Come and share your creepy/scary stories

(162 Posts)
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!

I remember this one from school:

A young girl named Lisa was left alone on several accounts as her parents worked late. Her parents bought her a dog to keep her company. One night Lisa was awoken by a constant dripping sound. She got up and went to the kitchen to turn off the tap properly. As she was getting back into the bed she stuck her hand under the bed and the dog licked it. The dripping sound continued, so she went to the bathroom and turned off the tap properly in there, too. She went back to her bedroom and stuck her hand under the bed, and the dog licked it again. But the dripping continued, so she went outside and turned off the taps out there. She came back to bed, stuck her hand under it, and the dog licked it again. The dripping continued, drip, drip, drip. This time she listened and located the source of the dripping — it was coming from her cupboard. She opened the cupboard door, and there was her dog hanging upside down with its neck cut, and written on the window on the inside of the cupboard was, "HUMANS CAN LICK TOO!!!"

But the thing that creeps me out more than anything in the world is the Candyman film. I shuddered just typing that.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:04:39

Missy, I've heard a variation of that story before.

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:08:07

I'm going to stay up all night scaring myself by reading these now. Why??!!!

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:09:14

The thoughts of Shadow/Stick men sacre me more than anything. They're the reason I won't venture out after dark.

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:11:27

Why the fuck did I open this thread, my husband is working nights!

I really don't learn!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:12:07

I remember that story too. Always scared the shit out of me when I was at school! Slept with my hands inside the covers in case anything should lick them!
Dh is away tonight, and now I will be glued to this thread all night and have to sleep with the lamp on!

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:13:24

<snuggles up with Clara>

I'm leaving the light on tonight!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:13:56

What is the stick men/shadow men thing?
Is it from the other enormous threads from a little while ago? And I missed it somehow?

I want to know too ClaraBean!

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:19:50

What's a shadow/stick man?

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:21:13


Oh this one is anoter one that scared me witless as a youngster.

A woman and her boyfriend were on their way home from a date one night, and suddenly his car ran out of gas. It was about one in the morning and they were completely alone in the middle of the nowhere.

The guy stepped out of the car, saying comfortingly to his girlfriend, "Don't worry, I'll be right back. I'm just going to go out for some help. Lock the doors, though."

She locked the doors and sat restlessly, waiting for her boyfriend to come back. Suddenly, she sees a shadow fall across her lap. She looks up to see... not her boyfriend, but a strange, crazed looking man. He is swinging something in his right hand.

He sticks his face close to the window and slowly pulls up his right hand. In it is her boyfriend's decapitated head, twisted horribly in pain and shock. She shuts her eyes in horror and tries to make the image go away. When she opens her eyes, the man is still there, grinning psychotically. He slowly lifts his left hand, and he is holding her boyfriend's keys... to the car.

I am on a scary urban legend site just now, I know every single story on there from about 20 years ago.

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jan-13 21:25:51

These are supposed to be scary?

I write short fiction, there are a few good scary ones here
Particularly "the tailor of stories" and "the strangeling and the lost pencil"

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:27:06

Oh God! I think I am too scared to google them! I will be fine, and then when I get to bed I will be terrified!
I can't even read Above Top Secret at night on my own <wuss>
What is it about scary stuff that is so addictive, even when you are a big wuss like me?

sunny you can share my Turkish Delight if you like grin

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:29:25

I used to not be scared when I was a kid. I used to see ghost type things (I know, I know, but I have seen a few things I can't explain), even though I am not really a believer.
Now I am older and have dc I am scared of everything, even though I don't see anything any more <ouija board regrets>

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:37:14

When dh was staying on a retreat, someone came into his bedroom during the night. He thought it was another guest who'd mistaken his room for theirs. The 'person' came across and sat down on his bed. He then put the light on to find no one there. He got up and checked the door and it was locked confused

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:43:26

I know this sounds like nothing but it freaked me out at the time.

Went to stay in some cottages at appuldurcombe house on the IOW in 2011 for my SILs wedding, we stayed in a cottage with one of my other SILs and there was 8 of us. There was 2 cottages together and then others dotted about the site. At night I left the door open as the kids were at the other end of the landing and I wanted to be able to hear them.

It was pitch black at night, and there wasn't lamps in the bedroom so I couldn't leave a light on. I felt really freaked out on the first night and daren't look on the landing when I was in bed, I felt like someone was watching me, a lady.

When we got back I did some research and in the cottage which was attached to ours a ghost of a lady has been seen, I knew nothing about this before I went! My blood ran cold when I read it!

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:42

I was 6 when these murders occurred, but we were still talking about it as Girl Scouts years later.


KhallDrogo Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:53

oooo...from the other thread; 'black eyed children' if you dare!

SylviaDaisyPouncer Wed 09-Jan-13 21:55:05

Nooo, not the black eyed children or Stick Men.
I googled them last year in a similar thread.

