30 Of The Creepiest Things Kids Have Said That We Do Not Recommend Reading Alone

Creepiest Things Kids

Some of us grew up with an imaginary friend or two. Other than Santa, Rudolph, and even the Grinch, some of the characters that our kids tell us about may not seem friendly or normal to the adult eyes (if you can see them, at all!). Here’s how the Twitterverse blew up with creepy things that people have heard young kids say. Warning: there’s a fair chance that you will get spooked.

1. The Little Boy

The Little Boy

One of the ways that kids always scare us is by talking about the little girl or the little boy that we cannot see.

2. Past Lives

Past Lives

It is eerie to hear other people talk about their past lives. It is even scarier when little kids talk about how they died.

3. The Guy

The Guy

Reminds you of The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia? If you haven’t watched it, grab some popcorn.

4. The Taxidermist

The Taxidermist

It’s strange how it is a trope in so many horror movies.

5. Not Real?

Not Real

If those kids were pulling a prank, they are really good. Unless they weren’t.

6. When You Were My Daughter

When You Were My Daughter

Imagine your kid saying things about your past life that they couldn’t possibly have known.

7. Bath Buddy

Bath Buddy

Except maybe they make bath times spooky, not fun.

8. The Backwards Place

The Backwards Place

Who likes it when your four-year-old starts speaking like this?

9. Cannibal Alert

Cannibal Alert

Like Willy Wonka said,“…but that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.”

10. Reincarnation?


There is little proof to solve this mystery. Maybe take her word for it.

11. Lady With The Bloody Face

Lady With The Bloody Face

That just sounds gory.

12. Prescient


Kids have a way of creeping us out with their clairvoyance.

13. Sacrifice


What do you call something that sounds the opposite of ‘Biblical’?

14. Prescient – Part 2

Prescient - Part 2

What will you do if your baby started predicting things, and they turn out to be true?

15. Memory


It is even mythical, to be able to recall things from when you were in the womb.

16. Babysitter’s Dilemma

Babysitter’s Dilemma

A strange kid you are babysitting tells you something about your late father.

17. Company


Maybe he is afraid to sleep alone in a room.

18. Prophecy


Self-fulfilling prophecies are spooky, especially when it is coming from a small kid.

19. Ghost Mommy

Ghost Mommy

That awkward moment when you find out that you are competing with a ghost for your toddler’s affection.

20. A Natural

A Natural

Still, learning a language is one of the hardest tasks that we can undertake.

21. Ultra-knowledgable


Keep quiet and pretend that you didn’t hear anything weird.

22. Great Grandpa

Great Grandpa

Apparently, kids naturally bond with grandparents, even after their demise.

23. Who’s That Man?

Whos That Man.jpg

Sometimes as parents, you might find yourself at the receiving end of some tough questions.

24. Empty Chair

Empty Chair

A conversation such as this is bound to give you the creeps.

25. The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

That ought to scare you off from the job.

26. Dolls


We found the real-life Annabelle.

27. Desert Storm

Desert Storm

It’s just too strange to be counted as a coincidence.

28. Shadow Man

Shadow Man

Imagine a shadow man when our own shadows frighten us sometimes.

29. Poppa


Because children come from heaven.

30. Wait For “Them”

Wait For Them.jpg

It would be rude not to wait, even if you can’t see them.

Children often take us by surprise by saying something strange or too profound for their age. Food for thought: because it is beyond our understanding doesn’t mean that these things don’t exist. How bad are you freaking out right now? Tell us about it!

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