Are You Scared of What Lives in the Woods?

Oct 23, 2020
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Join, if you dare, as Ryan reads the internet's scariest stories (some true, some false) to his pal Shane as they try to figure out if the story is experienced or imagined.
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Created by Ryan Bergara
Director - Ryan Bergara
Editor - Ryan Moulton
Executive Producer - Steven Lim, Shane Madej, Ryan Bergara, Katie LeBlanc
Story by Anonymous
Illustrator - Mollie Ong (@mollieong)
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Head of Development - Katie LeBlanc
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Hosts - Ryan Bergara & Shane Madej
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    AJcX 1AJcX 110 hours ago
  • tRuE sToRy

    Poochie CollinsPoochie CollinsDay ago
  • I'm watching part way through wondering why TF they aren't investigating after DAYS? Ridiculous. This is fake. Watched some more... "true story" LOL GTFOH.

    Poochie CollinsPoochie CollinsDay ago
  • Surprised Ryan didn’t once say Skinwalker. Not sure if the ryguy believes in them but wouldn’t be surprised

    SquidSquidDay ago
  • There’s a fairly logical explanation for the screaming at least. Mountain lions don’t roar, they make noises that sound like children or a female screaming. A lot of times, they do this to lure prey. The lion was probably just coming to the house each night and doing just that.

    Dee KayDee KayDay ago
  • the theme of a dying rabbit held up really good until the humanoid figure, even then the animals arranged in order was real creepy.

    OmarKasOmarKasDay ago
  • All Hail the Watcher

    Dash LukkyDash LukkyDay ago
  • Some weird ass Bigfoot

    Paavan JassiPaavan JassiDay ago
  • This is literally the only are you scared video that ha genuinely scared me 😰 I’m weak

    J. RodriguezJ. RodriguezDay ago
  • """""True""""" story

    S JS J2 days ago
  • y'know, i've watched all of these and this is the only one that actually scares me...

    Serena MSerena M2 days ago
  • I personally believe this story is true. I belong to the LDS church and their descriptive language of the the church is accurate. More importantly, I grew up in a small country town in NorCal that was very much like this. It never felt right there. There was some sinister stuff happening. I think she was telling the truth.

    Carolyn DanielsCarolyn Daniels2 days ago
  • whatever shane 🙄

    Juliana VillarrealJuliana Villarreal2 days ago
  • So it's a wendigo, mimicking the recording? To lure some victims??

    Hi ImBillyHi ImBilly2 days ago

    Rymer Dave EdjecRymer Dave Edjec2 days ago
  • die at the farm with her father ... that would be me. but i love them both just as much so it still would be a hard decision. what am i saying! they're both dead. speaking guys are killing it with this series.

    Daiana XiDaiana Xi3 days ago
  • Can confirm wind moving sound is legitimate and ANNOYING. I used to live in the middle of suburbs, but the suburbs that were closer the farmlands rather than the city. And I tell you that there isn't anything any more frustrating than enjoying the piece and quiet of the night, falling partly to sleep... then hearing echoing gunshots, train horns, metal on metal breaks and animal calls. Usually what would happen was that one farmer in particular had a nuisance goat that would climb out of its pen at night and chew on what ever random crap that was by the train track. So from his bedroom he'd shoot a round off to scare the stupid goat away from danger. Every so often he wouldn't know that the goat was out so rather than gun shots you'd get the screaching of breaks and train horns. It also only ever happened at night - something to do with wind being an effect of the sun so nights were more still so sound traveled further.

    SotnosSotnos4 days ago
  • I know something is out there. I never go outside at night and on certain places in the woods during the day

    Lolly AnnLolly Ann4 days ago
  • Petition to make a horror movie with Shane as the monster, doing this 4:47

    Bre Johnson-frowBre Johnson-frow4 days ago
  • Me, an Idahoan: "Omg they did a story about Idaho!" Shane: "It's Idaho, they're hicks!" We're really only known for being hicks and loving potatoes huh

    Trinity WoodTrinity Wood4 days ago
    • Patato person

      Chris SparksChris Sparks4 days ago

    StrangeStrange4 days ago
  • Scariest episode to date

    Sam DanielsSam Daniels5 days ago
  • I thought this was going to be a slender man creepypasta

    Simon BelmontSimon Belmont5 days ago
  • ok first of all, rabbits don't make noise when dying though??

