch camp right where they were. Open desert, no posted claims or signs around. It was summer and hot out, they hadn't seen another soul in the area the entire weekend. About 0300 they were awakened by the sound of footsteps approaching their tent. It was easy to hear the footfall crunching the dry gravel as the steps came closer, directly towards their tent. Mac slowly cocked his single-action revolver and loudly stated that they “didn't want any trouble”.The footsteps paused for a moment, seemingly changed direction and then proceeded all the way around their tent, then back off the same direction they had come.
Mac and spouse didn't sleep the rest of the night. Just held each other with gun at the ready. (He said it was the most frightening thing that ever happened to him. It took him a while to get over it, but he eventually did). Later, at first light, they cautiously exited their tent. They packed quickly to leave the area but Mac had to see the foot tracks. He knew by the sound it was a human biped, not an animal, hence the verbal warning earlier. He described a hobnail type boot with tread and construction that was common for the time. It was enormous, bigger that this author's size 15 (us) EE and a stride that he couldn’t match (he was 5 foot 8 inches).They hadn't seen anybody the entire weekend. They had camped in a small ravine that had no previous foot or vehicle track. Mac theorized they had passed the person earlier and he had followed them to their camp with dubious intent.
Mac never camped in a tent for the rest of his life. He would use a fly on occasion and eventually modified his pick-up to be an open air camper where his sense of visibility/hearing/smell would be unimpeded. Mac was the ultimate outdoorsman, taught me a lot about outdoors in general, mantracking, hunting, prospecting. He continued in the outdoors until the last part of his life.I took Mac's advice. I'll use a bivy for bugs. I'll use a fly for wind or rain, but haven't used a tent since he told me his story. Tent’s give the user a false sense of security and a very false sense of privacy. Cutting your own senses off doesn't mean the world can't see your tent and know exactly where to find you and even what direction is best to approach you so that you see them last. I understand alpine conditions, wind, rain, snow, etc being a very different kettle-of-fish. In the desert ? I'll be on my tarp.
>>1529420Fuck that AZ anon here way too many scorpions snakes and tarantulas to out on open desert at night
Northern Minnesota, camping on in-laws 40 acres next to legit ghost town, not rundown buildings, but old basements and sidewalks of a 1900's mining town. Driving in at night, always swore that there was always somebody stepping off of the dirt road into the trees just outside of the headlights range. Camping there was spooky af. We had a 12 person tent for 4 of us. On three separate occasions woke to see what I would call spirits in the tent looking at us as we slept. First time was a woman in a white dress holding her empty hands out to me when I woke up out of a dead sleep at the foot of my sleeping bag. Second time wife woke up to see a ww1 soldier kneeling at the foot of my sleeping bag, she said he was praying. Third time wife woke up and screamed, swore that there was a little girl that looked straight out of "The Shining" standing over her. Prior to this I never believed in the supernatural. All happened in the course of a summer. Lot's of other weird happenings, other family members seeing little girl skipping through the field on the edge of the property, about 5-6 people witnessed at the same time. Locals would stack stones in the middle of the road, would see them at a distance, walk towards them to ask wtf, they would jump in vehicle and take off without an explanation. Exploring the ghost town there was always a really depressed feeling hanging over the area. One time we were around the campfire (about 14 of us) and some homeless looking guy with a husky/wolf came walking up out of the darkness. Claimed he was a neighbor, nobody was buying it, but we played it cool and the sheriff was called. Turned out he lived on the other side of the highway (30min walk in the dark) and was known to be a thief. I was so glad the day I learned that they had sold it to someone else and we would never have to go back there.
>>1519676This is actually my biggest fear. I carry a shotgun with me and the camp fire keeps the boars away, but when I sleep and the fire has gone out, not sure if I could get my shotgun, unzip the tent, get out, turn on flashlight to see where they are, and shoot (to scare them away) before they can jump me... My friends don't like wild camping either, but the faggots are "totally in" for a day trip... Which means I can't get shitfaced and enjoy the comfy night.
>>1529501Scorpions aren't too bad. Been stung several times, usually while working, not paying attention.Never had a snake in camp or really at night.Tarantulas are pretty docile, you really have to fuck with them to get bit. People keep them as pets.Velvet ants are down right painful a/f.Been bit in the face by cone nose bug twice now, probably die from Chagas disease.I'm allergic to bees, so any hymenoptera sting is sketchy. But reactions have dwindled over the years. Desensitized.Don't be a fag.
