So I fell down a bit of a rabbit hole on a Twitter thread last night.
Lilah Sturges posed the question: “What’s the eeriest thing a child has ever said to you?” and Twitter users responded with their stories, each one more chilling than the next.
A similar thread is on Reddit, with thousands more responses.
Readers spoke of children’s eerie predictions, unexplained knowledge, and connections with people long gone.
Did I mention I was reading these alone at midnight when everyone else was asleep?
I quickly pivoted to watching “Friends” for some lighthearted humor before bed LOL.
I’ve compiled the most popular responses…hang onto your hats folks!
My daughter would stand up in her crib and wave and say “hi see saw!” on a regular basis. One day she saw an old photo of my recently passed grandfather as a young man. She got really excited and yelled “SEE SAW!!”— Jessica Lyons (@jessglyons) April 6, 2022
His name was Cecil.
When my son was around 4 or 5 he said “Do you remember back when I was big and you were little and we used to eat lunch by the river?”— Renée Stewart (@reneestewart_13) April 6, 2022
He’s named after my grandfather who used to take me to the river for picnics.
There was some classical music on the radio in the background and my then 3 yo stopped, listened and said “I used to play the violin”— Jo (@cfs_jo) April 6, 2022
For years our son had dreams about being a boy called William who lived in a cabin “before electricity.” He described his life in great detail. That stopped when he was about 12.— Mx. Amanda Jetté Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) April 6, 2022
Years later we found out an ancestor on my wife’s side was named William and died when he was 12.
My child was about 5, and when I was dropping her off at daycare she grabbed my face with both hands and said “momma. Be careful” with a very serious face. I got into a car accident about 10 minutes later.— 99 percent bees (@TeresaMarieR) April 6, 2022
We lived close to a nursing home until my son was 3 1/2, on our daily walks we would pass by it and he would run into the grass to play and talk to “all the grandmas and grandpas outside.” The was never anyone outside.— Mermaid Tea (@themelowmermaid) April 6, 2022
A friend’s child insisted on sleeping with infant sibling, explaining, “The baby still knows how to talk to God, and I am forgetting how.”— Kim Scott 🇺🇦 #BLM (@kimballscott) April 6, 2022
My daughter (3) pointed at my boobs one afternoon and said “those are for milk.” I said they used to be when she was a baby but not anymore, and she said “no, they are again.” And then two days later found out I was pregnant.— Breeana Flannery (@BreeanaFlannery) April 6, 2022
My daughter, when she was like 4, crawled into my bedroom while under a blanket and eerily intoned “One must be lost for one to be found.”— MIHistoryDad (@MIHistoryDad) April 6, 2022
She did this three times and then left the way she came in.
My bestie died suddenly when I was 28. It was a complete shock and I’m still shook… about 6 years ago my then 3 year old asked me a lot of questions about what I did before he was born. Middle of answering he says “Yeah, I remember. We were best friends weren’t we?”— The Tao of the Pandalorian (@KowMark) April 6, 2022
My mum and sister were in a taxi with my nephew when he was about 3. He pointed at a branch of Claire’s Accessories and said, “when I was a big boy & I was a fireman I used to go in that pet shop.”— Cabernet Voltaire (@treacadelic) August 20, 2021
Elderly taxi driver almost crashed. Said it had been a pet shop when he was a kid
At age five my son drew a portrait of our family of four with two tiny upside down people.— Rebecca Woolf (@GirlsGoneChild) April 6, 2022
A year later I gave birth to twins. pic.twitter.com/w93Lg3NCHJ
Umm…do you need a light, humorous read right about now? (I think I do!) Check out “15 Tweets About Kids Who Made Everyone Laugh With Their Hilarious Antics” https://www.imightbefunny.com/humor/hilarious-kid-antics/