People Share Those Creepy Gut Feelings That Turned Out To Be True

People Share Those Creepy Gut Feelings That Turned Out To Be True


Always pay attention to what your gut is telling you since it often contains important information. Nobody is more familiar with that feeling than these Redditors. Here are the eerie instances in which they were correct.

1. Psych Hospital Brawl


I work at a psych hospital. I was in the cafe with an adult unit and the adolescent unit was also there. I had known one of the kids from when she was on the children’s and normally we had a good rapport. I went to say hi and told her I was proud she had been staying out of trouble, and a few of the other girls reacted weirdly to me saying it, and the girl looked guilty.

I told the staff on the unit and said they should keep an extra eye on the girls because I had bad vibes about it. The staff kinda brushed me off. A half-hour later four girls (including the one I knew) were involved in a brawl where two staff were seriously injured. One ended up with brain trauma and the other was permanently blinded in one eye trying to break it up.

2. Unwelcome Visitor


Every once in a while, you get that gut instinct telling you something is up. I was at a party and at one point, I got that tingling feeling. I knew I was in danger. I finally just decided to leave with a few friends to chill at my place. A few hours later, I got a phone call from another friend asking me if I was OK. When I asked what happened, my blood ran cold.

Apparently, the house where the party was held belonged to a guy who was affiliated with some gangs. Some thugs tried to crash the party and when the host tried to kick them out, they started fighting people. The whole thing devolved into a giant brawl and a few people ended up in the hospital. The authorities ended up shutting down the party.

Meanwhile, I was at home playing video games with a couple of friends. Sometimes your gut’s right.

3. Tragically, You Should Be Concerned


My mom called me when I was out with a friend. She told me my brother didn’t come home last night. She was very worried, even though this is not the weirdest thing for a 21-year-old. I went straight home, and we both felt like something bad had happened. At home, his phone was on the couch in the living room so we couldn’t contact him. We called the authorities and after a week of investigation, his body was found drowned in a nearby lake. I miss him every day.

4. Children Are Smarter Than They Let On


My mom told me this story the other day and it freaked me out. When my oldest sister was little, like 3 years old, she asked my then-pregnant aunt to pick her up to hold her. My mom said she was like “She can’t pick you up, honey, she has a baby in her tummy”. And then my little sister was like “That baby is dead!” My mom freaked out.

Still, my aunt and grandma were fine and were telling my mom it was all good, she was just a toddler and didn’t know what she was saying. Well, lo and behold my aunt goes to the doctor the next day for a routine pregnancy checkup, and the baby was dead. Give me the willies just thinking about it.


5. Wife’s Instinct


I woke up at midnight one night while visiting my mom from out of state. I had this sudden panicked urge to check my house cameras. My phone’s battery was at 0% right as I clicked on the app. I charged my phone and the second it turned on, I went to the app. I caught my husband in our home with another woman. My heart was beating out of my chest from the second I woke up to hours after I saw what I saw and heard what I heard.

It was the weirdest and most horrifying moment of my life.

6. Paralyzing Fear


I used to work in the ER and once I had a man come in with ripping chest pain that started not but 30 minutes prior after he moved something heavy at his office. For some bizarre reason, I felt he was going to die just by looking at him. Massive overwhelming dread just seemed to engulf me. I did his EKG and I hoped something would be wrong with it so we could get him a bed.

Unfortunately, his EKG was perfect. Not five minutes later he went into cardiac arrest on our waiting room floor. After running the code for 45 minutes, he didn’t make it. He had a massive aortic dissection. There wasn’t much hope. This was almost 3 years ago and I’ve seen worse things since then, but the memory is still burned in my mind, and it hurts knowing I was the last person to speak to him.

7. Neighbor’s Tragic Death


My neighbor, who didn’t leave to go out much, always parked his car in the same spot. It was right in view of my bedroom window. A snowstorm was going on all week, and on the fourth day of the storm, I was sitting in bed watching TV. I looked out the window and saw his car had not moved all week. The snow had piled up, and the drifts were pristine.

