Come and share your creepy/scary stories

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50shadesofknackered Wed 09-Jan-13 09:17:08

What is the creepiest or scariest story you know? I don't care if its true or just an urban legend or story. I am in the mood to be creeped out plus I'm trying not to have to clean. I was driving home from work last night down some dark country lanes and couldn't get the stories about the stick/shadow men things out of my head. V scary!

whatkungfuthat Thu 10-Jan-13 09:27:47

Not sure if anyone has linked to urban legends thread from adult fiction

ClaraBean Thu 10-Jan-13 09:37:42

Ready to click on all the links now it is daytime! Day off work, dc at school. I am ready to be scared!
Waynetta where do you live?

loopylou6 England Thu 10-Jan-13 09:41:01

Naysa, that's horrific, every single hair on my body stood up, and I now understand the saying 'my blood ran cold'

The story about the arsonist, I've just clicked the link and that 'mask' is truly terrifying, which made me think... What if its not a mask? shock

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 09:42:30

I live in London Clara and my house overlooks the entire City. Around midnight and in those very early morning hours between 1 and 3am, there are the most bizarre lights in the sky. Some blink and fade out, some go really fast and then suddenly disappear, others are weird colours and some of them stop and blink, it really feels like they're watching you! Creepy as hell.

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 09:43:18

I got chills with naysas story too, fcuking frightening

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 09:43:45

Anyone remember Bloody Mary ;). Lol

FruOla Thu 10-Jan-13 10:07:46

Vicar, was it you that told the story about you and a colleague, in the Winter after a snowfall, driving near a roundabout in the early hours and saw someone walking across it. You thought it was a bit strange, so stopped the car to get out and see if the person was OK but when you got to the roundabout, on foot, there was nobody there - and no footprints in the snow?

Absy Thu 10-Jan-13 10:25:26

I also have a story about creepy stuff happening while watching TV with a beloved pet.

My DBs and I were watching Oprah, and Kenny G came on, playing that sax of his. Our cat jumped up, ran through to the passageway and started vomiting. shock

True. story.

ClaraBean Thu 10-Jan-13 10:45:05

Absy grin

bottleofbeer Thu 10-Jan-13 10:49:40

Two jump to mind, I'm not saying I'm a huge believer but I'm just going to relay two stories that I've never found and explanation for.

It was Summer so quite light despite it being about six pm. I was upstairs getting down suitcases for my boys as they were going away with my parents for a few days. As I came from my bedroom I looked directly ahead which basically meant I was looking towards the bathroom. There was thick steam billowing out of the door as though someone was running a really hot bath. There was only me and one of my sons and my daughter (baby asleep in her cot) in at the time and I did a double take as I realised there was nobody else in who could be running a bath. Immediately thought fire! and ran to said bathroom. There was nothing there but an empty non-streamy bathroom. My son also saw it so it wasn't a trick of my mind. I checked the window was shut, I went to the bedrooms to look out and see if a neighbour was having a BBQ and smoke from it had come in somehow but saw nothing that might explain it. No idea wth that was all about.

Second one was when my daughter (she's my youngest) was about two. I'd not been very well so asked my husband to set the alarm for about half two so that after I picked her up from playschool I could put her into bed with me but the alarms would prevent me being late to pick the boys up. Got into bed, daughter leaned over and turned the bloody alarm off (I have a total mental block with this alarm, no matter how many times I'm shown how to set it I just can't do it hence me asking the other half that morning to do it for me) frustrated as hell that I could no longer have a nap incase I overslept I told my daughter off - I know, I know, not her fault but I was just so exasperated something so trivial was going to prevent me having a much needed kip!) her cot was still in our room at the time and within a second of me telling her off my bedroom door swung open so hard it bounced off the cot with a huge thud. My dad had been passing the house, heard the thud and knocked to see if we were ok. Ok, that's weird enough but the strangest thing is my door is hollow and lightweight and the carpet pile is quite thick so the door needs a shove to close properly, nevermind bouncing off the cot so hard it made enough noise to alert my passing dad....

I was so puzzled by this I took a running jump from the length of the landing and launched myself at the door to see if I could recreate the bang but the door was just too lightweight no matter how much force and momentum I put into trying to make it do it again. Think flyaway football compared to a casey and the difference in how far you can kick them. The door just sort of whumped to a standstill nowhere near close enough to the cot to have banged against it as hard as it had done.

