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Let's not underestimate how massive the world is. While most of the modern landscape can be mapped out on our phones, there's still dark corners hiding darker secrets undiscovered to most humans. It's when those secrets, those unexplained happenings, leak out of their corners that we get unimaginable things, much like the stories below.


Reddit user, u/HoneysuckleDame, wanted to hear about:

(Serious) What is the creepiest or most unexplained thing that's happened to you that you still think and/or wonder about to this day?

Who Was That?

I was driving at night after a football game as a high school student. My younger sister was in the passenger seat and my friend was in the middle back seat, leaning forward to chat with us easier. We were dropping my friend off before heading home, and driving down a pretty dark road to get there (we lived in a rural area, so no street lights).

Suddenly, my sister and friend both gasp and I step on the brakes, thinking they must have seen a deer or something. They're both in shock, asking me if I just saw "that old man who flashed up in the middle of the road and then disappeared." I hadn't seen anything but I was terrified. They were both so shocked and had the exact same reaction. My friend didn't even want to get out at his house once we got there he was so scared.

biscuit119

Don't Open Your Eyes

I was 20 staying with my husband's friends in West Palm Beach, FL. In the middle of the night, my husband screamed. I opened my eyes and there was a dark figure of a man standing at the foot of the bed. He stood at my husband's feet. I screamed and leapt out of the bed hitting the wall light switch. The figure was gone and our friends were banging on the door. It was very strange that we both saw the exact same thing.

suesea_2020

Crossing The Road

I live in a beach town and one of my friends had just got back to her parents house for the summer, so I went over to hang out for a little while. Since it wasn't late when I went to go home I figured I'd take the long way home to drive along the bay for the view of the stars and the lights of the ships waiting to go up the river. When I got to the road that runs a long the bay, I realized I wasn't going to see anything because heavy fog had rolled in which is super common in the spring. This road is a 25mph road with the beach and trails over the dunes on the left, and houses on the right.

I was driving along the road with pretty bad visibility with how foggy and dark it was. All of a sudden from my left I see a figure coming up the dune and towards the road. I slammed on my brakes hard enough to skid a little because I thought it was someone coming off the beach to go to a house across the road. It had the shape of a woman in a long dress but I couldn't see any facial features. When it got to the middle of the road the figure it just floated up at an angle and disappeared.

There wasn't a beach access trail where I saw it and I can't figure and logical explanation for the way it hovered and took off. I was stopped and watched it until it disappeared trying to figure it out. It freaked me out pretty bad honestly, and even 5-6 years later I still can picture the way it moved like it was yesterday.

martorano10

Meh, I Kind Of Figured It Was Haunted

Stayed over at a friends house. In the middle of the night I woke up to what sounded like someone walking in the attic above us. Thought nothing more of it and went back to sleep. Wake up and on his ceiling were footprints in a perfect circle around his lightbulb as if someone was walking upside down around the light.

Showed it to him and he just shrugged and said he thought his house was haunted, but it didn't bother him. That was 30 years ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday.

JD1012

Let. Me. In.

1988, we were renting a refurbished house that was part log cabin from the 1700s. Was on the John in the bathroom when I heard 3 very loud knocks on the wall beneath the bathroom window. Looked out the window - nada. 30 seconds later it happened again, and again nothing outside. Later, wife and I decide to plant some stuff beneath the bathroom window outside, and 4 inches down we hit a concrete slab. Turns out the bathroom used to be entranceway to the log house. Spooky as hell.

cobra7

Wait For It...

About 1973 -- I went to work. Got out of the car. Walked to the entrance and on the way saluted Warrant Officer Fardy because he was in uniform. He had always worn civilian clothes. He waved me on and said he'd be in in a minute.

I got to my office and expected to be the first one there because I always got there first as the lowest ranking guy in the office and had to make the coffee. I was surprised that the chief, a captain, and his senior sergeant were already in the office.

The captain asked me to sit down at my desk. I thought I was in trouble. He said he had some bad news. Warrant Officer Fardy was killed in a head-on collision at 3 am that morning. I protested that I had just seen him outside in the parking lot. The captain said he and the sergeant had identified the body just an hour earlier.

tokyonorm

Something More Grounded In Reality

My family has tons of weird paranormal stuff but the one I actively think about had nothing to do with ghosts or anything. My best friend vanished in like 4th or 5th grade. Her whole family just up and left without warning. Got a phonecall from her months later saying she missed me and she was safe but wasn't allowed to give any details. Someone came in the room and she had to hang up. To this day I have no freaking clue what happened. Every now and then I try to find her on social media. No luck, yet.

Amurana

Do you know what her parents did? Perhaps they were relocated into witness protection or if there was some kind of abuse perhaps she left with one parent and they had to stay in "hiding" from the other? The fact you cant find her on social media is odd as well.

HoneysuckleDame

As I was a little kid at the time I have no idea, but witness protection had crossed my mind. It might also be worth mentioning her family was from a non-English country overseas. It could just be that someone back home had an emergency and they had to go help take care or something. I like to think there's a harmless reason for it and I just can't find her because she's not on English socials. Maybe she transitioned and I'm looking for someone who doesn't exist as I knew her. I want them to be safe and happy, whatever the reason. Just wish I knew.

Amurana

There Hasn't Been A Phone There For Years

Worked as a night auditor at an old hotel. It was around 2am and I get a phone call from the pool room, which is suppose to be closed. I pick up the phone and answer and all I hear is very heavy breathing. I hang up the phone and check the cameras and all the lights are on in the pool room. So I go down the hallway to kick whoever it is out. But as I get close to the glass door it is so cold I can see my breath, the door is completely fogged over and all the lights are out. I open the door and the light above me comes on because they are motion sensor lights. I am looking around but I don't see anything. Then the light comes on across the pool from me but nothing is there.

Then every light in a path begins to light up around one side of the pool as if something is walking towards me. I ran out of there so fast and locked myself in my managers office and stayed until sunrise. But the worse was yet to come. I had played it off in my head as bugs causing the motion sensor lights to go off. I was telling my manager about my experience so he would get a good laugh.

When I told him about the phone call from the pool he didn't laugh at all. He asked me if I was 100% positive the caller I'D said the pool room, and I said yeah. Then he told me there hasn't been a phone in the pool room for thirty years. I told him there was no way because that would be physically impossible. He told me to go look for myself. I looked and there was no phone. Complete and total mindf-ck because I didn't believe in the supernatural at all before that. But to this day no matter how many ways I try to rationalize it, I just can't. It is completely unexplainable.

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