What is it about sitting round a campfire with friends that makes us want to tell scary stories? Is it that being out there in the woods adds an extra frisson of excitement to stories that might not seem half so frightening if they were told in the security of our homes? Or is it just that people have enjoyed scaring their friends for as long as there have been humans and campfires?
You’ll read here about the kind of places you really, really don’t want to pitch your tent – a haunted ghost town in the US, the most haunted village in England and a forest that’s haunted by a whole range of different entities. You’ll also read about the murder of campers or people in forests both solved and unsolved.
Finally, you’ll read the completely unsettling story of nine, healthy, happy young Russian campers who settled down in their tent one night in the Ural Mountains. By the time that the sun came up next morning, they were all dead and to this day, no-one knows precisely what killed them…
So, throw another log on the fire and move a little closer because I think I can hear something moving out there, in the darkness under the trees. Are you ready? Then let’s tell some scary campfire stories…