People Share the Creepiest Things They Ever Heard From Little Kids
Kids have wonderful imaginations, but what if those imaginations veered into territory that’s a little eerier? What's more, what if those make-believe stories started mimicking or predicting real-life events — with lots of added creepiness?
Some of the kids in these stories who came up with surprising, spooky and downright scary comments may have been influenced by TV or tales they heard from friends and family. But others seem just a bit too convincing to be made up...
The End of the World
On a long road trip through Pennsylvania, one Reddit user was enjoying the countryside views. Then suddenly, their five-year-old son proclaimed, "This will look really cool as a wasteland... You know, after everyone dies." Say what?
A Storm Is Coming
Another Redditor’s niece was busying herself, as kids do, by scribbling some pictures. The user, herobotic, noticed their niece was drawing a picture of a creepy man with different eye colors. The girl's parents asked her why one of the eyes was gray, and she responded, "Because he can see the storm coming."
Out of the Closet
Redditor QuagmireDP was changing her daughter in front of the closet, which was open. Her daughter kept looking beyond her into the closet and laughing. When the user asked what was so funny, her daughter said, "the man." Well, what man, exactly?
One dad on Twitter, @KevinMKruse, posted about how his son said, "Daddy, I’m going to eat you up." That's kind of a cute thing to say — the sort of thing people say to adorable babies. But unfortunately, the child continued with something a little less cute.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
One day, Facebook user Belinda Jamison was enjoying a casual stroll with her son, and they passed by a cemetery. In an innocent tone, her toddler boy said, "My brother is in there." Was he referring to an invisible friend?
The Clock Is Ticking
NotTomPettysGirl was watching her son have an adorable moment as he cuddled with his grandmother. But it was interrupted when the boy placed both of his hands on his grandmother's face, pulled her face closer to his and informed her that she was very old. He even said she would die soon.
Fright in the Forest
While enjoying a hike in the woods with his child, Twitter user @MXTracy66 was taken by surprise when, out of the eerie quietness, the boy suddenly said, "The woods demand a sacrifice." The father continued in later tweets to say that he was somewhat concerned that no one else knew where the two were while they were walking.
Double the Creeps
Reddit user pipperfloats was entertaining her two young kids when one said, "Mommy, when you die, I want to put you in a glass jar so I can keep you and see you forever." There is, however, a bit of sentiment to this strange comment — it's nice the child loves his mom so much that he wants to keep her forever.
One Twitter mom, @showupforthis, tweeted about a time when she and her young son were walking through a store after they’d enjoyed a nice picnic. Her son suddenly grabbed her hand and said to her, with a big smile, "Mama, when you die, I’m gonna make a little you so I can keep you always."
The Sinister Sign
User @themelaniedione took to Twitter to tell others about how, when she was sitting on her sofa, she experienced a creepy moment with her daughter. She heard a scratching noise, so she looked up to see her daughter, who was holding a marker board that she had written on.
No to the New Arrival
One father’s young daughter was staring at her new baby brother. After a while, she looked up and said, "Daddy, it's a monster... We should bury it." While this may be a creepy thing to hear, the commenters on Like_I_was_sayin's Reddit post reasoned with the little one’s logic.
When Redditor Tom_Zarek was a boy, his cat, unfortunately, had stillborn kittens. Sweetly, he asked his father if he could make crosses for them. His father agreed, but while he was working, this eerie exchange occurred. Young Tom_Zarek: "Aren't those too small?" Dad: "What do you mean?"
Reddit user x_y_zed was minding their own business, taking the bus somewhere, when the bus stopped outside a walk-in clinic. Out of nowhere, a fellow passenger — a little girl — turned to her father and sagely said, "Death is the poor man’s doctor."
A Truthful Tale?
User fearofimpendingdoom on Reddit told this scary tale: "My seven year old told me his old family died in a fire with him and now he has a new family (ours). He told me the names of his siblings and what his parents looked like. What the house looked like. When he died."
