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Hitchhiking Gone Wrong

The story took place two-years-ago. I was on my second week backpacking through Austria and I reached a point where I was too exhausted to walk any longer. It was an unusually hot day; I had blisters all over my feet and I was ready to call it quits. I was in the middle of nowhere and decided to thumb a lift to the nearest train station. But I was out of luck. I stood there […]

Never. Ever. Pick up a Hitchhiker

“So this was told to me by an old family friend, Nicki, numerous times as a kid growing up, as one of those “life advice stories” to keep in mind through the years. And to her credit, I have never forgotten it. Whenever anything associated with hitchhiking comes up it always springs to mind and probably always will. Makes me a bit ill whenever I think about it actually. So Nicki, who grew up at […]

Abandoned Camp

9 summers in our nations oldest national park. 3 of which I worked backcountry LEO, which involved going out for 9 days at a time alone. Stayed in cabins mostly, with the occasional backpacking trip when working boundary looking for poachers (these trips were generally not solo). “The oddest thing (that is, my unsolved mystery), was the abandoned camp next to the trail. Camping outside of designated campsites is a big no-no, and I was […]

Seasonal Park Ranger Stories

I am a seasonal ranger for my local forest district. Despite the fact that I live in a fairly suburban area, the forest preserves still make up 12% of the county, with much of the property being heavily wooded…not far out wilderness but pretty secluded in some areas. Being a seasonal employee, I have been on the job for a bit over a month now but in my short time here I have found: The […]

The Tall Man

“When I was around 9-10 years old, I remember waking up to see a large shadow stood at the foot of my bed I was living with my dad at the time, he has a very large (5 floors) terrace house built in the 1800s, every so often there would be an unexplained event happen, such as footsteps when there’s no one there or voices On the night this happened, it was just my dad […]

Long Dead

“My uncle’s house out on a very eastern part of NY was said to be haunted due to the family that used to own it in the 1800’s decided not to give it to the stableman and sold it instead. He and the maid were said to have haunted the place. We always used to joke that you would hear people or things moving at night but since the house is so old, we used […]

Cleaning Crew

Not much to say. I was young and working for a disaster restoration company we specialized in fire and water damage cleanup and repair. One day we where offered a shot at a suicide cleanup and it was lucrative to say the least. There is an unfortunate whole in the process because if you die and the coroner takes the body the mess is left to the family to clean or the landlord etc. Well […]