In a time when we're constantly forced to be alone, the value of being with others during a shared experience seems distant.
But when it comes to scary, creepy things--being alone is not good. For one, nobody is there to see what you saw.
For another, nobody is there to save you.
Here were soe of those answers.
What Does The Fox Say
I was walking home from a bar one night when I was at uni, and heard what sounded like a bloodcurdling female scream. I was absolutely petrified - made a cursory glance to see if I could easily see what was going on but when I couldn't see anyone I sprinted home.
It was only months later that I saw a video online and realised what it was - it was a fox. Their screams are horrifying.
Parasite: The Sequel
When it was night I always heard my mother coughing downstairs. One weekend my parents and my brother went on a trip together and I was home alone. And I heard the coughing. So it was not my mom.
Not A Person
Once when I was home alone at night, I was just playing my Xbox when I noticed at the corner of my eye that my laptop on the other side of the room had turned the face recognition on... even though I was no where near it and not in its camera view and it had been in the same exact position for about an hour without doing anything. Doesn't sound as creepy writing it down now but I nearly sharted at the time.
Me and my mom saw someone or something watching us sleep. I was about 5 or 6 years old and my mom was putting me to sleep. I fell asleep and when I woke up in the middle of the night I saw a dark figure like a man standing in front of the window. I woke my mom up almost about to cry and I was hoping it was just a tree or something because we were on the second floor of the house. But when she woke up she also saw what happened and told me to stay put and don't move. She quickly ran to the living room because we had guests over and everyone was still up drinking. She told everyone what happened and for 3 hours everyone went out and searched around the house. What I didn't tell her was that when she left the window started to rattle as if someone was trying to open it. I was scared and never slept on my own in that room until I was 8.
A Past Death Sign
Once my grandma was out of town to visit my uncle who lives in another state. I was watering her plants, feeding her dog, checking her mail, all that stuff. I went inside and her TV was turned on.
Turned it off. Went into a different part of the house to water the plants she kept in a den-like area. Walked back through the living room and the TV was on again, this time the golf network. My pap loved napping to golf, like every other 60-something on the planet. Turned it off and went about my business.
Came back a few days later to repeat this routine and some of her figurines had been turned around. He'd sometimes do this because it annoyed my grandma.
Probably not creepy, but it makes me chuckle.
When I was a kid, I used to spend a lot of time alone in my basement. We had a TV down there, so I was down there pretty late most nights in the summer. One pretty late night, I swear I heard rustling from behind me, but when I turned around, there was nothing there. I felt a really sharp breath on the back of my neck (hard enough to blow my hair). Took off up the steps, leaving everything on downstairs. I grabbed my mom and we went back downstairs to check it out. Everything was turned off.
I didn't hangout downstairs anymore.
Just One Variable Could Have Ended Poorly
This happened a few years ago. It was about 9:00 PM and I was returning from practice. I would say I'm a pretty paranoid guy and usually overthink stuff.
As I was walking down the road I had this terrible gut feeling , like my heart dropped . I immediately felt like I should look behind me. I turn around and saw a man ( pretty muscular, around his middle 30s) staring at me. I froze and suddenly the same gut feeling returned.
I don't know why but I had that urge to scream. The guy actually took off running , probably because he thought I was calling for help. When I got home I told my parents ( I was 14 at the time ) and we called the police. A few days later a police officer knocks on our door and starts asking me questions. He had a picture of the guy from that night. I could tell it was him due to him being bald , and from his muscular body. It turns out they had already caught the guy and just wanted to confirm if it was him.
I later find out this guy has been guilty for murder, molestation etc. He was also carrying a knife the night I saw him. Really messed up guy.
I Almost Died
It was my parents basement when I was visiting home during uni. I thought it was haunted. Stuff would vanish or seem to move on its own. Sometimes I'd hear footsteps upstairs when no one was home and investigate and indeed I was alone. Then I started literally "missing time" and finding myself in different places down in the basement. There were other things.
Turned out - carbon monoxide leak and poisoning. I was lucky I wasn't there for extended periods and it was fall so window were open.
Just A Jerk, Not A Ghost
This was years ago, at my parents' house. They were out of town for the weekend, so being a coward, I had the doors locked early, blinds shut, lights on in several rooms. Had a banging on my front door, then a minute or so later, something knocking on my window.
It was my jerk friend trying to scare me while his wife waited in the car.
GHOSTLY STAGECOACH- I was driving with my Dad and were in the middle of the country. We were approaching an intersection about a 1/4 mile up the road. It was approaching dusk- still plenty of light to see, and we saw a large grey-ish translucent cloud (if I HAD to compare it to a shape- my Dad and I agreed that it looked most like a stagecocah. random I know, but still) appear out of thin air on the left side of the intersection and slowly cross the road in front of us- and then disappear into thin air after crossing the road. It was so clear to us that my dad pretty much slammed on the brakes. We looked at each other and said :
"....did you just see?"
Not sure if its spooky but its something I've never experienced before, and haven't since.