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10 Nightwalkers Reveal The Creepiest Things They've Ever Seen

A nightwalker, as the name suggests, is someone who takes walks at night. While most of us are soundly asleep in the comfort of our own beds, others, take this time as an opportunity to enjoy the world in its quietness and stillness. A night walk is meant to be a peaceful adventure, where one connects back to the world without its noise.

However, the darkness of the night can also bring about some pretty creepy situations. Those of us who were awake to see it, shared their sightings on Reddit. Read at your own risk, as some of the stories are chilling.

Hiding Among The Trees

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"One time I turned around to see what was behind me just out of intuition, and I saw someone step behind a tree rather quickly and try to hide from me. I stood there for a second to confirm this, then I speed-walked home." - THCRANGER

Were they being followed or did they just happen to come across another nightwalker finding peace in nature? We'll never know.

Sleepwalking Into Trouble

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"I worked the night shift for 7 years. One night a young, thin blonde woman was walking down the street at 2 am with no pants and a button-up shirt open. I tried to ask if she needed help and she just stared forward, while slowly walking. I called the police and they came and stood in front of her and she slowly walked into the cop's hand and stopped. I didn't stay and went back to work." —Indika123

It's a good thing sleepwalking isn't illegal.

Real Life Television

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"So if you have ever seen Legion, the TV show, I was driving in a Richmond suburb with my friend and we saw this guy standing in the middle of the road that looked exactly like the main villain did in the schizo visions.

He looked at us and turned around to watch us go past. He ended up being gone when we turned around to try and see him again to convince ourselves of what we saw."

Not Actually Funny

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" A guy dressed up as a clown, during the mass hysteria of attacking clowns. He was trying to scare me and chase me expecting me to run off. What he didn't know was that my mates and I had spotted him before and they used me as bait so we could surround him and learn him a lesson about scaring people at night." - CozyTime

As if clowns weren't scary enough? We definitely don't need them jumping out of bushes at night.

A Different Kind Of Nightwalkers

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" I don't know if anybody has ever heard of this but my friends believe it to be true. In southern Georgia/Alabama and all of Florida there are these people they call nightwalkers. If you have ever driven through these areas late at night you may have seen one.

You will be miles from anything and see a random person standing on the side of the road staring at you. Personally, it happened to me most recently when I was going on spring break. No broken-down car nearby, no cities anywhere near. He wasn't trying to hitchhike, he was just standing there." - scaredsh*tless0

Communicating With The Other Side

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"I was sleeping in a bed with my grandmother. I sat straight up in the middle of the night. I woke her up to say, "There's somebody in the house."

She figured I was asleep still, so she guided me through each room of the house to prove to me that it was empty. I have no memory of any of this." - TbhIdekMyName

It's All In Their Step

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"An old man walked very aggressively, like Jason from Friday the 13th but sped up. I was ready to run but I walked past him and nothing happened. Put me on my toes but common, change your walking form man." - micho6

Clearly, they haven't heard that the way that you carry yourself usually says a lot about you. It might be worth training yourself to walk with your head held high.

Better Safe Than Sorry

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"Living in a rural village I was taking a late-night walk with my girlfriend when suddenly we hear a loud what we thought was a human scream. Turned out it was a sheep, jump scared us hard though." - Bfortbattle

In a rural village, this is probably as exciting as the entertainment life might get.

Nature Isn't Always Beautiful

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"I'll walk my dog at night and wear an LED headlamp, mostly so I can see any bear eyes glowing back at me. Twenty feet down the ravine about half a mile from home one night, there were approximately 30 rabbits with eyes glowing and blinking bank at me. Couldn't see the rabbits due to undergrowth, but the eyes...."

Bunnies may be cute in the daylight, but at night it's a whole other world out there.

Chased By A Ghost

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"I live out in the country, more woods and fields around me than houses. There are several dirt paths through the woods that farmers use for their tractors and all during the day. So one night, it had rained during the day, so all the tracks on the path were gone. I was out running around midnight. I had an uneasy feeling but didn't see anything.

But then I circled around and on my 2nd pass down I saw my footprints, but then I saw another set of prints, bigger than mine, that hadn't been there before. Then I saw they made the turn the same way I had earlier. I cut it short that night, never saw anyone, but still." - VictoriaEuphoria99 / Reddit

Spirituality

Death And Breakups Trigger The Same Unbearable Pain, Except For This One Crucial Difference

There is a false believe that true, intense grief is only experienced during the loss of a loved one to death. However, more and more we're realizing that any kind of loss can be grieved, even if it's just a breakup, Grief in all its stages, is experienced is whenever a person faces a life changing loss from intimate relationships, losing a job, a house to a fire, having to relocate, you name it. However there is still one major difference between death and breakups that make breakups even more painful.

