Top 5 Scary Creatures You Wouldn’t Want to Meet in the Woods

Top 5 Scary Creatures You Wouldn’t Want to Meet in the Woods

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Since time immemorial, people have been afraid
of what lurks among the flora in the wooded areas near their homes. Stories about the ghosts and demons that haunt
these all-natural labyrinths can be found throughout the ages, all across different
societies. It’s easy enough to get lost if you don’t
know what you’re doing, and once you step off the beaten path you’re at the mercy
of the forest. To make matters worse; once the sun goes down,
anything could be hiding in the pitch darkness of the trees. Many horrible creatures make the forest their
home, all with blood-curdling backstories to make their presence all the more unsettling. The last thing you want is to stumble across
some horrid hellion while trying to find your bearings and get the heck out of the woods. So, like the extremely lovely people we are,
we’ve compiled a smattering of creatures you’d be better off avoiding if push comes
to shove. Here is our list of the Top 5 Creatures You
Wouldn’t Want to Meet in the Woods. Before we get started, make sure to hit that
thumbs up, and subscribe if you want more creepy content. Let’s get to it. LUCY: FIVE: THE WENDIGO
Also referred to as the Wetiko, this is a mythological man-eating creature or evil spirit
from the folklore of the Native American Algonquian tribes based in the northern forests of Nova
Scotia, the East Coast of Canada, and the Great Lakes Region of Canada. It is a monster with characteristics of a
human or even a spirit who has possessed a human being and made them monstrous. It has been referred to as a possessing force
that makes a person want to eat human flesh, found mostly in areas with a shortage of food
in the winter. However, there are more than just one variant,
the second is a northern ghoul variant — a person who eats human flesh becomes the wendigo,
rather than eating flesh because they were possessed by the wendigo. This can oftentimes be depicted as a floating
humanoid figure that moves quickly with the wind, with a starved figure and a distended
belly because they’re always starving for more human flesh. Now, the third variant is more recent, linking
descriptions of Bigfoot or yeti with the Wendigo myth, where it is a mix between human and
furry. Regardless of the variant, the wendigo is
on the hunt for human flesh, making you, a mere wanderer in the woods, their prime target. Keegan: NUMBER FOUR: JOTUNN
Watch your back, and stay away from trees with sharp branches if you ever think you’ve
encountered one of these Nordic nature spirits. If you’re not careful, you might end up
as a gruesome sacrifice. Known to many as a son of Loki, this beast-man-thing
has shape shifting capabilities, and is generally pretty ambiguously defined. Often when someone is referring to a Jotunn,
they could also be talking about a giant, or a troll, or a number of other large mythical
monsters. However, today I want to make sure we’re
pretty clear in defining it as a malicious, sacrifice-seeking shapeshifter. There are many Jotunn out there, but it’s
best to be prepared for the worst of the bunch. If you’ve ever seen David Bruckner’s movie
“The Ritual,” you already know how horrifying Jotunn can truly be. In the movie, four friends go on a hiking
trip in Sweden in honour of their dead friend. One of them injures their knee, and they’re
forced to take a shortcut through an unmapped forest. Always a bad call guys, come on! Haven’t you ever watched a horror movie? During their time in the woods, they come
across an eviscerated deer hanging from a tree, one wake up with unexplainable injuries,
and they even find their friend praying in the nude to a wooden statue without even realizing
it. Very soon after this, two of the friends are
taken and killed by the Jotunn. The other two friends discover a body as they
come across a village of Jotunn worshippers. This is where the real scary stuff starts. They find out that the villagers sacrifice
people to the Jotunn in exchange for immortality, and trap the two remaining friends. During an attempted escape, the beast reveals
its shapeshifting abilities by luring one of the men in with a facsimile of his wife. Then it’s true form is revealed: a massive
eight-legged partially-human partially-beastly shambling monstrosity with huge antlers. Ready to hear how one of the protagonists
gets killed? The Jotunn reaches out with weirdly human
arms, and impales the man on a sharp tree branch, leaving him to bleed out. Ouch. Coming across one of these guys in the woods
means that you’ll likely meet the same fate. You might think that due to the size of the
thing, it wouldn’t be too fast. Well, you’d be wrong! It is extremely fast, and will know the forest
like the back of its hand. It’s not a nature spirit for nothing. As a Son of Loki, it is an excellent trickster
as well, and will take the form of whatever it needs to to hunt its prey. Loki seriously got around huh? Fathering murderous forest beasts, jeez. The impaling upon tree branches has a Norse
background as well. If you’ve ever studied Norse mythology,
you’ll know that Odin hung himself from the world tree, Yggdrasil, and was impaled
upon the spear in order to learn the secrets of rune magic. It’s possible that the Jotunn is impaling
creatures and humans alike on trees as sacrifices to Odin himself. That’s hardcore, but you wouldn’t want
to be on the recieving end. I also mentioned it having eight legs earlier,
which may remind you of another character in Norse mythology; Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged
horse. It’s all coming together… However, unless you’re a Norse God yourself,
I would recommend staying away from this one. Unless you like getting impaled on trees… It’s your life, I guess… Lucy: THREE: THE DULLAHAN
Also known as the Original Sleepy Hollow, The Dullahan is a headless rider, usually
on a black hore who carries his head under his arm. Now, although The Dullahan is typically male,
there have been some female version throughout folklore. The mouth is usually in a hideous grin that
