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15 People Share the Creepiest Thing That Happened When They Were Home Alone

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Staying home alone is an exciting rite of passage for many tweens and teens...but this list of creepy things that have happened to people when they we solo will make you never want to stay home alone again. This AskReddit thread is full of mysterious phone calls and creaking doors, shadowy figures and straight-up home invasions. Each and every one of these stories could be a scene in a horror movie. We're just glad these people lived to tell their tales.

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Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK Killer (Bind, Torture, Kill), was active in the Wichita, Kansas area between 1974 and 1991. SargetheGarbageBarge's mom was living in Wichita while he was active. One day, she was home with her brother. She was upstairs and he was downstairs. He heard a noise in the backyard and then the power went out (a signature BTK move). Her brother yelled for her to run away, and she did. She hopped out the window and ran barefoot to a Pizza Hut, where she called the police. They checked everything out, and it was fine, but holy heck I would not want to stay home alone after that.