Psychic Ability

Psychic Ability is a scary riddle about a homeless man and the strange things he says. Read the story carefully and think about it for a while. Try and figure out what the hidden meaning is and then scroll down to the comments to see if you were right.

Psychic Ability

Psychic Ability

I live in Osaka, Japan and often use the subway to go to work in the morning. One day, when I was waiting for the train, I noticed a homeless man standing in a corner of the subway station, muttering to himself as people passed by. He was holding out a cup and seemed to be begging for spare change.

A fat woman passed by the homeless man and I distinctly heard him say, “Pig.”

Wow, I thought to myself. This homeless man is insulting people and he still expects them to give him money?

Then a tall businessman went by and the homeless guy muttered, “Human.”

Human? I couldn’t argue with that. Obviously, he was a human.

The next day, I arrived early at the subway station and had some time to kill, so I decided to stand close to the homeless man and listen to his strange mutterings.

A thin, haggard-looking man passed in front of him and I heard the homeless guy mutter, “Cow.”

Cow? I thought. The man was much too skinny to be a cow. He looked more like a turkey or a chicken to me.

A minute or so later, a fat man went by and the homeless man said, “Potato.”

Potato? I was under the impression that he called all fat people “Pig”.

That day, at work, I couldn’t stop thinking about the homeless man and his puzzling behavior. I kept trying to find some logic or pattern in what he was muttering.

Perhaps he has some kind of psychic ability, I thought. Maybe he knows what these people were in a previous life. In Japan, many people believe in reincarnation.

I observed the homeless man many times and began to think my theory was right. I often heard him calling people things like “Rabbit” or “Onion” or “Sheep” or “Tomato”.

One day, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to ask him what was going on.

As I walked up to him, he looked at me and said “Bread.”

I tossed some money into his cup and asked him if he had some kind of psychic ability.

The homeless man smiled and said, “Yes, indeed. I do have a psychic ability. It is an ability I obtained years ago. But it is not what you might expect. I can’t tell the future or read minds or anything like that.”

“Then what is your ability,” I asked eagerly.

“The ability is merely to know the last thing somebody ate,” he said.

I laughed because I realized he was right. He said “Bread”. The last thing I had eaten for breakfast that day was toast. I walked away shaking my head. Of all the psychic abilities someone could have, that one must be the most useless.

Did you notice the horror of this story?

Comments

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  2. Dog fan says

    I totally get it. When the man said human when a man walked over him that meant the man who walked over him ate a human!! Which meant that he was a cannibal and he could be searching for the next victim. And maybe he could be new at the lady’s work place and MAYBE he would eat the lady. Or he could sneak behind her and eat her…but then everyone would see. Or he could invite her to a date and then to his house then he could eat her.

  3. jenn3985 says

    The guy he called “Human”, The last thing he ate was a human. Therefore, He is a cannibal.

  4. scareX Abhi says

    my dad is too a BUSINESSMAN
    that means…
    oh no dad’s home and he says that he ate outside.

  5. scareX Abhi says

    the tall businessman, as the homeless guy muttered “HUMAN”. that means he ate human in his last supper. VERY SPOOKY. my dad is a BUSINESSMAN too. that means… oh no dad’s home and he says that he ate outside.

  6. Annalise_@reader says

    I didn’t get it at first I was like cool some random guy knows what they last eat,but ……… I stared reading the comments and literally yelled omg in the middle of class ……. so business men eat human…. cool

  7. watchmescream says

    This is quite a story, but you see even though the business man at a human, it is not all that uncommon. It’s like donating your body to science. you just sign some papers and your body can be eaten. (That only happens on the black market. DO.NOT.TRY.)

  8. ParanormalFox says

    Is it weird that the second i read the part about his ability i instantly figured the puzzle.

  9. PieWaffles says

    Calm down guys people pay lots of money to get human meat from black markets.It doesnt mean they kill.Some people actually say when I die I can be eaten.They sign like paperwork so you need to stop overeacting.

