17. I found a gently used baby stroller sitting in the woods
“This past summer I was working on a project monitoring amphibian larvae in vernal pools. Many of them were in the middle of wide expanses of state land largely unpatrolled, technically with no public access but plenty of old logging roads and ATV trails people don’t usually use for poetic strolls at sunrise through nature or birdwatching.
I stumbled onto a lot of illegal dumps with weird things (sofas, construction equipment, hundreds of chew cans, baby clothes), not to mention plenty of abandoned camps/hangouts for people to shoot up (plenty of disposed paraphernalia…).
But without a doubt the creepiest thing I found, while all alone about 5 miles from a paved road following only deer trails, was an upright, gently used baby stroller. There were toys in the storage areas, and a blanket still in the main area. I have a picture of it on an old phone.
I just stood there and stared at it, like any moment something from the Hills Have Eyes was about to step out from the woods.” –PragmaticMoth