You’ve read about why you should make a campfire on the day after Halloween and watched what you should do with that leftover Halloween candy. Now it’s time for something creepier.

In honor of Halloween, we found some of the creepiest stories we could from campers, backpackers, and others who spend a lot of time in the middle of nowhere.

Read at your own risk. Have a story of your own? Tell us in the comments below and we might feature your story on our Facebook Page. We found these stories on a few different Reddit threads.


Let’s start with one of my favorite ones. Think about a time you drove through back roads in the middle of nowhere:

User Randompigs takes us back on secluded trails:

Ever felt like something was watching you in the woods?

Then there’s stories like this that make me want to cancel all future plans of staying in a cabin:

Have you ever had a job where you were in isolation for extended amounts of time at night? Has anything like this happened to you?

Have you ever gone camping alone? User Paleontologyfreak makes sure you never do it again:

User JODYHIGHROLLER1 had a feeling he wasn’t alone:

Ever heard a noise you couldn’t explain?

Sometimes you’ll have some unwelcome friends when you’re in the backcountry:

And, usually, nothing is what it seems:

What’s the creepiest thing that’s happened to you while you were in the middle of nowhere? Comment below!

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  1. donna allen

    the stories were ok some better than others but not the scariest i have heard, loved reading them though.donna a.