I've never felt creeped out by hikes or camping trips abroad. But I often get creeped out in the US and Canada. And I think I had a legitimate encounter with a feral man in Tennessee. I guess part of it might be the vastness of the forests and the wilderness but even so when you get "that feeling" it feels deeper than that. I was camping in the Unaka mountain wilderness area and I had a feeling I was being watched. This was a single night hike and I was on the verge of turning around because I just started feeling sick. Not as in feeling ill but I sensed in my stomach something was wrong like I was being watched. When I went to sleep I was frozen with fear in my tent and I heard shuffling outside and just lay there sweating like crazy. I left a pool of sweat even though it wasn't hot out. When I woke up there were prints all around my tent - they weren't boot prints they were in the shape of a human but were flat like somebody was wearing moccasins or something. To this day I am convinced this was a feral person, which have been known to exist in Appalachia. Anybody else feel way more creeped out in North American forests than when they camp abroad? You'd think it would be the other way around due to familiarity. And have any Euros felt creeped out in North America?
>>2554084You can't run away from mental illness. Traveling doesn't make it better anon...
>>2554086>>2554086How is it mental illness. Feral people are documented and it's a first hand experience. Also, many more people go missing in the US Wilderness and many who are found have stories about feral people, or people who hide behind trees. Trust me it's real and I saw it myself. I always get the creeps worse than I had it before when camping now.
Pray to God for mercy and peace and no harm will come.
>>2554088I live in Appalachia and I have seen several things on my hikes that never made any sense. Shifting landscapes, light rods flying past during the day, laughter in the woods, silence so deep that you feel it. The woods of Appalachia are old and plenty of spooky ghosts.
>>2554084>I had a feeling I was being watched.So the gillie suit and new camofluaged plague doctor mask worked out.
In Canada, yes. Mid and Southern US is fine. There is a difference between feeling creeped out because of a moose or bear nearby and feeling "creeped out" like in your story.The only thing that came close to my Canada experience in Europe was in the Finnish Lappland near the Russian border. This is no man's land, No trails, no humans, only swamps, hills, birch forests, moose and bear. I had not seen another person for five or six days. It was early in the morning already light out and I was sleeping with my head against the inner and outer tent fabric. Suddenly my dream starts to get lucid and I dream/hear someone chanting, repetitive like a shaman. Something is pressed against my neck and I wake up. I don't move. Chanting continues. Eventually he releases my neck from the outside and I hear him walk away. It felt like he marked or blessed me for something good and bad at the same time. I didn't lose the feeling for the rest of the trip even today maybe.
>>2554095My nigga you got molested by Vladimir Putin in the woods.
>>2554084Do you live somewhere with nonFeral People? I grew up in Siskiyou County California and now I live in the Mississippi Bayou and there were/are plenty of Feral People in both. No land taxes, no sales taxes, no income taxes, no healthcare taxes, no disability taxes, no social security taxes, just people living, and yes most of them wear moccasins. If a Feral Person isn’t wearing moccasins they’re probably a murderer and will make you a part of an urban legend to steal your boots.
>>2554090yes. that feeling of ancientness is something i love about these mountains and it's why I show them so much respect. just like in the middle of wide open spaces you feel impossibly small, here you feel impossibly young. I want to disappear into this place.
>feral peopleyou mean meth addicts?
>>2554139We call them the "unhoused" now.
>>2554084Perhaps your just a gianormous pussy?
>>2554139Feral people are people who live off the land like hermits. Meth addicts aren't that handy even though they live in rural towns.>>2554158They why don't I feel afraid abroad?
Oh grow the fuck up already. There's no such thing as feral people. And all the stories have been greatly exaggerated by the shock media. The disappearances in USA wilderness is entirely due to it's vastness compared to Europe. If feral people existed there would be better evidence. And just because some hick police think it's true isn't evidence. Quit spreading this utterly ridiculous BS. People will start to blame county commissioners who are innocent.