>>1529420Mac sounds like a massive pussy.
>>1529082What kind of chips?
>>1530554>dont be a fag, elect to get bit by bugs when you could easily avoid it, like me
>>1530886easily avoid it by staying in your mom's basement.
>>1530612Enjoy your false sense of security and eventual conversion to bear shit, Mr. Treadwell
>>1530612Nah he’s 100% right. If someone has malicious intent, being in a tent is a pretty bad fucking place to be. And someone who has no malicious intent has no business silently circling someone else’s camp. If I had been in a potentially dangerous situation like that while totally blind, I’d probably be scared shitless to sleep in a tent, too. Double so if I needed to protect my significant other.
>>1531212How could they get you in a tent? Just carry a gun and you'll be fine.
>>1531396Damn I forgot that I’m literally the only person capable of carrying a gun and have the ability to hit shit I can’t see
>>1519676>>1520077>hammock campingenjoy rabid bats biting you unnoticed while you're sleeping and then getting aggressive hallucinations and hydrophobia eventually ending in death 3 weeks later.
>>1520226>>1520223>Tatry>>1515971>KodaikanalYou non-Americans need to say the country that you are in as well as whatever jibberish town/city name. It is ludicrous to expect people to know some random area of a third world country. You see Americans doing it with which state they're in, why cant you?
>>1531554American hereGoogle isn’t hard
>>1531876>>1531878This is why you at least bring a gun when going /out/
>>1522436Many Internets to you, dear anon.
>>1529081/out/'s first meme. We've come so far
>>1518163Were the orbs green?
>>1523113How I know you've never been diving:>I can hear my buddies panting into their regulatorsYou can barely hear someone scream under water an inch from their mouth, especially in the loud water like the sea.>The guy just simply smiledSomeday maybe you'll try smiling with a mask and regulator and see how impossible this is.Good knowledge of the difference between wet and dry suits, though, overall 6/10.
>>1531554Sorry, I forgot Americlaps don't understand geography beyond the relative locations of US states.
>>1519676I drew that picture back in like 2010. Fuckin whack seeing it float around still
>>1529061>britbong>feet as a unit of measurementtry harder next time
>>1523113Ted Bundy was studying in P-Sound and knew the surrounding forests really damn well. It is still possible to find bones of his victims to this day.
>>1520422you would've been a golden goose to them. lots of ransom money, would've kept you there for months to a year. maybe killed by accident in an airstrike or attack from gov't troops.
>>1514783I've been to the san luis valley in search of UFOs (Just for fun) and man is that place spooky. I can't explain it, but the whole area has an uncertain feeling about it.
>>1532951>Puget Sound>mfw i have a regulator right beside me and can smile with it inlow profile regs existi could hear my buddy laughing once when we were diving in the bahamas
>>1530909He's kinda right. I mean, sure this whole thing was a bit spooky but in the end it was probably just an animal and the footprints were already there when Mac set up camp.
>>1514582Literally an hour ago with my 0 iq went down a bike trail (completely surrounded by shub, some houses occasionly) covered by shrub after finishing a super late night shift. Iv seen soooo many big black bears on this path at day but for some reasons thought I could do it at night (it leads to my neighbourhood, shortcut kinda).Half way in I pussied out at a crossroad and tried to find my way back to the main road. Ended up at this church. Right after taking this pic I sensed something looking at me in the dark bushes near the cross so I said hey bear and something took off (didn't seem to big but idk). Never road a bike up a hill so fast and after a detour eventually found the main road and got home (turned out to be faster too and all downhill with light, i'm retarded).Pretty lame story ik but at least it's real unlike the other gay shit here.
