True creepy camping story

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I was on summer break and went camping with my friend and his parents.

We went to the lake during the day and did the s’mores thing at night.

His parents shared the tent while my friend and I had our own.

I can't remember where the campsite was and I'm not really in contact with my friend anymore but fifteen years later I'm assuming it wasn't the safest place to camp. Here's why.

I woke up sometime in the early morning like three or four a.m. and immediately saw a man's face looking in a tent at us.

He had unzipped the door just enough to stick his head inside.

He looked absolutely insane. He had big eyes and wild hair.

I was so stiff from fear I literally couldn't do anything.

The man kept moving his head from left to right very, very slowly as if it was uncontrollable.

I guess my friend could hear me breathing loudly or something because he woke up too.

He had the same reaction as me and just laid there in terror, looking at this mysterious man.

I'm not certain how long he was sitting there looking at us but it felt like hours shaking his head back and forth.

At some point we heard a noise close by and so did the man.

He disappeared quick and a couple minutes later we got out of our tent and woke up his parents.

The guy was long gone.

I'm still afraid of camping to this day.

This is important vocabulary from the previous section. Play the sounds and practice pronunciation.

  • to assume to accept something to be true without proof
  • noise any sound that is made by someone or something
  • to camp to stay in a tent
  • to share to use or to have something at the same time as someone else
  • tent a shelter made of cloth and supported with poles and ropes
  • stiff hard and difficult to bend
  • literally used to emphasize what you are saying
  • immediately now or without waiting
  • to breathe to take air into and out of your lungs
  • to unzip to open something by using its zip
  • wild growing without care
  • mysterious strange or unknown, and not explained or understood
  • to disappear to become impossible to see

Drag and drop words and expressions to their correct translations.

used to emphasize what you are saying

growing without care

to accept something to be true without proof

now or without waiting

to take air into and out of your lungs

wild immediately to breathe to assume literally