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Oh, and one more thing I almost forgot about. I was walking through some woods one time, trying to get to a piece of property that was for sale. Very thick woods with a faint path going through it in the general direction I wanted to go. The trees were tall enough and thick enough that it was always in the shade. I came around a bend in the trail and stepped right out into a small clearing. Hanging from about 6 or 8 trees circling the clearing were dead chickens hanging from branches by their legs. It startled the crap out of me and made my hair stand on end for a minute or so. I creeped on through the little clearing and went on to find and look at the property and then passed back through on the way out. My first thought was voodoo or something, but later on got to thinking that maybe someone was just baiting some type of animal for hunting. I just can't figure out what though. Not coyotes. Wouldn't seem you would hang them from the tree for that. Don't know. Maybe someone here knows what you would hang chickens for.
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In the woods near my Grandma's house, there's a small shack with stainglass windows...

I once found a 'fist and arm'. It's the ones that they sell at adult novelty shops for 'fisting'. I was disturbed.

Once off-roading, we found a Ford Probe that had made it surprisingly far, but was now stuck. The doors were locked, but there were dirty panties and pornos all round inside.

There's always condoms and beer bottles broken near Pink Floyd grafitti. I need to listen to more Pink Floyd...

In a park near me, there's a 150 year old grain mill in a waterfall. There's a 'cave' where a bear was kept until it was killed in a flood.
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when i lived in fla., i found in a wooded swamp area part of a flintlock rifle. the lock, trigger, and trigger gaurd are there. as the wood dried out it became very brittle. have about 8" of wood left conected to the lock, never found the barrel. still have what i found. dont know why, lol.
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been there for a lot of stuff swwjeff has found (im his little bro) and someone dumped a dead cow in our creek
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What I first thought was just four 45lb iron plates 2 miles from the nearest road actually turned out to be ten 45lb plates when I went back to go get them. No clue who carried them there, why they carried them out there, and how they did it. They were in great condition. If I would of bought them in a store it would of cost me $450 dollars.

I've also seen a trashed up old mustang in the middle of dense woods. It was a "WTF how did that get there?" experience.

In a creek I fish near a deep pool on the creek someone, possibly a hobo set up a camp site or something. Has a grill, a couch, a whole bunch of junk all on the ground, and a mixture of men and women clothing.

I think next time I'm out in the woods I'm going to go and purposely look for weird things now.
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been there for a lot of stuff swwjeff has found (im his little bro) and someone dumped a dead cow in our creek
I forgot about the cow. I'm sure there's lots that I've forgotten.
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Ive found a canine graveyard that a local farmer had killed all his in pain hunting dogs in. Rain had caused some of the bones to surface to the top.
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Dead folks. I found one car with a dead, half rotted person in it and never did find out what happened. Another time i found a car with a fresh dead body in it. The guy was sitting in the driver seat with his brains blown out. Turns out it was a suicide.
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Back in the 1920's my Granddaddy and a friend went on a float fishing trip. Now I'm talking about real hillbilly folk yaw. This was in north Georgia just before the U.S. government kicked my kinfolks and many other families out of their homes to build an army base. Anyway, a real bad storm came on them. They poled their raft to the river's bank and back in the woods found a real big moonshine still. They spent the night in that 'ol still. I guess any port in a storm huh? Ha! Bob.
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I don't know what it is. It's not in a terribly remote location now, but it used to be. There's nothing else around it that is of the same era.
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The usual foundations, old cars, even came across a half buried bus once. I found a random bench in the middle of nowhere once, the occasional camp site and lean-to. I've found various 'illegals' stashes all over the place and even accidentally bound upon a geo-cache or two with out intending to find it. Old farm machinery from the 1800s maybe, we found an ox yoke once and an old forge...well, the metal parts at least. Arrow heads, deer antlers and i've even heard of musket balls and civil war era things beings found locally, i've yet to find any myself.
Can't really think of much else right now, but i'm sure there's been plenty more oddities i've stumbled upon.
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One time, a few of my relatives found a pair of binoculars just sitting on a stump way out in the forest. I've personally found some knives, a working flashlight, several refrigerators and whats left of some sort of wrecker. Personally, the weirdest thing was a full dresser drawer, filled with some men's clothing, just sitting out in the forest, about a mile and a half from the main road.
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I have found the usual, old cars, foundations, ruins of old buildings and such. I found the axle of some sort of early 1900's vehicle in a creek once. I followed the creek up stream and found most of the rest of the vehicle one part at a time, all partially submerged in the mud and rocks.

Another time I found a 1940's era vehicle half submerged in the mud. The engine had the entire top end mission, and the pistons had been fused to the cylinders from rust and corrosion. The seats were still there, just missing anything resembling upholstery. Only the frames remained.

There are a lot of weird, unexplainable things in the woods surrounding the Argonne national lab. Everything form small building foundations, to wells deep in the middle of the woods, to dumps of metal, barrels and of course the shredded porn, bra's and mixed gender undies strewn in areas.

