Invaders in the Woods
Through deep research and high-strangeness storytelling, three brothers explore paranormal encounters and unexplained events. Collecting freaky listener stories and scouring the dusty pages of classic Fortean texts, the brothers use high-production sound design to set the scene for alleged real encounters with, Dogman, Poltergeists, Bigfoot, Fairy Folk, Humanoids, UFOs, Shadow People, and Sky Creatures.. just to name a few.
Attempting to parse out the fact within folklore, the brothers of the Hole banter about everything from bizarre historical mysteries to emerging clandestine conspiracy theories, often challenging their own beliefs and sometimes each other’s sanity.
Good humor, good drinks, and good discussion!
Have you ever overheard a co-worker shakily tell his story of a real encounter with a Dogman? Has your friend or weird uncle told you his close encounter with a reptilian humanoid from the sewer? Looking to corroborate your grandma’s true ghost stories? Were you born with a thirst for the mysterious? Well, sit back and pour yourself a big glass from the Belief Hole, my friend, and help us dig the weird!
I live in Alabama, and used to live in the woods, with about three miles of just trees and side roads in one direction, and about a mile of trees in the other, before you finally hit civilization. Not extremely isolated, but enough that several weird things happened throughout my childhood there. One night, I heard my dogs start barking at something, which wasn’t exactly uncommon, but what was weird was the sudden silence. It was all at once, with no follow-up, single bark that they usually do as a final threat or something.
I got curious, got out of bed, (it was around 2 in the morning at the time), and walked out on my porch. Our porch was about five feet off the ground, and I was about five feet tall. I looked around, called for my dogs, and didn’t hear anything. So I thought, ‘I guess they hit the woods, maybe chasing a rabbit, who knows?’ So i turned to walk back inside, and saw a light in the woods. This light was about eye level with me, and the source was just out of sight. It looked like a single car light on bright, and was steadily blinking. About the speed of one of those cell towers. I even thought that. That maybe it was a cell tower that they added that I never noticed. But that was stupid. This thing was just beyond the tree line, and bright as hell. And it was at eye level, no tower is that short, a mere ten feet or so off the ground.
Here is the weird part, and the part that most people quit listening..
I remember noticing my dogs sitting just beyond the tree lines, or maybe lying down, I can’t be sure. And I remember hearing something walk. I don’t know what it was, or how many there was, but I heard footsteps that sounded human walking through the leaves. And I remember seeing something. I know I saw something, but I can’t remember what I saw. What I do remember, is realizing what I was seeing.. and then going back to bed. I know I was seeing a ship or something abnormal, and I just went to bed, ignoring it instead of waking someone up. Why would I do that?
I woke up the next morning confused as hell. Why didn’t I wake up my parents? I even questioned if I had dreamed it or not. This is the part that is fucked up, my feet were muddy as hell, like I had been walking outside, but i haven’t left the porch. And one of my dogs was missing and we haven’t seen her since. I Finally told my family, but I don’t think they believed me.
I was around 16 or 17 then and now I’m 27 and I still remember it like it was yesterday. Well, what I can remember. But since that night, I’ve had nightmares about things that I don’t like to think about, and a scar on my side that I don’t remember getting. I have keloids, so my scars are huge if they go deep. Deep Enough for stitches. So the fact that I got a new scar around that time that I don’t remember getting always bothered me. So yeah, just wanted to share that story with y’all.
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