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Depression From Loneliness

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Psychological studies have spent a long time trying to understand the pain receptors that are activated during grief. They found that the loss of a loved one has specific depression symptoms, primarily loneliness, which then leads to other depressive symptoms.

In both kinds of losses (death or breakups), the grieving person has to relearn how to be in the absence of someone they shared a bond with and gave a lot of time to. Not being able to see them anymore, whether by circumstance or choice, can feel really isolating and lonely.

Constant Triggers In Routines

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One of the hardest changes experienced in these losses is having to readapt to a whole new lifestyle. The longer the relationships before the losses, the harder it is to accustom to a daily life alone. A routine that was once taken for granted, or even mundane stops making sense, leaving the griever with a shattered sense of self.

Sometimes it's the smallest reminders that cause the greatest pains like having to go to the grocery store alone or walking past the favorite restaurant of a lost loved one. It's quite difficult to build a life from scratch.

Both Kinds Of Grief Impact The Physical Body

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Both breakups and death can take a toll on the physical body. A grieving person will often experience trouble eating, trouble sleeping, low energy, and even panic attacks. Not to mention that each one of those systems will lead to its own effect like trouble sleeping will lead to headaches, nausea, and an ability to concentrate. These symptoms create a vicious cycle of pain.

The feeling of loss is not just emotional but also physical, which makes sense when thinking that the person we lost is no longer physically there. The creates a longing for their physical body to be able to hug it or feel its warmth once again.

A Loss Of The Future

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One thing that breakups and death have in common is that no one really plans for them or can predict when they happen. No one enters a relationship thinking that it's just going to end. Usually, long-term plans are made together and when the person we made them with is gone, so is the hope we had of the future we had. Not only do we grieve the loss of that person but the loss of the future as well.

it becomes hard to live for tomorrow having no idea where it now leads ad it. Grief then creates a void and the grieving person feels like it's walking aimlessly, now lost in the vastity of the world. It takes time to then find hope in a new future.

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The Major Difference Between Death And Breakups: Ambiguous Grief

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We have no choice when it comes to death. It's the inevitable part of our existence and we have no control over its timing. When we lose someone to death we have no choice but to say goodbye and continue knowing that they no longer are a part of our world. However, a breakup is a choice. This is a lot harder to express because even when we say goodbye, we then have to continue living knowing that the person we lost still walks among us, but that we no longer have the privilege of sharing life with them. The grief of a breakup is not only in having to say goodbye to a relationship that's now over and a person that's gone, but also in having to watch that very same person live on with us.

Grieving someone that is still alive in that way is known as ambiguous grief. It means that we're experiencing a loss because someone has changed or disappeared and are stuck in limbo between hoping that everything will return to normal and trying to grasp that life as we know it is also fading away.

Abandonment Grief

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Experiencing grief can come with a complicated set of abandonment issues. Suddenly this person we had trusted to always be with us is gone, leaving us to figure life out alone. However, the abonnement is scarring when it is experienced through rejection. A breakup can actually feel traumatic and tap into insecurities and anxieties that date all the way back to childhood.

Suddenly we start expecting everyone who loves us to then also change their mind and leave us. In an attempt to protect ourselves from feeling that loss again, we can never attach fully again, and simply feel incomplete for a long time.

A Breakup Feels Like A Threat To Survival

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Another reason that grief from a breakup is worse is that the brain processes the loss of a partner as a threat to survival This triggers biological changes because it gets the body ready for self-defense. In a state of emergency, It increases heart rate and blood pressure, decreases appetite, and increases oxygen to the brain to put the body on high alert.

It can even start over-analyzing experiences from the past to learn and prepare for the new perceived danger. This all makes the person feel like they have become obsessed with their ex, and that the only way they'll survive and feel better is if they can go back to the source of their attachment, and get their ex back. When they fail to, it worsens their abandonment anxiety.

Leads To Revenge Or Planning To Get Them Back Are

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We as human beings are wired to connect. From the moment we're born we develop a deep need for attachment. As we get older we find people we connect with and attach ourselves to them. The attachment is even stronger when part of an intimate relationship as it becomes a primary attachment. When it's suddenly cut off, all the energy that was invested with it has no place to go and completely disrupt the biology of the brain.

To cope with this kind of grief, people resort to one of two methods before reaching acceptance. Either they try to execute revenge, which is just another way to keep holding on to the attachment while projecting their pain. Or, they desperately obsess over trying to get their ex back. Thankfully, the healing process and the stages of grief eventually all lead to acceptance.

It's Okay To Feel Pain, Because There's An End in Sight

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We don't blame you for being frustrated with the pain that relationships bring and wanting to stick with what's comfortable but if you're longing to break the cycle click here to find out how. if you're looking for more information on how grief takes its toll on you specifically, then you'll need your own zodiac reading.

We're each on our own unique path and what some struggle with might not be applicable to you too.

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