  10. Mary Shaw says

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! THAT MAN WAS A CANNABLE!!!! HE ATE ANOTHER HUMAN AND THAT IS JUST PLAIN SCARY!!! I’m glad that I am scared of trains and subways and plains because I would be totally werided out if I found that out.

  11. Crystal says

    I NOTICED! I NOTICED! I NOTICED THE HORROR OF THIS STORY! Here is it:
    > When the beggar looked at the tall businessman, he said “Human”. That means, the last thing the businessman ate was human.

  12. Princess Of The Dead says

    Hello from Madrid ❤ All my ads are in Spanish 😂😂😂 WE WANT BLACK FOG BACK!!!!!!

  13. Queen Of Dog Meme says

    I’m usually horrible at riddles but I got this one first try the first time I read it. It’s because I was thinking in my head the whole time:

    “What? How come the business guy’s just a plain old human when the others are animals and food? He’s missing out!”

    And then I read the last bit and I was like:

    “OH. MY. GOD…”

  14. The Light of Lilly says

    Very clever story, although i would like to hear what happened afterwards. Where is the business-man now?..

    – Things are not always like they seem

  15. xxkittycatxx50 says

    Took me forever and a bunch of readthroughs to realize the cannibalistic businessman. Lol me-sa stuipid ^~^

  16. Kema says

    The Tall Business man was indeed a cannibal, that’s messed up and very evil lol. But great story.

  17. QueenOfGhosts says

    I wan to eat my dog but my parents will not let me. The funny thing is he has three legs.

  18. bullies are losers says

    the tall guy ate a human u idiot remember that next time u see the homeless guy

  19. Eszmerrelda says

    Cannibal businessman? When, sometimes they do seem blood thirsty… But he brought it to a literal…..

  20. Revenge Is Sweet says

    aT first I thought that person just smells their breath as they walk buy but then I was like how the heck does he know what a human smells like unless he goes around sniffin people. But then it said figure out the horror. :O

  21. gothixgirl says

    when the buisness man went by the man said “human” thats the last thing he ate.. O_O

  22. Banana phone says

    Scary for kids you just gave the answer away straight away and didnt even let us answer the riddle anyway I was thinking he would actually kill the sidekick because he said I need time to kill and anyway my answer is one of the homeless people was human meaning he was a cannibal
    lol that explains what a homeless person eats when starving and has not got any money.

  23. keyoko12 says

    i have a psychic ability, i can look in someones eyes and SEE what they have been through, and i can see a persons facial exspretion without looking that there face, but by their voice and i tell the future in dreams

  24. Paradise says

    OMG! O.O as soon as he said the last thing someone ate I remembered the comment about “Human” Oh crap.

  25. Julia says

    Yay, I was able to figure this one out!!! It’s too bad I ain’t the first one…

    Answer: The businessman had eaten a human…>.<

  26. KayKay says

    If I walked by, he would be like “Chocolate and marshmallow nyan cat”
    XD
    Aka, s’mores poptart :D

  27. screamoutloud says

    the tall guy ate human :o this took me not very long to understand as i read through O_O

  28. QStarrDaze says

    “Human” •_o Not really that useless though… If you wanna know who ate your to-go plate that you so eagerly waited for when you got home… There you go! ;D

  29. Swaggiehun says

    The tall business man ate human!! The guy said human and he tells you what you ate last!!! Ew!!

  30. Dimka says

    WHY DO YOU GUYS THINK THEY WERE ANIMALS IN DISGUIES!! HOW IS AN ONION, BREAD, AND POTATO ANIMALES

  31. Dimka says

    Chicken wing chicken wing hot dog and baloney chicken and macaroni chilled with my homies

  32. Moon says

    This is so obvious it’s not even funny.

    If his phsycic ability is to tell the last thing somebody ate and he said “Human” as the business man walked past him, then the business man is a cannibal.

  33. Midnight Spirit says

    When the business man walked by, he muttered, “Human.” He’s a cannibal.

  34. werewolfgirl says

    Me too DEAD scary! Although I don’t know I dreamed it until it happens so it’s not very useful….

