Whether or not you believe in ghosts or the supernatural, most people have had experiences that have creeped them out just a little bit. But then there are the stories that are so unreal and next-level creepy, so bizarre and frightening, that they are ones other people simply can’t believe. Maybe you haven’t even tried to tell anyone else about this encounter because you know it’s going to sound so ridiculous and you don’t want people to think you’re crazy or making it up. Perhaps you have tried to share the story with other people, only to learn they insist it was your imagination.
Either way, you’re not alone. Here are some of the creepiest and scariest things people said they once saw that no one believes them about.
35. Stereo Static
When I was a teenager I used to keep the remote to my stereo on the lip of my bedframe. One night around midnight I woke up to my stereo playing static at me. Only it was getting louder. I could see the volume number moving higher and higher. So it’s pitch black and this static is getting louder and louder and the remote wasn’t in its usual place for some reason. I had no choice but to jump out of bed to turn it off. I turned on the light while freaking out, and found it. Under my bed. Like, deep under my bed at that middle point that’s super hard to reach.
Did not like.
34. Impossible Memory
My creepy experience was asking my mom about the dune buggies we were all riding in the sand dunes when I was little. She asked me how I knew about them as she was still pregnant with me (so I was VERY little). I described the orange rails, that it was very hot and sunny, and bouncing around in the vehicle. She had no explanation and it was in the 70s, she took no pics/camera that day and there was no way I remember it.
33. Man With The Crowbar
Was walking into the kitchen late at night when I was 11 years old and I saw a man at the kitchen door to the back porch with a crowbar. He looked up and saw me holding my glass of water. He just smiled, waved, and walked away. This all happened at 2 am and my parents still don’t believe it happened and it was just a coincidence our garage was broken into a couple months later.
32. The Nauseating Kidnapping
I was maybe 4 or 5. We lived in a somewhat questionable neighborhood at the time. And looking out the window one night I swear I saw a neighbor from an apt nearby with her son. He was on one of those plastic trikes. I believe she ran inside to grab a jacket. In the 3 minutes she was gone, a vehicle pulled up and snatched the kid & took off. His mom came back and was looking for him. I tried to tell the adults in my apt but no one believed me or the other kids with us. Still the scariest thing that haunts me to this day.
31. Robbed In Middle Of Night
I was a missionary in South Africa. One of the creepiest things that happened to me, was on New Year’s Eve. During that night, I woke up feeling really thirsty. I walked toward the refrigerator in the kitchen, and as I was drinking water, I turned around and the front door was wide open. I could see the stars in the black sky and hear the faint sound of crickets in the distance. Not thinking anything of it, I closed it and went back to bed. In the morning, my missionary companion woke up first and noticed the door was wide open. It was then that we realized we had been robbed throughout the night, and I still remember my heart dropping as I realized the perpetrators were most likely in the dark house while I was in the kitchen in the middle of the night. Still gives me goosebumps thinking about it.
30. The Creepy Crosswalk
Driving alone, middle of the night was driving slow as trying to find an address. Looked in front of me to see 3 sets of 2 leaves walking like feet, in unison over a crosswalk. Drove straight through them and felt an uneasy shiver.
Never sat right with me. Years later I did some research into the area for my job and found out a car had mowed down three kids at that crosswalk.
29. Small Talk With A Ghost
When I was like 10 I talked to someone all the time through the like 6-inch tall slit window to our basement. He would always tell me not to go in the basement when I’d ask to see him cause he wouldn’t be there anyway. Talked to him for a year, year and a half. Told me not to tell my mom cause he didn’t want to scare her. A few years later I was telling my mom about the guy in the basement (I quit talking to him by then) and she told me she could believe me because when I was a baby she would always see my door to my room open like someone was peaking in to see if I was alright and then shutting it quietly. Told me that she figured it was the guy who owned the house before us because that used to.be his grandkids room. It was one of those small towns where our grandparents knew each other
28. Locked Out
I was out partying with my friends and came home pretty late. I didn’t want my parents asking questions so I snuck in through the garage. The door was locked but I had a key. I turned the key to unlock it but then I heard an abrupt snap and the door locked again. I repeated this three times. Each time I unlocked the door, the door re-locked. Exasperated, I cried out, “Mom, it’s me!”
Then I heard the door unlock. I opened the door and no one was there.
27. Shower and Shoes
I know this will probably be lost in the comments, but I might as well say it.
I was home alone and decided to take a shower. Call me weird, but I like to shower with the lights off. I think it’s more relaxing. As I was walking towards the shower, I distinctly remember tripping over my shoes. I got into the shower, did my thing, and walked out, making sure to not trip over the shoes again. Thing is, they weren’t there. I walked out into the hallway and they were nicely set up along my wall.
I 100% did not put them there, and no one was home at the time. I locked myself in my room until my family came home and I still haven’t said anything
26. The Dead Body Tool
I was working in Lagos, Nigeria, sitting in a bar on one of the lagoons near Lekki when a body washed up naked except for underwear. I called the waitress over a bit frantically and pointed at the body. She pulled a face and went back into the bar where I was expecting that she would call the police but no! She returned with a long stick with a nail on the end, stabbed into his bum and pushed him out like they must have done in the past as they had made a tool for it!!
