December 12, 2019 | Daniel Swift

Parents Share The Chilling Things Their Children Have Said


All parents know that children say the darndest things. Sometimes they say things that are absolutely adorable, and other times they say things that make no sense at all. But there are also times when they say things that are so dark it completely catches you off-guard. Concerned parents took to the internet to share the most chilling thing their children have said, and based on their stories, they had every reason to be worried. From statements about gruesome acts to claims of seeing ghosts and monsters, these children's statements will surely send chills up your spine:

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#1 The Dealbreaker

My three-year-old daughter was in the bath playing with her toys. She was laughing and having a good time when suddenly. her face deadpanned. She looked me in the eye and told me in a serious little voice: "Mom... if you bit and ate all my fingers off, I wouldn't love you anymore." I never had the intention to bite her fingers off.

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#2 Benjamin Button Vibes

When my son was small, I was talking to him about growing potatoes. I described how you bank up the earth around them as they grow, and he said: "I used to do that when I was an old man." It wasn't the creepiest thing I'd heard him say, but it definitely gave me Benjamin Button vibes. It was really weird to hear.

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#3 Dark Intentions

My six-year-old daughter in the passenger seat a few days ago looked at me and said: "Dad... When I'm seven I'm going to end you. No, wait, when I'm eight." I had to ask: "How are you going to do that?" She smiled and said, "I'm going to drive over your head with this car."

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#4 Monster-In-Law

My mother-in-law was picking my son up from school because I had some errands to run. She was supposed to just drop him off (I really dislike that old witch), but instead, he comes running through the door and yells: "Daddy. I invited grandma for dinner." I sighed and thought to myself, "Here we go..." It was going to be a long night.

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#5 She's Not Wrong...

I was explaining to my niece the difference between things that can and can't change about people. She was confused because she'd met a set of three siblings and the eldest wasn't the tallest. So I told her that one day, even SHE, an itty bitty four-year-old, could be taller than me, a big, huge grown-up. But even if she was taller, I would always be older. She looked me, serious as ever, and said: "You'll be dead sooner too."

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#6 Creepy, But Clever

Not a parent, but a former teacher. I taught English in 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). A 10-year-old girl came up to me one day, grabbed me by the hand, and said, 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. It was the creepiest thing a kid has ever said to me. And probably the most clever thing a kid ever did while I was a teacher.

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#7 Psychic Son

My friend's three-year-old told his mom: "There would be lots of blood and mommy will cry." She ended up miscarrying. The second time she got pregnant, he always referred to her belly as "them," and then one day, early in her pregnancy, she got an ultrasound and it was determined that she was carrying a set of twins.

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#8 Black Circles

"When you turn off the lights, that's when the black circles come. They come down like this (holds his hands in the air above his bed), and they stay for a second, then zoop! They go inside! (slapping the hands to his chest)." Then, barely holding back tears, he whispers: "I hate it."

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#9 The Pinky and The Brain Nightmare

Not my kid, but my brother once woke up in the middle of the night and started screaming at the top of his lungs. He was four years old at that age, and we had roomed together. My parents rushed into our room and asked me what had happened, while my brother was still sobbing in his bed. After a while, my brother looked still terrified, but he calmed down a bit and was able to answer the question: " I-I had a really scary dream." My mom tried to calm him."Oh, honey, it's okay now, what it was about?" She asked expecting nightmares from the Jurassic Park we were watching earlier that day. but his answer even more chilling. "I dreamed, that Pinky and The Brain were purple."

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#10 Um... Run.

When my niece was three years old, she covered up my head with a blanket and held it down. I moved my head out where I could see her. She said, "You can't come out," and smothered me again. I laughed and said, "Why?" She gritted her teeth and angrily said: "Because I don't want you to."

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#11 Seeing Ghosts

I was with my sister, her husband, and their two-year-old daughter. We were talking about loved ones that had recently passed away (my father had passed away sometime recently). My brother-in-law went and grabbed a picture of his mother, who had lost her life in a car crash when he was six, to show me. When my niece saw the picture though 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." I still shiver a bit just thinking about it.

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#12 The Storm In His Eyes

My niece drew a picture "of a man in her room" that she kept telling her parents about. He had two different colored eyes, and one was gray. When asked why it was gray, she responded: "Because he can see the storm coming."

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#13 Almost Too Self-Aware

This was recent, actually. My son always says odd things. Usually, they're funny, but this one threw me for a loop. He is eight years old. I was telling him how much I love him and thanked him for being in my life. He said: "I didn't choose this life. I couldn't control how it began. But I can control how it ends."

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#14 Demon Voice

Not weird phrases, but my two-year-old will get frustrated and switch to her "demon voice" sometimes.  She makes her voice deep and scratchy sounding, then tell you no. It freaks people out the first time they hear it, but my husband and I find it funny now.

