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Ryders Woods
Woodstock, Il 60098

County: McHenry County
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It is a creepy looking woods in woodstock. It is said that a man in black used to rape children and then murder them and throw them in the pond. He then went mad and killed himself. Now if you go to the woods at night, you see a lot of activity by the pond. Steam will rise and you will see orbs, children laughing has been heard, and sightings of the man in black have been seen.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 29455     3/24/2009 10:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
Ron Bendis

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Hmmm I live right by the Woods spent a ton of time there as a kid and never noticed anything.  I've even wondered through the woods a couple of times shortcutting to a buddies place after the bar late at night and saw nothing.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39948     9/21/2009 9:09:00 AM     Edit       Reply    


there is also said to be a demon named molov that lives there and if ur in the woods and every time u say his name he supposedly near


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48346     2/15/2010 2:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

im a scared to go into the woods ive seen and heard many things in there some of wich i cant explain

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 48354 ReplyTo# 48346     2/15/2010 5:05:00 PM     Edit          


care to share??

I know there was a gang-rape in there last summer since my parents live right next to it.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50298     4/6/2010 7:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I aave seen the man in black before and the children laughing it was scary.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50309     4/6/2010 1:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I aave seen the man in black before and the children laughing it was scary. there is also said to be a demon named molov that lives there and if ur in the woods and every time u say his name he supposedly near duh demons the duh demons r going to blast us... what with a plasma rifle

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50541     4/10/2010 11:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I was just there yesterday (ghost hunting), at around 3am... went to the pond, there was a mild amount of activity, orbs and such... and I got an eerie presence.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51482     5/5/2010 2:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


id like to go there and find out for myself.

as 4 u nonbelievers, u go 2 colemans and see those old ladies.



               Like      Dislike        Comment# 56855     8/19/2010 10:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I've done a lot of work in Ryders Woods. It's only creepy because of years of mismanagement that have degraded the grounds. I've never had anything remotely approaching what is described above, and quick research of the site via local newspaper accounts do not turn up any stories of criminal activity of the magnitude described occuring there in the past. Chalk most of the stories up to over-active imaginations and groupthink.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60043     10/13/2010 11:11:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
beth bonham

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i use to live down the street my son and i saw the man in black and we got voices on tape and we have photos weve heard the kids also .theres no record of what happened but we talk to people who live near by and got the stories of what happened it took place in the 1800s

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62403     11/9/2010 4:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

can we see pics?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 63422     11/30/2010 1:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I've lived in Woodstock for 24 years now. Never heard of this before. Now what I HAVE heard of is Ryders Woods being where all the teenagers go to smoke pot. Maybe people are seeing and hearing things in Ryder's Woods because they're stoned off their asses...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65976     1/25/2011 4:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I've been to Ryders Woods on an investigation and speaking as a paranormal investigator I can easily say that Ryders Woods is not haunted. As mentioned in earlier posts. Ryders Woods is a local hang out for pot smokers and teenagers to go if that want a good scare. But, my team and I found no evidence of a haunt at that location.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67202     2/19/2011 3:31:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


Two of my friends were walking through there at 1 in the morning. They saw an older man and an around sixish little girl pass by. He was wearing a red lumberjack-esque flannel. As I spoke of this to another friend without mentioning the red flannel he asked me if the man was wearing a flannel...

We've either got a ghost, a pedophile, kidnapper or a noctournal dad.


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67406 ReplyTo# 67202     2/22/2011 8:17:00 PM     Edit          

its a bum. i ran in to him also. he asked me how to get to the square

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 67407     2/22/2011 8:19:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i know exactly who made this myth up. we were still in highschool when he posted it. i can't believe this still goes on.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 69425     4/12/2011 12:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


I think it's haunted. But then again, I get scared really easily. I've gone in there multiple times, and every time, something doesn't feel right.





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