Brain Busters and creepy riddles to puzzle your mind. Read these short, freaky stories that are “scary when you understand the meaning” and try to figure out what is really going on.
1. Pregnant Woman
In the evening, I decided to go for a brisk walk. On the way, I saw a pregnant woman who was clutching her belly and seemed to be doubled over in pain. I rushed over to her and asked, “Are you OK?” but she didn’t reply.
“What’s wrong?” I asked. She still didn’t reply.
I thought she must be in a lot of pain, so I took out my cell phone.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m going to call an ambulance.”
Just then, the pregnant woman opened her mouth.
“Umm, sorry, is there a police station near here?” she asked.
“There’s a police station just around the corner,” I told her and I pointed in that direction.
Then, she stood upright, said, “Thank you,” and calmly walked off in the opposite direction.
I looked at my cell phone and all of a sudden, I understood what was going on. I quickly ran all the way home.
Even now, when I think about it, it sends shivers down my spine. I wonder what would have happened if I didn’t have my phone with me.
2. Strange Dream
There was a married couple who lived together. The husband said that, every night, for about a month, he had been having the same strange dream. He wasn’t even sure it was a dream.
“In the middle of the night, I suddenly wake up and I see a person clinging to the ceiling. The person looks exactly like me. He turns his head around to look at me and says, “You have already lived enough. Let’s change places…””
Every morning, when the husband came down to breakfast, he would say to his wife, “I had that strange dream again last night.”
The wife began to get very worried about him.
But one morning, when the husband came down to breakfast, all he said was “Good morning.”
The wife was surprised and asked him, “Did you have that strange dream again last night?”
“What strange dream?” the husband replied.
3. A or B
One day, a boy received a text message from an unknown number. It read:
“I have a quick question for you. Which would you choose?
The boy didn’t know which one to choose, so he randomly chose (A) and sent a reply.
A few days later, he was found dead.
4. Running Child
It was after midnight and I was on my way home. It was a very cold night and I needed to warm up. I stopped to get a cup of coffee from a vending machine. Just then, a young boy came running down the street. He passed by me at top speed. I wondered what a kid was doing out so late, especially on such a cold night. I finished my coffee and started walking again.
Suddenly a woman came running up to me. “Have you seen my son?” she asked.
It was cold, I was tried and I didn’t want to get involved, so I shook my head and said, “No, sorry, I didn’t see anyone.”
I went home to bed. The next morning, I got a big surprise. The mother of the boy I saw last night was stabbed to death in her home. I didn’t see it in the newspaper, so I don’t know all the details yet, but my local shopkeeper told me all about it. Apparently, the kid found his mother’s dead body and informed the police.
I felt guilty. Maybe there was something I could have done to help.
5. Clueless Father
My father moved into an old age home a few months ago. I bought him a cell phone so he could call me. I put my number into the cell phone and gave it to him. “Now, you can get in touch with me whenever you need to,” I told him.
My father was quite clueless and didn’t understand modern technology. He didn’t really know how to use the phone.
One day, I got a text message from him. It simply read: “X:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)x:)”
Like I said, my father was completely clueless and didn’t know how to use the phone.
A few days later, I got another text message from him. It was more of the same:
I rolled my eyes.
However, that was the last text message I ever received from my father. The next day, the old age home called me to tell me that my father had an accident. He fell down the stairs and died.
I looked at the two text messages he sent me. Was he trying to tell me something?
6. Rope Bridge
I went on camping trip with my friend. We were walking through the woods when we came to a long rope bridge. It didn’t look very safe and there was a dizzying drop to the river below. If anyone fell off the bridge, they wouldn’t survive.
When I was crossing the bridge, I felt a real thrill. Then, all of a sudden, one of the boards came loose. I slipped and fell through the hole. I managed to grab the rope just in time and saved myself from falling to my death. I shouted to my friend for help, but he was too afraid to set foot on the bridge.
When I got back to safety, I breathed a sigh of relief. “I could have died,” I said.
My friend was very concerned. “Are you okay?” he asked. “Really, someone should repair the ropes on this bridge.”
7. A Wife, a Dog and a Girlfriend
I have a girlfriend, but recently my wife has become suspicious. Whenever I get home, she is always in an angry mood, asking where I have been and who I have been with. By contrast, my girlfriend is always very nice and sends me encouraging e-mails every day. For me, she is like an oasis in the desert.
But today I didn’t receive any e-mails. When I came home in the evening, my dog greeted me at the door. He seemed to be in a good mood, wagging his tail and jumping up on me. My wife seemed to be in a good mood as well. She gave me a big kiss and didn’t bother me with any questions.
I decided to end the affair and sent my girlfriend one last e-mail to say “goodbye”. For a moment, I thought I heard the faint sound of her ringtone somewhere.
8. The Iron Plate
I was taking a walk when I heard a woman scream. “KAAAAAAAAA!” I was surprised to see a woman sitting on the road in front of a construction site. Beside her, there was a huge iron plate. It was 2 meters long, 2 meters wide and about 50cm thick. I tried to talk to the woman, but she was too stunned to speak.
A construction worker immediately came over and told me what happened. He said that they had dropped the iron plate while they were working on the building. They were moving it with a crane when, all of a sudden, a cable snapped and it fell all the way to the ground. Fortunately nobody was injured. The woman had just fallen over because she got a nasty shock.
Even so, as I looked at the black iron plate lying on top of the red tiles, I had a creepy feeling about it.
Later that evening, I was on my way home and I passed the construction site again. The iron plate still remained. It was probably so heavy that they couldn’t move it. Because of the danger, there was a security guard standing in the area to stop people getting too close. The woman I had seen earlier was still there. I went over to talk to her.
“You got quite a shock earlier,” I said.
The woman nodded. “Yes, I was very shocked,” she said. “Especially when I heard the scream…”