The Creepy Things Children Say. These 25 Are Downright Terrifying!

Children have great imaginations, but sometimes they come out with things that can make the hairs on the back of your neck not just stand, but run screaming out the house.

We’ve rounded up our favourite creepy things children have said for your spine chilling pleasure!

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1. Killed by a milk float

My first charge aged 2 and a half (28 years ago) said as we were walking past a local graveyard, that’s where I’m buried!
He did it every time we passed it and in the end, I asked him to show me, the grave was of a 24 year old man who died in April 1907. He told me he was run over by a milk float. I told him there weren’t milk floats then but he was adamant.

I went to the library to look him up, he was killed by a horse, that was pulling a milk cart!!

via Mumsnet user Callaird

2. Double grave

A friend’s son, 3, was walking past a graveyard with her, when he stopped still and went a bit glassy eyed. A Friend asks what’s wrong etc, and boy starts to cry and replies, ‘ I didn’t like it when I was in there. It was dark and lonely’
Friend asks what he means…. ‘ when I died my other mummy put me in there with Mary. But it’s ok because I’m not there any more.’
Friend is really freaked out by it so they go into the graveyard and after having a chat boy shows friend a double grave from 1906 I think it was. A 9 year old boy and his 3 year old sister Mary were buried there.

via Mumsnet user absentmindeddooooodles

3. Little doctor

My mother got my daughter a doctor playset for her 2nd birthday. She picked up the stethoscope and said “I fix uncle xxx’s heart no make him aaallll better.”

Uncle xxx was my mothers brother, who died in 1960, aged 12, of a hole in the heart.

via Mumsnet user CatThiefKeith

4. Ghost baby

My daughter likes to tell me about the little newborn baby she looks after in her room, he has the same name as my brother (first name, middle name and surname) he died when he was 17 minutes old nearly 12 years ago and the baby-grow she describes him wearing is the same as the one my brother was buried in. Apparently ‘his Grandad comes to pick him up at bedtime and takes him to visit the special house I can’t go to until I’m really old’.

via Mumsnet user Adikia

5. Cupboard under the stairs

Showing my 4 year old niece around my new house. She’s usually a very happy and excitable little girl but when we were in the hallway she suddenly got this very serious look on her face.

She went up to the cupboard under the stairs and turned to me and said, “you can’t go in there. It’s where he kept the children”.
I asked her, “what children?”
She says, “The 3 sad children. They were always crying.”

via Mumsnet user Bunnylion


6. Goodbye forever

I was tucking in my two year old. He said “Good bye dad.” I said, “No, we say good night.” He said “I know. But this time its good bye.”

Had to check on him a few times to make sure he was still there.

via Reddit user UnfortunateBirthMark

7. Dinner time C-section

My noticeably pregnant sister and I were having a conversation at the dining room table. My 4 year old son was also present and asked my sister if there was a baby in her belly. She affirmed. He, completely straight faced, slid from his chair and headed for the

kitchen saying “We need to get it out. I’ll go get the knife.”

via Reddit user nealjr – Photo by Stephanie Massaro

8. Evil social worker

My five year old adopted little sister has a game she would play, where we would pretend to go around to people’s houses and take their children. Once we rounded up enough we would eat them, violently and maliciously. This was her idea, through and through. The name of the game? Social worker.

via Reddit user borkmeister

9. The monster behind you

“Go back to sleep, there isn’t anything under your bed”.
“He’s behind you now”.

via Reddit user ToastedCheesee

10. Man in the room

I was tucking my 3-year-old son into bed and asking what was his favourite part of the day… Son: “It was playing with that man.” Me: “What man?” Son: “THAT man”

via Reddit user PaWriter

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11. Your turn to die

Two years ago my door bell rang. When I answered there was a little kid 4 or 5 standing there that I didn’t recognize. Before I could say anything, she yelled “just so you know it’s your turn to die!” and she disappeared around the corner again. I followed but couldn’t see her anywhere. Luckily I didn’t die.

via Danoah

12. Accident avoidance

My son (3 at the time) threw a huge tantrum when we were trying to leave the house because he “didn’t want to crash and die”. After about 10 minutes he just stopped and was ready to go.

