World’s Most Haunted Forest - Bree Sposato
By Sophia Li
This article written by Bree Sposato, was an outstanding piece recognizing England’s Wychwood Forest haunted tales in the deep outdoors. According to journalists and explorers that for every traveler who shies away from the forest, there’s another intrigued by the mystery that lies within.
Jane Pyle, a journalist, also a member of North Carolina’s Chatham County Historical Association, explains that when she comes close to finding an explanation for the mystery of Wychwood Forest, it’s still not comprehensible. The conditions in the forest happen to date all the way back to A.D. 963. Given the age of the forest and the history it carries, it comes to no surprise to why local inhabitants think it’s haunted. England’s Wychwood Forest abounds in haunted tales of visitors who feel hands reaching out to touch their shoulders or hear the thunder of invisible horses.
This article has shown me that the true mystery in forests, not the myths and tales local’s talk about but what history it carries. To be in forests like this, is an great experience to learn new things. I learned that even smelly, old, and spooky forests are the ones worth taking a trip to. It has motivated me to pack up my camping gear, grab a flashlight, and set up for an adventure.
- Sposato, Bree. ‘World’s Most Haunted Forest’ - Travel + Leisure, October 2012.