Graveyard Shift

24 Parents Describe The Creepiest Things Kids Have Said About Sleeping 

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener
Updated August 21, 2019 1M views 24 items

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.

Who Exactly Is BoBo?

From theeclairex:

"My two-year-old daughter started talking to a 'BoBo' at night. At random points in the middle of the night, my husband and I hear her jibber-jabbering away, always to BoBo. She was born very prematurely, and has had speech therapy and physical therapy for over a year. For the most part, she's basically non verbal. She can say a few things like 'mama', 'dada', 'oh no' and 'wow!' So it's a little strange that BoBo has been added to the list.

Imagine - laying in bed, and hearing 'AHAHAHAHAHA - oh ho ho - BOBO!' for like, 30 minutes at 4 AM.

Some may not find it creepy but... it's a little odd, to say the least."

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?.'"

There's A Man In The House

From effieokay:

"My child had woken up early, so she was watching cartoons next to me in my bed while I tried to wake up.

I'd heard a funny sound downstairs earlier that I mentally blamed on the dogs.

Then kiddo leans over to me and remarks 'Oh, there's a man in the house.'

AWAKE AWAKE AWAKE

Never found anything, never got any further details from her either."