13 Real-life Scary Stories By Reddit Users That Will Send A Shiver Down Your Spine

Real-life Scary Stories By Reddit Users

Is it true that ghosts or spirits exist, or is it all a conspiracy theory? Many people ponder this question, and each of them has a different answer. But, as children, we were most fascinated by spooky stories and movies that our grandparents used to tell us or something that we watched on the television. And no matter how scary they might have been, it never stopped us from watching them.

But, more than stories do you know what is more terrifying? Stories inspired by real-life incidents. Horrific things occur around us every day like murders, possession, disappearances and you’d be surprised that these stories aren’t just fiction but some of them are real-life stories too.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the most terrifying, fictional and real-life unexplained stories submitted by Reddit users below.

Knock yourself out, but make sure you keep the lights on!

13 Real Scary Stories By Reddit Users That Will Send A Shiver Down Your Spine

1. The key to the door…

I found the key to the door my mom had been hiding from me for the past week.

About a week ago, I found a small trap door in my mom’s closet. She told me not to go in, ever since then she has been acting strange.

The key was behind the washing machine, I thought about it at first, what if she found out and got mad at me. But I did it anyway, the door clicked open, and there, I saw a body.

My Mothers Body…

Posted by u/Liam4Fingarz

2. Hello…

When I was young, telephones didn’t have keys to press or even a dial to rotate. You’d pick up the phone, and the operator would say, “Number please.” Then you’d give her the number and she’d connect you.

When I was very young, I didn’t really know the purpose of a telephone. I just knew that you could pick it up and talk to someone. I’d pick up the phone and when I heard “Number please,” I’d just start chatting with the operator. Some didn’t want to talk to a little kid, but one, in particular, seemed to enjoy it. I’d call her and we’d talk about what was going on in my life and then we’d hang up.

When I started grade school, my favorite operator would help me with my homework. I’d ask her questions, and she’d help me figure out the answers, she’d never just tell me directly, but with her help, I could always find the answer.

As I got older, I realized that this was not what the operator was for, but it was such a habit I kept it up. When I started dating, I’d tell her all about the boys and what we’d done the night before.

One day, I called my operator up crying. My date the night before hadn’t gone too well. The boy had been pushing, demanding things I didn’t want to do. When I refused, he hit me and left me to walk home alone.

My operator listened while comforting me, and told me not to worry, things had a way of working out. The next day, the boy was found dead outside his house. No one knew exactly what happened to him, myself included.

Later I met your grandfather. He was sweet at first, but as time went on things got unpleasant. He’d go out drinking, and when he’d come home he’d beat me.

I hadn’t spoken to my operator in years, but one day I remembered her and picked up the phone. By this point phones had dials, so I dialed  0 and got the operator. I told her what was going on in my life, and she said not to worry, things had a way of working out.

The next morning your grandfather wasn’t in bed with me. When I went outside, I found him on the porch, dead. He’d been dead for hours. I have no idea how she did it, but anyway, that’s what happened to your grandfather.

Posted by u/jbuchana

Read 100+ Two Sentence Horror Stories That’ll Freak You Out

Scroll to Top