Reddit users share tons of personal horror stories, and some of the best ones detail the creepy kids they met throughout both their young and adult lives. A child's youth and innocent appearance makes it so easy to underestimate them and dismiss their freaky ramblings, but the fact remains every serial killer once was a child.
From tormenting pets and threatening siblings to setting booby-traps with murderous intentions to giving babysitters the heebee-jeebees this list is a collection of tales about the chilling things some creepy kids have said and done. For these youngsters, "child's play" takes on a whole new meaning.
The 10-Year-Old Stalker
“Not my kid, but my nephew. He's 10-years-old and is being taken out of school for homeschooling. He's had major trouble learning and fitting into the classroom in general. The 'weird kid' aspect is this 'crush' that he has on a girl in his class. I hesitate to say crush, because it's full on creepy 10-year-old stalking.
His parents have had probably 30 talks with him about moving on and that this girl does not and will not ever see him as anything positive, and that he needs to get over it. He has seen two different counselors who recommend he be taken out of any situation in which he might be around her, because he's completely obsessed with her.
This causes him to have a panic attack, because it's 'part of his identity.' His exact words were 'If I'm not the boy who likes ____ then I don't even know who I am. That's me, I'm the boy who likes ____.' He isn't allowed to have any type of electronics that can take pictures, because he took his iPod to school and took a bunch of pictures of this girl. His parents are worried about where this will go, so to try and combat it, they have pulled him out of school and he's in serious counseling. He's a sweet kid, but holy f*ck does he have some major fundamental problems.”
The Boobytrap Killer
"I babysat the neighbors' kids. When the parents went out the little boy, around six, told me 'I'm going to kill mummy' and took me to the top of the stairs where he'd tied string across the banisters at ankle level.”
He'd Be A Serial Killer If It Weren't For Mario Kart
“He's not my kid, but my godson is extremely creepy. He likes to stand in his little sister's doorway while she naps and watches her sleep. I ask him why and he says, 'it's the closest I can get to seeing her dead.' He also likes to shove her fist in his mouth as far as it can go because he wants to 'know what suffocating is like, just in case.' I'm pretty sure he'd be a serial killer if it wasn't for Mario Kart. He is eight, She is five.
He hasn't done as many creepy things lately. It was mostly right after she was born, he had a hard time adjusting. He still says the odd weird thing here and there but nothing as bad as what I mentioned above. His offhand comments are much more innocent, such as 'I'm going to sell you on Kijiji' and 'I'm going to sell you for a quarter and ask for change' to his sister.”
The Girl Who Befriended Satan
“Not my kid but my niece. A few months ago I read a similar Reddit thread and later that night, just for fun, I asked my brother and his wife if their kids ever did any creepy. They both immediately looked at each other and seemed surprised that I had asked. Apparently the last few couple of weeks they would hear my niece talking to herself in her bedroom. They assumed it was just playful imagination so they didn’t give it much thought. One day however my brother asked her who she kept talking to, she said it was her new best friend, Satan, who visits her at her window every day.
Her window is close to the ground so they were seriously concerned that there was someone actually going up to her window and kept a closer eye on her for the next few days. Every single time they would hear her talking he would go outside to her windows but never found anyone. They began asking her more about his new friend and apart from his name being Satan, she mentioned that he follows her everywhere she goes and that he promised her he will bring her a cake one day.
At a late cookout at my parents' a week before they mentioned that she took her mom outside to the backyard and pointed at the pitch-black backyard and told her that her friend Satan was there and she wanted to meet her also. That made chills run down my spine since I was at that cookout also. After that they made her promise she wouldn't talk to Satan anymore. Haven't checked with my brother how that worked out though.”
Anger Management Issues
"My cousin is creepy. He smashed his pet hamster to death around age five with a toy firetruck."
The Six-Year-Old Evil Mastermind
From a deleted user:
"My son has said that when he kills someone he'll put their body on the train tracks so no one will know they were murdered. And then he said if anyone saw him he'd have to put their body on the train tracks too. He was six.
I embrace his dark side. It'll help out a lot in the future zombie invasion."