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Oddest things found in the woods?

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by Spunyarn, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Bishop

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    There's a small rag tree hidden in the swamp behind an industrial estate near Carmarthen.
     
  2. kpeter20

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    Couple of years back in the woods fairly local, I was out walking the dog, approx 11pm and pitch black out. Could hear a sound in the distance that sounded like digging and as I got closer the dog started going ballistic.
    In front of us was 2 men, all in dark clothing and digging away at a flat bit of ground in the woods.
    Could have been up to anything I guess but they had some big shovels and I had a border terrier so we went on our way.

    I like to think they were simply trying to dog their own dog out of a hole, I doubt it tho lol
     
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    Next to a tree decorated with ribbons and flowers.
     
  4. Two Socks

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    I once found a heavy bench grinder in some local woods. A strange find, but not half as creepy as some of the things in this thread.

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    maybe not creepy but it scared me nonetheless: during my younger days i went for a walk one afternoon, exploring a patch of forest (ca. 300mx400m) nearby- surrounded by fields and never used by military. i spotted an upside-down plasticbox (i thought) with an oddly-shaped bottom on the ground so i picked it up... . turning it sideways i noticed cyrillic writing on it... turning it upside up i realized what i held:yikes:- placed it between two close trees and walked away.
    in the evening my friend asked me ""what did you do today?"" "just went for a walk..." ""anything unusual?!"" ""NAH! just found a landmine...""" he did not really believe me until i showed him (i daresay it got somehow left behind when the soviet army retreated in the early 1990ties...)



    also: found a a perfectly bleached crocodyle skeleton(freshie) during a walk in OZ and at another occassion nearly pooped my shorts when i noticed a rather large croc REALLy close to where i was walking (and no escape route)- glad it was a freshie and dead, too (skull smashed in when it fell over the overflow of a dam i guess)...
    during another walk in a rather remote area i found a 3ft high steel cross with a name on it (which i did not see on a previous trip as it was hidden in high grass)- wonder what the story behind that one is...
     
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    I found a 5 iron golf club once a good thirty feet or so in a wood that paralleled a golf course. I handed it in to the starters box and got a nice thank you letter a couple of weeks later. It transpired that the owner was not having a particularly good round and lost the plot chucking the club away in disgust. The only problem was neither he nor his partner could find either the club or his ball, which had also arrived in the wood shortly before.

    Windy
     
  7. trubliphone

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    To this day I do not know what this was:

    I was walking up the west coast of California very late - around midnight. I hadn't planned on this outing so I had no gear whatsoever with me (no torch, no food, no shelter). I was just south of what, at the time, was a Marine Base. All of a sudden my path was blocked by a giant sphere about four feet in diameter with long spikes protruding at regular intervals along its surface. It was too dark to see what it was. But feeling it, I could tell that it was made of metal and it really did have the shape of a canonical naval mine. When I realized that, I immediately stopped touching it and carried on quickly on my way.

    The next day I revisited the spot and there was nothing there. Maybe the tide swept it back into the sea? Maybe it was all my imagination?
     
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    While riding my XT600 offroad in Spain i went up an old track like a goat track......was all i could manage to ride up, when i got to a clump of trees i stopped for a smoke in the shade.....there was a tree growing through an old Citroen 2CV...believe me, whoever drove it there, was a freaking genius as from all approaches, it was to my mind IMPOSSSIBLE to get a car there.
     
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    I was part of a campsite's service crew when I was charged by what I believe was supposed to be a LARP werewolf. I was en route to do some work and he mistook me for part of his story group.



    His epiphany came when, with him running full pelt, I tapped my axe polls together. Plastic just doesn't have that 'ting' :evilangel:

    His feet stopped well ;) .

    Still keeping an eye out :) . It's unlikely you lost them in the area munched by the goat ~ possibly in the edges, but not in the main bit as the bramble was inaccessible to us.
     
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    I came across these remains when hiking out in Yellowstone National Park.


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    At first I thought it was a now extinct quadrupedal pterodactyl. Then I realised it was a dragon skeleton.
     
