The Chronicles of Kate_Sith and Novadoam: The Haunted Cabins

Journal Entry #3 07/12/2025)

Today we found an old campsite built into the treetops.  It was pretty genius. We didn’t find any people though, just an old letter telling us that raiders had came and everyone had to escape.  They relocated to some cabins in the forest not far away. I wanted to find them. I noticed some cabins marked on my map close by and started off in that direction.

The ground was shaking, there was screaming and Novadoam didn’t believe me.

The cabins looked like they had once been a cosy retreat but were now eerie and empty.  The whole place looked like the set of a horror movie so I’ll admit I was a bit afraid. I started to walk towards a podium under a welcome sign and heard a bloodcurdling scream.  I spun around and out of the corner of my eye, through the open window of one of the cabins, I swear I saw a picture on the wall move. I instantly shut up talking and just made small whimpering sounds over our intercom.  I approached the podium, upon which was a guest book with only a few entries. A couple of happy campers saying they would definitely be returning to the cabins for a holiday. A bored sounding entry from people who said there was nothing to do.  An angry entry from a customer who claimed the place was dirty and full of rubbish. And an entry talking about screams coming from the forest, earthquakes, bears and pictures moving…

I found my small, scared voice, begging Nova to come to me before I went any further.  He asked what the problem was and I said I thought the cabins were haunted. He replied, “oh wow that sounds awesome, I’m on my way!”.  I rolled my eyes and waited. The ground started shaking violently, followed by another, longer, scream from the forest, prompting me to urge Nova to hurry up.  He arrived and the noises stopped. He said he didn’t hear anything and nothing was happening. He started searching the cabins. One of the doors closed behind him.  I don’t think he noticed. I did. The ground shook again and the scream was longer, louder and more desperate than ever. We both went silent. Nova took off into the forest, searching for the source of the screams.

We got separated at some point and I came across a treehouse in the forest nearby.  I climbed the ladder and found a lone terminal. I sat down and searched it. There was an option for “Lure Creatures”.  I clicked it and instantly heard Nova say, “Oh my god, there’s ghouls everywhere and they’re coming at me!!”. Oops! I clicked the option again – “Off”.  There were other options there. “Close cabin doors, simulate earthquake, rotate pictures, turn sounds on”. I hit each option and sent Nova back to the cabins to see if the pictures rotated and doors closed when I pressed the options.  They did. I started laughing at how foolish I’d been, being so scared at what was obviously a prankster’s paradise. We spent a while longer playing with it all and looking for any records or journals detailing what prompted any of it. There were none…

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