The Creepiest Things People Have Ever Said in Their Sleep

Sleep-talking is one of the creepiest behaviors around. People say the weirdest things, and you have no idea if they know - or mean - what they're saying. Sometimes, it can feel like you're getting a little glimpse into a side of someone you've never seen, while other times it can feel like a completely different person has taken over the body of someone you know. These creepy stories from Reddit contain examples of real-life sleep-talking, and they're as strange as it gets. 

Some of them are straight out of creepy stories, while others are just super confusing. Especially the ones that happen halfway in between sleeping and waking, which seem to have an extra layer of weirdness about them, a mix of dreams and reality. If you know a sleep talker, you know how out there it can get. And if you've never slept next to a sleep talker, here's a look at the other side - and it's really damn creepy.

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  • White Noise

    According to Reddit user u/rhamish

    "Last night as usual my partner fell asleep before I did and seemed to be sleeping away quite happily. After a while I rolled over and was about to fall asleep myself when out of the blue she rolled toward me and kind of whispered, 'It all goes white you know... white static and noise...' 

    Needless to say I almost sh*t my pants, mainly because of the creepy intonation, but also I had no f*cking idea what she was on about. In the end I just had to wake her to see if she could shed some light on it but sadly she didn't have a clue."

  • The Ones You Love

    According to this Redditor

    "My girlfriend once sat upright in the middle of the night, looked directly at me, and said, 'It will all disappear... just like the ones you love.'

    She went to sleep again right after that, but I was too freaked out to go back to sleep and ended up going on Reddit for several hours."

  • Strangers In The Corners

    Reddit user JamesOfTheYear said:

    "One of my mates has [bad dreams], one time we were [sleeping] on some couches, and I was just dozing off and he sits straight up and says, 'There are strangers in the corners,' and just lies back down slowly."

  • WTF

    Redditor Wachoooom​ said: ​​​​​​

    "My ex and I were napping on her couch once, and randomly I just wake up to being [attacked]...She had one hand on my windpipe and was giving me this half asleep 'devil-look.'

    I broke her grip and yelled, 'WHAT THE F*CK [NAME]?!'

    That broke her trance. She looked really confused for a bit. I had to explain what had just happened. She finally fell back asleep, but it took me a bit longer. F*cking surreal."

  • The Founding Fathers Were Fire Starters

    Reddit user Crysos wrote:

    "My mom tells tales of stuff my dad would say. He would only talk in his sleep when he was under a lot of stress from work. A few of his gems are: 'Thomas Jefferson is in the house and he has a hatchet. Get the kids I'll fight him off.' 'George Washington and James Madison are arguing in the kitchen, make them be quiet.'

    This next one is my favorite, it happened while my mom was pregnant with my younger brother. Dad: 'The house is on fire!' Mom: 'What?!' Dad" 'He finally did it: Thomas Jefferson set on fire, we need to leave.' Dad also would sleep walk and he got up and forced my mom out of bed. Mom: 'Who, what?' Mom gets me, leaves the house, and Dad goes back to sleep."

  • In The Closet

    This Reddit user stated:

    "My dad likes to tell me a story of him and my mom when they were young  It had been one of the first nights they spent together, when my mom suddenly sits up in bed and stares in the direction of the closet in the complete darkness.

    My dad, not quite asleep, notices her and asks, 'What's wrong?' My mom turns to him, points to the closet and whispers quietly:

    'There's someone in the closet.'

    Dad, sh*tting bricks, gets out of bed, grabs something to defend himself with, and goes to the closet. Lo and behold, it's empty.

    When he turns on the light, my mom wakes up and returns to consciousness, and gets angry at him. 'What are you doing up this light? Go to bed!' She lies back down, rolls over, and falls asleep.

    My dad is left wondering what...just happened."