I got that icky feeling that something was wrong, but I figured I was being paranoid. I woke up in the middle of the night to his body being carried out by EMTs. His kidneys had failed, and he was incapable of seeking help in his last few days, so he was stuck in his house alone. It still makes me sick thinking about it.

8. A Reckless Teen Driver

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When I was a teenager, I was riding in the car with some friends. The driver was speeding a little and acting like an idiot in general. We stopped so he could switch out a CD. I had a bad feeling he was going to wreck the car eventually, and someone would lose their life or get hurt badly. I almost got out of the car, but I didn’t. It nearly cost me my life.

We ended up getting into a wreck fewer than 20 minutes later. I came close to severing an artery in my neck when we crashed. Everyone else’s injuries were fairly minor, including the drivers. His reckless actions caused the accident. I wish I would have trusted my gut instinct.

9. There’s Someone Watching


​​I was mowing my backyard with a ride-on mower, and I began to get an overwhelming feeling of being watched. I started looking around and thought I saw a figure in the upstairs window. I tried to ignore this as no one was home and continued with mowing when I started to feel an unbearable sense of dread. This made me immediately stop.

As I did so, the ground in front of me gave way, forming a massive sinkhole. If I hadn’t stopped immediately, I likely would have been crushed by the tractor.

10. A Terrible Day


In my early 20s, I woke up one day with a feeling of absolute dread I could not explain. I called my mom to come over and then called my boyfriend to come to drive back home. He was on his way to work. I lost my ability to speak during that second phone call, and the whole right side of my face started tingling. I thought I was having a stroke in my early 20s and that I was going to die.

It turns out that was to be my first ever migraine with an aura with aphasia. When the headache started an hour later, I wanted to die.


11. A Uneasy Sensation


I was boarding my plane flight after vacation. It was early in the morning and the second I stepped foot on the plane, I froze and the absolute worst feeling overcame me. I was with my boyfriend and we both had to get back to work, so I made myself stay on the plane. A half-hour later the plane suddenly dipped. Then the pilot got on the intercom.

His voice was shaking, telling us that there was a national emergency and we would have to land at the closest airport immediately. That was 9/11. It took me four days of hitchhiking and bus travel to get home. I did not fully understand what was happening until I got to work right off the Greyhound and the TV was on. I thought the entire country was under attack.

12. Ignored Gut Feeling Leads to Heartbreak


When I first started dating my ex-boyfriend, I couldn’t shake the feeling that he was sending racy photos to someone else. I brushed it off as just being insecure. Two years later, I got a call from his ex-girlfriend. That call revealed horrible information to me. She explained to me that since the start of our relationship, they had been exchanging pics.

She also sent me screenshots of him sending racy photos—while we were still together—to a bunch of other girls, even guys. I wasn’t mad at her or any of the other people that he sent them to. I wasn’t even angry that some of them sent stuff back. Of course, when I confronted him about this, he lied through his teeth, trying to get me to stay.

He eventually caved and told me everything, and I will never ignore a gut feeling again.

13. Saw It Coming


I had a very bad feeling on the day my good friend passed. I had this horrible sense of dread and an overwhelming need to get to him. I was absolutely panicked. I swear I could hear a clock ticking in my head. I had been texting with him just hours before and we were supposed to go cut down a Christmas tree together to get in the spirit.

I had to threaten the girl whose house he was at to go back to the house and check on him, or I was going to call for help. She had left him there to go decorate a tree at her mom’s. I didn’t have a vehicle and had never been to her house, so I couldn’t even get to him myself. I was on the phone with her when she found him. I was absolutely gutted.

14. Mother’s Instinct


I told my mom I was going to a football game and then camping with some friends. She begged me not to go and even had my sisters ask me not to go. I went. I told her she was worrying for nothing and I would be home before I had to go to work the next morning. My dad wouldn’t have let me go, so I just told her to lie and tell him I was sleeping at my sister’s house.

