Not all starlit walks are peaceful. These Redditors discuss the scariest things they came across or saw while on a nighttime walk through a neighborhood.
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They Heard An Ominous Voice
From Redditor u/dammitarlene:
Over 25 years ago, I was walking in a park at night. It was pitch black in this park, no lighting, other than the moon and the stars on a beautiful autumn night. I couldn’t see very well, but I knew the area and was walking along the road, which ran parallel to a small river. The moonlight would bounce of the water, and all you would hear is the trickle from the slow-running river and slight breeze in the trees. I loved those walks.
That was until the one night, in the dead silence and pitch black, I distinctly hear a man's voice out of the woods say very clearly, "Young girls shouldn’t go walking alone in the woods at night." I FROZE. I looked in the direction of the voice and couldn’t see a d*mn thing. I RAN HOME.
That was the last evening walk I took in that park.Time to go home?
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They Stumbled Upon A Body
From Redditor u/Marmoticon:
Was out for a late walk in the rain - always enjoy it because it's peaceful, smells great, quiet, and never see anyone. Walked off this trail back into the road and saw a big pile of garbage under a tarp at the end of the cul-de-sac the trail ends in... I got a creepy chill like, "That could be a dead body or something, and I'd never know." I just got a weird feeling that snapped me out of my calm walk. Picked up the pace.
About 500 yards away was a parked car with a guy sitting there in the dark in the rain at like 11 pm-ish... Car off, just sitting there. Got super creeped out at this point and changed my route back to the main road and hurried home.
Turns out, it was a dead body someone had dumped under that tarp... It was under there for four days before someone investigated it. The guy in the car turned out to be just a random dude... He lives there and was totally unrelated to the body.
Still, took a few months off from my late-night walks alone in the woods.Time to go home?
- 392 VOTES
They Found An Unsettling Altar
From Redditor u/Dramboi:
I live way out in the country, so when I go for walks, I just go out in the woods. One night, probably like 2:00 am, I went for a walk because I couldn’t sleep. Got about a mile into the woods and found ... a f*cking worshipping shrine or some sh*t. There was blood on the wood table (probably rabbit or some small animal because there were some small skulls).
It’s a little weird to find something that far out in the woods because neighbors here are miles away. Not gonna lie, it kinda freaked me out... I just turned around and walked back.
Woke up later that day and went back... Nothing was there except for an indentation in the grass. When I saw that everything was gone, it really made me think I wasn’t alone that night.Time to go home?
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They Witnessed A Kidnapping
From Redditor u/kinetochore21:
Almost 100% sure I witnessed a kidnapping. I was going to get my mail late at night while living in an apartment complex, and on the way back, I noticed a woman in her pajamas surrounded by a few men right by a car. There was an argument and looked like they forced her in the car and drove off...
I found her slipper nearby on the grass. I of course called the police... They came, and I let them know what I saw, but I never found out what actually happened.Time to go home?