It’s Halloween, a time of spooky costumes, spine-tingling ghost stories, crazy decorations and of course, trick-or-treating!
Halloween is thought to have originated from a pagan holiday marking the last day of the Celtic Calendar and honouring the dead. Over the years this has evolved, and in today’s society Halloween seems to be mostly about telling ghost stories, decorating the house, wearing crazy costumes and trick-or-treating.
Though it’s not celebrated in Australia to the same scale as other parts of the world, it can still be fun to get into the spirit of October 31st. In celebration of Halloween, at Springfree we scoured the internet to find some of the creepiest things kids say!
Parents on have shared how terrifying their children can be, sharing their stories under usernames in a Reddit thread which asked for the ‘most dark/chilling thing your children have said’.
Here are some of the creepiest posted by Reddit users…
Parents share the creepy things their kids say...
- “When my son was small, I was talking to him about growing potatoes. I described how you bank up the earth around them as they grow, and he said 'I used to do that when I was an old man'"
- "When you turn off the lights, that's when the black circles come. They come down like this (he held his hands in the air above his bed), and they stay for a second, then zoop! they go inside! (he said, slapping his hands to his chest).(Then, barely holding back tears he said) I hate it.”
- "SSSHHHHHHH!!!! WE AREN'T SUPPOSED TO TALK ABOUT THE NOTHINGS! THEY CAN HEAR YOU."
- "My friend's 7 year old kid pretended to put me in jail. Our conversation went something like this: Me: 'What did I do? Forget to brush my teeth? Didn't do my homework?' Her: 'You murdered a 23 year old woman while she was jogging in the early morning.' Me: ...."
- "I was with my sister, her husband, and their two year old daughter. We were talking about loved ones that had recently passed (my father had died sometime recently). My brother in law went and grabbed a picture of his mother, who had died in a car crash when he was six, to show me. When my niece saw the picture though she started laughing. We asked her what was so funny and she looked at us and said "that's my special friend who sings to me". I still shiver a bit just thinking about it."
- "My two year old will get frustrated and switch to her "demon voice". She makes her voice deep and scratchy sounding and tell you no. Freaks people out the first time they hear it but my husband and I find it funny now."
- "My 6-year-old nephew told my brother that everyone on Earth was a figment of "Jonah's" imagination and that when "Jonah" wakes up, we'll all disappear. When asked who Jonah is, he replied VERBATIM: "he's the one who sleeps. The dreamer in the dream." Made my skin crawl the first time he told me."
- "I taught English in a school in Spain, and I wasn't supposed to let the kids know that I speak Spanish (so that they are forced to communicate in English). A 10-year-old girl comes up to me one day, grabs me by the hand, and says, with the most horrifying straight face ever, "Te vas a la muerte", or "you're going to die". I was so shocked at the randomness of it that my jaw must have dropped. She then laughed her head off and said, "HA! You DO speak Spanish!". She then skipped away, laughing and smiling. Creepiest thing a kid has ever said to me. And probably the most clever thing a kid ever did while I was a teacher."
- "My father told us one day our baby brother - maybe 3 or 4 at the time took my dad into the master bedroom, pointed in a corner and said "daddy, the devil lives down there."
- "My young daughter said she made a new friend. Her mother and I are like, "Cool hun, what's her name?" It's Casey Jnr. So then we ask when we can invite her over to play. My kid says we can't, cos she's dead...Later that night, after putting my daughter to bed, I hear laughter and talking coming from her room. I go to investigate. As i get to the door, I hear my daughter say, "No Casey, stop tickling me!" amidst bouts of giggles. I walk into the room quickly, not knowing what to expect. There is just my daughter in the room, nothing else. Officially creeped out."
- "When we moved into our previous house she ran up to me crying and incredibly scared. She looked at me and said "Momma, I don't want to go in there. It's really dark and scary." Me:"What are you talking about? It's okay, all of the lights are on." Daughter: "No mom, it's dark in there. I'm scared. They said they where going to take me." Me: "What are you talking about? Who's going to take you?" Daughter:"The monsters said they're going to take me and pull me in the wall. They said I had to stay forever. It's dark and I'm scared." She then pointed to a black ring on the wall where something large had been hanging and left a mark. I regret not listening to her because living in that house was terrifying. That ring wouldn't come off of the wall and was still perfectly visible after being painted over and bleached multiple times."
- "I lived alone in a cool but kind of creepy old house with my son, who must have been close to three when this happened. I woke up one night because I heard him talking forcefully at something in his room-- not quite yelling, but at a level above normal conversation. I got out of bed and went down the looong hallway to his room to find him sitting in the corner of his bed, glaring into the opposite corner of the room. I asked him what was wrong and, without taking his eyes off that far corner (which was at my back) he pointed and said, quietly and angrily, "Get that man out of my room." Every hair on my body stood up and I reached over to flip on the light. There was no one there, of course. He said the man came into his room a lot and he hated him. His voice was absolutely full of anger when he talked about the man. Then, he told me that there was a big brown rabbit that came and looked in his window every night (his bed was directly under a window) and he didn't like him, but he couldn't come in the house so it was ok. He also claimed the house itself was a lady and it sang to him (which is a whole other story). I took him back to my room for the rest of the night, but the next day it was like it never happened and he went back to sleeping in his own room."