As we were walking out of the house there was a very bad accident on the street in front of our house – right where we would have been driving if he hadn’t thrown his fit.

via Danoah

13. Boy in the closet

“Daddy, when can we get rid of that kid hanging in my closet?” I asked her what she was talking about and she told me all about a teenage boy who was hanging by a belt around his neck in her closet. I went to her closet there was nothing there, and she said he only is there when I’m not around.

via Danoah – Photo by Christian

14. Buried bodies

“There are three dead kids buried in our back yard. They told me where we can find them.”

via Danoah

15. Candy for kids

My brother was giving all the kids candy. One of my daughter’s friends was over and my brother asked her, “you want some candy little girl?” She said, “you’re supposed to be behind a bush when you say that”.

via Danoah

16. Old daddy

When my son was three he told me that he really likes his new daddy, he’s really nice. My husband is his one and only daddy. I asked “Why is that?” He replied “My old daddy was really mean. He stabbed me in the back and I died. But I really like my new daddy, he’d never do that to me.”

via Danoah


17. Dead uncle

“Aren’t you gonna say hi to Uncle Chris ?” By my 3 year old when I was watching her jumping on the trampoline….Uncle Chris drowned in the lake 9 years before she was even born, and nobody in our family talks about it, ever. I asked her where he was and she pointed to the garage and said ” He tells me to be careful ” Whoa….

via Danoah

18. Your turn soon

Not to me, but to his grandmother.
He was cuddling with her and being very sweet (he was about 3 at the time). He takes her face in his hands, and brings his face close to hers, then tells her that she’s very old, and will die soon.

via Reddit user NotTomPettysGirl

19. Twin sister

My son was about 4 and a half and his sister was 18 months. I said I was really sorry I wouldn’t be able to read them a story that night as I had a meeting to go to, but I would read two the following night to make up. My son said, “It’s ok, Mama, Auntie Tracy will read to us”. I felt the hairs go up on the back of my neck. I thought he must have that wrong, so said, “Who?”. He answered, “Auntie Tracy, Mama. She looks just like you. After we go to bed she reads and sings to us”. I had never told them that I was an identical twin and my sister was stillborn. Her name was Tracy.

via Reddit user KibokotheHippo

20. Imaginary friend

My son had an imaginary friend called Alan who lived in the mirror. One day my son looked really sad and said “I want to go home”
“You ARE home” says I.
“No, this is Alan’s home. I want to go to MY home”.
About two years later I did some research and found that in 1911 there was a young lad called Allen Fisher living in the house.

via Mumsnet user HumphreyCobbler

21. Spooky train ride

My mum had a stillborn baby 21 years ago and he’s buried in a cemetery in Redhill. Me and my mum and the children were on a train when my daughter was about 2, coming back from London. As we pulled into Redhill she said, Nanny, this is where your baby lives, the one that died.

While she did know about him, we’re sure she wouldn’t have known he was buried in Redhill and what’s more there was no announcement, she obviously couldn’t read yet and had never in her life been there before.

via Mumsnet user WayHarshTai

22. Tractor terror

My sister told me that when I was 4 I drew a picture of a boy being run over by a tractor and told her ‘when I was a little boy that’s how I died’ I would have had no idea that my dads little brother, Alan, fell out of a tractor and died when he was 4…..

via Mumsnet user Whatevertheweather

23. Grandad’s grave

When my DS2 was about 9 he suddenly started talking about going into the cemetery opposite our house to see his great grandad. My husbands grandad is buried in that cemetery in an unmarked grave.The strange thing was my son had never ever been told this. He even wrote about it at school.

via Mumsnet user 1944girl


24. Girl on the slide

A few months ago my 3 year old daughter had the flu. After she was feeling a little better my wife took her outside in our backyard to play.
My wife was sitting on the back step and my daughter came up and asked her if she could play with the little girl on our slide.
My wife said ” I don’t see a little girl” and my daughter said “she is right over there on the slide mom, can’t I play with her?”
My wife said “I don’t see anyone” and my daughter insisted, “she is on the slide, and she is blue, can I play with her.”
My wife, now freaked out said “lets go inside and make a snack” so they did.
For the rest of the day my daughter kept going and looking out the back door and kept telling my wife that the little blue girl was lonely.

via Reddit user jarecis

25. No eyed Sarah

Not long after we moved to this house 6 years ago when my daughter was 4, she used to wake up during the night and I would hear her chatting or shouting go away, leave me alone.
I would ask who she was talking to. She told me that it was Sarah but she didn’t like Sarah.
When asked why, she said Sarah came because she didn’t have any toys and wanted to play with my daughter and her toys. She wanted my daughter to play so wouldn’t let her sleep. When I asked how old Sarah was she said, she’s 4 like me, so I asked her why doesn’t Sarah go home. She said Sarah didn’t have a mummy.

Now this I could deal whether it was an over active imagination or not.
I then asked what Sarah looked like……Now this freaked me out.

The Response was “Sarah has no eyes!!!!”

via Mumsnet user WinterWinds – Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

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