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Secret of The country house.
entry by ThePhonedude 
4/6/2011 11:06 PM

Ok, so this is another UE close call that happened probably 5-6 years ago.
Dad and I were at a campground in Powell Missouri, we happened to see an old ramshackle farmhouse alongside a dirt road not far from the campground.
We had just gotten back from an all day float trip, so we decided to wait until the next day to check it out, as it was only a mile or so from the camp.

So next day we hike back to the location and discover that the place is pretty well overgrown and falling in somewhat, but there is a small "deer path" leading back around the house towards some old sheds and a small barn.
As we are walking down this path with me in the lead, my Dad suddenly says "stop!" in a tone of voice that is all too serious. He comes up next to me and points over my shoulder and asks me to look where he's pointing and tell him what I see. At first I don't see anything and then I see something shiny at about ankle level.

It was monofilament fishing line stretched taut along the path. Upon further examination, we see more of it further down the small animal trail. The strands are quite long, and some of them are attached inside the barn where we can't see.

Not knowing if it's hooked up to a crossbow or something designed to kill would be intruders, or just a scare tactic, (and not wanting to find out) we retraced our steps back to the road, careful to look for any more booby traps or dangers along the way, and got the hell out of there!

My speculations are that it was probably a bluff to scare kids, as there was no source of power to the place, (the roof was falling in too) and no chemical smells indicating a meth lab, but then again, I didn't want to risk my ass trying to find out WHAT was in there!
the tripwires were up high enough that small animals would easily go under them, but people would probably hit them.
The path was small and didn't show signs of frequent use by people, leading more to the speculation it was fake.

Be alert out there, be safe, and don't get killed by an angry hick because you stumbled upon his moonshine still

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