    MarxelaMarxela5 days ago
    • Rabbits can and often do

      StrangeStrange4 days ago
  • Why did they draw everything nice but the lion sped looking

    Jackie LopezJackie Lopez6 days ago
  • Did Shane grow up in the Midwest? This country is primarily made up of small towns. Rather live there than shitty California. I like my fresh air and plenty more I could say but, whatever.

    Agent 99Agent 996 days ago
  • I think that poor creature was having a great time playing with the camera and stuff. It was probably so infuriated by the noise that it killed the other animals so the humans would never do that again, but maybe put another camera back? Because they may have enjoyed taking photos it looked they got super into it even picking it up and stuff!

    Pipa RayePipa Raye6 days ago
  • "Just because you live in a small town doesn't mean you're a hillbilly." Me, from a small town: *oh my sweet summer child...*

    ʕ ꈍᴥꈍʔʕ ꈍᴥꈍʔ6 days ago
  • There some crazy things out there...maybe the chupacabra experiment gone wrong...caníbal?

    Solimarys RamosSolimarys Ramos6 days ago
  • No one thought to just like just a steak as bait???? No one there hunts and could've left a dead deer there?????? Bruh

    MnM AnimationsMnM Animations6 days ago
  • you guys have LIONS in the usa?😀 whAT?

    HeyJudeHowAreYouHeyJudeHowAreYou6 days ago
  • wait where's the mom

    Monika The BassMonika The Bass6 days ago
  • Fun fact Preston Idaho is where Napoleon dynamite was filmed (the place that this story happened)

    Tyler SharpTyler Sharp7 days ago
  • By the description and illustrations of the creature, I'm guessing it's supposed to be a Wendigo.

    Hannah LindsayHannah Lindsay7 days ago
  • the writers always really roast the monsters in these stories huh

    HelloHello8 days ago
  • How would the "creature" know how to use a camera?

    E ME M8 days ago
  • the sounds in this episode really made it ten times more scary. unfortunately the ending wasn't as good, but still creepy nonetheless!

    SanneSanne8 days ago
  • Why did I watch this when I was about to go to sleep WHY

    Pesky BirdPesky Bird9 days ago
  • Why would a lion be attracted to the sound of a rabbit being killed? That could be another predatory animal.

    StalinStalin9 days ago
  • I'm watching this after a big fight with my mom, Ryan's voice is pretty comforting :)

    kArlakArla9 days ago
  • i hope you continue to have more episodes of "Are You Scared" because this is so entertaining and story be it real or not, is really creepy too!

    yvonne voeenyvonne voeen10 days ago
  • Skin walkers are also a thing in Idaho. So this really scared me.

    Linzie BrownLinzie Brown10 days ago
    • thats what the creature was since they can mimic anything and shape shift as well as being humanoid.

      Valerie RoldanValerie Roldan9 days ago
  • i live like 30 min away from this

    Tan GarzTan Garz10 days ago
  • WENDIGO!!!!!!

    TheOtherHiccupTheOtherHiccup10 days ago
  • The only reason I felt okay watching this is because I live in the heart of a big city and nowhere near real woods

    Tessa ShrokaTessa Shroka10 days ago
  • I actually liked this story more than most creepypastas, I tend to find creepy things more unsettling than scary things. I would have preferred it end with the pictures of the dead animals rather that the picture of the creature, I think it made it a tad cheesy and would have been better to leave it up to imagination. Fear of the unknown and all that.

    Captive CatCaptive Cat10 days ago
  • You know what really gets my goat? El Chupacabra

    gasjebasje95gasjebasje9510 days ago
  • When I saw the title I first thought "now is this scary thing named 'wood man' " then I immediately thought about Groot xD

    Sundry OdinSundry Odin10 days ago
  • Whatever happened to the mom? Did she morph into the creature?

