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14 Seriously Creepy Things Kids Have Said

14 Seriously Creepy Things Kids Have Said

If you've ever met a parent who was scared of their own child and you wondered how or why this list is definitely going to explain a lot. In general, children can be pretty creepy. They also have this tendency to project their fears onto you and as their parent, it's pretty easy to be empathetic with them, and therefore with their fears. Sometimes, though, it's not fear of the dark you have to worry about. It's trying to understand why your kid just said something creepy enough to give you nightmares....


1. Do children see ghosts? Probably.

I was with my sister, her husband, and their two year old daughter. We were talking about loved ones that had recently passed (my father had died sometime recently). My brother in law went and grabbed a picture of his mother, who had died in a car crash when he was six, to show me. When my niece saw the picture though she started laughing. We asked her what was so funny and she looked at us and said "that's my special friend who sings to me".I still shiver a bit just thinking about it.

- KaiserXI

2. This raises so many questions...

Walking past an old cemetery, my (then) 3-year-old son casually said, "My brother is in there." When I reminded him that he didn't have a brother, he said, "No, Mama... from before. When the other lady was my mommy."

- Belinda Jamison

3. Guardian Angels?

My sister got hit by a drunk driver in April and it totalled her car. She had my 4 year old nephew and my infant niece with her. When my mom arrived at the hospital my nephew asked her if he would thank the big guys. What big guys Kaiden? Grammy, the big guys that were in the car with me when it got loud and scary and they hugged me with their arms and kept me safe. Even the insurance adjuster cannot explain how either child escaped with not a scratch.

- Amanda Hawkins


4. Time to leave, this house is not good anymore.

"Go back to sleep, there isn't anything under your bed".
"He is behind you now".
Still haven't gotten over that one and shiver at the memory.

-Toasted Cheesee

5. I'd be worried I was going to stop breathing at this point...

I was tucking in my two year old. He said "Good bye dad".

I said, "No, we say good night".

He said "I know. But this time its good bye"

Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still here.
- UnfortunateBirthMark

6. In a previous life, or...?

When my son was small, I was talking to him about growing potatoes. I described how you bank up the earth around them as they grow, and he said "I used to do that when I was an old man".

- cheeselet


7. Well this is just depressing and creepy.

When my cousin was 2 years old or so, her mom got pregnant again. One day she went to hug her mom's belly an said "little brother sick".

A few days later she had a miscarriage...

- JuWhi

8. We just need to never have dark corners. Never, ever.

Why are you crying?
"Bad man"
What bad man?
"There." Points behind me at a dark corner of the room.
Lamp on bookshelf next to said darkened corner falls off as soon as I turn to look.
She slept in our bed that night.

- falicor

9. I am pretty much horrified right now.

Getting my two and a half year old daughter out of the bath one night, my wife and I were briefing her on how important it was she kept her privates clean.

She casually replied "Oh, nobody 'scroofs' me there. They tried one night. They kicked the door in and tried but I fought back. I died and now I'm here." She said this like it was nothing.
- utcursch

10. Well, this one isn't too far off. Hopefully dad didn't listen, though!

My 3 year old daughter stood next to her new born brother and looked at him for awhile then turned and looked at me and said, "Daddy its a monster... we should bury it."
- Like_I_was_saying

11. Passing through on her way out?

My sister, Hailey, was born exactly two months after our great-grandmother died. One day Hailey woke up and informed us it was her 95th birthday. When we tried to reason with her she started crying, saying that her real name was Irene (my granny’s name), not Hailey. This lasted all day, and the next day she didn’t remember anything.

- paigem450

12. Creepy timing!

My mother was babysitting my daughter while I was at a doctor’s appointment and said: “Oh no, Grandma. Mama’s not coming any more today. She was in a bad, bad accident. She can’t come get us.” I had indeed been in an accident that almost killed me at that exact time. None of my family had yet been notified.

- betsyw415

13. This is why people accidentally punt their children across the room.

Disclaimer: People do not actually do that but this would scare the crap out of anyone.

I was sound asleep, and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4 year old daughters face inches from mine. She looked right into my eyes and whispered, "I want to peel all your skin off".

The backstory here is I had been sunburned the previous week, and was starting to peel. In my sleep addled state however, it was pretty terrifying for a few seconds. I didn't know if I was dreaming, or what was going on.

- psalm_69

14. Crossing dimensions?

Just today, my 4-year-old son told me, ‘I think we live in a pretend world and someone is playing with us.’ I asked him what he meant, and it got even weirder: ‘Well, it seems like someone does things to us, but we can’t see them because we are in this world and they are not."

- Anthony Chen

I reiterate: children are creepy.