Halloween was literally right around the corner,
and my best friend, at the time, her birthday was coming up,
and her mom told her that she could invite a friend to the haunted forest.
And she asked me if I wanted to go with her.
I was super excited because I had never been to a haunted forest before,
but then again,
I’m a really jumpy person, so I didn’t know how it was going to go.
So we drive there, we pay to get in
and we’re walking,
and for the first few minutes,
it’s just dark, there’s some smoke on the ground,
it’s pretty good, I like the effects.
And then, around one corner,
people, like, jump out at us
and people grab us from below.
Well, they don’t actually grab us,
they just, like, swipe and you can see it and
it freaks you out and you jump and scream.
And my friend jumps and screams
and then starts laughing.
And in my head, I’m just freaking out
and my heart’s racing
and it was not a good time.
So we turned a corner about halfway through the maze
and this guy dressed as a werewolf pops out and, like, scares us.
And my friend, she’s scared,
but then she looks at him and goes,
“Oh can I get a selfie with you, like, you’re so cute,”
and, like, starts flirting with this guy. And
he’s letting her flirt and he’s flirting back,
and I’m just sitting there going,
“Oh my gosh,”
and I don’t want to be here for that.
So I kind of walk ahead, just like, “I’ll catch up with you later!”
So I continued walking
and I turned a few more corners
jumping because I feel like something’s gonna pop out at me
cause my heart is literally still pounding inside of my chest.
But when nothing happens I’m like,
“Oh okay, cool, maybe I’ll be in the safe zone for a little bit.”
Yeah, big mistake.
I turned another corner a bit too close
guy dressed like a zombie or something
jumps out and scares me.
And he was way closer than he was supposed to be
and of course I scream, I got scared.
But I didn’t just scream.
and because he was close
and some survival instinct came in,
I punched him in the face.
And his nose started bleeding
and he had a big red mark on his head
and I felt so bad.
I started apologizing
and frantically, like, trying to help him up,
but he pushed me away because,
he was afraid I was gonna beat him up or something.
So my friend comes over and
she starts laughing at this guy who’s in pain,
and she was not helpful at all during this
because she just thought this entire thing was a big hilarious joke,
which it was definitely not.
So he calls over the manager
and I’m super embarrassed
and I feel really bad
and the manager tells me
that they’re not going to press charges as long as I leave and never ever ever come back
So we had to walk through the rest of it
and they wouldn’t even, like, let us finish the experience
because they didn’t want me quote-unquote harassing their staff members.
So I guess I will never ever get to go to the haunted forest again.
So, yeah. If you ever have a scary haunted forest experience,
try not to punch anyone in the face.