Freaks In The Woods: 17 True Stories Of Scary Encounters Deep In The Forest

12. I heard footsteps coming toward me. I am freaking out. I hear someone right outside of my tent…

“Was hitchhiking in Greece, got dropped off at a crucial fork in the road for my journey in the middle of the night by a super nice guy (he was going the other way). Had to camp for the night in the middle of nowhere and start again in the morning. His were the only headlights I saw from getting out of his vehicle to walking a half-mile into the woods. I set up camp, had some whiskey, and started to doze off. Before I could, I heard footsteps coming toward me. I am freaking out. I hear someone right outside of my tent. I yell ‘I have a weapon!,’ and start to open the tent and they bolt. I see a figure running back towards the road. I close the tent, and stayed awake for 8 hours until the sun came up, fighting a sleep deprived drunken sleepiness the whole night. It was the worst night of my life but I never saw whoever it was again.”

—pghparagliding


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