Once, when my son was about 4 or 5 years old, I was telling him how proud I was of him for something, and how lucky I was to be his mum.
“That’s because I chose you,” he said. “I thinked about all the mommies in the world, and then I thinked about you, and I picked you.”
Which, of course, means he was either looking for a sweet thing to say back to me or he was giving me a glimpse into how things work in the afterlife.
Kids have a matter-of-fact way of talking about (or to) people we can’t see and recalling experiences they couldn’t possibly have had. Are they displaying their wonderful imaginations? Or is it ... more?
Either way, their stories are fascinating, which is probably why a tweet that started as a simple, “My kid just said the weirdest thing” story quickly turned into a thread of parents sharing their kids’ ghost sightings and reincarnation tales.
SON: Cole was so sad we died cuz he really loved our momma but I wasn’t too sad cuz I picked you to be my new momma
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) December 28, 2018
Other Twitter users chimed in with their own creepy stories, including:
A 4-year-old who told his mum that he used to sell newspapers in front of the Capitol Building to save up money for glasses.
A little girl who recognised her father’s new office building as her old school from the 1890s.
Countless kids who reported conversations with grandparents and great-grandparents they’ve never met.
BuzzFeed curated 19 of the creepiest (or most awesome, depending on your perspective) stories from the thread, which are worth a read.
But we can’t get enough of them, so we want to hear your kid ghost/reincarnation stories. Share in the comments below!