Kids are known for saying outlandish things. They'll ask about a giant zit on your nose or why your sunburned face is so red. They're blunt, and they make no apologies for it. Those are some of the best moments in life.
And then there are the worst moments: the terrifying, creepy words uttered by children with total sincerity. These are those chilling, scary moments where kids say something startlingly creepy, as retold on Reddit by the nervous parents who heard them.
They are not only horrifying, but they will also make you reconsider ever telling your children there aren't ghosts in their closet (because there actually might be). What is it that these creepy children know that we don't? Can they see something we can't? Are they just more willing to reveal their scary fantasies? Do they even understand what they are saying?
After reading this list of the creepiest children and the scariest things they've said, you'll understand why your daughter wants to sleep with the lights on and why your son seriously doesn't want to sleep on his own. We'd tell you you're being silly, and that everything is going to be fine, and the monsters won't get you because you're safe, but actually, we don't believe any of that.
So take a look, and vote up the creepiest quotes out of a child's mouth.
Why Does That Man Have A Knife?
When my son was about 4 or 5, we were in the toilet before his bedtime and he was brushing his teeth, and he dropped his tooth brush and I picked it up for him and when my eyes met him he just stared at me and said, "Dad, why does that man have a knife?" and pointed behind me. Quickest 180 I've ever ... done.
You'll See Grandma Tomorrow
My Grandma [passed because] of cancer in February 2012. My whole family was up at my Grandparent's house to comfort each other. The night before her prayer service, my 4-year-old cousin told my heartbroken Grandpa, "Good night Grandpa. Don't be so sad. You'll see Grandma tomorrow." We all heard and assumed she meant at the prayer service, but he [passed] the next morning.
Where The Passed Babies Go
A good friend of mine and her husband bought what is considered an "old" house around here. (Western Canada...not many houses over 100 years old). They were renovating the basement one day while I was visiting. I was down there alone with their son, who was barely 2 at the time, and could not yet speak in full sentences. He took my hand and led me over to a brick chimney-like thing, with a rusty metal door on it. He looked up and said 'That's where the [passed] babies go."
I was horrified. Firstly, because, like I said, the kid could barely talk, let alone say something like that. I doubt he even knew what "[passed]" meant. I'm positive that no one would have told him that, and there were no older kids around that would have said that as a joke. Still creeps me out to this day.
The Corpse In The Closet
When my daughter was around 4 or 5, we lived in a house that had been converted into three separate apartments. We lived in the basement portion. Because of the way they converted the house, there was a small recessed area under one of the stairways that formed a small closet/storage space in her room. One night while she was getting ready for bed I overheard her talking to someone in her room. I poked my head in and asked if she was calling for me. Her words — "No. I was talking to the little boy who lives in my closet... He's [not alive]." Insta-chills.