This leads to a big field with a small forest, which is followed by a gravel pit. Rendered by PID 12552 on r2-app-08516a60535eb85d2 at 2020-12-24 20:51:36.966856+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: AU. As I mentioned, hiking the tracks isn't legal, and the Inca Trail is on the other side of the river, so really only the locals hike where we were. [–]aabbccbb 80 points81 points82 points 3 years ago* (6 children). He looks at us and we look at him for maybe a minute, my friend barely keeps hold of his dog that is going berzerk, all the while saying nothing to each other. I felt stupid for thinking he was a serial killer, that’s why no one was outside and why he was hauling ass. [–]flannel_protest 32 points33 points34 points 3 years ago (2 children). It was around midnight, so we all go our separate ways. Both incidents happened on the Alberta side. [–]VengefulKenny[S] 113 points114 points115 points 3 years ago (6 children). Serious posts The toys didn't look very 'recent' in design but also not ancient. [–]lostatwork314 302 points303 points304 points 3 years ago (14 children). Suddenly there were about 10 or 12 guys stood around me. To save weight, instead of packing vodka, they packed purified ethanol, which was close to 190 proof. I managed to say something to the effect of "Good morning, we'll be leaving after we eat breakfast," in my less-than-fluent Spanish. But I like that his dog's name is Harold. I put a lot of time and effort into this for a higher quality video. Just took one step every other second. [–]xdrakennx 170 points171 points172 points 3 years ago (3 children), Sounds like”day tripping” not day camping, [–]DexiMachina 65 points66 points67 points 3 years ago (1 child), [–]Fats33 80 points81 points82 points 3 years ago (14 children). Works equally well on a late night NYC subway. Not feeling stupid enough, we sort of circled around the guy, keeping the distance about the same, but trying to get a better view. Luckily for everyone involved, they ran into a party of geologists that were on a prospecting trip. The only time I felt lost was in the middle of a large wilderness area in remote Wyoming and walking for 2 hours without finding my way out. He was then curious about my English.. [–]psubrew 25 points26 points27 points 3 years ago (0 children). All of a sudden there was this incredibly bad smell, turns out someone skinned a deer there and tossed all the intestines in a ditch and hung them from treebranches. We had backpacks with us, plenty of water, a whistle, and one weapon. [–]FroggiJoy87 29 points30 points31 points 3 years ago (3 children). He was checking for people fishing without a licence or something’, [–]bjackline 216 points217 points218 points 3 years ago* (3 children). Dunno what their intention was but it wasn't good. Call her back, put the leash on, move to the side to let this guy pass. He is gone in a few minutes and my friend and I are left wondering what the Hell just happened. [–]NeedMoarCowbell 163 points164 points165 points 3 years ago (15 children). He then handed me a flashlight and told me not to take the red filter off. more >>, Comment replies consisting solely of images will be removed. Otherwise, it would take you hours crossing bogland (think swamp) and rocky hills from the nearest road. Please tell me where the hell you were camping so I never go there. We were driving down a fairly rough trail in the middle of nowhere up in the Rockies. The terrain was nothing too crazy, so we didn't need and climbing gear for anything. He was an older guy and he was huge. Dedicated. Fast forward 3 or 4 hours. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/06/lost_in_oregon_hiker_who_vanis.html. We were traveling very light - carry-on backpacks with the bare bones necessities for camping. We eventually come to an area around the 3 mile marker where things level out and my friend goes to talk to him again. But all perched on logs or mounds or whatever without ever apparently having fallen off. Before I can snap around and haul ass, He asked, in German, where I was going.. I lean down to pick up some rocks, look back up, and the eyes are gone. [–]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). He doesn't say anything and she just brushes it off as "Well he must not have liked that spot.". My buddy was telling me about this family he's friends with. [–]SkipTheIceCreamMan 34 points35 points36 points 3 years ago (0 children). For those of you who are backpackers/campers, nobody who comes up on a random camp in the middle of the night with dogs and guns and has good intentions. ), what’s the most insane user stat or behind-the-scenes fact you found out about? Its getting closer and closer to the road and then it goes out of view. My friend tries to "talk" to the dog, asking him what's the matter, when the dog starts snarling and growling. Then a second light appears next to it. I kept my distance and watched him bushwack through the woods until he got to trail ahead of me, and then he turned and walked down the trail. Sometimes no trace of them is ever found and the mystery of their fate is never solved. Either the bear was there just before we setup camp and I missed it in the darkness or we got real lucky. He also gave me a heads up that he might creep up to our campsite that night and scare the guys I was with. I had no idea that was even something that happened randomly. There was a person in the distance, setting up a camera, looking into the pit. lol, [–]bhermoth12 332 points333 points334 points 3 years ago (4 children). My brother dragged me back behind the crest of the hill and threw himself on top of me. What is something that is a major waste of money? Most of the time when a cop inconveniences you they're trying to do their job to the fullest extent. My friend with the gun decided it wasn't worth the risk and told us to leave quickly. So I kinda stand still, not really sure what to do. more >>, Soliciting money, goods, services, or favours is not allowed. The more I hear it, the more unnerving it gets. One time we were out all day and heading back around dusk when all of a sudden a large human-esk feature appeared in the middle of the road. They had this unanimously nice dog, never aggressive, always super welcoming to new people. 