Category: stories from reddit


“I was working at a summer camp as night custodial and security. Hours are 10:00pm to 6:00am. Because of this I get really used to being alone for long hours of time and nighttime weirdness. Everything is… Heightened… At night. Noises spook you even if you know what they are, shadows are much spookier, silence is much more ominous. After three months on the job I’m pretty well inundated to all that though. So when I begin to experience some actual paranormal stuff I’m a little unnerved.

Saw a humanoid shadow cross the road a large distance away in broad daylight during my day off. Chalked it up to poor vision but it with flash like speed and soundlessly.

A group of friends set up a thermal cam in the chapel and got hits of cold spots around 3:00am.

Would hear noises with no discernible sources from certain areas of my office building. Kitchen would always have doors opening and closing.

The hands down creepiest moment though was toward the end of summer. 5:00am twilight and I’m starting my end shift routine of patrolling on a golf cart. I drive up to the crossroads of one of the gym buildings and begin to go up and unlock the doors so campers can get in during the day. 

Before I can do that, however, I see a figure. It’s not twenty feet away from me and it’s looking at me. How do I describe it? Imagine shadow Link with no eyes and a vague formlessness. Now make it child sized with long hair. I assume it’s a camper out of bed before morning wake up call.

As I begin driving the cart too it the figure moves like nothing I’ve ever seen. Faster then I can really track and with no noise at all it runs into the gym. I mean into the wall of the gym building. Again, thinking perhaps I’m seeing things and assuming it’s a camper, I drive to the other side of the building to intercept it (perhaps it ran behind the gym). Of course I arrive to see nothing at all. I then start getting a uncomfortable feeling. Like when you stand in a room with someone who kinda scares you. I say fuck my routine, finish up quick and go to bed. Didn’t even punch my card just figured it out the next day.”

By: [deleted] (What is the creepiest and most
unexplainable paranormal experience you’ve ever had?


“I actually have a few stories. None of them too major, just creepy things that I’ve seen.

One time a couple years ago I was taking a shower. It was a normal day, nothing out of the ordinary happened. So when I was done, I stepped out of the shower and looked to the towel rack so I could grab one to dry myself off. But I see the towel, and there’s a bulge in it, about the same size and shape of a human head. Nothing underneath the towel. It was as if someone was sticking their head through the wall and looking at me through the towel. It looked creepy, but I thought that it could just be the vent underneath it blowing wind into it strangely. So I reached my hand towards it to push the air or whatever it was out of it and touched it. It was solid. It was very solid. I recoiled and jumped back a foot and the shape sunk away again. When I took the towel off the rack, there was nothing underneath it. This scared the hell out of me.

I used to see a dark skinned man wearing a beige suit and tie around my apartment building, just for a split second before he disappeared. I saw him a couple times in the lobby of the building, just sitting there with one leg crossed over the other. I saw him once in my apartment like that too. This one wasn’t terribly creepy, but I thought it was worth mentioning.”

By: ArdensSolis


“I was a home health nurse taking care of a girl dying from advanced AIDS. This was in the early 90’s. She was legally blind and in such bad shape it took 2 nurses to bathe her and change her bed. 

Another nurse was with me and this girl asked her who that man was who was standing behind her. She described him as thin, reddish hair, baseball cap, jeans. This other nurse turned utterly white, just stopped what she was doing and left the room (we were almost done anyway). 

When I went outside, the nurse pulled an old picture out of her wallet. The pic showed a guy almost exactly the same as the girl described. Her dad had died years ago, when she was a kid. The patient died within the next few days. I’d call BS, but the other nurse was literally shaking and had never even been to that patient’s house before.”

By: Phyfador (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“First: a little backstory to explain. I am Muslim. My (huge) family tree is Muslim. One of our beliefs: there are spirits called ‘Jinn.’ They don’t inhabit the living world, but they visit. They are unseen spirits. Spooky, right? Anyway. Sometimes kids can see/speak to them. Now, the story.

I was visiting my cousins (on my aunt’s side). They have two 18 year old boys and a seven year old boy. We had just come back from dinner. The little boy (we’ll call him John) walked in first after his mom unlocked the house door. He turned and waved at a plant in a dark sitting room. We thought nothing of it.

