Para Camping: The Best Places To Encounter the Unknown

This month marks Paranormal Outdoors Month. I thought spring might have many thinking about summer plans and what to do as the snow melts and the trees green. 

I hope that the posts this month help everyone to consider encountering the paranormal outdoors, exploring, encountering, and asking big questions of the natural and unnatural worlds.

Ghosts, Bigfoot, spooklights and UFOs; all worthy things to explore outdoors, but why not combine camping with looking for the unexplained? 

Camping for Bigfoot

Comparing campgrounds around the US, my #1 pick for running into a Bigfoot or having an encounter might surprise some people. No, it's not in the Northwest - finding Bigfoot there is like a needle in the haystack compared to the population density of a location that has Bigfoot quite used to interacting with and living alongside campers. This place is Sam Houston National Forest in Texas, especially around Lake Conroe.  

Reports in this area are frequent with the Bigfoot being rather defensive at times because of close quarters. 

As those of us in research know, Bigfoot have learned about parks, dumpsters and trash cans, campers and fishermen. They are onto some easy access to calories, but also defensive because of aggressiveness toward them by scared campers. For more info, check out this news article.

Camping for UFOs

There are a lot of places to see UFOs, but only some yield a super high incidence and the right sky conditions to view. My #1 choice is Sedona, Arizona. There are plenty of campgrounds in that area and some have great amenities like fresh water and facilities. Cave Springs is a good choice.  

Even though you're camping, I suggest you make a trek for lunch or supper to the Red Planet Diner with a fun alien/space theme and good food. Sedona offers a lot of new age things and even some UFO night tours. They take you to hot spots and even offer night vision goggles. 

Camping for Spooklights

There are lots of spooklights across America in various wooded areas, but a most reliable spooklights area with campgrounds in an interesting site is Marfa, Texas. 

The El Cosmico offers safari tents and teepees.  It is near the viewing center, too.

Camping for Ghosts

Calico Ghost town in California is said to be very haunted and the campgrounds are right next to the cemetery. 

The reports there include shadow people, orbs, apparitions, ghost lights, and more.  The most reported apparitions are a long-term female resident and a little girl at the schoolhouse.

Camping for Unexplained Vortex

Some places are just downright dangerous. They have a plethora of unexplained events in an area topped with missing people and you have what some call a portal or vortex. If you want to live on the dangerous side, try camping at Freetown State Forest in the infamous "Bridgewater Triangle" in Freetown, Massachusetts. 

The Bridgewater Triangle covers a swath of 200 square miles in southeastern Massachusetts. Things reported there are UFOs, poltergeists, giant snakes, thunderbirds, Bigfoot, balls of fire, light phenomena and missing people. 

Camping for Dark Evil

If you're a horror lover and adrenalin jockey, you might just want to try a really dark place with an evil reputation. I'd suggest camping at Devil's Tramping Ground in North Carolina.  

This area found in the Harper's Crossroads area in Bear Creek, North Carolina has a creepy reputation. The barren circle where nothing grows is said to be where the devil tramps around. Some say things disappear in the ring overnight and dogs won't go near it. 

Do you dare spend a night there?