We have a bit of an urban legend in the area where I live. This story pops up every year around Halloween. I don't want to glorify the story to much because what happened to the women involved was horrifying. If you would like to read about it, go here. Part of the story is true, there seems to be conflicting reports of where exactly it happened. I am intrigued by the part that people think the tree itself is haunted. I mentioned this story to the boyfriend and we decided we were going to go check out this tree.
The park itself is beautiful and the trails are amazing. The first few pictures are just of the trees on the trails while we were searching out the tree. Nobody seems to really give directions to where the tree is because they don't want people to go out and vandalize the tree.
The park is called Oak Hammock Park, because of all the beautiful and huge oak trees.
Walking around we kind of got lost and ended up on the wrong side of the park. I got on my phone and finally found somebody who had posted the coordinates to the tree.
We were finally on the right track to finding the correct tree.
During the search of the coordinates we found out there are two different trees that are thought to be the Devil Tree. The first tree is the one below, which is considered the locals tree. This is the tree that all the people in the area believe is the correct tree. It is pretty damaged and looks as if people have tried to hack it down. If you read the story that I linked to above, it says that they have tried several times to cut down the tree and nothing would cut through it.
Nothing to creepy happened while we visited this tree, there was a bit of a mournful feeling there. The squirrels were super rambunctious an made me jump a couple of times though. One actually came running out of the woods straight at me and then turned and ran back into the woods.
We started heading out of the wooded area and the sun was starting to set.
As we were walking back I decided to put in the coordinates for the other tree. This is the tree that the news says is the correct tree. It didn't seem to far back in, so we walked back around to the other entrance into the trails. It was starting to get super dark in the wooded area. We found which tree it was but it was getting to dark to see to much. We were also getting concerned that the park was going to close and lock the car in the park. So we quickly took a picture of that tree and made the decision we were going to go back and check out this tree.
We haven't had a chance to get back to the park just yet. If we do and get any good pictures I will post them and update you on what we find. I think I will have to try some flash photography next time to see if I get any strange orbs.