It seemed like a good idea at the time, visiting that friend's house. That is, until I discovered the porcelain doll collection in the living room. To say I was a bit perturbed would be an understatement. Too many glassy, soulless eyes were staring back at me and I had to get the hell out of there. (Suffice it to say I never returned.)
After Redditor daringdino101 asked the online community, "What was the creepiest thing you saw while visiting someone at their house?" people were more than ready to mine through what we can only assume are rather unsettling memories.
"I went to visit a neighbor..."
I went to visit a neighbor who had just moved into a bigger home (she had 11 children). I sat down at the kitchen counter as my neighbor was getting us tea. All of a sudden, the dishwasher slowly opens (from the inside) and out crawled a kid...couldn't have been more than 18 months old. Kid looks at me then crawls away. I thought I was on camera being punked somehow but my friend never saw it and never skipped a beat in whatever she was talking about. It was weird....and the kid was creepy.
"Had a sleepover..."
Had a sleepover at a friend's when I was around 12. The dad sat at the dinner table in only his tighty whities and didn't say a single word. The entire family was clearly intimidated by him as no one else said a single word for the entire meal either.
I never slept over again.
"She said he had a lot of collectibles..."
I went with a friend to this guy's house that she was seeing. She said he had a lot of collectibles, which is fairly normal since we are both collectors ourselves. We walk into his very large house (I'm pretty sure it had five bedrooms) and every surface -- literally -- EVERY surface was covered in figurines. I'm talking about the edges of the staircase, the banister, in between the slats on the handrail, the kitchen counters, the coffee table, the tops of the cabinets, the edge of the bathroom sink, the window sills, hanging from doorways. There were countless bookshelves and display cases overflowing with collectible items. Nothing about the collectibles were creepy, it was just your run-of-the-mill nerd stuff but oh my god, the sheer amount, it felt like a sarcophagus.
"I had an acquaintance..."
I had an acquaintance who invited me to his home for a party. The guy was an amputee due to a diabetic foot, I think cuz I didn't pry.
But a few years back when he got it amputated, he decided it would be cool to get the bone kept. So this foot bone is used as a paper weight on his desk right now. (Was creepy when I saw it, now I kinda think it's cool)
I think he got the idea off an article once of some guy doing the same thing.
"I stumbled upon it..."
My uncle had an entire room of pornography— magazines and DVD's — just laying around. Stacks of magazines and boxes of videotapes. I stumbled upon it by accident when I was playing hide and seek with my cousin. He yelled at me that I couldn't go look at his dad's "dirty books." (Me, being a dumb@ss, asked why he didn't just clean them.)
"While getting ready for bed..."
Not something I saw; but I slept over at a friend's house who's grandma lived with the family because she was so old and losing her marbles. While getting ready for bed, my friend told me "Don't worry if you wake up and see my grandma standing over you while you sleep; sometimes she forgets who my friends are. Just tell her 'grandma, it's okay, go back to bed' and it'll be fine." It was in that moment that I realized I had made a terrible mistake deciding to sleep over. I thank my deep sleeping every day that I did not wake up in the middle of the night because an old woman was standing over me, watching. I did end up with bed bugs though. Which is why I never went over again.
"His three dogs..."
His three dogs sitting on his mantle. They were stuffed after they died.
"Back in high school..."
Back in high school a longtime friend of mine used to work for a stereotypical eccentric rich guy, mainly charity and non-profit stuff. But he collected the rarest historical memorabilia, and my friend was giving me an unofficial tour of the room where this guy stored everything. Two that freaked me out were Haitian slave shackles from colonial times and a cracked voodoo doll that was supposedly haunted. Nope, no thank you sir.
"I was visiting a friend..."Giphy
I was visiting a friend as a child and she let me peek into her older sister's room. It was completely red! Red lacquered walls, red rug, red bedspread, lamp with a red light bulb in it! 11 year old me was horrified.
"The first thing we noticed..."
My husband and I were house shopping. We go with our realtor to view this one house that was SUPER nice, checked all of our boxes, and within our price range.
The first thing we noticed is there were security cameras in every single room. Even in the bedrooms. Odd but whatever. We finally get to the master bedroom where there was a SHRINE of a maybe 5? year old girl above the master bed. There were old bouquets of flowers and candles surrounding the shrine which led us to believe the little girl was deceased. They even kept the girls' bedroom fully intact. We noped out so quick. They pulled the house off the market the next day (we suspect they were watching us on their surveillance).
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