>Hiking in North Wales with my dog>See a Roman fort marked on my map>Neat.gif>Hike up to it and investigate>It's just mounds where walls used to be>Still pretty cool>Walk between old walls>Dog (big GSD) is on edge for some reason>He usually doesn't afraid of anything>I try and picture what it must have looked like>Hairs on the back of my neck stand up>Say "Ave" out loud to myself because autism>Suddenly can imagine the fort with total clarity>It's a sunny day but in my mind's eye it's overcast and raining>No town in the distance>Fort is fully built but shabby>Two guys wrapped up in cloaks looking miserable>In reality it's just me and my dog>Totally immersed in this daydream>One guy spots me and shouts at me in foreign>I feel scared, like a child>They both start towards me>Dog pulls on his lead (he never does this) and pulls me back to reality>He is obviously very spooked, probably because I'm zoned out>Leave the ruins, feel better >Later that evening chatting to the Welsh woman who owns the campsite>Ask about the fort as I thought the Romans didn't go into Wales>"There were a few frontier outposts but the Welsh drove them out">She is obviously filled with pride for a 2000 year old achievement lol>Tells me the fort on the hill was overrun by Welsh farmers >A child got lost in the rain and wound up at the fort looking for grownups>Romans killed him>Welsh rebelled>She tells me not to go up there because it's bad luck for non Welsh people>Mfw I am a filthy angloI'm not normally one for all this spooky shit but holy fuck that one got to me. Felt sick, cold sweats, all of it. Barely slept that night in my tent.
>>1514604https://rewardsforjustice.net/english/sutay_kidnapping.htmlMy buddy received a similar warning and said fuck it.
>>1514582In other words, you were walking the same trail as somebody else, but he delayed for a day halfway to smash some college pussy.
>>1521313Cute deer. I went with some bros and set up a tent in the forest when young, in the morning a bigass moose had went and died 10 feet from our tent. Would have fugging crushed us if it died on the tent.
>>1539653Why would it die like that? I wish I could die on will.
>>1539669It could have been mauled and managed to swim away before collapsing, or maybe it just had a heart attack from smelling humans. It was close to a very wide river and we didn't spend much time investigating the moose before leaving, and probably wouldn't be able to flip it over if we tried. We also didn't want to try in case it carried disease.
>>1539683You could have at least cut out few steaks but I understand you.
Nothing scary, just spooky. Once while hammock camping in the back 60 acres of my grandpa's forested property, about a fifteen minute walk into a section of the woods that didn't border any other inhabited property all farming fields) I noticed a peculiar sight as I laid awake about 12oclock midnight, a distant orb of light, coming deeper from the woods, from a direction I know no one lives (like I said, fields n such). It bobbed left to right and at first I thought it was someone with a flash light, until it began to raise too far off the ground for it to be a person (this was Florida; absolutely no hills to justify such an increase in height), and what's more the intensity would change from an orb off light so bright I couldn't mistake it, to a pinprick so dim that I could only actually perceive it if I looked off to the side of it, (yaknow how you're able to perceive light better from your peripherals).It must have moved back and a forth a hundred feet or so, and what was also odd was that at no point could I perceive a beam of light extending from it like what one might see with a flashlight, it was as if it was a distant star, cept passing through the trees.
>>1540219In these same woods some years prior, I and some friends had spent a weekend our Junior year of High school, our first actual camping trip. It went pretty well, roasted some marshmallow, cooked some chilli, sharpened some pine branches into spears for funzies etc. Until later in the night, round 1'oclock or 2'oclock in the morning. At this point in the story what happened comes to me second hand from my friends as I was sound asleep when it occurred; they swear that around this time, they awoke to such a brightness filtering in through the tent's walls they mistook it for daytime, but we're so sleepy they went back to bed. When next they awoke it was the pitch black of darkness, round 2-3oclock in the morning. Now like I said I wasn't awake, but I've been camping in those weeds before and had similar stuff happen since, but every time I open my tent to see what it is, I find out that it's just the moon shining bright on a cloudless night. But because I wasn't awake I can't be sure; they claim it was as bright as if a headlight was shining down on them, but maybe it was just the bright moon.
>>1518102I have been here before. You hike up the back side of the cliff to a ridgeline summit that has two peaks. We are watching a cloud bank roll in towards us as we climb higher. We summit one of the peaks just as the cloud bank slams in to the back side of the mountain below us. The cloud gets pushed up and up until it clears the saddle between the peaks and streams 1000' straight down the face of the cliff. We are up above this, watching the abandoned mining town disappear in the thick fog that is filling the valley.>> Not very scary at all, but pretty damn cool...
>>1540235... and we are never even touched by the dense cloud / fog from our perch on the summit less than 100' above.
>>1515957Mysterious Universe has done this topic a few times, I wish I could remember the episodes, sorry anon. Freaky shit though.
