The Unsettling Encounter In The Woods

“He found a corpse in the woods, and the corpse found him in his dreams”

25th December 2023, 12:24 PM
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A few years ago, a man named John was exploring the woods, far from the well-trodden paths. His adventurous spirit led him to a part of the forest that was untouched and serene. Suddenly, he was hit by an overpowering sweet smell that was out of place in the earthy woodland. Curiosity piqued, John pushed back the undergrowth to investigate. What he found was a sight that would haunt him for years to come - a lifeless body, hidden away in the heart of the forest. The body was in a state of decay, with nature beginning to reclaim what was once a living, breathing human.

John immediately contacted the police, who instructed him to stay with the body until they arrived. As the forest was remote, it took them a while to reach the location. As the sun set, John found himself alone in the dark with the deceased stranger.

The police later revealed that the man had taken his own life. This revelation sent chills down John’s spine, and for a long time afterwards, he was plagued by nightmares. In these dreams, the man would speak to him, expressing anger that John had disturbed his final resting place. He would insist that John should join him in death.

These dreams were likely a product of John’s imagination, stirred up by the disturbing experience. However, they served as a grim reminder of the real horror story he had lived. Even now, the man from the woods occasionally visits John’s dreams, a chilling echo of a day that changed his life forever.

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25th December 2023
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