Hiking is scary enough during the daylight hours, what with all the physical exertion, possible encounters with wildlife, and the fear that your granola bar stash will run out and you'll be forced to eat your own arm. So I can't even begin to imagine how scary it is at NIGHT. Someone recently asked Reddit, "Late night hikers what is the creepiest thing you have seen while hiking?" And these responses ensure that I will never ever go hiking at night, or walking at night, or ever leave my apartment after 10 pm, ever again. Here are 19 stories that just might scare you into doing the same:
I go out for walks very late at night fairly often, so I've seen a few things.
The creepiest though, happened about two months ago. I left the house around 1:30am, and it started off as a normal walk. I wandered around the town till about 2:00am, when I decided to go home. I was walking back the route I had came when I noticed a black van meander down the street. Didn't really pay to much attention to it though, at first. I did pay attention though when I saw it slowly drive by me for a second time. I wasn't entirely sure it was the same van though, so I just continued walking. But this time I kept an eye out. And low and fucking behold, about ten minutes later, the same damn black van came down the street again. This time I knew for sure because it didn't have license plates. Now I was fairly scared, so I picked my pace up a little bit. When the van came around again this time, it stopped in the middle of the road a few houses in front of me. I stopped, turned around, and booked it back in the other direction. I made a few turns onto different roads, and then ran right into someone's yard. I waited behind their fence, and the same fucking van came down the street. I assume that when they couldn't find me, they finally decided to fuck off. But I waited in that yard for about 20 minutes before I ran back to my house and practically threw myself through my bedroom window.