25. Frightened By Fiance
Woke up in the middle of the night to the face of my fiance bend over me and staring me dead in the eyes for probably 20 seconds. She then turned around like a robot and continued sleeping while I was still laying there in shock. When I asked her about it the next morning and told her that she freaked me out she said that she didn’t even remember waking up
24. Great Grandpa’s Visit
I was about 4 years old, visiting my great grandmother in NJ. She made a bed for me that sleep on in the living room. I fell asleep easily, but at some point, I woke up and saw my great-grandfather. He sat on the edge of my bed, smiled, patted my leg and got up. He put his jacket on and walked out the front door. He had been dead for longer than I had been alive and I had never met him. Adults the next morning all laughed at the silly kid with a big imagination. At grandmas request, I described exactly what he was wearing: flannel shirt, suspenders, khaki pants… Generic description of any grandpa for the last 100 years. Everyone was still giggling at my cute story. But when I got up to show her how he snatched his jacket from the hook by the door and slung it on in one motion, I turned around smiling only to see her completely pale-faced with tears running down her cheeks. Everyone got really quiet, and we never talked about it again. She knew I had seen him… No one else’s opinion matters.
23. Man In The Top Hat
When I was a young, from time to time I would see a man in a top hat in the basement of my childhood home. My mother never believed me and told me I was imagining things. Then accused me of being on drugs when I was a teenager when I mentioned that I saw him. I hadn’t seen him until I was in Crete 15 years later. The question lingers in my mind to this day, who or what.
22. Daddy, Close The Door
About a year ago I was up watching movies late at night when I got hungry and went downstairs for a snack. My room is across from my daughter’s room and her door was open. As I was coming back upstairs I start turning left towards my room when I hear, clear as ever, “daddy can you close the door?” I turn around, don’t say much and just close it. Once I’m back in my room, I lie down to watch tv when it hits me…my daughter isn’t there. She’s spending the night at my parent’s. I get up and go to her room and sure enough, it’s empty. I woke up my wife and she thinks I’m crazy. Says I was probably tired and maybe it was the tv. I remember the voice so clear and coming in the direction of her room. It’s very possible that it was just my head playing games but, it definitely made me question a few things.
21. Baffled By Bunk Beds
I was home alone one day when I was around 10 and was in my room I shared with my brother. We had bunk beds and I was laying on the top bunk when the bed started shaking pretty hard for a good 5-10 seconds. I was terrified but gathered the courage to look down under my bunk at the bottom bunk and there was nothing there. I jumped down and noped the hell out of my house and waited on the porch until my parents got home. When I told them what happened, they didn’t really think anything of it and thought I was just making it up. I don’t care what anyone says, that actually happened. I remember it clear as day still 20 years later.
20. Dripping Backwards
I was taking a shower and the water started dripping upwards. It was weird as hell and there was no ventilation or anything that could’ve caused it. I was so creeped out that I had to call my dad to take a look at it and he was just as confused as I was.
19. The Massive Dragonfly
I was peeing in the woods while camping and a huge dragonfly landed on my thigh. Body as long as my thigh, black and red, definitely a dragonfly and not a tarantula hawk or something. When I try to tell people, they say I must be exaggerating or misremembering.
18. Directions To The DC Snipers
I worked at a small gas station in my small town when I was in my late teens. I was stocking sodas around back in the storage room. A man startled me then apologized. He asked me for directions to Washington DC. I gave him the best directions I could. I sent him toward Philadelphia. He thanked me and went to his car. There was a kid about my age sitting in the passenger seat. He gave me the evilest stare I’ve ever seen. They pulled off and I forgot about it and got back to work. I remember watching the news sometime later when they arrested the DC snipers. It was them for sure. Sent chills through my spine. I’m glad they spared me. I’ve only told a few people because I’m afraid people won’t believe me. It still makes me feel a bit uncomfortable when I think about it.
17. Assaulted During Video Games
I was home alone, playing games on my laptop when suddenly I was shoved out of my chair and fell to the ground. I felt no contact on my skin, but I vividly felt a force applied to the side of my head that pushed me to the ground. It was as if some invisible, unfeel-able hand was already resting on the side of my face, unnoticed until it shoved me out of my chair.
I have no explanation for it.
16. Hands On Scalp
I was dozing on the couch at my parent’s place last year. Not comfortably because I was cold. Then a felt a wave of heat pass over me, which was pleasant enough until I felt these firm, pointed fingertips on my head like something was standing behind me with its hands on my scalp. I was frightened but then grabbed them and threw them off me. A few minutes later my mum came in and said she heard a door open and had got the feeling she should check on me. Probably a dream but it was super creepy.
