Some parents have been spooked by children ‘recalling’ their previous life and even more so by the details they share.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 9, 2022
Kids often surprise parents with their unfiltered thoughts and take on the world. Has your child ever said something that sent a chill down your spine? One woman shared one instance of her kid recalling losing her husband from her previous birth and it spooked her. This led to many other parents sharing similar stories of kids saying weird spooky things. It all started when Lilah Sturges tweeted, “What’s the eeriest thing a child has ever said to you? When my daughter was around 4-5, she calmly insisted that she had once been married to a man named Brad Huffington. When we asked what had happened to him she replied with a note of sadness, “He was lost at sea.”
What’s the eeriest thing a child has ever said to you?
When my daughter was around 4-5, she calmly insisted that she had once been married to a man named Brad Huffington. When we asked what had happened to him she replied with a note of sadness, “He was lost at sea.”
— Lilah Sturges (@LilahSturges) April 6, 2022
Her daughter has since grown up and is 21 now. “I mentioned this tweet to my daughter and she reminded me that Brad lost a leg while serving in the Navy prior to his demise and that they had five kids together,” she added. While some found the tweets amusing, those with an inclination to believe in the supernatural were spooked. Many responded with eerie things their kids said and here are 20 of them that spooked us:
My bestie died suddenly when I was 28. It was a complete shock and I’m still shook… about 6 years ago my then 3 year old asked me a lot of questions about what I did before he was born. Middle of answering he says “Yeah, I remember. We were best friends weren’t we?”
— The Tao of the Pandalorian (@KowMark) April 6, 2022
My son is autistic and had significant speech delays. When he was about 3 and very limited verbally, one day he stood up in the middle of playing with blocks and said, crystal clear, with the intonation of a TV docu narrator: “The year was 2023. The world was burning.”
— Gili Bar-Hillel Semo (@gilibugg) April 7, 2022
At age five my son drew a portrait of our family of four with two tiny upside down people.
A year later I gave birth to twins. pic.twitter.com/w93Lg3NCHJ
— Rebecca Woolf (@GirlsGoneChild) April 6, 2022
A friend’s child insisted on sleeping with infant sibling, explaining, “The baby still knows how to talk to God, and I am forgetting how.”
— Kim Scott 🇺🇦 #BLM (@kimballscott) April 6, 2022
OMG I HAVE ONE. This isn’t about my kid though. We were at a funeral and my aunt has passed. Our cousin was sobbing and her son, he looked at her, I believe he was 4 ish, and he said, I don’t know why you’re crying, you’re next. AND SHE WAS THE NEXT FAMILY MEMBER TO DIE
— Lauren Nelda Pascal (@laurennelpascal) April 7, 2022
Daughter, age 4, raised in 100% secular home presses ear to my pregnant abdomen carrying future baby brother who’s gender is at this time yet unknown. Whatcha doing, I say. Daughter – my brother is telling me all about god, mama. I can’t quite remember anymore. He’s reminding me.
— TheeMermaidQueen💛 (@Mermaids4Kamala) April 6, 2022
K, age 4: Papa, who is in [sibling’s] room?
Me: No one, bud. They went to a play with momma.
K: But I knocked on the door and someone knocked back from the inside.
— Christian Alberto Ledesma (@MrCLedesma) March 30, 2022
My Caucasian “assigned female at birth, child at 3: “Mom, stop calling me a girl. I’m a boy. A black boy.”
Clearly a boy, we let him live as one. He’s 27 now, highly educated, great career in the Big City and having his gender confirmation surgery this month. I’ll be there. 😊
— TREE (@TreeTreeB) April 6, 2022
Standing next to a family crossing the street and their youngest, maybe 5, looks at me and says “I’m going to take your eyes.” No expression, and not a single family member even blinked. I think about that often and it still shivers me timbers.https://t.co/od6KHRu65C
— Lard of Dorkness 🇺🇦 🌻 (@LardFDorkness2) April 6, 2022
Interesting bedtime chat with my 3 year old tonight: “daddy, I had a family a long time ago & my mummy was called Sochi & I was called Anke but then I died & now I’m with your family,” Anyway, if anyone needs me, I’ll be up cleaning the pants I just shat for the rest of the night
— Dan Schreiber (@Schreiberland) August 19, 2021
My daughter, at 4, was looking out the window and asked “where are all those people walking to”. I turned to look and she was pointing to an empty cemetary.