>>2554163>Meth addicts aren't that handyHow handy do you need to be to chase a small animal for 6 hours straight and eat it raw?
>>2554167No. As somebody who grew up around feral people you're being disrespectful. Feral people are people who live in the woods and are defensive of their territory. They usually can't speak well anymore. They're not fucking meth cooks how would they get their fix deep in the woods? What OP is exactly what you should do if you're being tracked. Don't panic, don't threaten them, don't act scared. Walk until you're out of your territory. They probably will take a look at your camp but it's rare they kill or kidnap anybody (but it can happen).
FERAL PEOPLE DON'T EXIST. You're going to ruin the reputations of entire counties with this bullshit peddling. People who worked their fucking asses off to become county commissioners will get blamed.
>>2554175>>2554167county commissioners are the ones supporting the feral meth addicts. they bring the meth into the woods and give it to the meth addicts to scare them away from the sacred hidden gold
PNW forests, especially old growth forests like the Hoh rain forest, are probably some of the comfiest, most serene, in touch with God and nature that you can be anon. The silence is deafening because you are in an area that (if hiking through national forest land) may not have had anyone in that spot for decades if not centuries. Absolute shame the states of Oregon and Washington, once the end of the Oregon trail where only the hardiest and most driven people flocked too are now liberal nanny states ruined by transexual communists who are not only the antithesis to nature, but actively despise it.
>The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted
>>2554084Actual biodiversity and surviving old growth. Euro forests are practically park greens.
>>2554084I am christian. This world is run by satanists who kidnap 100k children every year. They need a constant source of blood for whatever purposes, the life & soul is in the blood. They probably snatch alot of people out in the wilderness.Trust your instincts. Pray to God and ask him to protect your going in and outs.
>>2554095>It felt like he marked or blessed me for something good and bad at the same timeThat was a curse being placed upon you. Rebuke what happened to you in the name of Yahuah.
>>2554084I feel safe when out, started camping by myself pretty young to be safe so maybe that's why.
don't google "NSA forest people experiment"
>What went we out into this wilderness to find?
>>2554084>Why are North American Forests so Creepy?Because you are a fag, and larper. And conveniently, you can't post any photos of you actually going outside.
>>2554095My buddy and I were camping very remote, late winter PNW. He dreampt of hands pressing along the outer walls of tent, hands feeling his ears/shoulder. I woke to geurilla hooting to my right, then a deep gutteral voice rebuking the hooter just behind/above me. I too laid in shocked terror for about 2 hours until i couldnt handle it anymore, go out fighting. The two creatures thrashed outta there fast when i started yelling. Could be feral folk but I believe in bigfoot. 100%, though be he terrestial or visitor I dunno
>>2554240>if you don't take pictures of yourself doing a thing, you didn't really do itSocial media was a mistake
>>2554277You will keep scrambling to find any excuse to avoid posting photo evidence that you go outside - because you don't have any. Because you don't actually go outside.And deep down, you know that I know, and you also know that the other anons that read this will also know you don't go outside. You'll feel embarrassed and you'll seethe repeatedly, still replying to this in a desperate bid to convince yourself that you didn't fail at something as basic as hiking. You've embarrassed and disappointed yourself enough today.
>>2554090there is a lot going on in Appalachia by the way, not a shop pic related.
>>2554240>>2554281>THERE'S NOTHING CREEPY IN THE FORESTS! >POST A PICTURE CHUDSTFU faggot.
>>2554281>seething this hard because other people aren't insta whores
>>2554172How do you grow up around feral people? Aren't they incredibly rare, especially nowadays?
>>2554369If you grow up in certain bumfuck hick areas of the US you might run into them. You probably won't run into them in your town unless they are really fucked for food (which is rare because they are masters of living outdoors). But if you hunting and do multi-day treks and things like this you might come across them. I grew up in deep mountain country and it was known there were feral in the woods. My dad was never afraid of them and we were tracked multiple times during our camping and hunting trips. My dad would leave out supplies for them like matches. But they almost never took it - it's more to show good will. You have to remember, feral people weren't born feral. They are loner hermits who go to the woods usually after turning 18 or after some catastrophic life event. They feel pride on doing things without help so they probably won't take your "gift" you leave out. But it's a good way to say "I know you're here, I"m not messing with you, I come in peace." Because they have been living tax free and off the gov's radar, often breaking fish and wildlife regulations they're very paranoid of people.
