true stories People Reveal Things They Swear They Saw But Have No Proof Of  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the craziest things that people claim to have seen, but have no proof of.

Have you ever been out driving with your friends, and suddenly you see something unexplainable on the road that no one else saw? Everyone has a story where something crazy happened, 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 proof 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 stories people can't back up are the perfect thing to read to get you through your day, or even 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 true, but people swear really happened. 

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Ghost Dad


Redditor hotdogwehaveaweiner:

"When I was five, 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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An Animal Who Screamed Like A Human


Redditor 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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Carnival Doppelganger


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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Something In The Water


Redditor fknpee

"When I was in the US Navy in the mid-2000s, I was in the Western Pacific doing a tour on the USS Kitty Hawk. I was on night shift at the time and it was about 2am and there was a storm way off on the horizon, lighting up the skyline something fierce to the portside. I swear to this day that I saw something that had to be about the size of a large skyscraper breaking the water, silhouetted against the horizon.

I've heard stories from people who have seen similar things. Only people who have seen similar things have ever come close to believing me. I don't blame anyone for not believing me. It's haunted me for over a decade. And I'll probably never know what it was. I just know there's creepy fucking sh*t out there."

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