How many of us can relate to this subject? I know I certainly can. I’ve been in situations where I've heard some pretty creepy things come out of a child’s mouth, and it was frightening, to say the least. Maybe it’s something that you heard from your own child that made you wonder, or perhaps it was a child that you babysat. Either way, you heard something that made you want to rethink being around that child at all costs.
Kids can come up with some pretty creepy things to say, and you have to look at them more closely to make sure that you're not living a real-life horror movie. I experienced something weird myself with my own daughter. When I had put her to sleep, within a half hour, she came out of her bedroom with a concerned look on her face. When I questioned what was wrong, she told me that she could hear someone breathing on the other side of her bedroom window. I knew right away that there was no way she could hear anyone breathing even if there was a person on the other side, so I had to ask myself whose breathing she was really listening to. Long story short, the whole episode creeped me out, and after looking through her room, I had no answer as to why she said what she said.
I’m not the only one that has heard some weird things from children, and these people in the list have experienced some pretty chilling things.
15 The Captain
This next story is sure to send chills up your spine, just like it did to me. “A mother to a 7-year-old child that claims her son had an invisible friend known as 'The Captain,' an old man with a long beard. The kid told his mom that the captain informed him when he grows up, his job will be to kill people, and that the captain would tell him exactly who it was that should be murdered. The kid cried, saying he didn’t want to kill when he grew up, but that the captain said he didn’t have a choice and, even worse, he’d get used to all the killing after a while.” The poor kid! What an awful story! Just the thought of something sinister trying to warp the mind of a child is a little much to bear.
14 When You Know Your House is Haunted
Some people know that they're in a sticky situation and just choose to ignore it. I think if there was something haunting my home, I would up and leave, but that could just be me. "I used to babysit my dad's friend's children. They were two sweet little girls who were very easy to look after. The only problem was their house. They used to make me promise that the 'white man' in the house wasn't going to come and look at them while they were sleeping. I eventually asked their dad what they might be talking about because they brought up the white man every time. He says, 'Oh, that's just the ghost we have in the house. Don't worry about him.'" Yeah… don’t worry about him. Do these people not watch horror movies? How could you leave something supernatural in your house when you have children?
13 The Man Upstairs
Children are usually the ones most affected by hauntings, whether that means they're more susceptible to it or not is hard to say. When it comes to hearing horror stories from them, you wish there was something you could do to help. It’s a wonder that most parents in these stories aren’t doing more to rid these weird things from their children’s lives. One babysitter experienced a weird situation with the little girl that she babysat. “'I don't want to go upstairs alone. The man in my room might be there.' She explained she saw him in her room at night. I told her it was probably just her dad checking on her. She said no because this guy was tall and skinny and her dad was short and fat. She was three." Yikes, that's not okay. The poor kid doesn’t even want to be in the same room with the creeper.
12 Getting Rid of the Stepmom
Hey, we know it’s not always easy getting used to a new stepmother, but this is getting completely out of hand. "I was watching my cousin's seven-year-old, and my cousin had just gotten remarried. She wanted to tell me stories of her own after we read a book, and ALL of them included her brutally murdering her new stepmom. Stabbing her, ripping her limbs off, and throwing her into a pit of hungry dogs were just a few of the things she did to her stepmom in these stories. I asked her to give me a story with a happy ending instead, and she said that those stories did have happy endings," said Kate. Well, we feel really sorry for the new addition to the family. Hopefully, the little girl will warm up to her quickly. She better hope so anyway.
11 Chainsaw Massacre in the Making
Imagine your child comes up to you one day and saying she wants to wear your skin as a mask one day. How do you even respond to that? Talk about creepy, and it reminds me of The Chainsaw Massacre movies where you see leather face making masks from the skin of his victims. We have to wonder what goes through children's minds when they say these things. Such children are definitely ones that you need to keep one eye open with. “My daughter saw me getting dry skin off my shoulder after a bad sunburn and asked if she could keep my skin flakes and put them in a jar so when I die she can make a mommy mask and remember me always.” I’m not sure how I would feel about that comment. At least she could be grateful that her daughter loves her that much.
10 The Devil Child
In the case of this child, if an exorcism hasn’t been performed, they need to book it immediately. Go right to the Vatican if you have to; just get it done. One woman experienced an odd situation with her goddaughter that I guarantee kept her up late at night. It terrifies me just to read it. "My goddaughter used to talk about seeing people under her porch and also seeing her 'brother' who was stillborn, but the creepiest thing she's ever said was when she was five and looked straight at me and said 'your master wishes to see you in the pit' and then turned and skipped away. The pit is what her parents call Hell,” said ravenshadow2013. Could you even imagine? That is the kind of comment that would make your blood turn cold.
9 The Hanging Woman
Imagine if your child started talking about a woman hanging herself right before her eyes, but you couldn't see it yourself? Would you consider moving? In the case of one woman, she came across her daughter who was making funny faces at nothing while staring at their staircase. “When asked, April mentioned she was copying the lady with the braid, pointing towards a beam running parallel to the stairs, making invisible faces. April claimed the invisible woman’s braids were around her neck for some reason, hanging by her braid. The funny faces April seemed to be copying were like someone gasping for air.” We feel sorry for the poor child who was witnessing something horrific but had no idea what it was. There was probably a good chance that one of the previous owners either committed suicide or was murdered in the house.