18. [–]Arcade42 28 points29 points30 points 3 years ago (5 children). 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? [–]mykeyboy 213 points214 points215 points 3 years ago (7 children). This was summertime in Alabama, so it wasn't quite dark yet when two guys, who looked to be in their late 20s wandered up and ask if we had seen any hogs while we were hiking around. You'd have to be to want to basically live with grizzlies half the year. I don't know how we didn't see them. I got half way through the woods and ran into a man walking his dog towards the lake. Yeah that's a guillotine, but what does honest-to-goodness mean? But when it’s only like a half mile. Then we started hearing whispering outside, as well as some low mumbling. While we're doing this, he backs the truck out and starts to drive away! I'd have put a trail cam facing it, but you couldn't have paid me to sleep in it. ", [–]transpirit 111 points112 points113 points 3 years ago (4 children), [–]FogInTheDog 78 points79 points80 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]captinsaveabro 312 points313 points314 points 3 years ago (33 children). My family is originally from the USSR. I assume he's a murderer walking the trail leaving dead women behind. Friends arranged to meet him after a camping and fishing trip into the wilderness at Sand Bar Flat on the Stanislaus River near Sonora, California on August 10, 1996. All of them laughing like hell as I nearly shit myself. The slope was steep enough that I had to commit--there was no stopping or going back once I started. [–]mymooski 172 points173 points174 points 3 years ago (11 children). 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. We didn’t go to a designated campground, but just hiked for a while and found a spot where others had camped. The group heads back to their cars. On Reddit, plenty of people who live in rural areas share their scary stories for the rest of us to freak out over. He just wanted to make sure we properly extinguished everything before we left. Now this treehouse wasn’t in someone’s yard or anything, it was in the middle of a forest about a good mile away from civilization. Whenever I go camping I usually enjoy sleeping outside, with no tent. ", [–]Lefty_Leftfield 42 points43 points44 points 3 years ago (8 children). Sep 25, 2019 - Explore Stacey Boyle's board "Creepy but true", followed by 523 people on Pinterest. These guys were carrying some serious firepower, so you'd think they'd be okay. We have had one walking around the house at night and it was creepy as heck. I was north of a small town called Quitman out in the woods. B..b-but wasn't that what the woman was doing when she was attacked by the grizzly in her tent? They'd say "hey help me I'm lost out here! We looked at it but aside from a butterfly knife, we find nothing or nobody else. [–]Lavrentiiy 114 points115 points116 points 3 years ago (2 children). My friend and I didn’t speak and just laid there for a couple hours and then passed out after the adrenaline had cooled down. About three o’clock that morning, I hear something coming up the stairs and then his dog growled. For some reference, our spot was about 50 yards from a large stream, and about 50 yards downhill adjacent to the large path. One time when I turned my head lamp on, I saw a pair of eyes just about fifteen feet away in the bushes staring at me. Three days into the hike, we had only seen one other couple. I think my dad just scared them off by throwing a rock nearby and we carried on. [–]Aerogizz 2440Answer Link243 points244 points245 points 3 years ago* (9 children), From r/letsnotmeet But what is more creepy is when more than one person disappears at once. "If it's black, fight back. I had to get my brother to help recount this as I was 12 at the time (and scared shitless as a result). [–]Phantom-Fly 72 points73 points74 points 3 years ago (0 children), [–]SkeletonJakk 134 points135 points136 points 3 years ago (1 child). If I remember correctly they headed in a direction parallel to the stream, away from the trail inaccessible to any kind of vehicle. My hiking peeps just took photos of the cobra. I never went back out to take pictures at night. Three of us start looking around, one guy around where we parked, another on the trail, and I head to the peak where we hang out. [–]mr_biggus_dickus 60 points61 points62 points 3 years ago (1 child), [–]sarahkrollstone 191 points192 points193 points 3 years ago (26 children). I stopped, of course, because the more distance between me and motor mouth the better. You decide to sneak out to your tree fort late at night, you're climbing the stairs, and then you hear growling coming from inside? [–]PrisBatty 40 points41 points42 points 3 years ago (1 child). Like, I had no way of fighting them off so I don't know what came over me. [–]lacrimaeveneris 74 points75 points76 points 3 years ago (7 children). Anyway, it was 1994, and he was in the Security Forces. Holy crap, these are terrifying!! An experience I will never forget that's always stuck with me.. There was a perfectly suitable tree to lean against and do my business that was close to the rail track and would keep me out of sight of the others I was camping with. 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. Ever. I just need somewhere to sleep. We look out our window and there is a guy walking parallel to the road about 40 yards into the woods. We lived off base in private housing and I LOVED it!! I found an I interesting thread on Reddit about creepy experiences while camping or hiking. We drove out there, set up our tent, and drove back to my friend's dorm to hang with some guy friends. 