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:55:53

Oh black eyed children are really scary! ATS has some great stories about them!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:57:32

I am not googling either.

I googled munting once but I'm not googling black eyed kids.

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:58:25

I searched for stick men, but it doesn't sound too bad. What exactly are these things meant to do to you?

greencolorpack Wed 09-Jan-13 21:59:54

A friend of mine told me recently, and we were in a creepy place at the time, about a tale of an outbreak of arson attacks somewhere in England, and about the fact that one of the arsonists was caught on a CCtv camera before burning down a house, but in the video he was wearing a mask and if you find this on YouTube it will SHIT YOU UP. The mask is really evil looking and he looks right at the camera. (shudder) Does anyone know what I am writing about?

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 09-Jan-13 22:05:01

I googled.

It ought to be a mn rule that scary threads are started at 9am and finish at 3pm winter, 8pm summer.

twentythirteen Wed 09-Jan-13 22:06:25

I have been very brave, seriously regretted opening this thread but now I am through, I will not be googling anything . Goodnight!

Just thinking, wasnt there a post on a thread like this before where the poster and her friend spotted a shadow/stick man under a lampost at night and it chased them into their house and stood outside the door for a while?

Havent a clue what thread it was on to even search.

AmberLeaf Wed 09-Jan-13 22:09:51


I don't know, but I want to see that!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 22:11:13

I think I remember that. It was a humungous thread. Was there not also some kind of werewolf experience on there <failing memory> It was probably on chat

Why did I just type 'black eyed children' into google?

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 22:12:22

wannabe It was that story gave me the fear!

greencolorpack Wed 09-Jan-13 22:13:04

Amber leaf, look up Daily Mail, Ghoulish Halloween mask arsonist firebombs house, it's something like that, sorry I'm technically ungifted and can't post links. But I just found it and freaked out again.

greencolorpack Wed 09-Jan-13 22:14:42

Amber leaf, look up Daily Mail, Ghoulish Halloween mask arsonist firebombs house, it's something like that, sorry I'm technically ungifted and can't post links. But I just found it and freaked out again.

This one is a true story, nanna used to scare us deliciously with it when we were small.
Many many years ago, my nanna was walking home. Their house was the last one in the street, with only a farm track for a path, and the cemetery was directly across the way, all the way up the track.
It was about 10pm and pitch dark (no street lights - this was about 1947 ish as my mam was a baby) and as she walked something white flew up into the air, rushed at her, and wrapped itself round her face and head....
She fled, screaming blue murder, and everyone from the houses rushed out to see what was happening. When she eventually stopped, having tripped and fallen down, my granda was there to "save her" having run after her when he realised it was her, and it was a big sheet of tissue paper that had blown off some flowers on someone's grave.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Wed 09-Jan-13 22:17:09

eee, I love a good scary story thread.

I am marking my place and will peruse tomorrow though.

As you were grin

link that green was talking about.

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 22:21:40

I am not going near that link until tomorrow grin

Glad others remember that too. It really freaked me out.

The urban legends surrounding The Appalachian Trial really freak me out.


M0naLisa Wed 09-Jan-13 22:35:51

DS3 was born on 30/11 DH came home from hospital at around 2am he went to the toilet (bathroom downstairs). On his way out the bathroom he looked at the clock, he noticed it had stopped. He was going to change the batteries then thought about it for a moment before realizing the clock had stopped at the exact time of DS3s birth. 20:49 (it had worked during that day as I was using it to time contractions)

The clock was given to me by my Grandad Alan who died in June.

We named our son Charlie-James Alan.

DH still can't explain it and he's normally got an explanation for every creepy thing. It freaked him out.

A week later when we decided to change the batteries (I didn't have the heart to change the batteries straight away) DH got the clock down from the wall and all of a sudden it started working again smile

pinkyp Wed 09-Jan-13 22:38:56

Why do I always open these threads at night!

I believe my house is haunted and get the feeling it's a young woman and child, lots of little things have happened.

Dh was nodding off on the sofa Monday night and I came in and shouted his name and went back out the room, he got up and shouted me to see what i wanted only to find I was fast asleep. He was mid-dream he said so he knows he saw herblush

Naysa Wed 09-Jan-13 22:46:26

Eeek I love these threads grin

Can anyone link to the old thread pretty please? I'm on my tablet and can't find it.

What about the one with the babysitter?

The children she is looking after keep coming down telling her that the clown in their room is scaring them. The babysitter goes upstairs and sees a lifesize clown doll. She rings the parents and asks them if she can cover it because the children are scared. The parents tell her to take the children and run. Because they dont have a clown doll <spooky ghost noise> grin

MalkieFraser Wed 09-Jan-13 22:55:04

An ex colleague of mine and his girlfriend stayed in a supposedly haunted hotel as a treat to themselves after two weeks camping in the highlands. The room they were in was (according to the barman) the most notorious. They scoffed at this and had the best nights sleep ever. When they returned home and uploaded their photos onto the laptop there was one of them fast asleep in the bed in the hotel.

