I'm pretty picky when it comes to horror movies. Very few of them are scary anymore. So I've taken to checking out trail cam videos. Whether or not the mysterious goings-on we see in some of the footage is all real, it IS creepy and makes for a better "horror" experience than the umpteenth Conjuring rip-off.

CREEPY TRAIL CAM VIDEOS

There are quite of few of them that have "hosts" who are describing what we're seeing. It can be a little obtrusive, but it's also helpful at times. Still, when something is "unexplained," that makes it all the spookier.

WHAT'S BEHIND THE TREE?

I found one that was a little oversold in the description, in my opinion. It's kind of long for what it is, so it's nice that time codes were provided so you could skip to the creepier parts of the video. In it, you'll see the same jogger periodically, but on the far right, you can see someone or some THING(!) peeking out from behind a tree. Go to 5:18 and 8:50. There are also some weird visuals at 6:44.

The whole concept of the trail cam is a little creepy, in general. And I love it. I mean, think about it. These are cameras that capture things we NEVER could.

CREEPY AND EDUCATIONAL TRAIL CAM FOOTAGE

And some are very educational. I had no idea lions are deterred by TENTS until I saw this. (No, that's not a lion. That's Slender Man; he gets a little love here, too.)

A BLACK BEAR WHO'S NOT A FAN OF A KENTUCKY TRAIL CAM

A human could never get the images that a trail cam could because the animals would stay away. That's why I've been enjoying this one from Justin Prater so much. He mentions in the comments that he's gone through a lot of trail cams. Early on, you'll see why, but keep watching; a LOT of Kentucky wildlife make appearances.

Growing up watching nature shows like Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom is probably what draws me to videos like this. I can get caught up in something like this, and the next thing you know, an hour has passed, just like that.

And of course, we were all fascinated by this Ohio County trail cam image. I've gone back to it several times and STILL can't make out what it is.

Trail cams. They're the new mid-2000s "cat videos." But way more intriguing.

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