Ask Reddit

Ah, Reddit. You weird, wonderful microcosm of the Internet.


While YoureCreepy doesn’t really delve into the phenomenon of creepypasta much, save where it interacts with real life (as in the Slenderman stabbing, The Well to Hell, or Capgras Delusions) Reddit is a bastion and often the spawn-point for a lot of these stories. If you do a quick search of the site you can come up with hundreds of threads about users different experiences ranging from home invasions, to mysterious animals, and much more. While you can’t always trust what you read on the internet, and doubly so what you read on Reddit, these threads are usually quite popular and bring in a multitude of stories. The two most cultivated lists are held by /u/mysterious_baker and /u/vaguepagan.

This is a capture of /u/mysterious_baker’s thread. I’ve removed theoretical threads and META threads for easier reading. The live collection can be found here.

/u/vaguepagan has a list dedicated to paranormal question. It contains somewhere over 400 threads as of the time of this writing (August 2017) and can be found here.

 

If you’re unfamiliar with the Reddit schema, threads that are tagged [SERIOUS] disallow obvious joke answers and dismissive non-responses. You’ll notice a lot of similar theme and questions collected here (reposts in the lexicon) but there are, in fact, different comment chains and often contain different responses. Be aware that, particularly in threads not marked with a [SERIOUS] tag, you may fall prey to a weird Reddit in-joke or two and potentially be beat with jumper cables.

 

GENERAL THREADS

January 2017       What is the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen or heard?

August 2017        What is the scariest/most disturbing creepypasta?

May 2017            [SERIOUS] What is the scariest/creepiest thing you have seen/heard?

March 2017         What’s the creepiest thing that’s ever happened in your house/apartment?

July 2017             What’s the most terrifying thing you’ve seen in real life?

July 2017             [SERIOUS] What’s the creepiest/scariest thing you’ve ever experienced in your life?

October 2016       [SERIOUS] Drivers of Reddit, what is a scary/weird/inexplicable thing you’ve seen/experienced while driving at night?

October 2016       Paranormal or not, what is the scariest, creepiest, or most unsettling experience of your life?

October 2016       Reddit, what is your most disturbing, scary, or creepy true story?

2+ years ago        What was the scariest/creepiest thing that has ever happened to you?

2+ years ago        [SERIOUS] What is the creepiest/scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?

3+ years ago        What’s your creepiest (REAL LIFE) story?

2+ years ago        [SERIOUS] What’s the creepiest TRUE story that happened to you or someone you know?

1+ year ago          [SERIOUS] What is the downright SCARIEST thing that has ever happened to you, be it paranormal or otherwise?

1+ year ago          What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?

1+ year ago          What is your creepiest true story?

1+ year ago          [SERIOUS] What’s the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?

1+ year ago          What is the scariest thing that’s ever happened to you?

1+ year ago          What was the scariest encounter you have ever had?

1+ year ago          [SERIOUS] What is the creepiest thing that has ever happened to you?

1+ year ago          What is the creepiest thing that has ever happened to you?

1+ year ago          [SERIOUS] Reddit what are your creepy/unexplainable/or just weird things that have occurred in your life?

1+ year ago          [SERIOUS] What is the best unexplained mystery?

1+ year ago          What is the creepiest/scariest thing that ever happened to you while you were alone?

1+ year ago          What is the creepiest, most blood-chilling thing you or someone you know has experienced?

 

PROFESSION/HOBBY SPECIFIC

March 2017         [SERIOUS] Subway workers, tunnel rats, and explorers of Reddit, what’s your scariest unexplained true story of the underground?

July 2017             People who work in surveillance, what’s the most unexplained or creepy thing you’ve seen on video?

July 2017             [SERIOUS] Real Estate Agents of Reddit, what is the creepiest, strangest, or most unnerving experience you’ve had with a property or a client?

August 2017        [SERIOUS] Divers of Reddit, what is your most horrifying experience under water?

October 2016       [SERIOUS] Graveyard shift workers of Reddit, what is the weirdest or creepiest thing you’ve experienced while on the job?

August 2016        Doctors & Nurses of Reddit, what was the creepiest last words you heard from a patient right before they died?

1+ year ago          Night workers of Reddit, what’s the spookiest/creepiest thing you’ve ever seen at work?
2+ years ago        Sailors of Reddit, what’s the weirdest/creepiest thing you’ve seen at sea?
2+ years ago        [SERIOUS] Night Watchmen of Reddit, what is the creepiest situation you’ve been in on shift?

