The world is full of parents with creepy kids. Children are unpredictable, which can often be precocious and cute and then at other times utterly terrifying. Between their wild imaginations and untamed emotions, children often pick up words and stories and repeat them. But there's nothing more bone chilling than a parent hearing their child say something that defies explanation. Some of the best scary stories aren't urban myths, but simply when real parents reveal the moment they figured out their kids were creepy.
Whether its erratic behavior, seeing things that aren't there, talking to themselves, remembering past lives, or discussing monsters lurking under the bed, it can sometimes be difficult to decipher a child from a possessed person. Try not to wonder if the joys of parenting are vastly overblown as you read these true chilling stories from Reddit users describing their creepy kids and the times they were super freaked out.
Sacrificial Stuffed Animal
From user JayStar1082:
"One day I was staying the night at a friend's house. She was a deeply religious woman and let her children (ages seven and ten at the time) watch BC-era Christian movies, many of which were very violent. At first I was concerned that it might have a negative effect on them, but she assured me they showed no real signs of danger.
One night I slept over and I woke up at around two in the morning, thinking I heard somebody break in. I heard shuffling feet and a lot of shushing. I tried to wake the mother up but she was completely knocked out. So I decided to grab the broom, the best and only weapon I could find, and started slowly walking toward the noise.
I entered the kitchen and see her two little sons standing there with Spider-Man masks on, holding a stuffed animal that has been impaled by a stick, over the fire. They must not have heard me walk in, and I overheard one of them talking about 'The final burning of the lamb.'
I left the kitchen and walked directly back into the bedroom, where I calmly made my way over to the mom, and shook her violently her until she woke up. I leaned into her ear and said,
'Jane, your sons are sacrificing a stuffed animal in your kitchen.'
It was definitely one of the strangest experiences of my life."
From user MightyG2:
"I was at a yard party and I walked up to my friend and his kid. This kid has a lizard and he's squeezing the sh** out of it. By the time I walk up, blood and guts are oozing out of the poor thing, it's dead. This kid is laughing, going on and on about all the 'cool stuff' coming out. He was revved up ... I mean he was into it. I looked at his dad and it's actually the first time I ever really connected with the phrase 'rictus grin.' The guy was looking at his kid with that frigging smile and total fear on his face. It was like something out of a movie. Creepy as it gets.
I'm pretty sure I'll see this kid on the news sometime in the next few years as a serial killer."
Murdered In His Past Life
From Anonymous Reddit user:
"I have seven year old boy and girl twins. Ever since my son turned one, he would always smash any dolls we gave him head first into the ground. When he turned three and could walk, he would follow you around and stare at you behind your back, like a little evil demon. He is so sneaky too, I wouldn't have known about this hobby if it wasn't for the cameras in the house. He pretends to be happy and smiling when you look at him, but when your back turns, he gets a blank stare.
When he could finally communicate well, he told my wife and I that he was smashing dolls to let us know how he died in his past life. He claims he was born on February 11, 1808, and was murdered when he was 15. The man who murdered him was a friend of his previous parents and had bashed his head into the ground and was never caught. He has nightmares where he wakes up screaming and claims to be seeing himself killed every night. He also claims that he chose us to be his parents. He said that he watched and waited for the right time to pick out who he wanted his parents to be."
I Want Meat With Blood
From user MelsWhitePubes:
"I’m not sure which was the first clue - my daughter is a very high-functioning kid with ASD. She also has an empathy disorder (very low empathy for human beings) and doesn't feel pain like other people do.
One good memory is when she was four or so, and looking at a globe. Suddenly she said 'There are too many houses with too many people in them. One day they are all going to burn. It's very sad.'
Or, her first full sentence when she was almost two - 'I want meat with blood on there.'
Recently I was creeped out by her describing the sensation of being bitten by one of her mice - she talked about how she could feel it push its teeth all the way into her finger, then the mouse started to pull the teeth back, but then pushed them back even deeper. She giggled like it was the cutest thing in the world, while blood was running out of her finger.
When she thought one of her mice ate its own babies, she said: 'Well, it's a mother's choice.' However, she did think it was wrong when we found out it was another mouse eating the babies, though."