People Reveal The Creepiest Thing That's Happened To Make Them Question Their Sanity

Anything can be creepy in the right circumstances, but you can usually just laugh it off when you're not in the situation anymore. Sometimes it's not that simple, though. Sometimes something is so weird and inexplicable that it continues to creep you the heck out every time you think about it, maybe even makes you question your sanity.

Reddit user Sunnyhoneystick apparently likes to be creeped out, because they asked:

"What is the creepiest thing that's happened to you personally that made you question reality?"

There's Two Of Him

Not necessarily creepy, but definitely made me question reality...

I used to work in a gas station. One regular customer was like night and day: One day he'd be soft-spoken and shy, the next he'd be obnoxious. His cigarette preference also changed from day to day. But he always came in the same work truck with the same guys at the same time of day.

One day, he walked in and went straight to the bathroom. A minute later, he walked in again and came to the counter.

Twins. It took me eight months to realize they were twins. And not even identical twins, either. They just looked really similar.


Cats, Man.

My cat hated me for the first seven years we had him. He was a feral that was tamed by my wife, and only accepted affection from her. My wife assured me that this was common for ferals.

Then one day he suddenly warmed up to me, and wanted my to pet him. We've been best friends ever since.

This was approximately four years ago -- about the time that my wife's brain cancer was becoming aggressive. Even before we were aware of it. She died two years ago.

It's like he knew it was just going to be the two of us one day.



When I was a kid between 8 or 9, I used to wake up every night to headlights coming through my bedroom window. The lights would then would stop and turn off, not as if a car drove by but as if they were turned off. Then the long shadows of a man, as if were looking through my window would pass by and stop in front of my window. I would lay really still and pretend nothing happened, every night for months. Eventually I convinced myself it was imagination. Now that I think back it stopped when my stepdad moved in (my mom was single) but I was convinced it wasn't real.

Across the street lived my best friend-whose mom was also single- and she refused to sleep in her bedroom. Her window faced my window. She told me years later it was because every night a man would park in her side yard and walk over to my yard. The long shadows were from the light in her yard. She eventually decided it was my dad checking on us and never told me until I was a teenager. It wasn't my dad (I asked him).

So I thought I was crazy and hallucinating for years and perhaps I wasn't or two kids were having were odd dreams at the same time every night.



I worked at a small retail shop that sold mostly small accessories and clothes. I have never really believed in ghosts but my coworkers always swore the place was haunted. Lights would flicker randomly and canvases would fall violently to the ground despite my efforts of propping them up so that they didn't.

The thing that really made me question everything happened when I was closing alone at night. We had a sunglass display in the middle of the store. Just a flat glass shelf with a bunch of sunglasses laid out nicely on top. I walk past it to the register and hear this huge crash. Look back and all of the sunglasses were on the floor. It looked like somebody just took their arm and dragged it across the shelf pushing them all off. There wasn't anything above the display so nothing could have knocked it off. I don't have an explanation for it.

It was right as I was about to close too. He was a rude ghost.



I was playing with our dog in the living room. At the time I was around 9 years old. We we're doing our usual "only play like this when mom isn't home else she'll tell us to stop" type of playing.. so basicly playing fetch in the living room. At 1 point I threw the toy which caused it to ricochet out of the living room into the kitchen. Frans (our dogs name) chased it and disappeared around the corner to get it. At that exact moment the front door opened and mom walked in with Frans on a leash after a 2 hour walk over the beach and dunes..... I tried to explain, but can't. I played with him for at least 15 minutes in ... apparently.. my imagination, but I just don't believe that.


When he's such a good boye he learns how to astral project to play with you while he's away




The Old Barn

I used to visit my grandparents house with my Father every Sunday. A very odd family lived a few houses down. They had a massive property in the middle of old Pasadena. The house had three stories, a basement, and huge back yard. I was introduced to the little girl that lived that at some birthday party. We would to sit on the side of the house and look for four leaf clovers. She told me she liked to play in the backyard barn but nobody was allowed to go back there anymore. She promised there were a ton of animals there and I loved animals, so of course I wanted to go. She said we had to be very quiet and fast but she would show it to me.

We had to follow this little trail maybe a quarter of a mile behind the house. There was a ton of foliage around the trail and it blocked out the building and there was a barn back there. It was massive and really something you would see out of a movie. She said it had been in the family for a long time but the barn looked pristine. When we approached it, she told me we had to be very quiet and that we couldn't go inside.

We started playing around the barn but not directly next to it. We started looking for clovers again for awhile before I remembered she mentioned animals. When I asked if we could see them, she scrunched up her face and got up. She didn't say anything but did get up and start walking towards the barn. The grass was overgrown right up against the barn, which didn't really make any sense because it looked brand new. The rest of the area was cleared out, the grass was only overgrown up near the barn.

She started digging through the grass like she was looking for something. She wouldn't tell me what. The longer I stood next to the barn, the more uncomfortable I got. I felt like we were somewhere we weren't supposed to be. I became a little distracted and started looking around for our parents or some adult to jump out and scold us.

