When there is light there is no danger.

That is the belief we've all been fed,

But the truth is... the daytime hours are some of the most dangerous.


Redditordcarp1231wanted to hear about all in the horror stories that took place NOT in the dark of night.

They asked:

"What’s the creepiest/most unexplained thing you’ve seen in broad daylight?"

Danger has no time zone. So be ready...

jump in...

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"I was a kid about 15 seen some old man looked about 70 he opened up a sewer grate and just hopped in."

jdog_woof1234

Turn on Red

"Weird intersection near my house that about 3 months ago started to be torn down for being too dangerous, replaced by a roundabout Funny thing is, it was a normal intersection 4 directions, 2 lanes in 2 lanes out with dedicated left turn lanes. Except, just about every week, SOMEONE crashed there. Every month we'd hear of a near fatality or worse."

"Police couldn't figure it out so they started to petition for them to change it, they changed the light pattern and reduced speeds, which brought total crashes down but here's the f**ked thing serious injuries tripled! it got so bad they posted cops permanently to Monitor the intersection, and what they noticed was, If they watched the intersection, non stop, nothing would happen but the INSTANT you'd take you eyes off it someone would speed through a red light or make a left turn on red."

"They then finally tried one last thing, remove 2 of the lights, in favor of stop signs on 1 of the roads First day there was a multi car pile up Second day there was a minivan roll over 3rd day the mayor's daughter hit someone going 50 Day 4, intersection was closed for construction."

bretttexe

All three of us stopped...

"2008 mountain bike race in The mid-west. It was 100 degrees that day. Almost no oxygen on the woods. It was a hot day. Three of us were well ahead of the pack. We were about to lap another racer when he just rode off the trail and down a steep ravine. All three of us stopped. The ravine was steep and very deep. We found his bike half way down. We never found the racer. They sent search party and found nothing. To this day he’s never been found."

-Economist-

Flopping

"I was walking along the greenway in Boston when I saw a man some distance away, walking in the opposite direction with a completely floppy right arm. Like everything below the elbow was just boneless and his forearm was flapping around all loose. He was wearing a short sleeve shirt so i don’t think it could have been a prosthetic or some kind gag. No one else around him was reacting to it."

daryl_cary

The Whistle

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"Not me, but my Dad. He was outside at the far end of the yard and saw me standing on the stairs, whistling for him to come back to the house."

"When he got back inside he asked what was up and why I changed my shirt. I hadn't been outside, didn't hear any whistling, and was wearing the same black shirt I'd been wearing all day, not the white shirt he saw "me" wearing when he saw me outside a few minutes earlier."

Go_Ask_Alyss

Well now napping will be haunted by nightmares. There is so safe hour.

SMILE

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"A tooth just materialized on my kitchen counter one day. Asked around all my family and nobody lost any teeth, no kids lost any teeth, I never lost any teeth, no clue where this tooth came from, it just appeared one afternoon."

Ultimator4

NO!

"When I was a teenager, I was at a friends house when his parents and family were not home. I was on his back porch tying my shoes then I went back into his house. Tying my shoes, a 20 second action. NO! I walk inside and his entire family is back home and they’re sitting at the kitchen table eating dinner and they ask me what I am doing here?!"

"They’re staring at me like I am crazy and asking why I just walked into their house. I ask for the time, they tell me it is 6:30 PM. I lost an entire hour doing a 20 second action. To this day I still have no clue what happened or where the time went."

ionlywanttheneck

"crazy stories"

"When I was a little girl, I was playing in my room one morning with my sister. I looked out my window and saw a man staring in at us. I told my sister to leave my room and ran to get my father. He didn't believe me and thought I was crazy. Needless to say, I had an awful hard time sleeping that night."

"Throughout my childhood, I'd hear what sounded like footsteps outside at night, or my parent's car doors opening long after they had went to sleep. Several years later, I looked at our house on Google maps. I always assumed we lived by ourselves in the woods, far from anyone else."

"It turns out there was a small house that looked like it was being lived in only a few hundred yards in the woods from us. My family was less skeptical of my 'crazy stories' after I showed them that."

SnooSquirrels4093

‘stolen my face'

"Crossing at a busy intersection and seeing my perfect double walk towards me. We basically eyes-locked until we passed each other. A total mindf**k. Even more disturbing. Instead of stopping and chatting and being amused by the entire biological coincidence. My immediate subconscious reaction was a massive rising internal rage that someone, somehow had ‘stolen my face.' Very, very weird."

Basher57

Colors

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"When I was a kid there was a field near my house in rural Florida that glowed rainbow colors. The grass had different shades of color, all day long. That field got bought up and bulldozed decades ago for a farm however."

KGhaleon

The moon, the sun, the stars, the the clouds... all can lead to trauma.

Always be ready...


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