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    When I was a dog handler, I was just doing a routine area search(no intel or info)when the dog gave a positive indication & I found an IED. The interesting thing was he's a drug dog not trained for arms or munitions.
    Also while exercising another dog(on duty) he again gave a positive indication & I found a firearm(handgun), Again a drug dog not A & E trained.

    Rob
     
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    Nope, the bunker was empty, I tried to find out more about it but drew a blank.
     
  13. Elgatoloco

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    I once found a nice piece of clay pottery when hiking in Crete/Greece, was planning to take it home, but I lost it lol, so it's there somewhere up for grabs if any of yous fancy it.

    S
     
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    Bowlander, I'm not sure if you wanted info about the specific bunker you stumbled upon, but have a look at this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Observer_Corps_Monitoring_Post

    They are still a relatively unknown part of the post world war 2/ cold war legacy. My father told me about them a few years back, and after finding the locations of them on urban exploration forums, I went and visited several with a mate. They're normally found quite near main roads on farmland, usually on a high point. The countryside is peppered with them, and if you live anywhere rural, you needn't travel more than about 5 miles to find one. Most villages across the UK have one. Sometimes they are just concrete squares in fields, other times they are in 20ft by 30ft chain link fenced off compounds, engulfed in 6 foot high nettles, having not been opened for 40 years.
    The ones I've visited range in condition. Some being in fair condition, with nostalgic items like brasso, cleaning agents, mapboards with duty rotas's and exercise notes, furniture, and posters. Meanwhile others, with hatches wide open, dead sheep inside, flooded etc.

    The most interesting are that a small percentage are still locked with original army padlocks, and since these things are never likely to be opened again, I am ever so tempted to go and do some investigating with bolt croppers, as these are most likely to be the best kept, and un-molested bunkers.

    There are even one or two which have been preserved, and one in particular has been set aside in a museum somewhere iirc.

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    I still find it amazing, that these things are just left, completely accessible to the public in most cases, and they have never been demolished. They're just left to decay, and I wonder what will remain of them in 50 years time.
     
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    two more odd things not mentioned in my last post: 2years ago i went to explore an area near a dam (several hectares large) in korea. 1st i found a dead cow with the legs tied together a few metres beside a muddy track in the undergrowth- but NO tiremarks or footprints (no rain for days to wash them away) leading to it... (a few days later i returned to harvest the horns)
    2nd - after bushbashing through dense undergrowth i came out on an old, totally overgrown track which ended blind on a mountainslope in front of a boulder field- right at the end of the track was a large excavator parked. i presume it got left behind when the dam was build and later it was impossible to retrieve it as the only way out of there would been the old track which disappeared under the lake... . makes me still wonder how someone forgets an object this size and value on a mountainside....
     
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    In Hungary mostly I've found ww2 or cold war era weaponry. The Red Army left Hungary in 1990 and left behind lots of stuff all over in the countryside.
    I've had a large collection of spent ammo few helmets some belt buckles a rifle's bolt action and few more bits.
    Older folks told us stories about the ww2 and the whereabouts of battles. We just went to those places and started digging like an archaeologist:)

    This is something that I saw but had no idea what was that.
    Few years ago I worked as security guard with a dog. I was based on a farm next to a forest in Cobham, Surrey. I was there to guard some building equipment and the horses. The horses were kept in a field in between the farm and the forest. One night I was walking down to check on the horses when I saw something that appeared to be a pair of glowing eyes. Had no idea what was that but the dog freaked out and it scared the crap out of me. It was in front of me bout 7-8 yards in about human head height. It probably was an animal on a tree's bench but than and there I had all sort of wild imaginations what else could have it been. What really scared me that the dog's behavior. She didn't want to go towards it, she got freaked out and wanted to run back to the farm.
    Any ideas what could it have bee?
     
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    A Bra and Panties and a scud book next to some freshly dug soil, I was about 12 years old.
     
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    This afternoon I came across three half eaten jars of pickled onions at the entrance of my nearest bit of woodland....
     
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    I found a copy of Razzle once. That was back in the day when lady gardens were left unshaved.
     

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