Today, we have a good one my fellow spook lovers. Todays tale is of horror, suspense and screams. This is another true story. This time it’s presented by both mom and dad. You see, many years ago they won a free trip to the great Georgia mountains. It was for four days and three lovely nights. What they don’t tell you is how secluded and how dark those mountain woods really are. They made a date, got directions and ventured out on their little adventure to the Georgia mountains. This picture of the woods is just a short snapshot of the actual long road they went on.
It curved around corners with nothing to see but woods on the left, right, front and behind you. They were told to buy groceries before going to the ‘cabin’ because at night no one really ventures out much. Heck dad said the translation of that really meant, “It’s a small town and everything ‘shuts’ down at dark.”
But look at these roads and how small they were. Mom was driving her SUV vehicle and thank goodness they didn’t meet anyone coming from the other way. Was that a good thing or bad thing? It did mean one thing though. They were truly going to be isolated in the woods by themselves… well maybe perhaps with a stray bear or too and other living animals of the woods. But, that’s horror story for another time. They eventually found the secluded cabin and it was a good thing too because it was getting dark… and cold.
The cabin was actually up on a hill. Mom said that it actually looked kind of spooky. What do you think? They brought in all of the groceries and tried to settle in for the night. Dad went outside alone to get some firewood. He didn’t stay outside alone for very long. He said he kept hearing rustling in the woods and strange knocking sounds. Was it Bigfoot? A bear? Spooks? He didn’t say anything to mom when he went back inside. He just started a fire in the fireplace and poked around the kitchen putting groceries up.
By this time, mom was exploring the upstairs portion of the cabin and found the bathroom of her dreams… or any woman’s dreams is what she told me. An old fashioned claw foot tub off of the master bedroom. She yelled down to daddy that she was going to take a soak. She made a bubble bath and got into the tub to relax. The only problem with this tub was that the headrest was facing the door area of the room so your back is towards the door. It wouldn’t make sense to put your head where the faucet handles were. But on the other hand, it felt kind of strange with your back to the door so she shut the door. After a few minutes, she heard the door open and was just talking away to daddy about how nice and relaxing it was. She didn’t get a reply so she took the washcloth off of her eyes and turned around. No one was there. That bubble bath had to be the quickest in mom’s history. She went downstairs and didn’t say anything to dad knowing how easily he can get spooked.
They fixed their dinner, drunk some wine and put everything away. There was no television in this cabin but daddy had made a really nice fire. They sat on the sofa watching the flames, listening to the embers pop, snuggling and quietly talking. To the left of the fireplace was a small bathroom. They had left the door slightly opened with the light on behind it. Mom saw it first and she didn’t say anything. She saw a dark shadow move under the door. She watched it and after a few minutes she noticed daddy getting really still. Then he saw it. The dark shadow moved from left to right – so fast. Both of them froze and looked at each other not wanting to move. What had they gotten themselves into?
Mom slowly got up from the couch. She tip toed over to the bathroom door, camera in hand just in case she actually caught something mysterious behind the door. She looked at daddy. He held up his hands with three fingers.. slowing moving one down a minute at a time. Mom watched, took a deep breath, aimed the camera, opened the door and clicked away. OMP (oh my pig!) the suspense – Busted!
Let’s just say that it wasn’t Mickey Mouse with the white gloves. But it was a small, tiny, spooky creature of the night – a mouse. Isn’t he just so cute in that picture? I hope he had a good time because he scared the crap out of mom/dad that night. They both decided they had all that they could take that night and went upstairs to bed.
Mom loves old fashioned beds and this was as great as they came. What she didn’t count on was having dad push her on it – snorts. No really, this bed literally sat so high up off the floor – just check out the picture of the bed vs. the nightstand next to it. If you fell out of bed during the middle of the night, you would surely get a concussion… or something worse 🙂 Mommy said that daddy one time went to the other side of the bed and pulled her up on that mountain of a bed. They said their nightly prayers and laid there in that high bed. I didn’t say there was much sleeping going on and no it was anything fun – stop that – it was because they were scared out of their wits! Whatever daddy heard earlier outside started up again. The howling, the knocking and it had started to rain. They could hear the force of the rain hitting against the back window behind their bed. And every once in a while, the thunder would crack and the howling of some tortured animal could be heard vibrating throughout the little cabin. They could hear the pops of tree branches outside their window and the crash of a limb hitting the ground.
