Have you ever gone somewhere and then discovered it wasn't listed on a map, and no one else in the area had ever heard of or witnessed it? Or maybe you've driven through a small town that just didn't feel right, only to find out it's a cult community, or the site for a series of ritualized crimes.
There are some experiences that don't fit neatly into the umbrella of ghost stories, or close-calls with predators, but enter a whole different realm of twilight zone.
When my brother and I were 10 and 12 respectively our family went on a hike through the cemetery and into the woods not far from our house.
(My brothers and I would explore these woods every day. Even camped in em before. We knew it like the back of our hands. )
Anyway, as the family hits our usual spot by the creek halfway through brother 1 and I said wed be back in a few, we wanted to wander off further up creek. So we did.