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Backpackers and Hikers Share Stories of Their Creepy Experiences from Their Time in the Wilderness

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Telling ghost stories is a classic camping activity. However, if the creepy incident happens to you, it isn’t necessarily so entertaining. One user on Imgur collected a variety of tales, shared by other internet users on social media sites, outlining their odd experiences and scary moments while they were out camping.

Here are some of the strangest and most intense stories from the Imgur gallery that was posted by the user noah12345678987654321.

Camping with Two Friends

“Camping with 2 friends, middle of the night, all 3 of us inside square dome tent, just chilling out, chatting, lights are on. One side of wall begins to cave inward, as if there’s strong wind or something/one pushing on the side of the tent.

“Everyone is freaking, but I assume wind, ‘Chill the [f***] out guys!’ proceeds to jump up and punch tent wall… connect with something/one – feeling of punching flesh is [unmistakable]. Now I freak the [f***] out, what/who did I just punch through the tent wall?! Convince friends it’s smartest to have a look outside the tent, but it’s 15 minutes later by the time they agree, and there’s nothing there.”

Hiking a Coastal National Forest Area

“When I was a kid hiking along a coastal national forest area with my friend and his dad, I went alone down an overgrown side trail to pee. I noticed a stench from the main trail that we figured was a dead animal somewhere nearby was getting more powerful as I went a short distance down that side trail. Stopped at a tree to do my business and found some trash scattered at the base of it and a cardboard sign leaned against it that read ‘Come and find me’ with an arrow pointing further down the overgrown trail. At that point, the stench was so powerful that my nose was starting to burn.

“Couldn’t pee with my mind freaking me out with all kinds of images of what the hell could be further down that trail, so I went back to the main trail and didn’t say anything to my friend or his dad about what I’d seen until I couldn’t hold my pee anymore and asked his dad to stop again so I could pee.

“When we got back to town, he called it in to the local sheriff.

“Don’t know what they found, if anything, but I can’t help but still imagine some suicidal man’s corpse or a bunch of dead animals a budding serial killer slaughtered and arranged somewhere down the trail.”

Fallen Hiker

“My friends and I found a 22 year old girl, face down in the mud, both legs broken with compound fractures. She had no cell phone, no water, no food, and nothing to keep her warm. her friend was dead.

“A little backstory – my 2 friends and I were hiking in a pretty popular spot in our area. It’s a 150-ft waterfall that takes about 45 mins of uphill hiking to get to.

“We decided to go bouldering around the bottom of the waterfall, there are various little pools and boulders where the water runs off from the waterfall. This bouldering trail is not on the main trail, and not many hikers ever veer off of the main trail.

“When we found her, obviously we called 911 and gave her any supplies we had. Eventually a helicopter showed up and they flew her to the nearest hospital.

“Turns out she was hiking with her friend the NIGHT BEFORE when they both fell off of the waterfall. Her friend must have gone to get help, but unfortunately died less than 100 yards from where we found the girl. So no one knew she was hurt or that she was even there.

“It’s a miracle she was still alive and mind blowing to think what she had gone through when we found her 20 hours later.

“Before we found the hiker, we were climbing rocks in the area and taking pictures. We didn’t even know the poor girl was in the background of these photos.”

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