One of the creepiest stories posted is also possibly part of an ongoing unsolved mystery. Did that deter you from camping for a while? The cobra was probably thinking the same. I leant forward and turned my head staring like a parrot. The next morning he was still there because he apparently had peed in his sleeping bag and had to wait for it to dry. I don't know why I didn't wake my friend up right away. A couple years ago, me and two of my buddies decided to go camping out in Pisgah. It's over 3,800 replies so I found some really good stories. [–]jalapenho 267 points268 points269 points 3 years ago (8 children). Black bears are small and an average man is big enough that the bear is like "idk man, he's pretty big, I'll just go find some berries.". Hooray! We never saw him again, and the screaming sound had stopped. I'm 5'10 so my feet aren't too small. I was canoeing the Great Glen from Fort William to Inverness. The guy’s bad writing made it even weirder.”-Reddit. Confession: I have never been camping. The trips were about a month long and were usually far away from civilization. At that point, we thought ‘fuck this’. More like needed new undies and no longer needed to use the outhouse. [–]dabeedooda 89 points90 points91 points 3 years ago (1 child), [–]Scrambled111 698 points699 points700 points 3 years ago* (76 children). That's a really awesome story! Damn bears, damn crazy guys. I did not stop anywhere near there that night. My friends invented ‘magic rum’that night. The guy didn't seem to care, he still didn't say anything. I used to live in rural Panama in a community with no electricity. Right as I was psyching myself up to go for it, the bloody bear appeared at the bottom of the shale slide from behind the bushes and rocks. He responded "I'm awake, they've been getting closer for the past hour or so, just lay still and don't make any sounds." Getting further into the small forest, there was a plastic food container with a hole burnt into the bottom, along with some half-eaten carrots. Then, her dog woke up and started barking - and instantly she started barking along with him too. She was a fucked-in-the-head hick and you're better off without her. The figure keeps walking and im like what is he deaf? It's fine." She wouldn't tell him what was wrong just that she needed help and kept trying to take him over to this dark wooded area across the lot. “I can hear you, if you don’t show yourself I’m sending this arrow straight back.” And he heard a man say “wait wait! [–]mykeyboy 213 points214 points215 points 3 years ago (7 children). [–]seinnax 159 points160 points161 points 3 years ago* (5 children). The terrain was nothing too crazy, so we didn't need and climbing gear for anything. I'd flee the goddamn state, [–]xomakinghistory 53 points54 points55 points 3 years ago (1 child). That's it. Gotta question if the poster stumbled upon a link to some of the disappearances. My father guessed that the guy was lost and panicking, leaving a couple arrows along to mark his way. This was in the 80s, and being normal Soviet males in their late 20s, these guys drank. [–]seinnax 302 points303 points304 points 3 years ago (3 children). My brother and I had gone to sleep and were nestled in our tent when I woke to the sound of multiple dogs barking. ), [–]Rounder007 22 points23 points24 points 3 years ago (0 children). God damn it. But the scariest night on the trail was being woken up at midnight to screaming coming from a man having some kind of episode. He also gave me a heads up that he might creep up to our campsite that night and scare the guys I was with. com/user/eldeniro90 InstagramWarning: some of these are truly creepy! I was scared shitless. My mom turns around to see the same guy, who had turned around a while ago and was now following them. They weren't rude or anything, they just detained me for a bit. The problem was that the summer is very short and if they continued to be lost they would get killed by the weather in a few weeks. Have you had a creepy wilderness experience? Fast forward what was probably another 3 hours, around 2am. I lean down to pick up some rocks, look back up, and the eyes are gone. Finally did but was one of the few panicky experiences I have had in the wilderness. It’s always veird when you’re sitting by the fire doing something and then your dog gets up and starts barking into the darkness... [–]AnotherGangsta33 310 points311 points312 points 3 years ago (20 children), Whip the machete out and yell "fuck you i'm from Florida" into the darkness, works every time, [–]captwafflepants 55 points56 points57 points 3 years ago (1 child). The group heads back to their cars. So off she goes into the darkness, only to seconds later let out a surprised yelp. Eventually he gets back in the truck and mumbles something about just wanting to check it out. Ask Reddit AskReddit Camp Rangers