Creepiest experience while camping or riding

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Wreckman, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. ki_ote

    ki_ote Cindi Jo Admirer

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    Possibly.

    I always figured instead of the nursing home I'd walk out into the desert for one last coyote hunt.
    Kinda pay them back for the massacre I inflicted on their community.

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  2. warriorcole

    warriorcole n00b sch00b

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    All is quiet on the home front. A little too quiet..........
  3. Bugzy

    Bugzy 2014 VStrom DL1000a

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    I had a creepy experience on my trip just completed.

    I was in NW BC Canada, riding back from Telegraph Creek. It is a stretch of approximately 112km of dirt/gravel road with a starting point of Dease Lake. This area is called the Highway of Tears due to many female lives being lost here, mostly Native Women who were hitchhiking. Nobody has been arrested in relation to any of them to date, so the mystery continues. The killer is still out there.

    About 30km from the Dease Lake (estimated) I rode past a sign saying "Cariboo Camping", and there was a driving path going up. It was nearly 5:30pm at this point, sun was going down behind the mountains and long shadows were forming, and I thought, "I wonder if this is a camp ground, or just some notification about Cariboo, maybe they would let me put my tent up if I asked", so I did a U-turn and went up that driveway.

    There were three wood houses at the top and I turned the bike around and hopped off. The first house was a shed that had a chain going through the door with a padlock. The third house was also a shed, smaller, most likely for tools or something small. The second house looked lived in, it had a painted white door, a large propane tank out front and some empty planting pots scattered around. Nobody came out to say hello, and there were no signs anywhere saying anything about camping or Cariboo or anything, this did not seem like a tourist destination, despite the sign on the road. A little puzzling.

    I walked a little further in to see the field in behind. There were no animals out there, but lots of space for camping if that was allowed.

    I noticed there were curtains on the windows inside the main house, so it certainly seemed that someone lived here, but there were no vehicles of any kind.

    A click came from the front door of the house, like a deadbolt being turned, and I thought maybe someone was about to come outside so I said "Hello", but nobody opened the door.

    I was standing there thinking this was a little strange when I suddenly heard chains rattling, coming from that shed with the chain through the door.

    The hair on the back of my neck went up and I had sudden visions of someone chained inside that shed and a crazy axe wielding maniac in behind that White painted door. I got on the bike and hightailed it out of there.
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  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That's one way to get rid of tourists. :nod
  5. RebornRider

    RebornRider Been here awhile

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    Maybe alert authorities, just in case someone IS chained in there? Seen it in the headlines several times in the past few years.
    Also...... where did ya finally lay your head to rest? And, that IS a creepy experience!
    Ride safe all.
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  6. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Awesome!
    I rode right by there on my way down to Telegraph Creek and back just 10 days ago.
    We stayed the night at the Waters Edge Campground- no chains, lol


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  7. chazbird

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    In the '70's used to go to this USFS unimproved campground in the eastern Sierra, about 7800', alongside a nice creek. Went through there several times, except one time, I was the only one there. Couple years ago decided to check it out again. It's now improved, with about 125 vehicles, half being RV's with running generators. Creepy.
  8. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I think you meant "crappy" :lol3
    I just don't understand going somewhere quiet and amazing and running a generator all night. I can understand the allure of an RV, especially doing it for months on end but why ruin the setting with the noise?
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  9. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    If you're in the RV you don't really hear the generator running.
    And they don't care about anyone else.
  10. Jarlaxle

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    If you have a Honda Eu series, nobody hears it running.
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    There was one of those running at a campground a while back.
    If it's the only engine running and you're in a tent you hear it running.
  12. just jeff

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    That is similar to a smoker thinking no one can smell it on them because THEY can't smell it!
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  13. worncog

    worncog YBNormal

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    Sounds like a version of the 'Wolf Creek' movie. I'm with RebornRider, never know what is hiding in that shed and where the pile of bones are. Our son was working a difficult case recently that was solved with an obscure tip.
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    I had half a dozen people less than 20' from a running Eu3000 for an hour. One went to get a drink from his cooler...walking past, he said, "Hey, this thing's running!" He hadn't heard it...he felt hot air from the cooling fan. Yes...the Eu gensets are THAT good.
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  15. Bugzy