IamtheZombie Wed 09-Jan-13 22:58:48

Here's one of the old threads.

Zombie thought she had a couple more on her watch list but maybe they were in Chat and have now self-destructed.

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 23:01:44

Malkie surely that is the 'hilarious' hotel staff!

IamtheZombie Wed 09-Jan-13 23:03:26
ThatVikRinA22 Wed 09-Jan-13 23:06:45

go to page 18 for the stick man story from fgaaah which to this very day completely gives me the heeby jeebies.

im a copper. i work nights. Before i get out of the car these days this bloody story flashes through my head.....

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 23:08:13

Vicar I am going to bed shortly. Should I wait until tomorrow to read the stickman story? grin

Things haved moved in the house we're in. I thought I was imagining it, but last year DD and I both saw stuff in the recycling box move, sort of shaking or vibrating. I'd not told her about it previously ans she was shock After reading a thread on here, I said (out loud) 'stop it, or leave' and since then, almost nothing.

ThatVikRinA22 Wed 09-Jan-13 23:10:39

i would....especially if your alone.

im alone every night as DH works nights....i am supposed to be brave and courageous (!!)- yet when i come home after a half night shift at 4am this bloody story haunts me....i have to get my keys out ready to lock the car and run.

PatFenis Wed 09-Jan-13 23:13:09

Its the slender man! Very scary... I dream about him often since my lovely son told me about him - cheers son!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 23:13:16

Oh God! Dh is a nurse, and not here tonight! Will wait til tomorrow then! If it scares a big brave copper then I will be ruined grin
Father you actually saw it move?? Blimey! I would be out of there like a shot!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 23:15:32

Hi Pat <waves> this thread should be right up your street in your gothy emo mood!

Clara I stared at it, and couldn't process what I was seeing. There must be an explanation, just haven't worked out what it is yet.

PatFenis Wed 09-Jan-13 23:21:05

When I was 5 my parents took over a pub tenancy in Manchester ..soon after we moved in I started wetting the bed and telling my mother that someone would come into my room at night, open window and sit on the end of my bed ....hence me peeing the bed rather than get up and go to the toilet. I don't remember this at all.

Years later in a different house both my sons who shared a room started wetting the bed ...they said that if they got up to pee in the night 'the woman' would point them back to bed

They both said that they knew that they were pissing in their beds but were too scared to go to the bathroom confused

They can't remember this as adults either - weird!

saturdaymorningyawn Wed 09-Jan-13 23:21:26

Ooh I'm scared now ha will never sleep!

On Christmas eve a few years ago I was staying in my flat on my own. It was an old big house that had been converted into flats. I had just got into bed and was watching some tv when somebody whispered loudly in a gravelly voice "Ethel died of consumption". Well that was it lights on all night and not a wink of sleep. I went to my long shift on Christmas day utterly petrified and completely shattered!

WaynettaSlobsLover Wed 09-Jan-13 23:26:17

You are so mean you lot. Why the hell did I google stick men? I saw a video on YouTube ages ago that looked like one but was spotted crawling very fast across the floor in Palestine. Petrifying. Patfenis story is terrifying. Scariest things that have happened to me have been at my mums house which has a really nasty atmosphere sometimes. I've had something thump my bed hard at night, flicking under my mattress, breathing in my ears and I remember whilst just dozing off had someone say a full sentence right by my ear which I could not remember as I came to. Lets all snuggle up tonight and shite ourselves together!

PatFenis Wed 09-Jan-13 23:33:52

Saturday, consumption an old word for tuberculosis

AmberLeaf Wed 09-Jan-13 23:37:11

Marking place to read when its not dark!

50shadesofknackered Wed 09-Jan-13 23:38:15

See, this is why I started this thread at 9am. So I could be scared in the daylight and be ok by bedtime. Now here I am, in bed, v scared. I do love a good creepy story thread tho. Yeah, it was from the last thread that I heard about stick men don't even like looking out of my window at night, just in case blush

PatFenis Wed 09-Jan-13 23:39:13

I only know that through researching my family tree and its the reason why my grandparents weren't allowed entry to Australia - the family had had TB within the last however many yrs so my grandparents were denied entry in the 40s.

50shadesofknackered Wed 09-Jan-13 23:40:38

Why do I click on the links??? shock Will I never learn sad

WaynettaSlobsLover Wed 09-Jan-13 23:46:45

I'm frightened of ufos and see them all the time where I live.

itsnotjustaslap Wed 09-Jan-13 23:58:26

In April last year I was watching a DVD of the X files with my healthy six month old guinea pig on my lap. The episode I was watching was Die Hand die verletzt, 'the hand that wounds' about a satanic coven of teachers in a school.

