Reader Submission: The Noise in the Woods

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“I’ve been a skeptic pretty much my whole life. I was always the first one to think of a ‘scientific explanation’ for everything. But I have my doubts.

It was a late night, in the heat of summer. My sister was helping me clean my bedroom because she was staying to visit for a while. We were sitting on the floor, chatting about this and such, when we were both cut short. From outside my window came a noise.

Now, I live right on the edge of the woods in East Tennessee, and I’ve become familiar with all the sounds.  Coyotes, owls, locusts, deer, I’ve heard it all before. But this wasn’t like that. No, no this was much different. This was much worse.

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Ghost Picture of the Day: Figure in the Forest

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A trail cam reportedly shot this creepy pic from Paranormal 360. Fake? Frightening? A frightening fake?

Got a real ghost picture you’d like to share? Send it ghostsghoul@gmail.com!


Reader Submission: Voices in the Woods


Here’s another creepy tale from the same person who shared “Footsteps on the Stairs“…

“This next one happened last summer with my brother, his wife, my daughter, and I. It was around June or July, and it gets so hot and humid in this part of Georgia. We drove to the Crockford/Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Preserve here in Walker County to try and get in some swimming at what is called ‘The Blue Hole’ by locals. However, the swimming hole was too crowded, so we decided to go up the mountain and explore while waiting for people to leave.

The whole area is deep woods, broken only by dirt roads. People camp at the bottom near the swimming hole. The part we went to was a few miles away from everyone, and we left the pickup truck since the roads were too narrow for it.

The four of us were walking up this gravel road for a good half hour to 45 minutes and for some reason I can’t recall, my brother walked on ahead because he wanted to check something out. He was supposed to come right back, but he didn’t. After nearly an hour, my sister-in-law and I started to worry about him.

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Creepy Woods and Haunted Theme Parks

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Ghosts and Ghouls isn’t my only paranormal-themed project. In addition to writing posts and scouring the web for Ghost Picture of the Day (a surprisingly time-consuming task), I talk spirits on “Nova X,” hunt ghosts with  Florida Suncoast Paranormal Investigations, report local ghost stories as a Tampa Bay Paranormal Examiner, and now write for MysteriousUniverse.org. Might as well go full nerd, right? In any case, here are two of my recent outside articles, if you’re interested.

  • Creepy Woods: Unknown Beasts in the Forest” –  There are times when even the most seasoned outdoors-man is afraid to enter the forest for fear of what he might find. Here are five disturbing tales of unknown entities said to stalk the woods.