Later on, his siblings went into the living room to watch TV while he stayed in the sitting room. I left, but watched him from behind a door. He turns and starts talking to the plant. It’s a full convo with replies and body language.

Getting creeped out, I tell one of his older brothers. He tells me, and I quote, ‘Yeah, he does that sometimes. I woke up late at night to use the bathroom a couple times and saw him talking to the plant. Once, I walked in and asked him who he was talking to. He said ‘a friend’. When I told him to go to sleep, he turned to the plant and said ‘bye! I’ll see you tommorow!’.’

Me and his brother were creeped out. Then, a thought arose. ‘What if he was talking to the plant to help it grow?’ I said. His brother replied ‘Once, he brought some candy and put it on the couch near the plant. He told me it was for his ‘friend who sits by the plant’.’

Me and his brother decide to move the plant for one night. We don’t tell him. He wasn’t even home! We find him by the couch later. We put down a recorder to see what he says to his ‘friend.’ 

Here’s what John says: ‘Hello. I’m good, you? Why? Who moved it? But why would they? I’m sorry. I’ll try to get it back for you. Did you like the candy? Sorry, I didn’t know. I’ll go ask them for the plant.’

He comes up to us (in the other room) and asks why we moved the plant. We didn’t tell him we moved the plant. No one else was around to tell him. How did he figure it out we did it?”

By: Picklestasteg00d (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“When I was about 15 my family bought a 200 year old house in the middle of nowhere VA that actually had a slave quarters in the back yard (we kept the lawnmower and weed eater and all our yard care stuff there).

The first night we stay in the house we come downstairs to find our front door wide open. My mother immediately claims the house is haunted and we’re being told to leave. I roll my eyes and go back to my room. Then weird crap starts happening throughout the house. 

In my bedroom: My computer cuts on in the middle of the night. My radio cuts on. About once a week one of my electronic devices in my room would go nuts for seemingly no reason and it was legit unnerving. 

Things end up opened and closed at random for seemingly no reason. At first I suspect my little sister is playing some sort of joke but some of the windows and crap being moved are beyond her reach. And that doesn’t explain the electronics going haywire.

The worst scare I ever got was when my TV (which is in the room next to me, not my bedroom) cut on at like 3AM one night and I happened to be watching MTV2 earlier in the day and, of course, the volume is up loud and they’re playing some screamy Slipknot song or something and I wake up up thrashing trying to get out of bed. My whole family comes upstairs because it disturbed them too.

My mother decides we need to research the house. Turns out, our home is listed as a historic building and as such it has a ton of easily accessible history to it at the local library. Part of that history involves a priest who, for some unknown reason, hung himself in the room that ended up being my younger sister’s bedroom. We never told her.

Little Vietnamese lady who cuts my hair randomly tells me she believes in supernatural stuff and in an effort to entertain her I start telling her about the weird things going on in my house. She gives me a tiny statue of a little man and tells me to put it somewhere ‘high up’ in my home. 

I put the statue way up on my tallest dresser, which is the highest elevated point inside the house that isn’t the attic.All unexplained crap in my room and downstairs stops immediately except there are occasional strange noises coming from the attic. We never go in the attic.

I turn 18 and move out. Eventually my family moves out of the house. It probably simply got lost in the move, but when the time comes to move everything out our little statue guy is nowhere to be found. I remember thinking ‘I hope the next family that lives there finds him’ when my mom told me.”

By: PuppetShowJustice (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“When I was young (probably around 8-10), I caught chickenpox. I woke up in the middle of the night one night, and called for my mom, because little kids can’t do SHIT for themselves when they’re sick. A woman came into my bedroom and sat on my bed and stroked my hair until I fell asleep. For whatever reason, I thought it was my grandmother, but she was dressed funny. 

When I woke up the next morning, I went downstairs for breakfast, and asked where my grandma was, and (naturally) my mom told me that she was at her house, like she always was. I told my mom she’d been in my room the night before, and my mom laughed and said that I’d just been dreaming.

However, my aunt (who tended to believe that sort of thing more) was babysitting me that day (the upside to chicken pox meant there was no school for me) and I told her the story. She asked me to describe the weird outfit, and it was a nurse’s outfit from the 50’s/early 60’s. My family knew the previous owners of the house. The wife was a nurse in the fifties, and had died a few months previously.