All of this with sounds of bumping in the bottom part of the cabin was just too much. Heck, neither one of them were going to go downstairs and investigate things that were bumping in the middle of the night. They both said their little friend the mouse could handle it all himself. There wasn’t much sleep had that night… unless you count clinging to each other out of fear as sleep. And that lovely rain that hit the window all night, it turned into snow. The next morning there was three inches of snow outside.
Needless to say those four days and three lovely nights turned into one overnight trip never to be forgotten. They left first thing the next morning leaving groceries and all. I think they set the world’s record and getting a car warmed up and snow off it to get off that mountain. Mom/dad learned a lot of lessons from this ‘free’ trip.
Lesson 1 – When something is free, it’s not really free if it includes spooks, strange noises and a mouse that doesn’t wear white gloves.
Lesson 2 – Never go to the mountains to a ‘secluded’ cabin in the middle of January.
Lesson 3 – The more the merrier on trips like this. Next time they win a ‘free’ trip that has two bedrooms, invite another couple. Why be scared witless by themselves?
Lesson 4 – This is the most important lesson learned – mom/dad learned that they are not so much mountain people. They much prefer the beach… with people…. hopefully living people at that.
10/27/2014 at 2:27 am
I’m glad your parents survived the night in that spooky cabin. I just imagine I would sit in that bathtub and when I look in the mirror I would see the face of Jack Nicholson while he would say: Here comes Jackiiiiieeee…… uhoh!!!
10/27/2014 at 9:12 am
Oh squeals and shivers – that would be totally scary brother!! I want you to know we are so praying and pulling for your dad on a speedy recovery. Anything you need, let us know. We are across the pond but we would do anything we could for ya’ll. ❤ XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2014 at 2:28 am
“peace and quiet” LOL!
10/27/2014 at 9:12 am
Snorts – that’s what they sold that as – NOT. I think to this day this is why mommy is NOT a mountain girl – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
10/27/2014 at 5:21 am
OMD we are taking note of lessons 1 to 4 for sure. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
10/27/2014 at 9:13 am
Please do. Never again will this happen – so says the mommy. Snorts. Have a great one sweet Molly! XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2014 at 5:40 am
Gosh……it was such a beautiful cabin in such a beautiful spot but with all that “SPOOKINESS”, no wonder they high-tailed it for home after one night!!!!
10/27/2014 at 9:14 am
Snorts. It was really beautiful. Mommy said the cabin was great… but it was just too much isolation. And there was too many things that happened. She just couldn’t do that again – definitely not there. XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2014 at 6:33 am
Oh no Bacon…I love my clawfoot bathtub…and the head rest is against the wall side so I can see the door..in summer at night I lie in the tub and I turn the lights off and I can see the gumtree silhouettes in the dark night sky…now I will be spooked!! bwahahahah 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx
10/27/2014 at 9:15 am
Snorts. Mommy ❤ clawfoot tubs. They are so beautiful and wonderful. This tub just seemed backwards for some reason. Why would you want to face the wall and not the room? It just had a weird vibe to it. Heck, mom says the entire cabin had a weird vibe to it. XOXO – Bacon
10/28/2014 at 3:58 am
Hahahaah it sure sounded pretty creepy to me my friend 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx ❤
10/27/2014 at 9:11 am
Oh my! Sounds like they needed a guard piggy to keep them warm & safe!
10/27/2014 at 9:17 am
I would have so been there too my friend. Squeals – I’ve been meaning to email you. It’s just been a crazy weekend! While we were out of town last week, mom used this AP on her phone called Waze. It’s like a GPS thingy and tells you how to get to places. Are you familiar with it? If not, you need to find it. One of the voices that you can pick to talk to you is Ichabod. OMP – I thought mom was going to stroke out the entire trip when he came on saying in his sweet little British accent, “Turn your carriage to the left…”. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2014 at 9:35 am
What!! Oh, coooooool!!! Wonder if I can get it for my OS? Could set notifications to say: “The hour is now midnight–and why the blazes are you still on this pernicious device?”
10/27/2014 at 9:54 am
Oh snorts and rolls around laughing. You have to see if you can get it. Mommy now uses this Waze every time she leaves the house even if she knows where she is going. Snorts – she just wants to hear his voice. She is way over the edge with him – too funny. XOXO – Bacon
10/27/2014 at 9:55 am
Start popping the corn now–it’s on again tonight!!! 🙂
10/27/2014 at 11:29 am
I know!! I can’t wait. And we bought a new popcorn maker while on vacation last week. Bring it my friend! We will be ready, set and go after we walk Houdini tonight. XOXO – Bacon
10/28/2014 at 6:33 am
Great episode last night–I think they’ve hit their stride! Lots of new characters/tensions/concepts. Love that wendigo plot with Corbin’s son & Abbie. A few good jokes from Ichabod, too. Can’t wait for next week already!!!
