Oftentimes, kids say the darnest things…but sometimes…they just do the creepiest things…
You know how cute children are when they pretend play. Some talk to their dolls or cars like they’re human beings, while others pretend like they’re talking to somebody. For some children, this is just an innocent child’s play, but for others, they’re convinced it’s the real thing…and that’s where the creeps get in.
Sometimes, parents think, is it just coincidental?
Or is their child seeing something they can’t?
Some of our Askers shared with us their real stories of the creepiest thing they’ve ever seen their child do*.
We’re warning you. Sleep with the lights on.
*Some entries have been edited for clarity, spelling, and grammar.
1. “[She was] saying the family nickname for a cousin she never met…”
“My daughter got really sick as a baby and ended up in a major hospital 5 hrs away which happened to be the one my niece passed away in a few years earlier. As she was recovering in ICU, she kept staring at spots on the wall and saying the family nickname for a cousin she never met! This continued after we returned home and I have a number of photos of her at the time with an ‘orb’ in them and also once, we came home a few of her toys (electronic keyboards, etc) would start playing in her room when no one was in there, even one with no batteries! I believe she looked after my little girl and was the reason she pulled through! Was quite a sceptical person before that.
2. “She said, ‘it’s ok, Grandma already did it’,”
“When my daughter was about 2, she had a necklace caught in her hair. I took a look and it was in there really good so I told her to hold on a minute as I was feeding the baby. She walked back into the room a few minutes later and I said I’d get the necklace out for her now. She said, ‘it’s ok, Grandma already did it,’ to which I looked over and saw the necklace was out of her hair. She started talking to “Grandma” when we moved into that rental and we never [heard] of “Grandma” again once we moved out.”
3. “Nana’s mummy was in my dream last night, Mummy. She told me to tell you that.”
“My 3 year said “Nana’s mummy was in my dream last night, Mummy. She told me to tell you that.” Now, I’ll try to sum up the connection, My nan (mum’s mum) died when I was 14 months old. Mum and her were so close as are my mum and I. She always said it saddens her we didn’t get to have a relationship. Well, I had a recurring dream until I was 22, not frequent but reoccurring I was in her house listening to stories and watching her paint. On occasion, my brother would be in the dream. It was very real with nothing out of place except that outside the room was unending darkness. I brought it up once and my brother (who I was all but estranged from) both got to talking at this Christmas and somehow it came up. Well, nana had been in his reoccurring dream for years to, and I occasionally made an appearance. When he described the dream I was in, it was identical to the ones I had with him. Mum started crying then I drew a layout of the room we were always in and I drew it piece by piece accurately. This was a house there are no photos of and I even as a baby was never in. It was nana’s old house that she loved the most and lost in the war. After that conversation, I never had a dream again and still haven’t to this day… Turns out, she’s found a way into my daughter’s dreams (9 years after that conversation and probably about 10 years since my last dream).”
4. “My 3-year-old told me her birth story, which she had never heard before.”
“My 3-year-old told me her birth story, which she had never heard before. Told me that there was a lot of blood everywhere so she woke mummy up and came out early. I had placental abruption, woke up to blood absolutely everywhere, 5 weeks early.”
5. “Jenny [the dog who died many years before] is licking his face when he was two.”
“My son would say Jenny is licking his face when he was two and he would giggle. Jenny was my husbands dog who died many years before.”