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People Share The Creepiest Thing They've Ever Experienced That They Couldn't Explain Away

I have no excuse for that!

phasers_to_stunLife is full of moments we'll never be able to explain. We see things on the regular that leave us gobsmacked and shaken and we'll never have the capacity to fully describe them. The things that leave us shook to the core are the things that are more indefinable. "Did I just witness that? I hope not." Who hasn't thought that once and awhile?

Redditor u/IdeaAlreadyTaken wanted to know what about the things in life that haunt us all and leave us without a way to reason by asking.... What is the creepiest thing you've experienced that you can't rationalize/explain?

I was seven....


My godfather's mouth hung open while I was staring at him in his coffin. I was seven, and it was my first time seeing a dead body. The family blamed an inexperienced mortician, but until now I can never be sure if that was the case. WabbieSabbie

Be Branded...

I ordered something from ebay, and something from amazon. Two parcels arrive, one plain, and one in an amazon box. Upon opening them I find the amazon receipt inside the other box. It really felt like I was in the Truman show and the props guys had made an error.

I guess ebay person could have had a spare amazon box and used it to ship their thing, and the amazon parcel could have been a third party, so not have had the branded packaging?

Freaked me out for a few hours. Rabaga5t


When I was younger, I used to hear crawling sounds in the crawlspace that's next to my room. (my room was added to the house about 50 years after it was built, so there is a small crawlspace between my room and the outer wall of the house, about two to three feet wide and another two to three feet tall) I was convinced that someone was in there, and that they were going to break through the wall in my room. It freaked me out so much that my parents had to eventually seal the crawlspace because I was so afraid of it. CasuallyDying23

Midnight Alerts. 

I once woke up in the dead of night to the sound of an emergency news report playing on the television. It was as if the news reporter was sat at his desk at the foot of my bed.

My tv was off and unplugged and my phone had no news notifications set up on loud, I was also alone in the house.

Still freaks me out thinking about it and I have no idea how it could have happened or even been created in my mind. inyourpillow



My dad and I were coming home from some event when it was dark and as we were opening the door, the next door neighbor's house (the entire thing) started strobing.

It wasn't an alarm it wasn't something in the back yard. My dad even asked the other guy that weekend if they had something going on and he said no.

My dad and I kind of shrugged it off but I still think about that. It was so weird. phasers_to_stun

it just simply said "Florida".....

About 25 years ago my mother got an envelope in the mail. There was no return address, it just simply said "Florida". At the time, we didn't know anybody living in Florida and we were living over 1000 miles away.

When she opened the envelope, she found a baby picture of herself. Attached was a note that said "I think you sent this by mistake". She insisted that the photo had been stored away years earlier into a box in the basement closet, along with hundreds of other old photos. She never took it out, let alone sent it to anyone. To this day she never found out what exactly had happened and how the random person in Florida had gotten our address. MEJakeCos

Dreams Squared....


I was telling my wife about a weird dream that I had the night before. Before I finished, my son walked into the kitchen and finished telling the dream. He had the same dream. erpagris


Short but here it goes:

I came home from school and decided to take a dump while browsing Instagram. So keep in mind, windows closed, door closed, no wind but suddenly, something or someone blew in my right ear like crazy. I got so surprised and went out of the bathroom. I know it sounds like a joke but I was really afraid at that time. I_am_CONFUSIONtm


All my childhood I was scared of the stairs in my house. This happened because from time to time I would hear something that sounded like marbles dropping and rolling in my attic. I never understood what it really was, but as I grew older I stopped hearing those sounds and never thought about it again.

My younger cousin was always a scaredy cat, and she was terribly scared of the dark, so she couldn't stand to go up or down the stairs of my house alone, which I thought was due to the fact that it is a not very well lit place. Last year, out of the blue she said to me "You know why I always scared of the stairs in your house?" "No" "Because I always heard some marbles dropping and rolling in your attic". oi-nani

That Ding!


This is a story my mom told me once and that my dad refuses to talk about to this day.

Before I was born (they had no kids at the time), my parents were downstairs in the living room drinking wine in normal wine glasses and just chatting. Out of nowhere, they both hear this loud "ding!" noise resonating from one of the glasses as if someone flicked it.

They looked at each other puzzled since neither of them had touched it, but their gaze shifted back towards the wine glass where the noise came from when they heard a sharp cracking sound.

They both watched in horror as a perfectly straight crack made its way around the wine glass, creating a perfect circle. My mom reached over and was able to easily pick up the top half that had just broke if front of their eyes. C_Williams25

August 3 of that year.....

On New Year's Day a few years ago my Dad got a missed call and voicemail on his mobile whilst we were eating dinner. It was from a random number and was a young boy telling him he was going to die on August 3 of that year. He phoned the number and it was a hospital that answered. He explained what had happened but they couldn't shed any light. August 3 came and thankfully he didn't die. Just a really bizarre thing to happen! underlights

When I was about 5.....


