Have you ever stumbled upon something creepy while taking a walk through the woods?
Most people take walks in the wilderness to relax and enjoy nature. However, as we learned on Reddit, you never know what you’re going to find when you stray from society. Deep in the woods are all sorts of creepy and unexplained sights just waiting to be discovered.
Here are 10 of the creepiest things people have found in the woods. The stories are told in their own words, so don’t blame us if you can’t sleep tonight!
1. A random doll head.
“It was right in the middle of a short trail. No garbage or anything around it. And no other doll pieces were near it. It was like someone wanted someone to find it. And the very next day it was gone.”
2. A dead horse surrounded by negative film strips.
(via Reddit / orilykid)
“I was backpacking in Yellowstone above the tree line at about 10,500 feet. We are hiking on a ridge above a lake when all the sudden we come across a horse skull. No body just the skull, pretty cool looking. We get to our campsite not too far away from the lake near where we found the horse skull. When we climb down to the lake we find the body of the horse rotting on the edge of the lake with with negative film strips floating in the water and lying around the shore near the body.”
3. A statue with gold nipples.
“She looked ghostly…She was wearing nothing but rain boots and her nipples had been painted gold…We started looking for something to take with us for a trinket that would go unnoticed and scrounged around for a few minutes before I noticed a piece of bark…On it was a very detailed picture of a vagina and written in black it said ‘Looking for 40+ year old models.'”
4. The remains of a dog.
“Went for a walk in the woods with my girlfriend and found the remains of a dog…We thought it was a small deer at first as the two parts were separate, we looked for more parts and found part of the skull and the lower half with the pelvis (which is broken in the picture). Around then we realized it would have to be something else as the rib, pelvic skull and limb structure do not match a deer at all. We just took a bunch of pictures and labeled it as a dog.”
5. A bronze mask.
“So I was out fossil hunting last weekend when I happened upon something…strange…I have no idea what to make of it. Maybe someone tossed an old art project down there. Maybe someone stole it off a statue. I really have no idea. It looks like it’s been down there for a while. The forehead design, mouth and one of the ear/strap holes have been sealed shut by thinly melted copper, and sand concretions. There are still some small holes in them. There’s quite a bit of sand concretions on the face of the mask too.”
6. A bloody backpack.
(via Reddit / Estrad7)
“I once found a bloody backpack and a termite infested book nearby. Clearly someone had left this here for a very long time considering the amount of termite damage. I picked the backpack up to see what was inside it and I saw that it left an indentation in the pine straw below. Inside the backpack was a mint condition notebook and a decaying binder. I left to tell my parents about the discovery. When we got there, the objects were just gone. It was like the backpack was never even there. There was no indentation left in the ground and there were no termites at all. My footprints were still there, but there weren’t any other footprints anywhere.”
7. A startling confession.
“Went for a walk through the woods today and discovered this…”
8. Long-lost gravestones.
“Whoever it was died at the age of 34. The epitaph was: ‘Beneath this stone here lies a youth Whose soul was goodness and whose heart was truth Cropp’t like a flower she witherd in her bloom, Though flattering life had promis’d years to come. The years she liv’d, in virtue’s paths she trod, But now her spirit soars to meet its God. In realms of bliss, where Joys eternal reign, Devoid of care and uncontrol’d by pain.'”
9. A deer carcass raining blood.
(via Reddit / JFRHorton)
“Some college friends and I were hiking in backcountry Maine, pretty deep in the woods. One girl mentioned she felt it start raining, but when she wiped the raindrop off, it was blood. We looked up to see the back half of a deer that had been stashed by a mountain lion. One if its hind legs had been severed, and was hanging by the achilles tendon on a lower branch.”
10. A dead body.
“While on a walk exploring some woods in a park I discovered a very dead homeless man. I say very dead because he was already decomposed quite a bit. I was about 12 and I got scared so I didn’t call the police or tell my parents. I actually feel pretty bad about that now. The smell was atrocious, I have yet to smell another odor so horrific.”
Yikes! Those stories are all the reason I need to stay inside and watch Netflix forever.