I usually stay over in the woods on my own when I'm stalking, last time I was there, just as it was getting dark and I was putting some gear in the car I heard a loud very strange noise very close to me.
Not quite an animal, not quite mechanical. I couldn't find anything to explain it and didnt hear it again. It was like a rough, harsh sounding whoosh. I still cant figure out what it could have been.
I'm not sure how manly I would have been about it had I not had the deer rifle and 12 bore with me!
I was listening to the excellent 'The Willows' on BBC7 earlier (catch up with it on their web site), a scary story of strange occurences in the outdoors if ever there was one.
It got me thinking - who else has had any scary/supernatural/unexplainable experiences when you have out in the wilds alone??