Unexplained Breathing Sounds
I was looking online about people hearing heavy breathing when there appears to be nobody there. From reading most of your stories I see a lot of similar accounts. My story is slightly different and I have only experienced this once in my life so far, and it happened about 4-5 years ago.
Me, my brother and two friends were camping in the forest not far from my house, about 2 miles roughly. We stay in Central Scotland, in a village not far from Loch Lomond. We had a fire and were sitting by it most of the night having a drink and occasionally going down to the river to check the fishing rods. It was about early to mid-October and there was a really bright full moon high in the sky with no clouds to be seen.
It's was getting late or early as the case may have been so we decided to go for a walk up to this hill we had passed ealier which had a bench on top of it over looking an open meadow which the river we were fishing from meanders around. So we marched along the path, up the hill and sat gazing into the nights sky, along the treeline on the horizon and down onto the grass filled meadows which hugged a path that followed alongside the river.
We sat for a few minutes, smoked a few cigarettes while we talked and laughed. We were all just about to get up and leave but as we stood to collect our beers and check we hadn't dropped anything I noticed heavy breathing that sounded like somebody had just been for a run. Before I could even say anything my brother asked us all to ssshhh. The breathing was so heavy and direct that I started to wonder if somebody was watching us. I told everybody to hold there breath in case it was one of us. But the breathing continued.
By this point everybody can hear the breathing but we were still half drunk and laughed it off thinking that maybe people were out for a romantic midnight stroll and the four of us had just stumbled up unaware of something steamy going on in the bushes.
One of our friends even jokingly started trying to get a response by calling out, "Oi, no doggin round here folks!" But no response whatsoever; just the heavy breathing, which we could all pin point to an edge of waist high grass 10ft in front of us. We started to wonder if it could be an animal but no animal I know could breath that heavily without us seeing it or grass moving from its movement.
Then I got goosebumps running across my whole body. I said to everybody, "I just got a real case of goosebumps there guys," which all of them worryingly laughed and said they did too.
Pretty much straight after that the breathing got louder and it felt like we were looking directly at it and it was looking straight back at us. By this point were all pretty damn scared to say the least! So me and my brother broke two branches off a nearby tree and decided to move towards the breathing. Both my friends are really starting to freak out and trying to convince me and my brother to come back to the camp. We still to this day don't know what the hell was going through our heads. More than likely just curiosity but I'm pretty sure something happened to a cat that had too much of the stuff.
Anyway as we approached the breathing it stopped. We stood at the edge of the waist high grass and looked down the hill onto the moonlight filled meadow. It was really bright for about 1 o clock in the morning and we could see all the way down to the river. More importantly, there wasn't anybody or anything about. Then the breathing starts up again but this time it's about 15ft down the hill just about the start of the meadow. Me and my brother look at each other and can see that both of us want to find out what's causing this breathing. So we march down the grassy hill, clubs in hand, to try and at least catch a glimpse of whatever is causing the noise. As we approach the bottom of the hill the breathing stops again. Me and my brother are pretty much back to back by now waiting for anything. Then the breathing starts up again further into the meadow.
Now, bearing in mind that it's a full moon, we could see across the whole meadow of grass and into the woods that are on the other side of the river. We never saw anything move or see the thick waist high grass move. AT ALL! We never even heard any kind of movement. You would at least of thought you would hear the grass being brushed passed but nothing! So while wondering what the hell it could be we continue into the grass. We can hear the breathing really clear and we can tell were gettin close to it as it's getting slightly louder. But as we come to a small clearing with clumps of grass about knee height and an old worn down barbwire fence the breathing stops again. This time for a good minute or two. Our friends who are still stood at the top of the hill must have been scared out their minds and were calling down to us to come back. As my brother tells them to hush up, all of a sudden the breathing starts up but this time really loud and deep like it's touching shoulders with us so much so that we both started to shout and swing the branches around like a couple of scared cavemen.
This must of had some effect as the breathing stopped but then started seconds later further away from us towards the river and sounded like it was continuing to move towards the river. There was a clear patch where the path was that followed the river so, if indeed, there was something that we couldn't see somehow managing to hide in the grass and not move the grass in any way, then we would see it break from cover to cross the path. So we ran after it. As we got close to the edge of grass we stopped to see if we could hear the breathing and sure enough, it's making it's way towards the river. But as we get to the path NOTHING! The breathing has stopped and not one of us seen anything cross the path. So we start to look back into the grassy meadow to see if we can see any movement. We were just in the process of shouting up to our friends if they seen anything move or break from cover, when all of a sudden the breathing starts back up. We turn round and whatever it is, is now on the other side of the river. The breathing felt so unsettling like it was staring right at us! Like it knew we were aware of it, probably not in the best of moods after just having two madmen swinging sticks chasing it! But at that moment when we realised it had somehow managed to cross a good 10ft clearing without any of us seeing it or hearing it, and not only that but crossed a river which must be 20ft across without us seeing it or hearing a single splash or drop of water something didn't feel right! Me and my brother both ran along the path as fast as we could completely terrified. When we got back to our friends we were all getting our arses the hell out of there but as we started marching back down the hill the breathing was right back where it started at the top of the hill!
I still, to this day, get goosebumps when I think about that night. It has forever changed my outlook on the way we look at this amazing world we live in. I used to laugh at the ideas of ghosts and to a certain degree I still do. I am, however, open minded and don't think for a second that science has the answer to everything (at least not yet anyway) but to say for certain what it was would be impossible. All I know is it was not an animal or a human. Could it be a spirit? Possibly. Perhaps there is more to this world than what we can see and touch. But that does not mean that ghosts or spirits is the only option. Parallel universes, different dimensions etc. Heck, let's not even forget the fact that some people believe that extra terrestrial life had visited our planet or is even here now. No more out there than the belief of angels, demons, spirits etc. In fact, some say the testimony of encounters with angels and demons is possible extra terrestrial encounters? Maybe there could be more living creatures that science has trouble identifying. In a different spectrum that we are used to seeing in? Who knows!
I am not a religious person, spiritual yes but not religious. Perhaps were tapping into something that just isn't in our understanding yet. Hopefully one day something will shed light on this phenomena.
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