Saturday, July 8, 2017

What's the most terrifying thing you've seen in real life?

Reddit top voted comments....

When I was younger I kicked a ball over the fence of my dads friends house and naturally I stepped on the fence and poked my head over to see how far it had gone. I saw a man a decent distance away in the backyard so I called out asking if he could pass my ball back over but he wasn't responding so I asked my sister if I was seeing it right she looked and thought it was a scarecrow. I went to tell my Dad and his friend and they looked at it and called out but still nothing. They jumped the fence to check it out and it turned out I was calling out to a man who had hung himself to pass my ball back over. Few cops etc came that's about all there is to the story, it wasn't really scary just creepy. I was pretty young but it didn't really get to me or anything I do remember it pretty decently though.

Waking up totally covered in blood. I was walking to class and got hit by a car. I'm not sure what was happened in the moments leading up to it, but I woke up in the middle of the road, cradling my head. I distinctly remember lifting my head and looking at my blood covered arm, thinking 'I'll deal with that later', and putting my arm back under my head and going back to sleep.
I turned out pretty okay

Suicide jumper was pretty unnerving. He fell from several stories up and landed on the curb. His body was rigid for a second, then just kinda melted around the shape of the curb. Then blood. Unsettling.

When I was 8 or so, we lived on the third floor of an apartment building. I was walking out to the balcony a step behind my dad, I had one foot out the sliding glass door and before I could put my second foot down the balcony collapsed with my dad on it. There was broken wood everywhere. I thought he was dead. I almost died. Good news my dad lived, but his legs are messed up. It was the closest I have ever been to dying and I thought I was watching my dad die.


Sixty Grit said...

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Sixty, that is more on the funny than scary side of the spectrum, isn't?

Sixty Grit said...

Indeed, but I saw it and posted it here.

I have already written about the times I have been terrified, and mercifully they are few and not all that terrifying - taking my folding knife out of my pocket and preparing to fight two dogs to the death is all I have, and even I grow tired of that story. I am forever grateful that my faithful little brown dog ran up and bit one of the Rhodesian Ridgebacks on the face and they broke off the attack. No stabbing required.

Come to think of it I think he will get an extra treat this evening for being such a great dog.

Leland said...

Interesting that a non-terrifying event, at least according to the person that actually witnessed it, was voted up as most terrifying.