If you have kids or follow any sort of parent accounts on Reddit, then you know by now that kids say all kinds of creepy things – they see people who aren’t there, they know about relatives who passed before they were born, etc.
One creepy thing that kids do a lot is to talk about their life “before” they came to live with us, and that’s what we’re talking about today.
So take a read through these 15 parents’ stories of how their kids made them reconsider reincarnation as a concept.
15. This is so sad.
I’ve posted this before but: My daughter, right before she turned 5 was in our hall in the middle of the night, still asleep, whimpering and crying. I got her to come lay down with me and when I asked her what the dream was, she got very upset and said “it wasn’t a dream I remembered”. She told me she remembered when she was a bad dog, and they made her go to sleep.
I asked her about it again later and she got very upset, said she was a bad dog and started crying saying she didn’t want to remember it again.
She has no idea what it means to put a dog down, let alone that it is what happens to “bad dogs”
14. That’ll definitely make you think.
She asked if I remembered when she died, or when her family died.
My daughter then told me about her three brothers that died (and their names, but i forgot them), then get parents died, then she died. But she was a boy.
Then she came to “this family” and she likes it better, because we have medicine that works. 🙁 She then grieved for them for about an hour, with me trying to help her through it.
She was 6 years old, with autism, and a speech delay. It was quite a shock for her to relay the whole story to me. The next day she told my sister the same thing, almost word for word
13. An angel among us?
My son was three at the time. We were at a ceramics place and I was taking a wheel throwing lesson when he say to this lady “I saw you in the fire. Did it hurt when you got burned? I was there but I couldn’t help you.”
She turned white as a sheet and explained to me that when she was a young girl, her house caught fire and she was badly burned. She told me that used to tell her family that she followed a little boy, she’d never seen, out of her room and then out of the burning house.
She is sure that my son is her guardian angel, and that he was sent to tell her this as an older lady to make sure always remembers. We became pretty good friends until we moved away. My son is now 16 and doesn’t remember much about this other than he has faint memories of her.
12. Aw, my heart.
My 3 yr old said, “I was your mom in heaven.” Multiple times.
When I was six weeks pregnant with her, my mom died unexpectedly the day she found out the secret that I was pregnant at 40 with what would be her last and 21st grandchild.
We were going to surprise her on her 75th birthday, two weeks later, but a niece let the secret out.
When my girl was 4, we were looking through pictures boxes. I have no family pictures posted in my house. Later that night I realized my girl took three pictures of my mom and put then in her room. She’s never seen pictures of my mom before. I asked her why she took those pictures and she said, “because I’m pretty.”
11. He was there.
When I was younger, I would have sleep walk, appearing to be fully conscious, then lying down and going back to sleep like nothing happened. There have been times my mom caught me opening windows in the middle of the night. Another time she was in the kitchen reading the paper and I walked in, made myself a glass of orange juice, drank it, then went to sleep at the table in front of her.
One time, my mom and dad were watching a World War II documentary late one night. Something about the push into Europe and a massive tank battle (probably Arracourt). I walked downstairs and my parents told me to go back to bed. I said, “I want to watch the battle again.” Parents said I’ve never seen this documentary. I said, “no, but I remember it. We were in that one. It went boom. points to a specific tank in the middle ground. I remember the one behind us going boom too.”
Mom puts me to bed, saying I was talking nonsense. Comes back and jokes to my dad. Dad says he’s not so sure, because while she was putting me to bed both tanks exploded. The one in the rear first, followed by the one I pointed out.
10. Not everyone can have an exciting life.
When I was 3 I told my dad I used to live in Ohio before living with him.
All these interesting stories and I’m just that guy from Ohio.
9. Well that’s creepy.
When my sister was 3 she would go on and on about her brother, Brian. We’re all girls, and we don’t know where she would have heard the name. But it was all, Brian does this Brian and me used to do that, on and on. Thinking Brian was an imaginary friend I asked her where Brian was now.
She said “he’s dead, I am, too. The bomb got us and our house is gone.” Very weird.