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#15 The Boy With The Glasses

My three-year-old daughter walked downstairs in the morning and said: "Look what I can do!" She proceeded to cross her eyes. I asked her how she learned to do that and she said, "The boy taught me at night." Curious, I asked, "What boy?" She replied, "The boy with the glasses... he did this." She held her finger up and zoomed it to her nose to cross her eyes. She said he laughed and laughed.

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#16 Predicting The End

I saw a picture of a horse on the internet and showed it to my daughter who was two at the time and loves horses. She said, "It's going to die soon," and I was like, "What did you say?" She repeated, "It's going to die soon." Eventually, I figured out that she was talking about my phone battery being low.

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#17 Blaming Dad

Not my child but myself (apparently, because I can't remember).  I was four years old and now I am 28, but my parents told me that I once got my toe stuck under a door and lost skin due to it. When I went to kindergarten the day after, the teacher asked what happened. I told her my dad did it. My parents had to come to school that evening for a talk. Oops.

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#18 Frightening Foresight

We were driving down a dark, snowy highway late one evening. It was the final stretch of a 16-hour-long road trip. My son, who was around four or five at the 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 the accident completely. It was indeed a bit creepy, though, almost as though he predicted there was going to be an accident right in front of us.

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#19 Scary Wake-Up Call

My child had woken up early. She was watching cartoons next to me in my bed while I tried to wake up. I'd heard a funny sound downstairs earlier that I mentally blamed on the dogs. Then, the kiddo leaned over to me and remarked, "Oh, there's a man in the house." I woke up instantly, but I couldn't find anyone in the house when I checked.

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#20 Nanna's Room

My mom stayed with us for a few months when my daughter was three or four. When she moved out, the spare room was still called "Nanna's room." I asked my daughter to get something upstairs one day, she did and came back to me, saying: "Who is that old lady in nanna's room?" I didn't go in that room ever again.

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#21 Sibling Visions

When my son was three years old, he kept saying he had a baby sister with a pink bow, but she passed away. We never had a baby girl, however, we did have a miscarriage just before that episode.

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#22 A Heartwarming Plea

I was putting my nephew down for bed and, unsurprisingly, he was giving me a hard time.

"Okay, time for bed."

"No! Don't leave yet, I'm scared."

"Scared of what?"

"My nightmares."

"Well, maybe tonight you'll have dreams."

"No, I won't..."

"And how do you know that?"

"...I only have nightmares..."

He said this with such incredible sadness that I had to read a few more chapters of Captain Underpants just to make ME feel better.

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#23 Uncanny Prediction

Not my child, but I child I was working with at preschool said this to me: "You have a baby inside you, but you won't be a mommy." I found out I was pregnant that day and miscarried the next week.

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#24 The Child In Yellow

My dad is the owner and runs a hostel in Buenos Aires. We have plenty of people from all over the world, but especially from South America. More often than not, there are no kids around, but every once in a while we receive families.

So, there was this family in the hostel. One little boy and his parents. The little boy was the only kid in the entire place. On a chilly winter night, he appeared in the common room asking who the little girl with the yellow raincoat in the bathroom was. Once again, HE was the only underage person in the entire place.

The spooky moment came six months later. There was no kid this time. A lady from Spain asked us, "Whose child is the little girl with the yellow raincoat in the bathroom?"

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#25 Aspiring Mortician

My daughter and I were playing at the park when she told me she wanted to burn people when she's older. I was a little creeped out, but okay. It turns out her granddad told her about the mortuary across the street and she saw the smoke billowing out. She still wants to cremate people.

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#26 A Possible Reincarnation

It's not something he said, but something he did. He's named after his great grandfather who passed away before he was born. My son would carry around a picture of his great grandfather and just look at it or set down with him at the dinner table.

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#27 Who Is Jonah?

My six-year-old nephew told my brother that everyone on Earth was a figment of "Jonah's" imagination and that when "Jonah" wakes up, we'll all disappear. When we asked who Jonah was, he replied: "He's the one who sleeps. The dreamer in the dream."  It made my skin crawl the first time he told me.

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#28 A Dark Accusation

My friend's seven-year-old kid pretended to put me in jail. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: "What did I do? Forget to brush my teeth? Didn't do my homework?"

Her: "You ended a 23-year-old woman while she was jogging in the early morning."

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#29 Jelly Side Down

My father told us one day that our baby brother, maybe three or four at the time, took my dad into the master bedroom, pointed in a corner and said: "Daddy, the monster lives down there." I'm still living in that house. I haven't noticed anything strange happening other than an above-average amount of weird stuff. Like, if you drop toast, it's definitely jelly side down.

