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Forest Ranger Spots Hidden Cabin In Woods, Finds Creepy Mystery Inside

Mad World News – by Robert Rich

While marking trees to be harvested for the first time in 30 years, a forest ranger stumbled across quite the odd sight. Although he didn’t see it until he was just 12 feet away, he found an eerie cabin hidden in the woods – and that’s when he discovered the creepy mystery inside.

Mark Andre, now an Environmental Services director in Arcata, California, was marking trees in the forest when he looked up and saw something out of place. “I didn’t see it until I was 12 feet from it,” he said. “It’s in the perfect out-of-the-way spot where it wouldn’t be detected.”  

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Someone had crafted an entire cabin in the woods measuring about 8’ by 12’ and about 15 feet tall. The most intriguing part came as Mark noticed the location was immaculate. Without the normal environmental abuse associated with forest campsites, there weren’t even any trails showing how anyone brought in the materials to craft the structure.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

The make-shift cabin was set up on concrete blocks. It had a small porch, windows, and walls of plywood that were covered with brown tarps, black plastic sheeting, and lots of concealing forest materials. If you take just a few steps away, it was nearly invisible.

Since it is illegal to camp or build on public property, Mark called in a little help and decided to enter the premises. When they were inside, what they found would only add to the mystery.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Containing minimal items, the resident had managed to construct a living area complete with a kitchen and a living room. With a stove for cooking and warmth, the cabin also had thick coverings over the windows, allowing for little light to escape during the night. A few leisure items were found in the building such as books – one being Catch Me If You Can (which is rather ironic) – and an old typewriter.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Other things inside consisted of canned foods and even a “things to get” list that dated the first thing crossed off the list back in 2011, indicating the cabin had probably been there since at least then. Although those searching the premises still couldn’t figure out who the cabin belonged to, Mark posted an eviction notice on the front door along with his contact information, but this is where things get even weirder.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

A month later, they returned to the cabin to check on things, but they found the cabin a bit disheveled. As it turns out, the owner had found the eviction notice and had started moving out. Just as before, there were no trails left behind to show which way they headed.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

Less than two weeks later, they came back to find that the cabin was gone. Although there were a few of the larger things, such as the wood stove and some other furnishings, it was mostly gone. Once again, even the access routes to the site showed virtually no wear and no one reported seeing anyone hauling heavy items down the trails.

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

The next day, there wasn’t anything left – everything was gone. “That’s the cleanest camp cleanup I’ve ever seen,” said Michael McDowall, natural resources technician for the city’s Environmental Services department. “There wasn’t a nail, not even a gum wrapper left behind.”

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

The resident did add a bit more mystery to the entire ordeal as he did leave behind an odd symbol made of charcoal. According to reports, it was the international squatter symbol. “The circle represents the building, and the arrow represents the squatter. The squatter goes in (line in), stays for a while (line in the middle), and then leaves (arrow!).”

Mystery Person Erects, Disassembles Entire Cabin

(Photo Source: Mad River Union)

To this day, Mark and his crew still haven’t been able to identify the person responsible. They did venture to guess that it was an older individual with life experience and minimal material needs. “The thoughtfully composed, uncluttered tiny house appears to be the work of someone who knows who they are and what they need,” Mad River Union reports.

It’s incredible that someone was able to erect a structure without anyone knowing and completely disassemble it in the same fashion. Whoever this person was clearly had the knowledge to build a shelter and live in it undetected for years with minimal supplies. This is honestly remarkable, and it’s only made better by the fact that no one will ever know who they are.

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14 Responses to Forest Ranger Spots Hidden Cabin In Woods, Finds Creepy Mystery Inside

  1. Joe says:

    Mark is an asshole. May he be evicted from his home and never find peace.
    Sometimes being a man means keeping ones mouth shut. This asshole was in a public forest preparing it for rape but this one man not even leaving footprints never mind destroying anything is a nuisance and that is reason to rob him of his home? Mark is criminal and as the most heinous criminals always do he uses the law to hide behind.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mark and his crew….