8. Impossible memories.
My grandmother passed away about 10 years ago. We were very close and my whole life she always told me that she would be my guardian angel after she died.
When my daughter, now 5 was about 3 she had terrible night terrors and would have a hard time going to sleep. I would spend the evenings with her comforting her to help her get to sleep, reading books, talking to her, etc.
One night we were talking about what do you want to be when you grow up. She kept telling me that she used to be a grown up. After prying and asking what she meant, she told me that when she was a grown-up she used to be my grandma.
She then told me a story about when I was young, I had an accident and was burned when helping her cook dinner. It’s something that I never told her but did actually happen. It completely creeped me out at first, and she has never really mentioned anything else like that since.
7. Poor little chap.
Not as creepy, but my little brother around ages 2-3 would always say, “Once when I was a teenager”, and tell a story. I teased him, but he seemed to recall so much. He would become upset when I told him it never happened, you were never a teenager. By ages 4-5 he had no recollection of his teenage self.
6. In detail?
My grandmother reluctantly told me how my uncle, who was around 2 or 3 at the time, described to her in great detail “skinning the white men”
We are white.
5. Strange for sure.
My brother was very ill as a child, so he didn’t get to socialize much outside the house. Every doctor visit we’re rushed affairs in and out of the room. I also came from a family with pretty minimal tv watching.
At 3 my brother explained to the family a belief system we later understood to be Buddhism. He then asked all the crosses be removed from his room, as the man on the cross was “recycled into a new baby” and it was mean to keep looking at his old body.
4. Oddly specific.
I have a few, all the same kid.
First when my son was 3, he told me that he was once kidnapped and the police accidentally shot and killed him when they were trying to rescue him.
When he turned five he told me he had never made it this far.
Also when he was five, we drove past my grandparents old house, they have been gone 16 & 18 years now. He told me “I used to play in that house with Pappy (my dad) when I was little, except the house used to be white”
The house did indeed used to be white and it had been painted and ugly gray. My dad also had 9 siblings, three of which died in infancy.
3. A mysterious song.
Apparently I used to always creep my mom out when I was really young by singing a full song, over and over again whenever I was in the tub. She said she has no idea what language it was but it was always the exact same. She swears it wasn’t a child’s jibberish and was obviously a full language (just not our native english).
I try to remember it but I just can’t quite get there. I do remember singing it though and then one day not being able to sing it anymore when I was probably 6 or 7, and being distressed by the loss of it.
I wish I knew what the hell it was.
2. Just like grandma.
I’ve only ever shared with a few people, how my late mother regularly hid a packet of biscuits (Usually chocolate digestives) from my brothers and I, so when we had visitors, there was always some biscuits to go with a cup of tea (How it’s done in Britain).
I once caught my daughter stuffing a packet of biscuits in the back of a cupboard behind a big bag of pasta. At the time, I thought “Crafty cow wants them for herself” but left them there to see if they’d disappear – Maybe for a teaching moment about not being selfish or something.
They didn’t disappear, but reappeared when some friends came over. She just waltzed out of the kitchen, just as my mother used to, opening a packet of biscuits. She never knew my mother and I’m pretty certain nobody else would have encouraged this pretty specific behaviour.
I don’t believe she’s the reincarnation of my mother, but I’m just intrigued at her selflessness – She doesn’t get it from me, those biscuits wouldn’t have gotten past a couple cups of coffee with me around.
She still does it too – We have a biscuit box in the cupboard, usually with a few packs of biscuits, but when I keep a check on how many packs I’ve bought, there will be one short or I’ll come across a random packet in a cupboard somewhere.
And she likes to be the biscuit-bringer when we have visitors.
1. How would she know that?
My 3y/o niece, in a hotel near her home “I’ve been here. I used to sit in this chair and knit.” Wouldn’t say anything else when pressed further.
Another time in an antiques shop, we looked at an old school desk with a flip-top lid when she, bemused, said “Where’s the inkwell??” It just seemed strange that she’d expect there to be one.
See what I mean? Creepy!
Has your kid ever said something like this? Tell us what in the comments!