21 Parents Share The Downright Creepiest Thing Their Kids Have Ever Said

January 29, 2023 People's Tonight 182 views

Alyssa Mariano

List Rules

Vote up the most terrifying things people have heard kids say.

Kids will be… kids?

All answers sourced from this AskReddit.


• 1

By The Water

From Redditor u/Sleepdprived:

My nephew had an issue like this where he would see the little girl by the river who wanted him to play in the water… there was another house next door that had been destroyed in the flood and their little girl had died inside the house tragically. I mentioned the story to a co-worker, only to find out that the little girl had been her cousin, and that other people had seen her on the riverbanks playing…

• 859 votes

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• • • 2

Smart Kid

From a Redditor:

Me: Your shoes are in your room.

3.5-year-old son: But I cannot go in there.

Me: Why not?

Son: The ghosts.

Me: What ghosts?

Son: The boy and girl.

Me: What are they doing in there?

Son: Saying *creepy voice* “come here.”

Me: Okay… so, you know not to go to them, right?

Son: Yeah.

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• • 3 766 VOTES


From Redditor u/famat78536:

A few months ago, my 3-year-old daughter had the flu. After she was feeling a little better, my wife took her outside in our backyard to play.

My wife was sitting on the back step and my daughter came up and asked her if she could play with the little girl on our slide.

My wife said, ” I don’t see a little girl” and my daughter said, “She is right over there on the slide, Mom. Can’t I play with her?”

My wife said, “I don’t see anyone” and my daughter insisted, “She is on the slide, and she is blue. Can I play with her?”

My wife, now freaked out, said, “Let’s go inside and make a snack,” so they did.

For the rest of the day, my daughter kept going and looking out the back door and kept telling my wife that the little blue girl was lonely.

• 766 votes

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Sister Connection

From Redditor u/Theid411:

I was playing around with my daughter, who probably around 3 at the time. She suddenly stopped, looked at me and said, “We were sisters. I died and God made me wait until we could be back together again” – and just like that she went back to be a little girl. FYI – I’m her dad.

• 763 votes

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• • 5


Vivid Flames

From Redditor u/MaggieMews:

Not my child but my grandchild. She was about 3 years old when her parents were expecting another baby. She kept talking about how she was so happy she’ll have her sister back once the baby was born. The sister that “died in a fire before.” At the time, she only had an older brother and had never had a sister, let alone one that passed away in a fire.

• 740 votes

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• • 6



From Redditor u/weneda1148:

When I was young, like maybe 2 years old, my grandma was in the hospital, dying of cancer. Obviously I had no idea what was going on, but apparently one day, when my mother and aunt were watching me, I suddenly looked at them and said, “Only one Grandma.”

They kept trying to convince me otherwise, that no, I had two grandmas, but I kept repeating that line over and over.

Then the phone rang. It was my uncle calling to tell my mother that my grandma had passed a few minutes ago.

• 678 votes

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• • 7

A One-Off Statement

From Redditor u/Pork_Chap:

When my daughter was about 2.5 years old, we were driving under an overpass where several people had jumped off… My daughter said in the most innocent voice, “They’re all dead.”

There was no way that she knew anything about [that subject matter] or even where we were because she was still facing backwards in the car seat. I asked her to repeat what she said but she didn’t say it again. Weird as hell.

• 813 votes
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• • 8


Daunting Details

From Redditor u/Uniquorn2077:

She started coming out with phrases that my grandfather used to use when I was a kid. Told me she talks to my grandfather and described him in detail, including his favorite shirt. She never met him, nor had she ever seen photos of him before that point.

Every single hair on the back of my neck stood up at that moment.

• 709 votes

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• • 9


Bath Time Is Bad

From Redditor u/bluegrassmommy:

My youngest daughter has always had a fear of the water that’s gotten better as she’s gotten older. But when she was a toddler, it would have been easier to baptize a rabid cat than try to.. give her a bath. One night [when she was] around age 3, I was doing my routine of trying to get her in the tub to wash off when she said to me, “I scared of the water. It’s how I died before.”

