Spooky things that kids have said and done

Kids certainly keep us on our toes, none more so when they come out with some creepy things that send shivers down our spines! Here’s a selection of spooky things kids have said and done that parents have shared online.



“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’.”

“My mother was babysitting my daughter, when she said: ‘Oh no, Grandma. Mama’s not coming any more today. She was in a bad, bad accident. She can’t come get us’. I had indeed been in an accident that almost killed me at that exact time. None of my family had yet been

“My 3-year-old son was softly singing while he was colouring. I stopped to listen, but I had never heard the song before. I asked where he learned it, and he said: ‘The lady in my bedroom sang it to me’.”

“The other week, I was reading my 2-year-old daughter a bedtime story. When we finished, we were talking about being scared of ghosts, monsters, trolls, etc. and she turned to me and said, ‘Daddy, I’m not scared of ghosts.’ I asked, ‘Why’s that?’ to which she replied, ‘Because the
one that comes into my room at night and strokes my hair is a nice one’.”

“When I was really little I pointed to a tree outside my house and said to my family: ‘That tree is going to die’. No one thought anything of it, but the next morning it randomly fell over and crushed my grandpa’s car.”


“I work at a summer camp and one day I was playing with this kid who was jumping off of things and onto me. I said: ‘Hey, be careful. If you kill me I can’t play with you anymore’. He looked me dead in the eyes and said: ‘No, but I can play with you’.”

“My child would talk to the bathroom wall to her imaginary friend. When I asked who she was talking to, she said the boy from the coalmine. We had a mineshaft running next to our house. Nope. Just nope.”

“My friend’s 7-year-old pretended to put me in jail. When I asked what I did, she replied: ‘You murdered a 23-year-old woman while she was jogging in the early morning’.”

“I woke up to find my 3-year-old son lying in bed next to me. I asked how he got in my bed, and he said he came to protect me from ‘the light eyes’ that were standing over me while I was sleeping.”

Got goosebumps? Yep, me too!