People Share The Exact Moment They Thought A Child Might Grow Up To Be A Serial Killer
This kid is off....
Kids can be creepy. That is just a plain fact. We are all obsessed over chubby cheeks and kids who say the darndest things but a handful of all of those children are tomorrow's psychos. The red flags are there. And its important to not ignore them, because early signs can help these children before its too late. But make no mistake, that little demon girl from "The Ring" movie series is based on a real girl. I'd bet money on it. They walk among us.Redditor u/Froidinslip wanted to know who else has crossed paths with children who we may need a close eye kept on them before adulthood by asking...
yelled hulk smash....
My sort of friend's older brother yelled hulk smash and threw a few week old kitten at a wall. He was 9 at the time, I think. Fortunately, the kitten survived and had no more injuries than mild concussion, but they say animal cruelty at a young age is a sign of psychopaths and serial killers.
I never knew where Chris ended up.....
I knew a kid around that age 7-9 that found some baby chipmunks in the woods (summer campsite). He brought them back home (trailer) and laid them on some rocks and proceeded to smash them to death with a large rock. Everyone at the campsite were like wtf. This kid has some issues. I never knew where Chris ended up. But I wouldn't be surprised if he was in jail.
Fast forward 28 years....
When I was growing up another kid looked at a praying mantis and said "why are you praying, nobody is going to help you" in a very scratchy whisper. He proceeded to kill it, which made me cry. Fast forward 28 years -- he is in jail. He murdered his father as an adult over money. He was one of those really affluent kids, grew up and did drugs. His father was cutting him off.
When he was about 8...
One of my mom's friend's had a son. When he was about 8, he choked a kitten so bad her larynx got screwed up. My mom ended up "stealing" her and gave her to my great aunt. Her and her friend had a falling out about it, her friend just brushed off what he did. Annie couldn't meow and was the sweetest girl. She just died last year and was 19 years old. He's a heroin addict. I don't think he's killed anyone but I haven't seen him in years.
one by one to a kiddie pool.....
My nephew took a litter of kittens one by one to a kiddie pool and drowned them, he was laughing while outside playing so my sister (his mother) didn't think he was doing anything wrong. He was 6 at the time, he is 8 now and I still feel uneasy around him.
I love tree-houses.
I went over to this kids house to babysit and he asked if we could go up to his tree-house. I love tree-houses. so of course, i say yes. we get up there, and there's a wall full of clear, glass mason jars with supposedly nothing inside them. okay, weird, but i'm getting paid, so it doesn't really matter. his eyes light up when he sees the jars and he drags me over to the shelves.
"This is my bug collection!" he says. That makes more sense. but... there wasn't any sticks and leaves and dirt or anything. huh.
"That's so cool!" (Always encourage kids to keep on showing people what they like) "How about we go get some sticks and things to help them feel more comfortable?"
"Yeah!" the kid says. we go out into the yard and pick up some sticks and leaves, and climb back up again. i give him one of the jars and tell him how to do it carefully. "But... that would let the air in... and give them food..." he says.
"U-uh, yeah, if they don't have food and air they'll die..." i point out. he looks up at me, calmly and coolly, and just says in the most monotone, serial killer voice ever.
"I know. that's the point." this kid was watching insects slowly suffocate and starve to death. knowingly. no, no, nope. called the mom, went home without pay. demon child i tell you.
"I'd like to see you try."
I was 16 or 17 babysitting a four year old who was helping me make dinner. I told him he couldn't touch the boiling pot of water and he balled up his fists, looked me in the eye, and proceeded to describe how he would use a fork to twist my eyeball out of socket.
I simply told him, "I'd like to see you try."
"It was just a kitten."
I was 14, caring for two kids, four and six during summer break. I had no idea what he meant. His parents called me later and asked if I knew where the cat went.
Until you die....
My nephew, at 4, after I corrected him for hitting my son:
"I'm going to beat you with a baseball bat until you bleed to death and die."
Another time I was told that he was going to stab my in the face with a knife till I died.
Another time he actually yelled that he wished my daughter (who was a baby) was dead.
Sooooo.....needless to say we don't visit them very often.
his aim was low....
My roommate's kid was in the yard with me, holding a feather. He's silent, staring at me, smiling. Then he tries to stab me in the eye with the pointy end. Thank god children need to develop their hand eye coordination - his aim was low.
"Ms, I love you."