    Jacob BellowsJacob Bellows10 days ago
  • I kid you not once this ended I heard one of the coyotes outside and it scared me

    Janelle SkavinskyJanelle Skavinsky11 days ago
  • I don't get scared easily at all, the red man freaked me out but this made me actually kinda terrified.

    Spencer Milagros ContiSpencer Milagros Conti11 days ago
  • TW ANIMAL ABUSE, don't watch if you're sensitive to stories about animal abuse/death !!!

    doomdoom11 days ago
  • story, getting really intriguing and spooky. me: (・o・) then describes the typical wendigo, goatman thing. me: annnd you lost me there.

    Marce JonesMarce Jones11 days ago
  • The artist is doing so well again, it is so dope. (But the fact that the monster took a selfie is cracking me up so hard.)

    MeonProductionsMeonProductions11 days ago
  • The photos would be online by now if it was real, but yeah that scared me lmao

    HairyfrankfurtHairyfrankfurt12 days ago
  • Let's get these boys to a million subscribers by the end of the year

    Mystery JunkieMystery Junkie12 days ago
  • I wanna take a guess here. Skin walker or wend*go. It’s very possible that it was something else similar too though. They imitate animals and people as well as shapeshifter. I think that the creature imitated the sounds of these dying creatures in hopes of one of the family members coming out to turn the speakers off. Thank god they didn’t go out there because they might have become the next victims.

    Lilly and Harley’s AdventuresLilly and Harley’s Adventures12 days ago
  • Confused because bar pupils are in prey animas, not predators... just a cute animal tidbit for you

    Olivia BoydOlivia Boyd12 days ago
  • I just accidentally pressed 4.50 when I was trying to pause I'm very confused

    Susan BielskaSusan Bielska12 days ago
  • my (not at all) professional opinion after watching 15 seasons of supernatural and listening to the entirety of aaron mahnke’s lore is that that was a wendigo. i don’t care if they are supposed to eat people, but i know that they can replicate noises and voices.

    hannah rosehannah rose12 days ago
    • hmmm nice but the skinwalker came to mind

      ChickenChicken11 days ago
  • Around when they said that the boy came back puking my eyes started watering out of fear. I’m not joking.

    StarChargrStarChargr13 days ago
  • I cant decide if I like these videos or Puppet History more. Keep up the good work guys

    Justine HarperJustine Harper13 days ago
  • How much fucking money did all that equipment cost

    G SolG Sol13 days ago
  • Where can i find the real pictures of the the camera

    Jayden HJayden H13 days ago
  • "Of a dying rabbit" Ad: enjoy a little treat on us

    W00rmW00rm13 days ago
  • I remember listening to this story as a kid, it's so cool to see the illustrations, sound effects and professional reading of it. This scared me as much as it did when I was a little kid reading it for the first time on

    Gates of AvalonGates of Avalon13 days ago
  • "Are you scared of what lives in the woods" Short answer.. *YES*

    Dumb BestDumb Best13 days ago
  • Preston, Idaho is also the hometown of Napoleon Dynamite.

    wvu05wvu0513 days ago
  • I'm scarred...

    Andy LimAndy Lim13 days ago
  • I think call the police to go with you to get equipment because this is eff’d up. Like come On this is sus.

    Stephanie ClarkStephanie Clark14 days ago
  • What is powering this camera and speakers in the woods??

    Stephanie ClarkStephanie Clark14 days ago
  • 7 rabbits, 3 cats, 1 dog, 1 mountain lion... yet the claim was that the 'recording' lasted all night, every night for a week, and most of the days for that time too. How do you spread out 12 final death screams into around 168 hours....

    M SM S14 days ago
  • great to NOT fall asleep to at night!!

    Vi HVi H14 days ago
  • But why the scalps?

    FoxTrotGamingFoxTrotGaming14 days ago
  • i was getting wendigo vibes

    Aiyana FAiyana F14 days ago
  • Im in love with this series

    Carol SimermamCarol Simermam14 days ago
  • We are not hillbillies in Idaho

    Tiffany JohnsonTiffany Johnson14 days ago
  • i live in the middle of the woods i shouldn’t watch this

    Briella HillBriella Hill15 days ago
  • Who else got scared from the scream from the rabbit?

