Whether or not you believe in things like aliens or ghosts, there’s no doubt that abnormal, unexplainable experiences are pretty damn unsettling. Where does the fear come from? That chill you feel when you suddenly hear or see something out of the ordinary. Is it superstitious fear of something supernatural or is it simply fear of the unknowable? It seems like we humans are easily unnerved by the things we can’t explain and have no control over. But these feelings can also be pretty vicariously exhilarating. Why else would horror and mystery be such popular genres in fiction?
We’re stoked that u/LBE asked redditors to share their own spooky experiences because these strange stories from ordinary people gave us quite a thrill. If you’re into unsolved mysteries and unexplained phenomena, you might be into this unsettling Reddit thread.