Wow, that's long. Sorry grin

bottleofbeer Thu 10-Jan-13 11:01:50

Oh hang on, another one! I was alone in the house and had uhmmm gone for another kip (I like my sleep, ok? grin ) My husband was at work and his job at the time meant he worked outdoors and usually locally so if passing he'd often pop in.

I was reading my book and heard the key in the lock, uh oh, can't be arsed talking, pretend to be asleep (relevent; it's how I am so sure I wasn't half asleep and dreaming) totally conscious choice to put the book down and act asleep heh, I was even quietly giggling about my cunning plan.

Heard him come up the stairs, come into the room, rummage about in the wardrobe then come over to me, lean over me and look at me for a few seconds before he left the room and left the house.

Ten minutes later, I had resumed reading, but heard his key again. This time I decided to grace him with my presence and walked down the stairs towards him asking "what now?" he looked a bit puzzled and asked what I was on about. You've just bloody been home, says I. He hadn't, it was the first time he'd been home that day.

blonderthanred Thu 10-Jan-13 11:03:01

Shadows I clicked on your 'not' link and now my phone keeps bringing up a video of a little girl if I access the Internet (via safari or google) and I can't override it! Have you haunted my phone? I haven't watched to see what happens.

Why am I even reading this thread when I am so easily scared and having to sit up doing night feeds every night getting spooked at shadows?

KatyPeril Thu 10-Jan-13 11:19:02

bottle I'd call in an exorcist if that happened to me!

bottleofbeer Thu 10-Jan-13 11:27:59

Haha Katy, this house has got a really lovely atmosphere and I thought more about how weird it was than scary. I suppose there are other factors to whether people find something frightening rather than just odd.

As soon as I walked in here I loved it. I grew up down this road so knew the people who lived here before me and they were lovely and known for how happy and in love they were. My son also has the same name as the husband did. It's all very nice smile

AmberLeaf Thu 10-Jan-13 11:43:10

Missumoo and greencolour thanks for the links

Yes that mask is nasty! I could watch the video, seeing the face was enough!

bottleofbeer, that is scary. I used to frequently hear my exes key in the door and door opening, hear him walk through the hall then nothing, Id call out his name, no reply. He wasn't there. about 10 mins later he really would arrive home! very odd.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Thu 10-Jan-13 12:11:14

Ha ha...just read shadows link; 'Trenderman, Slenderman's sassy cousin'! grin

Reading shadows link has really spooked me.

A few months ago DD1 was telling me about a dream she had at her dads house. It was about a really really tall man who was standing by her bed, he was wearing a black coat and had no face. He then tried to eat her.

She was only around 3.5 at the time but she was so clear in the description.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Thu 10-Jan-13 19:18:02

shock

KatyPeril Thu 10-Jan-13 20:54:42

I need more!

Badgersnatch Thu 10-Jan-13 21:24:00

Absy terrifying! grin

Adversecamber Thu 10-Jan-13 21:26:07

If you want to freak yourselves out try and get hold of a documentary called Wisconsin death trip. They recreate stories from actual old newspapers. There was one of how when a woman when exhumed had bitten off her own fingers and the inside of her coffin was scratched to bits as she had obviously been buried alive.

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 21:34:58

Ok here's one. When I was a child, my dad came home one day with a marble statue, quite medium sized and one of those Greek ones, of a lady leaning on a pot with her hair braided. As soon as the statue entered the house weird things started to happen. I was sure I had seen (you are free to call me a freak) this thing turn its head at me more than once. And I remember one night after a bad dream getting in my parents bed, I snuggled down the end with my head near the bedroom door and outside. I thought I saw this statue outside on the landing right near the top of the stairs, and the worst thing happened, when I put the covers down and pulled them up again, the statue was standing at the side of my parents bed next to me. To this day I swear to god, I genuinely don't know 100% that these things happened because it seems too far fetched despite my memories being clear to this day. That statue always seemed to be watching you, and in the darkness of the night, the white marble of it used to almost glow. Fucking horrible it was and I was so frightened of it, as were both of my sisters. Can't explain it, never will be able to.

VicarInaTutu Thu 10-Jan-13 21:46:11

fruola no that wasnt me.....im glad to say!

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Thu 10-Jan-13 22:10:52

What happened to it Waynetta ?

greencolorpack Thu 10-Jan-13 22:13:56

I have a good story. My friend bought a new flat and the night she moved in, the radio in the kitchen switched itself on really loud. The song that was playing was "You are not alone".

I've gone right off that song!

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