Before I start, I’d like to say that This experience happened to my sister, not me.
My family enjoys camping in the summer, as many people do. It’s always so relaxing to be with nature in the peaceful silence of the mountains or forest. Unfortunately for my family, we’ve learned that you aren’t always able to trust the places you know so well.
Recently, my family and I went up to Osoyoos in BC Canada.
The campground we were headed to has been a place we’ve gone to for a number of years and my family loves it. The campground is made up of a bunch of different camp sites throughout the property the second you drive into the campground.
About a 2 minute walk from the camp site we stayed at, was the beach that sits on a small lake. As there isn’t much to do at the campground but go to the beach, that’s where everyone staying at the campground goes for the day.
Throughout the day, people from my family may go up to our trailer at our campsite to grab some food or another chair to sit in.
In this case, our camp site was closer to the entrance of the campground. This meant it was closer to the road and this campground unlike others, didn’t have any sort of security to keep creeps from wandering into the campground.
Here’s where the scary part starts, me and my parents were on the beach when my sister said she was going to the trailer to grab something. My dad said ok and off she went. From here, I’ll be telling the story off of what my sister told me she experienced.
She was walking the long way to the trailer and there wasn’t anyone around because most people were at the beach. When she made it to the trailer, there was no one in either camp site beside us or around us, she opened the trailer and closed the
door behind her.
Before I go any further, the layout of my trailer is kind of important. There’s the main door to enter but there’s also a smaller door to the left of the trailer that can also be opened to access the back of the trailer. That door always stays locked.
So my sister had just closed the door behind her and all of a sudden she got the feeling that she should lock the main door behind her which she usually wouldn’t do in the day time.
It’s a good thing she did this because only a few seconds after she locked it, someone from outside the trailer tried to open the door. Whoever they were pulled on the handle as if trying to open the door the best they could.
My sister was frozen, at first she thought it was one of my family members but something didn’t feel right so she didn’t move, she then suddenly remembered the small door and couldn’t remember if it was locked, right as she thought this the person tried to open the smaller door and to our luck, it was locked.
My sister waited in the trailer for a while and finally got the courage to make sure the coast was clear, left the trailer, locked the door behind her and ran to the beach.
She came to us out of Breath and we asked her what was wrong, she asked if one of us came up to the campsite and tried to open the door and we all worriedly told her no we’d been here the whole time. That’s when she told us everything. Freaked out, we went to the office and reported what happened, and the campground was on high alert.
We aren’t sure what that person wanted, whether they thought since everyone was at the beach maybe they could break into some trailers and get something of value or if he or she was following my sister and was waiting for her to be cornered. They didn’t realize she’s smarter than most people think and I thank God that nothing happened to her.
I don’t even want to think about what might of happened if she hadn’t locked that door behind her.
This is a warning to anyone camping, be careful out there and don’t travel alone, you never know who might be watching.