5 Creepy Things Kids Do At Night

Written by Sakshi Bajpai
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Watching children go to sleep is a sight for sore eyes, so peaceful and serene. Except, when it is not! If you have never encountered creepy kids, trust me, you’re a lucky soul. Well, my luck isn’t all that great. Imagine sleeping in your bed, and in the middle of the night, you hear the floorboard creaking and dishes clanking in the empty kitchen. While you want to go and check this out, the inner you, feels like you’re on the set of a horror movie, so you cover your head with the blanket instead.

These are just a few of the many creepy things that kids do. If you still don’t believe me, notice your kids carefully (if you’re a parent) or ask some of your nephews or nieces to come over for a weekend.

So, what are those things kids do once the moon is out? What do they get up to when the witching hour ticks closer that can creep one out beyond belief?

1. They Laugh In Their Sleep

No, we are not talking about that cheeky smile that kids get while they’re in a deep sleep. We mean to say the hysterical cackling during the wee hours of the morning. I’ve noticed my friend’s kid staring at a corner of the ceiling with eyes wide open, and laughing out loud. The moment we went near her, it was as if she’d look through us. Once awake, she’d just say, “See! Those faces look funny.” Creepy enough?

2. They Sleepwalk

Over a conversation, my friend once mentioned that she woke up around 2 AM to get herself some water when she noticed the lights of the living room switched on. Thinking someone might’ve forgotten to switch them off, she went outside only to find one of her kids trying to open the main door of the apartment with the blanket still on her. Needless to say, it is not the best thing to observe past midnight.

3. They Talk To You About Death

They Talk To You About Death
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Well, not only is this creepy, according to horror movies, it might be a sign to call a priest and bless the child. Morbid curiosity or not, nothing is comforting about kids initiating that talk. You may hear them ask about the recently deceased family member, and ask you what happens once you die. This talk might seem normal when you’re sipping your evening tea, not when you’re trying to go to sleep at night.

4. They Have Night Terrors

When you hear a kid sleeping next to you distraught and letting out blood-curdling screams in their sleep, you will do anything to console them. But, you can’t, and that makes the entire episode scarier than it already is. The one time I experienced it, was with my nephew who kept on yelling, “Do not touch me!” over and over. He tried to claw my hand off once when I went near to comfort him. That sight still scares me, to this day. Night terrors are never fun (1).

5. They Stare At You

They Stare At You
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Sometimes you can wake up to your kid standing next to the bed merely staring at you and saying nothing. If you have seen your twins do that, the image of the twins from The Shining might be popping in your head. If you still have the strength to go back to sleep without getting a heart attack, then I salute you!

You don’t need an Ouija board when you have toddlers and toys (2). Somehow, kids amplify creepy things which you never thought you’d experience in the first place. I know I’ve lost a lot of sleep over such creepy things my nephews and cousins have done. And, now that I’ve written this article, I am sure I have invited a nightmare tonight.

If you have any weird stories that still make you horrified, share it with us in the comments below!

Have a good night, tonight.

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Sakshi is a Linkin Park fan who does content designing, in that order. She has over 4 years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and blogging for digital media with specialization in Travel, Pop Culture, Beauty, Healthcare, and Food.

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