9 Ghost Sightings From Reddit That Will Creep You Out

In a recent paranormal Reddit discussion, parents shared stories about their children maybe, possibly, almost undeniably seeing ghosts. Like cats and dogs, children just seem to be more in touch with the other side than adults. Horror movies may have planted that idea into our minds, but these anecdotes totally back it up.

While a few Redditors offered stories of their children encountering friendly or well-meaning ghosts, others shared stories that could be the premise for one of those aforementioned horror movies. From kids seeing red-eyed men to toddlers giggling at dark, seemingly empty corners, these eerie tales will surely keep you up at night. At the very least, they'll reignite your childhood urge to check under your bed before going to sleep.

Come to think of it, if these kids aren't seeing ghosts, we shudder to think what they are seeing.

Click through to read some seriously scary ghost stories, courtesy of the parents, siblings, and babysitters of Reddit. And if creepy kids aren't your thing, maybe these terrifying ghost stories from R29ers are more your style.

"My daughter was 4 years old when we lived in our last home. I was a single mom at the time so it was just she and I alone in the home. I always got an uncomfortable feeling in her room, particularly the closet area. But never thought much of it. Until one evening, I had put her to bed and as I was doing chores I walked by her room and heard her whispering. I listened for a bit, thinking she was talking to herself, but it was definitely a two-way conversation, with her saying, 'Uh huh...okay,' stuff like that. I walked in and asked her who she was talking to. She smiled uncomfortably and said, 'No one.' I took her out into the hall and she wouldn't say anything but I could tell she was afraid. Finally, we went outside the house. She said there was a man in her room who didn't want us in the house, and he had told her this and to tell her mom to leave.

"I moved us out a month later. She has not since ever had any episode like this."

-Reddit user vanillagurilla
"My son is 8 and isn't the type of kid who's ever been scared of the dark, being alone, etc. A few weeks ago my husband told me he saw a ball roll out of the playroom. He didn't realize at first that nobody was in there. He didn't say anything about it to our son. A few days later my son came upstairs saying he felt something touch his leg. My S.O. and I just kind of brushed it off. (Kids exaggerate, right!?)

"A few days later, we were out somewhere and when we came home my essential oil diffuser was on. Nobody had been there to turn it on. We were a little freaked out but tried not to make a big deal.

"Now, my son has been saying that something is touching him — once on his back and then repeatedly 'poking' his elbow. He's saying he's scared (who wouldn't be!?). But I've tried to not play into it too much, and explained that sometimes our minds play tricks on us and there's nothing to be afraid of in our own house.

"Nobody has ever said anything about ghosts before all this, so it's not like he's repeating things he heard."

-Reddit user Barf_Dexter
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"My son is 10 now, but when he was three, he said he saw a man with a big hat standing in his bedroom doorway staring at him while he tried to sleep. The man disappeared after a while, but he could feel him sit down on his bed. He still randomly brings it up, so I don't think it was just a 3-year-old's overactive imagination."

-Reddit user v1ntage_m1sery
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"When my sister was about one year old her, my mom would stay up all night while the rest of the house was asleep. My mom's a night owl naturally, so she didn't really mind staying up late looking after my sister.

"One night, while we were all asleep except her and my sister, something weird happened. My mom was sitting in the recliner and my sister was propped on her lap facing her. My sister kept staring at the corner of the wall that meets the ceiling, staring and giggling. My mom turned around and obviously nothing was there, but she was still staring and smiling, happy as ever. [She] even started waving. Eventually, after my mom was creeped out, [she] got my sister's attention to do something else.

"The way our house is set up, our living room and kitchen are connected. Later on in the night, my sister was standing in the kitchen (my mom had the light off so it was dark in there), giggling at another corner. She was pointing, laughing, waving. She would just stare off into the dark, and my mom would repeatedly call her name and it still wouldn't get her attention. My mom got really creeped out that night. As far as I know, that was the only night it happened."

-Reddit user flwersinmyhair
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"When my kid goes to visit her dad, she says all her dead grandparents (both sides of the family) visit her at night when she's sad.

"She also said that something used to carry her down to the floor when she would fall off the bed at my house... she said she felt like a little leaf falling to the floor. The breeze of her falling would wake her up. She said she would just get up and get back into bed.

"Nothing scary...all the situations were very peaceful."

-Reddit user mamabear76bot
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"When I was a teenager, I used to babysit my cousin Alyssa. She was little, maybe almost two, maybe a little older, old enough to say sentences.

"I'm giving her a bath before bed when she looks out into the hallway and gets a terrified look on her face and starts crying. At this moment, my aunt's Pomeranian starts going nuts as well, barking and growling into the hallway. The atmosphere in the room became uncomfortable, and I started getting scared. I took her downstairs from the third floor in the townhouse to try and calm her down. I asked her what was wrong, and she said something along the lines of, ‘The man with the black eyes’ was there. When I continued to pry, she looked up at the second floor stairs, her eyes getting big and looks at me, bringing her finger up to her mouth and said, 'shh,' while shaking her head 'no.'"

-Reddit user FuzzyBanditz
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"When my daughter was around 8 years old, she twice saw the apparition of a tall man wearing a cowboy hat in our apartment. One time, he standing in the hallway with a woman and child, all of them dressed in old-fashioned clothes. Another time, she saw him lying beside me in bed. That time, his eyes were glowing bright red.

"She and I never said anything to the landlord who lived downstairs, because we weren't sure how he would react. One day, I decided to test the waters by nonchalantly asking the landlord if he had ever seen anything strange. He said he had once seen a man come up through the door that led into the basement (it was one of those doors that closed flush with the floor), walk across the kitchen, and pass right through the back door. I asked him to describe the apparition and he said it was a tall man wearing a cowboy hat."

-Reddit user mystery_lady
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"My daughter's great-grandfather died in his sleep when she was three or so at his house. My daughter opened the front door which was not common. We asked why she opened the door, and she said it was for Grandpa."

-Reddit user hypes057
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"One day, my son was sitting in my lap in the living room of our house. He was about three years old. Out of the blue, he told me that he missed me when I was dead. I thought this was strange and maybe I had misheard him, so I asked him to repeat himself. He said, 'Yeah, I missed you when you were dead. We lived in Apartment #8, and I was all alone after you were dead.'

"He didn't seem upset about it at all. It was just matter-of-fact before he went on to talk about another subject."

-Reddit user skydancersrkewl