Creepy Creepy Catalog Forest Ghosts Mysterious Figures Outdoors Outdoorsmen Paranormal Reddit Scary Spirits Unknown Who Are You Beneath The Surface? https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3oj1b0/redditors_who_spend_a_lot_of_time_in_seclusion_at/cvxvkn4. The guy on the tree still didn't say anything, but took a step towards us. My hiking peeps just took photos of the cobra. So I kinda stand still, not really sure what to do. That story has always creeped me out a little. On the way back, I noticed that there were some foot holds that were dug out, behind the trees on the hill. more >>, Soliciting money, goods, services, or favours is not allowed. picture 2 of treehouse, [–]Satellitegirl41 185 points186 points187 points 3 years ago (0 children), Why would you stay in a brand new tree house, when obviously someone had just built it? [–]xokarissa 31 points32 points33 points 3 years ago (0 children). When she does catch up to him and stops to catch her breath, he turns around and starts walking in the other direction without saying a word to her. 1.8k. Our planned hike wasn't strictly legal, but we managed to get on the tracks without getting caught and started hiking (there's laws against hiking the train tracks, but that's the best route). Anyway, fast forward to later in the day, and we were quickly running out of sunlight, and desperately needed to make camp. The devils lettuce and witches brew probably didn't help the situation. However it is truly a "wilderness" area and law enforcement response (if you can even reach them) would be slow. Only then as I hid quietly did I realize I had discovered and was witnessing moonshine bootleggers going about their business. We brought his dog, set up our hammocks in the tree house and quickly fell asleep. I had stopped seeing people for a few miles, and was only about a 1/2 mike away from a major downtown area, which was kind of strange to not hear/see locals, athletes or even dog walkers. On the drive back my brother told me how brave I had been and that we would talk about it with our parents the next day if I wanted to. He likes to deer hunt he goes out around 3 am and will stay out until daylight. He said you might meet up with the guy in the next area if you both happen to be walking toward each other at the time. Anyways, we set up camp, had a few drinks, ect and eventually went into the tent around 1-2am. I heard walking sounds, like someone was waiting there and sometimes walking around. The creepiness starts while we're driving around off-roading in my friend's mom's truck looking for a place to park and set up camp. Given that we both grew up with a passion for the outdoors, he thought it would be nice to take me on a backpacking trip in northern Alabama (the Sipsey Wilderness for those familiar with the area) before he left for 9 months. Then it just stopped completely, about an hour after it began. I thought about it later and figured these dudes were cooking some drugs in that tent and did not expect anyone to show up there. On our way out, we saw him standing at the next campsite over, which was empty. @mr_biggus_dickus got anything to add from your perspective? Apparently I nearly trod on one of them about 10 minutes before as he was hiding right by the path. Some years I'll go and help. He then handed me a flashlight and told me not to take the red filter off. We were walking in somewhat familiar territory when we noticed a man a bit up ahead leaned over with one of his hands posted up on a tree. Actually, he seemed pretty intrigued/excited that tourists had made it that far off the beaten path. As I turn to take my usual path through the corn field to my house, I see at least half a dozen silhouette figures emerge from each side of the rows of corn on the sides of the path. I took a different route on my way back down than I did on the way up. I'm not hurting anyone. If you farted it would have ran a mile away from you. [–]Venantium 38 points39 points40 points 3 years ago (4 children). We did s'mores in the microwave, but it just wasn't the same. There was a 10 foot wide swath of jungle cut back on the outside of the fence. Or if they had fallen off, been repositioned/tended. The more I hear it, the more unnerving it gets. It’s unnerving because if that cobra had done for any of us there was no cell reception. I appreciated them after that. Then a second light appears next to it. They were deep in the Sequoia national forest so I assumed they were just some Yokels, looked them up on google earth and found out they were just some friendly illegal pot growers. more >>, Posting, or seeking, any identifying personal information, real or fake, will result in a ban without a prior warning. What’s something dumb you thought as a kid? We looked at it but aside from a butterfly knife, we find nothing or nobody else. We lived off base in private