I used to teach preschool and one kid would encourage the others to break the rules, then watch the aftermath. For example, one of the sweetest kids in the class hit another student and when I asked why he did that, he said "because X told me to." And X was just sitting at a table watching the whole thing. Whenever X misbehaved himself, he would grab onto my legs, flash doe eyes and say "Ms, I love you." It was really creepy, and it's unusual for a kid to be that manipulative at 3!
"3 second memory"
Met a kid at a mental hospital who openly told the class that he dealt with anger by buying goldfish from Walmart, putting one in a glass cup by itself, cussing at it so it knew what was coming, then stabbing it with a fork in front of the others.
Their memory is actually fairly good. They can remember stuff that happened up to 5 months ago. People just started spreading the "3 second memory" myth because it was popular to get them in small glasses, where they would swim round and round all day. Of course that's cruel to any fish, especially an intelligent and social one, so they spread the myth that the fish forgets everything immediately anyway and therefore never gets bored.
- Found out he Killed kittens, grotesquely, and was bragging. I told his mom and they moved to Venezuela.
- Brought a knife to school in kindergarten. Got locked in an office, climbed through the ceiling tiles to escape. 20 years later, broke into someone's home, when the cops asked him what he was doing he said he was going to assault her.
These were 2 different kids from my elementary school in a town of <20k people.
Who are you?
When I was little some kid in my swimming class almost drowned me, when I finally got out I asked him why he tried to kill me and he said he thought I was someone else.
Same thing happened to me at a day camp, when he told me he mistook me for someone else I was thinking 'Wtf man, that doesn't make it all good.'
In nursery school a boy tried to strangle me with a shoe lace... he also decapitated our class hamster. I never heard anything about him after that, but he must be in prison now. I don't remember exactly, cuz I was like 3, but think he stole a knife from the kitchen.
'make chick noises'
My mother bought 10 young chicks for us to have as pets, my cousin wanted to hear them all 'make chick noises' so he grabbed every single one of them and kept bashing them on the table until all of them got squashed by the young murderer
He was 4. I tried to stop him, his father kept telling me to leave him alone, the weird thing is that his father is one of the most religious people I know.
When I was very young, my imaginary friend was Michael Myers. Watched Halloween and instead of being horrified, I wanted him to be my buddy. I'm sure the teachers at school thought I was on my way to become a serial killer.
In reality, I just thought that maybe if he had a friend, he wouldn't hurt people.
"Take your face off."
I was sitting next to a cute little boy at circle time at the preschool where I worked. The lead teacher was reading a story and the little boy leaned over and whispered,
"Take your face off."
"Take your face off."
"That's silly, faces don't come off!"
"I take my face off, and you take your face off, and then I rub my skull on you!"
He also once claimed he was making "brunch for his ghost" while playing with cooking equipment, but honestly, that was cute.
He was actually a really sweet kid and just loved spooky Halloween stuff. He was wearing a skeleton t-shirt at the time, which I think gave him the idea. He also loved cutesy Christmas stuff. Just an all-around festive child. But this was one of my first days in his class and it definitely took me by surprise!
My brother, aged around 10, told my mother very matter-of-factly that he was going to join the army just so he could steal a tank and shoot our mother in the face with it. Wasn't joking or anything. He meant it.
Luckily for everyone my brother got better and is now halfway alright.
It was not the child that did anything, it was the parenting I saw. There was this girl I knew who had a little boy. Girl had a strange man at her house everyday. She'd make the kid call the guy "Daddy", she'd walk around topless or half nude, meanwhile, paying the male all the attention, dismissing the kid any time he tried to speak to her or ask him something. Sounded a lot like the childhood of several serial killers I'd read about.
How do you tell someone that their parenting style was optimal for producing one of these maniacs? What was this kid going to have to do to get her attention? Couldn't call social services because the kid was well fed, attended school and was never physically punished. Bu the psychological damage I saw occurring was awful.
Wrong in the Head
A loner in my primary school did just disturbing things.... like he killed his hamster by chucking it against a wall he used to dissect alive insects with a tooth pick. In the school playing fields and used to have random outbursts. If you were just talking to him he would just start screaming and try and beat you up out the blue. They just labelled it with just in a phase but thinking about something was definitely wrong with his head.
History is made on a daily basis.
Indeed, there is little more exciting than having witnessed the accomplishments of people like Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, and Greta Thunberg knowing that they have firmly reserved a space for themselves in history books.
Of course, most of the people who paved the way to make the world what it is today have long since passed away.
Not all of them, though!
