Graveyard Shift

Gamers Describe Their Creepiest Experiences While Playing Online Games  

Samantha Dillinger
1.7k votes 362 voters 6.3k views 13 items

List Rules Vote up the stories that make you want to put the controller down for good.

Playing video games online invites the possibility of unsettling encounters with strangers. Most of the time, playing a few online matches with strangers can add to a game's enjoyment, but sometimes, these interactions can range anywhere from weird to downright creepy.

From someone mysteriously sending a pizza to a fellow player's address to another person stumbling across a player sitting stock-still and chanting in Latin, these gamers took to Reddit to describe their creepiest moments playing online.

1 179 VOTES
They Overheard A Break-In At Another Gamer's Home

From Redditor /u/yaixs:

Was playing some CS: GO ranked in MM. Suddenly, one says, "guys, I need to go now." Asking why, and he says, "there is a thief at home, I'm coming back soon." I don't even know how, but I listened to screams outside. [The] player's home was near [mine].

Is this creepy?
2 242 VOTES
A Gamer They Had Never Met Delivered A Pizza To Their House

From Redditor /u/Vortixc:

Okay, so, when I was playing Minecraft with some friends, I offhandedly mentioned that I was hungry. One guy who I didn't know but [who] seemed relatively normal at the time said, "A pizza is on its way to your house." I immediately checked back in chat, because I did not remember typing up my address, let alone giving it to someone I didnt know personally.

I acted normal and kept playing. 30 minutes later, a pizza arrived at my door, already paid for. I immediately told all my friends to watch out for him, since he had somehow gotten my address. I have not heard or spoken to him in a couple of years; however, I am still somewhat cautious about giving out ANY information that may pin down my location.

Is this creepy?
3 219 VOTES
A Gamer Claimed To Know Where They Lived

From Redditor /u/PM-ME-YOUR-STOMACH:

Back when LeadyIsHere was relevant, I had my name as something similar on [Pokémon] Showdown. Everything was going good, until I had a [run-in] with an obsessive fan (who in retrospect was probably a troll) who kept saying weird sh*t.

“I’m going to take you to my red room,” he says.

Wtf is a red room?

“Here’s a pic of my red room.” And it's a link in the chat. Now when I clicked it, it took me to an Imgur page of this guy's location. All of a sudden, he’s like:

“Oh you live in Michigan?” Which wasn’t where I lived, as I was at my grandmother's.

“Uhh nahh I live in Florida now,” I tried to say.

“Oooh Detroit! See you at 2 am :)”

As a 13/14-year-old, I was scared as f*ck. For some reason, earlier that night, I had listened to a scary story... so I left the battle and started [a] new one. This dude followed me into the new battles, and I tried to get people to help me, but when this dude started to say creepy sh*t, they’d always leave... I ended up just closing my computer and planning an escape method if/when this man showed up. Every car that passed by her house that night [freaked me out].

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4 168 VOTES
They Heard Mysterious Static And A Boom From Another Player's Mic

From Redditor /u/vestymcboonerhole:

So I play PUBG mobile, which has voice chat, as we all know. So I load up squads, and we're playing, and I'm talking and communicating with everyone on my team, but this one [guy's] mic was buzzing static.

Well, it's the bottom of the match, and we've almost won when we get cornered in a house. So as we're shooting and covering, this dude's mic spits into life and the static stopped. All I hear is "watch where you point that!" And a boom! Before this dude's character just stops moving. Well, we lost the round, but I can't help but wonder what tf happened.

Is this creepy?