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People Share The Creepiest Things That Nobody Believes They've Seen

Paddy Clarke 8 Nov 2019

There's nothing worse than seeing something that completely defies belief, and no one believing you that it happened. It is a uniquely frustrating experience, and can sometimes leave you feeling like you're losing your mind.

Well, one person wanted to find out some of the most unbelievable things that people have seen which no one believes them about — specifically, the creepier things that people have seen. They did this by taking to AskReddit, and asking, "What's the creepiest/scariest thing you've seen but no one believes you?"

So, please find enclosed, some of the most unsettling, hair-raising, and creepy stories that people had to offer. Prepare to be keeping the hall light on tonight!

1. "Mayday Mayday Mayday"

Instagram | elektromontaj3434

"Didn't see it but heard it. My friends and I got a cheap set of walkie-talkies from Walmart and were playing around with them in the middle of the day. There's a bit of silence as we're trying to figure out the volume and out of nowhere there's a male voice saying 'mayday mayday mayday' that comes through all of our walkie talkies and it definitely sounds like it from one of those aircraft headsets. We try to answer back but there's no response." — delalilama

Apparently they called a nonemergency number, but the person said that they had no reports of aircraft in distress.

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2. Disappearing Batteries

Instagram | battery_inc

"Had my laptop in my bed just before going to sleep (not plugged in, on battery). Made an offhand comment on some website about how I wasn't scared of ghosts and didn’t believe in them. Then I turned it off and went to sleep with the laptop beside me in my bed.

Next morning when I try to power it on, nothing happens. But the laptop feels unusually light. That's when I realized the battery had been physically removed and placed in the kitchen. I was alone in my apartment and do not have a history of sleepwalking at all." —NEETscape_Navigator

Yeah, those ghosts sure showed you, buddy! That mild inconvenience will teach you to talk smack about the supernatural on the internet!

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3. The Door At The Back Of The Closet

Instagram | skutatoi

"When I was 7 or 8, I would have a reoccurring nightmare that one of my dolls came to life, played with me, and then would try to pull me into my closet with her. I'd follow her into the closet at first, but then she'd show me this little door at the back of the closet, and my heart would start to race [...] sometimes I'd wake up standing next to my closet.

"[My Mother told] me the creepy part of that dream wasn't the doll; it was the fact that there used to be a little door at the back of the closet, but when I was one year old, they remodeled the house and put a wall where the door used to be. There's no way I could have remembered that door" — plutoaintnodwarf

Tonights nightmares are brought to you by this person's childhood!

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4. The Boy Who Lived Down The Road

Instagram | vlogjordi22

"Growing up, I had a friend named Adam. He was never able to come out dyeing the day, only right before all of us kids had to go home for the evening. Adam lived a few houses over, in a house with an overgrown yard. I met his parents once. They were very strange, didn't smile, and obviously didn't want me there.

Eventually, Adam stopped showing up altogether. And I eventually moved on, though I do remember going to his house a couple times to see if he could come play, and his dad just gave me this look before closing the door in my face. Later in life, I asked my sister if she remembered him. She doesn't, and according to my parents - that house was empty the entire time we lived there." — Rosewhisper

It is possible that the family had been squatting in there; although, it is still very unsettling regardless.

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5. Being Watched In The Bathroom

Instagram | toiletsoftexas

"I was in a pub eating Hunter's Chicken with my mom and had to go to the bathroom. I look up and someone had taken a panel out to watch. He panicked after seeing me and the ceiling ripped open like it was made of wet paper. He landed on a sink and knocked out most of his teeth. All of that happened in barely half a minute and I don't like going to the bathroom in strange places." — Kosa_Twilight

The idea that people are watching you is a common fear; however, the idea that someone would be watching you in the bathroom, is particularly unsettling.

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6. Cat Omen

Instagram | 905garden

"I was at this scene of a suicide(work-related). Guy shot himself with a shotgun, right under the chin. When I walked in, a black cat was sitting in his blood and staring at me. Really weird." — Dude_wheres_micah

As it turned out, it was the person who had killed themselves' cat according to the person who wrote this.

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7. Numbers On The Radio

Instagram | navihua

"Just after high school, maybe six months or so after 9-11, I was a van driver who drove the meals for meals on wheels to the place where they get packaged up and taken for home delivery.

