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Creepiest thing that has happened to you that you can not explain?

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Snowcappedmountains Tue 28-Apr-20 20:04:32

AIBU to ask about the creepiest thing that has ever happened to you that you cannot explain?

I realise threads like these have probably been done to death but I am super bored and struggling to find anything to watch/read.

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singtanana Tue 28-Apr-20 20:12:42

Avalanche...? grin

RyanBergarasTeeth Tue 28-Apr-20 20:14:50

When i was pregnant every morning i would wake up with a song in my head about miscarriage and i could never shake it off even when i was listening to another song. that one song was always in my head and i did go on to miscarry. That was pretty strange.

ladymalfoy Tue 28-Apr-20 20:17:33

Chiilingham Castle years ago. Booked after seeing it World's Most Haunted. Earthquake just after my ex and I decided to book.
We stayed there. Couple in room above us who arrived at the same time left in the middle of the night.
Out of nowhere because we couldn’t open windows,flies everywhere .
We sprayed and got fly papers. Still on day 2 loads of flies.
Night 3 ,sitting in the lounge area of the apartment doing a jigsaw.
Ex decided to go for a bath. I’m cracking on with the jigsaw when I feel someone leaning over my shoulder.
‘There’s a piece missing ‘ I say.
‘What?’ my ex shouts from the bathroom.
I ‘feel’ the someone’ leaning closer and it feels as if their head it next to mine.
I sat ridged until ex came back.
Went into The Kings Room and the huge candelabra started to swing.
It’s a beautiful place and the grounds are lovely and I want to go again to see if I imagined it.

Carravaggio Tue 28-Apr-20 20:24:33

My son was born sick. He is named after my dad who passed away years ago. They never met. DS was in ICU over Halloween so a singer came in to cheer up the parents. We were in isolation so the singer stood at the door & asked for any requests. I said to pick himself. He started to sing my dads party piece. The song is from a Disney movie from the 60s shock
I cried. It was so strange but so lovely.

twinkleprincess Tue 28-Apr-20 20:32:25

@singtanana I literally came on to see if she had commented.

TeaAndBisquits Tue 28-Apr-20 20:45:11

Is Avalanche the poster with the really creepy woodland story? Ggghhhh!! Gives me chills just thinking about it!

Bananacloud Tue 28-Apr-20 20:49:26

Tell us the avalanche stoooorrryyyyyy

YeahWhatevver Tue 28-Apr-20 20:51:14

Someone please tell us the avalanche / woodland story

AppleJane Tue 28-Apr-20 20:51:48

Did avalanche finally share the story? Where where?!

Legoandloldolls Tue 28-Apr-20 20:54:57

Yes do tell....

WhoresDerves Tue 28-Apr-20 20:57:07

I was 10, (now 41) was staying overnight at my aunt & uncles, only the 3 of us in the house, very cold winter so all windows closed, aunt & uncle snoring away in the next room

Middle of the night the door to the room i was in started rattling hard & fast for about 30 seconds, then all went quiet, it was the former bedroom of my cousin who had died a couple of years before

Twatling Tue 28-Apr-20 20:59:07

Placemarking grin

OldLace Tue 28-Apr-20 21:02:12


Sallyjo27 Tue 28-Apr-20 21:04:09

When I was younger around 10 we moved to France. The house my parents bought was in the countryside and quite old with a few barns on the grounds but there was no bad feeling there, it was such a happy house. One summers day as we were all having dinner we saw a woman walk past the front window which was quite large and head towards the front doors. She had a big hat quite similar to the hats the women would wear in the Victorian times. We all saw her, my dad got up to answer the door and there was no one there. We walked around the house wondering where she had gone but couldn’t find her. It wasn’t the sun or a shadow. It was very odd and Nothing else ever happened there.

Teedeepie Tue 28-Apr-20 21:06:48

Not my story but a dear friend of mine. Around 20 years ago his cousin was tragically killed in a car accident with 3 others in the vehicle.

He had a glass pendant lampshade on the landing of his house which had been there years. His family were very close to his cousins family and the night she died the very thick heavy glass pendant smashed into smithereens after many years of hanging there.

A couple of hours later they got the call and the time the pendant smashed was around the time the crash happened shock.

I do believe that some things are just so inexplicable and strange....

OldLace Tue 28-Apr-20 21:07:11

I bought a flat in Edinburgh when I was in my mid 20's (wish I still had it, things changed for me financially and I couldn't hold onto it sadly)
When I was committed to buying it, I went for final 'curtain measuring' viewing and met the older couple selling it for the first time.
The woman said to me: 'you remind me of that girl on the news today, you look just like her'. 'What girl I said'? 'The one they found under the floorboards', she said. Indeed there was a breaking news story that day about some poor girl whose remains had been found.
I don't know if it was creepy, or the woman was just being nasty though as I didn't think I looked like the girl at all.

Sallyjo27 Tue 28-Apr-20 21:07:23

By “we walked around the house” I mean the outside of the house and garden

ScarredBunny Tue 28-Apr-20 21:08:04

Might as well; place marking.

ScarredBunny Tue 28-Apr-20 21:09:23

What's yours, @Snowcappedmountains?

Snowcappedmountains Tue 28-Apr-20 21:14:27

Loving these, keep them coming.

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TeapotCollection Tue 28-Apr-20 21:18:55

Don’t know who posted this originally but I think this the ‘woodland’ story that others have mentioned. I found it on a thread where someone else was asking about it. It comes into my mind every time one of threads comes up

I’m off to bed, sleep well everyone 😊

Found it. Warning: it's very long (sorry) and very freaky, and if anyone can come up with a rational explanation I'd be extremely grateful because I'm generally a pretty rational non-woo where's-the-evidence person, but I've never been able to explain this and it still makes my heart beat faster and the hair stand up on my arms when I think about it, years later.

