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Hunters Describe The Creepiest Things They've Seen In The Woods

List RulesVote up the stories creepy enough to keep you out of the woods.

The woods are creepy. They're big and dense enough to always be hiding something, they're the setting for more than a handful of popular horror films, and since they're full of life, there's a constant sense of being watched.

When hunters hit the forest - toting rifles and hoping for some decent game - there's always a chance of seeing something unnerving. Maybe it's a mountain lion or bear sighting, or maybe it's something worse. These hunters took to Reddit to share some of the creepiest things they've come across while walking the woods.

  • 1

    A Ring Of Heavy Rocks

    From Redditor /u/Krith:

    Set up camp in a very nice little ravine. When I woke up, there was a ring of big rocks around my camping area. They weren’t there when I got there and set up camp. I’m a stout dude, and I couldn’t move any of the rocks.

    I was raised in the woods, and now I refuse to go out there without a large caliber gun, and I refuse to sleep out in the woods anymore.

    Is this creepy?
  • 2

    A Cow Skeleton Tied To A Tree

    From Redditor /u/ms461:

    I work in the woods for a living, and I’ve seen a fair amount of odd things: carvings in trees, old beat-up cars, random weird trash scattered through the woods, and a fair amount of animal carcasses. I’ve had instances where I’ve gotten spooked - stuff like jumping big critters is always quite jolting - but I can recall one rather butt-puckering experience.

    I was working with a few other people at the time, all spaced out of sight but not out of earshot. I crossed over a little ridge at least two miles from the closest road, in the middle of the woods, and I saw what looked like a full skeleton of a cow tied together with twigs and a little bit of twine. Whoever made it had fashioned it to be sitting on a log.

    They left a very neat pile of bones in front of the thing and nothing anywhere else. I saw it and about fainted. Definitely really odd considering how far we were off the road and how thick and steep it was. I ended up getting the folks I was with to come check it out, really just for sh*ts and giggles. I took note of it, and we moved on to the next plots. 

    Is this creepy?
  • 3

    A New Suitcase Full Of Clothes And A Shelter, But No People

    From Redditor /u/NC_DE336:

    My family owns a couple hundred acres of forest in eastern North Carolina. No one lives on the property anymore, and hasn’t for the last six or seven years.

    We went down there to do some target shooting in October of 2017, and I decided to go walk through the outskirts of the woods to locate a good limb for our range marker. As I’m walking - literally and proverbially kicking rocks - I come across a fairly nice but practically brand new-looking suitcase, full of clothes and other personal effects. No ID, nothing with any sort of identifying markers on them. It seemed to be clothes for four people: two kids and two adults, one male and one female. Had some food, coloring books, etc., and there was a makeshift lean-to about 100 yards farther into the woods.

    I set up a trail camera and left it there for three weeks. Never saw anyone.

    For reference, this is 35 miles from any sizable town or city.

    Is this creepy?
  • 4

    An Approaching Man With A Glock

    From Redditor /u/greee3nMachin34u:

    My father and I were following a trail for a while, so we decided to take a break and catch our breaths. I sat on a log off the trail, and my dad stood on the edge of the trail waiting for me to get up. I heard some movement and scanned around, and saw a man, dressed casually, walking quickly down the trail with a Glock in his hand. He was not really following the trail, just walking toward my dad with haste.

    Before he came up to my dad, he asked if he'd seen anything (pretty normal). I kept an eye on him because I didn't believe he was there to hunt; I think he was there to make sure my dad hadn't seen anything he wasn't supposed to. He wasn't dressed like a hunter, he didn't walk like a hunter, and it was deer season and he decided he would take his Glock out to get a deer...

    I wasn't buying it, so I put a round in the chamber and watched them talk. He seemed to be confident until my dad mentioned that he was here with me and gestured in my direction. I nodded and made a half-*ssed wave. He seemed to lose interest in us and ended the conversation shortly after, turned around, and walked back the way he came - just about as fast as he walked up to us. It worried us a bit, but we continued on.

    We haven't been back to that area in a while. My dad told me there have been drug busts near that area in the past.

    Is this creepy?