Getting in touch with someone has never been this easy. We can text our friends, talk to people we're playing a video game with, or have a video conference with our coworkers. You get the picture. However, this also means that we're easy to reach too. And not everyone is interested in having a nice conversation.

There's an interesting post on r/AskReddit by u/AStutler4907 where they asked other users: "What's the creepiest message you've received from someone?" Turns out, there are quite a few disturbing individuals who either have some sort of ulterior motive or just want to spread fear and chaos.

#1

Might not be “serial killer” creepy but a man once messaged me “$200.00” when I asked him what he meant he said that him and his friends were betting on how easily he could lay me and that he’d get $200.00 for getting me into bed (I’m a lesbian) He was as old if not older than my own father and I told him in the calmest way possible how gross it was, how ashamed he should be and told him I would be forwarding the screenshots to his daughter and family (I did)

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Good for forwarding the creepy messages

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#2

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received Last year I broke up with a guy I briefly dated. I got really bad stalker vibes from him so I cut him off completely - blocked him on my phone and every messenger I have and deleted my FB profile. A couple of weeks later I learned that he moved to my city which really freaked me out.

On my birthday in November I found a birthday card from him in my mailbox - no stamp so I know he's been to my house. It was really creepy but I didn't hear from him ever again after that. Until now.

Fast forward to this year November. Again, he threw a birthday card and a gift card into my mailbox - no stamp. I've moved TWICE since last year and yet he was able to locate me on my birthday, so I know he's still monitoring where I live. I am now absolutely convinced that he's nuts. In what world can he believe that I find this intrusive behaviour considerate or romantic?

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Liz
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7 months ago

Please find some sort of help or see if he has any priors. This is dangerous stalking.

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#3

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received ‘Hey you look like my sister and I’m into inbreeding’.

Gross.

I messaged back ‘that’s good to hear cause my brother is also my father’.

Nailed it. He didn’t reply back.

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Kanuli
Community Member
7 months ago

True Story: My brother looks like the brother of his wife, and they share the same name aswell. Freaks me out whenever I think about it.

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#4

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received Was playing some CS:GO. Teammate started out really nice at the start of the game. We started losing and he got really really toxic. I told him to calm down or something like that and he said “I will fucking kill you in real life.” After the game he sent me a friend request. I accepted expecting him to do some trash talking and call me shit. Instead he sent me my Address, My dad’s full name and my phone number. Being 16, I was terrified.

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Lucia Vargas
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7 months ago

Oh that's the moment you talk to your parents and the police....

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#5

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received This happened when I was around 16 or 17. I was on a bus and in my school’s sport uniform. Then I got a text from an unsaved number asking “are you not cold in those thin clothes?” (It was a chill morning)

So looked around inside the bus immediately and got another text: “stop looking you’re not going to find me.”

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Would be blocking the number, changing mine and taking a different bus route.

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#6

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I once had a 55 year old stalker. He came into my job everyday for a year before he introduced himself to me. Never said a word to me in person. But he wrote me a 5 page introduction letter. He wrote about how special I am and how my boyfriend doesn't deserve me, that I need a special kind of love. He wrote about how perfect he could be for me and he has what it takes to please me. He wrote about how our interests are similar and about how he can take care of me. He mentioned many things I have talked about with other customers while he must have been present in the store. He also left me presents. Two antique glass heart ornaments. He left the letter and presents on my car where I parked in the lot out back. It was creepy as hell because I was closing that night by myself and locked up and left by myself. And I didn't find this out until later, but he lived in the house that bordered the back lot. So he was probably watching me through the blinds (later realized he was watching me through his blinds for some time and he wouldn't stop) as I was reading the letter. I honestly thought it was some kind of joke! I thought it was from these boys in town just making fun of me. Anyway, the messages kept coming so eventually I had to contact the police. And it turns out it really was this 55 year old man with an unusual obsession against me so I did have to get a restraining order and he was no longer allowed to step foot in my job. Nor was I allowed to leave work alone. I was also 20 at the time. So creepy.

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Helen Haley
Community Member
7 months ago

What is it with some older men thinking they need/deserve some barely adult? There is no way you have much in common. It is creepy.

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#7

I had posted some innocuous comment about a female comedian (whom I wasn't even particularly fond of!), to which some random man took massive offence. Continued to barrage me with the most vile comments (all women who are fat and want to be raped etc.) , I disengage and put my mobile away.

Not even ten minutes later he had gone back through all the pictures of the last five years, commenting and getting increasingly graphic with his threats.

Culminates in him sending me a message how he would prefer to "rape" my toddler daughter because her "cunt" would be "peachier".

Real kicker is that before I blocked him I took a look at his account - no sock puppet/troll, but a man with his smiling kids in his profile pic, employer and scenes of family life. He had no fear sending sexual threats to someone under his own name after one public comment.