I was pet sitting for my friend several years ago. She had moved into a sort of small holding right on the edge of a village in the SW, with a huge garden that backed onto trees. At the time she had a right menagerie - chickens, ducks, a couple of Shetlands, cats and four black retrievers, three fully grown and one a half grown puppy. Originally DH had been going to come with me as a little holiday but the dates she ended up having to go away for work clashed with a couple of his medical appointments so he stayed at home with our dog and I went to petsit alone.

It was about halfway through my stay, a couple of nights to go. Late evening, already dark when I heard a massive commotion from the chicken shed, banging and thumping. I assumed a fox or something had got in so went out to check. As I was halfway across the garden the noise stopped instantly as if it had been shut off; by the time I got to the shed all was calm and the chickens were all settled, mostly asleep. No sign of any intruder or disturbance at all, nothing to explain the noise or any indication that the chickens had made a noise. Bit freaky but I didn't (and still don't) know much about The Way of Chicken so I locked up again and left them to it.

As I went back in the house a small black shape ran past me out of the back door and I realised the puppy must have got out. It streaked across the garden and off towards the woods. Cue much cursing, then calling her name in vain. More cursing when she didn't come back. I grabbed a torch and put one of the other dogs on the lead, partly for protection, partly because I thought the pup was more likely to come back if I had one of her canine companions with me and partly because I didn't fancy my chances of finding my way back to the house on my own even though there were a couple of vague paths that I'd followed when walking the dogs throughout the week.

Off we trudged into the wood along one of these paths, me calling pup's name at intervals and trying not to imagine murderers and rapists behind every tree trunk. We got to a point where it felt like the trees were starting to thin out and I remember thinking that I didn't remember a clearing on this path and we must have gone wrong somewhere when the dog with me slowed right down and started to resist going forward. I tried to jolly her along - while my stomach suddenly dropped like a stone - and she started growling, a really low serious rumbling growl. By this time I was practically shitting myself. I tried shining the torch ahead but the beam just sort of bounced back off the darkness if that makes sense? I got the sense of something - or somethings - moving but just sinuous deeper black shapes against the blackness and always on the periphery of vision. (The hairs on my arms are standing up again just remembering how completely and utterly terrified I was. I have honestly never known a feeling like it.)

At this point the dog sank right down, still growling, hackles up and refused to budge. I muttered something like "Jesus, you have got to be kidding me" and this ugly gurgling inhuman sort of voice hissed, right up close as if someone was right next to me "don't say that name". At the same time there was a horrible snickering sort of laugh. I cant express how utterly petrified I was. I can't remember having any coherent thoughts apart from the word "evil". That's the only clear thing I can remember. Me and the dog were frozen to the spot with pure fear. Then a different voice, really commanding, said "GO. BACK." That sounded more in my head but echoey, where the others had sounded out in the air IYSWIM?

Wherever it came from it did the trick. Me & the dog turned and belted back through the woods. She basically towed me, I just clung onto her lead stumbling to keep up and sobbing with fear. I lost the torch somewhere on that wild run but there was no way I was stopping to find it. How I didn't run blindly into a tree I'll never know, she guided me I guess. I can remember thinking desperately that I mustn't let go of her lead or "they" would get me.

When we got back to the garden she suddenly stopped - I did fall over her this time, onto my hands and knees - turned around and started snarling, proper teeth bared, rabid-looking snarls, back at the trees and the darkness. I thought I heard the snickering again but the blood was pounding in my ears so hard I can't be sure. I scrambled up and ran to the back door and she followed me but backing and snarling all the way as if holding something at bay. Oh, and the chicken shed was banging and thumping again. I got the back door open, me and her belted in, I slammed home every bolt behind us. The other dogs left behind were staring at the door and growling too with their hackles up and when I saw all three of them, puppy included, acting like that I started to cry properly because I honestly thought I was trapped in some horror film nightmare and was going to die. I don't know - I still don't know - what the black shape was that ran past me out of the house and triggered all of this because the puppy was right there in the kitchen.

Anyway I made sure every door and window was locked and bolted, I turned on every light in the house, I wandered round mumbling all sorts of weird half-religious half-spiritual shit to ward off evil spirits. Gradually the dogs settled down and stopped growling, and eventually stopped glancing at the door. Funnily enough I didn't sleep for one second that night and I rang my DH and begged him to come over the last couple of days. I know I didn't dream it because I was covered in scratches from running through the woods and had grazed hands from where I fell over the dog in the garden.

Nothing like that has happened before or since and I hope it never, ever does. It was the single most horrible, terrifying experience of my entire life."

notsureneversure Tue 28-Apr-20 21:23:48

Oh that’s the Savernake Forest story!

Snowcappedmountains Tue 28-Apr-20 21:26:35

@scaredbunny When I was around 17/18 my group of friends and I would always stay around one of our other friends houses. His parents were always away so it became a kind of party house. We'd have sleep overs, play video games, drink and just hang out. Anyway his house always had a very weird vibe about it, it was very old and kind of rundown. One day we all stayed over and eventually fell asleep. During the night of us ended up getting woken up by these really bloody loud footsteps runnning up the stairs really fast and when I mean got woken up we all literally jumped out of our skins because it was THAT loud. His house was detached so there was no way it came from next door and there was no one else in the house. There might be a really simple explanation for it but it did freak me out at the time.

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nevisbump Tue 28-Apr-20 21:27:57

Upstairs in our house and we occasionally get a strong smell of cigarette smoke. It got so bad that I thought my dh was smoking again and he thought the same as me, although we have never smoked in the house. My mum has mentioned that she has noticed it too

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