Going hiking or camping can be an incredibly peaceful experience, but it can also be quite risky. Between dangerous animals, unsafe terrain, and unfamiliar paths, there are plenty of potential hazards for novice adventurers. Thankfully, search and rescue teams are constantly on call in case anyone has a problem.

And while those response teams have to file reports on each of their cases, there are still some details that even they can’t explain. In fact, just about every single missing hiker case is muddled by some weird facts and occurrences rescuers still can’t explain years later.

In northwestern Arkansas, there’s a beautiful nature preserve surrounding the largest sandstone crevice in the United States. It has an ominous name, however: Devil’s Den State Park. It lived up to that moniker in 1946.

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