Yeah, the bath definitely didn’t happen that night.

• 964 votes

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• • 10


Like Mike

From Redditor u/CZJayG:

When my daughter was around 3, she had an imaginary friend named Mike. One day, she said Mike had to go home, and when asked where he lived, she said in the church under our apartment with other people. We lived on the first floor and there was nothing under our building.

• 688 votes

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• • 11


Anyone Have An Explanation?

From Redditor u/crazypolynesian:

When my daughter was about 4-5, she said, “Before, I was with a mommy that didn’t take care of me, so God took me away from her and gave me to you and Daddy.” Mind you, we are not religious people and she was not adopted. That gave me the chills…

• 803 votes

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Mr. Peterson

From Redditor u/weneda1148:

When I was about 4, I would remember talking to “Mr. Peterson” whenever I was at my grandmother’s house. He looked like a hobo from the Great Depression and had a guitar and sang me old-timey blues. He told me that he died when he fell of[f] a train he was riding [while] drunk on moonshine. I stopped seeing him when I was about 6.

Anyway, six months ago I found my dad’s old acoustic guitar and started playing, and my little cousin told me, “Mr. Peterson is proud of you!” And left.

I don’t know what to think.

• 1,037 votes

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• • 13



From Redditor u/resinifictrix:

My son had an imaginary friend when he was about 3, a little boy named Jodi who died from “drinking medicine water.” There’s a gravestone in our local cemetery from the ’70s of a 4-year-old boy named Jodi. It’s my opinion that my son had a ghost friend when he was younger.

• 553 votes

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• • 14


Chop Chop

From Redditor u/Eli_JMI:

When my daughter was about 3, she used to sing a song about how she was going to chop up her Maman and put her in the bin. My wife was slightly wary of her.

• 600 votes

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• • 15


Old Man Can

From Redditor u/moviemakerjay:

My oldest who was maybe 2.5 at the time told me she kept seeing an old man in our apartment. We didn’t think much of it because neither my wife and I believed in ghosts and our daughter had just started having an imagination. One day we were looking at photos of my dad and she said, “Oh, that’s the old man.” He had passed away a few months earlier.

That or one time I woke up to her staring at me next to the bed. I asked her what she was doing and she said, “Watching you sleep. Just to see.”

• 571 votes

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• • 16


To The Stars

From Redditor u/algunadiana:

Lying out in the backyard with my then 4-year-old son looking up at the stars one night:

My son: “When are they coming to get me?”

Me: “Who?”

Him: “My people,” and pointed up at the stars.

Me: “What?”

• 677 votes

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• • 17


Dream Team

From Redditor u/felixkatz:

My son used to say when he was younger that he used to fly around at night, jumping from lamppost to lamppost in the neighborhood. That it was hard to get there because of the connection to his body through the belly button.

I would have considered imagination if it weren’t that my dad told me he had the same type of dream when he was little…

• 627 votes

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• • 18


Big Blue

From Redditor u/NewToReddit4331:

My grandma used to tell this story all of the time! Apparently when I was a young kid, I saw a big blue lifted truck and began talking about how I used to drive one like that, and I had gotten into a car crash and died at a young age and talked about missing my life.

Kids either have wild imaginations, or they remember some stuff from an alternate timeline 🤷‍♂️

• 589 votes

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• • 19


An Exact Copy

From Redditor u/weneda1148:

My mom likes to tell this story. Apparently when I was 5 or 6, I told her that aliens had stolen her real son and replaced him with me, an exact copy. Someday, I would return to my home planet.

But she shouldn’t be sad, because her real son had a good life in our zoo.

• 639 votes

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• • 20


She Cares About Your Safety

From Redditor u/BarkingBagel:

As I was leaving for work, my daughter said, “Bye Daddy, have a good day. I hope you don’t get shot,” and then went back to playing with her toys.
548 votes

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