8 Watching Horror Movies
When asked to stay late one night, one nanny decided to watch a horror film called Babadook to pass the time. The kids were already tucked into bed, and she was waiting for the parents to come home. "Part of the way through the movie, I paused it because I heard the youngest coming down the stairs. She comes up to me, looks me dead in the eyes, and says 'Do you want to die?' Without hesitation, I told her 'No, go back to bed.' As soon as I hit play, the little boy (about the same age as their youngest) asks the mother, 'Do you want to die?' I thought it was freaky, but I chalked it up to her maybe seeing the movie with her family already. When her parents get home, I told her mother about it. She has never seen the movie. Apparently, she just does this sometimes while sleepwalking,” said Jeanlee.
7 The Suicidal Spirit
Even when someone commits suicide, something spiritual could be left behind feeling unresolved. In the case of one man who lost his best friend to suicide, he learned that fact quickly enough. One night, he received a call from his late friend’s wife. “Joe’s wife called the father blaming herself for Joe’s death. I consoled her and reminded her that Joe loved her very much and that she was surely not to blame. I hung up the phone and checked on my kids who were fast asleep. I went back downstairs only to come back up and find my son Matty awake, silently weeping on the side of his bed. When I asked what’s wrong, my son replied 'Rick, it’s not her fault. I love her. It’s not her fault' – then rolled back onto the bed fast asleep. I was terrified.” We don’t blame him.
6 An Old Murder
“We had just moved into a new house, and two kids showed up at the door. When I asked if I could help them, one of them said, 'Our mom wants us to tell you, the old people who used to live here are buried at the end of the road.' They ran off, and I have never seen those kids again to this day.” It’s possible in this case that the kids weren’t real at all and maybe it was something spiritual alerting the family to an old murder that wasn’t solved. It would be interesting to know if the family contacted the police to see if there was indeed a body buried at the end of the road. It’s possible that it was an unsolved murder that was finally coming to light. Otherwise, how do you explain why she never saw the kids again?
5 The Dead Babies
In Western Canada, a couple bought an old house to start a family in, and they had a weird situation happen with their friend's 2-year-old when he came to visit. “This friend was alone with their 2-year-old son, who was barely old enough to talk let alone understand what anyone was saying, when the kid took my hand and led me over to the chimney, to which he looked up and said clearly and fluently, “That’s where the dead babies go.” There was nobody that would have told him that, no older kids to say it as a joke -- this 2-year-old kid just said it out of the blue.” There was clearly some form of spiritual element in the house, and I don’t even want to know what the kid meant when he said, “That’s where the dead babies go.” It’s so creepy!
4 The Lil Jackhammer
Kids say the weirdest things, and in the case of this little girl, she popped something out of her mouth that would have made anyone do a double take. "I had a child tell me she wanted to jackhammer people to death and then build a playground out of their arms and legs." – lilwaynker. I couldn’t even imagine hearing something like that. Never mind trying to figure out why a child would say something so horrific. You could only hope that the child was possessed at that point because otherwise, you're probably dealing with a future serial killer. Some parents brush these things off, but I would have a hard time not wanting to seek out some form of therapy, just in case. It would be interesting to know how the child’s life turned out. But this would be a great idea for a horror movie.
3 The Baby Whisperer
There's no explanation for why a preschooler knew that a woman was about to have a caesarean when she had her baby, but the idea that she knew something in the future is beyond creepy. Where did she get the info from? “I was pregnant and working as a preschool teacher. One of the little girls was very curious about my pregnancy, so we were talking about it. Somehow we got on the subject of how the baby might come out. She looked me dead in the face and said, 'You know, they’re going to have to cut it out of you.' As you can imagine, I was kind of surprised but managed to deflect and say, 'Well, if they don’t cut it out of me, what are some other ways that the baby might come out?' Again, she looked at me dead in the face and said, 'I think that baby might just crawl right out of your mouth.'"
2 Loving Scooby-Doo
A little girl shared the love of Scooby-Doo with a dead police officer, and somehow the two became friends in the afterlife. Weird! “A person’s 4-year-old niece who would blame things she did on an imaginary friend, as well as watch Scooby-Doo with her. When asked, the niece explained her mysterious friend was dead and that she was a police officer like her father-- first meeting her when she was inside her mother’s belly before being born. A few months before that time, a police woman named Tracy had been hit by a train in a town right next to the one she happened to be in -- and before she died, she was heavy into Scooby-Doo.” It makes you wonder, though, how someone’s spirit traveled to a random house in the neighborhood if there was no connection to the people prior to that.
1 The Possession
“My 3-year-old daughter said, 'You’re the best mommy I have had so far.' I said, 'I am the only mommy you have had!' As she walked away, she said, 'That’s what all the other mommies said, too!'' This had to be a possession, right? It just had to be. It’s the only explanation for such a bizarre conversation. How do you explain a child speaking that way to her mother? It’s as if there's no connection there, as if she's just one of many mothers that the child has had. This would be another great story for a horror movie. I think the producers should look these stories up because this one is pure gold. The idea that my child might refer to me in that way would surely give me the creeps. Talk about a bad situation. Better bring in the exorcist, and pronto!