The episode opened with a German Satanic invocation to bring harm; I think it may be a famous satanic chant, not sure; however I scoffed and smiled at it and thought 'don't be daft there is no such thing'. At that precise moment my fit and healthy piggy suffered a stroke in my arms and began fitting.

I know it was just a coincidence and can be rationally explained...but at the same time I am freaked out by this.

SuchFunHaHa Wed 09-Jan-13 23:58:41


50shadesofknackered Wed 09-Jan-13 23:59:59

That is very freaky itsnotjust

Naysa Thu 10-Jan-13 01:31:34

iamthezombie thanks grin

I'll be back in about an hour after pooing my pantas so someone best be up to keep me company grin

itsnotjustaslap, I'm sure that must have freaked you out, big time, but it was merely a coincidence. I have watched every episode of the X Files with DP, and much to my disappointment, he has never become a liver-eating mutant, morphing alien who oozes green gick through the wound in the back of his neck, or Mulder. Unfortunately.

MrsMushroom Thu 10-Jan-13 02:06:21

I LOVE a scare but just can't see why MN gets all scared about the stupid stick man thing. It's nonsense! And I'm very woo!

MrsMushroom, I love a good auld scare too, but the whole Slender Man thing makes me laugh... not scary...

MrsMushroom Thu 10-Jan-13 02:46:05

No it's so far fetched! All that nonsense about it following someone and looking in through the letterbox! I can't remember who wrote that but it was a MNr on here to share her experience with the stupid thing.

KhallDrogo Thu 10-Jan-13 06:49:33

naysa that clown doll story freaked me out

KatyPeril Thu 10-Jan-13 09:19:40

Now it's daytime, I'm ready for more. grin

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 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


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.

ThatVikRinA22 Thu 10-Jan-13 21:46:11

fruola no that wasnt 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!

greencolorpack Thu 10-Jan-13 22:15:03

Amber leaf, yes the video is very freaky. Don't watch at night!

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 22:24:07

Dad got rid of it a while afterwards, I don't know why though. I really have bad memories of it sad

greencolorpack Thu 10-Jan-13 22:27:06

Dh just reminded me of our story. We moved into our new house. In the middle of the night I heard my dd aged 7 whimpering in her sleep so I got up and asked her what was wrong. She was freezing cold, she was lying in bed and there was absolutely no sign of her duvet. I was half asleep and freaked out enough about living in a new place. I turned all the lights on and came downstairs, can't remember why now but found the duvet downstairs in the living room. None of us have any idea how it got there. Dd isn't subject to sleepwalking and nothing like that ever happened since.

WaynettaSlobsLover Thu 10-Jan-13 22:43:17

Can I just say about the whole black eyed children's such a load of bollocks. I would perhaps be considered as one because I have unusually large dilated pupils. My mum used to say how scary they looked when I was young and how she hated doing the night feeds because I used to state at her with my black eyes! The optician I went to recently has commented on it as well and when checking dd said she had it slightly too. It's cool I think ;). But more likely to need glasses as more light is able to penetrate the pupil.

saycheeeeeese Thu 10-Jan-13 22:47:09

Marking place to read tomorrow I love these threads!!!!

PulyaSochsup Thu 10-Jan-13 23:14:14

My brother passed away last year. He wasn't a nice person, he did terrible things to my sister and I when we were growing up. Before I found out, I had a very vivid dream that one of my brothers had died, it was incredibly real. I spent the night online checking if there were any news reports indicating any of them had passed away. When I found out he'd died, I had a really strange dream, that he was on CCTV footage and he said'
"Look where I've ended up."
It was odd. At his funeral, it was really strange because despite being violent and sexually and emotionally abusive, he was still one of the lads and all his friends were crying at his funeral. My sister and I were smirking at one point, it was so bizarre. That night the strangest thing happened. I awoke and could hear a voice outside my window saying hello, hello, hello. DH said it was a cat making noises, but there was nothing there. It would be something that he would do. It really frightened me and sometimes I think he haunts my dreams. It is odd. Grieving process maybe, but odd.
Also, when my mother was dying, before I had been told, I burst out crying one night, certain that she was going to die.There was no reason to suspect she was so ill. I had a vivid dream of a big white dog crying at the moon and I knew something terrible was going to happen. I was only 22 at the time and in a very vulnerable situation. After she died, I dreamed that I was in the bath at her house. Suddenly in the dream she appeared to be sat on the loo and said cheerfully,
"Well, just because I'm dead and buried doesn't mean we can't keep in touch!"
She still comes sometimes and it's comforting, but my brother rather leaves me cold.
Strangely, each time I've been pregnant, my ASD son has known before me. He says the babies are waiting in a place called Baby Sky and they fly into the mummies tummies. No way of knowing it's true, but he seems very certain smile .....

