The Internet Reveals The Scariest Camping Experience Ever

From bears, falling trees, sleepwalking incidents, and more, the internet is coming together to reveal their scariest camping experiences, and they’re not holding back.

The viral Reddit post raised the question of “what’s your scariest camping experience,” and it’s garnered 19,500 upvotes and 5,900 comments. redditor @Dolphins_With_Dildos The post was shared on the subreddit “Ask Reddit” and people weighed in with their stories and experiences.

Camping is a favorite pastime which is enjoyed by many people all over the world. According to the Encyclopdia Britannica, it has been around a long time, but the recreational camp was founded by Thomas Hiram Holding. He wrote the first edition of the book camper’s handbook in 1908, and he also founded the world’s first camping club, the Association of Bicycle Campers, in 1901.

In North America, people had been camping recreationally since the early 1870s. Smithsonian magazine reported that the guidebook was written by Minister William H.H. Murray. Camp-Life in the Adirondackseither Adventures in the Jungle in 1869, and is credited with bringing camping to America.

Data shows that camping is still popular, especially during the COVID pandemic. according to research America’s Campgrounds In the annual North American Camping Report, 2021, the number of first-time campers was 9.1 million. The number of households camping at least once in 2021 was 56.9 million, an increase from 4.8 million households camping the following year. In 2020, the number of first-time campers in the country increased “five-fold”, according to a previous KOA report.

Reddit weighed in, and some people experienced strange encounters involving other people. One such Redditor was camping solo “in the middle of nowhere.” When he awoke in the morning, “Someone had made a cup of tea and drank it partially in the middle of the night. There is no trace of anyone anywhere.”

People on the Internet revealed their scariest camping experiences. Here a family is camping in front of the campfire.
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Others went through scary moments as kids, and one such Redditor revealed that they experienced “sheer terror” when they were a kid at a Boy Scout summer camp. One kid left some airheads on the picnic table, and it attracted a different crowd.

“Everyone woke up in the middle of the night, no joke, 30 [plus] Raccoons are fighting at airheads and moving to tents in search of more food,” the user said.

Another Redditor was about 8 years old, 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” their head and neck.

“I was basically paralyzed with fear, the bear left me and went around for a snack,” expressed the Redditor. “It made enough noise to wake up my parents who were then scared [it] far. Soon after, I put my cot in my sister’s tent.”

While another person experienced a close call at about age 5, when they’ve fallen asleep—walked out of my tent and out of a small rock [North Carolina] in a lake. Woke down there, shouted until my parents found me.”

Another user thought their tent was “being attacked by three bears,” but that was not the case. ,[It] Turns out someone’s dogs had just turned loose, and the light outside made them giant.”

A Redditor revealed that when they were young, their family was camping in the White Mountains, New Hampshire. “There was a bad storm that rolled in unexpectedly, and in the middle of the night, there was a loud crackling sound and a boom. A tree had fallen and landed on a woman sleeping in our tent who was very far from our site. Wasn’t far away. Needless to say, she was killed. I remember being afraid of the forest for a time, especially during a storm.”

Another Redditor admitted that they were “walking around in Switzerland,” and that they pitched a tent. At night, he heard “thunder”, and he opened his tent to see the shadow “running down” and “falling into the ground with force” in front of him.

“Rock Fall!” He disclosed. “I went into rogue mode and just pulled the tent away from its place. Just then, a giant rock crashed into the position where my tent was about four seconds earlier. I ran dragging my tent with me until That I couldn’t find a better place to camp.”

There was another bear encounter that involved a Redditor and a black bear, which broke into the user’s tent and was in the process of getting inside.

“That’s when I shot him point-blank with my 41-magnum,” he said. “And no, there was no food in the tent.”

Some experienced the rawest of nature. One Redditor has been camping twice during an “unexpected tornado,” and they revealed that hearing the sound of trees falling in the middle of the night as water poured inside the tent was “very scary.”

“I was probably 12, and my little sister and I had our own tent,” said the Redditor. “We were yelling at each other, and we couldn’t even hear what the other was saying because the wind was so strong.”

newsweek Contacted Redditor @Dolphins_With_Dildos for comment.

This isn’t the only situation associated with camping. The shining trend was pricing tent campers in a national park. Rock climbers sleeping in mid-air tents stunned the audience. In addition, younger siblings died when a tree fell on a golf cart during a camping trip.

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