23 People Share The Most Mysterious Encounters They've Ever Had

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A question on AskReddit prompted users to share the most unexplainable encounters they've had in their lives. The answers ranged from wholesome to horrifying, and we're here to show you 23 of the best. Vote up stories of the most mind-boggling encounters below.

All stories have been edited for clarity and length.

  • 1. 'Hey, Come Up Here And Sit With Me'

    From Redditor u/samissamforsam:

    During a heavy storm, I was walking through a bush on the bottom of this ravine on the property I grew up on, just being the sad little kid I was, when, amidst the commotion, I hear someone calling out. I look around and see this girl on a rock. She waves to me and, in a voice that sounded right next to me, said, “Hey, come up here and sit with me. It's dangerous down there.”

    I'm confused but also, like, 8 years old, and the girl is like 16, so she must be an adult. So, I climb up to the rock and sit beside her. She pats me on the head and says, "It only gets better from here. Just don't think about it so much."

    As I try to ask who she is and what she means, a side of the ravine I was in collapsed alongside a tree. The space where I was gets filled in with tree/dirt. I leap up, shouting in excitement and fear, and when I turn to the girl, she is gone. I ended up going home even sadder, but I've never forgotten how warm her hand was on my head, or how she sounded kinder [than] anyone I've ever met since.

    643 votes
  • 2. '...We Never Saw Her Again'

    From Redditor u/leeshouse90:

    My mom is a Type 1 diabetic [and] has been since she was 11 years of age. When my little brother and I were very young - I was about 7 and he was 5 - I came into my mom's room to find she was acting extremely strange. She looked almost drunk and wasn’t really responsive.

    I went to pick up her insulin needles to see if she would react to that, and she didn’t, so I panicked and phoned my Nan, who told me to put the phone down and dial 999. For some reason I was so frightened and confused … I didn’t. I sent my little brother outside to get help while I tried to get my mom to respond to me. My brother came back in, crying, saying he couldn’t find anyone.

    About five minutes later, this woman just walked into my mom's bedroom, called me [and my brother] by my name … [and] said she knew my mom and help [was] coming. She was calm, soft-spoken, and had a warm feeling about her. I didn’t recognize this woman and neither did my brother.

    Shortly after, the ambulance arrived and got my mom's sugar levels back up. And when I went to find the woman… she was gone. Like literally gone. When my mom came round, I explained to her about this mysterious woman and what she looked like. And my mom had absolutely no idea who she was.

    We never saw her again. If she didn’t help us, my mom would [have] died eventually. Still gives me shivers now.

    546 votes
  • 3. 'I Wasn't Scared Or Surprised'

    From Redditor u/Impressive_Waltz_652:

    My neighbor died soon after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We had studio apartments with a shared wall. We were pals, but he always complained that my television was too loud. No issues; I would turn the volume down whenever he asked.

    The day after he died, I flipped on my TV. The volume control on the TV screen popped up and it appeared like someone was pressing the button to lower the sound. I wasn't touching the remote. I tried two or three times to increase the volume, and again, the sound decreased by itself.

    This had never happened before or since then. I wasn't scared or surprised. It's like my neighbor was wishing me goodbye.

    796 votes
  • 4. 'It Stood Out Brightly Against The Snow'

    From Redditor u/regular6drunk7:

    My grandmother always loved roses and had them growing in her backyard. She died in December, and when we were gathered at her house for the funeral, my father happened to look out the back window and saw a bright red rose had blossomed. It stood out brightly against the snow. He brought it in and put it in a vase on the kitchen table.

    We all left for the funeral, and when we came back, the rose was on the living room floor. No one had been in the house while we were gone. My father is the most hard-headed person alive, but he was convinced it was his mother's way of telling him she was all right.

    487 votes
  • 5. 'It Never Happened Again'

    From Redditor u/LevyApproves:

    When I was a kid, like 4 years old, I woke up crying in the middle of the night. At the same time, my sister woke up, got up, and, without a word, started closing the windows. I calmed down, and we settled back to sleep.

    There was no talking about the reason until breakfast, when she started talking about a nightmare she had. Huge black dogs, climbing over the fence and under the gate and trying to get into our windows.

    I started filling in the details, and we ended up taking turns describing the exact same nightmare. It never happened again. My sister is 10 years older [than me].

    571 votes
  • 6. 'It Creeps Me Out To Just Talk About It'

    From Redditor u/Stock_Padawan:

    About 20 years ago, my grandmother told me about a haunted house she lived in. The deceased owner had left a cane and bowler hat at the front door. Every time she moved it to a closet or into storage, it would end up back by the front door.

    I checked out the house 40 years later or so since she lived there. It was a typical east-coast abandoned farmhouse, mostly falling apart. First thing I noticed when I went in was the cane and bowler cap to the left of the front door. I threw it into the basement, which had mostly collapsed.

    A few months later, I went back and noticed the hat and cane were back by the door. I have no idea how someone could have gotten past the collapsed walls and retrieved them. It creeps me out to just talk about it. I’ve seen some other weird things on the property, as well.

    479 votes