    This is sad.
    Doing your job, DISRUPTING someones peaceful life.
    Clearly NO DAMAGE was done….
    What purpose did you serve?
    Why didn’t you choose to mind your own business.
    Sheeple.

  3. Gemini says:

    Obviously, the work of ISIS; A training camp, and that list was a cleverly coded plan of sleeper cells, the “location of the 4 nukes ISIS smuggled into the US” – according to MSM – and plans to take out the Power Grid.

    Clever fellows, these guys. Proof-positive would have been had the shed been constructed of Middle Easter passports; Strongest material known to man.

  4. DW says:

    I would like to review the typewriter ribbon for information.

    Reclusive writer, maybe a woman….the to do list is interesting.
    Written in block printing.

    Leaving the charcoal symbol behind indicates awareness.
    Very interesting, thank you.

  5. A guest says:

    100 or more years ago……. this would have been considered normal…..not “creepy”. the dumb govt trolls cant even say a positive word about how this
    man/woman……… obeyed the order of eviction and left the site without any
    foul. the govt trolls would have tossed all his stuff in a pile and then burned
    the building. i think this shows remarkable craftsmanship and a care for the
    wilderness that few ever possess. too bad the govt trolls are so blind that
    they cant see these things. “just there to mark trees for cutting”.

    last time i checked, an eviction order can only come from the property owner- in this WE THE PEOPLE. otherwise this was an illegal eviction
    detainer to remove.

  6. Jolly Roger says:

    “It’s incredible that someone was able to erect a structure without anyone knowing…”

    Ha…. these things are all over the place. It’s someone’s bug-out location, which just bugged out to a quieter location.

  7. Jakester says:

    Wouldn’t be a bad plan to maybe try an under ground style abode to help avoid detection.

  8. DL. says:

    I know someone out here who actually did something similar on his own property…built a tiny house out of scrap wood and other scraps and tarps and plastic windows not glass, and moved the structure at least twice and he said it was just in case the Feds moved in at some point with their Eminent Domain over being surrounded by the Nature Conservancy or something (which almost surrounds this area except for one rancher who cannot be bought by the NC or Sierra Club b@st@rds who’d love to Eminent Domain us outta here!) In the late 90s these @$$holes tried that in Jarbidge, Nevada…that’s why he did it. After all, we live in a “Constitution-free Zone”…

  9. Zoran Temunovic says:

    What a job, getting paid to not leave anybody alone. The only thing creepy is you mark.

  10. Eric Pearson says:

    All I can say is, “Mark Andre is an ass hole.”

  11. NC says:

    “Since it is illegal to camp or build on public property,”

    Illegal? Seriously? What part of the word, “PUBLIC” do you not understand, you F**king moron?!!!

    It’s a goddamn Fascist/Commie Country I tell ya!

    Sickens me to no end.

  12. leonard says:

    i think someone needs to preserve that forest and fill the trees that are marked with lots of nails. this will prove to be too expensive to cut and sell the trees. maybe they should nail mark to one or more of the trees.
    everyone needs to go to junk yard and collect 100 valve stem caps from flat tires. then buy bottle of super glue and box of bb’s for bb guns. glue a bb inside each valve stem cap. then replace the caps on every government (from local to federal)car they see parked. the air will leak out ever so slowly, and almost impossible for ANYONE to locate the source of air leak. maybe we will then get some work out of the lazy bastards!!
    if it cost money that is really good as it might require raising taxes which will bring the revolution much faster and get average citizen involved!!

    • Joe says:

      To anyone that may decide to do this. Use long finish nails or stainless steel siding nails because they do not have easily seen heads and can be counter sunk into the trunk with a sharp countersink. Make sure you do not pound the nails in straight but at very steep angles to insure the chains have more to hit. These small diameter nails will be cut by a sharp saw but will dull the chain with three hits to the point it will have to be resharpened and since the diameter of the nails is small there will be barely any sparks to inform the cutter of metal in the wood. If you are so inclined an 18 volt drill driver with a couple of spare batteries and a keg of brown decking screws would be even better. Just remember not straight but at steep angles.

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