My dad woke up in the morning and told my mom, “Your son didn’t come home to sleep”. She told him I was at my sister’s but said she felt terrible lying, so she ended up telling him the truth about where I was. They went to work. The authorities showed up at their job to tell them I had been airlifted to a hospital two hours away. I got into a wreck that morning as they were headed to work.

15. Quick Impact


One of my friends started dating this guy, and the instant I met him, I had this really weird, bad feeling about him. I have no idea why. He seemed pretty normal, and we hadn’t even really talked yet, just introduced ourselves. I’m a guy, and the feeling was based on nothing. I didn’t know how to tell her I didn’t like her new boyfriend.

Because of this, I ignored it, hoping it was just a random feeling and not real. A month or two later, they broke up. The reasons were disgusting. Apparently, he started becoming reviling and shows signs of wanting to harm her. Luckily she got out of there as soon as it started and is now happily married to a guy I didn’t get bad vibes from.

I’ve never really had such an instant feeling like that before or since, especially one that turned out to be true.

16. Go For A Hike


As a teen, I sprained my ankle quite a few times. When I was an adult, my newlywed husband wanted me to go on a hike. I felt like it was a bad idea because I was prone to spraining my ankle, but my husband really wanted me to go, so we did. Sure enough, at the farthest point of the trail, I took a fall and hurt my ankle. I had no choice but to walk all the way back on it.

The pain was so severe that after a few days, we thought it was broken. However, a freak blizzard prevented us from getting to the ER. When I finally got it X-rayed, there was no break, just a very, very bad sprain. It actually would have been better recovery-wise if I had broken my ankle. It took almost two years to be pain-free from that injury. I don’t go on hikes anymore.


17. Moving Now Is Too Late


As a young kid, maybe five or six years old, my mom and I were at the local KFC. We placed our order and she told me to go find us a table. We were the only ones there, and I picked a corner booth. My mom was walking over with the food and I got up and said, “Mom, we can’t sit here”. She thought I was being a little kid and just wanted to run around the restaurant.

She said something like, “No, you picked this one. We are staying here”. I was persistent and somehow convinced her to another table. Mid-meal, a car on the highway lost control on the highway and crashed through the walls of KFC into the restaurant. They entered through the corner booth. Had we been eating there, we would have been quashed or injured terribly.

18. Intuited It Deeply


On a New Year’s eve many years ago, my girlfriend and I went to spend the night at our former roommates’ new place. They were a gay couple back before it was as accepted as it is today. An hour before midnight, I felt a crazy urge to go home and started a fight about it with my girlfriend, because she wanted to stay as we had planned.

I won the argument and got my way, and we left in such a hurry that we forgot our blankets and pillows. A couple of hours later, a real-life nightmare occurred. In the middle of the night, someone came by and set their house on fire and both friends passed. I’m still torn up about it today because I know that someone came by that night wanting to buy some kind of pills from one of my friends and was quite rudely turned away.

I wasn’t paying attention enough to see their face, so I don’t know who it was, but I know in my bones that’s the guy that did it.

19. The Unplanned Labor


When I was pregnant with my son, my now ex-husband used to go out of town for work. We were worried about me going into labor while he was away and not making it for the birth. So, we talked to my doctor about inducing me so that we could plan his birth. While we were waiting for her to grab her calendar, I told my husband that there was something about the 16th that I hadn’t been able to get out of my head.

So, we scheduled the induction for February 16th at 5 AM. I woke up around 1:30 that morning with the most awful pain. At 3 AM, I still couldn’t time the pain, but I knew I had to go and go now! I was in labor and didn’t have to be induced after all. My doctor couldn’t believe it. My son came into this world all on his own on February 16th. I just knew there was something about that day.

20. Ignoring the Warning Signs


I met a dude named Six and instantly knew he would play a role in my life; I just wasn’t sure how. Our chance meeting turned into a friendship. He moved in and slept on my couch. On the surface, things were great—we had so much fun together, and he was incredibly helpful to my healing as I had been widowed a year before.

