Tiny Stories: Moppet Forest

Popular belief has it that the universe is comprised of atoms. In reality, the universe is actually made up of…

If any patch of land on Earth was truly haunted, it would have to be Moppet Forest.

According to legend, the woods were originally purchased by a plangonologist before it was part of any U.S. state or territory in the post-Civil War years but during the Westward Expansion, the government seized the land after the dolllmaker met his end under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

Near the dollmaker’s house, land surveyors discovered a doll nailed to one of the trees and beneath it, carved into the bark was a phrase written either in sigils or an indecipherable language that many believed to be a curse.

Over the subsequent decades, horrible fates befell every owner of the property until the forest eventually became ownerless and it remains unoccupied to this very day.

Those foolish enough to venture into the dense woods on a dare, for social media views, or as a satanic cult tourist destination, claimed to have seen all manner of eerie apparitions, such as:

  • Numerous paths of mysterious doll footprints that led to a transparent figure sitting on a tree stump carving a child-sized effigy from a piece of timber as the wood bled and screamed in agony;
  • Human corpses floating in mid air that were slowly being dismembered and stitched back together to resemble stringless marionettes;
  • And the sound of a drawstring being pulled, followed by the echo of a tinny, almost childlike voice, singing, “Blood and gore, blood and gore, you shall trespass here no more.”

For every person that went missing, a new moppet was said to have been nailed to a tree, so heed my advice and stay away!

You have been warned.

5 responses to “Tiny Stories: Moppet Forest

    • I don’t suffer from pediophobia (fear of dolls) or automatonophobia (fear of humanoid figures) and I don’t believe in ghosts or haunted places, but anything besides signs nailed to a bunch of trees in a wooded area would give me pause.

      Demented people are far more frightening than any ghost or ghoul could ever be, and if they clearly mark their territory, you’d do well to give it a wide berth.

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