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Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Screen shots forwarded to fam and workplace

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#8

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I was selling a bed on Facebook. Before you start thinking of what could have been sent to me let me to tell you, you’re wrong and it’s worse.

It began with the automated: “Are you still selling this?”

I replied “Yes.”

7 MONTHS later I get a message “Did your kid sleep in it? Did he wet the bed at all?”

I replied “No I slept on it, it’s perfectly clean” (thought to myself well that’s fine I would want to know if a kid had peed on the bed I’m gonna buy, also yes I still hadn’t sold it yet)

He replied “Too bad.”

Then I realized he was only interested in it if a kid had slept in it and peed. Sent chills down my spine that I was possibly talking to a pedophile.

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Anne
Community Member
7 months ago

This is where you send the convo to the police. It can help build a record if there is not one yet.

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#9

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I was very active in a subreddit devoted to supporting people dealing with a specific mental illness a while back. I was talking about some personal shit. Specifically, I was talking about how I was a victim of a violent crime in high school and about how it messed me up for so long but I think I was starting to get better. That there was hope for this person I was interacting with.

Someone later messaged me saying I deserved what happened to me and they’d gladly do the same to me based on my post history.

I deleted that account and got into therapy. That shit messed me up.

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Michael Müller
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7 months ago

Sometimes I hate human beings.

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#10

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received One of my neighbors messaged me asking if I had recently been on the elevator. Because he could smell it. Said I was clearly ovulating, very fertile, and that triggered his male senses.

There's like 60 apartments in my building. But he was right. Creeped me out.

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XSpooky_Mint
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7 months ago

The f**k?

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#11

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received At about 11pm, a family friend texts me this: ( as accurately as I remember)

"Look, I thought I could do it. I can't. It's been six months since it happened and nobody even cares anymore. He's just a kid. I do not want to be any further involved, ask someone else."

About 30 seconds later,

"Oh, sorry, that was just a mistake. I meant to send that to my brother, we're just messing around."

I don't know man.

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Wouldiwas Shookspeared
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7 months ago

Sorry What does this imply? I’m terrible at context

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#12

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received A picture that was of me drunk walking home from an unknown number

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theswallowii
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7 months ago

Again...How is it possible to text someone without knowing their number?? Oo

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#13

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received A random number send me a long SMS in which he argue that I shouldn't be f***ing truck drivers for cheap money while I can hook up with him and his rich friends for much more money. I replied that I am a guy and he probably has the wrong number, to which he replied that he knew who am I and gave me my university dorm address. I blocked him instantly but it creeped me so much then. It may be a prank but it didn't sound like one, and I was an international student there so I didn't really have friends who would prank me like this.

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ElenaK
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7 months ago

Bullies!

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#14

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received A man ten years older than me sent me a long message declaring his undying love for me, said he was going to leave his wife and kids for me how he couldn't stop thinking of me and he wanted to be with me forever and how he'd divorce her so we could be together...I was 18 and barely said a few words to him

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Helen Haley
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7 months ago

eeeeeeeew

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#15

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received A guy was writing me on Grindr. I wasn't interested, so I said I wasn't interested. He keeps persisting that we should meet tonight. I was like w/e, stopped responding. Then he said he would take his car to come find me. When i refreshed the app I saw the distance drop from 3000m to 200m. He was like "I'm close now". Then I blocked him, turned off all lights in my apartment (I live on the 1st floor). Now I'm careful to have distance showing on dating apps...

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brukernavn340
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7 months ago

w/e?

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#16

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received It wasn’t the message that was creepy it was the details.

I got a friend request and a message on FB from some dude with a car as his profile pic. The message was just something like, “Hey, remember me?” I didn’t and had to be like who are you.

It turned out it was this dude from a Chinese restaurant near my house. He remembered my name from my debit card and searched me out.

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Liz
Community Member
7 months ago

That happened to me at a museum in Costa Rica. He wasn’t even the guy who processed the ticket transaction. I think he said all of 2 words to me.

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#17

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I got a text from a wrong number and all it said was “he won’t be bothering you anymore, I took care of it”

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brukernavn340
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7 months ago

On the bright side, he won't be bothering you.

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#18

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received “Turn around, I’m at the end of the street”

A text from a guy who was interested in me. I was walking home from work and he’d asked if I was home yet. I said no so he drove my walk home and then text me when he saw me. I was so creeped out.

I refused a lift to his surprise

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Rage of Aquarius
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7 months ago

Unless you're Christian Slater with a baboon heart, that is creepy af.

