Whoah, that's creepy.

Home security cameras were designed to make us feel safer. But sometimes they can have the opposite effect. When home cameras capture something they weren't meant to, or otherwise catch something that we didn't need to see--it can really creep us out.

u/Toom1201 asked:

People with home security cameras, what's the creepiest thing you've ever seen happen while you were asleep?

Here were some of those stories.

Yup, We Already Went There


We bought a new house about 8 months ago, and installed security cameras recently.

I looked over footage to see if it was working properly and didn't want to believe what i found

At around 3am there was a random guy that was briskly walking in and out of my driveway, and kept shifting around. He looked as if he needed to find something. He goes over to one of the bushes on the side (it represents the barrier line) and takes a sh*t. A f*cking sh*t.

I had to replay it a couple times to make sure i was seeing this correctly. Then i thought "Is that thing still there?"

Turns out it was still in the shrub, guess it was his housewarming gift.


All The Trouble Of Breaking Into A Car

I saw someone break into my car, take my sweater out of the front seat, stood there and smelled it for a solid 5-10 minutes. Then put it back and left.

I gave that sweater away that day.


Ruff Evening

I wake up at 6 am and just go through my security camera before heading to work. One day while looking through, I just saw my dog staring directly at my room. Skimmed through the different timelines, he did that for 30 minutes. Not sure why...


It's Me, But Deader

Fell asleep on the couch that night. Had a bad incident of sleep paralysis. Watched the playback a few hours later of me trying to pull myself out of it. With the night vision being engaged it looks really creepy because eyes glow combined with the slow blinking during the event. It's like watching a zombie version of yourself.



I wasn't asleep but it was 1am. Both my ring cameras go off, which, because of how they're angled, means only a full sized adult can be in my yard. I check the notification — dude starts walking up the sidewalk to my yard, camera with flood light kicks on, dude instantly turns around like he was mistaken and goes on to the neighbor's yard.

Neither us nor the neighbor knew him. Shady.

Mostly I just get videos of cats visiting though


The Dogs Won't Stand For This

A couple who would drive by at random hours of the day for a full week, would walk up to the house and look at my dogs (pit bulls). Look into each window in the front and even checked the back gate/fence.

The camera was older and had no "notifications" so the only way we knew was the moment they decided to open up the door (while I was home sick) and were subsequently rushed by my dogs. I heard the commotion and grabbed the only weapon I had, a bat, to find the front door open and what looked like a murder scene in my living room.

Blood. Everywhere. All over the floor, the front door, the little entrance way, the window. Turns out I have two very good bois and the idiots went to the hospital to eventually be caught by police. They were going to take my dogs to be in dogfights. Involved in a bunch of other seedy things (drugs, prostitution).


Guess It's Time For A Ghost

Wasn't asleep, but when I lived with my ex, we had a few security cameras and they send you alerts when there's motion detected. I was at work and got an alert that there was motion in the living room and I figured it was my ex coming home early, but I checked it anyway. Instead, I saw my dog standing in the middle of the living room staring at the wall. He stood there for a minute and then got on the sofa to sleep.

Two things were terrifyingly off about that. 1) my dog was a puppy at the time and was crated when home alone. The crate is made of solid wood, metal grates and has thick and heavy eye/hook latches, so there's no conceivable way he could have opened the door.

2) He was kept in the office, which is located off the hall and we kept the door separating the living room from the hall closed during the day to keep the room cooler for him.

I looked back at the recording because I was very confused and unfortunately, because the hall door was closed I couldn't see how his crate got opened. But the hall door opened on its own and he walked out into the living room about 30 seconds later. The hall door was like a regular bedroom door, it closed with a knob/latch and wouldn't have opened even if you pushed on it. There were no sounds aside from the normal house noises. No cars or people had been in view of the outside cameras since we'd left and no other motion detections had went off.


Rocky Raccoon

When I lived with my dad, he once had this ambitious raccoon that discovered he never locked the doggy door. So the raccoon would come in, eat a bunch of sh*t, and run away before we'd wake up. So he put an automated doggy door in so it only works if my dog went near it with a collar designed to open it.


He Made A Six-Hour Point

I live in an apartment unit right next door to the office. They installed a new security camera for their door which covers a part of mine as well shortly after I moved in.

The office manager knocked on my door a few days after the install and asked me to come look at something. She pulled up footage of the night before that showed a guy pacing in front of my door for six hours! He even left for a couple minutes and came back with something he tried to stick in my door frame a few times. I was asleep the whole time and heard nothing.

Turned out to be a recent ex of a friend of mine. I'd only met him once. Still have no idea how he knew where I lived unless he followed her to my place once as we live close by each other. Cops called, reports filed, they eventually found him. He had been on a pretty bad drug bend since their breakup from what I heard and has no recollection of being there. Meth is a helluva drug.


Tired Of Looking At Your Poor Eye


A random guy helped himself to my backyard. Thinking he was a thief I was already picking my phone to call the non-emergency police line only to look back at my tablet and see him moving my pot plants. ONLY my pot plants. Some of which are very heavy. He even stepped back a couple of times as if to survey his handiwork. Once he was seemingly happy with their new arrangement he then left the same way he came. I have never seen this man before in my life. WTF?


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