"You Never Forget Your First Friend"
"My niece, Lisa passed away at 13 mos old she was 2 mos older than my daughter. When my daughter was about 3 we were looking through pictures when she pointed to my niece's picture and said 'that's my friend, baby Lisa. She plays with me in the sandbox. She lives far far away'- Twitter/@jeamar914
We start off with one that isn't so much creepy, as it is touching. Children have been known to recollected things from very earlier on in their lives. This little girl has probably been pretending to play with "baby Lisa" because she remembers and misses her.
"Jump Up, Jump Up, And Get Down!"
"my dad passed in the 87 my daughter was born in 93...at 1 1/2 she was jumping in my mom's bed...my mom and I was singing the monkey song...then baby girl stopped cold...sat down on the bed 'Granddaddy said no jumping in the bed'...my dad never let us jump in the bed" - Twitter/@say_I_do
A haunting can definitely be worse than a grandfather trying to make sure that his grandchild doesn't injure themselves. I think what everyone would really like to know is, what exactly is the "monkey song"? And why do they make it sound like everyone should know it?
"Collect The Whole Set"
"I overheard a little girl -- referring to the new daycare employee -- say, 'Her eyes are pretty. I wanna wear them on my charm bracelet."
That's something the daycare employee should be told about, right? And I would probably look into doing in-depth background checks on that kid's parents.
"The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire!"
"My then 3YO son looked at me, said 'I growed you up. There was a fire in the barn, I saved you. I broke my leg. I died.' and went away and played normally. When questioned later, he had no memory. I never forgot. .(We lived in the suburbs, no barn ever)" - Twitter/@NoOne97293404
This is exactly why people should avoid making s'mores in a barn. Aside from all the hay inside, the thing is made out of wood. All it takes is one flaming marshmallow and...whoosh...fire everywhere.
"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"
"Years ago, when I threw open my curtains one morning, I got stuck in a past memory of me - much taller with dark brown hair - worried sick for someone. My then 5 y/o kept pulling me until I came out of it and said, mommy, you went backwards." - Twitter/@ClarissaMusic
There's nothing quite like a time-warp to get the juices flowing in the morning. Maybe the child knew that the parent had gone "backward" because they were with them on the journey...
"My 3-year-old son and I were alone in my grandma's house after her funeral when he asked, 'Who's that?' I said, 'Who?' and he pointed past me and answered, 'That face in the wall.'"
During times of stress, the brain has the ability to show us things that aren't really there. If we were to combine that stress with the imagination of a child, there's a good chance something odd will be seen. Everything should turn out alright, as long as, when they turn around there's no one looking back at them, or climbing out of the wall.
"Turnabout Fair Play"
"My 6yo does this often. She told my wife and I at dinner one night 'I used to watch over you and mommy when you were little.' Another time she told us she met her brother, who died 4 years before she was born." - Twitter/@PapiEsq76
Although it is reassuring to know that the rule of reciprocity transcends reincarnation, I hope the 6-year-old was talking about an imaginary brother they created in order to have someone to play with...
"Edward The Great"
"My friend told me a story of the 5 yo whose family moved into my childhood home. He had an imaginary friend named Eddie who was 3. I have a great uncle who died in that house aged 3. His name was Edward." - Twitter/@Karenh7463
After losing a loved one, it's tough enough to revisit the places, we used to frequent with them, alone. Hopefully, none of us will ever have to know how tough it would be to continue living in a house in which a loved one passed away. Not only would it be emotionally difficult, but the house would clearly be haunted. I've seen "The Amityville Horror", and no one needs that type of bad juju hanging around.
"Kali Ma. Kali Ma. KALI MA!"
"When my nephew was 5 years old, he said he wanted to cut off my head, scoop my brains out, and use my skull to drink out of. He was laughing the entire time.” - Reddit/oh_look_a_fist
Anyone who has watched "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" should know that nothing good comes from someone drinking out of a human skull. Anyone who has not seen the film should just know that anyway.
"My now adult son had multiple imaginary friends. Ones name was Bump. One day when I was in the shower he shouted into the bathroom 'mommy Bump watches you when you are in the shower.'" - Twitter/@femcelwells
For starters, she should be glad that Bump is imaginary. Secondly, it might be time for this mum to start locking the door when she showers...just in case.