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#30 A Terrifying Prediction

Before I left for a business trip, my two-year-old son told me I was getting on a scary plane and it was going to crash into a house. I have to admit, I thought about it quite a few times before the flight.

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#31 Cemetary Happenings

I used to work at a daycare that was adjacent to a large cemetery. Sometimes, the kids would gather at the fence and stare into the cemetery, talking about a little boy they wanted to play with. As it turns out, the part of the cemetery that bordered that fence was the same part where all the kids and babies were buried. It really freaked out some of the girls that worked there.

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#32 My Imaginary Friend Sam

My son had an imaginary friend named Sam when he was three. He would talk to him and laugh when we weren't in the room. We would always play along with him. We asked him, "What does Sam look like?" And he said, "He's small. Like me. But he's not a kid. He has black hair and black eyes." I looked at my wife and laughed and said, "That doesn't sound like a nice friend." And he replied, "Shhh, he's right behind you." He wasn't allowed to play with Sam after that.

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#33 Too Many Horror Movies

We were at a family reunion and my five-year-old niece was playing with my three-year-old daughter. My niece said she didn't want to be here. I asked why she didn't want to spend time with her family. She replied, "That's not my real family. My real mom passed away. I've seen the video of it." That's what happens when you allow your child to watch horror movies at a very young age.

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#34 That Little Boy Out There

This is a combo between my nephew and my son. When my nephew was three years old, he was sitting by my mom's back door looking outside. When she asked what he was doing, he said, "Playing with the little boy out there." There was no little boy. Many years later, when my own son was three years old, he was in that same back room and asked if he could go outside and "play with that little boy out there." Still no little boy. What makes it creepy is that my grandmother (their great-grandmother) lost a little boy when he was three years old to pneumonia. My mom still lives in the same house.

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#35 Oh, That's Nick

We were living at a house where a schoolmate of mine lived for 15 years before he passed away. One day, my daughter said, "He's in the closet." I asked her, "Who's in the closet?" She replied, "Nick. He looks scary, daddy." I went to pictures on his Facebook and asked her who it was because we'd never talked about him before. She pointed at the screen and said, "Oh, that's Nick."

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#36 "Go With God"

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: "God be with you." But one time, when I was leaving, I told her: "Go with God". According to my mom, she tried to correct me, but I insisted on saying, "Go with God." That night, my great-grandmother passed away.

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#37 Talking About Chemical Warfare

My nephew, aged nine, had been reading war history. He then stated: "The good thing about chemical warfare is how efficient it is." Chilling indeed. He grew up to be a good and compassionate person.

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#38 Evil Roots

When I was four or five, my family was out to dinner and I was coloring on one of the placemats. When the waitress asked, "Where did you get your pretty red hair from?" I said, without skipping a beat: "A demon." The waitress's jaw dropped. My parents knew I was going to be a problem early on.

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#39 Definitely A Bad Egg

Not my kid, but a friend's. He was about three years old and he would give his mother a hard time, every day. One day, he'd driven her to tears, which was a rarity for her. She looked at him in the rearview mirror of her car and he was staring at her. He said, "Good. Cry more. I like it when you cry."

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#40 Calling for Jeanne

My son is 21 months old and often says random things as he falls asleep. "Choo choo!" "Star!" Things like that, just using the words he knows. So last weekend as we were laying in bed about to fall asleep, he says "Jeanne!" Clear as day. That's my mom's name. Not too weird, except that she passed away eight years ago.

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#41 Pony Bacon

My two-year-old was playing with these tiny My Little Pony toys. They were small enough that you could fit a couple in your hand. She also had a big toy kitchen with a frying pan. I walked into her playroom one day and saw the ponies in the frying pan on the toy stove. I asked her what was going on and she looked at me, saying, "They're bacon now." Hilarious and terrifying.

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#42 That's Rude

My son and my husband were racing to the car. My husband lost so he was the "rotten egg." My son informed him that he would always be a rotten egg. His dad said, "Well, one day you'll be old and you'll be the rotten egg," to which my son said, "Yeah, and you'll just be dead."

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#43 Too Creepy...

"Mommy, there is a person in my bathroom," my three-year-old daughter said. My blood went cold. Had someone broken into our home stealthily? I was alone with my two kids while my husband was at work. I asked my daughter to show me. She took me to her bathroom and said, "He is right there." I asked, "Where?" She replied, "Behind you." There was no one behind me, though.

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#44 The Dog Days Are Over

When our dog passed away, without us yet having properly attempted to explain death, our then two-year-old said, "All her thoughts left her body."

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#45 An Odd Desire

My four-year-old son said, "Daddy, I want to crawl inside your stomach and eat your dinner." The food was okay, but I didn't think it was worth that much effort.

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