housing and I LOVED it!! Thank for this link. Several minutes later, the dog let out this low, long growl that lasted for a couple of minutes, with a few barks thrown in for good measure. I might be overthinking this... And you're welcome. I just thought "yeah ok" and they let me go after checking my ID and my record which is squeaky clean. They were very far north, but this was the height of summer, so the weather was great. That's creepy as hell! Both incidents happened on the Alberta side. I went on a hiking trip in Utah many years ago with my old roommate and our two girlfriends. Reddit creepy true stories. I was:drunk, stoned, tired and my glasses were back in the tent when I was pissing In the river. To give an impression how loud that bird was: people standing 250/300meters away from us came to check on us because they thought we were being attacked or raped. "What on earth could be taking so long? As I'm walking through the soccer field I see a bit of movement, just real quick, from the corner of my eye along the tree line at the edge of the field. Are we talking a campground where it's a tent-width? We told him about what happened and he was genuinely dumbfounded. He is a hunter, bow and arrow in hand, wearing a camo jacket. Telling ghost stories is a classic camping activity. Makes polar bears even more terrifying though. Apparently he just likes being naked out in the woods. The whole encounter was fairly cordial to be honest, I spotted him before he spotted me but there was no time to do anything about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmSibufZ3mI I can totally see how you'd shit yourself if you heard this in the night. [–]nerdassmathfuck 9350Answer Link934 points935 points936 points 3 years ago (63 children). Definitely one of my scariest encounters, ever. The torch light came back on and pressed right up to the tent wall, and a hand began tapping across the top while the whispering continued. A second time I was pulled over by police shortly after I left a campground. Hauling the wood there is pretty easy if you take a little every day. [–]Lostsonofpluto 237 points238 points239 points 3 years ago (6 children), Or they were smart enough to put the body of the guy they murdered in a metal box so the police dogs couldn't find it, [–]XLEli 140 points141 points142 points 3 years ago (4 children), I instantly thought of the game Jumanji being buried, [–][deleted] 4410Answer Link440 points441 points442 points 3 years ago (20 children). She said I was turning my nose at her hospitality. Never again. I knew I could make it back because he had taught me 'land nav' pretty well. He doesn't say anything and she just brushes it off as "Well he must not have liked that spot.". You start a new rock band called "Rage for the machine" which is pro status quo. My friend runs after him to catch up with him and ask him if everything is okay? Confirming that it wasn't a dream! Pulled into a remote hiking parking area in the Loess hills of Iowa and there was one other car parked there. The sweatshirt was smeared with fresh blood. It was a fairly isolated location; if you needed an ambulance, you could expect at least a 20 minute wait. What fictional character you wish you were friends with in real life? [–]NeedMoarCowbell 163 points164 points165 points 3 years ago (15 children). [–]Arcade42 28 points29 points30 points 3 years ago (5 children). Find more subreddits like r/BackwoodsCreepy -- BackwoodsCreepy is a subreddit specifically for scary stories that take place in wilderness, and wherein wilderness plays a significant role in the story. Would you try that drug again, why or why not? A couple years back I was hiking in the middle of nowhere with some friends and as we're walking back to camp because it got dark we noticed an honest-to-goodness guillotine off the trail a little bit. Then he asked me my opinion on hunters as it was deer season and there were hunters also in the forest. The first part of the hike was all downhill as we descended into a valley, and we started to get concerned after we hit the first mile marker and he is still about 20 feet behind us. I think the distinction between grizzlies and polars is more of a grizzlies won't actively hunt you, but if they come across you will totally eat you just bc of the opportunity. These guys were carrying some serious firepower, so you'd think they'd be okay. It was around midnight, so we all go our separate ways. They'd say "hey help me I'm lost out here! She's incredibly friendly, has never barked or shown her teeth to anyone, doesn't jump so it's not a big deal to me if she says hello to someone. Grizzly Man died in the fall. creepy stories from reddit. Flash forward a few years later, the guy was arrested for having child porn. [–]Brickkk860 71 points72 points73 points 3 years ago (7 children). It was getting kind of dark on a local running trail. I never said a word about it till months later. You girls can sleep here. This leads to a big field with a small forest, which is followed by a gravel pit. My friend with the gun decided it wasn't worth the risk and told us to leave quickly. Looking back occasionally. They could have easily just stayed put and I would've walked right by them non then wiser.. 