A social media site has sparked interest in a strange phenomenon of stairs to nowhere. People have apparently sometimes reported finding random and odd stairs in the middle of the deep forests. They said that the stairs come in all shapes, all sizes, and all materials. But have held out a warning that one should neither touch them nor even think of climbing them. They all lead nowhere and one just might disappear!
In a reddit post, one Search & Rescue (SAR) officer in the US said that finding of such stairs was an unspoken but a regular happening.
He added that other SAR officers, who knew about it, were hesitant to mention it to anyone. “We’ve been told not to talk about it by our superiors, and at this point we’ve all gotten so used to it that it doesn’t even seem weird anymore,” he said.
“It’s almost like if you took the stairs in your house, cut them out, and put them in the forest. I asked about it the first time I saw some, and the other officer just told me not to worry about it, that it was normal. Everyone I asked said the same thing…I just sort of ignore them now when I run into them because it happens so frequently, he further added.
Some people have said that the staircases in woods might be metal or concrete stairs left behind after a wooden house has rotted away or been blown away in a storm.
Others think that these could be signs of early civilisations in the area, but no one is sure.
However, the SAR officer was adamant. He said that strange stairs often were pristine, without any leaves or debris on them, but sometimes they are weathered and old. Most people who see stairs experience a strong feeling of dread and leave immediately, he added.
So it is anyone’s guess now that why they exist!