True Stories People Reveal Things They Swear They Saw But Can't Prove  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the craziest stories you don't believe really happened.

Have you ever been driving with your friends, and you suddenly see something unexplainable on the road that no one else saw? Everyone has a story about something crazy happening, that they know happened, even though they have zero proof. Over on Reddit, there’s a thread where people reveal things they think they saw. Even though there’s no evidence of their claims, the creepy true stories are still riveting. Some of these Reddit tales that don't have proof are incredibly spooky, but there are a few that are fun, and some that are just straight up weird.

If you like entertaining and weird Reddit stories, then these tales are the perfect thing to read to get you through your day, or maybe to make you feel better about that thing you saw that one time that no one believes you about. You know the one. Keep reading and vote up the wildest "true" stories that can't be proven.

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Ghost Dad

From a Former Redditor

When I was 5, I woke up from my sleep and saw a man sitting on the stairs watching me. I wasn't scared though. There was something tranquil about it. I just watched him and he watched me for what seemed like 10 minutes. Then, all of a sudden, he was gone. A few days later, I found out my dad was killed in Europe. I live in Canada and my parents were separated. There's pictures of me with him when I was just born, but he left shortly after that.

To this day, that is the only memory that I have of my dad. A ghost watching over me. I don't believe in ghosts, but I know what I saw. I've never told anyone before except my mom.

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Carnival Doppelganger

From Redditor no_egrets

Once as a kid, my parents took me to a carnival. I was four years old, and at the time an only child. I got in line for one of those rides where you sit inside a plastic dragon and spin the wheel to rotate yourself faster. Climbing into what I assumed was an empty dragon, I was startled to see another girl already waiting for the ride to start. She looked exactly like me. We spun the wheel and stared at each other in silence, without blinking, for the entire duration of the ride.

When it ended, we got mixed up in the shuffle and my parents started to walk away with this other little girl. I yelled for them to wait, and they turned back and saw me 20 feet behind them. They both went ghost white, and when I caught up, my doppelgänger was gone. To this day, we never ever speak of that trip to the carnival.

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An Animal That Screamed Like A Human

From Redditor /u/texasshorthorn

When I was about 10 or 11 we were having a get together at Gma's house for the holidays. All of us cousins played all day, and when night fell we played hide and seek. While the adults smoked and drank up by the house, we stayed on the back of the property just having a good time. I was hiding in between a bush and the property fence when I heard the strangest sound. It was almost a scream, both happy and miserable at the same time. I jumped up and kinda shouted. All my cousins heard it, and we all saw it, too. It was an animal on two legs, and it ran off with really jerky motions.

Being the oldest by about three years, I calmed down the crying little ones and explained as best I could that it was just someone trying to scare us. I've had nightmares about that sound; in my mind it seems a grotesque mimicry of our joyous screams and laughter as we played. None of my cousins today will admit to even remembering the incident, although the adults remembered the commotion it caused.

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The Wallet In The Bathroom Sink

From Redditor /u/mgncapri

Not my story, but my brother's. He lost his wallet and was retracing his steps looking for it. A homeless man approached him at a coffee shop and said to him.

"Don't worry. It's in the bathroom sink. Your wallet is in your bathroom sink."

Later that night he did indeed find his wallet at home in the bathroom sink.

A few days later, he saw the same homeless man and thanked him for his help. The guy became really irritated and told my brother he had never seen him before.

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