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). I think a grizzly is a little less likely to attack you than most people believe but to do what he did is playing with fire. I was hiking barefoot and the day before it rained so I was leaving well defined footprints on my way back there was pawprints of what I assume was a mountain lion on top of my foot prints they went from my heal all the way to right before my toes. [–]Capital_Knockers 101 points102 points103 points 3 years ago (0 children). Why didn't you just ask the bear for a roll of Charmin? He pulled up his bow and arrow and said. That's their job I guess - don't be seen, deer or man. This is a list article of the top 10 most creepy multiple person disappearances. He took one step and stopped. Glad grandpa had a weapon. Just knocks. My brother and I had gone to sleep and were nestled in our tent when I woke to the sound of multiple dogs barking. I will note that when they left our camp the game warden showed up pretty soon afterwards but I didn't see what the guys and their dogs did. [–]RabidPlaty 82 points83 points84 points 3 years ago (5 children). It was getting kind of dark on a local running trail. We camped at a little rest area between a B road (a normal width two way road but a 'major route' between towns) and the lakeshore. Now I know what most of you are probably thinking at this point "that wasn't a disused rail line", well you'd be wrong, but that doesn't stop people from walking down it, or in this case going for a afternoon jog with your dog. I keep her off leash so she can run around and sniff like crazy but call her back when I see other people. It's a guillotine that changes someone from an honest to a good guy. Apparently I nearly trod on one of them about 10 minutes before as he was hiding right by the path. Okay, good to know, keep your eyes open, etc. When I finish a photo, I'll turn my headlamp back on and look at my camera to adjust settings and take another shot. After they cleared you of suspicion did you take the opportunity to beat some homeowners? One day we were going to do some back country camping, so we park in one of the lots and prepare to head out along the trail. picture 1 of treehouse Want more spooky woods stories? This was in the 80s, and being normal Soviet males in their late 20s, these guys drank. Thought I would pass it on for others who like to read this kind of stuff.. 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. Just if sound if you breathing and walking. We brought his dog, set up our hammocks in the tree house and quickly fell asleep. I stay quiet and the bear goes away. 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.". My friend runs after him to catch up with him and ask him if everything is okay? Quick related story. I'd flee the goddamn state, [–]xomakinghistory 53 points54 points55 points 3 years ago (1 child). I was driving a van. A little late to the thread, yadda yadda yadda. Around 8pm we had our camp set up, eaten dinner and were sitting by the fire talking about typical boy shit- guns, girls, etc. In the mountain between Alberta and BC. He stopped immediately and yelled back "weapon". Consider doing an AMA request instead. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3oj1b0/redditors_who_spend_a_lot_of_time_in_seclusion_at/cvxvkn4. more >>, Askreddit is for open-ended discussion questions. They just know some people's intentions without having to know them as people. I love creepy/scary/strange outdoor stories ... Love to retell them next to the camp fire. More stories. The group of hunters had been steadily approaching our camp and by this time (30 or so minutes) had reached it. More like needed new undies and no longer needed to use the outhouse. You can get an idea of how terrifying this can be if you watch this. So off she goes into the darkness, only to seconds later let out a surprised yelp. After the light got about five meters from the tent, it began circling once or twice, at which point I was trying my best to quieten my breathing, and was nudging my friend to try and get him up. A couple years ago, me and two of my buddies decided to go camping out in Pisgah. Couldn’t hear them well and just assumed another hiking group had found our food, but then I realized that I was only hearing kids voices—sounded like 5-6 year olds. It was an odd place to try that, even though it was remote parking area I know people hike there regularly. Only then as I hid quietly did I realize I had discovered and was witnessing moonshine bootleggers going about their business. When we got back to her parent's house and told them the story, they said "Oh yeah. She says everything is fine and I am ruining the trip by not just having a good attitude and trying to get along. Sometimes thirteen year olds build them too. The man says he wants to follow for just a bit longer, and really there is nothing we can do at this point. Apparently, the main reason for guard duty on the jungle side of the gate was to keep the locals from stealing the copper ground wire off of the fence. That freaked us out more. One night while partying on top of this mountain, it starts raining. Its pretty heavily forested up there and faily rural. They unleashed on this thing and the fucking thing kept coming. So you are someone's creepiest experience. Anyhow, I'm asleep when suddenly I wake up hearing footsteps and people crashing through the undergrowth and see a bunch of lights. I remember taking note of his arrows because they were also a cool camo pattern along the shaft. Camping in a small wooded area that only had one track leading to our campsite. I grabbed my flashlight and opened the door. One of their last trips before we immigrated was to Northern Siberia, to a very remote region with a whole lot of rivers. Apparently he used to sleep in/around the woods that we were camping in. Me being not able to sleep in a storm was wide awake. My heart immediately went back to racing because I heard the dogs and voices in the distance, farther away than before but still distinct. 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