reaches both sides of the head, think the joker and you’re on the right track. Not only that, but his eyes are constantly
moving about and can see across the countryside even during the darkest of nights. It has been said by those who have reported
sightings that the flesh of the head is the colour and consistency of moldy cheese, which,
as a dairy intolerant person is revolting to me, just saying. The Dullahan use the spine of a human corpse
for a whip, and its wagon is adorned with funeral objects, e.g. candles in skulls to
light the way, the spokes of the wheels are made from thigh bones, the wagon’s covering
made from a worm-chewed pall or dried human skin. Now, here’s where things get spooky, especially
for anyone tracking through the dark woods. When the Dullahan stops riding, that is where
a person is due to die. The Dullahan will then call out the person’s
name, at which point that person will immediately perish. Now, even more terrifying still, there is
no way to bar the path against a Dullahan — all locks and gates open to them when they
approach. They also do not appreciate being watched
while on their errands, throwing a basin of blood on those who dare to do so. You have been warned. Keegan: NUMBER TWO: SKINWALKERS
In Navajo lore, skinwalkers are known as “he who walks on all fours.” Powerful medicine men and witches who have
acquired various supernatural powers through terrible means. Shapeshifting is one of their most well-known
attributes, most commonly taking the forms of coyotes, crows, bears, wolves, cougars,
and owls. They also have a tendency to appear as unspeakable
chimeras, with hideous amalgamations of both human and animal features. Skinwalkers begin as humans who place terrible
curses upon themselves through rituals of pure evil. They’re required to commit terrible atrocities,
grotesqueries, and grave taboos. This can often require the killing of a family
member or loved one. When all is said and done, they’re infused
with the insidious curse and the awful powers that come with it. Once a skinwalker, they are often banished
from their tribes for submitting to evil, and left to walk the badlands forever. As they traverse the wastes, they are often
seen as animalistic, even in their human forms. Also, they often travel naked. If they weren’t scary enough already, now
there’s a chance you’ll come across a nude ungodly abomination in the woods. Yikes. These monsters are extremely strong and agile
in addition to their magical powers. They can use their abilities to mesmerise,
instill fear, sow confusion, and even take control of another’s body for a short period
of time. On top of all this, they’re extremely difficult
to kill. Unless you know their original name, or have
a very specific ash to coat your knife, good luck getting rid of a skinwalker. There are countless stories of skinwalkers
being terrifying in forests all across North America. One story details the time a duo in Arizona
came across a gigantic coyote sitting perfectly still in the middle of the road. It didn’t even flinch when they drove by
it, and started chasing the car afterwards. It was right on the car’s tail, even at
50 miles per hour. This obviously freaked the passengers out,
but what happened next was absolutely bone-chilling. The coyote ran alongside the car, and looked
into the window with human-like eyes. Then it smiled at the driver, and let out
a screech before running off into the night. Yeah, remind me not to take a late night drive
in Arizona. Another skinwalker story is even scarier,
thanks to the long-lasting consequences of the encounter. A man and his friend were on a hiking trip,
and got separated at some point. Hours later they reconnected, but there was
something wrong with one of them. They didn’t seem to be themselves, and seemed
to not know many details about his own life. Upon returning to the city, the friend who
disappeared seemed lost, like he didn’t know what he was doing. He was dropped off at his house, and was never
heard from again. This could very well be an instance of a skinwalker
taking over someone’s body for a very long time. Whether the friend’s body was taken over,
or if he was killed and replaced by the skinwalker, it’s hard to tell. The prospect of a loved one being taken over
permanently by a skinwalker is blood-curdling. So, unless you want yourself or a family member
being taken over, I’d say avoid skinwalkers to the best of your ability. Not that you would be able to tell if you
were near one though… LUCY AND KEEGAN: ONE: SCP 1000
SCP 1000 is a nocturnal, omnivorous ape, which ranges from 5 to 10 ft in height, and weighs
between 200 and 600 lbs. They often have grey, brown, black, red, and
occasionally white fur and possess large eyes with good vision, with intelligence that is
on-par with the common chimpanzee. Now, SCP 1000 evolved alongside humans, up
until 10,000-15,000 years ago, when an extinction event eliminated all but 1-5% of their population. This event was triggered by SCP 1000 contracting
an anomalous pseudo-disease which is classified as SCP 1000-f1. This disease is passed on at the genetic level
and affects every present-day instance of SCP 1000. Now, the effect of SCP 1000-f1 is as follows:
any humanoid that directly, or indirectly, observes any instance of SCP 1000 has a minimum
2% chance of being instantly killed through anomalous means via permanent cessation of
brain function. Meaning, if you cross paths with an instance
of SCP 1000 while alone in the woods, you have a high chance of biting the dust. All media reports related to SCP 1000 are
to be examined for potential verifiability. And all organizations and individuals investigating
SCP 1000’s existence are to be kept under surveillance by Mobile Task Force Zeta-1000
and discredited or administered amnestics. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Are there any creepy forest lurking creatures
that we missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. If you haven’t already, be sure to give
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Scary vid. And
until next time, see ya later.

