Dang, I wish I had worked out my schedule to do that this past week. I have a place that I could camp up the mountain I live on, not on my property, but I've camped there a few times with my friends.
The stupid thing is, when I'm with someone I don't think of it at all. I think it's because I have someone to talk to instead of having the chance to listen to the night sounds.
I've been on many night hikes, non by myself though. It's the same thing as above, it doesn't really bother me as much.
For instance, I went to the Grayson Highlands State Park with some friends Easter weekend.
There was still snow on the ground so you could see foot prints of people that had walked there, but you could also see animal foot prints. We saw obvious prints of a Wolf that had followed the trail. At first I thought it was someone's dog, but then compared my hand and they really big as well as being on parts of snow where there were no previous human tracks. We found a dead pony that had froze to death, it was lying on the ground next to the wolf prints and we thought there could had been a wolf around that had killed it and we started to freak out a little..., but the horse was frozen and had no bite marks. We ended up continuing to the shelter since it was late.
Seemed as though my friend were more freaked out by it than I was. If I was alone I think I would had been really afraid... Don't like the aspect of knowing there is a large predator in the vicinity.
Thanks for the tips though!
I was also thinking that making a vlog of my trip like many backpackers do would help.