When I was about 5 I saw an all grey old man sitting with his knees against his chest under my bedside table. I did a 180, when back downstairs, and never mentioned it to anyone. Still think about it to this day. marishnu

Run for the Cows.... 

I had just finished unloading a flatbed trailer full of hay, sat down on the back of the trailer and laid back to look at the night sky, when I suddenly felt like vomiting, like projectile vomiting, and there is also a plate and 5 screws in my arm and it immediately started vibrating and felt like it was heating up inside my arm, the cows around me started to run in random directions and I'm isolated, no cell service, no person around for miles, when suddenly this meteorite lit up the night sky with a blue light like it was daytime for like 3secs, as soon as it lit everything up, I felt better but I could see my cows running in every direction away from me, it was completely silent the whole time except for me and the cows. dudeweirdo

On the Shoulder....

This just happened the other night. was sound asleep, on my side, when i felt someone (?) poking my shoulder real hard. sort of jabbing it with a couple fingers. i sat up in bed so fast it made me a little dizzy. No one was there but i could feel the exact spot on my shoulder where those fingers had been poking. couldn't go back to sleep, and even after an hour on reddit, I could still feel that sore spot on my shoulder. monkeygirl2

The White Dog. 

My mom told me once that the weirdest thing she ever saw was a big white dog that came toward her on the street but when she turned around, the dog wasn't there anymore. It wasn't a crowded street or anything, it was just gone. The weird part about it is that I've seen the white dog too. I was heading down a street alone and then there was this big white dog next to me. When I turned around, it was gone.

I am certain I saw it and that it was there. I don't usually believe in ghosts and I'm the kind of person to watch ghost vids on YouTube in the middle of the night and go to bed with no problems because I don't believe in that stuff, but that dog thing that happened to both my mom and I is something I think about often. suicidesalmon

To Grandma's....


I was 10 and visiting my Grandma's for the weekend so I could go to a wedding with her. I had woken up in the middle of the night to see my 2 stepbrothers standing over me. Now, I'd have no problem with this, they sleep walk, but they were 3 states away for a funeral. ani-oop-ididit

to me at least....

When I was a kid I shared a bed with my dad. One night with both me and my dad in bed the radio was softly playing a local fm station when a loud and disturbing satanic voice started mumbling incomprehensible nonsense (to me at least) for 10 seconds. I asked my dad what the hell that was as I was totally disturbed and he told me in a serious tone he will explain what happened in the future.

It spooked me as I've never heard something like this on the radio before, and we always had the radio on most nights. I'm old enough to understand some semblance of English at that point in time, so that incomprehensible mumbling is totally out of place. I could ask my dad now but I doubt he will remember it.

Who knows, it could just be the FM station making a sex joke and my dad obviously isn't gonna explain what it means. Don't know why, but I can't forget this seemingly insignificant incident. throwaway564563

I See It....

A long while back, when I was living with my first girlfriend, my mom came to visit. One morning while they were in the kitchen, I was sleeping in, was in that state of half awake / half asleep, and could hear them talking in the kitchen. As I'm lying there, in that state of twilight, I start dreaming I'm on a beach, like a cold, North Atlantic beach, like the coast of Ireland or England, with a rocky shore instead of sand, and I can hear the footsteps of someone coming closer to me.

I'm listening to my gf and my mother in the kitchen, and at the same time I'm listening to this man approach. The whole time, I could tell the man had a sense that he could see me as well, and then the footsteps get right up to me, and I hear them stop. Then there's a pause, and then man if I don't feel his hand on my arm.

And I sit straight up, freaked the hell out, and I sweat to God I felt the lingering sensation of a hand, as if it had just had a hold of my forearm lingering. Never told anyone about this.

I often wonder if, one morning, a fisherman out in Ireland was out on the beach and somehow saw me in the mists, then reached out to see if I was real. boomhickey19


When i was a child, i lived in a house that had a very large, 2 story high entry way with a long staircase leading to the entrance. Across from the staircase was a large, antique mirror.

I was alone in the house, my mother and siblings out for groceries, and listening to music, when I stopped to look at my own reflection.

I saw myself in the reflection of the mirror descend the staircase. I ripped my headphones off and turned around, but I, of course, was not there. No one was. cannibalking

Thick of the Woods....


A group of mates and I saw a bunch of moving lights in the thick of the woods we were camping in, quite some ways up in the air, moving with ease when doing so should be impossible. It was admittedly dark, and I do feel that there is a rational explanation, but I could never figure it out.

Also, and I am not a big believer in things spiritual at all, I was in NZ when my Granddad passed in the UK and I felt it, for lack of a better phrase. I immediately text my Dad to check in on him as he was receiving the call saying he had just passed. It was expected and probably a coincidence, but it brought my Dad some peace at least. Reddit


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.