>>2554383But also I don't want to paint a rosy picture. Not all ferals are harmless hermits. A lot of disappearances in Appalachia are due to feral humans, especially girls.
>>2554084OP, that looks comfy as fuck. Not sure what your deal is.
>>2554387Why are retards in this thread acting like just because something is comfy doesn't mean it can't be creepy? A lot of the comfiest places are filled with the most bizarre disappearances. Nobody said it's not comfy or beautiful or fun, if it wasn't I'm sure OP wouldn't be hiking despite his scary experience with a feral human.
>>2554388Because being creeped out is synonymous with being uncomfortable you obnoxious troon
>>2554391Wrong. I've been in comfy areas and heard strange things and still enjoy my time. Being scared of a feral person or a strange occurrence doesn't preclude you from enjoying the nature itself. The adrenaline can even add to the experience.
>>2554388It's not creepy at all, that looks inviting and beautiful. You have issues if woodlands like that make you uneasy.
>>2554400You guys, once again, are misinterpreting it. The look of the forest is not the creepy party. It's what HAPPENS in the forest. It's not the trees that are scary. It's the feral people and disappearances, the screams, the shadow people etc. I've never seen this in Europe. And in places like Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania. even Maine I've never felt creeped out. This is mostly about deep Appalachia and what goes on there.Also you kind of sound like a faggot>Ugh mental health is so so important!!! You probs need to see a therapist and go on le ebic psych meds!!!
>>2554404I live in Kentucky. You know what happens in the woods here if you mind your business?Nothing. Other than possums fucking and coons copulating, nothing will happen to you.
>>2554405Have you ever gone on multi-day off trail treks? Because if you really are in KT and haven't experienced anything strange then I think you're probably being paid by your county commissioners office. Fuck off fed faggot.
>>2554383Are you sure these "feral humans" aren't just retards going into the woods on drugs?
>>2554407AHAHAHAH! You are fucking bonkers. Seek help bud.>>2554409He got spooked by a bunch of rednecks in side-by's playing lynrd skynrd, and thought the Goat Man was onto him.
>>2554423County commissioner faggot fuck off.
>>2554424Nah, I'm going to watch you unravel, thinking the mothman is going to swoop down and give you the creeps or some shit. FFS man, not everyone is spooked by an owl hooting, like you are.
>>2554198I always wondered how descendants of such hardy men can turn out like that. Does ancestry not make any influence in character then? Is it all just a material thing. Who knows
North America is cursed land. Very rarely are the people here not retarded or downright evil. The wilderness bleeds that aura outward. So long as you show no fear, you’ll be alright.
>>2554479>auraTypical crystal-gazing, navel-gazing, self-obsessed New Age bullshit. My Mom was into that crap for decades until she got the menopause and realized no amount of meditation, aura massages, yoga, and incense would restore her youth, grant her immortality, or fetch her a new man post-divorce and post-eggs. She's really weaned herself off that claptrap in recent years. It's all quite ironic, because New Age shit heavily apes Buddhism (superficially, that is), and Buddhism is about NOT gazing at your navel and NOT becoming attached to physicality. Women are of course unable to understand this as a whole gender.Anyway, the Earth doesn't care about you at all. There is no aura or vibe; it's all in your head. The Earth didn't care about the Permian extinction, it didn't care about the Cretaceous extinction, it didn't care when homo sapiens out-competed the Neanderthals, it didn't care when Native Americans genocided each other, it didn't care when white men genocided the Native Americans, and it doesn't care about the Holocene extinction (i.e., what we 8 billion human cockroaches are doing to flora and fauna right now).In 50 million years, we and almost every trace of our civilization will be gone, there'll be whole new continental configurations, new species of flora and fauna, and the Earth still won't care. Pure egotism to think that nature gives a damn about you one way or the other.