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#19

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received This happened in 2012-2013 when we were living in an apartment in the city. My wife and I were out shopping one day when I noticed I had a missed call. Checked to see who from and it was from our land-line.. We didn't live with anyone else and my phone was brand new so no one even had my new number yet either. I had a voicemail so we checked that. It was just the phone hanging up. Quiet and then the dead tone. Very weird and creepy.

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Robert Bailey
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7 months ago

That cord bugs me.

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#20

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I run a gift card business that is specifically destined to be in my small country. I make the card, we plan on a meetup, I give them the card, I get paid, we go our separate ways.

I got a message from a guy, wanting a card for a friend's birthday. All fine, I made the card, and we met up. I got my money, and we left. A week later, I got a text from him. Thinking it might be a thank you, or a review, as I often get those, I checked it, but it just said: "I like your shirt."

This got me a little suspicious, as I was wearing my favourite shirt that had a transformers logo on it, so I just replied with a "Thanks", and moved on. Then I got a message almost immediately after I put it down, saying, "I like transformers too."

I immediately got paranoid and moved away from where I was sitting. I then replied with a warning that I will call the police on him, and that I had his number, and that I still remembered what he looked like. He backed off after that.

My business is still running, but I'm much more careful now.

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Kate Wooding
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7 months ago

at least you still remembered how he looked etc. in case you needed it

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#21

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received When I was around thirteen, I got a text message saying something like "I'm the tooth fairy, make a wish." I asked the person who they were, they kept trying to get me to tell them what I wanted. My mom and I promptly called the police.

Still creeped out by it...

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
7 months ago

If you have the presence of mind then perhaps go with something like "that you'll never contact me again in any way, shape, or form". Though some people take any answer as a positive one so maybe the best option is to just block, report, and then ignore.

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#22

About a year after graduating high school, I was playing hockey with my buddy when both of our phones beep. It was our former HS band teacher. We had his number from a cross country field trip the band went on. The message:

Hey guys it’s [former band teacher]. Group gang bang tonight. Let me know if your in.

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Tamsin Far
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7 months ago

Or someone got hold of the phone and thought himself VERY funny.

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#23

At 15 someone asked to buy my used panties and socks.

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Lainie
Community Member
7 months ago

First step would be telling my mom. She would know the best way to react. I mean, 15 yo girl! Ugh

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#24

My mother died in 2016 and a couple weeks later I got a text message from her number that nearly stopped my heart it read "KO" which I found weirdly fitting.

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Hudge
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7 months ago

My mom "liked" several of my Facebook posts not long after she died.

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#25

I accidentally got talking to a crazy Christian chick who was engaged to get married in a few months. Her husband is a ginger and I am also - turns out she has a major fetish for them.

One day she was talking to me online while playing a modded version of the Sims video game. She popped up and said "hey, look what I built". She sends me a few screenshots of the game: turns out she'd made myself and her husband in a gay relationship on the game. The details were scarily accurate with the face / body creation. The first screenshot I got was me, in game, naked (the mod has full nude Sims with penises and all) with my legs spread on a kitchen bench with her husband fucking me in the ass.

Yes, I still have the pictures. I slowly stopped talking to her after that.

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Roselyn Park
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7 months ago

Wait, “Slowly”?!

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#26

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received Someone said “You looked really good in your blue dress today” fake fb profile, didn’t have any pictures and I was wearing a blue dress.

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Marco Conti
Community Member
7 months ago

A creep you know. Unsettling.

#27

30 People Reveal The Most Spine-Chilling Messages They've Ever Received I received a recycled number and the previous owner had used it everywhere from his bank to shopping websites so I used to get a lot of spam. I even tried to explain to the bank when they called regarding the account. One day someone added me on Snapchat through my phone number and upon seeing my Snapchat story, a 35 year old woman replied to my story of watching Star wars by saying "I attended your funeral."

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Trillian
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7 months ago

I still have my mom's number saved and she died in 2015. About a year ago I got an alert on telegram "Mom just joined Telegram".

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#28

Hoping it was just someone fucking with me. Note dropped in my locker in 10th grade with a pretty simple, quite creepy poem.

It read:

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

If you ever feel alone,

I'm always watching you :)

Might've been a prank because there was never any followup.

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Sarah
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7 months ago

I have an extremely similar story from when I was younger, around 10 yo. One Valentine's Day I received a card through the door that read: 'Roses are red, violets are blue, I look out my window and I can see you'. I've hated Valentine's Day ever since.

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#29

Got a message from someone on Reddit asking me how no one had killed me yet.

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XSpooky_Mint
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7 months ago

I'd be like "Everyone who's tried has failed, so come at me, f****r"

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#30

Somebody went through my post history and found a photo I took where the ends of my shoes are visible. Dude then proceeded to demand feet pics and sent me very creepy pms

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Droopsnoot
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7 months ago

Why is it so often that creeps are into feet

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