The Tell-Tale Rattle
Can you imagine running into not one but two rattlesnakes? This story will make you think twice the next time you are on a hike.
“So, there I was hiking through Yosemite on one of my days off of work. I was walking on a back trail to the Redwoods. Suddenly I hear the tell-tale shake of a Rattlesnake in the distance ahead of me. As I start to back up I hear another behind me. I freeze. I slowly starting moving myself to the left when the snake behind me stops rattling. I brace myself to be bit. It shoots quick as lightning between my legs towards the other snake. Fear was had. Panic was felt. Life was flashed before mine eyes”.
You’re Never Alone, Even When You Think You Are
Hunters encounter many things while in nature. Being so close to animals in their wild habitat is amazing. What isn’t amazing is when you encounter this.
“I was out hunting in Northern Ontario, no roads with in 130 km, I was late on the bear season so no one was out hunting in my quadrant. On the second day of my hunt I came across bear tracks, tracked it for about two hours, and then turned around. I always track on one side of the tracks and return on the other. About 200 meters down the east side of the tracks I ran into another human foot print which disappeared across the trail and into the woods on the west. My dog didn’t seem to smell anything, so I returned to camp with minimal concern. At around midnight I heard a snap of a branch. After hunting for 20 years only two things snap branches, bears and humans. I grabbed my firearm and a flashlight and went out after the noise. Every 100 yards, I would scan with the flashlight. My dog freaked, started growling and advancing into the woods slowly. I pulled back on my leash to slow his advance and switched on my flashlight. I saw a pair of eyes looking right back at me, it stared for about five seconds then disappeared into the woods. On the walk back I felt anxious, scared, and uncomfortable. I could feel someone watching me. The next night, the same thing happened again. My dog went wild, like I have never seen him, he was whimpering, growling and clearly very anxious. At this point I was terrified, I didn’t go hunting that day and didn’t close my eyes once. That night I sat up with my flashlight, constantly scanning the tree line. I guess I dozed of at around 1 and woke again at 3, sweating, confused and very scared. I scanned the forest and just barely visible about 25 yards in the forest there was a man and his dog; he was looking right back at me. I started to approach him, shouting to him. I got with in 10 feet, he looked awfully disheveled. The worst part was that he just stared and smiled, his eyes showed zero emotion and then he whispered ‘Good night.’ I ran back to my tent, quickly packed me stuff and got the hell out of there”.
A Shocking Storm
A family watching an incoming storm. Seems innocent enough. Until TheDutchGuy87 shares what happened next.
“Three years ago, on a VERY VERY hot summer day. We could see some dark clouds forming on the horizon from our garden. So me and my little brother fired up our pc and checked the weather radar, there was a pretty bad patch of rain and thunder on a collision course with our town. When the clouds were finally over our heads, the whole family was in the yard looking at lightning that was cracking some miles away. Out of nowhere lightning hit our greenhouse, which I was 2/3 meters away from. I could actually feel the static on my arm hair, and saw my own shadow in the whitish-blue light as I ducked out of reflex. The buzzing sound was intense as an arc of lightning crawled across the iron gutters of the greenhouse. This all happened in one and a half-second, next moment, all of my family members were with me under our back porch. All quite literally shocked, no one hit. Creepiest thing I can recall by far”.