There’s STILL Something In The Woods

I wrote a review of the book series SOMETHING IN THE WOODS IS TAKING PEOPLE a few months back. It’s a fascinating if not particularly well written account of many of the mysterious, sometimes frankly inexplicable, disappearances of people from the woods, oftentimes in public parks. Those sorts of disappearances continue to occur, and I expect WILL continue to do so. And while I have great sympathy for the friends and families who have lost loved ones in such a manner, and while I would never want to experience anything of the sort myself, there’s a part of me that is glad that the woods continue to be a place of danger and mystery. I think that’s how it’s SUPPOSED to be, and it’s comforting, in a strange sort of way, that we haven’t lost that sense of the unknown and frightening in this post-modern age we live in. We NEED places where we can still experience a thrill of fear, if only in minute doses. The wilderness should never feel “safe.”

A story currently making the rounds is that of Danny Filippidis, a firefighter from Toronto who disappeared while skiing in the Adirondacks in New York and reappeared six days later in California, confused and still wearing the same clothes. This one appears to be a case with a “rational” explanation, as Filippidis claims to have vague memories of riding in a truck and to have suffered a head injury. But lest you think all such disappearances can be so easily explained…

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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