Have you ever witnessed something out of the ordinary that you just can’t find an explanation for? Here, people share the craziest thing they’ve witnessed that they still can’t explain to this day.
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1/40. Just me and my two-year-old son at home. I was changing his clothes when he looks at me and says, “Why don’t you say hi to that man?”
2/40. One morning my girlfriend and I went to 7/11 to buy bus tickets and right when we were about to pay the cashier, a ratchet looking man barges out of the bathroom covered in blood from head to toe with bloodshot eyes.
He swiftly walks to my side and yells at the cashier shouting, “You can f*cking keep this!” As he violently threw a pack of skittles at the counter. The cashier then calls out saying, “Wait-!” But the man ran out of the store. The cashier then shook his head and casually said; “Sorry about that.” And everything went back to normal like nothing happened. I have no idea what the backstory to that was.
3/40. Woke up one night to see my mom looking into my room watching me sleep. Asked her what she wanted and she just shut my door.
Took a few minutes for my sleep-addled brain to realize I was 25 years old and living on my own at the time. What followed was a thorough search by a naked sleepy man holding a chopping knife looking for whoever was in his apartment.
All the doors were locked, all the windows were locked, and no one else was there.
4/40. I stopped at a traffic light and looked to my right at the driver beside me. We then both raised a banana to our mouths and took a bite at the same exact time. He looked shocked, I looked incredulous, then I turned left and he drove off as fast as he could.
5/40. A guy came up to me with money and asked me how many legs a cat has and I said four but he said, “No they have six legs including their ears” and he moved on.
6/40. I couldn’t fall asleep in the middle of the night. I just sat up and blinked in bed, done with sleep. Just as I was about to get up, I blinked again, and suddenly it was morning. I checked the time and it was 8 am. I somehow slept for 5 hours, and got up in the same position I was awake in. Or at least I think. Maybe I time traveled.
7/40. When I was at my old job, I was out on the back deck smoking a cigarette when I saw a beautiful classic mustang pull in. So I’m watching the car waiting to see who is going to get out of it, when this guy gets out wearing Stewie Griffin pajamas and a Harvard sweatshirt.
He looks around until he spots the used grease bin. He starts walking over to it rolling his sleeves up and he spots me. He stopped dead in his tracks with a look on his face like is just caught him beating it. Without breaking eye contact he just walked backwards, got back into his car and floored it out of the parking lot.
8/40. Heard my dog walking around at midnight, you know, nails hitting the floor. Got annoyed that he was waltzing all over the place, and I couldn’t sleep, so I shouted ‘f*cking stop with your crap already’ from my bed. Sounds stopped. Realized a moment later that he’s been dead for a year and there’s no one else supposed to be in the house.
Ran around with my baseball bat in my hand for 10 minutes but couldn’t find anything… or anyone
9/40. One day in class during school, I looked out the window near the parking lot and saw some guy dressed like a f*cking viking. Like full on grey beard, metal hat, shiny armor, and all of that shit. He was just standing there in the middle of the road lookin’ like he was fresh outta 800 AD. Only myself and one other girl saw him outside, and when the teacher came over to see what the commotion was he f*cking DISAPPEARED.
Why the f*ck was there a viking man at my high school? Where did he go? Why did no one else see him?
10/40. I watched a woman walking a little ahead of me start yelling to herself something about “Twenty years they’ve been doing this…twenty f*cking years.” She then proceeded to pull out a food service glove (the see-through kind that people behind the deli-counter wear) and put it on. She then took out a bottle of dijon mustard, squirted a huge glob in the gloved hand, and just smeared it all over her hair and face.
11/40. I found a CD-ROM with the word “evidence” written on it in sharpie in some thrift store. When I brought it home and played it, it turned out to be an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
12/40. In about 2008 or so, I was driving home through Chickasha, Oklahoma at about midnight. I passed a guy who was walking along the side of the road wearing a short, white toga and a full-face rubber pig mask. He was carrying a long spear over one shoulder (by long, I mean about ten feet long). This was right in the middle of town and it was not Halloween. I was sober and am sane. There has to be a story there. I almost circled the block to ask him. Now, I really wish I had.
13/40. I have very vivid memories of seeing a black, shadowy figure moving around in an apartment I lived in when I was little. I always screamed for my mom and she tried telling me that it was just a shadow of someone in the apartment, but it wasn’t. I watched it, from my bedroom, walk across the wall from the living room to my parents room. It even stopped and turned to look at me once.
14/40. A coworker of mine keeps continuing conversations no one ever started.
First thing Monday morning, no “hello” or “good morning.” Just, “Then I couldn’t get my wifi to work, so I ended up using my phone’s data plan to get my Xbox online, which is why I wasn’t on very much this weekend.”
Except I don’t play any games with him, and I don’t follow him, and at no point have we ever talked about this.
I swear he’s a time traveler, a la Journeyman – bouncing through time randomly – only he’s done this since birth, so he’s not aware that he’s experiencing his life nonlinearly.
