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8 Eerie Tales for Takibi Time

Written by: Michael Andersen

October 26th , 2020

 

Autumn nights lend themselves to storytelling. The cool night air, rustling leaves, and glowing coals from the campfire create the perfect backdrop for spooky tales that will send a different kind of shiver down your spine. We’ve gathered eight eerie tales and poems for your next Takibi Time.  

Creak 

Best for kids or those with a low threshold for fright, this simple poem offers ample opportunity for creative retelling. Punctuate the ending with a high-pitched shriek and you’re sure to spook your companions.  

Source: Ultimate Camp Source 

Hidden by the Rustling Corn 

A seasonal poem that warns against shortcuts through the cornfield. Are the rustling leaves merely blowing in the breeze or is something tracking you through the corn stalks?  

Source: trespass.com 

The Big Toe  

Another good one for young campers, this tale tells the story of a boy who found and ate a toe.  

Source: Scary For Kids 

The Love Test 

A Japanese tale about a young woman known for scaring off potential suitors. The ending has a twist you won’t expect! 

Source: Scary For Kids  

The Pit Toilet Monster 

The title says it all – save this one for your next visit to a campground and tell it late in the evening just before any final visits to the bathroom.  

Source: KOA Blog 

Missing 

A creepy story about a young boy who goes missing from a local campground and is never seen again.  

Source: KOA Blog 

Robert the Doll 

This list would be incomplete without a haunting doll and this story tracks a doll named Robert from its creation in the 1800s to the present day. It now resides in a museum in Florida, so who can say if the story is true or not! 

Source: Creepy Pasta  

Axe Murder Hollow 

A classic horror story about a couple who runs into car trouble...and something much more nefarious.  

Source: American Folklore