Reddit’s Ask Reddit function often throws up some weird and wonderful questions – and equally interesting answers.
This week Reddit users were asked: ‘Parents of Reddit, what is the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you?‘
Unsurprisingly there were an array of pretty terrifying responses, and we’ve rounded up ten of the best.
10. Creepy dating advice
‘I jokingly asked: “What’s the best way to get a girlfriend?”
’7-year-old’s response: “Tell her to be my girlfriend or she’ll never see her parents again”.’ – abluesxs
9. Sibling rivalry
‘My 3 year old daughter stood next to her new born brother and looked at him for awhile then turned and looked at me and said, “Daddy its a monster..we should bury it”.’ – Like_I_was_sayin
8. Watch out grandma
‘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.
‘Then he makes a point of looking at the clock.’ – NotTomPettysGirl
7. Goodbye dad
‘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.’ – UnfortunateBirthMark
6. Beware of monsters
‘While not something my own child has said, my younger cousin (around 5 at the time) once drew a picture of a a black monster, looked up at me, and said “He told me to draw this. He’s coming for you. You better hide.’ – Nilliak
I see dead people: Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (Picture: Reuters)
5. Skin peel
‘I was sound asleep, and at around 6am I was woken up by my 4 year old daughters face inches 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.’ – psalm_69
4. Sibling rivalry part 2
“So I shouldn’t throw him in the fire?”
’3 year old daughter holding her baby brother for the first time.’ – olafthebent
3. Cat crucifixion
‘When I was about 3 we had a cat that had still born kittens. I asked my father if we could make crosses for them, which he did. As he was making them I asked: “aren’t those too small?”
‘Dad: “What do you Mean?”
‘Me: “aren’t we going to nail them to them?”
‘Dad: (after several moments silence) “we’re not going to do that”
‘Me: “oh” – Tom_Zarek
2. Past lives
“Daddy, remember that time we died?” –CtrlShiftZ
‘A friend of mine’s child told him “Daddy, I love you so much that I want to cut your head off and carry it around so I can see your face whenever I want”.’ – GatorMcGovern
New York (CNN) - A police officer accused of a cannibalism plot spent hours online with a man who was kicked off a fetish website because his fantasies were too dark and real, testimony Wednesday revealed.
On the third day of Gilberto Valle’s federal trial, prosecutors introduced e-mails and chats between Valle and a 35-year-old Pakistani man who re-registered on the website under the name “Throat Slitter.”
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There’s certainly something scary on the subject of mummies, however simultaneously they’re extremely interesting as well. These conserved human (and animal) bodies have lasted for years, sometimes even millennium, providing a tantalizing view into how our ancestors must have looked and lived. As such, they have been looked for by archaeologists and displayed in museums for at least two centuries. Terrified but at the same time fascinated, we’ve compiled a list of the creepiest – and among the most interesting – mummies ever discovered.
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David and Jerra sat cross-legged on her bed, their fingers on a Ouija board’s planchette. This night in the mid-1980s grew long as they asked questions, and the triangular plastic piece skittered under their fingertips, and spelled out answers. “We were about 16, we would play with a Ouija,” David said. “We contacted a spirit by the name of Zabul. We were playing in her house when it said that it was there behind a door.”
Three doors stood on the walls of Jerra’s room, one to a closet, one to the hallway, the other to outside. On shaky legs, David and Jerra rose from the bed and peeked behind each door.
“We checked the closet door first, nothing,” David said. “The one to the hallway, nothing. The one to the outside, nothing. As we were checking the one to the outside, the one to the hallway closed.”
Startled, they put the Ouija board away for the night, but they kept coming back, and so did Zabul. Zabul’s communication soon turned dark.
“We reached out to Zabul a couple of times,” David said. “I don’t remember exactly what the threats were, just they were threats.”
But the threats were enough to make them give up on the board. Pre-Internet, David and Jerra, from a small rural Midwest town with limited resources, never explored the word “Zabul.” If they had, they may have abandoned the board sooner. Zabul, meaning “prince,” is the basis for the name of the prince of demons Beelzebub, the Lord of the Flies.
