It's no secret that truck driving is quite a dangerous job.
A Tragic Mess<p>"There are several truckers in my family. The worst story would have to be when one of them witnessed a motorcycle accident of a father carrying his 8 year old son on the back."</p><p>"They had just left court where the Father had won full custody."</p><p>"I'll spare details, but somehow they hit into another semi and went under. It was a gruesome and heartbreaking thing for them to witness."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfv5vdm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pure-Astronomer-5497</a></p>
Opportunist<p>"Many years ago before GPS and smartphones, picking up meat downtown Chicago. Got lost, and came upon a bridge I couldn't get under."</p><p>"Dude on the corner yells at me and says for $25 he'll get me back to the highway. I agree, he hops up on drivers door steps. Dude gets me right back to the highway."</p><p>"I pull out the 25 bucks, he pulls a knife telling me to give him everything I got."</p><p>"I roll up the window, and start getting on the entrance ramp to I-94. Got up to about 35 mph before he finally jumped off."</p>
A Shakedown<p>"One other time, pulling out of same meat plant. Get stuck at a stop light to get on the highway."</p><p>"There was one truck ahead of me at the light. Bunch of people standing on the corner. I assumed they were waiting on the bus."</p><p>"Next thing I know, they are breaking the doors open on the trailer of the truck in front of me. Like an assembly line throwing boxes of meat to each other."</p><p>"I holler at the driver on the CB, she pops out with a gun. Thankfully I was far enough away from her that I could get around and get he hell out of there."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfttk0d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">jn-indianwood</a></p>
A Haunted Road<p>"My dad's coworker was a dump truck driver. Idk of that counts."</p><p>"One night he ran over a horse and buggy. He could hear the people screaming and the horse screaming and the wood and metal grinding under his truck."</p><p>"When he got out of the truck there was nothing there. Eventually he went on his way, stopped at the next place he saw that was open which happened to be a little all night diner."</p><p>"The waitress pouring his coffee asked him if he'd been in an accident with his truck because he was white as a sheet and shaking."</p><p>"There had been a gruesome accident with a horse and buggy years back. And every once in a while someone would come in telling the same story about hitting an Amish buggy that disappeared."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfvcagu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Chaithecat</a></p>
Brush With the Wild<p>"My dad's been a truck driver for six years now. He told me his scariest experience was when he stopped in Colorado to take a nap because he was getting sleepy after an 11 hour drive."</p><p>"He said the truck stop he was at was completely surrounded by a forest that went for miles."</p><p>"After about an hour or so he suddenly woke up to a loud thump on his hood. He slowly got up and moved the curtains that separate the beds from the drivers seat and lo and behold were two of 'biggest wolves he'd ever seen' he said."</p>
Not an Apparition, a Suspect<p>"Not a truck driver, but my dad is. One day, two years ago, I hadn't got school, so he decided to make me go to work with him to keep him company. He had to travel to another city about 45 km from where we live."</p><p>"To get to this city, you have to pass a road in the countryside with not a single soul around."</p><p>"So, while he was driving, I was looking outside the truck windows, when I saw something so creepy... There was a woman staring at us standing in a field."</p><p>"I decided to concentrate on the music coming from the radio."</p><p>"Later that day, the news reports that a woman who escaped the prison had been arrested again... I realized that I saw that woman..."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfunr63?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">No-Cheesecake-</a></p>
More Wildlife<p>"My uncle was a trucker and he pulled over because he saw a baby bear by the road."</p><p>"He was playing with it when the momma bear showed up."</p><p>"He made it back to the cab but she took a swipe at the door and her claws dug an inch into the metal and left behind curls in the metal. This was in the 70s."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfvbjgp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Chaithecat</a></p>
Not What You Expect to See Out There<p>"Not me, but an ex-girlfriend's cousin's uncle (Yeah, I know its a friend of a friend situation, but it was a well known tale among the family)."</p><p>"He was driving on a Mexican road at night. He felt a call of nature, so he parked on the sideway and jumped off the truck. He walked to relief himself and while doing that he felt a presence beside him."</p><p>"He pointed his flashlight at his side and saw, standing besides him, a small deformed person. It was naked and had both its head and face bloated. And he was standing just there."</p><p>"The driver (ex-gf's cousin's uncle) ran away to his truck, jumped in, and drove away from there."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kcxcmu/truck_drivers_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest/gfvph0g?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CharlyVazquez</a></p>
Glimpsing a Well-Known Legend<p>"Got to see The Black Dog."</p><p>"Had been running a long week and long hours in an industry very similar to truck driving but less regulated."</p><p>"I can't say how many hours I had been driving that day but the people talking on the radio had stopped making sense; they had faded into a white noise din along with the ever present whistle of wind and turbo."</p><p>"I had stopped babbling to stay occupied. I was driving as a robot and not fully aware of where on the familiar mountain route I was."</p><p>"The beast was beside the truck and the size of a car in the shoulder lane. It was keeping pace at 70 mph but the legs moved slower."</p>
"Not even close"<p><br>The only thing that happened to me was an hour-long traffic delay but the experience was creepy as hell. Eastern Tennessee, I-26 northbound. I finally round the corner to see the accident.</p><p>It was a Fed Ex semi that had run into the trees on the right. This was instantly apparent because there were literally FedEx packages in the trees, like 40 feet in the air, dozens of them. That was a little bit creepy.</p><p>So one's eyes always look to see the damage to the tractor. Did the driver survive, one wonders? I was going slow enough to get a good look. The trailer was mangled but identifiable. The tractor was missing. There was no way they had removed it, it was just not there.</p>
Concrete jungle<p>Not a truck driver but my dad is one. He was in New York City and asked a guy on the street for directions. The man jumped up on the side of the cab and told him directions but then also demanded money for the directions. My dad was dumbstruck but obliged and gave him a few dollars but then the guy started to get belligerent but my dad just started to drive and the guy jumped off the side of the truck but it always creeped me out thinking of what might have happened.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/cherrytreebee/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">cherrytreebee</a><br></p>
Tattooing is an art form. It can also be one of life's biggest addictions. Some people love to be tatted like a flesh canvas. Tattoo artists have reality shows and have become celebrities on their own. However, as much as some tats are a work of divinity many of us really need to rethink our life choices when permanently marking our bodies. FOR LIFE! For instance, at least get engaged to someone before branding yourself with their name.
