Sometimes life is a little too much. When are worst dreams and fears become reality it's more than one can handle. Often we take for granted the probability that horror movies.... can be a possibility.
Redditor u/Octiscribbles wanted to know who had some life altering moments to share by asking.... What is the freakiest/creepiest thing that's ever happened to you?
In 1991 I went to a 7-11 by myself when we were at my grandmother's house. There was another kid there about my age, we looked similar, etc. I bought a Slurpee and walked back to my grandma's house and that was that. The other kid was kidnapped and murdered, pretty much right after leaving that 7-11. The only thing I can think of that kept it from being me was maybe I won some sort of cosmic coin toss. The police are pretty sure they know who did it but couldn't prove it, and to this day it still weirds me out. I'm 41 now and live in that neighborhood. mattyjets
I had a roommate who was always a complete fool. Never was polite or kind to anyone. One night after I helped his drunk self to bed he turned to me and said "I really appreciate you and I know you don't like seeing me like this. You've been a good roommate and friend, thank you."
I found him dead the next morning due to an undiagnosed heart condition that alcohol had amplified.
Not creepy or freaky in the normal sense, but I will never forget how serious and genuine he was in his last words spoken ever. It was the first time I had ever heard him complement anyone. ASuds_65
I could hear a woman's voice singing almost inaudibly on my daughter's baby monitor. It happened a few nights in a row. I began thinking back over all the doors that opened on their own, and weird noises in the house. After a week I had almost convinced myself the house was haunted.
Then one night I heard the woman's voice singing clearly for the first time. It was taylor swift singing "bad blood."
Turns out I just live in an old house and my cheap Chinese baby monitor can juuuuuuust hardly pick up the local pop station if its a clear night. Vict0r117
The Man in The Vent.
I was about 10 and I had a huge fear of someone being in my house, to the point where I wouldn't go to the basement because it scared me. But I am glad I had that fear, because one day during the summer I was trying to go to sleep and I heard a noise from above me, and I freaked out. I then noticed over the coming days that my room was really hot, and I thought this was strange because we just got new air vents put in. My dad was checking them out and went to get some sort of tool, when I saw the scariest image possible. There was a skinny man looking at me and my dad from the vent in my ceiling.
I froze and pretended not to notice him, and I went to get my dad, and me in my ten year old mind was instantly thinking run with him out of the house, but I have two cats and were scared to leave them, so I grabbed a paper towel and a pen and wrote in my chicken scratch handwriting "there is a man in my vent" but he couldn't read it, and asked what it meant, and thats when we heard a thud, and he looked at it again and must have put it together, because he grabbed me and called the police, when my mom got home she got to see the man being dragged out of the house in cuffs.
Even though he was caught and I still had a somewhat happy ending, the image of looking up and seeing his face, and being so petrified I couldn't move or scream still haunts me. DJTCstatic
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One night I had a dream that a coworker killed me with an axe and when I got to work the next day she was telling a fellow coworker that she had a dream that she killed me with a knife. Sort of an odd coincidence, she never did try to kill me but it was a little bit creepy. Evilrybone
I was alone in my house with my step dad, I went to the bathroom, when I sat down on the toilet, that's when I saw someone was trying to open the door, I pushed it and said "occupied" but whatever was at the other side kept trying to open the door, I called my step dad and I heard him from the kitchen saying "yeah?" At that point I was terrified, it suddenly stopped, I checked the whole house for anyone other than my step dad, didn't find anybody, the. I went to the other bathroom and then used it, still don't know what the hell was at the other side of the door. Gustaboii
I came downstairs to tell my grandmother that, "daddy is sleeping with his eyes open."
He is type 1 and had been drinking. He took insulin to counter the rise in blood sugar but wasn't paying attention and took too much. When the ambulance finally got there (we lived on the outskirts of a small town that didn't have a hospital) he was about five minutes away from death. If we had waited any longer, he would have died.
Please take care of your diabetic pals!! If something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. Know what to do in the event of a high or low sugar problem. sunshineflouride
From the Crowd.
When I was about 5 I was visiting my grandma in the city with my mum, dad and sister. We were walking towards the city centre so it was pretty crowded
I remember letting go of my dad's hand and then feeling him grab back hold of it a few moments later. I kept walking, I don't know how far. I hear my dad shouting from behind me and grabbing my other arm. I hear him say "sorry" and I look up and I realize I was holding hands with an old man that I didn't know.
My dad assumed that I'd accidentally grabbed onto this man's hand thinking he was my dad. I remember him pulling me away all embarrassed and I was just thinking "but the man grabbed my hand?"
So basically, I think some guy tried to snatch me out of a crowded area. I still don't understand why my dad thought I grabbed onto his hand. My parents were normally quite paranoid about strangers. He must have been distracted when talking to my grandma. Reddit
Had a dream that I was going to get into a car accident. Woke up and the feeling that I was going to get into an accident just kinda stayed with me. Later that morning, some idiot ran a red and T-boned the car I was in. skyflyer8
One evening, for some reason, I thought about a person that I had gone to college with but had not seen in more than 30 years. So I decided to google her name to see what she had done with her life.
