Woman sees strange bird - she realizes too late what it really is
Carmen found herself deep in the forest when she suddenly heard a strange noise. She had never heard anything like it before, and she followed the sound as soon as she could determine where it was coming from. She saw a peculiar bird sitting in a tree but couldn't recognize the species. As she approached, something unexpected happened. The sound of the bird started hurting her ears...
Getting closer to the bird
Carmen tried to get closer to the bird to figure out what it was, but the pain in her ears held her back. She felt unwelcome here. She wanted to ignore the pain and still try to get closer, but the pain became so intense that she collapsed.
Carmen screamed in pain. Her ears burned due to the high-pitched sounds emanating from the bird. It was clear that the bird didn't want Carmen to approach, but she wanted to know what kind of bird it was. Eventually, the pain became unbearable.
Carmen passed out. She hadn't even realized she was near fainting until it was too late. She fell onto the moss-covered ground, and everything around her turned dark. Carmen was unconscious and couldn't explain what had just happened.
After a while, she woke up, her eyes widening in shock. She no longer heard the noise, but she had a severe headache. She wondered how long she had been unconscious. She quickly realized she didn't have enough strength to get back on her feet.
Crawling to safety
Carmen began to crawl to safety, but as soon as she moved, the loud noise started again. She was now fighting back tears. It was a true nightmare for her. It must be evening by now; had she lost a whole day in the forest?
In great pain, she managed to get to a safe distance where she could regain strength. She reached for her camera to take a photo of the bird from a distance. Unfortunately, she quickly realized that her camera was broken. Either it had fallen when she passed out, or the loud noises had destroyed it. She needed help...
Should she seek help?
Where could she find help now? She marked the spot where she was with a clip she found in her pocket - this way, she knew it was a safe place, out of the bird's reach. Now she would set out to seek help.
She had been unconscious for some time, and most of the afternoon was lost. It was getting dark, and she could see less and less. It was no longer safe to stay alone out here, and she wanted to hurry...
Carmen decided to find her way back home. It was now so dark that she needed the help of her phone flashlight to find the way back. She was relieved when she found her car in the parking lot and could rush home. However, the image of the bird still lingered in her mind.
That night, Carmen could hardly fall asleep. She kept tossing and turning, constantly thinking back to her strange day. She had so many questions. How did her camera break? And what exactly did she encounter in the forest?
She needed answers
She had so many questions and she was desperate for answers. What was the deal with the bird? Why did she faint? Was it all in her imagination, or was something happening in the forest? There was only one way to find out.
Before heading back into the woods, she decided to seek advice from a friend. Carmen needed someone she could share her story with. Her best friend, Amy, listened to the story and Carmen asked for her help in finding the bird. It would be quite a task.
She explained to Amy what she had discovered and what had happened. Amy turned pale immediately. She was scared to join Carmen on her mission, but they were best friends and Carmen managed to convince her. Amy suggested they first gather information from the locals to see if anyone had experienced similar incidents.
Carmen and Amy went to the village to talk to elderly residents who had lived there for a long time. Carmen was certain that someone must already know about the bird. When they questioned an old lady, she reacted startled and walked away. What was going on?
Fear of speaking about it
Everyone they tried to speak to seemed to be afraid to talk about the bird. They refused to utter a word, yet it seemed like everyone was aware of it. This couldn't be a coincidence. Amy wanted to let it go, but Carmen had a different opinion.
Carmen felt like she was a victim of what had happened. When she asked the locals, she felt like people didn't want to hear her story. She wanted to get to the bottom of it. Amy was scared but didn't want to abandon her friend.
A difficult decision
Amy struggled to make the decision to accompany Carmen, who was determined to encounter the bird again. Amy agreed to come along but insisted on wearing earplugs. In theory, this would dampen the sound of the bird.
Carmen knew exactly where they needed to go. This time, she noticed that there were no other animals in the area. Although this may not have been directly related, it was still strange. The forest seemed deserted here.
Amy pointed out to Carmen that they should not be in this part of the forest, but Carmen had never noticed any signs. She tried to load the satellite view of the forest on her phone, but she had no signal. They were completely on their own.
After a while, Carmen managed to determine their exact location. She had forgotten about the GPS tracker she was carrying in her bag. They were now very close to the peculiar bird. They were glad they had walked in the right direction. After all, they were excited to uncover its big secret.
Carmen now saw the spot where she had previously spotted the bird, and they cautiously approached. Step by step, they got closer until Carmen suddenly stumbled. Her foot got tangled, and Amy came closer to help her remove the shoe. As they looked up, they found themselves face to face with the bird.
Instantly, the bird started screaming, and it felt like their eardrums were going to explode. Amy had never experienced anything like it, and now she, too, was on the verge of fainting. She shouted at Carmen to run away immediately, but Carmen wanted to get closer.