Can I say with 100% certainty that I had an encounter with a spirit? No. But it’s certainly a spooky coincidence.”

By: TheOneTrueChuck (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“So much paranormal shit happened to me when I was a kid. One that has always stuck was when I was about 3 or 4 years old. Back then I used to randomly wake up in the middle of the night really often for no known reason. I was still sleeping in my parents bed at the time so I would just lay in bed and look around. I swear, every fucking time I’d look at the doorway to the living room, I would see two really tall figures standing there. They looked like the old farm couple in that one painting. Except they had hollow eyes and they were thinner. They never really didn’t do anything but stare back at me at first.

One night was especially weird. I woke up as usual and saw them standing there I front of the doorway again. Only this time something felt a bit more off than usual. The ceiling fan was on high and the blades were going so fast, that the entire fixture was moving back and forth. I look back at the figures and they have some really dark, creepy grins on their faces. I got scared and buried myself in the blankets, hoping they’d go away. Then all I heard was the ceiling fan spinning even faster, somehow… the beads at the end of the switches were tapping against the glass light cover furiously I peeked up out of my covers and the two figures were right next to the bed standing right over me with their ugly smiles.

I screamed bloody murder and the glass cover on the light came off and shattered on the ground. My dad jumped out of bed immediately and turned on the light to see what happened, but the two figures were gone already. I was crying hysterically and took my mom a long time to calm me down…”

By: miss_mactastic (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“[I was] making toast late one night facing the kitchen bench eating for a good 5-10 minutes. Cleaned up and turned around and every single cupboard door and cutlery drawer were open. They were all closed when I went into the kitchen, and there was no way anyone could have snuck in and done it because I was home alone. I also didn’t hear them open in the time I was there. Scared the shit out of me so I froze, let it register for a few seconds, then calmly closed everything and went back to my room to hide until daylight. One of a few weird things to happen growing up.”

By: FalariRum (What is the most unexplained,
supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?


“I lived in a haunted house with three roommates.

They lived there for a couple of weeks before I did and swore up and down that a young woman was haunting the house. One of them said they had some incense manually extinguished when they weren’t home. Another one said they were feeling around in the dark looking for a light switch and felt the hair on the top of someone’s head. Someone that wasn’t there when the light came on.

I, being a good and proper atheist and knowing my roommates were kinda potheads, thought it was all bollocks and that they were paranoid.

A month or so after I moved in, I was laying in bed when I heard a girl crying in the hallway. Two of my roommates were girls so I got up to do the requisite investigating and consoling. I opened my door to see who it was, only to discover that I was the only person home at that time.

I’m still not a major believer in the supernatural but I won’t rule anything out now.”

By: spuds_mckenzie (What is the most unexplained, supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?)

“BACKSTORY! We live out in the country, so we don’t lock our doors or windows. The only house…

BACKSTORY! We live out in the country, so we don’t lock our doors or windows. The only house nearby is our landlord’s, which is about 20 yards away. The rest is woods for at least 100 yards on each side. Our landlord is a single, middle aged woman with no kids. We can see her bedroom window from our house and her TV faces the window. Behind our house and to the side of hers are about 6 collapsed chicken coops that were in a fire a few years ago and haven’t had chickens in them for at least 10 years. There are a ton of leaves all over the entire property.

Just the other night my husband and I were about to go to bed when he went outside for a cigarette. I did my thing and got into bed very quietly, trying not to wake the baby (who sleeps in our room). My husband comes in a few minutes later whispering, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god’ and shaking. He then tells me that he could hear KIDS LAUGHING and hushing each other in the woods behind the coops. This was at 11:30 on a Monday. Spring Break for the entire county isn’t until next week. [Our landlord’s TV was not on, all of her lights were off and he didn’t hear any leaves moving/crunching.]  Our kids are the only ones around and they are both sleeping.

I didn’t believe him at first, then he proceeded to wake up our two year old son (which any parent knows you DON’T DO) and bring him, his mattress and his white noise machine in our room to sleep for the night. He also locked all of the windows and doors before getting into bed.

Fuck that shit.”

By: YouMean_FIGURATIVELY (What creepy story have you never been
able fully to explain?