As evening arrived, the sound of an axe chopping wood could be heard. The echoing noise carried throughout the night and only fade as first light touched the trees. For months, the chop chop sounds continued and no one could find the source.
In whispers, the rumors started about a woodsman who murdered his family then himself. As punishment the Devil had him cutting down trees to make firewood for Hell.
It’s now said, that if you walk into that forest you would see the remains of the trees the woodsman’s ghost has cut down.
(Inspired from; https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/01/31/2-february-2018/ with thanks).