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When the woods are scary

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posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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I think the fear and panic that takes over in dense woods or bush can be influenced by your susceptibility to Claustrophobia.

Panic when there is sudden silence is possibly your animal instincts kicking in, noticing a sudden & unexpected change in the environment (noise) especially in an unfamiliar or isolated environment (woods, bush, desert, mountains, etc).

When I'm out in the Bush, I'm usually most concerned about getting lost or getting bit by a snake.
That said, we don't have mountain lions or bears or anything like that here (Australia).




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posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

More then convinced. I checked my phone when we got there and then looked at it again when we got to the car. I def do not think it was a bear. The thing I saw dart between the tree's was huge, factor in the gold being standing on the ledge watching us. That and later when we got home I talked to some other people who had been up there and every single one of them had some sort of bad experience up there. Nothing like we experienced but bad none the less. One lady took her two rotties up there and got to the top of the falls and both dogs laid on their bellies whining and would not move forward, the lady got a really bad feeling as well. Another lady was there for 20 mins and ended up back at her trucking crying.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 05:18 AM
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originally posted by: scottobereal

originally posted by: Rosinitiate
I saw something one in the forest so freigtening I had to convince myself wasn't real and continued walking scared as hell and never looked back.


Ummm, care to elaborate? This is what you wanted, correct?


Fair question but no. i remember the experience just not what I saw. I had no intentions of looking at it or even looking back. I looked straight down and left as quickly as possible. Could've been an animal or even overactive imagination. I just remember thinking it was best to get eatin without watching it happen, keep looking down.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: symphonyofblase
The survivalist boards have a thread hundreds of pages long, called "creepy stories from the outdoors".
I stayed up late many nights reading it, was well worth it.

Thanks. Any link in particular? I like those kinds of stories.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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When hundreds of years pass, houses are leveled and rebuilt. New neighborhoods, strip malls whatever. The history is lost as well as the spirits or energies there were once attached to these houses, churches, etc. They have nothing left and are drawn to wooded areas nearby.

That is just my speculation



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14

originally posted by: symphonyofblase
The survivalist boards have a thread hundreds of pages long, called "creepy stories from the outdoors".
I stayed up late many nights reading it, was well worth it.

Thanks. Any link in particular? I like those kinds of stories.


Yeh, here you are

Creepy Stories From The Outdoors

Apparently my previous link was wrong, this one should work.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 01:17 PM
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I am going read these all by myself on halloweeen



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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Going out Hunting one morning very early about 20 years ago, before daybreak, walking through the woods with no flashlight, I literally saw the burning bush...

For some reason that morning I decided I was going to walk out to my stand in the dark without a flashlight.

It was Red and large, about 10'-12' in diameter and looked like a middle red color 3d burning ball of fire. No yellow just pure red.

Of course I stopped to watch it. It was in the tree tops and as I would take a step it would jump to the next treetop, and from tree to tree. I watched it for quite a while and as long as I was still it would not move.

Eventually I said well #, I am going to the stand and started walking normal pace an it moved farther away through the trees until it disappeared.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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Loving all the stories! It's Halloween, keep 'em coming!



posted on Nov, 1 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: symphonyofblase

I have to say thanks again for that link - there are pages and pages of the stuff, and I have reading material for a while now!! Some seriously scary stories in that thread.



posted on Nov, 1 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: fishy6

Ball lightning, maybe? Never seen it, but I have read some pretty wild accounts of that rare phenomenon. Sounds like a fascinating sighting, whatever it was!



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:33 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

I've had cabin fever, from begin cooped up and not getting outside, and rock fever from living on a small island, been seasick from too much ocean and this sounds a lot like woods-fever. If you didn't grow up in the woods like an Indian for example, (and really who did?) I guess you are eventually going to feel "homesick" for where ever you did grow up, and your body will play tricks on you, to get you headed to where it, and you, are most comfortable.... It might even scare you.

Not to say, I think some people are more sensitive to the many levels of existence and dimensions within the sphere of earth, but I don't think the woods are especially haunted.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:40 AM
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originally posted by: openyourmind1262
The woods. Spent so much time there, I feel like I'm living in the wrong era. Never really been spooked in the woods or camping and the like. More worried about being raped by a buck in rut...or bitten by a rabid coon.
Do you happen to have any figures on either of these? What are the odds?



posted on Dec, 4 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one freaked out to be in the woods! I grew up standing at the edges of the forest right behind my parents house and I always felt the urge to go in but scared to go because I felt something there watching me. I used to stop playing just to stare at the forest and god knows I'm glad that after becoming interested in the paranormal and missing 411 I never was stupid enough to go into the forest and get my crazy self killed.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 01:45 AM
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I had an odd experience in the woods a while back, I detailed it here the next day:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

And responded to a comment on it here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Still don't know what that was, and actually I haven't been back there since then. Not because of that experience, mostly because I had some problems with my bike (that I still haven't fixed because I'm lazy) and it's gotten a bit colder now. But it still sticks in my mind.
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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 04:25 AM
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I live in Australia and like to go walking in the bush alone. The bush around where I live now here is pretty open, you can see 100 yards or more, so I can't say I have ever had that creeped out experience here. I have lived and walked in other areas though, where it was much more denser, like Tasmania. I went walking in the wilderness there a couple of times but kept to the tracks. I can't say I got creeped out there either....unless it was getting dark. The less visibility, the more likely I'd get creeped out. It only happened once in Tas but it has happened other times when in denser forest and alone.

My theory:
Pareidolia (/pærᵻˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.
We have seen that word used here a lot when looking at photos but it actually means for image or sound. So the sound of music in the forest, is just hearing branches creaking or knocking, birds pecking, leaves rustling and your mind filling in the gaps and making it sound like music. The feeling that you are being watched is the same, but it is composed of sounds, detection of temperature differences, light and shadows, etc. that when your mind fills in the gaps you would normally associate with someone being there. Once the suggestion has been made to your mind your survival instincts kick in and you can't shake it, because 'just in case' is a pretty strong argument when you are alone.

Does anyone ever get that feeling when they are in an open field or open forest that they can see clearly in? Do you also find it gets worse as it gets darker?
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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 04:27 AM
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a reply to: Loveaduck

I've had an emu try and mount me once, they are pretty stupid animals.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 04:56 AM
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a reply to: w810i

Have you thought of going back with cameras, guns and a group of 10 or more people interested in the unexplained? Would that be hard to do? You could post your film on here no matter what happened or didnt.



posted on Feb, 10 2016 @ 03:17 PM
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Thanks for sharing your experiences - I am fortunate or unfortunate to have never experienced something similar. I grew up in Southwest Florida where civilization is far scarier than the forests. Are there known to be any specific forests (besides the suicide forest in Japan) reputed for paranormal reports?




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