    Bugzy 2014 VStrom DL1000a

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    I have let the RCMP know about my creepy experience now, thanks for the suggestion everyone. They are going to send a constable to check it out. Somehow I doubt I will hear anything more about it, unless there really is something in that shed. Let's hope not.
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  16. insomnia

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    Oh its probably only one of them gimp blokes and he probably hates it there at this stage after all these years but he though he would like all that there bdsm that's some kinda bondage I think when he replied to the ad in the alternative lifestyles section in the small ad's . his master just leaves him chained up and only abuses him every few days for half an hour when he was hoping to get tortured and buggered all day every day . so he will be glad to be set free the poor bastard . so he can go out and find a new master who will show hi a bit of disrespect and treat him worse .
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  17. FEDragster

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    More funny than creepy .

    Early 80's , out with a bunch of crazies for a couple days of 4 wheelin' . When returning to our waaay remote location , we encountered a nasty truck and camper about a mile away from camp , that had not been there a few hours earlier . We then spotted a couple walking towards the truck from the direction of our site ... still at least a half mile away . No suspicions aroused ..yet !

    After dinner and many beverages later , one of my buddies discovered that his chain saw was missing . We all called bs at first , but he was the only sober one of the group and we had used his saw earlier in the day ... so maybe our new neighbor was a thief ?? The guy we saw was not carrying it , but maybe he stashed it ..to pick it up later . We all set out with flashlights to see if we could find it . Bingo !! Not 200 yards from our site , and about 10 feet from the road , there it was , covered lightly with brush . I had a pit in my stomach the size of a Gold Wing ... this was going to get interesting !!

    We regrouped and formed a plan . The saw owner went back by himself and tied a rope from the saw to a tree . We then let our camp shenanigans die down and quietly made our way back to about 30 yards from the saw . And waited ...and waited . We were all ( 4 of us ) losing interest in our stake-out and we were within minutes of calling it a night ... when we hear footsteps and then finally see a flashlight coming our way . Truth is , I was scared ... this could very well get ugly in a hurry . Too late , game on !!

    The guy walked past us on the road to get to the saw ... he slid down over the bank to get it and gave it a gentle tug . Since it was tied to a tree , it resisted ... he gently tried again , same result . I have to say that keeping myself from bursting out in laughter was one of the hardest things I have ever done !! After the 4th or so try , he figured it out . Knowing that he was 'made' , he very very gently climbed back on the road and started basically tiptoeing towards his truck . SURPRISE !!!

    My fear was that he had a gun ... we did ! As we stepped up on to the road , I am almost certain he crapped himself !! Priceless . He launches into a ' I saw it there earlier and figured that it belonged to you guys , so I came back to get it and take it to you ' ...bs story . He had no gun . The one part of our carefully planned out 'sting' that we never thought about was .... now what ?

    The saw owner has a plan ... lets walk back to camp and decide his fate . Once we get back , I can see that this guy is fearing for his life .... no need , we are harmless , but he doesn't know that . The worst part is that he continued to act like he was a good samaritan .... bs is bs !! If he had come clean with a ' jeez , I'm sorry ' ...sort of approach , it would've helped his cause . He did not !! Now his sentence ...

    Someone ( not me ) had a brilliant idea ... he was to strip naked and throw all of his clothes in the fire and we would then escort him back to his camper , where he would then pack up and leave . Thank god this was pre-cell phone camera days !!

    We all got a great laugh at the idea ... until it actually happened . It was obvious that having a completely naked man in our camp was odd ... real odd . We walked behind him as he led the way down the road to his camp .... somehow looking at the back of him was less disturbing . I think we let him keep his shoes ... not sure .

    By now , his gal was concerned and was standing outside of his camper when we arrived . Stuff strewn everywhere ... empties , butts , trash etc... We stood backa ways as they completely cleaned the campsite . They never said a word to each other , not one ... again , priceless . As they put the truck in gear to leave ... he sticks his head out the window and says " thank you " . I would sure love to hear his side of the story .
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  18. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    Hadn't laughed this hard for a long time, brilliant!


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  19. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    I moved some posts out. Scary stories here, not gun debates. Thanks in advance for keeping things on track. :D
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