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Social media users are sharing the “creepiest or most unexplainable thing” they’ve ever seen or experienced after a recent “Ask Reddit” prompt — and the results are bone-chilling.
Here are a few of the top responses — don’t read them before bed.
A Deadly Premonition
“Back in 2016, My mother was staying at my place because my father was in the hospital at the time and my apartment was right next to the hospital,” one user wrote. “One night I had this dream that the landline rings and my mother answers the phone and hears the news that my dad has passed away. She hangs up the phone and tells me that my uncle (a doctor at the hospital my father was in) just gave her the news of my father’s passing. I wake up startled. I have a drink of water, and just as I start feeling relieved that this was all just a bad dream. The phone rings and my mom picks it up. I was just watching her from a distance noticing the expression on her face noticing the tears that started dripping down her cheek, and she hangs up the phone and tells me that my uncle just told her that my father has passed away.”
The Vanishing Woman
“I got recalled into work and was driving at about 3am. I was in a very rural area in Western Washington,” said one user. “As I come around a curve I see a woman in a night gown on the side of the road looking up at a steep embankment. Just standing there staring away from the road. There are no homes nearby, not for miles. I call 911 and pull over about a minute up the road not knowing what to think. Deputy showed up couldn’t locate anyone and was as dumbfounded as I was.”
A Childhood Nickname
“My father died when I was 15,” one woman began. “In my freshman year of college, me and my roommate in the dorms were somewhat close, but really had only been known each other for a month when the ~creepy thing~ happened. I hadn’t told her much about my childhood, but she knew that my father had passed. One day she woke me up and asked me….”Did your father use to call you (insert silly childhood nickname here)?”
“I hadn’t heard that name since I was 6 or 7,” she continued. “I definitely never told her that he used to call me that, as it was a repressed memory that I hadn’t thought about in a long time. Anyway, as it turned out, she had a dream that my father had come to her, and asked her to take care of me, calling me by this silly childhood nickname. It was always difficult for me that my father never saw me graduate high school or start college. But I guess he did, from wherever he is now.”
The Casino in the Sky
“I once had a dream right around the time of day that my grandma passed,” wrote one user. “She was on a bus and happy at could be. It stopped near my grandfather and I (on the road next to theirs) and she wanted me to go along. My grandfather kept insisting that I can’t go. The bus left and she was smiling and laughing as she was going to “the big casino in the sky”. She loved going to the casinos. I woke up shortly after from a phone call that she had died about 15 minutes ago.”
A Haunted Dorm
“My dorm hall had some weird s*** happen, but one of the weirdest was that I went to the bathroom to wash my face and brush my teeth,” said one former student. “The sink was right next to the entrance and as I washed my face, I saw and heard the door open and noticed a figure move to the end of the stalls. I figured a girl had just come in to use the bathroom. I dry off my face and begin brushing my teeth but realized I didn’t hear anyone else. I checked each stall and no one was in there. I quickly grabbed my stuff and noped out.”
The Twin Who Watched Herself Die
“When I was five, me and my identical twin sister both caught scarlet fever,” one woman shared. “We both fell into a coma towards the end of the fever. One day I woke up to my mom and aunt screaming and crying and holding my sister because she was unresponsive and not breathing. They were doing chest compressions, CPR, etc. but nothing was working. I was desperately trying to get their attention because I was young and didn’t understand what was going on. I went back in my room to go back to sleep, but in the corner of the room where my sister's bed was, I saw her laying there, breathing fine. I went back out to the living room and realized I was looking at myself in my mom's arms as she tried to revive me. Eventually, I saw my eyes flicker open, and then everything went dark. I woke up a few weeks later in the hospital next to my sister and mom (who ended up catching it because of us) my mom told me I had almost died and they were trying to wake me up but I was unresponsive, so the ambulance took all three of us into the ICU. To this day, I am still unsure how I witnessed my almost death.”
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