Redditor SledDog888 wanted the tattoo artists of the internet to admit a few things... Tattoo artists of Reddit, which tattoo made you they most uncomfortable to do?
The semi-truck seems like a bit much. No?
It wasn't so much the tattoo, but rather the customer. He was a very strange older guy, and out of 7 artists in the shop, only one could tolerate working on him. He came in sometimes days in a row, and normally we don't recommend getting multiple tattoos so quickly, but with this guy it was like, to hell with it.
He came in one time for a semi truck with 'kicking a**' written on the back window. A few days later he came in to get 'alone and beating it' - completely unaware of the irony.
Thank the Lord...
The discomfort came after. When the client was paying I went to grab the money and he said something along the lines of "you like that money baby?"
It was awkward I'm usually quick with comebacks, but I just stared at him until he left. Also the women who moaned loudly the whole time I tattooed her. She said it was to help her ease the pain, but I'm not entirely convinced as I was near her lower regions.
Also not me, but my boss and other workers at the shop had to deal with a lady that would reach into their shorts. Some liked it some didn't, plus she was aggressive and would call for the lords help loudly every time she got tattooed.
My ex-girlfriend's best friend was dating a guy at the time named Dustin. Her nickname for him was 'Dusty'. I'll let you guess what she got tattooed... right above her vagina.
She's not dating him anymore, so I'm sure that's an interesting one for current / future partners.
Wife's friend is a tattoo artist. She said her most memorable was a young woman who came in and wanted Johnny tattooed on her chest because she loved her boyfriend so much. Said boyfriend showed up at the tattoo parlor after she finished so she could show off the new tat, they ended up getting in a huge fight and he broke up with her.
Couple months later, girl comes back in with a different dude for another tattoo. Says to the artist, "this is my boyfriend, Johnny!"
Not the dark place!
I was getting tattooed once and this guy comes in to get a tattoo of a diver swimming out of his a-hole. Luckily I was lying down so I had an excuse not to look over but the artist seemed kinda uncomfortable afterwards.
Dated a girl once with numbers tattoo'd on her wrist. As it was highly unlikely she had been in a concentration camp, I asked her for the story. It was her social security number, apparently her mother had this done to both her and her brother in case (and I quote) "they find your body but the head's been cut off and they need to identify you."
Yeah that family was a little messed up. Oh and it was pretty sloppy, like prison level, so considering that and the fact that it would have been done on children, it wasn't likely done at a professional shop.
X does NOT mark that spot!
Tattoo artist here.
I recently had a man come in and ask about getting a name covered that was placed right above his genitals. He brought a drawing in of a tribal dragon that he did himself. After explaining that his drawing really wouldn't work for the area or the cover up he said, "I guess that spot wasn't a great place to put my daughters name huh?" After a really awkward few moments he left.
I didn't end up covering it and haven't seen him since.
I was asked by a research lab to tattoo 3 hamsters that were identical. Like a little symbol on two of them, so each could be distinguished. I wasn't sure if it was real or not, as the interaction was over the phone.
I tattooed a couple of real characters over the years, including one guy who kept getting the same tattoo over and over again (a tiger head) and eventually just got little dots to fill in around them all, and another guy who got vertical and horizontal lines on various body parts to make himself appear larger. He talked about getting additional teeth implanted so he could process food more efficiently, and wanted me to be his disciple.
I can't hear you Sir...
I was being tattooed once and this guy walked in, super strange and we could tell something was off about him. He was wanting some kind of Japanese symbol on his forehead and my artist (shop owner) asked him if had any other tattoos. The guy says no and the owner tells him he won't do face tattoos without having any other tattoos.
This guy proceeds to just stare at us all for a solid two minutes without saying a word. Wide eyed, like we were from outer space and told him the Earth was flat. Then the artist says "Sorry man. I can tattoo the symbol on you anywhere else but I won't tattoo it on your face without any other ink." The guy continues to stare at us, says okay, slowly turns around and walks out the door. We thought he was going to come back and kill us.
My friend is a tattoo artist and a guy came in wanting a KKK tattoo. So the very heavily muscled black tattoo artist came out like "you're gonna be in my station." The guy shuffled out of the shop very awkwardly.