"First Hand Account"
"When my son was 5 we took a trip to Gettysburg. He kept correcting the tour guide. I asked him how he knew this information. He said the man in the uniform was telling him. His information was correct/ It was more precise then the tour guides information!" - Twitter/@LeinLorraine
If ghosts exist, the battlefield at Gettysburg is probably riddled with spirits who have unfinished business. However, as long as the ghosts remain helpful and educational instead of creepy and murdery, there's no reason to panic.
"It's Like Looking In A Mirror"
"My best friend was cleaning out her dresser drawers when her 3-year-old picked up a picture and said, 'Mommy! This was me when I was Grandma!' It was a picture of my friend's grandmother. She asked, 'What?' And her daughter replied, 'You don't remember?! I was Grandma Marie.’" - Reddit/LemonFly4012
This isn't the only example on our list of a child who speaks of their time as a deceased member of the family. However, we also don't know whether or not the daughter had heard stories, or seen pictures, of Grandma Marie. For all we know, she just likes to pretend to be Grandma...
"Some Things Never Change"
"My sister was 4 and watched Mom turn off the basin tap. It groaned. She said 'Mommy, if you turn it slowly, it won't make that sounds.' It worked. Mom then asked 'Now how did you know that?' My sister said 'I used to be a Mommy and now I'm starting over.'" - Twitter/@delilah20071
Most people just remember places and names, at least, this kid remembered something useful from their previous life.
"Mmm, French Toast"
"When my daughter was around 3 she told me "the last time I was here I was a boy" very calmy and dug into some french toast. 30 years later I'm still stunned. True Story." - Twitter/@CandieDeLong
The things that kids say can be random and really out there sometimes, but they're kids, so it's okay. The real question is, what has stunned @CandieDeLong for 30 years? Is it that, in general, her daughter spoke about a previous life or that she spoke about being a BOY in that previous life?
"You Want To Talk About Practice?"
"I’m not a parent, but I babysit this kid regularly so I think this counts. The girl I take care of was about 6 at the time. One day, she was playing with dolls and I saw her rip the head off one and put it in a box. Later that day, I looked inside said box and there was a whole bunch of stray heads. I asked what she was doing this for, and she replied, “Practicing.” This creeped me out enough, but I asked her why and she said, “The man wants me to practice so I can help him one day. I have a picture of him”. Then she showed me the picture of this “man”. She drew it herself and it had gouged out eyes and a bloody mouth. I didn’t babysit her again."
That was probably the last time they babysat for that kid. Either they quit, or they ended up as the first human trial for the kid's psychotic experiments.
"See Ya, Me Girl"
"I was 15 when my Grandfather passed. My parents were at the hospital & I was at home asleep. I heard my Grandfather call my name & he was in my bedroom. He put the stuffed dog he won for me on my bed and said 'See ya, me girl...'" - Twitter/@MedicTrommasher
Some people believe that it's possible for the connections we have with one another to go deeper than the physical or emotional realms of reality. If we are given the opportunity to say goodbye to someone after we pass, it's kind of sweet that this grandfather chose his granddaughter. They must have had quite the connection.
"It's All In The Name"
"My daughter had an invisible friend, at about 2-3, who she called Aunt Bedelia. She always said 'She lived way far back'. We assumed she was talking about 'way far away' (that's why we couldn't see her) but I've come to believe she was talking about far back in time. Daughter is now a genealogist and historian, totally immersed in Antebellum & Civil War history." - Twitter/@k_fernholz
These parents clearly missed all the warning signs...No one named Bedelia has been born since the 1800s.
"It Might Be Time For A Trip To The Shrink"
"My kid's friend hit a floating bubble, and it split into two. She said it gave birth and that it was romantic. Then she suddenly popped them both and said, 'Murder is more romantic.’" - Reddit/fatlittleyorkies
It's normal for kids to say weird and creepy things when they're young, but eventually, they grow out of it. The ones who don't grow out of it run the risk of spending the prime of their lives in padded rooms and eating their meals with soft plastic cutlery.
"The Other Mother"
"My youngest went on about 'her other mother' from age 2 to 5. The stories she told haunt me to this day." - Twitter/@SassyKadiK
Anytime someone hears their children speaking about a previous life or a family from that previous life, they are almost guaranteed to be shaken up a little. Then again, we don't know what those stories were about...
