Inspired by actual events, Something in the Woods follows frightening and surreal occurrences at a small farm that drive a family away from their home. The story follows the Hartman family and their dealings with a legendary creature when it begins coming around their farm house deep in the woods in the late 1960s. These occurrences have never been explained and are still talked about by the locals and around the campfire. After these strange and scary things happen at John Hartman's small family farm, there is only one thing to do, stand his ground against something that the rest of the world says doesn't exist... until he realizes that nothing is more important than the safety of his family.
The plot is inspired by the true story known as The Cowman Of Copalis Beach, about a bigfoot sighting in the town of Copalis Beach, Washington in the 1960s. The creature was dubbed "cowman" because the boy who first came across this sasquatch described him as "hairy and stinky like the cows," as he was caught in a barbed wire fence.