Graveyard Shift 24 Parents Describe The Creepiest Things Kids Have Said About Sleeping  

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener
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Parents never miss a chance to tell tales of their pride-and-joys, and this includes creepy stories of their kids talking in their sleep. Even the most loving of parents realize that kids don't always say the cutest things - sometimes children say scary things straight out of The Omen. Reddit is full of creepy stories of kids talking in their sleep, acknowledging people who aren't there, and even threatening their parents' lives - in the most disturbing tones of voice, of course.

Ironically, when parents describe the things kids said in their sleep, those stories will stick with parents forever while their child probably forgets it by the time they wake up for Saturday morning cartoons. Or they stored it in the back of their developing minds, reveling in the revelation that even kids can scare adults.

"Consequences" Comes In Through The Window


From Two_kids_two_pugs:

"I have a three-year-old daughter. She tells me that a red man comes into her room at night through her window. His name is "Consequences" and he's mean to her. She said he hurts her and stares at her while she is in her bed. She says that he comes in a space ship with other red men. I have no idea where she would get the material for this story, and she really, really believes it. I've locked her window for her and pulled the blinds, all in an attempt to convince her that no one is getting in through her window. Sometimes, in the morning, she'll say 'It didn't work, Momma, Consequences got in last night again.' I hope its a phase and it will pass..."

The Tall Men Are Walking


From aeboco:

"Not a parent, but...

As a young child (age three-to-five), I would sleepwalk into my parents' room and quietly stand by their bed. My dad would wake up, find me and try to put me back to bed. I would tell him I couldn't go back to bed, because 'the tall men are walking.' This stopped immediately after moving from that particular house. (The tall men comments stopped, the sleepwalking continued and still happens).

Then, when I was around 15, we were at church one day and I overheard one of the younger kids (about three) ask his parents, as they walked away, 'Who are those men?'

'What men, honey?'

'The tall men with Aeboco.'

Didn't sleep well for a couple of nights after that."

It Was Dark And Wet Inside


From thumbwrestleme:

"Pretty sure I've posted this before, but here goes...

When my daughter was about three-years-old she had a sound machine in her room to help her sleep. We typically had it on the babbling brook, or nighttime crickets sounds. One night I was putting her to bed and turned on the sound machine; she had been playing with it earlier and the sound was left on the sound of a beating heart. After a few minutes of laying there with her in the dark, she looked at me and said 'I didn't like being in mommy's tummy, it was dark and wet and I don't want to go back in there, okay?.'"

That's When The Black Circles Come


From handshape:

"'When you turn off the lights, that's when the black circles come,' he said. 'They come down like this (*holds his hands in the air above his bed), and they stay for a second, then zoop! they go inside! (*slapping the hands to his chest).'

Then, barely holding back tears, 'I hate it.'"