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Mysterious Stairs in the middle of Nowhere?

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Columbo

Has anyone on here heard about people finding sets of stairs in the middle of forests? Nothing else connected to them, just stairs leading up to no where? Some have reported experiencing strange phenomena when near them, like missing time or, just a sense of dread and fear?

 

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Claire.

This is a fairly well known fictional story. Actually, part of a series of stories by SARwoods (first appearing on Reddit) written from the viewpoint of a US Forest Service Search and Rescue officer, who details his various encounters with strange phenomena.

The image below (shown in the video) is actually a sculpture in the UK.

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rashore

I dunno about paranormal aspects to it... but yes, sometimes people find stairs in the woods. Tends to be stuff like when an old farmhouse collapses away, leaving just some of the base which can include the front steps. Or the odd old place that had stairs as part of more formal grounds that has fallen to almost non existence, with just bits of stuff sticking out here and there. Occasional old stone works too where a lot has crumbled away, but not the stairs. It's rare, but sometimes frame structures fall apart along the growing trees, leaving chunks of house like stairwells leaning drunkenly supported by the trees. Once in a blue moon one might stumble across what used to be a double decker outhouse with just the stairs still standing or an old oddly built observation/hunting plaform.

Sometimes depending on where one lives, one can find stairs to nowhere in odd lots or on the edges of roads and farmers fields. Sometimes this is when a concrete seller has a dump lot, or a trailer park got started and never finished, and so the cement works remain, getting overgrown. Sometimes it's a local woodworker that leaves a set of stairs out as advertising for his work.

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Tacoavenger17

Those stairs are to a lodge behind the veil.

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Wickian

If you take a highway from SoCal to the North end of the Grand Canyon, somewhere along that long stretch of desert road you'll come across a series of signs that simply say, "Scary Larry".  A few hours afterwards you'll come across a town that, as of 10 or so years ago, mostly consisted of incomplete houses and held what looked like the cast of an inbred horror film.  When leaving the town(we made sure we were gone as soon as possible) you'll find another sign.  This sign is simply a question mark above an arrow point to the right that directs you to a dirt road that somehow stands out in the desert and goes off into the distance.

What I'm getting at is yes, I would believe it if someone told me they were hiking in the woods and found a staircase that went nowhere.

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MizzPurrdy503

OK that would explain the stairs that are built upright but what about the ones the are upside down? 

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rashore
15 minutes ago, MizzPurrdy503 said:

OK that would explain the stairs that are built upright but what about the ones the are upside down? 

What do you mean upside down?

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Piney
On 6/19/2017 at 11:59 PM, rashore said:

I dunno about paranormal aspects to it... but yes, sometimes people find stairs in the woods. Tends to be stuff like when an old farmhouse collapses away, leaving just some of the base which can include the front steps. Or the odd old place that had stairs as part of more formal grounds that has fallen to almost non existence, with just bits of stuff sticking out here and there. Occasional old stone works too where a lot has crumbled away, but not the stairs. It's rare, but sometimes frame structures fall apart along the growing trees, leaving chunks of house like stairwells leaning drunkenly supported by the trees. Once in a blue moon one might stumble across what used to be a double decker outhouse with just the stairs still standing or an old oddly built observation/hunting plaform.

Sometimes depending on where one lives, one can find stairs to nowhere in odd lots or on the edges of roads and farmers fields. Sometimes this is when a concrete seller has a dump lot, or a trailer park got started and never finished, and so the cement works remain, getting overgrown. Sometimes it's a local woodworker that leaves a set of stairs out as advertising for his work.

There was a abandon party spot used by the wealthy during prohibition in a section of woods still owned by a Philadelphia family. It was the remains of 2 pavilions and a spring fed circular swimming pool. It looked like a ancient Greek ruin and was on of my favorite places to camp. I used one of the pavilion foundations which had the remains of a barbecue pit and a nice flat spot to sleep on.  The pool silted up and became a mud pit surrounded by a wall though because the wall broke and the spring ran into the stream.

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ChrLzs
On 12/17/2017 at 1:14 AM, MizzPurrdy503 said:

OK that would explain the stairs that are built upright but what about the ones the are upside down? 

Umm. Try walking around to the other side of your upside down stairs, and ... tadaaah!

What I don't understand is why they would make the stairs so much sturdier than other areas, it's almost as if they expected them to have a lot of traffic/stomping...

 

oh ..  wait...

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coolguy

Stair way to heaven

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