Kids can be so innocent, so adorable, so silly—so why can they also be so darn creepy? These people have shared the most messed up things that have come out of their kids’ mouths, and they’re so dark, we’ll be sleeping with the lights on tonight, thank you very much.
1. The Shadow Man Cometh
When my daughter was three, she had a disturbing imaginary friend. She called him “shadow man” and he mostly would stay in the corner of the room. Sometimes he would walk around and her little eyes followed the entire time. At first she would just casually mention him and she didn’t seem bothered by him, but as time went on she would express how mean he was becoming.
One night, being desperate to fix this situation for her, I was going to beat the heck out of shadow man. So I go into the corner swinging and my daughter gets more upset and says shadow man is laughing and now showing his sharp teeth. She was terrified. I was terrified.