If you wander into the middle of the woods and there isn't a fallen tree covered in mysterious blood, did you ever venture into the woods in the first place?!
The innate creepiness of secluded rural spaces can sometimes feel like a chicken and egg scenario. Are people's stories creepier because they went down in a seemingly empty space, or do more creepy things go down in small towns and amidst quiet natural havens?!
While we may never have a clear answer to this question, one thing is clear: people have a lot of creepy stories that went down in middle of nowhere.
When I was a weird teenager I had this strange thing that I would just take night walks in areas with no lights mostly forest walking paths.
My logic then was facing fears and feel awesome after.
On one night it was pitch black, could really not see far. So was doing my thing and I just bumped into someone else. Saw him at the very last moment.