10/28/2014 at 9:19 am
YES! Me too. It’s great FINALLY. We got all caught up while on vacation. Long road trips = iPad phone watching shows. Just a note – mommy didn’t ‘watch’ per say but she listened and me and daddy tried to tell her about things. It was great! XOXO – Bacon
The Canadian Cats
10/27/2014 at 1:05 pm
Dude…that story is terrifying and true. I wouldn’t dare go to the mountains now…the beach for me too.
10/27/2014 at 2:47 pm
Most definitely my friends! XOXO – Bacon
10/29/2014 at 8:50 am
Just stopped by from Susie’s party to say Happy Halloween. Great post!
10/29/2014 at 9:33 am
oohhh squeals. Welcome and thank you my new friend. Hope you come back 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
10/29/2014 at 9:16 am
The place certainly looks beautiful from the pictures…in the light of day. But, then again, so did that house in “Amityville Horror”. At least they got some life lessons from their “win”.
10/29/2014 at 9:16 am
Sorry, I forgot to tell you, Susie sent me.
10/29/2014 at 9:36 am
aaww – I thought so too 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting me. I hope to see you around my parts. You never know what thoughts my come out of this little piggies head 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon
10/29/2014 at 9:35 am
Snorts – that is so very true my new friend! It was definitely a trip that mom and dad won’t likely forget for some time. They are definitely not mountain people – more beach people I believe. XOXO – Bacon
Satin Sheet Diva
10/29/2014 at 10:28 am
“Trick or Treat” – Excellent choice of blog treats to share at Susie’s party this year. I wouldn’t have even gone in to that cabin. lol It looks like it could fit the bill for every scary, “cabin in the woods” horror movie I’ve seen :-).
10/29/2014 at 11:44 am
Thanks for visiting my new friend. Mom and dad thought that very same thought about this so called ‘free’ trip. All of the little things that happened just pushed mommy over the edge. XOXO – Bacon
10/29/2014 at 10:44 am
Fantastic story! That would have been so much fun with friends. My husband was grumpy enough at Disney I can’t imagine what that place would have done to him lol.
10/29/2014 at 11:45 am
Snorts. It was definitely a trip that mom and dad won’t forget for a very long time to come. XOXO – Bacon
10/29/2014 at 10:48 am
This is a fabulous spooky story! I’m glad your parents lived to tell the tale….
Thanks for bringing it to the party! Have fun clicking on links and meeting my friends!
10/29/2014 at 11:45 am
Thank you my friend for hosting this wonderful party. I ❤ it! XOXO – Bacon
10/30/2014 at 10:48 pm
Fantabuluss storey dere Miss June n Bacon….
We thott da cabin loked bee-nine n nuffin wuud happen; boy were we wrong!!!!!
Wunder what waz lurkinn out in da woodz…okayz maybee we not to nose…
nN who waz watchin ya takez a bath Miss June???
N what da KAT waz goin on???
Okayz me iz goin under da bed now…nite nite…
Lub Nylablue n Mum (who iz also UTB!)
10/31/2014 at 8:58 am
Snorts! This was a great story. When mom and dad were telling me about it – OMP – I squealed to the high heavens. I would have hid completely under the bed too my sweet love… except my big butt couldn’t make it – 😦 I had to write this story about their adventure. I think it explains a lot of why my mom and dad are not mountain vacationers. They (and ME) prefer the beach any day! XOXO – Bacon
10/31/2014 at 11:10 am
Me can see where da beech wuud NOT bee spooky me Bacon…cabinz off in da woodz are alwayz scarey it seemz…
Just fink of all da storiez Mistur Stephen King rote ’bout cabinz n forestz….
Mum iz like ya…her tush too big to go under da bed…..hehehe!
Butt da face iz what one wurriez ’bout 😉
~~head rubz~~ Nylablue ❤ ❤
11/02/2014 at 7:37 am
Oh We would love that Place me,mum and Dad,so cool Bacon,xx Speedy
11/02/2014 at 8:34 am
It was definitely a trip that mom and dad will not forget any time soon. XOXO – Bacon