>>2554732good post. this is the kind of quality I expect from nu-out.
>>2554734The Earth doesn't care about /out/Checkmate
>>2554084Well, it's a big place. Canada and the US are like twice as big as all of Europe. There's stories around where I live, northern Rocky mountains, about a guy who does this shit. Basically, when a person is camping alone, or just 2 people, and they're drinking and such, and not if they have dogs, he finds a chance to sneak up and put something in the bottle that makes them pass out.I've never heard any stories about him raping them or anything, he just takes pictures of them asleep with their phones, steals some cash and food, and leaves them alone besides that.I used to think this was just a local legend, because the stories were always like "my friend's cousin's boyfriend" and shit like that, but then it happened to a friend of mine and I saw the pictures myself. My opinion is that it's a Kaczynski kind of guy who has taken a different approach.
>>25542774chan is social media, retard.
>>2554475I dunno anom but it's really sad the states are so cucked.
>>2554763No shit faggot but it's a half brain opinion to group it with Instagram or Twitter. You stupid bitch. Send me your address so I can take a shit in a plastic bag and send it to you.
>>2554764As gay as the states are, Europe has it worse. I laugh when people call China a surveillance state, while England has more cameras per square mile, (or square kilometer, if you prefer) than ChinaAnyway, ain't no reason to make a dick measuring contest out of it. The US may have less cameras but they're still watching us all the time, in other ways. We're all getting fucked. The only question is, when will we do something about it?
>>2554772>The only question is, when will we do something about it?As the old adage goes, civilization is only nine (or seven, or three) missed meals away from anarchy. When people get hungry, and especially when their children get hungry, then they'll be ready to burn down the palatial estates of the elite.Of course, these days, it's often too late by the time things get that far, because we're better at providing cattle feed to the poor than in ancient times; and of course we have globalism and planes now, so the elite will simply flee like the parasitic cowards they really are. The only consolation is that they'll spend the rest of their lives as strangers in a strange land always looking over their shoulders, because the world will quickly forget them, but their people will not and those people will be out for revenge (if they can get it).
>>2554205Mr.Ballen is a fucking moron. He always gets his facts wrong and "reports" of pure bs shock shit.
I go out into the middle of the woods at night with a flashlight. I have an internal first person monologue that narrates the adventures.Something out there in the wild was calling me. I had a funny feeling that this would end with me dead in the end, still, my curiosity had overcome my reasoning, I had to do this, I don’t know why but I had to do it.
>>2554856he makes no distinction between truth and tall tale. his whole appeal is his animated storytelling style and everything he says should be treated as a work of entertainment
>>2554404Not really sure what you're on about OP I'm non-american and I don't look at Appalachia and think it looks creepy at all! It looks pretty cosy!
>>2554772Every country in the world has a ridonkulous amount of cameras per square mile they're called mobile phones
>>2554888>Not really sure what you're on about OP I'm non-american and I don't look at Appalachia and think it looks creepy at all! It looks pretty cosyI live in southern Appalachia and I think these fruits are coming down here from NOVA to "experience a wild and spiritual journey of personal growth," but then they lie down on their $600 worth of doubled-up self-inflating mattresses and let Deliverance, a few specific X-Files episodes, and Sasquatch and ghost hunter shlock TV shows run their imaginations wild.It's especially fuckwitted because cryptid hunter shows deploy shitloads of (probably prop) equipment and still have to shake pots and pans off-camera to pretend they found anything at all.
>>2554285I'm not schizo so you'll have to explain what's "going on" in your picture.
>>2554772>England has more cameras per square mileAbsolutely useless way of comparing countries. You put cameras where the people are. China is fucking huge. Everyone lives near the coast in the south. There are vast deserts where no one goes. England is really small. Every square inch has been inhabited since Roman times.I'm not saying that cameras everywhere is good. It isn't. But try to use your head for more then a hat rack.