However, there would be times that I would suddenly feel scared of him as if I was in the devil’s presence or something. There was seemingly no reason at all for me to feel that way as he wasn’t doing or saying anything wrong. I always talked myself out of believing my gut and ignored the warnings. They could have prevented the nightmare of my life.

Six months into our relationship, he broke my leg and held me captive for two days until I escaped. A neighbor came and blasted him in the chest, hip, and leg. He survived but ended up getting sentenced to 12 years in prison.

21. Failed To Heed The Signals


I was out walking my dog when I got a funny feeling about my dad. He had heart problems and is prone to heart attacks. I called him a few times and he didn’t respond, so I started to run back. He was slumped in front of the sofa, showing all the early signs of a heart attack. I phoned an ambulance and gave him basic treatment.

The paramedics arrived, and they told me the most heart-wrenching truth. They said if I had been any later he would have passed right there.

22. A Day Of Racing


My friends and I were playing a lottery game called Daily Derby, where you pick three horses and a race time. If you get the first, second, and third horses as well as the race time, you win the jackpot. I had stopped playing our ticket months before, but as I was driving home, I got this overwhelming urge to pull over and play the ticket. It was out of nowhere.

So, I pulled into a CVS parking lot, got out of my car with the ticket slip, but stopped myself. I said out loud, “Why are you wasting $42?!?” I then put the ticket back into my car and locked it. I stopped again and knew I needed to play it, so I got it out again. I also had a powerful feeling that I needed to play it twice, but I didn’t.

The three horses came up that night, but I missed the race time. It honestly didn’t feel real. I won $1,000. I wonder what would have happened if I had played that slip twice.


23. The End Game

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The night before my fiancé was going to leave on a road trip with her dad to go see family back east, she asked me if I was mad at her for going. I’d had a bad feeling about the whole thing but couldn’t really say why. It was just a feeling. She would be gone for about three weeks. I told her it was okay, that I just didn’t want to miss her. I should have listened to my gut.

About two thousand miles into their trip, my world suddenly shattered. At an intersection in Illinois, an intoxicated driver in a truck plowed through her car and three others, killing her and crippling her dad. She was 29 years old. They were about 250 miles from their destination. I had a bad feeling that I couldn’t put my finger on it. If I had asked her to stay, she would have.

We were going to finally get married and start our family when she got back. It haunts me every minute of every day. It’s been almost five years.

24. The Tragedy Unfolded


I had just bought a brand new CAT tourniquet for emergency use and kept it on the molle of the big medical bag I keep in my truck. The next morning, when I got to work at the pipeline, I thought to myself, I should really carry this because you never know. However, I decided I would buy another to carry at work and leave the other one in my truck.

Right after the lunch break, we went back to where we were working next to a busy street. A flashing sign got knocked over, so my laborer climbed over the barrier to pick it up. As he was bending down, a car ran a stop sign and ripped his entire left leg off. The belt I was wearing couldn’t stop the bleeding, and he bled out within a couple of minutes. The CAT tourniquet I carry around now has his initials on it.

25.  A Swarm of Bees


I was in my backyard when I heard the oddest noise. It made every single hair on my body rise and every ounce of my being said, “Go inside”. I booked it inside and less than 30 seconds later, a MASSIVE swarm of bees descended upon my house. Apparently, a hive at one of my neighbor’s houses decided to rehome itself.

They were hitting the walls/roof/windows, you name it, as they eventually made their way over my home and continued on their way. And that’s not the only part. I am ungodly allergic to bees. I get stung and I get an Epi-Pen and a ride to the hospital to ensure I don’t die. If I hadn’t booked it inside and was outside when that swarm descended, I would have been stung and a goner, no question about it.

26. A Wake-Up Call From the Universe


My grandpa was hospitalized after having a tumor removed. There was an incident where he managed to call my grandma in complete distress, asking to go home. It was dismissed as some sort of delirium due to some meds he was on or something like that. He didn’t have access to his phone after that. One night, my mom’s cell phone just wouldn’t stop ringing.

