What’s the Scariest Thing You’ve Ever Seen? People Shared Their Stories.

Life can be terrifying!

I’m not trying to be an alarmist but it’s true…so you gotta keep your wits about you, ya know?

But hopefully, you never had to go through anything like the scary experiences these AskReddit users experienced.

Let’s take a look.

1. Dog attack.

“My cousin getting attacked by a Rottweiler.

We had a neighbor (14) that had a Rottweiler tied up in their backyard. We always thought it was friendly. We would hangout with our neighbor often. This one particular time my neighbor’s sister was feeding/playing with the dog. My cousin (8) and his twin brother went over to join her.

One of them got on the doghouse and the dog didn’t seem to like that, so it latched onto my cousin’s thigh. He jumped down and tried to run away but the dog pushed him down and grabbed onto my cousin’s head and started thrashing him around. I was in shock.

I couldn’t move and it took me a few seconds to realize what was going on. It was like watching it happen in slow motion. His head being snatched back and forth and blood everywhere. I snapped out of it when I saw my neighbor run towards them and started punching the dog in the face. He let go and my cousin took off running and screaming that he had a hole on his head.

I ran over to him and tried to calm him down. His scalp was hanging off his head. I could see the white of his skull. We lived next to my parent’s restaurant and the parking lot was full of customers. I called 911 and the ambulance was there in minutes. He was taken to the hospital and had to have his scalp stapled and stitches on his chest and thigh. He was scared of dogs for the longest after that.”

2. Terrible.

“Arrived at an accident about 30 seconds after it occurred.

A friend of mine was driving and rolled the car, she was thrown clear (no seatbelt – wear them FFS!) and hit a tree.

I found her, did first aid and helped the paramedics lift her onto the stretcher and into the ambulance. Her body stopped functioning about a week later but it’s pretty obvious she d**d there (massive brain trauma), it just took a while for the end.”

3. Sad.

“Saw an old man slip and d** at a bus stop in Portland early in the morning when I was a teenager.

That was sad, but what really shook me was the way he was picked up by an ambulance, the sidewalk was washed off, and they left.

Within 15 minutes people were occupying that space waiting for a bus, and it was like it had never happened.”

4. Scary.

“I saw a semi truck start barreling down the grass median on a highway in Florida, which at first struck me as funny until they started driving into oncoming traffic.

We were in a Jeep so we drove way off the side of the highway in the grass just as the truck hit a Toyota in front of us, and then slammed into one of the pilings on an overpass. The truck driver d**d instantly; I tried to work the other guy free but was pinned in tight and he d**d within a couple of minutes. They probably slept through the whole thing.

The Toyota had four college students driving home for Thanksgiving. I went to check on them after the trucker d**d. It looked like the driver swerved away so the truck hit his side, immediately k**ling him and the passenger behind him.

The other two didn’t appear to be hurt, but were in shock. My friend and I kept the other two talking until the EMTs arrived.”

5. Twister.

“In late May, 2013, i was goin to visit my aunt and uncle, who lived in Moore, Oklahoma, and I got there around the 18th.

Two days later, a tornado warning was sent out, and we saw the clouds get darker as time went on, and then I saw a blockage of cloud touch the ground. I watched as that thing grew and came towards town, with the sirens blaring all round.

It was simultaneously the most horrifying yet beautiful thing I had and still have ever seen in my entire life. I stood there for about a minute before I got pulled away and brought down to the storm cellar. When we came back up, all that was left was foundation.”

6. Terrible.

“Just this past Saturday I hit the local bar to get some carry-out and a growler. I saw a friend outside and chatted for maybe three minutes when another guy took a step, tripped, and face planted hard into a “stepped” area of concrete.

In the blink of an eye this guy was within minutes of dying. He began convulsing and vomiting uncontrollably, could not speak, and was bleeding profusely from his head, nose, and ears. He hit so hard that his nose was shattered and his skull split open across his forehead. EMT’s were stunned and got him out of there as fast as possible.

The bartender came out and washed more blood and vomit than I’ve ever seen from the pavement with buckets of hot bleach water.

The scariest part was the speed at which this happened. People were standing so close to this guy but he went down so fast and hard that there wasn’t time to react and catch him. The v**lence of the impact was shocking.”

7. OD.

“When I was maybe 7, my cousin and I were playing outside. We went in the front yard and saw my brother in his car with his friend.

Their eyes were closed, heads back against the headrests, windows rolled up on a hot summer day. Then they started making these odd jerking movements with their arms and heads. Being kids, my cousin and I thought they were just being silly and messing with us. But when we noticed the drool and that they weren’t responding, we got scared and got my parents.

We didn’t know at the time, but we were watching my brother and his friend overdose. I don’t know what they took, I probably never will. My parents sent us in the house while they took care of the boys. They thankfully survived. But that image of them passed out in the blue, 90s Toyota will stick with me forever.”

8. Sketchy.

“When I was 14, I cleaned rooms at this cheap motel that was used mostly for p**stitution and partying/doing drugs.

I saw many disturbing things such as a crack pipe left in the room with baby diapers nearby… but the thing that haunts me the most was going into a room to clean and the person who stayed there had committed s**cide by slicing open their own neck and bleeding out.

I quit that day.”

9. That’s creepy.

“When I was 9 or 10 I was in Florida and we went to this arcade/pizza joint. Went to the bathroom and saw on a stall wall a boys name and that it said he was here.

Fast forward some time and I’m back in Indiana sitting in front of the TV as a kid and watching Unsolved Mysteries they begin to talk about an abducted boy who the only clue they had was that bathroom stall and his name written in it.

Gave me chills and then nightmares for weeks where I saw his name carved out in the stall.”

10. He’s lucky.

“I saw a person fall out of the back of a pickup going 65mph. He hit the ground, and rolled, then stood up. His baseball cap did not fall off. The truck he was in did not stop.

I almost ran over him as he fell into my lane. It was clear he was in a little shock so I walked him over to the side of the road and called 911. He had a mild case of road rash (it was summer so short sleeves) I can’t imagine what happened when the people got to their house and someone said “Where’s Bill ??””

11. Awful.

“My mom called me at midnight asking me to go check on my dad because she was worried about him but didn’t say exactly why. I found him drunk in the woods behind the house sitting on a stump with a pistol in his mouth.

I spent the next 40 minutes sitting there talking him down. He eventually gave me the gun and went to bed. I’ll never get over it.”

12. Work accident.

“I was working at a chemical plant and saw a guy in fork truck make a turn too fast. He wasn’t wearing his seat belt and the top of the cage landed on his head. I froze for a moment, it was so horrifying.

I then ran over and k**led the ignition. Some other workers came and we lifted the cage up high enough to pull him out, but it was obviously too late. I can still his blood running down a nearby drain.”

Have you ever seen anything really scary?

If so, share your stories with us in the comments.

Thanks a lot!