Category: Campfire Stories

Photographic Memories

I grew up in New Mexico and was always very into the outdoors, hiking, camping, rock climbing, etc. One summer when I was 19 I went on a 4 day/3 night camping trip near my parents’ house on my own. Might sound weird but I had been to this area many times and it was quite safe. Anyway I brought my camera and took lots of pictures. When I came back and developed my film, […]

Missing Hiker

“Park ranger here. Another ranger and I were out on a search and rescue call once. The missing person was a man in his 20s. He had gone hiking and had not returned the day that he intended to. When we got the call, it was nighttime, but we hiked in a few miles and set up camp on a ridge that had a pretty good view. He had gone into the woods prepared, so […]

Strange Sounds

“One night I was camping near where an old river dam had been. I pulled the canoe in late so I just draped the tarp over the canoe and crawled in underneath it and fell asleep. In the middle of the night I woke up to the sound of roaring water. I crawled up out from under the tarp and the sound stopped. I thought I must have been imagining it or it was the […]

A Perfect Circle

“My pops and I are avid campers, not professionals anymore but my dad used to be a wilderness guide for kids. We typically prefer the eastern/western sierras as they have great car camping spots next to lakes and a lot of great trails. Last summer we decided to go up for a two-night stay and do some day hiking. The campground was pretty full, not unusual for the summer, but we were lucky enough (I […]

Nose Bleed

This is actually the only experience I’ve ever had with paranormal activity. Was on a big camping trip with friends at Suwannee River Music Park. Me and my sister had decided to go off and explore some trails around 11:00 at night. There was a trail connected to the one we were on, but there was yellow tape strung up between 2 trees at the entrance. We decided to go in anyways. About 15 steps […]

Campers Beamed Up By Aliens

We were camping around different area of the US, hitting 13 states. It wasn’t a trip with a firm itinerary, and we drove through Amish country in Indiana despairing that we wouldn’t find a campground as it was late in the day. But in the middle of Amish country we found a lovely campground with a nice big pond for swimming. We were the ‘weirdos’ who do tent camping, and you had to drive down past this field to […]

Invasion Of Coyotes

I have seen weird lights, heard weird sounds, found weird stuff in the woods before, but the one that sticks out was years ago. I was camping at a friend’s property in South Texas. While asleep in my tent, I suddenly wake up in the middle of the night. One of those ‘from dead sleep to wide awake in a half-second’ things. I can feel something is outside the tent, but I don’t want to look. I have considerable camping/hiking […]