Have you heard the saying, “children say the darndest things?” Well, they do, and while many of us find it funny or cute, there are times when it can get a little dark. These stories range from children seeing and talking to supernatural creatures, to having memories of a previous life, and there have also been cases where kids have displayed some kind of psychic ability. Some parents/teachers have reported kids saying things that are so disturbing, that it would make great horror movie material. Read our list of the creepiest things that kids have said!
40. A Deadly Tea Party
I was playing tea party with the little one who kept passing me “cake.” I dutifully eat each piece she gives me. She then said, “It was poison. You died.”
She proceeded to “chop me up,” mix my chopped parts with some spice in a pot, and then serve the resulting stew to her mother.
39. A 4-year-old’s Premonition
We were driving down a dark, snowy highway late one evening – the final stretch of a sixteen-hour long road trip. My son, who was around four at that time, was in the back seat and becoming a bit restless. He suddenly covered his face with a blanket and announced loudly, “I don’t want to get glass on my face!”
A few moments later, a pick-up truck towing some snowmobiles pulled out in front of a tractor-trailer a few cars in front of us and got hit, spinning out into the median. Fortunately, we avoided it.
38. “Mommy, who ‘dat man outside?”
My husband is a farmer, and late one night, I took my 4-year-old and 2-year-old to the field to pick him up from work. Well, while we were waiting for him to finish up, my 2-year-old asked, “Mommy, who ‘dat man outside?” I responded, “I don’t see a man — is your Ken doll on the floor?”
Then, my 4-year-old piped up and said, “He’s right outside your door, staring at you. He’s scary. He has blood on his face.” I called my husband, told him to hurry the hell up, and we left. But my girls are now five years old and seven years old, and they still remember that man and refuse to go to that field.
37. A Hairstylist Ghost
The other week, I was reading my 2-year-old daughter a bedtime story. When we finished, we were talking about being scared of ghosts, monsters, trolls, and other supernatural creatures.
She turned to me and said, “Daddy, I’m not scared of ghosts.” I asked, “Why’s that?” to which she replied, “Because the one that comes into my room at night and strokes my hair; its a nice one.”
36. The Guardian At Night
I was a teacher at a preschool when one of my students decided to tell us about the “man” who watches over her from her doorway while she sleeps.
She told us that there are times when he gets “very close” to her face, and when she tells him to leave her alone, he disappears. I was so shocked; I didn’t know what to do.
35. Dead Pappy on Facetime
My 3-year-old daughter and I were talking to her older brother on Facetime when she starts screaming and squirming. She said, “Mommy, my pappy is here.” The strange thing is that both her grandfathers had passed away before she was born.
I said, “Who? What pappy, and where is he?” She points to my phone as we’re talking to my son and says, “He’s standing behind Eric,” pointing at my phone. My son turned around to look from his phone and chatting with us when my fully charged phone dies. She said, “Pap did that.”
34. Jenna Goes Home
My friend’s 4-year-old had an imaginary friend: Jenna. One time, we were in the car and stopped at a red light next to a cemetery.
She looked up and said, “Bye, Jenna.” Her mom asked where Jenna was going. She then pointed to the cemetery and said, “Home. She lives there.”
33. Stray Doll Heads in A Box
One day, the girl I babysat was playing with her dolls when she suddenly ripped the head off of one and put it in a box. I looked inside the box, and there were a whole bunch of stray heads in there.
I decided to ask her why she was doing this, and she replied, “Practicing.” After that response, I never babysat her again.
32. Comforting My Brother
My mom and I were walking outside with my younger brother when he got scared of how loud the church bells were, and he began to cry.
I had no recollection of this, but my mom swore that I comforted him by saying: “Don’t worry. I used to be scared of them too before I died, but I’m not anymore.”
31. A Surprise Pregnancy
I had just taken a pregnancy test which turned out to be positive; confirming that I was pregnant with our fourth baby. I was pretty freaked out and a little surprised but I had to keep a straight face because we had company at that time and my husband didn’t even know I was taking it.
After I leave the bathroom, my oldest son (barely five years old) comes over to me acting giddy and goofy and as soon as everyone is out of the living room says to me in a whisper voice, “Mom, I know.” I said, “Know what?” I say back with a smile. “That there’s a baby in your belly!” He whispers with a huge grin and runs off. I felt like I had seen a ghost! To this day, I have no clue how he could have known that when I had just found out minutes before!
30. You DO Speak Spanish!
I taught English at 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). One day, a 10-year-old girl comes up to me, grabs me by the hand, and says, with the most horrifying straight face ever, “Te vas a la Muerte,” which translates to “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.
29. Holding Them Under The Water
I walked into the bathroom to get my 4-year-old out of the bath, and she quietly said, “Mom, all my toys are dead. I held them under the water, and now they’re dead.”
She then began to whisper over and over again, “Dead in the water, dead in the water, dead in the water.” I was so scared that I didn’t know how to respond.
