25 Average People Reveal The Single Scariest Thing They Have Ever Seen IRL

There’s nothing scarier than life itself. Just ask these people from Ask Reddit.

7. I found a body in the ocean

“I found a dead body while scuba diving.” — skoncol17

8. His leg was sticking out from the window

“I saw a car wreck on the freeway, car was crumpled and upside down, there was a leg sticking out of the window that was so crumpled that the person couldn’t pull his leg inside even assuming he survived.” — Mypopsecrets

9. Slenderman stalked us from outside of our tent

“This happened to me last summer while camping. My boyfriend at the time and I set up camp near the Great Sand Dunes National Park in a campsite called Zapata Falls Campground. What you should know is that the San Luis Valley (in Colorado) is notorious for paranormal sightings, UFO sightings, and just general eerie/unexplainable phenomena. So we’re off to a great start already.

Set up camp that night, eat some s’mores, relax around the fire, what a lovely camping experience honey, blah blah blah. We eventually head back to the tent to pass out. A few hours later I am woken out of a dead sleep. I’m usually a heavy sleeper so this was already out of the norm to just all of a sudden wake up. I knew instantly something was wrong. My whole body was rigid and covered in goosebumps and I was beginning to sweat. I was straining for sound. That’s when I hear it. Something moving around on the gravel/rocky terrain outside.

Now I’m sure we can all differentiate between sounds of human footsteps versus animals. This was like someone tiptoeing around the tent. Light, but defined movement. Even worse, it was close. Just outside the tent itself. Nonetheless I tried to convince myself that it was an animal. It was too light and too consistent to be a deer. Mountain lion maybe but for it to have come down the mountain this far was unlikely. Bear? No fucking way, plus I probably would’ve been able to differentiate based on their heavy breathing. Wolf? Rabbit? None of it made any sense.

I woke up my boyfriend to be sure he heard it too. He’s the levelheaded one of us two so if he heard it, then I wasn’t crazy. After being violently shaken awake, he confirms he hears it too. These light but almost dragging footsteps on the ground. After going over possibilities in our head, we decide it has to be a person. We realize we have nothing to defend ourselves with but a flashlight and a pocket knife. Guns were in the truck far away. No fucking way we were going out there.

We laid there all night, awake with fear, hearts beating as this person or thing dragged/walked itself around the tent. Crunch. Rustle. Crunch. All night. Around and around and around the tent. All I could picture was a Slenderman/Shadow Person stalking itself around the tent.

That is hands down the most terrified I have ever been, and I’ve had plenty of other strange occurrences. The fear of the unknown is a powerful thing.” — EvElizabeth

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