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 … Continue reading Hitchhiking Gone Wrong

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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 … Continue reading Never. Ever. Pick up a Hitchhiker

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 … Continue reading Abandoned Camp

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 … Continue reading Seasonal Park Ranger Stories

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 … Continue reading Cleaning Crew

The Doppelganger

“Late at night I usually go to the bathroom multiple times but for the past 4 days, every time I go to leave, I can see myself still standing in the mirror from the corner of my eye. It is like the other me is watching me leave the bathroom. It terrifies me to the point where I almost run out without looking directly at … Continue reading The Doppelganger

A Little Too Late

“There was a young girl kidnapped in the middle of the day on a neighborhood street in a Springfield, MO. Someone in the street witnessed the event and tried chasing the car on foot to at least get the plate number and call the police. They sent out an amber alert after a few hours, identified the owner of the vehicle and his residence but … Continue reading A Little Too Late

House “Petting”

My bedroom is on the second floor of the house. There’s no patio/porch/overhang of any kind beneath my windows. Couple of years ago I was watching TV in bed around 2 AM and heard a louder than usual “animal” sound. Not uncommon to hear squirrels running around on the roof from time to time. Didn’t think much of it. Kept on happening, and started to … Continue reading House “Petting”