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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.


u/thedudeisalwayshere asked:

What's the creepiest thing you've ever experienced when you've been alone?

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.

SilentSamamander

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.

Elumiie

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.

Dehydrated-Chip

Near Misses

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.

DungMeares

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.

qwasymoto

Phantom Noises

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.

CharredRyeBread

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.

VendettaHawk

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.

billbapapa

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.

RyanPelley

Kissin' Kate!

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?"

"...yup!"

Not sure if its spooky but its something I've never experienced before, and haven't since.

RubeNation

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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