It was not a call kind of ringing, but rather it kept giving loud alerts of the battery running low, even though it was plugged in and charging, and the battery wasn’t low. It woke up my mom multiple times that night. She just had a terrible feeling that something was wrong and the phone acting weird definitely wasn’t helping. In the morning, we learned that my grandfather had passed that night.

27. Eerily Quiet


About a year ago I went out on a camping trip on some backpacking trails. I went alone but I do this often so setting up the tent etc was easy. I took a couple of hours to fish and came back in time to light a fire—about an hour before sunset—and start dinner. No sooner than the sun went behind the trees the woods went dead silent. Even the creek sounded like it was being muffled.

I had this feeling of dread and anxiousness wash over me and it got to the point I just grabbed my light, my keys, and my knife and walked back to the truck. I left all my stuff behind for the night and drove off. I came back the next morning to find officers and an EMT set up in the parking lot and them telling me to park somewhere else as they needed the lot for medevac. I couldn’t believe what happened.

The campsite a few lots down from me looked like a scene from a hack-and-slash movie. The tent was ripped apart and stuff was flung everywhere. The ground was torn up from the campers getting into a drunken fight with a big black bear and some cubs rummaging around their camp the night before.

28. A Dreadful Premonition


I worked at a youth treatment center. A girl who had bipolar disorder asked to take a bath. My team lead said yes, but I had a terrible feeling based on her presentation when she asked. This girl was absolutely off the charts. After 20 minutes of her being in the bath, I was sick with unease that she was hurting herself in the tub. So much so that I had been pacing around the unit.

I talked to the team leader, who was female, to go and check on her, as I’m a male. First, she asked me to knock and check, which I did, but she was so quiet and faint I could barely hear a sound. She came down to check on her, and I prepared myself to run to the phone to call for help. It turned out that she had cut herself and had bled out ALL over the bathroom. It was terrible.

29. Mom’s Gut Instinct


I was pregnant and had two kids and we were staying at our home in an apartment building in Quai Chopin, Romans-sur-Isère in the south of France. I swear I could feel the floor and the walls shaking and I could hear crackling around my place. When I checked with my neighbors, most of them told me they couldn’t hear or feel anything.

I was still sure it wasn’t all in my head so I called my sister who then called the firefighters because she thought I was having a panic attack. When the firefighters arrived, I explained everything but they too couldn’t tell anything was wrong so they dismissed me and told me to call the landlord the next day to complain. I knew what I had to do.

I insisted that I didn’t feel safe and asked them to evacuate my children and me. The firefighters listened to me and helped us leave the building. About a minute after we left—the building collapsed. Some of my neighbors were also out at the time but most weren’t. An elderly couple perished and my other neighbors got out in time with the firefighters.

30. Panic Saves Life



There was one day I had an irrational panic before taking the bus to my university. I’m not sure what the reason was. I just panicked. My mother said I was crazy and insisted I get on the bus anyway. But panic was correct. The bus I normally took crashed into another car, right before the station. I hit my head on the bus’ windshield but went to my Statistics Course anyway.

I apparently had blood everywhere in my hair—and some poorly cleaned glass shards—but no one told me. Eventually, the Statistics teacher herself called the University’s medical team for me. I was sitting in the first row because I don’t see well from far away.

31. Quick-Thinking Manager


Around 2018, I was managing an auto parts store. We had a delivery driver (74 years old, but in decent health) who was putting restocking away. I was doing my normal management duties and I heard a stepladder click into place. I remembered that earlier that morning, the same delivery driver had complained about feeling dizzy. I think he had blood sugar issues.

Our top shelves were 12ft (3.5ish meters for non-Americans), and I knew he was the only one putting the restock away. I got up from my desk and walked to the back where I heard him climbing the stepladder. Sure enough, my worst fears came true. As I rounded the corner, he was trying to put a radiator on the top shelf, lost his grip on it, and fell off the top shelf.

I managed to catch him and break his fall. Right in his fall path where his head would’ve hit, was a solid steel oil collection tank, with sharp corners. He still had a sore back and shoulders the next day, but he was alive.

