I work for a company that does a lot of recycling (skip waste, soils [which keeps autocorrecting to 'souls'] and rubble mostly)
There is nothing more horrific than the things people throw away.
From the depressing and disgusting clear outs that people have when elderly relatives die (where we find medals, photos, recently used bondage gear and knick knacks that clearly meant a lot to the deceased) through the dead bodies of cats, dogs and horses to disgusting amounts of perfectly usable furniture and equipment our disposable culture generates.
No bags of teeth or copper hearts yet - but it's a matter of time.
Not much mass and lots of rhythm? Hamid has both in spades!
It sounds like a horrific yet weirdly interesting job Payne.
My job doesn't entail anything like that. I'm an Ecologist, but it doesn't mean I don't find some weird things. I work in Scotland, where there is a large amount of evergreen plantations, acres and acres of it. Part of my job is to walk around these plantations and survey them before they are felled for the presence of Red Squirrels, Badgers, Pine Martens ... etc.
A lot of these plantations, the last person to walk through them could have been the person planting these trees 20 - 50 years ago and your usually over an hour from the closest town or main road. I've found old cars, farming dumps full of cookers, old microwaves and barbed wire to name a couple of things. But the weirdest and creepiest thing I found was 12 glass milk bottles, each was tied to a tree in a small circle with a tree in the centre, the bottles were pretty old, must have been there a while, but the string hanging each up looked pretty new. They were full of a lot of dirt, pine needles and twigs from the surrounding forest and also some were full of water, most likely filled from rain. but looking inside them, they seemed to have photographs in them(I didn't look at all of them, way too creeped out, but I think the photographs were of the same picture, either an old man or woman, it was hard to tell as most of the photos were pretty destroyed, just a full length photograph of someone standing). The creepiest thing was that each bottle had a lock of hair tied with ribbon at the bottom of them.
I profoundly noted no evidence of protected species in that bit of forest and quickly went to survey another section of the forest. thankfully I was working with a colleague that day so I didn't have to survey on my own.
I am always sure I'm going to find a cult sacrifice alter or something weird in those forests. we always joke that you could easily dump a body in those big forests. no one goes into them unless your just about to fell them.
I have other story's (that colleagues have told me) one involves a person being found impaled on a fallen tree. but I shall leave that for a different thread
Woah this is so cool! I should ask how would you feel if any of this was used for a story because it is A Class terrifying!?
Sure thing! haha I'm sorry I don't have pictures of it, I usually take photos of everything I see while surveying, but I kind of got lost in the moment and didn't think until I was telling my colleague about it.
You're more than welcome to use it. I cant give you a specific location of where it happened...Although I will say don't go hiking near Carsphairn but please let me know if there's any more info you might need about it.
Also I'm here if you want any other creepy story's from forests
Just noticed an inconsistency on this statement: statement was first taken on 23rd Feb 2009, with Alan going missing on the 8th Aug '08, but he was reporting missing by his brother, Michael, on 20th August 2009. I assume this is just a typo (speako?), unless we've got some crazy lazy siblings who take a year to notice that one of them is missing!