Hiking is a way to get out of the stress-filled cities and escape our daily lives. It's relaxing, walking along observing nature, and feeling our connection to the Earth. But for some, a simple hike turned into a nightmare when they encountered some of the creepiest things we've ever heard of. Check out their stories:
Two brothers come upon hanging man
"Hiking the AT in PA for a week: my brother and I came across a young man who had hung himself. We sprinted up to the bluff where he was strung up. I wrapped my arms around his waist to take weight off his neck while my brother cut him down with his knife. The guy had thrown the rope up over a tall branch and lashed it off with a clove hitch at the trunk like you'd hang a bear-bag. Must have climbed the branches and dropped once laced in. We probably shouldn't have even tried, he was dead for some time before we happened across him. Fortunately no critters had come to tear him apart before we found him, it would have only gotten grislier. We called 9-1-1. This ended our trip pretty damn quick."
Hikers followed by extremely creepy entity
“This past winter I hiked a very high peak with a buddy of mine and camped out overnight. Everything was fine the entire first day we were there. We had a great night’s sleep and woke up early to hike back to the parking area. On the way back down the trail my friend and I noticed that someone else had been hiking as well. About a mile after walking, I stopped and saw that my full name, first and last, was drawn into the snow on the side of the foot path. I didn't do it, neither did my friend. It was snowing a bit throughout the night and if it was drawn the day before, the snow would have covered it up. We got a bit freaked out and decided to hustle back to our car so we could get out of there. We finally get back to the parking area and I went to sign myself out of the registry book. When I turned the page to where I signed in, I see that someone had scribbled out all of my information so you couldn't read it anymore. No one else had signed into the book besides myself for three days. I will NOT be going back there.”
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