32. Call Home


When my ex’s dad was younger and away with the Merchant Navy, he and a few of the lads were out at a pub when he suddenly got an overwhelming urge to call home. This was in the days before mobile phones, and there were no public phones readily available. He tried to brush it off, but he just felt the urge getting stronger and stronger.

Eventually, he ended up walking about a mile or so to the nearest phone to call his mom. When she picked up, she said she was so relieved he had called, as his best friend Gary had passed suddenly in the last few days and his funeral was to be held in the coming days. If he hadn’t got that feeling that night, he wouldn’t have been able to make it home in time.

33. Doctor Was Unaware


During my pregnancy, I woke up one morning feeling off. I was in my eighth month. I had no symptoms, no contractions, nothing. I got started with my morning chores anyway. Eventually, I decided not to ignore the feeling. I went to the hospital to get checked out. The doctor wanted to release me after checking my vitals but I refused to go.

Luckily one of the nurses took me seriously and decided to check the baby. That’s when it took a sickening turn. She noticed something wrong and 45 minutes later my daughter was born by emergency c-section. She’d lost most of her blood and wasn’t breathing for the first two and a half minutes. After four rounds of platelets, four blood transfusions, and a month in the NICU, she came home.

She’s now a healthy, wonderful nine-year-old. We would have lost her if I’d waited even a half hour. My gut feeling and my nurse’s gut feeling saved my baby.

34. My Instinct Was Correct


A couple of coworkers/friends started dating and moved in together. They decided to move out of town together. I was with a friend, and we happened to swing by and say hello and goodbye to them when they were packing. In the few minutes I was over, I got extremely bad vibes without having a clear or specific reason why.

I told myself that the danger I sensed was just in my tripping mind at the time. After all, I had known them both together as a couple for over a year, and they seemed very happy. If only I had said something, I maybe could have stopped him. Two years later, they split up, and she made it clear to her friends that he had become emotionally and physically harmful.

35. A Close Call


It started snowing pretty heavily, and I was still a relatively new driver in the snow. Cars were zooming past me on the highway, and I felt as if I should get off the road, get a Starbucks, and come back in 45 mins when the weather would be better. As soon as I pulled off the road, I felt better. When I came back an hour later, the highway was a wreck. Semi-trucks were turned over in the snow, cars had spun out onto the side, and there were crashes everywhere.

36. An Abduction Attempt


I lived in a small town where kids of all ages would walk to school, my son included. One morning, as I watched my son walk to school out the window, I had the feeling that I should take him. I brushed it off as being paranoid. Not long after, I got a call that made my blood run cold. It was from the local authorities.

Apparently, someone had tried to get my son into their van as he was walking. He ran and told one of the teachers at school. When I found out, I broke down and wasn’t OK for the longest time. I still hate myself for not listening to my gut.

37. End Of The Celebration


There was this friendly, funny, handsome guy I was mutual friends with in high school. But I had a strange reaction to him. For some reason, I was always uncomfortable around him. It always felt like he gave off Ted Bundy vibes as if he was constantly trying to hide some dark part of him. One of my best friends started flirting with him, and I chose not to say anything about it because I didn’t want to come across as jealous.

They never started dating, but a month into their talking, he threw her down a flight of stairs at a party.

38. Gut Feeling Saved My Life


I had a gut feeling twice and it was while I was delivering pizza to shady neighborhoods. For some reason, things didn’t feel right. In both cases, I trusted my instincts and booked it. I wasn’t about to risk my life for a couple of pizzas worth 20 bucks. I didn’t deliver the pizzas and thought I would be in big trouble. Both times, no one ever called back to ask about their food never arriving. That’s all the proof I need.

39. Uncomfortable Encounter


There was a woman who worked in my husband’s office building who fixed up furniture. I had an antique chair in the garage that my husband had offered her that we weren’t doing anything with. At the time, she was just picking something up from our home. While we stood in the driveway, I just had a vibe that was completely off. I never predicted how right I was.