“Ask yourself this, would two 16-year-olds going to high school in the 1980s really know the word Zabul?” David said. “I don’t think so.”
A few years went by without incident, and David and Jerra went to separate colleges, Jerra to a local private Southern Baptist school, David to a state university almost three hours away. David didn’t know it at the time, but something went to school with him.
“During my freshman year of college, I walked in while a couple of people were doing the Ouija,” he said. “When I walked in, it started moving a lot between the letters Z-A-B-U-L. It was back and forth, back and forth.”
David sat on his friend’s bed, watching the two use the board, wondering if they knew Jerra and if Jerra had put them up to playing a joke on him. They didn’t know her, and this was no joke.
“I knew I hadn’t told them, and Zabul is not a common name,” he said. “After a little while, I asked them to ask it if it knew me.”
The planchette skittered to “yes.”
For every innocent cartoon out there, there’s at least one obsessive fan on the Internet who managed to crap out a semi-coherent theory finding something disturbing about it, like that Tom & Jerry was actually Nazi propaganda, or that Barney & Friends is a metaphor for the Watergate scandal. But just like a broken watch, even the Internet is right every once in a while: The most disturbing fan theories are the ones where you just can’t help but agree with them.
With the advent of photography in the Victorian era a rather unusual practice evolved. Having photos taken was very expensive and most families didn’t own a camera. It is well known that mortality rates were high in this era due mostly to diseases and poor hygiene. When a loved one died the Victorians were presented with an opportunity to imortalise their beloved in a way that was previously impossible: they could photograph them. Because of the high cost of photography, post-mortem photographs were, in many cases, the only photograph a family had of the deceased.
In the earliest forms of post-mortem photography, coffins were seldom seen and the dead would be posed as if they were still alive. Children were posed with toys or asleep in their bed. Even special frames were cleverly used to make the corpse stand upright. For many poor children whose siblings died, they would be required to pose with their brother or sister in a macabre family portrait. Bear in mind that this all had to happen within days of the person’s death in order to take the photographs prior to the visible onset of decomposition.
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Given all the complaining people do about animal experimentation these days, it’s easy to forget that up until fairly recently, scientific experimentation on humans was considered perfectly acceptable. While most of our scientific forefathers stuck to experimenting on random poor people like any respectable person would, others took it a step further and said, “Well, this baby in my house is already crying a lot anyway …”
In Cracked’s continuous effort to make your local haunted house look like a boring pile of dog turds, we once again present the creepiest real places on Earth. Whether it’s due to their bizarre histories, suspicious coincidences or good ol’ human insanity, these are the locations even the die-hardest of atheists wouldn’t venture into without a crucifix and a Super Soaker full of Pope-blessed water.
A two year old boy sat up in his coffin and asked for water before laying back down again lifeless, according to a Brazilian news website.
Website ORM claimed that Kelvin Santos stopped breathing during treatment for pneumonia at a hospital in Belem, northern Brazil.
He was declared dead at 7.40pm on Friday and his body was handed over to his family in a plastic bag.
The child’s devastated family took him home where grieving relatives held a wake throughout the night, with the boy’s body laid in an open coffin.
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We’ve all heard them at one point in our lives. The hook on the car door. The killer in the backseat. Alligators in the sewers. We’ve all had our share of urban legends being passed down to us by our grandparents, parents, friends, and neighbors. They frighten us, but also raise a certain intrigue as to how they came to be. These tales of folklore have multiple variations in how they are told and who and what are involved in them so there is never a definitive version of a story. As a result, these tales are great fodder for movie adaptations especially in the horror genre since most of these stories have a rather gruesome origin. In actuality, various urban legends have already been adapted into films such as Alligator (alligators in the sewers), The Pine Barrens (A film about the Jersey Devil that is currently in development by Darren Lynn Bousman), and of course the Urban Legend films. However, there are numerous other urban legends from around the country that just beckon to be exploited by the horror genre. Here are ten urban legends that have the potential to make for some pretty interesting and potentially scary movies if done well:
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