Eerie places do not necessarily have to be surreal or ghostly, rather they can be found in the deepest parts of nature itself. Back in the summer of 2012, I took a trip to eastern China and took a hike up the 三清山 mountains. The heavy fog and the looming mountains created a sensation of eeriness. The fog hid entire mountaintops, and ahead I could only a ghostly curtain of white blurring the trees and rocks. The silence was eerie, and I had only the chirps of birds and screeches of the cicadas for company. The wildlife could be heard, but not seen. With the wobbly stepping stones as guidance, I walked on to explore the depths of the mountains. Eeriness can be both mysterious and beautiful, like the fog veiling these mountains.