PulyaSochsup Thu 10-Jan-13 23:21:22

Brother was born on Hallowe'en, he was never right sad.........

popcornpaws Thu 10-Jan-13 23:26:01

Dd and I were upstairs in my bed having a chat whilst Dh was downstairs one night, we heard him coming upstairs and Dd said, lets pretend we're sleeping.
We hear Dh closing the living room door, walking loudly upstairs then stopping on the landing, we're smirking as we wait on him coming into the room (we play this "trick" on him frequently) Then we hear him coughing, from the living room...

PulyaSochsup Thu 10-Jan-13 23:32:46

Oh God Popcorn, that's scary. It's strange how frequently these things happen. I know it sounds weird, but I think there are many things going on which we just cannot hope to understand. Has that ever happened to you before?

AmberLeaf Thu 10-Jan-13 23:42:06

<wonders why Im reading this now>

AlreadyScone Fri 11-Jan-13 00:05:33

I remember this from a similar thread tears ago... Have you all seen the haunted painting The Hands Resist Him? Was listed on eBay along with pictures of it at night when the characters woke up sad

It is bloody creepy so I won't tempt late-night wobblers with a link.

PulyaSochsup Fri 11-Jan-13 00:08:09

Just google it, what a horrid picture. It's difficult to tear the eyes away sad

AlreadyScone Fri 11-Jan-13 00:21:57

The story goes that at night the dolly holds the boy at gunpoint and he begs to leave the picture. Brrrrrrr.....

The hands resist him?! Why did I google that! Creepy looking picture, why would anyone want that in their home?

Reminds me of a picture my late nanna had. It was a small girl looking upset in the corner of the room holding a doll and there's a dog watching her. Used to creep me out

recall Fri 11-Jan-13 01:32:53

Well....I had forgotten this happened until now. Was driving along a country lane, it was day time, and it was really raining. I came round a corner, and in the road was a man on a horse, he was wearing a massive yellow sou'wester hat and coat, he was holding a longish pole/stick in each hand that was white, with white things on the end, like a rolled up sock size. He was not holding the reins, but waving these sticks around the sides of the horse's head. I remember the horse was chestnut.

Initially, I thought he must have been training the horse or something, like trying to make it bomb proof.....but ????? WTAF ??

AllYoursBabooshka Fri 11-Jan-13 01:40:37

Oh bollocks to it.

Keeking myself after googling that painting.

ripsishere Fri 11-Jan-13 01:55:11

What a bizarre painting.

Blonderthanred, I am totally in your phone. I’m actually watching you through the camera lens. I got all hurt when I read that you were ‘getting spooked at shadows’, then I realised that you meant actual shadows, not, y’know, me.

Wannabe, I didn’t mean to spook you, sorry. Seriously, there is nothing to worry about.

YouMakeMeWanna... I’m pretty sure my sister is living with ‘Trenderman’... He has a ridiculous quiff, wears nothing but skinny jeans, has his boxers on display at all times... Now, he is scary.

Well that was a good idea to read this thread at this time of night, well morning now.
No sleep for terra.

AlreadyScone Fri 11-Jan-13 08:45:50

Just popping in this morning to apologise for The Hands Resist Him (the artist has said he thinks it's a load of rubbish if that helps)

Karma in action; as I was nodding off I kept thinking about the stick men (hadn't even googled them or read the earlier story) when suddenly my youngest let out a piercing scream in his sleep from down the landing... and I was almost too scared to get out of bed and see to him <ashamed>

(He was having a nightmare about rabbits grin )

xMinerva Fri 11-Jan-13 09:10:24

FFS, it's 10pm here, why did I open this thread?

That video of the masked arsonist actually made a knot in my stomach. That is some scary ass mask sad

I do have a "woo" story that I've told on here before but it isn't scary, more comforting so don't think it'll fit in here.

popcornpaws Fri 11-Jan-13 09:29:20

Just remembered another one, my dd and I were staying in a hotel in glasgow overnight whilst going to the theatre so my dh was home alone. No one likes staying alone in our house as its "strange" at times, but he is a big man, not freaked out easily etc, haha!
So, he goes to bed, just lies down and hears someone thundering upstairs, he is shaking like a leaf, heart hammering but is scared to go and investigate.
He said the atmosphere in the room totally changed and he just knew there was something there, so he pulled the duvet over his head and kept his eyes closed! The next time we go away for the night he said he is coming too!

talkingcandy Fri 11-Jan-13 09:34:22


rainbow2000 Fri 11-Jan-13 11:11:25

When my 2 ds were babies the house we were renting was haunted.
This one particular night i heard the halldoor opening and its loud as it scrapes across the concrete before it opens.