While scarystrangle was driving along, their first grader in the passenger seat looked over and said, "Dad, when I’m seven, I’m going to kill you. No, wait, when I’m eight." Hmm, so the child not only knew the concept of murder but also seemed to know about premeditated killing. And had it planned out already.
The Plane Premonition
Twitter user @Amani_Marie_ tweeted that her child was drawing a picture of an airplane. When the kid showed her, she explained that all the people on the airplane were trapped. To add clarity, her daughter carried on with her artistic depiction, coloring in some orange flames and plenty of red blood.
Most people have heard of guardian angels, but darinfjc told Reddit about his co-worker's daughter, who apparently had guardian wolves. "She always thought the rattling of the pipes in kitchen cupboards [was] 'white wolves' and the sound scared her."
The Ham Hunter
Reddit user RatedRX was a waitress and was perplexed to see a little girl around the age of four, who was repeatedly stabbing her plastic fork into her sandwich, saying, "die die die" over and over. Firstly, we’re thankful it was just a plastic fork, and secondly...what?
He Sees Dead People
Reddit user Opud posted a comment that said, "When my son was in kindergarten I received a call from his teacher while at work saying he refused to go outside at recess and was sitting there terrified. He said there was a guy named Otie who had brown hair and a brown beard."
Have a Heart
The daughter of Reddit user eps421 said to her mother that there was a woman who watched her while she was watching movies in her room. What's more, the creepy woman apparently slept on the ceiling above the girl’s bed. Rather than being a friendly invisible companion, the daughter informed the Redditor that this woman didn’t like her...and wanted to eat her heart.
The Sinister Sister
A user named _imtosadforthis took to Reddit to talk about creepiness from her young sister. "A couple years ago, me and my sister (me 11 and her 14) were watching my four-year-old sister. She always said weird stuff but nothing too bad. Anyway, we were watching a movie and fell asleep."
The Singing Spirit
In a conversation with her sister and husband about loved ones, Reddit user KaiserXI was talking about her father, who had recently passed away. Her brother-in-law grabbed a picture of his mother, who had died in a car crash when he was six, to show the Redditor.
User PorkchopSquats posted about her daughter's game on Reddit, saying, "My four-year-old likes to play this make-believe game where she is having a baby and needs it 'cut out' (we have never explained to her what a C-section is)."
Living in a Bubble
Redditor crayold_lady was driving home with her toddler son. This happened years ago, so children's car seats were allowed in the passenger seats of vehicles. The little boy was sitting there and turned his head to his mother, saying, "I am not from here."
Avoiding the Attic
Redditor thekkillers revealed this story about her sister: "She was about three years old and we were getting ready to go to our uncle's for dinner. She was being fussy and didn't want to get changed so my dad asked, 'Don't you want to go to Uncle Dan's house?'"
Another Redditor, schuser, shares this creepy story: "My husband is a farmer. One night he asked me to pick him up, so I loaded our two girls up, then four and two, and headed to the field. After a few minutes waiting, my two year old says, 'Mommy, who dat man outside?'"
Toy Bear Trickery
In her Reddit post, coffeeplot shared her experience of the time when a friend told her about some seemingly supernatural shenanigans in the friend’s home. The parents were puzzled to find their kid's stuffed teddy bear in a locked room when the child couldn’t have gone in there.
The Mini Murderer
FlutisticallyYours added to a Reddit discussion by saying her cousin had always been creepy, but while tasked with babysitting the kid, a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond to pick up a cutting board stuck out as a particular example. Her young cousin was fascinated by the aisle displaying all styles and shapes and sizes of knives before her.
User epicnormalcy was the creepy kid, and she shared her story with Redditors, saying, "My mom woke up to the sound of our front door. She grabs a knife to investigate. In the yard-light she sees bitty me walking barefoot out towards the logging road. Me: 'I have to go visit my friends.'"
Dreaming of a White Garden
Again, this story comes from the former child herself, who seems to have a creepy connection to her mom's dream state. Reddit user rhgarton posted that her mom was dreaming that her own brother was in the garden, and it was snowing, so she was desperately trying to get him to come inside.