Feel like taking a leisurely walk in the woods? You might think twice before hiking in these 12 forests. Horrible things happened in each…and some people think that ghostly specters remain to tell their tales.
1. Devil's Tramping Ground, North Carolina
See that circle in the woods? Nothing grows there. Ever. Why? No one knows...
2. Oakwood Cemetery, New York
Visit this cemetery in the woods near Troy and you might hear screams and find someone following you. Someone alive? Maybe not.
3. Pine Barrens, New Jersey
Two major highways cut through this extensive forest in New Jersey, but otherwise, it's virtually untouched. Unless you count the Jersey Devil, that is.
4. Freetown State Forest
Psychics say that Native American spirits haunt this forest, and satanic ritual sites have also been found here.
5. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah
The river in this canyon has claimed many lives. Walk through the forest near the river, and you might hear the screams and moans of the drowned.
6. Bluff Mountain, Virginia
Hikers on the Appalachian Trail often see the ghost of little Ottie Cline Powell, a four-year-old boy who froze to death there in 1891.
7. Robinson Woods, Illinois
In 1955, three young boys were strangled and beaten to death in these woods. Now, witnesses hear noises, see lights and smell something strange.
8. Greenbriar State Forest, West Virginia
This forest is said to be haunted by Catherine Carpenter, who was scalped and killed, along with her young son in the mid-1700s. Walk through this forest, and you may hear Kate's screams and a young child's cries.
9. Woods near Cornwall, Connecticut
Near this spot in Cornwall, a small settlement existed in the mid-1700s. The residents were supposedly cursed by King Henry VIII, and the curse followed them here. Several women in the village committed suicide. Other settlers claimed to see demons and went insane.
10. Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana
Sounds of drums, chanting and ghostly moaning are just a few of the sounds you might hear in this creepy forest.
11. Woods near Chugiak, Alaska
Deep in the woods near Chugiak, a five-year-old girl died when she tried to lift her father's axe and fell on it. Her father, in his grief, sat next to the child for days, finally dying of hypothermia. Both haunt these woods now.
12. Lums Pond State Park, Delaware
A young girl was murdered in these woods in the 1970s. Walk around the Lums Pond Trail, and you might hear her screams and pleas for help.