It may surprise you to learn that there are people who made an indelible impression on history who are still much alive today.
Some of whom even continue to make a difference to this very day
Redditor enginearz was eager to hear about historical figures people were surprised to learn were still alive, leading them to ask:
"What famous person from history is still alive?"
Forever Leaving His Name In Science
"He's the only currently living man with an element on the periodic table named after him."- snowflake247
Quite The Story To Tell
"Last human to hold the title of Tsar, as leader of the Kingdom of Bulgaria."
"He was exiled along with his family when the Soviets invaded Bulgaria in 1944."
"In 1990, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Simeon returned from exile to Bulgaria and July 2001, was democratically elected prime minister."
"The private citizen is now 85."- DirectionNew5328
Making Nature Cool For Decades
"David Attenborough."- random_username_96You Can Do It Uoftartsci GIF by U of T Faculty of Arts & ScienceGiphy
The Fought For Freedom And Justice
"The last surviving airman of the battle of Britain."
"He is 103 years old."
"He helped with the liberation of Auschwitz."
"He is 99 years old."
"He was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials."
"He is 102 years old."- Ashtar-the-Squid
"The last living member of the german anti-nazi resistance group 'White Rose".
"Most well-known members were the sibling Sophie and Hans Scholl, who were executed by the Nazis when they were identified."- ChrisTinnef
The One Who Made One Giant Leap For Mankind
"Buzz Aldrin, and I’m not even American."- mukaltinState Of The Union Salute GIF by MSNBCGiphy
Opening Doors For So Many Others
"She was one of the first black kids to go to an all-white school."
"There is a famous picture of that first day."- mumwifealcoholic
He Continues To Surprise Us
"Ozzy Osbourne."- CaptinDerpI
Admirably Defying So Many Odds
"98 years old."- Back2BachJimmy Carter Drilling GIF by GIPHY NewsGiphy
We've Still Got Two Out Of Four
"Paul and Ringo"- HMKingHenryIX
Inching Close To The Big One Double Oh...
And Still Practically Perfect In Every Way
"Julie Andrews."- aslrulesjulie andrews snap GIFGiphy
Who Could Forget About Dick Van Dyke ?!?!?!?!
"Everyone just forgetting about Dick Van Dyke, he's like 97 and still going."
"If you've never heard of him, he played in Marry Poppins, along with a bunch more movies"- Longjumping_Drag2752
And Still Stunning
"Sophia Loren is still kicking."- The_REAL_McWeasel
Continuing To Go Where No Man Has Gone Before
"William Shatner doesn't look it but that dude is in his 90s wtf."- flubberF*ckWilliam Shatner Fun GIF by Shark WeekGiphy
Perhaps what's most admirable, is that even when these astonishing people do eventually pass, they will continue to live on and change the world with the remarkable work they did.
We all indulge in fast food from time to time.
Even if we know what we're eating isn't exactly healthy, sometimes the salty, fatty mass-produced food is the only thing we want.
Resulting in our making weekly, if not daily, visits to a nearby chain.
Then, of course, there are the chains that we make every effort to avoid.
We've likely tried places at least once simply because everyone is always talking about them.
But after having one bite, we have trouble seeing exactly what all the fuss was about and vow to never return.
Even if it might be the only option at a rest stop or even the only available food for miles, we instead opt to wait and be hungry.
Redditor BungOnMimosas was curious to hear what people considered to be the most overhyped fast food chains around, leading them to ask:
"What do you think are the most overrated fast-food chains? Why?"
"Food As It Should Be"... Or Not...
"I know it's not technically 'fast food', but Panera Bread pisses me off."
"Insanely expensive for extremely average food." - Reddit
"Their quality has decreased so much in the past few years and they’ve added weird sh*t to their menu like pizza and chicken sandwiches."
"Massive identity crisis and crap food."- asm233
Things Ain't What They Used To Be...
"All of them, now that they charge real restaurant prices."- P00pf4rt5
"As much as I hate to say it, McDonald's is the only place that I can think of that the quality hasn't changed much."
"I mean, that's a pretty low bar, but it is what it is."- gnatman66happy ronald mcdonald GIF by McDonald's CZ/SKGiphy
"The majority of them, especially the really big ones (McDonald's, Wendy's, BK, Pizza Hut, etc)."
"The prices are no longer fast food prices and the quality is not there like it used to be."
"Far better local options that cost roughly the same at the end of the day."- senorita_diablo
Consistency Is Key...