>>2554163>They why don't I feel afraid abroad?No joggers?
>>2554084it's probably the grass thick grass is synonymous with creepy insects and reptiles
>>2554240>anything I don't like is a LARPfucking tired of you people ruining the board
>>2554095Something similar happened to me while solo camping in San Jacinto. I was in my tent when I suddenly wake up to this beautiful naked woman touching me! Yelled you can’t touch my “NONONO ZONE!” And started to pummel her. Then all the sudden I wake up. Like nothing ever happened. Moral of the story don’t let wenches of the woods touch you nono zone.
What path do you choose?
>>2554084do you know how to get to bells canyon?
>>2555522Ah yes, the the beast from the woods, we meet again.https://youtu.be/BRtI3P7pJO0
>>2554084I've spent a lot of time in forests in many different parts of the US and Canada. Appalachia easily the creepiest, but I'd put the dense damp literal rainforests of the PNW as second. I've had encounters with "hill folk" in the Cascades that would rival any WV holler or Ozark backwoods, people that look very clearly "devolved." A far lesser known creepy woods spot is the Uinta Range in NE Utah, this is not far from the Skinwalker Ranch and I've never had such a strong feeling that I was being watched.
>>2555513When in doubt, the right way.
>>2554084Cuz the Wendigos
German forests are fucking fake and gay.They feel more like Tree Factories than wilderness.Everything fucking sucks here.
>>2554919>He doesn´t have severe Pareidolia...ngmi
>>2554888It is. >>2554893The fucking barrage of idiotic films and programs that make anyone not living in an overcrowded city look like a sociopath does not help things, but yes, the puerile tripe you mentioned does not help.
>>2555513If I'm dressed like that, and with a near empty pack, I'm turning around and going home.
>>2554084>feral man in Tennesseenah the meth's just really good out there
>>2555806this. I fucking hate it here. The only forest I know of that is nice is the black forrest. The problem I have is that everywhere is infrastructure of some kind so you can't go off track. Plus everywhere are parking lots so everyone can go to the good places without any problems.
>>2554084They aren't. You have a mental problem.>>2554086this anon gets it.>>2554090post tits
>>2554090>silence so deep you feel itMost sounds are explainable. Sometimes the woods fucks with the noise of a trickling stream to make it sound like someone, eternally out of line of sight, is talking. Animal calls are warped in unusual ways to sound like vehicles, and sometimes that twig that snapped just decided to do so on its own. That silence though... I've never found an explanation for those moments when you feel like screaming wont make a sound.
>>2554095God bless Russia's inability to regulate their forests like annoying Americans do
>>2554101Putin Derrangement Syndrome. Ukraine is losing. Get over it.
>>2554084The historical poverty in the area lends credence to your words. I'll believe it.
>>2554126Could you tell more about feral people? I've passed through Weed before. That whole area is wilderness. Didn't run into any feral people though. Why would you leave? It's so damn pretty out there. Mississippi swamp I spent a lot of my childhood there but it was within a retirement community visiting my grandparents. Didn't get to explore. Very, very muggy. Full of bugs.
>>2554198What are you talking about? They have some seriously strict laws to protect the wilderness. They segregate the shit you're taking about. Why are you in the cities with the homeless? Why are people so ignorant of the PNW? How many retards can there be on this website? Is it sour grapes because you think you can't afford to live there? There's plenty of small mountain towns you could move to. Your neighbors will all be white, and addicted to meth. The homeless are white too. It's a white haven!