28. The Man In The Ceiling
When my sister was three years old, we were getting ready to go to our uncle’s house for dinner. All of a sudden, she became fussy, so my dad asked, “Don’t you want to go to Uncle Dan’s house?” She responded, “No — I don’t like the man in the ceiling.”
We thought it was an odd thing to say but didn’t given it much thought… until a few years later, when we discovered that someone died in the attic back in the ’90s.
27. A Slight Change of Words
My mom told me that when I was a kid, around the age of four, I would go to my great-grandmother’s every day to spend some time with her, and every time I was going home, I would say to her (as a good religious child I was): “God be with you.”
However, on one occasion, when I was leaving, I told her: “Go with God.” According to my mom, who corrected me, insisted that I say, “Go with God.” That night, my great-grandmother died.
26. Something Odd on the Night Vision Monitor
I checked the night-vision video monitor to make sure my 2-year-old daughter was finally asleep since I hadn’t heard any noise in a while, and I saw her standing up in her crib.
She then slowly bent all the way over in a way that looked humanly impossible, cocked her head, and said, “Hi.” How did she know I was looking at the monitor at that exact moment?!
25. Playing Along
I was driving my 2-year-old son home one night when he looked at me and said, “I am not from here.” I thought that it was cute and decided to play along.
I asked him where he was from, and he explained that our world is a bubble amongst countless other bubbles and that he was from another one. I don’t even think I said anything in response.
24. Babysitting My Younger Cousin
Once I was babysitting my 6-year-old cousin, and he was playing with his trains. Well, he started yelling that they were about to crash, then smashed them together.
He later lifted the parts of the broken toy trains then slowly looked at me and whispered, “There were no survivors.” I was more than a little creeped out by the comment.
23. An Adorable Little Stranger
I was in a grocery store, getting a few items for my kitchen when I walked by a mother with her adorable little boy. He smiled and waved at me, so I smiled and waved back.
Then he slowly walked up to me and said, “You should eat your friends for dinner. That’s what we do.” The kid must have been no more than five years old.
22. Uncle Pat Did It
One day, the front door of my cousin’s car randomly opened by itself and while it was a little weird, we thought nothing of it.
Not too long after, her 3-year-old son said, “Hi, Uncle Pat.” Pat was my cousin’s brother who died 10 years earlier, but her son had never even been told about him.
21. The Ones Who Had Gone Before
I was with my sister, her husband, and their 2-year-old daughter talking about loved ones that had recently passed, one of whom was my father.
Soon after, my brother-in-law went to grab a picture of his mother, who had died in a car crash when he was six. When my niece saw the picture, 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.”
20. A 6 am Wake-Up Call
I was sound asleep, and at around 6 am, I was woken up by my 4-year-old daughter’s face just inches away from mine. She looked right into my eyes and whispered, “I want to peel all your skin off.”
The backstory here is I had been sunburned the previous week and was starting to peel. In my sleep-addled state, however, it was pretty terrifying for a few seconds. I didn’t know if I was dreaming, or what was going on.
19. Something Special About Him
My son was different from day one. He used to tell both me and my mom stories about when he “used” to be here and that he was a doctor named was Craig.
One day when I was cooking chicken, I set the innards aside to discard as I usually do. He stood at the counter and asked if he could have the heart… I don’t know why, but I gave it to him, he came back a short time later and said, see mom, this is the aorta, and these are the left and right ventricles… mind blown… he was eight.
18. Don’t Squeeze Too Tight
I was out with my little puppy, when a kid of about four years old came up to me, excited to pet her. His dad said, “Be gentle” as the kid was heavily hitting her head, thinking he was stroking her nicely, as kids do.
Then the kid looked at me and said, “If I hug it really hard, all of its parts will come out everywhere.” The dad excused them both and left.
17. Stories from When I Was Younger
My mom told stories about when I was younger; I’d scream out of nowhere and point to a corner of the room and cry about a “scary lady.”
Five years later, when my brother was the same age I was, he started screaming and pointing at that same corner, mentioning a scary lady.
16. The Prophetic Toddler
When I was four or five, I would regularly say things like “grandma’s calling” before the phone would ring. The phone would ring moments later, and it would be my grandma. Stuff like that.
But the one that threw my mom for a loop was when I woke up one morning asking if my cousin would lose her arm. My mom didn’t think much of it until my aunt called later that morning to say that my cousin fell off her bike and broke her arm. My mom just stared at me…
15. The Case of the Polish Nursery Rhymes
When my son was three years old, he started singing a Polish nursery rhyme that my husband’s grandmother used to sing to all the babies in the family.
She passed away long before my son was born and get this, neither one of us speak or sing, Polish. We weren’t sure what to make of it.
14. There’s a Man with A Snake
While changing my daughter in front of the open closet door, she kept looking around me and laughing. I asked her what was so funny. She said, “The man.” To which I replied, “What man?”
She then pointed at the closet and said, “The man with the snake neck.” I turn around, and nothing was there. I’m afraid to look into the history of my house to see if anyone hung themselves in the closet. At least she wasn’t scared.
