There’s a whole subgenre of horror dedicated to creepy kids. The Omen, The Children of the Corn, The Bad Seed, The Bad Son, The Babadook all feature a kiddo that makes our skin crawl. Because sure, they’re cute. But sometimes even the most adorable, loving, little ankle-biter can say or do something so spooky that you consider locking your bedroom door at night, right?
On Twitter, feminist writer Mikki Kendall asked what’s the creepiest/weirdest thing you’ve heard a kid say. And the answers are all the stuff of nightmares, or at least 20 more horror movies.
People who interact with kids, what is the single weirdest/creepiest thing a kid has ever said to you? It's Saturday night so why not creep yourself out? pic.twitter.com/6pK92nOkmG— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) January 28, 2018
So many to choose from, but it would have to be the day sitting on my sofa, heard a scratching noise meant to get my attention, looked up, and saw this: pic.twitter.com/uI5XQiFUjl— Melanie Dione (@beauty_jackson) January 28, 2018
My son, at five years old:— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 28, 2018
"Daddy, I'm gonna eat you up."
"Yeah, I'm gonna cut you into little pieces."
Walking with my 2-yo in a cemetery by our house. She says “mommy, who is that man in the red jacket by the stone house?” She pointed to a mausoleum. There was no one else in the cemetery. “He’s waving at me!” She waved back. “He’s coming over to talk!”— Kate, But the Tired Version (@Ardeospina) January 28, 2018
Walked in on my lass turning all of her stuffed animals around. Wyd?— talytr (@tltroup) January 28, 2018
P: I just can't sleep with all these eyes watching me. I don't know how you do it… pic.twitter.com/Nepkufw3qd
Babysitting that ended with backyard marshmallow roast. One kid didn't want to get the near the fire. I asked if it scared him, "Yeah the bad man set a fire that burned me and my mom and then I woke up here." Uh….— Jessica Ritchey (@Ruby_Stevens) January 28, 2018
I was hiking alone in the woods with my son who was 7. It was eerie quiet. Out of nowhere he says “The woods demand a sacrifice.”— YOUNG MT (@MXTracy66) January 28, 2018
Another time a young boy told me, "The man in the box told me you listen to sad music."— wapshkankwet (@wapshkankwet) January 28, 2018
My twins in unison: we see everything you do… everything 👀— Tanya ✨ (@TEE1031) January 28, 2018
Me: oh… ok pic.twitter.com/jNsFoSUJPY
Sitting on the floor in my class a toddler came up from behind me and kind of tried to climb up my back/hug me from behind. "Where are you going?" I asked, laughing.— 💀SighQueen💀 (@_ellenisdead) January 28, 2018
Right into my ear he whispers: "Inside." I stopped laughing.
Nine-year-old daughter to me after touring an open house (older home): "we can't live there."— Monique (@bluebelletrist) January 28, 2018
Her: People died there.
Me: Well, in older homes that sometimes happens…
Her: They're still there.
"We're all gonna die."— Iced Pound Cake (@ms_chel_ayyye) January 28, 2018
"I know sweetie. That's just part of-"
"You're gonna die tomorrow."
You know, I didn't actually think about how much weird shit I was inviting into my mentions on a Saturday night.— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) January 28, 2018
In the comments, share your story of the creepiest thing a kid has said to you.