25 Creepiest Things Kids Have Said to Their Parents

Posted by , Updated on November 17, 2023

We all know kids say the darnedest things, but what about the creepiest things kids have said to their parents? These creepy kid stories will likely freak you out. But, what they say shouldn’t be that surprising. A wild imagination combined with learning new things and having no filter is a recipe for bizarre and eerie statements.

Usually, kids have no idea what they’re saying is deeply disturbing. From a parent’s perspective, however, it can be scary, leave them speechless, and make them question if they should call a child psychologist. It’s probably harmless, though, right? We’ll let you decide. Here are 25 Creepiest Things Kids Have Said to Their Parents.


Marker Board

whiteboardSource: https://twitter.com/themelaniedione/status/957590841404555264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E957590841404555264&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffpost.com%2Fentry%2Fparents-shared-the-creepiest-things-their-kids-have-ever-said-to-them_n_5a72446de4b03699143f15eb

One mother said when she was sitting on her sofa, she heard a scratching noise and looked up to see her child holding a marker board that read, “I can smell your fear.”


Grey Eyes

grey eyesSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/53y94q/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_most_darkchlling/d7xi8i4/

One Redditor’s niece drew a picture of a man with different colored eyes. When her parents asked her why one was grey, she responded, “Because he can see the storm coming.”


The Man

nooseSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mhcrw/

One mother changed her daughter in front of an open closet door, and her daughter kept looking behind her and laughing. When asked what she was laughing at, her daughter said, “the man.” “What man?” the mother asked. “The man with a snake neck,” her daughter replied. Since then, the mother was terrified to ask about the history of the house and if anyone hung themselves.


Dinner Time

child eatingSource: https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/957444218926092288

One Dad on Twitter recalled how his son told him, “Daddy, I’m going to eat you up.” At first, he thought it was cute until his son continued, “Yeah, I’m gonna cut you into little pieces.”


Go to Bed

under the bedSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/

When telling their child to go to bed and that there was nothing under their bed, one parent recalled how what they said next freaked them out. “They’re behind you now,” the child said.


Ticking Clock

old womanSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mgu54/

While cuddling with his grandmother, one boy placed his hands to her face and said she was very old and would die soon. He then looked at the clock.


The Car

car drivingSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/53y94q/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_most_darkchlling/d7xebh1/

While driving, a father’s six-year-old in the passenger seat looked over and said, “Dad, when I’m seven, I’m going to kill you. No, wait, when I’m eight.” When he asked how she was going to do that, she said, “I’m gonna drive over your head with a car.”



cemeterySource: https://www.facebook.com/SingleDadLaughing/posts/1142898869067592

When a three-year-old boy and his mother walk passed a cemetery, the little boy said, “My brother is in there.” When she told him he didn’t have a brother, he said, “No, Mama… from before. When the other lady was my mommy.”



woodsSource: https://twitter.com/MXTracy66/status/957445195792109568

While a father and his seven-year-old son walked in the woods, it grew eerily quiet. Then, his son suddenly said, “The woods demand a sacrifice.”


Tiny Mom

creepy childSource: https://twitter.com/showupforthis/status/957470712591147008

A mother and her son walked through a store after a nice picnic. Her son suddenly grabbed her hand hard and said, smiling, “Mama, when you die, I’m gonna make a little-you so I can keep you always. Like with your skin, and eyes, but probably not your insides.”



drillSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/53y94q/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_most_darkchlling/d7xdayj/

After finishing eating, one son said, “Daddy, I want to drill into your tummy, crawl inside and eat your dinner.”



baby monsterSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mgv02/

A father’s three-year-old daughter stared at her new baby brother for a while and then looked up at him and said, “Daddy, its a monster..we should bury it.”



pet cemeterySource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/53y94q/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_most_darkchlling/d7xgair/

When a boy was three, his family’s cat had still born kittens. The boy asked if they would make crosses for them, and the father obliged. Then, the boy said the crosses were too small. When the father asked why, the boy said, “Aren’t we going to nail the them to them?”



busSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mh9xh/

When a bus stopped at a walk-in clinic, a little girl turned to her father and said, “Death is the poor man’s doctor.” And that was that.



airplane drawingSource: https://twitter.com/Amani_Marie_/status/957465954572578816

A child drew a picture of an airplane and showed their mother. The child said, “All the people in the airplane are trapped.” Then, they drew flames and colored the paper red before saying they’re all dead and no one would ever find them.



cross with youSource: https://twitter.com/nicoleradziwill/status/957443918362284032

A mother of a 20-month old son recalled how one day he came to her and said in a British accent, “Mother, I’m VERY cross with you.” She added, they aren’t British and have no friends with that accent.


Dangerous Tools

circular sawSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mjmkl/

When a man read his journal from when he was six or seven-years-old, one entry read, “Sometimes Mommy gardens. Sometimes Daddy works inside the house. When Daddy thinks I’m with Mommy, and Mommy thinks I’m with Daddy, sometimes I like to go into the neighbors garage and play with their dangerous tools.” He had no recollection of that ever happening.


White Wolves

white wolvesSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9n7mcu/

A mother’s four-year-old daughter called the rattling of the kitchen pipes “white wolves” and was frightened by it. However, one day at the dinner table, the girl said, “Mom. The white wolves aren’t bad… they’re our friends!” The mother replied, “Yes! The white wolves are protecting us. They are our friends.” Then, the little girl said, “They’re our friends, but not the man who crawls on the floor and stands by my bed.”



twinsSource: https://twitter.com/TEE1031/status/957410979842871297

A mother’s twins said to her in unison, “We see everything you do…everything.” She replied, “Oh…okay.”


The Ham

evil childSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mvn7m/

A waitress recalled watching a four-year-old girl stab her sandwich repeatedly with a fork while saying, “Die! Die! Die!” While her mother was gone, the waitress asked the girl what she was doing. The girl replied, “I like to kill things, but mom says I shouldn’t. So I picked the ham because it can’t scream.”



bearded manSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mg0wz/

One mother’s son was terrified one day to go out to recess in Kindergarten. He said a man with brown hair and a brown beard named Otie would say to him, “Come here, buddy” over and over before school. The school reviewed the tapes and didn’t see anyone.



creepy womanSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1d2v7i/parents_of_reddit_what_is_the_creepiest_thing/c9mhkee/

A mother’s young daughter said that a woman watches her while she watches television and sleeps above her bed while she sleeps. She also said, “It does not like me and wants to eat my heart.”



children diggingSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3eephw/whats_the_creepiest_thing_youve_ever_heard_a_kid/cte8w3z/

One four-year-old was outside digging holes. They were each the exact same shape and size and he looked very focused. When his mother came out and asked what he was digging for, he looked straight in her eyes and said with a straight face, “My soul.”


Bed Bath and Beyond

knivesSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3eephw/whats_the_creepiest_thing_youve_ever_heard_a_kid/ctefwxf/

One Redditor recalled being at Bed Bath and Beyond to pick up a cutting board for their mom when their little cousin was over at the aisle looking at all the knives. The girl looked and smiled, cheerfully saying, “Look at all those murder weapons!”


Big Fat Man

fat manSource: https://www.facebook.com/SingleDadLaughing/posts/671258352898315

At a very young age, a little boy came running into his father’s room and climbed into his bed, crying. When he asked him what was wrong, the boy said a big fat man with a hole in his head kept trying to open his window.

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