a reply to: SkepticOverlord
Oh, excellent! I hope those who have shared stories in other threads will participate here as well; some are truly creepy!
I don't have one for such a place myself. We did camp, a LOT, in the Cherokee National Forest when I was a child, but I can't recall even one
remotely scary moment. Never read one for that area, either, oddly enough. Chilhowee, in our case. Beautiful area, too! We roamed, as little kids,
all over the campground area, usually without adults, too. Makes me wonder, now, after reading the stuff Paulides writes about! There, but for the
grace of God? I wonder, as others have, if he's involved with this. Either way, very interested in watching. People need to be aware.
The only creepy woods story I have isn't in a park setting. Isn't anything cool one could document, either, being one of those "scary feeling" sort
of things. Aunt and uncle, and my favorite cousin, lives for a short time in this house back in the woods. Might have been Tennessee, or maybe
Kentucky; I can't recall. Anyway, the drive went through a lot of trees before reaching the house, and there was no light from anything else visible
back there. The dads would hang out outside, talking, as a rule, but we kids would not stay out there alone at night. You could have promised me a
hole toy store, and a dozen horses, to stay out there, and I'd have refused. I can still see this place in memory, and I knew, knew
there was something very bad in those woods. Something big, with teeth and claws, that would eat me if it could. Very strong feeling. I don't
think, if I knew now where the place was, I'd go at night. Now, I love the woods. I need forests. Grew up around them, and never, save there, felt
any fear at all in the trees. That place, though? That was different. If I can find out a better location, maybe from the cousin, will post it. No
idea if he remembers, either. Not one for a television show, I don't think, but sharing anyway, just to add to the stories.