Around the Campfire 1/23/12 – Weird Woods Edition

You never know who you'll run into on a ramble

You never know who you’ll run into on a ramble

I’m not an expert hunter or avid fisherman, as I’ve said before I tend to like to just explore – walking as far as my feet will carry me just to see what’s there. Part of the alure of taking to the less populated places for what used to be called a woods ramble is the very real possibility that you’ll run into something strange or unusual. After being cooped up for weeks and hearing nothing but politics my mind starts to drift to the old adventures I’ve had wandering and scouring the web for other stories both weird and wonderful and sometimes terrifying:

“Unseen beast’ is attacking dogs in a little Missouri town. Residents think it might be a mountain lion but the wounds look similar to the damage wild boars do. I’ve heard there have been feral pig sightings in the area.

Vultures are ripping the rubber out of cars parked near the Everglades. Apparently rubber is the same consistency as dead flesh leading some “expert” to claim they’re “practicing” to eat carrion. I prefer to think they’re psychically controlled a gang of eco-terrorist.

Speaking of which terrorist group Earth First! has a hit list published on the web. Since they tend to congregate in the woods to act retarded wanderers should be careful lest they fall prey to Earth Firsters unfulfilled bloodlust.

The ifish forum has a multi-year thread of weird, creepy and bizarre things sportsman have found in the woods.

This is the creepiest picture of an abandoned house in the woods that you’ll ever see.

Bigfoot, pig people and the Pink Lady – oh my!

The cries of a strange creature are terrifying the residents of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Was a bigfoot “nest” found in the Arizona desert?

The hunt for the Minnesota Iceman.

Here’s an account of a haunted ranch in Texas.

There are reports of saber-tooth tigers alive in modern Africa?

To understand many of these stories you should read the book The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by Alexander Porteous

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