The modern world offers incredible technological wonders, but the downside is that it also allows people to send out creepy text messages and inappopriate DMs.
The following creepy text stories are not paranormal; these messages were sent by everyday people who either had axes to grind or obsessions they hoped to fulfill. As such, these may be some of the creepiest text messages and DMs you will ever read.
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A Friendly Online Game Turns Horrifying
From Redditor /u/ZaidaBeatrice:
Was playing some [Counter Strike: Global Offensive]. Teammate started out really nice at the start of the game. We started losing and he got really really toxic. I told him to calm down or something like that and he said, “I will f*cking kill you in real life.”
After the game, he sent me a friend request. I accepted, expecting him to do some trash talking and call me sh*t. Instead he sent me my address, my dad’s full name, and my phone number. Being 16, I was terrified.
- 24,927 VOTES
A Potential Bed-Buyer Asks A Disturbing Question
From Redditor /u/downvoteforwhy:
I was selling a bed on Facebook. Before you start thinking of what could have been sent to me, let me tell you, you’re wrong and it’s worse.
It began with the automated, “Are you still selling this?”
I replied, “Yes.”
Seven MONTHS later I get a message, “Did your kid sleep in it? Did he wet the bed at all?”
I replied, “No I slept on it, it’s perfectly clean” (and thought to myself, well, that’s fine, I would want to know if a kid had peed on the bed I’m gonna buy, [and] also yes, I still hadn’t sold it yet).
He replied, “Too bad.”
Then I realized he was only interested in it if a kid had slept in it and peed. Sent chills down my spine that I was possibly talking to a pedophile.
- 35,286 VOTES
Someone Was Watching Them
From Redditor /u/Real_Kristinana:
This happened when I was around 16 or 17. I was on a bus and in my school’s sport uniform. Then I got a text from an unsaved number asking, “Are you not cold in those thin clothes?” (It was a chill morning.)
So I looked around inside the bus [and] immediately got another text: “Stop looking you’re not going to find me.”
- 43,645 VOTES
He Was Warned To Stop Having Relations With Truck Drivers
From Redditor /u/MAYA3024:
A random number sent me a long SMS in which he argued that I shouldn't be f*cking truck drivers for cheap money while I can hook up with him and his rich friends for much more money.
I replied that I am a guy and he probably has the wrong number, to which he replied that he knew who I was and gave me my university dorm address. I blocked him instantly but it creeped me [out] so much then. It might have been a prank, but it didn't sound like one, and I was an international student there so I didn't really have friends who would prank me like that.
- 53,076 VOTES
A Person Told Them They Wanted To Have Relations With Their Corpse
From a former Redditor:
I once received a text that said, "I cannot wait to make love to your rotting, beautiful corpse." I'm unsure of who sent it, if it was meant for me, or if it was a distasteful prank text from someone I knew - but it certainly sent chills down my spine.
- 63,200 VOTES
A Former Customer Began Harassing Them After A Transaction
From Redditor /u/EnderPlayz286:
I run a gift card business... I make the card, we plan on a meetup, I give them the card, I get paid, we go our separate ways.
I got a message from a guy wanting a card for a friend's birthday. All fine, I made the card, and we met up. I got my money, and we left. A week later, I got a text from him. Thinking it might be a thank you, or a review, as I often get those, I checked it, but it just said, "I like your shirt."
This got me a little suspicious, as I was wearing my favorite shirt that had a Transformers logo on it, so I just replied with a "Thanks," and moved on. Then I got a message almost immediately after I put it down, saying, "I like Transformers too."
I immediately got paranoid and moved away from where I was sitting. I then replied with a warning that I will call the police on him, and that I had his number, and that I still remembered what he looked like. He backed off after that.
My business is still running, but I'm much more careful now.