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Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods #7483048
02/03/22 01:03 AM
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My wife was just looking at Facebook and this question came up.

Some years ago I was running my dogs and one of them went on point. When I got there she was pointing a child's blanket with a body wrapped up tight in it. She would get close, take a big smell and back off about 6 feet. The hair on her back and neck was standing up and she acted like she wanted to fight. I stood there for what seamed like forever (a few seconds) trying figure out what to do. I clipped a lead on her and headed to the road and back the half mile to my truck, while trying to decide how to tell the authorities what I found and how to get to where I was. I went about 50 yards and realized that I didn't know what it was for sure. While I thought about it I decided that I had to know so I tied my dogs lead to a tree and walked back. I stood there for a few minutes contemplating what I was about to do. Finally I pulled out my pocket knife and made a small slit in the blanket on the end that looked like the head. To my relief I found my self looking at a big old Black lab. Boy was I relived. Although I'm not sure why I piled some brush and logs on it to cover it more and moved on.

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483049
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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483053
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I've been paced out of the woods by... something . You could tell after you got to a certain part of the property you weren't welcome. Was finding random stuff like old pillows and toys dead int the backwoods at least two miles or so from anywhere that this stuff coulda come from. Something had me on high alert if you know what I'm talking about you know. Just...... eek stomach turned into knot just now thinking about it.happy I broke up with her and ain't gotta go in them woods again just NO

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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483054
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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483056
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I nearly puffed my trousers once walking along a river in S.E. Alaska........I glanced across the shallow riffle I was skirting and there was a medium sized Brown Bear about 15 yards away. It was just sitting there on it's butt like a dog, watching me plod past. My partner, 8-10 yrds ahead of me, had walked right by it without seeing it. The bruin basically just sat there a short bit, then slowly wandered deeper into the alders and out of sight. Another time a few years before that I saw a rifle bullet dig a furrow in the ground about 4 feet from me when two ninnies I was hunting with opened fire at two deer that the pushers had run between us. That was way more deadly than a Grizz at 15 yards. I quit hunting in large groups making drives.


Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483058
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When I was 12 I was in the mountains in Idaho cutting fire wood and my uncle shot a big boar black bear and it charged down toward us at high speed. They finally put it down pretty close to the truck. Hate to say it but I was in the truck quick like with the windows rolled up.


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: Boco] #7483063
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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483066
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Found a man with powder burn marks and a bullet hole behind his left ear, and his face blown off !


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483068
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While still-hunting for squirrels upstream along a river, I found three large pits with ashes. They were about 4-5í across and about3 feet deep. On the return I smelled smoke. Very cautiously snuck over and saw all three fire pits contained a large bonfire. About 50 KKK guys in full garb having a rally, party, or something. I had snuck in to about 40 yards so I successfully snuck out.

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483075
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When I was in Maryland a friend asked me if I wanted to go hunt axis deer. Heck yah! He said he had scouted an area we could go. When we got there and parked behind another vehicle. As we walked to the entrance to the hunting area, I kid you not, I counted 53 vehicles and that didn't count the vehicles that parked beyond the entrance. You could tell where the deer were running boom, boom, bam, bam, bam, bing, bing, bing, bing. Terrifying. I went and sat back in the vehicle until my friend showed up.

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483078
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I donít know what the scariest thing Iíve seen is but a couple years ago I was out setting Marten traps and I was coming down a narrow trail on the snowmobile. It was my first time down there that year and the snow was really deep. The trail was pretty rough with huge snow covered mud holes and uneven ground, the sled kept tipping on its side, so it was real slow going. At least the mud was frozen.
The cedar swamps always give me the creeps, but this time something felt different and I felt very vulnerable to an attack by any animal that wanted to get me.
I came to a dead end, like smack dab in my face end. Thatís when I could see something black on the ground through the trees straight in front of me. Roughly 20 yards away.

My brain said bear, so I pretty much died. But I didnít! Now how do I turn around!?!? I was also pulling a sleigh and had that thing jackknifed in one second lol trying to back outta there. PANIC!!
Realized I had to get off the sled, unhook the sleigh and push it into the bush to get it out of the way. Iím hurrying as fast as I can in this deep snow and kinda peeking up at that black thing.
I inched back and forth about 15 times till I got the sled turned around, reattached the sleigh and got out of there!

Turned out I went down a short side trail that I never knew existed and found the proper trail just a little ways down.

I donít know for sure if it was a bear or what! Definitely had that depth to it like it was fur and a round blob. Havenít been back there since.


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483087
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I walked up to a bear in the marsh last year. 23 yards and we were on a beaver dam together. A sow grizzly and her cub. But I was safe, I had a compact 9mm on my hip. Lol. I donít know how many rounds it would have taken, or if theyíd worked, but she would have gotten 7 of the 8 to the face. She and the cub ran into the reeds when they saw me. Thereís really nothing you can do at that distance from a grizzly except hope they go the other way.


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483111
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The most upsetting thing I ever found was the bones of a child stuffed into an old culvert down on the river. the culvert had been tossed there as junk.


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483122
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for myself it was when i was about 10 , small game hunting we always tie what we shot on our side with an old shoestring. I had a bird and a squirrel on my side just before dark headed home and I could tell [feel] something was watching me I stop and was looking around and all of a sudden, I hear something I turned just in time and a owl was there a big owl, to this day I don't know if the owl knot off my hat or just the wind from his wings

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a buddy of mine was walking from there family camp to his dads house on a trail, after dark to come to work on midnight shift , in his flash light beam he saw a shoe sticking out of the leaves , he said he thought what the heck was a shoe doing there so he gave it a kick, well out of the leaves comes shoe foot and leg bones , the guy had been missing for 17 years , he [buddy] said they had been up and down that trail hundreds of times

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483245
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Do tropical jungles count?


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483259
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found a make shift stone altar and a bunch of satanic literature, candles etc. along a drainage from a pond. it made me look around with my hackle hairs up! creeped me out & i dont creep out easily.

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483265
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A screaming bear Cub only a few feet away from me one spring in MI, not worried about the little guy but did not know where Mama was was my concern. Still remember how plain it was pure black with no defining marks. It was tiny fresh size from that winter it looked like you could pick it up and take it home but I knew better.

Headed away from the river bottom quickly into the open hilly area so I could see around me then a short time later 2 bears yearling size were heading away from the area also it looked like. 3 bears close by one a screaming cub I got the heck out of there. LOL


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Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: waggler] #7483267
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Do tropical jungles count?

15 ft king cobra 4 ft from me raised up to strike.!!!

Re: Scariest thing you ever saw in the woods [Re: uplandpointer] #7483274
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