"My mom died 5 yrs before my kids were born but when they were old enough to talk they told me how she sat on their bed at night and told them stories of me as a child and her nickname for me. Everything they said was true." - Twitter/@FormerGOP_Mom
Maybe family members stick around after they pass away so they could look after the ones they've left behind. Or maybe the kids overheard their parents reminiscing about those they've lost...
"But We're Not Expecting Anyone"
"I was alone with my 4-year-old daughter when she began staring out a dark window and said, 'She's here.’" - Reddit/dcwinger12
It's not even a question. I've seen enough horror movies to know not to look out of the window. I don't care who's there. Just grab that kid, lock the doors, shutter the windows, and call the police. In the best-case scenario, no one will be there. Worst case scenario, well, maybe we don't think about that...
"While in hospital my child was moved to a room where a family just lost their child. It was heartbreaking, as I'd gotten to know them well. My boy (unaware of what happened) kept glancing towards the corner of the room then hiding behind me. Even the nurses were weirded out..." - Twitter/@vanf000
They say that someone's spirit can sometimes linger in the place where they had passed away. "Casper The Friendly Ghost" taught us that ghosts have unfinished business but, perhaps, it's because they're not yet ready to say goodbye.
"1st Time's A Charm"
"When my son was about 4, I served lemon meringue pie for the 1st time. When I told him what it was, he said 'oh that's Grampy's favorite.' He was right. He was named for my father, who died 7 yrs before he was born. He said Grampy told him so." - Twitter/@MelisCattish
Lemon meringue pie is quite delicious. It's not as good as a freshly baked blueberry pie served with vanilla ice cream, but no one can fault Grampy for claiming it as his favorite. After all, he is dead...or is he?
"They Let A 5-Year-Old Use A Gun? That's Some Pretty Questionable Parenting"
“Chase, a white, red-haired boy, claims he was just 5 years old when he first remembered being a black soldier in the Civil War. He was able to describe to his parents his gun, his uniform, the field hospital where he was taken, the battlefield, and his death.”
Chase's story, of being an African American child soldier during the Civil War, gained notoriety after he appeared on an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1994. Usually, there is some kind of logical explanation for something like this, however, the fact that Chase was able to accurately describe places and things that he could not have possibly seen before is pretty unbelievable.
"The Moment We're Born, We Begin To Die"
"My mother tells me that when I was 4, I came into the kitchen and told her that her uncle was dead and that he said goodbye. She was upset and told me not to say such things. Moments later, the phone rang and the person calling told her that her uncle had just died." - Twitter/@Hayley_DrPH
The explanation behind the clairvoyance that some people have been able to display has, thus far, eluded even the brightest of minds. "Final Destination" must have been based on something that really happened. Right?
"Married With Children"
"My nephew, at age 5 told us he was once a farmer with three kids who lived in a town in Wisconsin. He said he missed the kids. We never forgot it. He did. The clincher? The town he named exists. Not a common name either." - Twitter/@IAmCain3
French philosopher René Descartes was fascinated with the idea that the dream world was real and the world we live in is nothing but a dream. Perhaps, that's true. Perhaps, all that kid needed to do in order to see his family again was to wake up.
"Dave's Not Here Man"
“When I was 4 my parents and I went to my aunt's farm. The wind started picking up and I looked back at my parents and said “gotta tie the hay bale down in the wind. That’s how David died.” To this day no one knows who David is.” - Reddit/PryzeTheBest
Hearing stories of children who say creepy things is enough to keep us up at night, however, when we're told the story is actually about ourselves from when we were younger, well, that's enough to send someone to therapy.
"Just A Few More Stops To Make"
"When my son was about 2, we were napping on the second floor of our small row home in Philadelphia. All of a sudden he pointed at the window & said 'Hi, Aunt Peg.' A few minutes later the phone rang & we found out that my husband's aunt Peg had passed. I'll never forget it." - Twitter/@cre8aha
There's only one possible explanation for what happened. Aunt Peg wanted to stop by to see everyone one last time. What else could it possibly have been?
"My 5 yo grandson just nonchalantly asked me why the man in the hallway is watching us. I live alone." - Twitter/@MelisaGillett
There are only a few options to choose from when something like this happens. Either get a better security system, get an exorcist, or find somewhere else to live.