2. A few years back a friend and I used to camping out in the woods near my house. The light from the torch fixed on our tent, then switched off. 18. We are not quite sure what to think, and we hear it a third time, even closer. [–]transpirit 178 points179 points180 points 3 years ago (7 children), I went camping once and at night I went to the bathroom, but I was followed so I hid in the cubicle. We returned to the campsite late at night, with our guy friends in tow. [–]standswithafifth 246 points247 points248 points 3 years ago (6 children). The trailer also had mold stains and mildew. Not even sandals. [–]oldthrace 191 points192 points193 points 3 years ago (13 children). About 30 minutes later the grizzly charged them. [–]JamesLLL 155 points156 points157 points 3 years ago (2 children). (This is why, despite my kids begging me, we have yet to try camping in a tent ). A few minutes later my brother whispered, "They're just hunting for hogs, they use the dogs to pin them down and then they shoot them." My first thought was “werewolf”. Somehow the dog seemed to see something that nobody else could. [–]spaceytuvok 48 points49 points50 points 3 years ago (3 children). The group of hunters had been steadily approaching our camp and by this time (30 or so minutes) had reached it. Dad had brought some friends in on the prank? I would have been highly bothered. Yeah that's a guillotine, but what does honest-to-goodness mean? I used to hitchhike so Ive got buttloads of creepy stories. A short time later, this guy emerges from around a hill. He just wanted to make sure we properly extinguished everything before we left. It took like half an hour for them to leave. It's pretty common for the old school residents who came out to the Rockies in the 60s and 70s to go out in the woods on spirit walks using psychedelics. It would bark, snarl, even tried to bite him. [–]quiltr 120 points121 points122 points 3 years ago (4 children), [–]Lavrentiiy 8990Answer Link898 points899 points900 points 3 years ago* (68 children). And we have all heard plenty of the kind of creepy stories that backpackers experience. Caviar wasn't that rare in the USSR back then as it is everywhere else now, so it wasn't my first time, but I remember that this was more than I've ever eaten before or since. Not so much creepy but definitely nerve racking and embarrassing. I was by myself. ", "Yea, but it's long gone now...", "Oh alright, say do you know where the (name of whatever road he was looking for) is?" We could hear leaves and sticks moving around outside and my buddies were on the verge of tears. That could be an explanation. We went for a wander and about 100 metres beyond the road, over a rise so it was well hidden was a dolls' house perched on a mound. I’m not a big guy by any means, and usually everyone either nods or gives a little signal on the path that means “hi, I’m acknowledging you, we are both here doing something similar, have a good day.” Lol. Fishing, playing army, etc.. See more ideas about creepy, creepy but true, creepy stories. Edit: yes, the food was still where we hung it up in the morning untouched. Dec 2, 2020 - Explore Susan Olivier's board "Creepy Stories", followed by 412 people on Pinterest. One time we were hiking around the camp area and got a bit lost. My buddy and I were backpacking in Pennsylvania when we found a nice camp under some trees. No cell reception and I'm not from Montana so I don't really know where tf we are. Just standing there. We looked at it but aside from a butterfly knife, we find nothing or nobody else. [–]pro_ajumma 61 points62 points63 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 225 points226 points227 points 3 years ago (6 children). Also, if you ever go inside the main house to wash up, you HAVE to wear shoes because they don't always take their dogs out and their hallway is lovingly referred to as "pee ally" Seriously, I loved Montana and thought it was some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen, but never in my life had I been in so many homes that smell like urine. Even more unsettling than that, there’s not a single footprint in the fresh snow around camp.” – Reddit. So walking down the trail and see a guy walking towards us. Well, you'd be wrong. Also, it would have been very dangerous to drive a car at night to this location. Get back to the tent with my heart pounding and my GF asking me what’s wrong with me. My uncle had a buddy that used to go trapping in Alaska with friends. We ended up on a