  35. werewolfgirl says

    When the business man walked past he said human,so that means the last thing the businessman ate was a human O.o

  36. maryblood XxX says

    whoohoo the first out of many more.when the buisness man passed he sayedHUMAN that means he eats humans. whooa totally gros

  37. Really? Scary? Call me Rose! says

    Um ok so the bizznis guy ate a human?
    Gosh thats….thats……messed up
    Disturbing….

    CALL ME ROSEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. furrykinz2234 says

    :O DEAD SCARY U HAVE THOSE DREAMS TO? I ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE NEXT DAY because i was watching 13 real asian horror storys and in one of the scenes it was so familiar thats when i realized i saw it in my dreams O.O

  39. furrykinz2234 says

    :O DEAD SCARY U HAVE THOSE DREAMS TO? I ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN THE NEXT DAY because i was watching 13 real asian horror storys and in one of the scenes it was so familiar thats when i realized i saw it in my dreams O.O

  40. ketsara1981 says

    OMG! I couldn’t think of anything at first, but now as I knew the answer…eerie!!!

  41. Kem says

    The tall business man ate a frikkin’ human? THE HELL. DAS’ MESSED UP. And btw, that guy’s an idiot, you make toast with bread ._.

  42. bikkiecake says

    This freaked me out for a second. When he said he could tell what people last ate I was like “OMG! A person ate a potato! CARB ALERT!” then I relised that someone was a cannibal and I was like ” Wow………WHAT!?!?!?!”

  43. kpopon says

    I knew that the homeless man was able to tell what somebody last ate when he said Potato…….

  44. imgianna says

    When I read that the man said his power was to know the last thing somebody ate I already know it (without reading the real answer) that yeah… THERE IS A CANNIBAL BUSINESSMAN ON THE LOOSE!!!

  45. TheHauntedStoryTeller says

    I FOUND THAT STRAIGHT AWAY THE BUSINESS MAN ATE A H-U-M-A-N THAT’S JUST FREAKY!!!

    Yeah I ALWAYS have Deja Vus they can be freaky though and sometimes I can tell what people are thinking by their faces, most of the time. And since I can tell they can be upsetting things so I get upset and my friends call me sensitive.

  46. queen of chills says

    i knew right away that that man is a cannibal creepy
    although a human does seem pretty tasty right now
    :p

  47. XxdeliciosscreamsxX says

    omg @deadscary i sort of have dat feeling like when something happens i think back when i had a thought that this will happen but only when it happens it so dayshavue

  48. Hylia's daughter says

    I thought it meant they would taste like that.
    Exe: fat woman would taste like pig.

  49. xXZombieRose14Xx says

    :o the busness man ate a human the day he died O_O cannibal….. thts scary ….

  50. scarycheyni1998 says

    That’s funny. The man said human for the business man. The business man is a cannibal.

  51. xX TO LIVE IS TO DIE Xx says

    I knew the answer as soon as I heard what he’s ability was. The businessman ate a human. lol XD

  52. horrorqueen says

    Haha the business man was a cannibal!!!!
    At first i thought that’s what all the people were going to turn into. But i got that all wrong

  53. Midnight7776 says

    me too DEAD scary XD

    i can tell what happenens next too but not all the time…

    DA GUY ATE HUMAN

  54. NinjaYuuta says

    There’s a cannibal businessman on the loose!!!!! Careful everyone! He could be doing your business!!!!

  55. DEAD scary says

    My mum says i have psychic abilities because i can tell the future from my dreams and i always have LOADS of deja vu’s!

  56. Dead Girl XXx says

    Haha xD furrykinz lol… disguise of humans? maybe like reincarnation? :D
    People are eating animals… o.o

  57. furrykinz2234 says

    deadgirl i didn’t notice either because i didn’t notice that it was wat you ate b4 i thought they were animals and the business man was just a regular human

  58. Dead Girl XXx says

    OMG!! O_O I didn’t notice at all im such a stupid person! XD
    er… so.. i wonder what i have eaten for my breakfast o.o i think i forgot o.o

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