Later, I found out he literally gave her a job in his own office so he could control her time and have all her attention. I found out about that a year later when I went into the office, and no one would look me in the eye. She was hiding from me in the ladies’ room. She was the woman my husband left my kids and me for.

40. Running Away



One morning when I was in middle school, my dog was barking in a storm while in our backyard, around our storage room. My parents told me to go check it out, but I had a feeling something was up, and I didn’t want to be late walking to school. Shortly after I got there, the school went into immediate lockdown with everyone sheltering in place.

Apparently, there was a body with a bullet wound found in a car at a nearby park, and the suspect was still at large. Eventually, the shelter-in-place was lifted, and the school day went on like normal. While walking back home, as I turned the last corner with a block to go to my house, I saw a whole squad of cruisers pulled up around my house.

I frantically sprinted down the block and found my backyard swarming with officers, rummaging through all our boxes and junk from our storage room. The suspect was hiding out in our storage room and was caught after someone reported seeing him jump our fence. Officers were at our house the whole day searching for the firearm. If I had gone over and checked out what the dog was barking at, who knows what would have happened?

41. The Forgotten Photo


When I was a kid, I was doing my first ever deep clean of my bedroom. You know, getting rid of old clothes and toys and such. While cleaning out my closet, I found an old picture cut out from the local newspaper of Lyndon Johnson visiting my parent’s hometown. The picture was taken outside with some locals in the background.

I was going to throw the picture away, but suddenly got the strongest feeling not to do it, so I set it aside. Later I showed it to my mom and asked her about it. She then freaked out and showed my grandma, who also freaked out. Then she pointed out one chilling detail. It turns out that one of the locals in the background of the picture was my grandpa.

He’d passed when my mom was 12. That picture was one of only a handful we had of him. I had never seen a picture of him before this. I was so glad I didn’t throw that clipping away

42. Unscratchable Urge


I spent two years with an itch that seemed to have no reason. My inner hypochondriac gut told me that it was cancer. I did some further research and confirmed it. I told several doctors for two years that I had lymphoma. But no one would listen to me. It turns out I was right, but they didn’t figure it out until I was stage four advanced.

Luckily, I’m in remission now. But the moral of the story is don’t give up. If you know something is wrong, push for answers. All the forums told me to just push for chest scans. And if I had, I wouldn’t have had to go through so much chemo. The doctors started to try to convince me I was crazy. That it was all in my head and I started to believe them. So don’t let that happen!

43. Ex’s Instinct


I knew in my gut that my dog was in imminent danger. I had been searching for him but couldn’t see him and was talking myself out of trusting my gut. I asked the person I was with at the time, “Do you see Pickles?” He looked in the truck mirror, sputtered, “Coyote,” and we both bailed from the vehicle we were parked in.

I had never run so fast in my life, trying to chase that coyote to get my boy back. However, it was to no avail. When I called my ex to tell him our dog was gone, he told me he had a terrible feeling the day before that something was wrong with Pickles and me. However, he felt weird calling to tell me this, as we had already been separated for almost two years.

44. The Bad Sentiment


In 2004, my mum had booked a flight for herself and nine-year-old me to visit India for Christmas. We got to the airport and she started having a panic attack. She’s claustrophobic, so I assumed she just didn’t want to get on the plane, but she was yelling and decided to leave. I kind of dismissed it because I was nine and more focused on Nintendogs.

But, I asked her about it a few years later and she said she just had this “evil feeling” about going. It turns out we would have been caught in the Tsunami.

45. Fears Realized


My mom started experiencing excruciating indigestion and heartburn. It got to the point that almost everything she ate disagreed with her. She reassured us that everything was OK. We took her word for it because she had always been proactive with health issues in the past. One night, after a particularly bad episode, I broke down to my fiancé, expressing that I was terrified my mom had cancer.

She got tested a month later and was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I had lived with a constant fear that it would rear its ugly head again, and it did.