Anyway thats what i heard and heard a plastic bag rattling,didnt think anythiing of it thought dp brought food home.So fell back asleep and woke up and he wasnt there
I went downstairs and there was no one there.He swears blind it wasnt him.

My uncle used to tell me that somebody was folllowing him up and down the stairs.

TooWetToWoo Fri 11-Jan-13 11:21:17

I find EVP (voices recorded on white noise) quite spooky. Before having the DC I used to sit in the dark with headphones on and watch youtube videos of it. Definitely wouldn't nowadays though, far too much of a scaredy cat!

LadyFlumpalot Fri 11-Jan-13 11:56:47

I've told my (well, my fiancé's) car crash story before on Mumsnet and it received a few scathing replies.

Basically he was in a car crash that should have killed him. Even the paramedics thought they were dealing with a fatality. He was airlifted to the BIG hospital about 50 miles away.

He had no breaks, only 2 cuts that needed a couple of stitches each and a few bruises.

The car was completely crumpled in on the drivers side by a tree, he impacted it full on the drivers door at about 50 miles an hour (came round a corner straight into a puddle of diesel and lost it, skidded sideways straight into a tree).

The weird thing is that we had been trying for a baby for a while, and at the point he crashed I was just pregnant but didn't yet know, he had a good reason to live.

Also, on my way to the hospital (my mum drove me) both my mum an I saw a huge, pure white and shining stag. It was a dull, dark, damp March evening, yet it seemed to shine. It was also standing right at the edge of the A35 right outside Dorchester, right in the lay by, just standing completely still.

Maybe it is jut pure coincidence, but I genuinely believe that he was given another chance and my mum and I saw that stag as a sign that he would be ok. Almost like a guardian angel.

bottleofbeer Fri 11-Jan-13 12:25:44

Seems that hearing people in your home that you presume to be someone you know and it turns out they weren't home at all is quite common!

It's not just that you hear them, you can feel them. I could actually feel another adult in the room with me. Next time you're in a room with other people close your eyes and imagine you're alone; you can't, because you can feel the presence of other people. I felt him lean over me and look at me before leaving the room.

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Jan-13 12:30:12

LadyFlumpalot I remember reading your story before, very nice and caming after the scary ones on here

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Jan-13 12:31:26

Its odd isn't it bottleofbeer?

My friends Mum used to say it was 'your spirit arriving home before you' but she was very woo!

expatinscotland Fri 11-Jan-13 12:39:01
bottleofbeer Fri 11-Jan-13 12:39:26

I felt it was male, but that might be because I was assuming it was my husband, maybe he did come home on the astral realms <twilight zone> grin

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Jan-13 12:44:46

That's an interesting site expat.

Im too chicken to listen to the sound recordings right now though!

MrsMushroom Fri 11-Jan-13 12:45:10

expat it sounds like someone saying "Oops" confused am I missing something?

LadyFlump that sounds amazing to me....really wonderful.

expatinscotland Fri 11-Jan-13 12:49:56

It says, 'Don't ignore me.'

rainbow2000 Fri 11-Jan-13 13:05:08

A few weeks ago dp woke up and saw the baby behind him.We sleep on a pullout bed and the bit behind where you would sit is where he saw him.
Anyway he went to grab him and he moved back so he went for him again and this time he just disappeared.

He didnt think anything when he saw him,he just thought i had him downstairs.
He woke me up and told me and was really freaked out about it.He wouldnt really believe in woo.
Anyway he said it was like it wasnt expecting anyone to wake up and he caught it unawares.

Went and checked on the kids and they were grand havent a clue what it was though

bottleofbeer Fri 11-Jan-13 13:16:39

Hmmm it is possible for people to project their image elsewhere without meaning to? As a child I had a best friend, we were joined at the hip and on more than one occassion I saw her 'over there' while she was standing next to me.

I sound a right weirdo, but interestingly these occurrences seem to happen when bed is involved. It could just be that no matter how certain we are that we're awake - we're not. We're in that half dream/half wake state. Which is where sleep paralysis kicks in and audial and visual hallucinations are common. I've had SP since I was 13 and had some really weird and wonderful hallucinations and experiences with it.

Still, it makes me inclined to think I really wasn't anywhere near sleep because I'm so familiar with SP symptoms and I'm still sure I was completely awake and conscious. Hmmm....

bottleofbeer Fri 11-Jan-13 13:17:20

Arghh I need to get admin rights on this laptop, really want to open expat's link now!

FairyJen Fri 11-Jan-13 13:20:21

I hate you all! Never clicking in any links ever again! grin

Muchadoaboutnuthing Fri 11-Jan-13 13:40:17

One Sunday last year dh and I were in the kitchen getting dinner ready. Ds(10) and dd(6) were outside playing with some of the other children on our street. They had been in and out all day. So dinner was just ready and I was setting the table. I could hear dd upstairs in her room so I asked dh to go up and get her. He shouted up the stairs but got no answer, so he went up. Came down a moment later, totally confused saying there was noone up there. I looked out the front window and both dd and ds were outside the house playing. Yet both dh and I were absolutely convinced he had heard her wandering around her bedroom for the last 5 minutes or so.