2+ years ago        Truckers and long-distance drivers of Reddit, what are some of your spookiest/unexplained stories of the road?

2+ years ago        [SERIOUS] National Park Rangers and any other profession that takes you far out into the wilderness; what are the strangest/weirdest you have seen, heard, or experienced while out there?

1+ year ago         Redditors who spend a lot of time in seclusion (at sea, in the air, or out in the wilderness) what’s the creepiest or most mysterious thing you’ve seen, found, or experienced?

1+ year ago         Doctors of Reddit: what’s the creepiest thing you’ve encountered while on the job?

1+ year ago         Dear Deep Sea Fishers of Reddit, what’s the strangest thing you seen/heard on the open ocean?

1+ year ago         Redditors who spend time in seclusion (camping, hiking, etc.) what is the creepiest/scary/suspicious thing you have witnessed?

1+ year ago         Truckers of Reddit, what’s the craziest, scariest, or most bizarre thing you have experienced on the road or at a truck stop?

1+ year ago         Seamen of Reddit, what is the scariest thing that happened to you while you were at sea?

 

CREEPY KIDS

September 2016  Parents of Reddit: What is the most dark/chilling thing your children have said?

2+ years ago        What was something that happened to you as a child that you didn’t realize was scary/creepy/dangerous until you got older?

1+ year ago         What is your creepy unexplained childhood experience?

1+ year ago         What is the creepiest thing you’ve heard a child say?

1+ year ago         What was your creepy unexplained experience as a child?

4+ years ago        Parents of Reddit, what is the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you?

 

SCARY PLACES/REMOTE AREAS

August 2017        Hikers and campers of Reddit; what’s the creepiest thing you’ve experienced out in the wild?

August 2017        What are some of the scariest small town in America?

August 2017        Urban explorers of Reddit, what is your creepiest/most horrifying experience?

August 2017        What’s the scariest place you can find on Google’s Street View?

March 2017         [SERIOUS] Redditors who spend a lot of time in the wilderness, what is the creepiest thing you have ever experienced out there?

November 2016   People of Reddit who spend a lot of time in remote areas, what is the creepiest/scariest thing you have encountered?

September 2016  Campers or Rangers of Reddit, what’s the most unsettling, creepy, and/or supernatural thing that’s happened to you while in the woods?

1+ year ago         Urban explorers of Reddit, what’s the creepiest thing you’ve found while exploring an abandoned building?

1+ year ago         [SERIOUS] Hikers, Campers, Woodsmen and the like; what are you scariest experiences in them there woods?

 

MONSTERS/ALIENS/UFOs

1+ year ago         [SERIOUS] Alien abductees or those who claim to have seen a UFO/alien phenomena, what is your story?

 

IMAGES/VIDEOS/SOUND CLIPS

January 2017       What’s the creepiest piece of real found footage?

March 2017         [SERIOUS] What are some seemingly normal images/videos with creepy backstories?

August 2017        [SERIOUS] What is the scariest thing you’ve ever heard? 

September 2016   What is the scariest image/story/video floating around on the internet today?

2+ years ago        What are some things that look harmless during the day but get insanely creepy during the night?

2+ years ago        [SERIOUS] What is the actual scariest photo on the internet?

1+ year ago          What is the most scary/disturbing/unsettling footage available online?

 

PARANORMAL

December 2016   What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen/experienced in life that you still can’t explain?

February 2017     [SERIOUS] What is the most paranormal event you’ve experienced?

August 2017        [SERIOUS] What’s your true supernatural/unexplainable, downright creepy story?

June 2017            [SERIOUS] What is the creepiest moment of your life that you can’t explain to this day?

October 2016      What are some of the creepy/paranormal encounters you’ve had or heard?

August 2016        What unexplained, seemingly paranormal event did you experience as a child?

1+ year ago         What is the creepiest and most unexplainable paranormal experience you’ve ever had?

1+ year ago         What is the creepiest, most unexplainable thing that has happened to you?

1+ year ago         What is the most unexplained, supernatural, or paranormal event you’ve ever witnessed?

 

NON-PARANORMAL

August 2016       What’s the scariest real thing on our Earth?

August 2016       What was the scariest non-paranormal thing to ever happen to you? 

August 2016       What’s your creepiest non-paranormal story?

1+ year ago         What is the creepiest explainable, non-paranormal story or event that happened to you?

1+ year ago         Reddit, what’s the creepiest encounter you’ve ever had with another human being?