When I turned around again, there was a pile of bones sitting on the ground. I looked up at her and she was holding a very small skull in her hands. It looked like it would've belonged to a sheep but way way smaller. She leaned in and whispered, "This is why we can't play back here. My Mommy said he doesn't like animals anymore." I'm not sure why I wasn't freaked out. Once I noticed the bones, I could see them scattered all through the grass. We heard her Mom called for us and we ran back. It wasn't until a year or so later at another birthday party that I was in the backyard again. I asked her Mom if we could go play by the barn and she looked at me like she'd seen an alien. She said they never had a barn. The trail to it just...disappeared. There were big trees there and everything. Something weird happened with the adults after that and I wasn't allowed to go to their house anymore.

I have no idea what happened. It was very creepy. I'm fairly certain I had an overactive imagination as a child and dreamed all of that up. I asked my Father a few years back if he'd ever seen that neighbor's barn. He had no idea what I was talking about. Why would there be a barn in the middle of a big city?


Why was the mom so shocked when you mentioned the nonexistent barn?


It wasn't so much shocked as 'wtf are you talking about?'


Alien Observer

I'm curious if anyone else has had this happen. Years ago, my then wife and I would run into the same woman everywhere we went. And I mean everywhere we went. This went on for about a year. Go to the grocery store? She would be there shopping. Starbucks? Yep, sitting right behind us. Walking around the mall? She would pass us walking in the other direction. Movie theater? She'd be behind us in line getting popcorn. The creepiest encounter was while driving on the freeway. My wife looked at the car next to us and screamed. Yep, it was her. She was always alone, never talked to us, and always made eye contact. She had a very unique appearance. She was very tall, very thin, and had very tight skin on her face. It was so unusual that we joked that we were being studied by an alien. It was some serious 'glitch in the Matrix' stuff.


This is definitely creepy but you might be surprised how often you pass the same people over and over again. There are 2 very distinctly colored cars in the surrounding town and I see them all the time. I would never if they didn't stand out so much so maybe you just noticed her because of how different she looked. Probably not but maybe haha!


So we thought that. But then she was just everywhere. And it truly seemed deliberate. Not like we were being followed though. She just appeared. We live in an area of over 1 million people and yet she was always there. We would drive 30 miles and she would be there. Crossing the street in the opposite direction. In the same restaurant. You name it. And she was always alone. Really surreal. We're normal working class folks, but it definitely made us feel like we were going crazy. My wife we worked at a coffee bar and you guessed day she showed up there ordering a coffee drink. Just weird. Coincidence? Probably. But on a lottery odds scale.



I dreamed it was dark, raining and I was in the woods walking towards a camp fire. There were 3 men around it whom I had never seen before. One was wearing a shirt and pants with huge white and black horizontal stripes on it such as a prisoner might wear. I could not figure out why I was not scared in my dream.

Fast forward 10 months later, we're hunting and camping. A friend brings along 3 of his friends that we had never met before. I have to go to the bathroom (buried a 50 gallon drum and put a seat on it) and my husband walks with me since it's dark. We start back and it starts to rain. We get to the clearing and there are his 3 friends around the fire - one wearing the outfit described above. I wasn't afraid in my dream because my husband was behind me and I just couldn't see him.

No one believes me.


This happens to me all the time where I have dreams of a random situation and then it actually happens. No one ever believes me either. It's annoying.


I believe you. Mostly because it happens to me a lot too. I forget about the dream until it actually happens and then I can't remember if it was a dream, deja vu, or if I'm just repeating what happened to me before.


Here To See The Dentist

About 7 years ago I was at my mom's house (I live next door) and this white car pulls into the driveway. We weren't expecting anyone so I assumed they were lost and needed directions, and went to the door.

A white woman in her 50s or 60s got out, along with a 9 or 10 year old black girl. Surprised me because I expected the kid to stay in the car if they just needed directions. I open the door and the woman kind of nudges the girl towards me, both with big smiles on their faces. I said hi, what can I help you with? She asked if I was BaggyRaccoon and I said yes. She told me they went to a neighbor's house looking for me, and they pointed her to our house.

Thy just kind of stared at me expectantly, like I was supposed to know the girl and be happy to see her. When I didn't react, the woman told me they were here to see the dentist. Uhh... no dentists here. Small ranch style house in a fairly rural neighborhood. No, no dentists here. Not anywhere near us. The woman and the girl just kept smiling. They didn't look confused. They just kept saying, "are you sure?"

Finally they left and later I asked the neighbor who directed them to our house and she said she never told the woman my name, that the woman asked for me specifically. It's always kind of haunted me. I really feel like I was supposed to know that girl. Like (if I was a guy) this would be someone trying to introduce me to a kid I didn't know I had. I honestly started wondering if I was nuts and had given up a child for adoption. It was that strange of a feeling! My mom firmly believes the girl will come back someday to tell me what it was about, and I think about it frequently. Drives me insane to wonder what they really wanted.


maybe they're from the future and the girl had a toothache... you're supposed to be a dentist


Has anything super creepy like this that you just can't explain ever happened to you?

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