>>1521054Vixens, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, badgers and rabbits/hares being murdered all make terrifying sounds. Id definitely shit my pants if I didnt know what Im hearing.
>>1521188God, a science teacher in hs had a collection of large snakes that he'd feed live rabbits too. The noises they would make if the snake didnt hit them just right still haunt my dreams 18 years later.
I was gonna make a thread, but I'll just post it hereWhat is /out/'s opinion on Missing 411?
>>1539094fucking sick story man, what an experience
>>1514620Headline news: Fat Americans fucking die out in the woods.
>>1519676Fucking boars man. I live in Florida and recently went hammock camping. It was so hot though that even the boars weren't out. You could tell they had been in the area previously though. All the ground was all torn up etc.
Okay still don't have an explanation for this one. >day hiking with friend in New England>we lived in the suburbs, but it was situated right on the line where things got rural >about a mile off a country road there was an abandoned bird sanctuary>had heard about it for years from my dad and when i was much younger a bunch of my cousins and i went out there to check it out >honestly looked like the raptor cage from jurassic park. A little spooky to look at, at first but it made sense considering what it was used for, just odd seeing it all overgrown>you could tell there were a few man made ponds that had dried up as there were some flimsy metal bridges spanning these craters in the ground>very spooky vibe to the place, we decided to book it out of there when we saw what looked like a pack of wild dogs running along the limits of a collapsing wire fence. It was odd seeing these dogs, coyotes weren't uncommon but they looked too big idk>years go by, go off to college, come back my freshman year for the summer for work, reminisce about the old bird sanctuary with my dad. He tells me that the guy who originally built it killed himself in it after his wife died and he was diagnosed with cancer. We didn't get past the sanctuary/massive bird cage but apparently behind that complex there was a massive house that also sat abandoned where the guy apparently killed himself>zoom back to beginning of story, am off of this country road near the sanctuary and decide to go check it out again. >difficult time trying to find the trail, everything overgrown with briars, finally start to see old wire mesh fence that has fallen over>go around it and begin to see the building that made up the bird cage>now covered in sheet metal to keep people out>about to put my hand on the sheet metal to steady myself when all of a sudden the sheet metal starts to slam like someone behind it was punching it as hard as they could>book it the fuck out of there and never went back
>>1523113this is old pasta, dummies
>>1540307I'd be interested in people's opinions too, I haven't done any /out/ stuff yet cuz I haven't had the chance but his books and shit are terrifying if even half is true.
I've seen loads of weird shit, but no skinwalkies>Camping on Lake Harris up near newcomb NY>hear there's a fire tower near Goodnow MTN>GF and I decide to go on a night hike up to it>along the way there are numerous abandoned and rundown buildings>nothing spoopy happens>get to firewatch tower>rickety as shit, pretty heavy wind>climb up and look around for a while>all of a sudden, wind stops dead, and there's a sort of low "wub-wub-wub" sound>blowoutsoonstalker.7z>suddenly MASSIVE gust of wind, windows shaking in firewatch tower, get hit with the worst tinnitus I've ever felt, splitting headache, and completely vertigo-ed to shit>GF and I are stumbling around the firewatch tower trying not to fall into the stair hole>scramble down, get to solid ground and puke, GF's eyes are completely bloodshot>get back to camp, spew watery diarrheaI can only assume the CIA hit us with an LRAD or something>Camping near Gore, VA>uneventful day, went shooting, sitting by the campfire after sunset>tired, go into tent to go to sleep>had a weird dream about opening a casket in a crypt, skeleton inside is whispering "once the door is opened there is no going back">skeleton gives me a key, open the door to the crypt>wake up about 4:30>pitch black>hear multiple sounds that sound like "fthththphphp aw AW [choking sound] fththphph ugh AAWWW">someone is giving the goatman a blowjob outside my tent>fully nude, grab AR and headlamp, unzip tent>step out, turn on headlamp>crows>at least two hundred of them>probably more>just standing on the ground around my tent>I'm perplexed >stand there for about five minutes wondering what to do>go take a piss>they follow me>make coffee>they stand around looking bored>sun is coming up, this is getting old>"I'm not really doing anything interesting, guys, you can go do your own thing if you want">WHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHPTHP>they immediately disperse and fly to where the fuck ever