My mum also has one she told me when I was younger. When she was a teenager she was round at a friends house one evening. There were a few friends there and as it got later they started telling ghost stories. All of a sudden a religious picture that the parents had hanging on the wall fell off and smashed to pieces. The kids all screamed and the mother came running in to see what had happened. Just as the panic was over and they were all calming down there was a knock on the door. The father had been returning from work and his car had crashed just up the road from the house. He had been killed instantly.

rainbow2000 Fri 11-Jan-13 14:51:02


extracrunchy Fri 11-Jan-13 14:54:16

I'm watching Most Haunted on PickTV while DS is napping ALL BY MYSELF. Because I am bad ass.

WaynettaSlobsLover Fri 11-Jan-13 14:57:20

You are badass extra crunchy ;). Love most haunted!!!

extracrunchy Fri 11-Jan-13 15:03:48

expat's sound clip post is CREEPY.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 11-Jan-13 15:17:53

i heard that clear as day.....creepy!

VitoCorleone Fri 11-Jan-13 17:18:27

About 10 years ago we lived in this house (me, my mum and my 2 sisters). The man who lived in the house before us had actually died in the house.

I moved out and it was just my mum and little sisters living there, my sisters shared a room.

My mum went to bed one night, her room was next to my old room which was now empty, she heard a noise like somebody knocking on the wall in my old room, she went to my room thinking maybe the window had been left open - it hadnt, so she made her way back to bed and there was that knocking again. Then as she walked past the top of the stairs she heard a noise coming from the livingroom, she had laminate floor and it sounded like something was being dragged across it.

She had to sleep with the light on all night, was so terrified she wanted to get the kids and get out of the house but was too scared to go downstairs.

She moved out not long after that.

Then in her new house she said she was sat in bed one night and she hears this mans voice say "get out" and could smell cigarette smoke. Nobody in the house smoked and there was no men in the house.

I have another story, one about my cousin but i'll write later coz im going to make tea.

AmberLeaf Fri 11-Jan-13 20:58:40

Just listened to the clip, yes very clearly says don't ignore me!

Woo indeed.

VitoCorleone Fri 11-Jan-13 21:53:27

That painting, The Hands Resist Him, is going to give me fucking nightmares. That is one freaky ass picture

KhallDrogo Fri 11-Jan-13 21:58:47

I don't understand the picture [confused[ It's 'orrible, bur I don't understand why its spooky?

SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 11-Jan-13 22:06:10

Most Haunted is just starting on Sky Living+1, it's the Drury Lane Theatre one which I recall is a pretty good one.

I lived in a flat that was haunted once!

It started about a week after I moved in, the strange things happening.

Little things like putting something down, knowing 100% where I had put the item and then it disappears for days only to turn up in the fridge or somewhere equally ludicrous! As a 19yo i just put it down to being forgetful sometimes for a while...then I went to work in the club I worked weekends in and locked the bolt on the door - I know I did as my sister was with me and forgot her coat and we had to go back in so I double checked the locks when we came back out - when I got home the lock was undone and there was a large muddy footprint on the kitchen floor (but nowhere else) confused the kitchen was about 10 steps along a hallway so unless an intruder took his boots off just to leave one footprint...

I changed the locks the next day and got another bolt for the anyway, the following weekend when I got home the key wouldn't go into the lock properly so I couldn't get back in. I rang my dad who came and kicked the door in as he couldn't get it open only to find the spare key in the back of the lock, the lock on and no one in the flat!

I wasn't all that scared <hardcore> but decided to give the spare keys to my mum so the same thing didn't happen again...

About 3 weeks later, I was in bed on Sunday morning after working til 4am and the landline rang. I ignored it as the phone was in the living room and I was in bed and the phone stopped after about 3 rings so I didn't worry about it. About 5 minutes later my sister rang me on my mobile (big old Nokia phone grin) and asked why I had answered the phone how I did. I hadn't answered the phone and told her this. She then told me that the phone rang three times, was picked up and someone whispered "Yes, Hello?" I laughed and said that was impossible, she must have had the wrong number. I decided to go and check as my sister said she had tried to call back and the line was engaged. When I went not the living room, the phone was moved to the top of the telly in the corner so the wire was stretched taut from the socket and the handset was out of the phone cradle!!! WEIRD!