15/40. I was walking down the street and I heard this woman who sounded really concerned about this topic saying, “Ya know what we need instead of a one dollar bill? We need a six dollar bill because that’s so much more practical!”
I really want to think she wasn’t joking.
16/40. When I was out driving, I stopped at a red light and looked at the driver next to me. He was staring in his rear view mirror and pulling on his face, like it was a Mission Impossible mask he was trying to rip off. I really wish I could go back and ask that guy what he was doing. Did he just suddenly get curious about how far his skin could stretch? Was he having a bad acid trip? What?
17/40. I got a case for a calculator off of Amazon, didn’t like it, put it in a drawer. Was planning to return it, but never got around to it. Amazon said that they had received the case that I had “returned”, so I asked my parents if they had returned it, but they said no. I opened my drawer and it was still there.
18/40. My mom told me that when I was a toddler she was tucking me in bed and I said, “Mommy remember when I died in that fire?”
19/40. Was having dinner in Paris when across the street I noticed a guy running along the street with a backpack. He stops at a man hole cover, opens it up, jumps down and the lid closes.
I told my family but they were having none of it. They thought I was drunk (strong accusations to someone who doesn’t drink alcohol). Then about thirty minutes later the man hole cover slides open and up jumps 4 people with headlamps and backpacks on. They quickly closed the cover and ran away. It was one of the strangest sights I’ve seen in my life. Thankfully everyone else at our table saw it too.
20/40. I was shopping at a grocery store and I caught a guy staring at me out of the corner of my eye. He seemed to be following me around the store but I was almost done and about to leave so I didn’t really worry about it. On my way to the checkout, I put a cereal box from my cart back on the shelf. That’s when the guy ran up, grabbed that exact box I had just placed back, and ran for the checkout.
21/40. When I was around 11, back in the early 90’s, I was playing basketball with some friends. Clear blue skies. Nice breeze. Perfect summer day. Until we hear an insanely loud “SCREEEEEEEEECH” from above us. We looked up and saw what appeared to be a PTERODACTYL! Leathery wings, elongated beak, the whole shebang. Wingspan of 15 feet, easy. Just soaring above us.
It sounded out again and just flew off, into the distance. It couldn’t have been more than fifty feet above us. We ran inside and told my aunt and uncle. They laughed. Over the next 22 years of my life, only 2 people have ever believed me. Everyone else thought I was either mistaken or lying. But I know what I saw.
22/40. I was about 7 years old living with my mother. We were deep in the country visiting my aunt who owned a drinking establishment. Since it was morning and her bar wasn’t open I was allowed inside. We left shortly before she opened and while driving home, there was a car stopped on the road. It didn’t look like anyone was inside, but we stopped anyway to see if someone needed a ride.
I remember vividly the two people inside the car were looking away from us towards the mountain, we asked if they were okay and both individuals turned towards us and had eye balls the size of fists. They looked like something straight out of a nightmare. Huge eye sockets and eyeballs staring straight into my soul.
She hit the gas and we took off, I don’t think we went under 60 until we were home.
23/40. I had an out of body experience. I was in my room and happened to fall asleep on the floor. Next thing I know I’m like floating around my room and my body is still on the floor. I wasn’t freaking out or anything, it was actually a calming feeling.
So I floated around the house, I remember specifically seeing my grandma in her room knitting a light purple, yellow and green blanket (it was for Easter), watching a specific show and drinking coffee. Next I went into my mom’s room and she was reorganizing her closet (purses and shoes everywhere).
I started to feel heavy and decided to go back into my room and I started floating down into my body and waking up. My body felt tired and I didn’t feel lile moving, but i wanted to go check on my mom and grandma. Both were doing exactly what I saw them doing when I was “floating around. It freaked me out.
24/40. I was like, 3 or 4 years old at our family’s summer cabin when I got extremely sick out of nowhere. My temperature started spiking and no one knew what was wrong. Apparently I was sweating out puddles and my family was getting ready to take me to the hospital when my uncle said he wanted to try something.
I was laying on the couch crying when he started to pray over me for a couple minutes. The second he put his hands on me after the prayer, my family says I shot up to a sitting position, flat as a board, and puked everywhere. Temperature started to go down and they never took me to the hospital. Still just weirds me the hell out, 20-something years later.
25/40. Me and my buddy were driving home late one night, and for a split second, a green laser shined right into our eyes. The road we were on had a slight bend to the left, just enough for the post office to stick past the other buildings on the right side of the road. Im not absolutely sure, but I believe it came from the post office, even though it was like 2 or 3 in the morning.
The light shined into my eyes for about 2 seconds or so and then shifted over to my friend, who was driving. I thought I was gonna get my face shot out and all I did was say “oh sh*t instead of ducking or something. My buddy definitely saw it too, and we kept going down the road and the whole way down we saw no one, and we’ll never find out exactly who and/or what it was.