"You can go to the same location three separate times, have the food made by the same staff, and receive 3 wildly different results."- AndrewLampart
Not So Popular Anywhere, It seems...
"KFC in France became so bad."- SterBout
"KFC."- calm4ufried chicken animation GIF by octavioterolGiphy
Likely Won't Go National...
"Idk how wide spread they are, but in the Buffalo NY area there is a chain called Mighty Taco."
"They were even voted best tacos a few years ago."
"It is absolutely terrible food."
"I’ve tried to like it and given them 3 chances."
"Each time I couldn’t eat more than a couple bites."
"Absolutely terrible and I’m disgusted even thinking about their sour vomit in a tortilla."- aa-2020
"I think I’ve answered this question before but definitely for me, it’s Subway."
"Nothing but a giant hunk of bread."
"I’m editing this to add that part of my anger about Subway is how good it used to be."
"I can remember the days of nearly a whole can of tuna salad delicious sub."
"And a Veggie sub with Swiss cheese and piles of yummy veggies and the sweet Vidalia onion sauce."
"It’s all gone to sh*t."
"I would’ve been perfectly OK with increasing price but the big drop in quality pissed me off."
"Oh woe is me with my first world problems."- Mysterious-Region640football ok GIF by Subway ColombiaGiphy
Quantity Doesn't Guarantee Quality...
"Starbucks is a scam."- cmkeller62
Tasty, But Not Worth It...
"I’m going to say Five Guys."
"Not because the food isn’t good, but because I’m not paying $20 for a burger meal."- 2PacTookMyLunchMoney
"Dairy queen grill and Chill for sure."
"I worked at one for a lil' while and 1 burger combo is $14.56 CAD."- lolidk13Ice Cream Miracle Treat Day GIF by Children's Miracle Network HospitalsGiphy
And Not In A Good Way...
Big Kahuna Burger, it kills you."-Darklock2022
No two people have the same taste in food.
Some people know to avoid crappy food, while others eat literally nothing else.
There are several movies I've watched so many times I think the viewings outnumber the days I've lived.
And much like a favorite tv series or movie, who wouldn't love to start again anew?
Experiencing that first time but with that feeling of... "I'm gonna love this forever."
We never appreciate the first time enough.
But that's life.
Warning: there are spoilers below.
Redditor Jacale1 wanted to discuss all the movies we wish we could experience new all over again, so they asked:
"What is one movie that you wish you could watch again for the first time?"
There are a lot of mystery movies I'd love to redo, just to figure out the killer sooner.
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"The Shawshank Redemption."
"A great nominee. Will never forget gasping when that rock went through the poster, and again when the warden pushed his arm through and ripped it down.... wow."
Over and Over
"Edge of Tomorrow."
"Is it bad that I got enjoyment knowing Tom Cruise died a lot in that movie. Never on screen, but it happened. Over and over. I hate that guy. How the hell was he the same height as Nichole Kidman in the movies they acted in together. Rhetorical question."
"Honestly the whole reason I watched the movie to begin with is that he kept dying over and over."
“'Stardust'- if you don’t know you’ll never know."
"I’m surprised that a fantasy romcom can be so enjoyable, for a straight guy. It’s just the right balance between fantasy, comedy, drama, and romance. Most of the female cast are very easy on the eyes too."
"I swooned when Yvaine glows while dancing on the ship, and when she talks emphatically to the mouse in the caravan. This movie has a lot of A listers, and they deliver. I’m not gonna lie, I have probably watched it half a dozen times."
"The book has so much more in it, even having seen the movie you'll feel like a child again."
"I watched this with my wife, who has never seen it, and that's about as close as you can get to watching it for the first time. It really displayed just how good the movie is. Also I love Aliens just as much for different reasons."
"Came here looking for this! I watched it for the first time with my dad when I was 11, and it’s one of my favorite childhood memories. Amazing movie."
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"I first watched this as a kid when I knew Arnold was the good guy in movies, and I had not seen T1. I wish I watched T2 for the first time after having watched T1. The mall scene would have been even more mind blowing."
T2 was definitely bada**!! I'd redo that.
"Bro, I'll go further. If I could watch the Nicholson covered in blood scene or the final scene between Damon and Wahlberg, I would be so freaking happy. The sheer acting clout on display for the first is near a masterclass while the last scene was just so business like, I'd love to relive that scene with fresh eyes. I love this freaking movie."