I never understood where quantities of undies came from. Was someone bringing girls back thier for sex, and had been for so many years that all the undies just built up over time? Was the area some sort of sex party spot in the summer? Is it a homeless person with a bizzar undies kleptomaniac issue?

I have also found small camps used by homeless people and various camp related stuff.

I once was really deep into the woods by Argonne, and found a base ball sitting on top of an old log.

There are blue barrels in the woods near where that cop's wife dissapeared, all I found were empty though.

100's of feet from an old abandoned junk yard, I found ancient car parts. Hoods, bumpers, doors, brake drums form cars as alls as the 1930's and 40's. how they got out of the yard, and found thier way that far into the woods is anyones guess.
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The coolest thing was I once found a naked girl in the woods near my house. She was still highly intoxicated from the previous night. I got her a blanket, and tried to help her find her cloths. We never did, so brought her home. I never heard from her again, never got a thankyou and never got my blanket back
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Once I found the remains of an old still probably 20 or 30 years old. Another time I found a bread truck in a ravine, in the woods with the nearest road almost a mile away. Very odd. No way they drove that there that I could tell. I also found a dumpster floating in a river. I'm serious! It is supported by weeds and just kind of sits there. I'll try to get some pics if I can.
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Have you ever seen some strange stuff out there? I'd love to hear about it.

I've seen some weird and fascinating things out there.

Tons of stolen cars.

Pot fields.

Poaching dump sites. The biggest having over two hundred deer and elk carcasses. Funny thing about that one is I had to fight with the lady on the poaching hotline to take the info down. The wildlife officers were much more interested once they saw the spot. Never heard what happened.

Tons of garbage, some toxic.

Apparently porn and construction items are the two most popular items to dump.

I've found old oil lamps, 70 year old beer cans.

We once came across a logging dump pit. The area had been logged off 80 years before, and we found there garbage pit. Lots of spoons old jars and cans, different tossed aside items.

I've seen old mining troughs.

I'm sure as the thread progresses I'll remember some other things.

One of the coolest I ever found took me a bit to figure out. We were bush whacking our way towards a river, when we came to the last rise before the long flood plains of the river we saw the outline. The whole area along the sides of the river is filled with 29 yo Alders, that have regrown since the St Helens eruption sent a massive mud flow(lahar) down the river.

What we saw looking down that hill was weird, it was a huge outline of a rectangle with these trees growing all over it. The fact that there was something unnatural about the area was just two lines that formed the corner of the rectangle. Even as we approached and saw it's massive size we still couldn't figure out what it was. It was only when we were standing right next to it that we saw the twisted metal on top. It was the mangled remnants of a guard rail. What we were looking at was a two lane bridge 150 ft in length! Complete with guard rail, frame and asphalt.

The Lahar had ripped it away and carried it close to a mile down stream before it came to rest 400ft plus from where the natural flow of the river is. Now nature has completely covered it. Few would hike down there, if they did it would be hard to spot. But it remains as a small sign of the destruction the eruption did. This area is a little over 12 miles from the mountain.

Edit: I found some pics taken a little over 3 years ago of that bridge.

Looking down on it.
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Standing next to it.
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My brother and son(right) on top of it. Just 3 years, wow! They grow up fast.
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me and my brother found an old pick axe head.It was over a few hundred years old it is in the local museum now.More old foundations from colonial times.
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While out hunting once with my Dad we came across a monument that a family had put up for their Grandfather. It was pretty cool, this small granite monument stuck in the ground in honor of a "true woodsman".
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I found a knife stuck in a tree. It had been there a long time. It was real rusty and the wooden (I assume) part of the handle was long gone. It was kind of like a bowie knife or Kabar, but wasn't either one exactly. About half of the length of the blade was buried in the tree and was impossible to pull out. Probably wasn't stuck in too deep when it was first left there, but I guess the tree kind of grew around it. Not weird, I know, but when I see something like that I try to imagine how long it had been there, why it was stuck there, who may have done it and why it was left. I'm thinking someone stuck it there temporarily and then walked off to do something and then could never find it again.
not too long ago i left a chinese made knockoff of a swiss knife stuck in a tree where no one but me really goes, something just said to do it, made me feel like im leaving some kind of mark or something, i know i dont make much sense but its like maybe someday when im gone and dont go there anymore some other lazy teen will be tryin his hand at bowhunting and find that cheap rusted knife and will know there was another before himself
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Flint arrowhead and tepee weight(usually misnamed indian hammer) on the north quarter of our farm.
My Dad found a buffalo skull in pieces. Since I was working as a paleontologist's assistant he gave it to me. I reassembled it and found out what killed it. A bullet hole through the skull had blown out 1/2 of the brain case. somewhere between a .50 and .62 caliber.
My Grandpa found a powder horn hanging up in a tree. He figured it got hung there and forgot it when the tree was small and it grew up.
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