The premier spot on the Internet for hearing a total stranger’s most insane stories has to be the Reddit forum r/AskReddit. In the case of these 13 threads, the conversation centered around spooky, scary, creepy, and unexplainable events that happened to Redditors IRL.

From terrifying tales of outdoor explorations gone wrong, to the tingling sensations someone might get when they suspects that spirits, ghouls, and ghosts inhabit one’s home, to moments in time that evade explanation, these threads are incredibly binge-worthy — just keep in mind that you won’t be able to sleep after reading some of these.

But hey, if you get too scared, there’s always /r/eyebleach to rescue your imagination.

Jobs Are Scary

Law enforcement of Reddit, have you ever had a paranormal case?

These alleged real-life supernatural cases are distinctly like, well, Supernatural.

Cops of Reddit, what has been your creepiest call?

Law enforcement personnel see a lot of scary shit, it seems. These brave souls recounted the calls their training couldn’t prepare them for.

Redditors who do house calls, what is your creepiest experience?

It’s like your favorite TLC series meets Stephen King.

People of Reddit who work the day shift, what’s your creepy experience?

Ever have a conversation with your coworkers about something spooky in your workspace? Well, then this thread is for you.

Exploring Is Frightening

Campers of Reddit, what is the scariest thing you’ve seen in the woods?

This is a staple of paranormal-themed AskReddit. OP challenged the Reddit community to conjure up their most terrifying experiences in the woods, and the anecdotes are spine-tingling.

Urban explorers of Reddit, what is your most horrifying experience?

It seems like Reddit will be the new source of urban legends that keep generations of kids awake at sleepovers.

To all Reddit travelers, what is your creepiest hotel story?

Hotels are creepy, period. And who needs Ghost Hunters if you have Reddit?

What’s the most unexplainable thing you’ve seen driving at night?

One of the scariest things most of us experience on a regular basis is driving at night. Whether you’re alone or with someone else, on the way home from a late-night shift or headed across the country, you never know what you’ll see on the side of the road in the dark.

What’s the most mysterious thing you’ve experienced in the wilderness?

Campfire stories on crack. That’s the best way to describe these tales of when things go weird when you’re alone.

Memories are Terrifying

What is the most unexplainable thing that has ever happened to you?

Reddit’s /r/nosleep community is known for crafting some of the most horrifying creepypasta — short, online works of horror posed as true stories. These responses are just as unsettling, but aren’t fiction.

What is something that has happened that you can’t explain rationally?

Something about these stories is especially creepy: they all convey the frightening feeling of something feeling… off.

What’s the scariest thing you’ve woken up to in the middle of the night?

Sure, some of these could be exaggerated. But you can never be sure if something someone tells you on the Internet is true or not. Somehow, that makes it even more eerie.

What is the scariest or most unsettling experience of your life?

It doesn’t need to be October to enjoy these Reddit gems.

Reddit is the perfect online warehouse for hours and hours of scrolling and endless entertainment. If you got spooked from these 13 scary AskReddit threads, try sorting these 12 subreddits by “best of all time” for some excellent, hilarious content.👌