"Anyway the delivery van only had AM/FM radio and I was listening to 92.5 FM, when all of a sudden the station cuts out and a transmission that I can only describe as [...] seemingly random numbers followed by a long period of the same phrase repeated over and over again. The phrase was 'they took the crosstown bus', over and over again. None of the other drivers heard it but man was it creepy to hear." — bobswowaccount

According to another user, this was actually heard on many stations in the Northeast U.S. as it was a malfunction of the amber alert system.

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8. Floating Heads

Instagram | ramin.zaminpeyma

"In the same room of my old house, I have seen a convulsed face floating outside my window, my brother has also seen it too. I saw the same face over a number of periods and it would do stuff like smile and float closer and further from the glass.

Our youngest brother a few years later complained that he didn't want to play with the boy in his room anymore as he was getting too much blood on his toys. It was the same room." — Intergalactic_Toast

Yep, just go right ahead and burn the whole house down and start again. Too much blood on your toys is a phrase that no one should ever have to hear, regardless of how real it is.

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9. A Shadowy Figure

Instagram | itzme_evan

"I was probably between 5-8. I was in my babysitter bed at the time in her trailer park. It was 3:00 am I had woken up because I had to pee. When I woke up I looked down the hallway to see my babysitter leaning against the wall like one of the stereotypical cool guys do in movies. And I made eye contact and I felt my body go cold because she was still sound asleep next to me in bed. I went under the blankets trying to hide and when I looked back she was gone. I didn’t want to sound crazy so I've never told anyone." — joejimhoe

Sleep-related hallucinations when you are just waking up or falling asleep are not uncommon and can be terrifying if you've ever experienced one.

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10. A Woman Begging For Help

Unsplash | Priscilla Du Preez

"I was walking to class from the dining hall on my campus when I saw a lady yelling for help and banging on a window of a nearby building. Lots of people were walking past but I was the only one who seemed to acknowledge it. I went to the window to help and she told me she was locked in a room in the building and that she needed me to come in and open the door.

"I leave for maybe a maximum of fifteen seconds and when I return with campus security she is gone. We can't see her at the window and campus security goes inside to double-check and sure enough, there is no trace of her." — angstytheaterkid

The person went on to say that they think the person may have broken in, as there was a high crime rate in the area, which would explain why she didn't want security to find her. Well, it's more plausible than ghosts!

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11. Flying Objects

Instagram | minisonigeria

"Not sure if this counts because I have at least two people that do believe me. After coming home from work one day I was walking through my kitchen towards the living room when a frying pan just flew across the room and hit me square between the shoulders. My roommate and a friend of both saw it happen [...]

Wasn't the only time we saw weird sh*t in that house. I saw a shadow person in the same spot almost every day. Heard extremely heavy footsteps stomping across our roof with no explanation. My roommate says he saw a full laundry basket just flip itself upside down while it was flat on the ground. He also claims to have seen an 'ugly little green goblin looking demon' in our living room one night."

People were quick to suggest that they might have been suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning; however, they apparently had several new detectors fitted which didn't register the gas.

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12. Random Stabbing

Instagram | onephotoev3ryday

"This was 4 years ago. As I was walking on the sidewalk on a busy afternoon, I saw a suspicious boy/man about 18 yo. He was 10 meters away and walking what it looked like towards me [...] As we approached one another, half a meter away from each other he takes out a knife and tries to stab me in my left side. He wasn't really fast, so I easily dodged it and immediately turn to see who is he, or if he is trying to stab me again. To my surprise, he continues walking and after a couple of meters he stops turns around smiles and gives me thumbs up, then he continues walking" — -stefo

A lot of people suggested that this person may have been on drugs, or perhaps drunk.

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13. The Mysterious White Van

Instagram | mrslowdangles

"When I was 9 I was home alone at like 10 PM and this white van just pulls up on my driveway. the van had tinted windows as well as being in the dark so I couldn't see the driver. I was shitting myself because I thought a pedo was gonna come and kidnap. It just sat there for like 20 minutes and drove off.

To this day no one believes me..."

This is perhaps the most unsettling one, in the sense that it seems far more real and has a much more potentially sinister undercurrent.

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14. Giant Fireballs In The Sky

Instagram | jsl1323

"Once saw a giant fireball in the sky. It was enormous, bigger than anything I've ever seen and kept going north across the hills in the horizon. Turned around to talk to my neighbor who also saw it. We had no idea what we were looking at but suddenly it was gone. [...]

We all should have been dead. Don't know what the hellfire this was but I know what I saw. Around summer 2001" — Metki

Goodness gracious, great fireballs in the sky, what a thrill!

