21 Unexplainable Stories That People Swear Actually Happened To Them

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Vote up the most unbelievable stories.

Some are crazy, some are scary, all of them seem to cause at least a tiny bit of speculation. Human memory's a funny thing, what can we say?

All answers courtesy of this splendid AskReddit.


  • 1
    3,703 VOTES

    "I Assumed He'd Got Up To Go To The Bathroom"

    From Redditor u/JenikaSwoosh:

    Not something I saw, something I felt and heard. I was struggling to sleep one night, lying in bed feeling wired and irritable when I felt pressure lift from the bed on my partner's side. I assumed he'd got up to go to the bathroom (I was facing the opposite way so I didn't see him do this). A few minutes go by and I hear him come back into the room and feel him get back in bed, nothing strange about that.

    Lying there still frustrated, the same thing happens again: a lift of pressure, some rustling sounds like a person trying to navigate a dark room, an absence of sound for a few moments, and then the sensation of weight on the bed again. Still not thinking much of it, because it wasn't an obvious cause for concern, I continue trying to fall asleep. Then it happens again. And again. And again.

    I wasn't too into the idea of asking him if he was okay as we had a ridiculous argument that night and I was pretty pissed off with him, so I just ignored it. But then...then it sounded like he had got up and was simply pacing around the room clumsily. I could hear things on the shelves being touched and slightly moved and hands gently brushing against walls, and then I felt the bed suddenly dip in a concentrated spot of the mattress as though he had stood on it. This carries on for I don't know how long: rustling, pressure on the bed and so on until I snap. I sit bolt upright, turn around and say, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?" to see my partner waking up from a very deep sleep and looking confused.

    I told him what had happened and he said he'd been asleep next to me the whole time, which was pretty obvious to see him in his very sleepy state, plus he would have had mere seconds to jump into bed without me noticing in the time it took me to sit up and turn around. I somehow fell asleep that night feeling confused and as though eyes were on me.

    And in a typical cheesy haunted house fashion, I get a call from my mum the next morning telling me my uncle had died the night before.

  • 2
    2,298 VOTES

    "It Scared Me So Bad I Just Slammed The Truck In Drive"

    From Redditor u/WhiteGravy747:

    I saw a dude standing next to my truck with an unnaturally wide smile. I was on highway 49 east, right outside Greenwood, MS. I heard hail hit my truck a few times so I pulled over expecting a tornado. I was grabbing my backpack, getting ready to bail out for the ditch. I turn back to the driver-side window to check my mirror and this guy was just standing there. Smiling. It scared me so bad I just slammed the truck in drive and got out of there.

  • 3
    2,267 VOTES

    "Unearthly Sound"

    From Redditor u/acrossthreeparallels:

    I have never mentioned this before to anyone.

    Scene: EPCOT in Orlando, on the brick walkway between a walk-thru part with stores and such on either side and the part leading up to The Land.

    Date: June 2008. I was with my pregnant wife. Huge storm rolls in, black clouds, about to pour, when there was this unearthly deafening sound and bright light exploded. I opened my eyes and I was standing 30 feet or more away back under the covered walkway, unharmed. My wife said I had been standing right beside her, then I wasn't. It was too far to have run in the brief second of the explosion (I assume a lightning strike). Swear this happened as well as I could tell it.

  • 4
    2,158 VOTES

    "The House Toppled Over On Top Of The Car"

    From Redditor u/ElZarigueya:

    I saw my uncle fall from the roof as he was escaping a house fire. He was able to get inside the car and take off but not before the house toppled over on top of the car. After a few minutes, he appeared out of the smoke, limping away. I distinctly remember running back to my house (right next door) to tell my mom about what had just happened.

    We go outside and nothing. No fire, no smashed car, no house falling over.

    I dunno wtf 5-year-old me was smoking but I had the hardest time processing what had just happened or not happened. My mom was so angry with me for coming up with such a awful lie about her little brother.

    'Til this day (27 years old now), I can't explain what, why, or how I saw what I saw but I very much remember that terrifying feeling I felt during and afterwards.

    Mom thinks I must've fallen asleep playing outside and woke up from a nightmare and panicked but whatever it was, it feel too real.

  • 5
    2,793 VOTES

    "My Mom Said It Was Probably Imaginary"

    From Redditor u/Bullydaddy:

    I stayed over a church friend’s house when I was 8ish. He said he had a little sister but my parents and I never saw her at church or anything. My mom said it was probably imaginary.

    At night I walked in the wrong room and saw a teenage girl in a crib, dressed like a baby.

    I told my mom, I told my friends, I told whomever I could but no one believed me.

  • 6
    1,909 VOTES

    "Playing Hide And Seek In The Dark"

    From Redditor u/PainfullyQuietAnger:

    When we were ten years old, all of my cousins and siblings were playing hide and seek in the dark in the middle of a park. When someone gets found, you join the seeker to look for people, but you can’t tell them where they are. I was the seeker and I had just found one of my cousins, so we were walking around and looking for the rest. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone that looked exactly like my brother run past us at inhuman speed. I turned to look at my cousin and he had admitted that he saw the same thing. We found my brother later in the round, but he was at the other side of the park. Nobody believes either of us but both of us still remember it.