People share their most mysterious experiences and creepiest coincidences – it's fascinating


Jun. 4 2024, Published 3:16 p.m. ET

Life has a way of throwing us curveballs, leaving us with moments that simply can't be explained. On the subreddit r/AskReddit, user ColoradoGhostGirl asked, "What's the single most mysterious thing that has ever happened to you that you still can't explain?" Reddit users shared their most baffling, spine-chilling experiences, and we've compiled some of the most intriguing ones. Buckle up, because these stories will have you questioning reality.

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A Haunted House in the Woods

owlfigurine recounts a strange childhood encounter. Growing up in a tiny town, she and her brothers discovered an old cobblestone path leading to a Victorian-style house deep in the woods. "There was an old woman in the garden, her hair was long and white and pinned up in a bun style, she was wearing along dark colored dress with a big shiny brooch pinned to the neck and as we passed by the house, she smiled at us and waved." Days later, they took their father to see the house, only to find it abandoned and in ruins. The memory haunted them, especially when they realized they all remembered the encounter the same way years later.

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A Glowing Light and Strange Noise

michaelcuz shared a harrowing experience of waking up freezing in the middle of the night. With the power seemingly out, he ventured downstairs to find a glowing light and a strange humming noise. "I spot a dark, slowly-moving figure in the room with light at the bottom of the stairs. The next step that I take feels like I walked off the side of a cliff or was sucked into the floor." The next morning, his security system showed that the front door had been opened and closed multiple times, but no footage was captured, leaving him questioning what really happened that night.

The Mysterious Friend

Finito-1994 describes an unnerving mystery from his school days. His sister mentioned meeting a friend of his, Rudy, whom Finito had no recollection of. Despite this, Rudy seemed to know everything about Finito and his friends. "Going into 8th grade, my sister came home and told me she ran into my friend Rudy. I asked her who Rudy was. She said 'your friend! You’re always hanging out with him and Chevo!'... Then I went to school and met Rudy. He knew everything about me. Asked me how martial arts were going, etc. He knew everyone in my friend group... I didn’t remember him. Eventually I moved away and grew up and something struck me. He recognized my sister. My sister is ten years older than me... How the hell did he recognize her?" This mystery left him pondering the nature of memory and identity.

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An Encounter on the Backroads

Sometimesagreat recounts a terrifying incident from his high school days. During a river party in the early 2000s, he was driving home with a friend when something like a thick rubber band hit his windshield. "It kind of rolled up my windshield and over the top of my car... Then a couple of jacked up trucks popped on their lights and came speeding up behind us. She was obviously freaked out, as was I, so I told her to just keep driving towards town. They didn’t follow for long. I still have no idea what the hell that was all about."

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A Tragic Intuition

EtherealPossumLady shared a gut-wrenching story of intuition. At ten years old, she returned from a girl guide camp with an unexplained, lingering sense of dread. Upon arriving home, she discovered that her cousin Jack had been hit by a car and killed. "I got home and it still hadn't gone away. I walked in the door and found out that my cousin had been hit by car and killed... Rest in peace, Jack <3." The timing and her intuitive feeling left her questioning the deeper connections we might have with our loved ones.

A Life-Saving Premonition

Quay-Z shared a chilling experience that might have saved his life. Last summer, he had a sudden premonition of being hit by an oncoming car while driving his 1975 classic car. Just two minutes later, an oncoming car veered into his lane. Prepared for the unexpected, Quay-Z swerved and avoided what could have been a fatal collision. He reflects, "If I had been distracted, I would have been hit at highway speeds and certainly dead (I was driving my 1975 classic car)... Crazy. I have thought about that a lot since."

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An Urge That Saved a Life

FlowerGi1015 recalls a powerful maternal instinct that saved her son’s life. While seven months pregnant, she felt an inexplicable urge to search a closet. Inside, she found a letter from a car seat manufacturer warning about a potential safety issue and including clips to prevent it. Months later, during a rollover accident, those clips held firm, saving her son's life. "The firefighters told me, whoever installed that seat did a fantastic job. Those straps would have most likely failed and I would have lost my son."

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A Final Goodbye

Nope-5000 shares a touching story of a possible farewell. Waking up unusually at 2 am, she found her mom online. After exchanging brief messages, she later received a call that her father had passed away in the hospital. "I woke up at 2am one morning. This is fairly unusual since I am a heavy sleeper... I couldnt get back to sleep so I checked my phone and saw my Mom was online. She is not normally awake then, so i sent her a message 'are you awake?' She said 'just woke up, going back to sleep soon' and I said 'yeah same, good night.' Half an hour later, i received a phone call that Dad had died in hospital... It’s like he was saying goodbye to us in hospital and we somehow picked up on it even though we werent there."

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An Intuitive Brake Test

Piano_geek describes an instinct that prevented a disaster. Driving with her young children, she felt a strong urge to test the brakes. The road turned out to be incredibly slippery. "Suddenly, I got a really strong urge that I had to try to brake - just to see how slippery the road might be. So I pushed the brakes and there was like no friction at all, we just slid along the road. And when the car finally came to a stop - three huge moose crossed the road in front of us... I would have had zero chance to avoid a crash unless I would have gotten that intrusive thought to test the brakes."

A Stranger on a Bus

FamiliarEchidna4301 tells of a life-changing encounter during a difficult time. Battling depression, she took a Greyhound bus home for Thanksgiving. A woman on the bus looked at her and said, "everything will be okay," then prayed for her. "She asked me if I wanted to pray and before I had a chance, she began to pray out loud on the bus. Not long and not loud enough to be obnoxious but loud enough for everybody to hear... I never saw her again and no one on the bus spoke about it or even seemed to notice her. I arrived home for the weekend and maybe it was a mix of family and this experience but my depression lifted and have had control of it ever since."

These stories remind us that life is filled with unexplainable moments. Whether they are coincidences, premonitions, or something more, they leave us pondering the mysteries of our existence.

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