I moved out after 6 months and the housing officer asked why so I told her. She then laughed and said she had thought the last tennants had been lying!
Apparently the people who lived in the flat before me had complained that there had been intruders in the flat a number of times and blamed other tennants in the building...they also bought a new flashy (then) TV - one of those big heavy ones with a box on the back- and it would switch itself off by the plug on a regular basis and then one day they went out for the day and when they got home they fond the TV wedged tight in the bath...they moved out the next day...confused <scary shit!>

SoleSource Fri 11-Jan-13 23:25:38

Arrrgh gawd!!

So I was reading this thread in bed last night... On my phone, in the dark. Feeling a bit "woo" and then there was an almighty crash against the bedroom door.

I hid under the covers and pathetically rang DP (who was downstairs) to ask him to come investigate as I didn't dare get out of bed.

The cat had knocked the hoover over into the door!

Never again will I read scary threads before bed!

MissusL Sat 12-Jan-13 09:11:56

OMG I have just googled The Hands Resist Him, the first search was Wikipedia, I clicked it and the screen went white. I pressed the go back arrow as it was taking ages to load, screen flashed with Wiki page but wouldn't load. I tried another link - not going back to it! - and was scrolling through the pages and the computer froze and logged itself off! I'm not usually susceptible to that sort of thing but this has freaked me out a bit.

Just glad I'm reading this during the day, hopefully I would have forgotten about this by tonight!

ledkr Sat 12-Jan-13 15:22:27

I've told all before but I get nothing anymore even reading this in bed last night doesn't phase me I think it's because I'm loads more settled now.
There was an area in my old place of work where you instantly felt upset where you stood. It was weird I didn't say anything but then a colleague said it too. One night I'd worked late and had to go back into drop off the car keys as I was off the next day.
It literally took all my self discipline to go in and I switched on all the lights. Terrified I moved through the sad area to the key cupboard chucked the keys in but didn't even sign the book. Ickes the cupboard with shakey hands and ran out of there switching the lights off as I did.
I got to the bottom of the stairs to leave the building and the keys I had just put back were sprawled in a bunch on the floor.
I picked them up and ran like hell. Got to my own car and rang dh is hysterics. He came to meet me. D we took the keys back together.
He believes there is a rational explanation for everything but admitted he had never felt do uneasy in his whole life.

ledkr Sat 12-Jan-13 15:23:52

Expat that voice sound American?

twentythirteen Sat 12-Jan-13 20:45:23

Ok, I've just googled the hands that resist him, and I have read thus far. Whoeverheardofawormskinrug, Last night I checked in on here as I couldn't sleep and I ended up having to go downstairs and convince OH to come to bed with me, and to leave a bathroom light on, that's enough for a sensitive soul like me!

KatyPeril Sun 13-Jan-13 11:07:02

I've finally got through them all now it's daytime. Too scared to read them in the dark! <wimp>

rainbow2000 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:15:15

That picture Hands Resist Him is really freaky.The poor boy in the picture looks so sad.And the girl looks really evil,that gave me nightmares for weeks.

They are supposed to talk as well when they think no one is around.

rainbow2000 Sun 13-Jan-13 11:32:39

MalibuStac Tue 15-Jan-13 15:14:34

When I was about 14 my friends and I went through a stage of playing ouji board. I was a scaredy cat so decided not to sit in the circle I just watched.

The spirits weren't coming through the board by moving the cup they were speaking through my friend who was the youngest of the group. She was getting very scared and said a black spirit was coming to her. Then she shouted stacey your grandpa's chasing it away with his stick. She then described my granddad in detail and said she was speaking to him. So I said if its really him what did I always do? (Only very close family knew) and she said sing all the way to nursery and back home. Everyone knew you. Which was true, I instantly started crying.

Another time they played (again I sat out, still freaks me out) they were told a boy A would be stabbed (he was) a girl J would be raped (her step father) and the other would be an alcoholic (she was). They tried to smash the glass and it kept bouncing all over until someone managed to drop a heavy brick on it.

Another one happened to my aunt. My uncle her brother died at the age of 26 and her other brother died of cot death. It was the 70's and everyone was into ouji boards, fortune tellers and such. She went to a white witches meeting. In the middle of the table was a goats skull. This skull was moving around the table on its own. Finally stopping at my aunt. While the white witch spoke to her there was gasps round the room. My aunt was oblivious to the goings on until the meeting was finished and the group approached asking what it was like being transformed. She had no idea what they meant. Apparently her face became a mans (uncle S) and her hands became a babies (uncle I). People who worked with her future hubby actually told him the story before they met. Very strange.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 23-Mar-13 15:52:42

Hello all,

We're going to move this to Other Subjects to save this thread for spooky posterity.

XBenedict Sat 23-Mar-13 16:02:30

OMG some of these stories are very scary.

Not in the same league as some but during a night shift one of my patients woke up saying she'd just dreamt her husband had been visiting her. At around 7am we got a phone call from her daughter to say he had died in the night sad

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