There is some truth to this urban legend of mysterious staircases in middle of the woods and most importantly National Parks. Today we will visit the idea of these stairs; which could be portal to another dimension, a hoax/ or just old abandoned steps that remain from an old home.
There is some truth within this phenomenon; Many people go missing in National Parks regularly. Search our website for ‘Missing 411’ or ‘national parks’ for the posts relating to this subject of Missing people in National Parks, the books and stories online are enough to make your spine tingle. The staircases can could a second part or added mysterious to the already known facts; The woods are creepy!
Now on to these stairs; Many are deep in the woods with many being made out of wood or brick and even a small handful of cast iron style stairs. Many people say these are possible leftovers from a demolished house, yes that could be true but many of these stairs would have crumbled in disrepair over the years from the harsh outdoor weather.
Some of these stairs are sturdy, clean and untouched. As if the animals are afraid to even step on or near these mysterious staircases. Not even the National Park Rangers who are federally trained just as a FBI agent can tell you where the staircases came from.
Now before you say; Hey well someone carried the wood out there and built these stairs as a hoax. Yes that could be true, but it would take lot of hours and trips to bring the materials out; to finish the job. Park Rangers would have noticed and put an end to the unapproved construction. Some of these stairs are at least 30 plus miles away from the parking lot. Interesting side not: Usually by the staircase, a well-kept grave/graveyard is present.
The interesting part is that the stairs aren’t in one geographical location; it’s a global phenomenon. The first sightings in America were in – New England, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Montana and Detroit. Then it spread to Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Norway and the Philippines.
The first online story can be traced back to a Reddit user who claimed to be a volunteer of a Search and Rescue unit. He wrote:
“I don’t know if this is true in every SAR unit, but in mine, it’s sort of an unspoken, regular thing we run into. On just about every case where we’re really far into the wilderness, I’m talking 30 or 40 miles, at some point we’ll find a staircase in the middle of the woods. It’s almost like if you took the stairs in your house, cut them out, and put them in the forest,” they write.
“I asked about it the first time I saw some, and the other officer just told me not to worry about it, that it was normal. Everyone I asked said the same thing. I wanted to go check them out, but I was told, very emphatically, that I should never go near any of them. I just sort of ignore them now when I run into them because it happens so frequently.”
You can read and read the different threads and forums with people talking about their experiences with the creepy stairs and they pretty much sound similar. Expect for a few differences in the stairs, location (Example: in a lake) or the position of them (Example: Upside Down). Its also interesting to hear that the elders state: Don’t go near them or don’t walk up them! So could these things be a portal to another dimension?