26/40. I was 17 and struggling with depression, so I went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife, and was going to attempt suicide. As I was contemplating, there was a power surge (which rarely happened at my house.)
The microwave and stove clocks were blinking, so I definitely didn’t imagine it. I texted my mom who was in her bedroom and I asked if there was a power surge and she said that she had been watching TV and the power never went out in her room.
So I put the knife down and watched TV instead.
27/40. Once when I was in high school, I was on the phone trying to tell my friend that my mom was really fun and silly, despite the fact that she is very proper and composed in public.
My friend was telling me she didn’t believe me, and just as the words left her mouth, my mom raced into the room, brandishing a butternut squash, chasing after my older brother who was squealing. Needless to say, I started laughing. Still have no idea why my mom was chasing my brother with a squash.
28/40. About 12 years ago I was driving a friend home to her house in the middle of the woods. We took a turn kind of fast and almost lost control. At the same time, we both saw a bright flash come off the ground, definitely not lightning.
Couldn’t explain it. Another two friends from the area saw a green orb which shot off as if it was afraid it had been noticed. We never spoke of it until a few years later for the fear of sounding crazy.
29/40. At my cousin’s confirmation, my two brothers and I both saw a dude in a white suit with a hat and sunglasses all mafia-style in front of the church. The thing was that we all saw him at different times and only for a second – when we looked back he was gone. No one else saw him, and none of us saw him again.
30/40. I was about twelve and on holiday with my parents. We were in some Spanish resort and the weather was scorching. There was a random guy sat on a wooden stool leant against a building.
I was lagging behind my parents and sister by a couple of paces and as I passed he raised his arm. He smiled at me as he did this and what was there under his arm was a human head!
I raced to catch up to my parents (I’d slowed down while walking past this guy on a chair). I told them what happened and they just didn’t believe me. Even when I bring it up to this day they just have a ‘not this again’ expression.
31/40. Have you ever seen those angel statues inside church? When I was like 10, I swear I saw the eyes of one of those statues blink at me.
32/40. I woke up to go pee in the middle of the night.
Only took a minute.
I jump back in my bed and I feel something sharp on my side. It was one of those metal hangers that have been unraveled. I have no idea where the fuck it came from. I would have felt it while moving around in my bed prior to that.
I lived alone at the time.
No windows near my bed.
33/40. Was going to take a shower. Went up to my room to grab shampoo and conditioner. Open the door, and there is my shampoo bottle floating mid air. Two seconds later it dropped to the ground in the middle of the floor. My father said it just rolled off my bed, except that I had left it on my dresser, which is on the other side of the room.
34/40. When I was really young I was running around in my grandmas back yard with my cousins, running through the sprinkler and having a generally great summer day. I looked down and I swear I saw some sort of octopus tentacle moving through the wet grass, and I stepped on it while I was running and it grabbed my foot with its little suckers.
35/40. My Grandmother lived abroad, and I was the only family member who couldn’t make it to her funeral. My family drove for miles out in to the countryside after the service, and stumbled upon a hotel where they could stay the night. Turns out the owner of the hotel has the exact same first and last name as me, and my name is very unique! I keep the hotel business card in my purse.
36/40. My baby sister could point out our grandmother on photos. She died 6 years before my sister was born.
37/40. About 10 or more years ago, on an absolute blue sky summer day, I was sitting on the deck with my mother, and we saw what I’m guessing was some sort weather balloon. White/silver spherical shape way off in the distance. Didn’t think much of it at first, until it moved towards us. This thing than cut back and forth across the sky multiple times for about a half hour, at a pretty quick rate. Suddenly, it was just gone in an instant. Logic would say it was weather balloon, but if it was something else, I wouldn’t be surprised.
38/40. Before my aunt passed away from lung cancer, we were sitting outside of McDonald’s, eating lunch. She was having a tough time mentally as well as spiritually. She said, “you know sometimes, I don’t think God loves me.”
Not 20 seconds after she said it, this weird looking dude comes around the corner. He has this long beard, and was wearing a suit. He looks at my aunt, puts his hand on her shoulder, and says, “Don’t worry, God loves you more than you will ever know.”
The creepy part is he literally vanished into thin air. We looked everywhere for him.
39/40. When I was little, like 4th grade, there was one night where I couldn’t sleep. Around 3:30 am I look to my side at the window because I heard a noise. Now, my bedroom is on the second floor on the back, and the window is about 30 feet off the ground because of the hill. Outside, hanging on the wall is some demonic thing. It had huge, glowing red eyes and a mouth full of wicked teeth. It pulled this claw-hand off the wall and dragged it across the mess screen. I freaked out and went under the covers. The next day, I wake up and on the window, there are three parallel cuts on the mess about 5 inches in length.
40/40. I was kidnapped for a few hours with my cousin. We were dropped off later and had to walk a few blocks home, unharmed. It was and remains inexplicable. The kidnapper didnt do anything to us in particular.