small outlet that darted into the swamp and setup camp. I’m at a party and hear someone say ‘ did you meet that guy in the river at Bobs farm? If it's white, you're fucked." Looked it up on the map and it's middle of nowhere, [–]xanplease 63 points64 points65 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]5984 51 points52 points53 points 3 years ago (7 children). It explains why he was out of breath (tracking the deer), the deer running (running from the hunter, possibly injured), and the arrow without a broadhead (hunter leaves this to mark where he started tracking the deer in case he loses the trail). When we came out the tent was there all zipped up but the car was gone. They had been following me for about an hour. My buddy was tending to breakfast, and didn't notice him. And sometimes polar bears mate with grizzly's (Kodiak Bears are their most common (non polar) mate from what I've heard), [–]299152595 55 points56 points57 points 3 years ago (42 children). We'd planned to do s'mores around the campfire. Had I made the decision to go 10 seconds earlier, I would have slid right into a bear. Upvoted for all the nights I worked in guard shacks. Im like wtf is that? Suddenly, she hiss-whispered to me "THERE'S A NAKED GUY OVER THERE!". We would also hear sporadic shouts from several different sources but neither came any closer. Not so much because we were in danger of a deranged madman, but because I didn't want to be accidentally shot by some drunken huntsman. As I walk past I catch a glimpse of a figure crouched in the bushes just off the trail, and a flash of teeth as (I assume) whoever or whatever was there grinned at me. My other friend brandished his gun and yelled to the guy "Hey man, don't we don't want any trouble. Panamanian friend told me a story about him relaxing in a hot spring until it was getting dark. A grizzly had eaten a woman in her tent one site over and they didn't yet have the bear. You must be a heavy sleeper if you didn’t hear a woman being eaten by a grizzly one tent site over. It's better to pay £20 for a safe place to camp than risk any confrontation later down the line. I'm just imagining this from the other side. I assumed that in my sleepy stupor my mind was fucking with me and thought it was something else. But I still had my headphones in so I couldn’t quite make out what he was trying to communicate. The whole town is inside by sundown, around 7pm, and asleep by 9pm. [–]DLS3141 238 points239 points240 points 3 years ago (17 children). [–]scarletnightingale 20 points21 points22 points 3 years ago (0 children). He said that his sister told him that his coma was Gods punishment for all of the evil things that he had done. Kind of stupid I know, since I'm a girl. Two, the baaing sounds too perfect. Sometime around sunrise, we woke up, started breaking camp and making breakfast (beans over a small fire). I was camping and to enter the campsite (which was just a farmers field) you have to cross over a disused rail track. One of them has a blue headlamp and hes the one that came from the woods. We get ready and set out on the trail, and he starts following us. Doesn’t say anything. We were high and thought someone was standing there watching us, and started getting freaked out. ", I told him I did not. [–]FoxGirl_DPP 147 points148 points149 points 3 years ago (1 child). I have no idea what was so scary about it, but they both seemed terrified yet never spoke about it. When my buddy joined the Air Force, one of the first places he got stationed was Howard Air force Base in Panama. I god damn just about shit myself. They found like 5 rounds in its head (their skulls are like shooting a brick wall) and 5 or 6 more in its torso. We approach it and all of a sudden a man pops out of the bushes. Etc. I turn around now and what I see surprises, but releives me also.. Behind my house is a big hill spotted with trees. [–]FroggiJoy87 29 points30 points31 points 3 years ago (3 children). About a month after I was hired, one of the guys at the dam told me that most security guards out there quit after a few days because they got so creeped out being alone at the dam at night, and he was glad I was sticking it out. They told them the compass variation error and pointed them towards the nearest town (still a week's trip away). [–]Irishman1997 137 points138 points139 points 3 years ago (14 children). We waved, and he waved back, so we assumed all was well. Well, not just being naked in the woods: being seen naked in the woods. [–][deleted] 20 points21 points22 points 3 years ago (2 children). So we're on the menu if they're hungry or if they just had a fight with their bear wife and are in a bad mood. To this day, we don’t talk about it, but I wish I had looked out the tent. I put a lot of time and effort into this for a higher quality video. 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