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The Creepiest Things Ever Overheard by Random People on the Internet

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Vote up the creepiest things these people heard strangers say.

We've all been in some dingy bar or in line at a fast food restaurant and heard someone say something that was really creepy. Whether it was an out of context statement about a blood transfusion or something a little more invasive, when you hear these things your mind begins to wander and think up all new terrible situations to surround that statement. Some of the fine folks on the Internet have shared some of the disturbing things overheard while going about their daily life, and they gave us the creeps. If you think you can handle the terror of real life, continue reading this collection of questionable things overheard in public.

It's surprising what one can hear in public when they close their mouths and open their ears. It turns out that most people not only have a problem with volume control, but they also over-share an extreme amount. A lot of the stories on this collection of creepy things overheard in public have an overtly sexual vibe, which already makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Aside from the overheard snippets of such conversations, the amount of violent fantasies that people share in public is mind-boggling. After reading these weird things that people overheard in public, you're definitely going to second guess everything you say out loud.

Vote up the creepiest things overheard by people on the Internet. And if you've overheard something weird, then tell us about it in the comments. 


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  • 1
    23,144 VOTES

    'She Just Turned 13'

    From Redditor /u/SPDSKTR:

    About two years ago, I had traveled out of town to go visit a job site my company was contracted for and wanted to enjoy a nice treat: Steak 'N Shake. [...] I had just ordered my food and I suddenly begin overhearing the conversation taking place behind me. The voices sounded older… late 50s, maybe early 60s.

    Man 1: Oh! I forgot to tell you I talked to Jenny [not exact name] the other day!

    Man 2: Sweet! How's she doing? How's her daughter?

    Man 1: She's great, man. Her daughter is as beautiful as ever.

    Man 2: Good deal. I remember her daughter used to be SMOKING hot. I wish I could [censored, for the sake of my sanity] before the school boys get to it!

    Man 1: Oh, you and me both!

    Man 2: How old is she now?

    Man 1: She just turned 13.

    23,144 votes
  • 2
    22,270 VOTES

    Dangerous Roommates

    Previously from AK-Grosskopf on Quora:

    I was sitting in my room quietly working on homework (I was in college at the time) and overheard two men (one of whom lived in the room next to me) calmly discussing the best way to [sexually overpower] me. It was 10am and they were already drinking beer. They were discussing tactics like drugging my food or drink, or physically overpowering me on my way to the bathroom, either very early or late when no one would be awake to hear me scream.

    They then started discussing the vile things they wanted to do, mostly involving [harming] me in vicious and inventive ways.

    22,270 votes
  • 3
    17,854 VOTES

    Seriously, Call the Police

    Previously from Alix Weich Dahlen on Quora:

    A guy I was standing near in the bar: "You know, the simple fact of the matter is, I could easily drug and [sexually overpower] any of these chicks. Most of them I wouldn't even have to drug, because I'm obviously stronger."

    His friend: "That's one hundred percent fact. Hell, I'd help if she turned out the be a fighter. You know that."

    I could pretend they were having a hypothetical discussion about women's safety issues, if it wasn't for that second guy's reply.

    17,854 votes
  • 4
    16,203 VOTES

    The Mind Eraser

    From Martyn V. Halm on Quora:

    When I was a bartender, I could overhear quite a few conversations. The most unnerving came when I saw a man hand another man a small brown container with a white cap. I only overheard snippets:

    "… won't remember anything."

    "Even from what happened before. Total eraser."

    "… do it again and again."

    "…. get blackouts. You don't know what kind of damage that does."

    "… pass out? I'm not a necrophiliac."

    "No, they participate all right…"

    16,203 votes
  • 5
    16,841 VOTES

    Father Knows Best

    From Tillman Huett-Lassman on Quora:

    A father is talking about his two daughters age 6 and 9.

    Him: Yeah she has a body like a boy now but once she gets older, I'm sure she'll have a sexy body.

    Everyone in the room: err

    Him: Just like her mom, you know. I know if I was a boy their age that I would be trying to be really close friends with them.

    16,841 votes
  • 6
    13,998 VOTES

    If You See Something, Say Something

    From Redditor /u/howisthisnottaken:

    At Starbucks in a pretty affluent area. Two soccer moms are having a conversation about mom #1's 12-year-old son [inappropriately touching] his sister who sounded close in age. It was graphic and detailed about what he did and what they were doing to stop it. They were talking in normal tones and not even being remotely secretive about this. 

    No, I didn't call the cops. No one is going to believe a poor kid over rich soccer moms anyway.

    13,998 votes