    Gon FreecssGon Freecss15 days ago
  • i need more of these

    David RuizDavid Ruiz15 days ago
  • That monster or whatever could have been a wendigo their very similar to the creature in this video and THEY CAN MIMIC SOUND

    NBFH_-_NBFH_-_15 days ago
  • Ryan's reading off what was found on the camera. interrupted by ad for Shipt where a lady climbs out of a freezer. Me: poops my pants

    Jenna SmogoleskiJenna Smogoleski15 days ago
  • Good ☝ Ryan😉

    Wade RaneyWade Raney15 days ago
  • The rollercoaster of emotions I felt going from "This thing killed cats and dogs" to "And then it killed the mountain lion": Awwww no, not the kitties and- holy shit, respect the hustle.

    María/Seph NuñezMaría/Seph Nuñez15 days ago
  • That was a good story though.

    SecondBreakfastSecondBreakfast16 days ago
  • Could this creature be a Wendigo?

    Sonja UsherSonja Usher16 days ago
  • One word. Skinwalker

    Ifeomachukwu EzeNwanyiIfeomachukwu EzeNwanyi16 days ago
  • This made me think of the chupacabra.

    Dark WaterDark Water16 days ago
  • This story had such promise! And then they had to ruin it with the long spindly figure and the dozens of bodies, perfectly posed for the camera. It just got silly.

    VespaDesuVespaDesu16 days ago
  • Me living in Idaho being a very modern person: 👁👄👁

    Devil TownDevil Town16 days ago
  • imo,the scariest one they've done. Almost couldn't sleep last night bcuz i was thinking of this

    44 Thousand Gay Bees44 Thousand Gay Bees17 days ago
  • Around 5 minute mark, I suddenly remembered reading this story on creepypasta /years/ ago. I'm so confused rn

    Ashen OneAshen One17 days ago
  • A deadend dirtroad has a sidewalk that you can draw chalk on? also what kind of nice people work at National Geographic so they will take time out of their day to explain how to photograph mountain lions to like a 10 year old?

    lotsofotherstufflotsofotherstuff17 days ago
  • Dude. I’m a hick. Shrieks from the crick can be heard ALL THE GODDAMN TIME. It’s not special! It happens! There’s lions around and they kill shit 😒

    HaggstromiHaggstromi17 days ago
  • Shane low key reminds me of coach steve from big mouth

    Bryan MoralesBryan Morales17 days ago
  • best series after buzzfeed unsolved. the stories are intriguing even with flaws and the open discussion makes it you guys so much.

    Farwa HossainFarwa Hossain17 days ago
  • okay 8 minutes in I'm calling it: it's some kind of animal that mimics sounds it hears, like the way crows, ravens, parrots, etc. can learn words and sounds and repeat them

    nekomorphnekomorph17 days ago
  • Do the middle finger gesture on both hands. Then plunge one middle finger into each ear, it should be perfectly at the entrance of ears, as if you're wearing earbuds. Now keep it tight. This works better than covering your ears with your whole hands, when you hear something painfully loud.

    T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉w҉n҉ ҉R҉i҉g҉h҉t҉ ҉B҉e҉f҉o҉r҉e҉ ҉ T҉h҉e҉ ҉S҉u҉n҉-҉R҉i҉s҉e҉ ҉I҉s҉ ҉T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉r҉k҉e҉s҉t҉T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉w҉n҉ ҉R҉i҉g҉h҉t҉ ҉B҉e҉f҉o҉r҉e҉ ҉ T҉h҉e҉ ҉S҉u҉n҉-҉R҉i҉s҉e҉ ҉I҉s҉ ҉T҉h҉e҉ ҉D҉a҉r҉k҉e҉s҉t҉18 days ago

    PdawgPdawg18 days ago
  • Feel like the monster was just tired of all the annoying, nonstop noise lol.

    SinfelSinfel18 days ago