13. Avoiding a Robbery
My mom told me that when I was little, around three, I was walking down a street with her, when I yelled, “I didn’t want to go into a store because there were bad guys.”
My mom ended up not going, and she later told me that the news said that there was a robbery in that store right around the time we passed there.
12. The Stories That Cats Tell
When my nephew was about five years old, I remember taking him around the neighborhood for trick or treating. We stopped at a house with a few lit pumpkins and fake cobwebs, but my nephew said that we wouldn’t be getting any treats from this house.
I asked him why, and he said that the cat told him. I noticed a grey cat sitting in the front garden of the house. We did indeed get no answer from the doorbell, and a few days later, police were seen outside the house; the owner had died in his sleep.
11. The Strange Face In The Ice
My son was about four years old when he asked me, in the middle of the night, if I had said that he was a good boy. I told him no, that I had been sleeping. He insisted that somebody must have said it, but we live alone.
The next morning, I saw a face melted into the ice of my kitchen window, which was about a story and a half off the ground. At that time, he slept in the living room, so he was about 10 feet away from that window. Whatever it was, had to have been floating or over twelve feet tall.
10. The Silver Man Who Comes To Get Me
When my son was three, he was playing in his room by himself. After a while, I went up to check on him; he was staring out the window into the night. He turns to me and says, “Mom, did you know there is a silver man in the big dark?”
He then said, “he comes and gets me sometimes.” Trying to stay calm, I respond, “Is he nice?” He replied, “Sometimes, but he doesn’t speak very well.” After that, he would often ask me at bedtime to tell the silver man not to come to get him that night because he was too tired.
9. A Fisherman and His Dog
When my son was around five or six, we lived in a converted summer cottage. He insisted he saw a fisherman and his dogs outside his room. I asked him several questions but chalked it up to living near a lake and it being an old house.
Years later, I was going through my grandmothers’ old pictures when he made me stop on one of my grandparents when they were younger. He asked who the man was, so I told him. He then said, “Oh, that’s the fisherman!”
8. A Worrying Interview
I was being interviewed to be the nanny a 6-year-old boy during which he was showing me a book of trains he loved (an encyclopedia) when he saw a picture of an old steam train going over a bridge.
He giggled and asked, “What if the bridge were made of Styrofoam, and the bottom was all lava?” He then laughed harder and asked, “What if I made you ride that train, and you fell in and burned up?” I said, “That would hurt my feelings.” He looked me dead in the face and said, “Feelings aren’t real.” I never went back.
7. An Unhappy Spirit
When my son was a baby, about a year old, I would hear strange things from his baby monitor. Sometimes when I went in, he would be asleep. But if he had just woken up, he would always stare at the same spot and babble. A cousin who is nine months older would come over she would do the same.
My stepdaughter later told me that there was a lady who hid in the closet. Once we went out of town for the weekend and when we came back, the spirit was upset, and she left a handprint on his leg… He’s nine now and still afraid of her.
6. Remembering One’s Death
When my son was three years old, he stood by my bed and said, “Mommy, I know how I died.” Then he made a slicing motion across his neck… and it didn’t phase him!
When my 7-year-old heard him, she said, “I know that. I was his nurse and tried to help him.” She later filled in more information that led me to believe she was talking about the American Civil War. To this day, it still blows my mind!
5. Make Room For Grandpa Martin
We moved into the house where my father-in-law had passed away, and at that time, our son was eighteen months old. Many times, I would catch him talking to someone, and he always said it was Grandpa.
Once, when I was laying with him to get him to go to sleep, he asked me to scoot over. When I asked why he said, “Grandpa Martin wanted to lay down.” He played with him and referenced him the entire two-plus years we lived there. We moved just before he turned four and he never talked about him again.
4. Meeting Your Cousins For the First Time
My 3-year-old walked in one day and introduced me to her “friends.” I was excited she had her first imaginary friends and started to introduce them. My daughter then stopped me and said, “No, mom, these are my cousins.”
Playing along, I said, “Oh, I am sorry I do not recognize you. Who is your mom?” My daughter answered, “Aunt Nicole will be.” My sister Nicole had been battling with infertility for many years. I called and told her about it. She ran out and got a test and found out she was pregnant.
3. I’m Going To Help You Get It Out
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.” I don’t even know where it came from.
2. I Want To Know What I Look Like
We were having roast chicken for dinner. My son who was three has a lightbulb moment. He holds up the chicken skin and said, “When we say chicken skin, is this really the skin of the chicken? Like my skin?”
The next day, after a well-needed nap, we were playing cars when I noticed a fresh scar on his foot — a straight line with a little dry blood. When I asked him about it, he said, “I cut myself because I wanted to see what my meat looks like under my skin, but it hurt a little, so I stopped.”
1. The Real Layout of the Titanic
When my kid was four, we were watching a documentary on the Titanic. The scene was a picture of the boiler room, and the camera panned from left to right.
He pointed at the TV and said, “That’s wrong. The boilers were on the other side, and I was right here.” He pointed to a small space in the boiler room. “That’s where I was. And that’s why I don’t like water now.”