29 comments

  1. Good job keegan. Feels to me like he had a doob or 2 before the video to mellow out. Either way keep up the good work .

  2. Well thankfully the porn stash wearing Keegan was only around for a bit. When the Pale Queen came back all was forgotten of the porn stash. I now kneel before the Pale Queen of everything horror.

  3. No, that's not what a jotunn is. (Or a jätte, which is what it would be called in Sweden.) A jotunn is more or less the same as a troll. Loki was a jotunn himself, only adopted among the Æsir.

  4. I miss Jack! Keegan needs to study him to learn how to engage the audience, otherwise, NEXT! Lucy will eat him alive.

  5. SCP 1000 isn't as smart as chimps, and doesn't have a disease…
    if you read into the report a bit more…and if you believe the children of the sun

    SCP 1000, YES its Bigfoot, are just as smart as US.
    there's no disease, there's only the knowledge that these apes evolved with us, BUT while we were hunter gatherers, they developed a society, and a technology FAR BEYOND even our current capability or even capacity to understand, they were nocturnal beings, so while we slept at night, they slept during the day,
    we were the children of the sun, while they were the children of the night. so we always avoided each other, humans were basically living in nature preserves.
    Eventually humans ( the method is not 100% clear) caused , what the foundation refers to as an "SK-Class Dominance Shift" meaning they managed to use SCP-1000's Biotech against them to basically wipe out almost the entire species, becoming the dominant life form.. BUT we didn't just destroy them, we reduced their cities, their culture, all their creations to ash!
    and used their creations against the survivors as well, basically rendering them pre-primitives, basically animals again, but we also turned the last weapons upon ourselves making us forget, and also possibly regress, to later take our current place as the dominant species on the planet…

    but…
    they started to remember.. and started to try to speak to us (at least mobile task force assigned to them)
    one creature said in plain english :
    we forgive you;

    given choice for now, not forever;

    let us back in.

  6. It seems like Keegan is trying to hard to be creepy. Sorry, just my opinion. Not to mention several of these monsters have already been reviewed.

  7. The new guy Keegan sounds like Kiefer Sutherland in "Dark City". I like it. Just be careful, because the last guy hosting the show (our dear friend Jack) was sacrificed by Lucy in a ritual… Good luck and watch your back 😉

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