— Beagle, PhD (@beaglephd) April 6, 2022
Just a normal day. My 12 year old just informed me that we are inside a black hole, that it’s all around us. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/WP3JDHAoRR
— kingdom of midst (@Dweefle) May 24, 2020
until my son was about 3, he used to casually refer to “the last time I was alive” and things he used to do or people he knew. once he said “i died in a fire…ugh, i did not like that.” eventually this stopped lol
— Jessica Blankenship (@blanketboat) April 6, 2022
He stopped mentioning them by 5yo. At 8yo it felt like nbd, and we brought up the Hahas. He didn’t remember them at first, but then he did. He got really quiet. Said he didn’t want to talk about it anymore and left the room. He is 15 now and I will never bring them up again.
— Word Salad with Cheez (@WordSaladWCheez) April 6, 2022
As we approached a bend on the road I suddenly started advising the group not to walk along the road and move up farther into the shrubs where there was no clear path. Moments later two trucks nearly collided on the bend and one of them had to swerve where we would be walking
— Potani Kachamba (@LA_VYOTO) April 7, 2022
When my son was around 4 or 5 he said “Do you remember back when I was big and you were little and we used to eat lunch by the river?”
He’s named after my grandfather who used to take me to the river for picnics.
— Renée Stewart (@reneestewart_13) April 6, 2022
My 3y/o sometimes refuses to sleep in my bedroom because “the people” are in there. And she randomly tells me people are knocking and asks why I don’t open for them 🥲 in a video call she once asked why I’m alone and where “the people” are 🥲🥲
— Patty (@Patty__Grace) April 6, 2022
We took my nephew (5 at the time) to the beach for a picnic. He immediately walked to the edge of the lake and just stared at it for a good half hour. We got lunch ready and told him to come eat and this little fucker slowly turns to us and goes “the lake wants a sacrifice”.
— Dizzy (@13silverroses) April 6, 2022
When she was 3 or so, I was driving and we stopped at a stop sign. From the back, she remarks “Oh, remember? You didn’t stop before. That’s where we died last time”
— Jamie Dixon (@onegirloneblog) April 7, 2022
My daughter, at 4, called me into her room at 1 AM and told me she couldn’t sleep because she was worried about the boy in the corner. She pointed to the corner and said, “Look at his eyes, Mommy. I think he’s really sick. Can you hear his mother crying?” 👀
— Meredith Broome, MSC (@Murbrum) April 6, 2022
3 year old: “Eveyone has a mom and a dad, again and again!”
5 year old: “Oh, it’s a circle!”
Kids just describing reincarnation at the dinner table. No biggie.
— Dai Steffans (@NoviceAnarchist) April 6, 2022
My friend was killed during an armed robbery by a bullet meant for me. As a toddler, my daughter one night touched my cheek and said the man with the arm stickers (he had full sleeve tattoos) who sits on the moon was so proud of me 🥺😭😳
— Rhonwyn Newson (@NewRhon) April 7, 2022
I miscarried “Peanut” at 15 weeks, the following year I had another baby. When that baby was 4 I was walking out of his room and he said Mom I miss Peanut. I spun around and said I’ve never told you about Peanut. He said Mom I am Peanut.
— Shannon T. Alford 🇺🇦🌻 (@shannontalford) April 7, 2022
My daughter would stand up in her crib and wave and say “hi see saw!” on a regular basis. One day she saw an old photo of my recently passed grandfather as a young man. She got really excited and yelled “SEE SAW!!”
His name was Cecil.
— Jessica Lyons (@jessglyons) April 6, 2022
I was putting my (then) 3 or 4 year old daughter to bed one night when she gently cupped my face in he little beautiful hands, her big brown doe eye’s lovingly looking into mine and said:
‘Mommy, I would never strangle you.’
— LivenTheBertaLife (@ThisisMyLife960) April 6, 2022