From bears, fallen trees, sleepwalking accidents, and more, the internet is coming together to reveal the scariest camping experiences, and they don’t hold back.
virus reddit The post asked the question “What was your scariest camping experience” and it garnered 19,500 upvotes and 5,900 comments. redditor Tweet embed Share the post on the “Ask Reddit” subreddit, and people took the weighing in with their stories and experiences.
Camping is a favorite pastime that is loved by many people all over the world. It’s been around for a long time, but recreational camping was founded by Thomas Hiram Holding, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Books the first edition of the book cart guide In 1908, he also founded the world’s first camping club in 1901 called the Cycle Campers Association.
In North America, people have been camping recreationally from around the early 1870s. Smithsonian magazine reported that Secretary William H. Murray wrote the guide Adirondacks Life Campor Adventures in the wild In 1869, he was credited with bringing camping to America.
The data shows that camping remains popular, especially during the COVID pandemic. According to research from American Campgrounds North American annual camping report, in 2021, the number of campers for the first time was 9.1 million. The number of families that camped at least once in 2021 was 56.9 million, an increase from the following year when 48 million families camped. In 2020, the number of first-time campers in the country grew “five-fold,” according to an earlier KOA report.
Reddit weighed in, and some people had strange encounters that included other people. One of those Redditors was camping solo “in an unknown location.” When they awoke in the morning, “Someone had made a cup of tea and drank it partly in the middle of the night. There is no sign of anyone anywhere.”
Others had scary moments as children, and one revealed on Redditor that they experienced “absolute terror” as a child at a Boy Scouts summer camp. A kid left a few Airheads on the picnic table, and it drew a different crowd.
“Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night, no joke, 30 [plus] A raccoon fights over the heads of planes and goes to the tents in search of more food,” said the user.
Another Redditor was about eight, and they didn’t want to sleep in a tent with their sister, so they slept on a cot under the stars. The child woke up, and a bear was “sniffing” his head and neck.
“I was paralyzed with fright, the bear left me and went to sniff some snacks,” Redditor said. “I made enough noise to wake up my parents who got scared afterwards [it] far. I moved my bed to my sister’s tent right after that.”
While another person received a close call at about 5 years old when they “came out of my tent and slept off a small cliff in the [North Carolina] in a lake. I woke up there, and then I screamed until my father found me.”
Another user thought his tent had been “attacked by three bears”, but this was not the case. “[It] It turns out that someone’s dogs had just gone missing, and the outside light made them look huge.”
One redditor revealed when they were young, their beds camped in the white mountains of New Hampshire. “There was a nasty storm rolling down unexpectedly, and in the middle of the night there was a loud and thunderous crackling sound. A tree fell and fell on a woman sleeping in her tent not far from our location. Needless to say, she was killed. I remember being afraid of the woods for some time Especially during storms.
Another Redditor admitted they were “roaming around Switzerland,” and pitched a tent. At night, they heard a ‘gurgling’, and opened their tent to see the ‘shadow rushing down’ in front of them and ‘falling hard on the ground’.
“Rock Fall!” they revealed. “I went into the rogue mode and pulled the tent away from its place. Then, a giant boulder smashed into the position my tent was in about four seconds ago. I ran away while pulling my tent with me until I found a better camp space.”
Another bear encounter occurred with the Redditor and a black bear, which caused the user’s tent to open and he was on his way in.
“That’s when I shot him at close range with his 41 Magnum kill,” they said. “And no, there was no food in the tent.”
Some experienced nature in its heyday. A redditor was camping twice during an “unexpected hurricane,” and they revealed that hearing trees fall in the middle of the night as water poured inside the tent was “quite scary.”
“I was probably 12, and my little sister and I had our own tent,” the Redditor said. “We were side by side shouting at each other, and we couldn’t even hear what the other was saying because the wind was so loud.”
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