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Campers encounter real-life 'Blair Witch'

Posted on Thursday, 15 May, 2014 | Comment icon 74 comments

Could something be lurking in the woods ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Sharon Loxton
Two women got more than they bargained for when they camped out in the woods near Bristol.
Lola Swan and Kate Channon had set up their tent and camping equipment in dense woodland on the outskirts of the city in the hope of enjoying a relaxing night under the stars, but as darkness fell things started to take a turn for the worse.

"During the night we heard the sounds of, what can be described as, people walking around," said Lola. "Twigs and branches were cracking and breaking, like footsteps on the forest ground."

The women became increasingly aware of the feeling of being watched but were unable to see signs of anyone else in the area. At one point Kate whistled out and was terrified to hear someone whistling back at her from the darkness. Some of their camping tools also seemed to have gone missing.

The two friends eventually made the decision to flee after hearing what sounded like a baby crying at around 1am. "After midnight it all got too scary and, in our panic and fear, packed up our tent and got the hell out of there," said Lola.

The experience didn't end there however, as the following morning while flicking through the photographs they had taken in the woods Lola discovered an image showing what appeared to be a strange glowing figure in the background.

The photograph can be viewed - here.

"I immediately threw the phone to the ground," she said. "I knew we were being watched, and that picture proves it."

Source: Metro | Comments (74)

Tags: Blair Witch, Ghost, Haunting

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #65 Posted by brian17 on 6 July, 2014, 21:36
Could have been worse, it might have been 'The Tony Blair Which-middle eastern state will we invade now,project'.
Comment icon #66 Posted by scowl on 7 July, 2014, 1:00
I'll admit it. If I saw those two big-haired hipsters in the next camp site with their fashionable pink camping gear, and if I were camping with one of my mischievous friends, there's a 50/50 chance that we'd try to freak them out in the middle of the night. The worst thing you can do is slowly scrape a branch along the outside of the tent. That'll freak you out.
Comment icon #67 Posted by Frankieanime158 on 8 July, 2014, 11:57
That's exactly what cougars do. They whistle, and impersonate the sound of a baby crying. I've been living in the mountains on a rez, hours from town for years. Happens all the time. Yet still, nothing creepier than walking through the bush in the middle of the night, to hear babies crying in the bush.
Comment icon #68 Posted by Frank Merton on 8 July, 2014, 12:06
A panther will also scream like a woman. It would probably scare a lot of people if they were camping and didn't know what it was. Well panthers are scary enough, especially in a mood to do that.
Comment icon #69 Posted by JesseCuster on 8 July, 2014, 12:44
A panther will also scream like a woman. It would probably scare a lot of people if they were camping and didn't know what it was. It'd be pretty odd though for a panther to be at loose in the English countryside...
Comment icon #70 Posted by Astra00 on 8 July, 2014, 12:59
A panther will also scream like a woman. We can also have claws like one
Comment icon #71 Posted by freetoroam on 8 July, 2014, 13:08
I so wish I was still traveling on the London tubes, this would have had me laughing at all 4 stops on the Central Line. Jeeze the Metro must have made peoples day that morning with that JOKE of an article.
Comment icon #72 Posted by Calibeliever on 8 July, 2014, 14:13
According to a ranger's post in the comments of the Bristol article, overnight camping is not allowed in Leigh Woods. They weren't supposed to be there at all.
Comment icon #73 Posted by MyOtherAccount on 9 July, 2014, 6:51
Don't all species of cat make that baby crying sound during mating?
Comment icon #74 Posted by Kasha on 9 July, 2014, 21:54
1 of 2 things: either they are on the level or the pranksters are really lame. A child crying? Come on... how many times has that been done before? Stealing a hammer? They should've left some wooden sticks or a pile of rocks outside their tent if they wanted to stay true to the Blair Witch storyline. Were I in charge of the pranks, those 2 would be in an institution by now... I know this thread is older, but I remember back when I 'liked' this comment that I thought if you were in charge of the pranks I would NOT have wanted to be those girls. Just one of those feelings. Rereading it now...yup... [More]

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