I found her obituary. It had been posted earlier that day. If I had googled her one day earlier I would never have known that she had died. CrosswordGuru
I was probably 9 years old, in about 1995. At that time all the schools and parents were warning us of stranger danger. It seemed like a lot of kids were getting kidnapped because they were being tricked into helping the kidnappers find a lost pet.
One day I was it riding my bike alone on our street (a fairly populated street lots of kids out playing and whatnot) and a green two door car pulled up with a woman driving and a guy in the passenger seat. The guy calls out the window to me "hey kid! We lost our dog can you help us find her?" I can still remember the feeling I felt. It was like sirens were going off, and I thought for a split second that this was it I was going to be kidnapped. A rush of what felt like BURNING hot adrenaline shit through my body, I felt like I could hear everything 10x louder and see everything 10x better, I've never felt anything like that before.
I hopped off my bike pulled the front tire up so I could turn around faster and I booked it home. I was shaking and tears were pouring down my face even though I wasn't "crying." I got home and told my mom what happened. She called the police, but I'm not sure if the people were ever caught. Crazy. guitarghoul
I woke up at about 3am with a random Mexican woman standing by my door. I angrily stood up (naked by the way) and asked her to leave, she did but 3 seconds later she poked her head in and warned me that I better relock my door. FizzingSlit
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Mom died 5 months ago, and I moved across the state- into her apartment- to be closer to family. I swear I heard her call my name one night. It felt so natural, hearing her voice in her own apartment, but she'd been dead over a month. I'm sure it was just a nearly-asleep hallucination, but it was spooky. PepurrPotts
I would sleepwalk as a child. Usually I'd wake up in the living room, or I would freak myself out and wake up in the basement.
On one occasion I had wandered outside. I was 7 or 8 and I woke up standing in the middle of my backyard on a super foggy morning right around sunrise. I quickly figured out which direction my house was and ran back to bed. I never told my parents about it because I figured they would be mad at me for going outside when I should have been asleep. Reddit
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We moved into a new place. Built around 1930 and sometime in the 70s had a fire. My 3 year old (at the time) started running around the house and playing hide and seek with himself. Kids weren't allowed in our room, but our room was on the first floor and the closet was actually the underside of the stairs.
He kept running in there and shouting "found you! Hide better!" We didn't think much of it. New house. Kids have imaginary friends... Until that night when he asked if Sam could sleep in his room. He said she was lonely, but they're friends now so she can sleep with him. She doesn't want to sleep in the closet anymore.
No one else ever saw her and weird things rarely happened. We moved a year later and except for the day after we moved (he asked if she can come too) he has never spoken of her again. QueenSassyPants
I Love Zelda....
Most of my life I've had what I call "Normal Life Prediction" dreams, where I'll have a very vivid dream of like me and 2 of my friends driving on a road I know after seeing a movie, and then it just happens sometime after.
Well more recently I had a dream where I was running late for work, and I hoped in my car, turned the key, and the car exploded, sending me to the ER and keeping me hospitalized for about a year. I remember it being very sunny, and I had a grey shirt that said "Technically the glass is completely full" and I was wearing a Legend of Zelda hat.
Well lo and behold, I am late for work and the shirt and hat that are easiest to grab are those 2. I step outside and get blindsided by the sun. I decided to call off work that day, claiming I was "taking a personal health day" and had my stepdad come look at my car.
Turns out that there was a problem with the fuel line and oil, so it would've been bad had the key sparked. And this car was already on death's door, so we just sold it for parts. heythatguyalex
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I used to live in a one bed room apartment with a den. In the den we had a spare bed for visitors or whatever. One night my boyfriend was super sick so I went and slept in the spare bed. In the middle of the night I had what seemed to be sleep paralysis, where I couldn't move but was seemingly awake. In that state I saw a dark figure walk into the room and just stand over me for a while. Like the dark figure was right over my face.
The next day I was very freaked out. I told my boyfriend and he asked if I was joking. The same night he saw a dark shadowy figure in our bedroom, pacing in front of the bed. He said he slept with the light on all night. Which had explained why it was on the next morning when I went into the room.
This happened about a year ago and we haven't talked about it since. We'd rather forget that entire night happened. tvp204
In the Middle of the Night....
I have a very vivid memory of waking up terrified in the middle of the night and running to my parents room because I saw a ghost when i was a kid. He followed me and stared at me from the doorway as I crawled into their bed and hid under the covers. We looked at each other, for a few minutes and then he left. I was so shaken that I stayed awake the rest of the night until my parents woke up in the morning. I was an adult when I realized that it was not a ghost and actually someone scoping out our house in the middle of the night. InfamousDoughBoy
Three times In my life I have awoken to see the same golden grid projected on my wall. Twice in my youth, and once more a few years ago.
It resembles a projection of light that has passed through a yellow, patterned glass. But that's not likely, because my 1st bedroom didn't have windows, the light didn't move and when I placed my hand in it, the light did not project onto it. It fades after about 1 minute and I go back to sleep.
Edit - made a quick sketch of it https://imgur.com/pCF1Zs8 chom_pipe