On the night of November 7, 2017, hunters were in an area of woodlands near a swamp in Michigan when they heard a woman crying for help. Vast and reportedly difficult to navigate, the swamp has a notorious reputation. Indeed, according to local lore, it is the last resting place of several unfortunate hunters who never found their way out.
The area’s name is Dead Stream Swamp, but some refer to it as “Dead Man’s Swamp.” Spanning 47 square miles, it is among the largest cedar swamps in the United States. The peat bog is about 5 feet deep on average and descends 16 feet in some parts.