"The original Star Wars. Man, that blew our minds! It totally changed movies from then on. We'd never seen such incredible special effects. The story was so fun and the experience was amazing."
"Even though I’m not a franchise fan, I can get behind this answer. Because when I saw it first run, I was fourteen, and nothing like it had ever been done. I think it was the first movie where the special effects were the movie? Now that’s standard. It’s a reason people see many films now."
"So, for sheer originality, I’d watch it again, but only for the first time. I barely recall the second movie."
"The 6th Sense. I audibly gasped in the theater. All the clues are obvious on rewatch but that first time, before anyone knew M. Knight Shyamalan was a twist guy... wow."
"I never got to see it the first time. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) inadvertently let slip the ending thinking I had already seen it. I have never seen the point in watching it knowing the ending. But I did enjoy The Village."
"I watched it again and it was more of a sad film than a thriller."
"Spirited Away. I was blown away by how beautiful and bonkers it is."
"Saaaaame! Every single Studio Ghibli film, but Spirited Away especially! I’ve still watched it a million times though, and it’s always special. If I’m in a bad mood that film always cheers me up!"
"Also, Avatar-the last air bender. I know it’s not a movie, but I felt like it deserved a mention. I’ve watched the whole thing several times, and it’s always great, but I do wish I could forget it and rewatch it. I’m 35 btw... lol."
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"Back to the Future."
"I'd love to watch that in the cinemas... Now from the future."
Now I want to go to the movies.
There is no one way to anybody's heart or libido.
Sexy doesn't always have to equal raunchy.
I've known people turned on by music, books, nature, and even funerals (don't ask).
What starts someone's engine is a mystery.
Redditor asexyjohn18 wanted to hear about all the things that get people in the mood, so they asked:
"What is a non sexual trait that turns you on?"
I love a walk. A little strut. Nothing like getting the heart racing.
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"Getting my head scratched or having someone run their fingers through my hair."
"Same. It’s so pleasant when the tingles run down your spine... ;-) "
"When a girl genuinely laughs at jokes I make."
"I remember being on a first date with a beautiful woman and I made a bit of corny joke/comment and she laughed at it. I remember thinking, damn, wait till I get to my good stuff. I did get to my good material apparently as we were married. She gives me as many laughs as I give her."
"Kindness. When I see someone going out of their way to help others for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do… that is some truly attractive vibes."
"Apparently it's vanishing from this world really fast. People who show kindness often end up in losses (of course not everytime but most of the time yes). It really breaks my heart."
"Probably the sexiest thing out there. Someone can be smoking hot, funny, talented, etc. But if they're not kind, they're unattractive."
"Smiling right at me, and men stretching. LAWD HAVE MERCY!!"
"I have trouble smiling at women. Is this a turnoff for them? And ones I like are really hard to smile at. Because I know it's always going to be some really weird big smile if I am crushing which makes me feel like a super duper creep."
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"Sorry if this is too kinky but i like it when they care about me."
"Too far man. You need to rethink your choices."
Sometimes it's all about the heart.
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"When a guy explains something to you in a calm and understanding voice. Bonus points for gentle eye contact."
"Being crazily intelligent. Screw dirty talk, I want you to explain some unexplainable s**t in my ear."
"Heck yes. My best connections have been with a philosophy/history professor turned chancellor, an environmental engineer, and a neurosurgeon, all 3 Summa cum laude grads and conference speakers in their fields. The downside to genius though is complete absorption in their fields leaving little time for in person connection."
"Everyone should know how to cook. Hunger knows no gender. I like to eat good food so I learned how to cook. I asked my mom one day and she reacted surprised. She was more than grateful to have an opportunity to teach me the ‘finer’ aspects of cooking, as she called it. Lol. I love food."
"My girlfriend, now wife, likes to jokingly say I got her into bed with a well seasoned steak and homemade fries. I mean we did sleep together almost immediately after we finished dinner so maybe she’s right. That old saying comes to mind. 'The quickest way to the heart is though the stomach.'"
"When I ask my husband for help when I repot my plants and he delicately cleans and moves the leaves. He is a mechanical engineer and he works with huge pieces of industrial equipment, seeing him so tenderly caring for my plants just makes me melt."
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"Men doing intricate work with their hands."
"I second this, also someone who can play guitar/bass real real well... just watching their hands, whoa mama."
Well, it seems that just about anything can get someone in the mood, especially if you're kind, courteous, and especially a good cook.
Anything to add? Let us know in the comments below!