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Victims experience a feeling that there is a powerful, sinister force nearby, and sense imminent danger. This usually leads the person to flee the area, desperately seeking out civilization. One curiously common characteristic of PANic, is that people often describe the woods becoming quiet and strange just before the fear starts, except for an unusual, escalating, buzzing sound. At least one article on the phenomenon has been written for Fortean Times Magazine by Patrick Harpur, called “Landscapes of Panic”. Many other alleged actual experiences of panic have been posted on paranormal forums. Is there really a spirit of the woods that shuns humanity?
It happened around the summer season of 2008, when I was only 7 years old. I used to live in the RAF quarters in High Wycombe, and due to the well-populated area, there were a lot of kids the same age as me.
Our mothers always gave us one rule: Never go in the forest at night. They never gave us a reason for not going in the forest, so against all our mothers' wishes, we would treck through the forest for hours on end.
Nothing ever really happened, apart from sometimes we would hear scratching on the trees, and have the urge to turn around because you would feel like someone was following you.
originally posted by: olaru12
I spend a lot of time fishing remote trout streams in the Rocky Mts of Colorado and New Mexico. Some times I get the feeling that it's best if I just GTFO of that particular location even if the fishing is great.
I have encountered high strangness many times but I can't decide what particular category to place it under...religio, paranormal, mystical I guess.
originally posted by: Xeven
a reply to: ColeYounger
We used to find Playboys and empty Budweiser cans in the woods when I was a kid.
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.