>>2554234Yahweh is scary af though. He will try get you to kill your own child to prove you love him, he'll tell you to conquer city-states and kill everything but the young virgins (who will be taken back to the war camp as booty), he'll tell you you're chosen by him as special but because of this everyone will hate you and persecute you, etc. Just a lot of drama, don't pay heed to that desert demon
>>2554233That's a funny way to spell elite jews
>>2554084Idk I live in Michigan. Parents have 40 acres of land, never once camped in it because it gives myself and others the heebie jeebies at night. During the day all is well. Dad allegedly saw people in 1800's clothing one time walking down to the barn, handful of times of sounding like I was being stalked by something, yet nothing visible, in the 90's myself and some halloween gatherers at neighbors saw the obligatory Black Triangle. Maybe a freak space time warp there.Also:>was part of larger acreage >another house was around 1/2 mile NW of the current one >numerous people died of fever in the winter>bodies stored in the attic>nearby swamp has 4 large stones at the 4 cardinal directions
>>2556330new growth/old growth is logging industry propaganda that won't die
>>2554164there's literally dozens of Wikipedia articles on well documented feral people and the efforts we have taken to see if they can be normalized. Jesus fucking Christ read a book once in a while you troglodyte
Anywhere particularly creepy and isolated I can visit in New Mexico? Looking for a good thrill, solo night hiking, getting chased by satanists after accidentally stumbling on their territory, sex with skinwalkers whatever.
>>2556481NMfag here, check out Mogollon, north of Silver City. Proper ghost town. Also old Highway 666 from Shiprock to Gallup after dark is spooky as all fuck. Bring a full tank of gas and a large firearm. NM is a CURSED land.
>>2555806You're not even German. You are some kind of lowlander. There is plenty of natural forest in the hill country. Not oldgrowth of course but you scarcely even find that in Scandinavia nowdays.
>>2556487That's also rez land. Don't be fucking about off highway after dark, playing spooky-spook with a gun on rez land.
>>2556481Sacramento or Timberon, doesn't have a gas station, elk everywhere, no street lights, pretty much no paved roads
>>2556481>>2556499also plenty of camping and spots on the way out to the VLA, it's very remote without lights for the satellite dishes, so no light pollution out thereft stanton near ruidoso is worth seein, valley of fires is up the road from the stallion gate that leads to the Trinity Test Site (1st atomic detonation but that's only open 2days out of the year since it's on airforce missile land)
>>2556490halt die fresse du dummer hurensohn
>>2555806not bad considering what they looked like off and on the last 100 years
>>2554146Unironically, the term is “people experiencing homelessness” News headline: “woman hit by train at 2am was experiencing homelessness”
>>2554084Trust your gut feeling, it's 99% of the time right.If you feel watched, you are being watched.If it's a hunter, deer or a squirrel watching you it will be the same feeling.A 6th sense a select few have unlocked.jhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhoppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppuu77777888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888pthat's my cats warning to you
>>2556543The next PC term will be "residentially challenged" mark my words.
I understand that some people who make /x/ tier posts can be pretty gay sometimes, but the people who counterpost come off as spiritually dead and gay. These people have never camped somewhere without a park bench. Soul dead people tend not to be welcome in the wild.
>>2554084There is nothing spooky in the woods. Animals are terrified or curious of you, and the people are friendly. Abandon the trail anon, go bushwhacking. Venture further and experience places most people dont even know exist. Don't be afraid of some trees, anon, its not like you work in the logging industry or something. Embrace the silence, follow the solitude.t. have done bush work for some time in very remote places in northern Canada
>>2554090Shut the fuck up man I've been all throughout the appalachia and there's nothing paranormal out there, you're just paranoid. The weirdest thing that could ever happen in the wilderness is other people and that's it.
>>2554919Face in the clouds. God this thread is loaded with NPCs who haven't gone to a parking lot let alone the woods.
>>2554084>creepyYou mean comfy? Everytime I hike through a European new growth forest with barely any undergrowth or biodiversity to speak of, something screams inside me that something's very, very wrong. My ancestors have ruined this land and left nothing unspoiled.
>>2556687You know what's annoying? People always talking about how west virginia for example has cryptids and all that bullshit, when they're not even from there nor have they ever been. Imagine trying to tell someone that lives there that you know more than them. lol
>>2554240>>2554281Go touch grass.
>>2558607You just named 95% of /out/...