Have you ever had an experience in your life that gave you the creeps so much that you couldn’t explain it?
It happens to a whole lot of folks out there and a lot of times these encounters and events can turn the most die-hard nonbeliever into a person who begins to question what’s really going on in what we perceive to be our reality.
Are you ready for some hair-raising tales?
Let’s get creepy and weird with folks on AskReddit…
1. The urn.
“When I had my first roommates they got to move in before me. The first thing I saw in the whole house was this creepy urn above the fireplace. My attention was drawn to it so I asked and was told it was my roommates brother who had killed himself.
That thing had spirits following it…. We would hear doors slamming upstairs, running, it would fall over randomly, and one day we found bright red footprints in the bath tub when everyone had been working. We told her eventually that it had to go and she fought us on it but put it in her car.
She started hearing voices when she would drive and talk to it… It was creepy as f*ck.”
“In the early 1990s i was a child living in the east bay (California) with my parents in a large apartments complex. My grandmother also lived in the complex, and during the day after school, she baby sat me.
In the evenings, my dad would walk me home. It was one such night that we happened to be stopped, he chatting with a neighbor, and myself seated on a bench staring at the sky.
As i watched , a round disc shaped craft, with lights around the edge flew over head. I remember it rotated at flew due east over, and i thought, “so they do look like that!”
I never once alerted the adults. I just sat quiet as a mouse in validated awe.
One of my biggest regrets in life is not pointing it out or saying anything.”
3. Ouija board.
“Wife bought a Ouija coffee cup from Spirit Halloween. She had it in the toilet seat while she was in the bath tub. After she finished her coffee, the cup got knocked off the toilet seat and disappeared.
After searching for about 10 minutes, I found it under the bed, about six feet from where it fell, with no damage to the cup.
She hasn’t used it since.”
4. At the hospital.
“I work in a hospital. I had a very distinct looking patient pass away.
The next day there was a new patient in the room who was very elderly, demented, and close to dying. She stated all the normal close to death talk but then calmly look to the corner and started asking the empty corner “ who are you, why are you here?.”
I asked her who she was talking too, and she said, “there’s a woman with bright red, curly hair telling me I’m in her room.” The patient who passed the night before matched her description. I backed myself right out of that room.”
“I was tent camping in Yellowstone, it was a campsite with plenty of other campers.
At about 2 am or so I woke from my sleep hearing a crying infant. After about 10 minutes of crying, me being annoyed and trying to get back to sleep, the crying started to move around. Like I heard it coming from the left side of the tent then it shifted to the front, but a bit farther out.
I snapped up and grabbed a flashlight thinking a child had escaped their tent and was wandering around the campsite. Opened my tent and pointed the light in the direction I thought I heard the crying and it immediately stopped. I was like what the hell? Then after about a minute the crying started again 180 degrees behind me and farther away.
I noped back into my sleeping bag, couldn’t get back to sleep for a couple of hours. In the morning I realized it probably was some kind of animal, but who knows.”
6. What is that?
“I used to work at a restaurant in our towns historic area. Night shift baking bread 2am to noon. Tons of brewers died from accidents 100 years ago in the buildings.
I don’t believe in ghosts at all. But some nights I’d walk from our kitchen to the dish area, and I’d walk past the line and see someone standing there out of the corner of my eye. I’d turn to see which one of my coworkers it was, and nobody would be there.
It was spooky .”
“After my father died I would wake up and see some kind of apparition sitting where the wall connected to the bedroom door. I saw her 3 times.
The first time it was like some eyes hovering over the door. The 2nd time it was a face and nothing else. The 3rd time it was a full body, she looked like a little girl in some kind of frilly dress. She was watching me but didn’t move or say anything. I woke my wife up and she was gone when I looked again.
Never happened again, and we’ve moved house since. I always put it down to grief causing some kind of hallucination but I always get a chill up my spine when I think of it.”
“I used to live in a home my family rented from a family we went to church with. The father of said family was killed when his youngest was 2 weeks old, and he had 4 other kids under 5.
The family moved to another state to be with family after this happened and although he didn’t die in the house, I believe the emotions afterward fed some type of dark energy. When I was going to bed at night I would always feel basically fingers poking my back through my mattress, all over my entire back.
I forced myself to believe it was just my mind, but since moving from that house I have the same bed and it’s never happened to me since. Also one morning I woke up around 5am, the sun had just risen but my entire family was still asleep. I had my bedroom door open and all the sudden, a tall dark shadow figure walked into my room and was coming towards me.
I jumped up and sprinted into my sister’s room across the hall and laid down in her bed, forcing myself to believe I had projected a dream or something. But I could see in my room from my sister’s and I watched the figure come out of my room and come into my sister’s and come around to the side of the bed I was on. I jumped up again and ran out of the room, but kept telling myself I had to just be tripping out, plus I knew my parents would NEVER believe what I had just seen.
