Kids may look cute — but think again. They may say the ‘darndest things’, like how people used to describe ‘em, but sometimes, they can also say things that can scare the sh*t out of you. Here are some creepiest creepy kid stories that may keep you wide awake for some time.
When we were moving from Germany back to the states, my then three year old daughter said to me, “Mommy, I’m really going to miss Emily.” I racked my brain and could not, for the life of me, recall a friend named Emily. So I asked her about it. I’ll never forget these words. She was setting her tea set up, glanced up at me with most casual smile, and said, “You know. The girl who crawls out from under my bed to play.”
“I was visiting family for winter break in Los Angeles, this was about five years ago. I was heading to the bathroom on the second floor of my aunt’s house when I saw my cousin, April,sitting on the stairs. I asked her what she was doing. She said, “I’m copying the lady with the braid.” I looked around, there was no one else but us. I asked, “where is the lady, April?” She pointed to a beam running parallel to the stairwell. I asked April, “what is the lady doing?” She said, “makin’ funny faces.” I smiled and started walking up the stairs again when April said something that stopped me in my tracks. April, “her braids is around her neck.” I turned back and asked April to repeat herself. April pointed,”the lady is hanging by her braid… She’s making funny faces.” Then April started making a face which I then realize was it someone gasping for air.”
“A few years ago, I was putting my daughter to bed for the night. She was about 3 at the time, and she was fighting going to sleep. She asked me why she had to go to bed, and I said “Because it is late and it’s time for little girls to get a good nights rest.” She then pointed at nothing across the room and said “What about that little girl?””
“My little brother used to talk about my grandpa that passed before he was born. Used to do things that he would do (like touch his nose and stick his tongue out, twist his ear and puff his cheeks, robot funny stuff that us kids used to laugh at) and we caught him doing that. He said, “I learned it from grandpa before I was born”. Freaked the whole family out.”
“This past summer I was at one of my girlfriend’s relatives birthday party. She has a little cousin around age 10, me and him get along great. Usually he wants me to run some football plays with him, but this night he was different. I noticed him sitting all alone on the back porch so I approached him like usual and asked what was up, too which he responded “I just really wish I would have done it last night”, I ask “what’s that?”. He comes back with “I wish I would have stabbed mommy”. I shat bricks.”
“One morning my daughter came into the living room with a nature book. She said she wanted to ask me a question. She showed me a picture of a large snake eating a frog and asked me how the snake could eat something so large. I told her that snakes can unhinge their jaws to eat things that are larger than they are.
She thought for a moment and then said, “That’s like the woman who looks in my window does.””
This collection of terrifying kid stories came to be thanks to a thread on Reddit where parents asked each other, “What is the scariest thing a kid has said to you?” Who knew kids could be this scary?