Amy ran away
Amy saw her chance, stood up, and ran as fast as she could. Carmen was left behind, all alone. It wasn't until Amy couldn't hear the noise anymore that she turned around. She saw something she didn't expect.
Carmen was crawling on the ground. She had managed to use her earplugs, but they didn't seem to help. Amy wanted to help Carmen, but she couldn't possibly move back into the range of the sound. She had to get help.
Looking for a forest ranger
Amy wanted to get a forest ranger to help. She remembered passing a ranger's cabin on their way and she sprinted towards it. When she arrived, she was completely out of breath. She knocked on the door, and as the ranger opened it, she immediately started explaining what had happened to them. He didn't believe her at first.
The ranger, Mark, didn't want to help Amy at all. He felt like she had made up this story. But she begged for help, and eventually Mark managed to calm her down enough by promising to come along.
As they went back, Mark remained silent. Amy had explained to him exactly where Carmen and the bird were, but Mark seemed to know exactly where they were going. He went in the direction of the bird without any guidance. Had he been there before?
When Amy and the ranger arrived there, they found that Carmen was gone. Amy couldn't believe her eyes. Had she managed to escape on her own? Amy was completely confused. Mark started acting weird.
Mark told Amy that there was nobody here and she should leave the forest. Amy shouldn't be there at all. Mark didn't want to search anymore, and Amy realized that the bird was still sitting there in the tree. This time, when she approached closer, it didn't make any noise. Was it even a bird?
Mark became angry as Amy got closer to the bird. He tried to redirect Amy in a different direction. When Amy tried to call the police, Mark refused to cooperate. He told Amy to calm down and that they would search for Carmen together.
A strange feeling
By now, Amy had a strange feeling about the whole situation, but she had no choice and agreed. She thought it was odd that Mark didn't want to involve the police. She decided to play along until she got the answers she was seeking. Then, she discovered something else.
Amy noticed that there were wires strung between the trees. They were at knee height and looked like they were meant to trip people. She decided to follow the wires to see where they led.
To the bird
The wire led to the tree where the bird was perched. Amy thought this was extremely strange. Mark seemed to know where the wires were and never stumbled once. This was highly suspicious. Amy looked up and saw something else.
Amy lifted her head and saw a camera mounted on a tree. She felt even more insecure now. This couldn't be a good sign. Mark's behavior was changing, everything was becoming worse.
Amy didn't feel safe
When she confronted Mark, he seemed unimpressed. He knew she had discovered the camera but said that cameras were hidden all over the forest and it wasn't unusual. Amy heard footsteps approaching.
Who was getting closer to them? She no longer felt safe. Mark was giving off an uncomfortable vibe, and now she decided to just make her way towards the bird, no matter what happened.
Mark tried to restrain Amy
As Amy got closer to the bird, Mark threw himself at her. He tried to keep her away from the bird. It was confirmed now - Amy couldn't trust Mark. She immediately tried to get him off her. She kicked and tried to run away. She had to call the police.
Without thinking any further, Amy ran off. She couldn't let Mark capture her. If she didn't make it out of the forest, no one would search for her or Carmen. Then she heard a voice from afar commanding her to stop.
When she didn't stop running, she suddenly heard the barking of dogs. Someone had released dogs after her. She realized someone was getting closer to her, and the barking was getting louder. The dogs were on her trail.
Amy tripped over a branch. She injured her ankle and could no longer run. Now she could turn around and see who was chasing her. This could end catastrophically, or maybe not?
Amy was scared as she realized that two German Shepherds were running towards her. Why were they chasing her? All sorts of questions raced through her mind. She felt like this was a life-threatening situation. The dogs seemed to have a mission.
Amy didn't move, as she knew the dogs would restrain her. However, it didn't seem like the animals wanted to hurt her, so she decided to stay as calm as possible. Then, the dogs were called back, and a man approached her. Who was this mysterious man?
Mark and another man
Mark and the second man were coming towards her now. Sweat was dripping down her forehead as they had chased after Amy. The man with the dogs introduced himself as Alex. He didn't seem to have malicious intentions, but he looked very serious.
Amy was asked to follow him and stay calm. She had no other choice but to follow the two men. She wasn't sure what would happen, but running away was no longer an option. Then, slowly, she realized where they were heading - it was a military facility.
Amy was stunned. She now realized that Alex was wearing a uniform. He must belong to the military. What had she done? Was this connected to the strange bird? Amy decided to stay composed; she would soon find out.
As she entered the military compound, she immediately saw Carmen. Carmen was being treated by a nurse. She was injured, yet her face lit up when she saw Amy. Now Amy demanded answers!
Alex began to explain to Amy what had happened. Amy and Carmen had crossed the boundaries of a military facility. They had overlooked the signs and instead encountered the bird, which was part of their security system. It was meant to keep people away from the area.
Amy now realized what they had done. She hadn't been aware they were on military grounds. She immediately apologized. Alex seemed somewhat frustrated because the defense system hadn't functioned adequately.