I went to the office and got on the computer and turned on a game to distract myself. As the computer was turning on, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I looked up at the crack in the doorway in front of me and saw darkness up to the height of the figure, and then clearly above it.
It clear as day was standing on the other side of the door watching me through the crack. At that point I burst into tears and woke my mom up. This happened 8 years ago and I still get goosebumps when I think about it!”
9. The glass case.
“Probably 5 or 6 years ago. My parents have this glass case in our house that holds some China and metal tea pots for decoration. There is a porcelain doll and a musical piano in there as well. The glass case is rarely opened or touched unless they are cleaning the pots to make sure that they don’t tarnish.
On this night it had probably been around 8 months since the glass case had been opened. I remember I woke up between 2:30-3:30 (it was a long time ago but it was super early in the morning) to a noise. It took me a few seconds to become coherent.
When I eventually was fully awake, i could make out that it was the musical piano playing from inside the glass case. Now that’s not that creepy except it needs the key to be turned to play the music, and it played for a solid 30 seconds. Scared the cr*p out of high school me.”
10. Something odd…
“My family has lived on the same land for decades, my Dad’s side of the family owns it and my dad always told me never to go down one small trail next to my family’s graveyard.
He always said it made him uncomfortable and that many of our Native American ancestors are believed to be buried there and we should do all we can to leave it be.
I occasionally do yard work around my family’s cemetery and do what I can to keep it clean.
I saw blackberry bushes lining the trail next to the graveyard and it wasn’t long for me to grab a bucket and pick a few, I’m not much of a cook but I can atleast make a good jam with the ripe ones. I walked down the trail and stopped in front of a small opening in the forest canopy on the trail down a semi-steep hill.
For some reason, I was frozen and felt I shouldn’t walk any further and immediately got to my knees and started wailing and crying. I don’t know if it was a panic attack, I felt pretty chill the entire day and I wasn’t thinking about anything that could provoke this feeling. The crying went on and it was those exhausting bouts, punching the ground and screaming for about 7 or 8 minutes.
After I was done, The sun felt incredibly warm and comforting and light wind was soothing. I stood up and walked back home with the berries. Made blackberry jam.
I don’t really know what I felt that day, I didn’t hear or see anything but the feeling was nearly overwhelming but the decompression afterwards was welcomed. Still, I follow my dad’s advice now, There’s something odd about that area and It’s best left to it’s own elements.”
11. A figure…
“So when I was 7-8 I was sleeping in a shared bed with my brother at my grandmas home. I remember waking up and looking at the doorway of our room and seeing a silhouette of a thin black figure with long hair and dressed in some kind of weird clothing. I thought it was my aunt and just told her to stop watching us and went promptly back to sleep.
The next morning I asked my aunt why she was watching us, which she denied. My mom told me I had a nightmare and everyone began chalking my vision as a nightmare, until my grandmother confirmed a fact that our neighborhood was actually built on top of an old Native American tribal land who got killed.
I later looked up images of Native Americans and there is an uncanny similarity to the silhouette I saw that night.
That house did have some weird events other than that: lights breaking, heavy objects falling off bookshelves, and worst yet; a tree that had some god awful thorns and a brood of ants living within it, get pricked by that and you’d have a nasty rash for weeks.”
12. Won’t spend another night there.
“My fiance and I dog sit for my in laws and their neighbors every few months or so when they go out of town. When we stay at the neighbors house they ask that we sleep in their room because it is close to where the dogs sleep.
The way that their room is set up, the large bed is smack in the middle and a closet door about three feet to the right. When laying on that side of the bed you have a clear view down the hallway, which is fairly long. The first door you encounter when walking from the bedroom to the front of the house is the spare bedroom that they use as an extra closet.
It is important to note that both the spare bedroom and closet door are always closed and the lights off. Every. Single. Time. Well this particular weekend, my fiance (who sleeps on the side closest to the closet) wakes up in a panic, looking around, obviously scared. I ask him what is wrong and he said that he had a nightmare that a man walked out of the closet and then down the hall, partially closing the door behind him.
He said that in the dream he stared at the door for a moment before trying to settle back into bed, only for the door to slowly creak open and two dark hands with long claw like nails gripped the door from the top and side as it opened. We both look to the closed bedroom door and have a little laugh about the absurdity and such and he goes back to sleep, I was not long to follow.
We both woke up early the next morning (that in itself is unnatural) and the closet door and spare bedroom door were both open with the spare bedroom light flicked on. We were creeped out but figured that maybe it was the house settling odd, we couldn’t really figure out the light. The next morning the same thing happens except the spare bedroom door is closed, light on.
We’ve dog sat twice since then but no longer offer to as we’ve had a few more unnerving experiences, like hearing the clear sound of footsteps walking down the hall (wood flooring, you know the sound), only for no one to be there and the other person fast asleep.
Ive got goosebumps just thinking about it. As far as i know, nothing bad ever happened in the home, but I still refuse to spend another night there.”
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