15. Touched In The Treeline
For context, this is northernish Minnesota nearest town is Leader. We had a decent amount of land up there and we often had large bonfires. During one of these bonfires, I decided to play a joke on my family and hide in the tree line and scare my parents. After about five to ten minutes my parents started to get scared and my uncle decided to look for me. Two or three minutes later I felt a slight touch or maybe a push on my right shoulder and I came running and screaming out of the woods. I was certain that my uncle had somehow snuck up behind me but when I reached the bonfire everyone was waiting for me and my uncle was in the trailer and NOT in the tree line. Even now I still get odd feelings around that area and always thought that my dumb child brain was playing tricks on me, but even the family dog kept watching on that side of the forest. I’m not entirely certain what touched me but it was a terrifying experience for me.
14. SOS In The Subtitles
I was watching Degrassi with two friends at one of their houses. During a commercial, the screen cut to static with the black boxes, white font subtitles saying things like help me and I’m trapped. It was 2006 so I can’t remember exactly was written but it freaked us out and we shut the tv off. No one believed us.
13. Grandpa’s Goodbye
I was 6 and remember playing in my room and my grandpa walks in and talks to me for a few minutes. After a bit, he gets up and tells me to “be a good girl for mom”, kisses me on the forehead, and walks out. Mom comes in about 5 mins later hysterical and told me my grandpa had died overnight and we had to leave to go be with the family two states over where he lived.
12. The Shadow
Friend shined a flashlight on me in the dark in a forest. No one else around us. I turn around and on a bush where the light was shining, I see the shadow of a man just walk away to the left out of the light. I’m not saying it was a ghost, I’m just saying what I saw. And I could make out the person perfectly, it was a person’s shadow. I could see he had a crew cut, button-up shirt, nice shoes on.
Maybe I hallucinated. But I’ve never hallucinated before or after the event
11. The Floating Head
I can remember when I was 8 or 9 me and my little sister were in the kitchen, and through the glass door to the hallway, we could see a floating head of a young boy, extremely pale with short black hair. I can still clearly remember and it definitely wasn’t a reflection, it was too opaque and he didn’t look like us at all (both of us being young girls with long hair). My sister was crying and screaming and I just remember laughing in shock. My sister would deny seeing anything until recently when picking her up from the pub she just casually said: “Hey remember that floating head when we were wee?”. To be honest I’m a bit pissed off that she actually remembered it because I was doubting myself for the longest time.
10. Traumatic Tying Of Laces
One morning I was getting ready for work and was in the hallway checking out my outfit of the day. I bend down and tie the laces on my shoes and when I look up there’s this human-like figure but like demonic, it was white but had blackish long messy hair and black huge eyes and smiling(?) black mouth. I don’t know how to explain but it was there for like a few seconds until it disappeared. scared the hell out of me.
9. The Strange Visitor
I was at home with my parents and the doorbell rang around 9 pm. I was in my room and my parents were downstairs so I went and answered the door. Standing there is a normal looking guy with glasses and decent clothes (so he doesn’t seem homeless). I ask can I help you? Nothing. Hello? Nothing. Then he tries to take a step into my house. I noped the hell out of that and slammed the door before he could get in. Don’t know who he was, what he wanted, nothing.
8. Traveling With Bees
Late, but my sister once saw a guy driving a car full of bees, loose, flying around the car. No one can come up with any explanation so no one believes her.
7. Moving Cup
Cup moved on my flat table. I watched it slowly moving to the left where it stopped near the edge. It was a new cup I never used before and if anyone was wondering yes I did throw that cup out.
6. The Fruit Thrower
A man with an orange followed me around my local park. He proceeded to stop anytime I did. I stare at him without making it too obvious and he throws the thing at me. An actual orange, you think it’s over, no. He pulls out a real live apple and eats it while looking at me. Never going back.
5. The Haunted Elevator
Another very recent one: I work in a psychiatry and there is an elevator you can only access with a key. Every time I use it, I hear voices talking in the elevator and every time I expect someone standing in there. But it’s empty. Every single time. It’s so scary.
4. Eye to Eye
I was 10-11 yrs old. It was Xmas eve and I heard gifts being wrapped and got curious. I cracked the door just enough to peek out and when I looked, another eye was staring directly back.
Makes the hair on my arms stand as I write this.
3. Time Stops
After my father passed away my grandmother her watch broke down, she didn’t notice until half an hour later when she went to check the time and the watch stopped the minute my father passed.
Every time I tell friends about it they call bs, I don’t even believe in the paranormal but it’s just super creepy.
2. Juju Ritual
I walked into a voodoo juju ritual in a church. Everyone dressed in white from head to toe bowing to or walking around a severed GOAT head on an altar.
I ran away as fast as I could
1. Package Delivered
I’m sitting in my living room, reading these stories on my phone and giving myself goosebumps. My 1-year-old is napping upstairs and my dog is napping at my feet. No one else is home. Suddenly, I hear a shuffling noise towards the front of the house and my hair stands on end. The dog growls low under his breath. I decide to stay put and see what happens but nothing does so I chalk it up to my mind playing tricks because I’m reading scary stories.
Two minutes later I get a notification from Amazon that my package was delivered.