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15. The Beast!

Instagram | goblacklondon

"I saw a panther sized black cat darting out of a water retention/artificial forest near a school in the desert. Logically, it shouldn't be able to survive there but holy shit I saw it. Animal control wouldn't let that exist, there isn't really food enough for it, and the summers get dangerously hot if you've got black fur. Must have been 4-5 feet long. It doesn't make sense, but I 100% saw it, and so did the friend I was with." — intentionally_vague

Yep, the username checks out. A lot of people hypothesized that it may have been a form of cougar, but I guess we'll never know.

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16. Sounds From The Attic

Instagram | tfoxphoto

"Footsteps and banging in my attic. For about 2 months, almost every night I would hear from my attic (the steps are only like 5 feet from my room) small taps or footsteps. Then it gradually got louder to the point it sounded like an audible foot was pressing on the wood. I told my dad and he told me it wad probably an animal that got up there or something. Thing is, my sister heard it too as her bedroom was in the same hallway as mine. My dad might've been right as it was completely gone after 2-3 months and right now at 2 AM, I don't hear it." — Better_Green_Man

Sounds coming from the attic is a common trope of horror films, and that's because attics are damn terrifying places! Also, just a heads up, don't turn around right now.

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17. Lurking In Trees

Instagram | talesofalexandra

"I grew up on a 2 acre home with plenty of trees and room for an 8 yr old to run around. Our house also was heated in winter by a wood fireplace, so we would periodically cut down one of our own trees to save money. Well for about 2 years, there was a stump less than a foot tall near the house, and at least once a day, without fail, I would see someone standing on the stump. Usually, it was out of the corner of my eye, but once or twice I looked directly at him.

I always looked away quickly, cuz it startled me and he was gone, but my sister says she experienced the same thing. Nothing ever came of it though" — that-one-user55555

Everyone has those moments where they think they see something out of the corner of their eye, something lurking, watching them and waiting to come and say hello. Did you turn around? If not, good; but, I still wouldn't if I were you.

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18. "Left My Friend's House At 10 In The Evening And Lost 7 Hours Of My Life"

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"It was a short walk (MAYBE 15 minutes door-to-door) so I never drove. Anyway, it was a nice night... uneventful trip. But when I got home, my roommate was coming out the front door, coffee in hand, and dressed for work. He gave me a funny look and said he thought I was asleep since my truck was in the driveway. I told him where I'd been and asked why he was going in to work at night.

That's when he kind of laughed and asked if I was drunk. We stared at each other for a minute and then he told me it was just after 5 IN THE MORNING [...] I paced circles in the living room for a bit then called the friend whose house I'd just left. He groggily answered and confirmed I'd left at ten the previous evening.

I have no idea what happened during those 7 hours of my life and it gives me chills to think about it all these years later." — DoitAnyway54321

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19. Flashing Lights

Instagram | giovanni_romeo_fotografia

"When I was about 8 or 9, me and my brother were laying in bed ready to go to sleep. then all of a sudden our room is illuminated with a bunch of flashing lights [...] the lights go on for a good minute and afterward, we immediately look out the window to see what it was and we see nothing. no car, no random person playing a prank on us, nothing. so we run to our mom and tell her what happened and she doesn't believe us and just tells us to go to bed and stop making stuff up. " — kangjae84

Now, I'm not saying it's the aliens, but, it was probably the aliens, they love bright flashing localized lights and all that jazz.

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20. Sapphire

Instagram | michaelalee_b

"Back when I was a freshman in college I went out with a friend of mine. He ended up dancing with some girl, so I went and grabbed a seat at the bar. Girl came up to me and bought me a drink because she 'liked my style' and introduced herself as Sapphire [...] we ended up chatting more and one thing led to another and she invited me to her apartment. We go there and start hooking up and she asks if I've ever tried acid and if I wanted to do some. I said sure.

"After it kicks in we go for a walk, we were talking about the constellations and space for a while, but then I noticed she got quiet. I had my eyes glued to the sky for the entire walk, so I look over... And she's gone. Get back to her apartment, knock on the door, and some guy answers [...] I ask if he knew Sapphire and described her. He said he had no clue who I was talking about". — tesaract

No one from the evening remembered seeing this girl, and when the person who wrote this tried the number she gave him, the number was disconnected.

Sweet dreams tonight internet users! And remember, still don't turn around...

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