“My little brother was born just after 9/11. When he was a toddler one time, he went on about how he used to work in a tall building and wore a suit and tie. Freaked my parents out.” - Reddit/qazwsx127
If we're going to stick with the theory that, if those who lost their lives prematurely are given a second chance then, surely, many of those who were were lost because of the 9/11 attacks should be back here somewhere.
"Stay Off The Rocks"
"When my daughter was about 3, she said to me 'I remember when I was alive before. I was at the beach with my Dad and I fell on the rocks and banged my head, then I floated up to the sky and daddy couldn't catch me.' *shivers*" - Twitter/@chantelibra
Kids have been known to have extremely vivid memories of how they had died in previous lives. One thing that can, almost, be guaranteed is that the child's "current" father has probably been frightened enough to avoid taking them back to the beach.
"All Toys Go To Heaven"
"When my daughter was two, she asked, 'Do you remember when the car hit me and went Boom! And then I went up where there were lots of toys, and then I came back down to you?'"
I believe it was Buzz and Woody who first introduced us to the idea of the giant toy box in the sky. Thanks to this person's daughter we now know it actually exists.
"Rule 1: There's No Talking About Fight Club"
"My son, almost 3, was sitting in his bath, staring off into space. I jokingly asked, 'Whatcha thinking about?'" He: "Oh, before."Me: "Before? Before what?"He: "Before I came here."Me: "Really? Tell me about it."He: "I wish I could, but we're not allowed to." - Twitter/@bunny_manning
More than wanting to know what this "before" was, if I were that parent, I'd be asking my child who it was that wasn't letting him speak about what happened "before"...
"One day, my son stared at the corner and asked, 'Why is that man watching us? And why is his head like this?' Then he yanked his head at a sharp angle, similar to how a hanging victim would look. Needless to say, it freaked me the fuck out.” - Reddit/The KatyisAwesome
Considering how "colorful" most countries' pasts are, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if that was the spirit of someone who had been hung in the spot a few hundred years earlier. If I were that parent, I would look into the history of that piece of land ASAP!
"Second Star To The Right..."
"My nephew was 3. I walked in the room & he was in a conversation. I asked who he was talking to. He said Gramma. He told me very specific things. He said 'gramma says bye.' I said 'gramma left?' He said 'Gramma said U wouldn't believe I was talking to her bc you're not a kid" - Twitter/@dkb1355
If the story of "Peter Pan" has taught us anything, it's that kids see things very differently than adults. Maybe "Gramma" was right. Perhaps, only the innocent mind of a child would be able to comprehend such a supernatural occurrence...
"In The Line Of Duty"
“My little brother said when he was 3 or 4: When I was a grown-up, I went to war, and I never came back.” - Reddit/TheOgMark
Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in people who have claimed to have been soldiers in previous lives. Most of them even recall where they served and how they died. Maybe, just maybe, if someone dies while protecting others, they are given a second chance...anything is possible.
"It's Been A While"
"Was reading a book to my 3 year old daughter and she pointed to the empty white wall corner of the room and told me, 'I like her. She's funny.' Another time she told me her gma Julie was pushing her on the swing. She never met my mom. My mom died when I was 11." - Twitter/@hdwink_bamboozl
It's one thing if the kid says she was being pushed on the swing, however, if the swing is swinging more than a 3-year-old should be able to swing it, it's either time to get the heck out of there or say "hi" to mum.
"Dance Like Nobody's Watching"
“My son said once, "Mommy when I was big and you were little, I remember when we danced in the kitchen.” The only person I ever danced in a kitchen with as a child was my grandfather.” - Reddit/KLWK
After that encounter, I hope that she started treating her son even better than she had been, just in case her son really was the reincarnation of her grandpa.
"A Stone's Throw Away"
"My grandson at 4 while skipping rocks on the river said to me, 'When I lived before I was really good at this.' He also said his wife was Mary and she was a lovely lady." - Twitter/@LindaRo83599737
Who wouldn't want a quiet place by the river and a lovely partner? It sounds as though that kid had previously experienced quite the life.
"Try, Try Again"
“My 5 year old daughter said to me “I was in your belly twice, Mama. The first time I died before I came out...but I came back. I did lose my first pregnancy 8 months before getting pregnant again. She was never told. I don’t know what it was but- that’s what happened.” - Reddit/Impius_Operandi
There have been the occasional stories of people who claim to remember what it was like to be in the womb. It's tough to remember what I did a few hours ago, and some people claim to recall specific moments of their own births. Crazy!