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Scary Campfire Stories For Adults

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 249

Sometimes it can get a little creepy sitting around a campfire at night. The light from the fire casting shadows in the trees mixed with the night sounds of the forest... The realization that the comfort from the light of your campfire making the surrounding woods seem darker and creepier than ever...

There is no better time to try to scare the jeepers out of everyone! Not all of us are born story tellers though so here are some tips to help you turn everybody at the fire white with fear...

  1. Start out be getting everybody's at the campfire's undivided attention. You want everybody to be silent and listening closely. You want to draw your audience in and have them hanging on your every word...
  2. Remember, the woods outside of the light of your fire are extra dark and creepy so you could comment on a sound you just heard in the woods. After commenting on a sound you just heard, (whether you really did or not!) ask somebody to go out and check it out... not a lot of people like to leave the relative safeness of the campfire.
  3. Sound a bit reluctant to tell your story... like it makes you uncomfortable.
  4. Okay... so now you have everybody on edge... let the story begin! So what kind of topics make scary campfire stories?
    1. Stories based in reality - murderers, psychos, getting lost in the wilderness, vicious animals, kidnapping, etc...
    2. Stories based on current events - it helps people relate to your story.
    3. Base the story either near the location you are camping in or where your audience is from.
    4. Combine fact and fiction - the facts add to the realness and the fiction stimulates the imagination.
    5. Stories based in the woods - aliens that were found in the woods, vicious animals, monsters (bigfoot, etc...), spiders, bats, bugs, critters, etc...
    6. Familiar urban legends - killer in the back seat, spiders embedded in your nose, buried alive, etc...
    7. Stories about ghosts - pretend it happened to you but have never told anyone
  5. Now that you have an idea for a story, here's a few tips on getting the most out of your story and scaring your friends!
    1. Start out by talking slowly and nervously. Try to act a bit anxious like you don't really want to tell the story. This will make people want to hear your story even more.
    2. Look people in the eyes while you tell your story... draw them in and hold their attention.
    3. Act real serious - totally change your demeanor almost like you're possessed - don't over-act though.
    4. As your story progresses, start talking a bit faster and more intensely. Try to build the suspense.
  6. Don't reveal the outcome or conclusion until the very end of your story. Try to leave a large dramatic pause right before the conclusion. It's also good to leave your scary story as a mystery at the end... if your story feels unresolved, it will leave an unresolved feeling in your audience.
  7. End your story very calmly and anxiously as you started. Seem to drift off as you finish like you are getting lost in your unpleasant memories.
  8. Read your audience, if your story doesn't seem to be holding people's attention, make it a bit shorter so it doesn't drag on too long. If it's not working... end it quicker!

If you would like to learn more, please visit our blog at Tent Camping HQ and check out our article on how to tell scary campfire stories for adults. Hope to see you there!

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