46. A Story Of Friendship And Support


I hadn’t spoken to a certain friend for a couple of weeks but got a gut feeling to contact and talk to her at a certain moment. I immediately messaged her (That’s how we always talk). We talked for a couple of hours and into the night. A month later, out of the blue, she just messages me “Thank you”. I asked her why she was thanking me. His answer made me burst into tears.

She said she was contemplating taking her own life on the day I got my gut feeling and contacted her. Because she got to talk to someone on that specific day, she dropped the idea and hasn’t attempted it again ever since.

47. A Dangerous Night Out


Well, it was a gut feeling I ignored. I was getting ready to go meet a friend at a local bar, some band was playing there. I had this feeling that I should stay home, but all my buddies were already there. I go to start my truck and it won’t turn over. Battery problem! I used my jumper box but turns out the battery wasn’t charged. So I ended up staying home.

The next day I found out the place had been the victim of a drive-by shooting! A couple of people were actually injured. Anyways that morning I still had to fix my truck. So I jump in the stupid thing and it starts right up! Like nothing had happened I always think about that night and how something made me stay home.

48. Trusted Educator Turned Predator


I had a school counselor who was so helpful; he would move heaven and earth for students. He was really popular, and everyone loved him. He helped me out a great deal, but the man gave me the creeps. He shared his office, so I didn’t usually have to be alone with him, but on the occasions I did, the hairs on my neck would stand up, and I would leave as quickly as possible.

I felt really bad for feeling that way, and for years, I honestly thought I just had issues with men. He hadn’t done anything, there were no rumors about him around school, and no one had a bad word to say. Twenty years later, he was on the local news. He had been a headteacher in a different school and was found guilty of arranging to meet underage children online.

49. The Tale of a Hidden Monster


I had a work friend who used to come over to play Xbox once in a while. I liked the guy even though I knew he was a bit odd. He was really good at Call of Duty though, but unfortunately, he used to tell some tall tales that everyone knew were not true. Well, my wife, who was only my girlfriend back then, always got a creepy vibe from him. And boy, did she end up being right.

She said he looked at her with so much anger and malice but never indicated any specific action that made her uncomfortable. After a while, I stopped hanging out with the friend since he wasn’t coming to town as much for work. Fast forward a few years and another mutual friend calls me to say the Xbox friend was taken down by law enforcement, unfortunately only after he had already shot his neighbor and his wife. Crazy.

50. Hardware Store Killer


My wife and I were in a hardware store when a fellow who worked there called us over to show us different kitchen tiles. We told him we weren’t there for that, but he insisted on showing us how durable some of the tiles were by smashing them with a hammer. I mean, he was pounding on them to the point we both stepped back a bit.

I thought he was just a new hire who wanted to do right, but I was unnerved by the zeal evident on his face as he hammered the table and the energy in his eyes. Much later, I found out the whole sordid story. As it turns out, he was the dude who had kidnapped and buried the two missing women in our area in his yard.

We put together the picture and his workplace as stated in the news a few months later after the FBI caught him.

51. A Medical Student’s Intuition


I was a medical student at the time—I’m now a resident. I was working at the ER and I noticed a patient who had a pretty bad injury to her face. She was with a sketchy looking guy who was not related to her. I had a really bad feeling about the situation. She wasn’t my patient, but I brought my gut feeling up to her doctor.

The doctor made up some excuse to talk to the patient alone. It turns out the guy was a human trafficker. You see, the city my school was in is a hub for human trafficking. I never talked to the woman myself, but I couldn’t shake the vibe I got from looking at her and the man she was with. The doctor got the woman away from the guy and to a safe place

52. I Felt Impending Danger


As I was going to cross the street, I felt a need to watch the oncoming traffic. The light was red for them, and I was totally engrossed in my music. Someone ended up blowing right through the red light, and if I hadn’t stopped, I would’ve been right in the way. Years later, I ended up getting plastered by a car while on a bicycle, so I know exactly the kind of pain that feeling helped me to avoid.

53. The Sleepover Intrusion


I was sleeping over at a friend’s house. In the morning, I was somewhat conscious but hadn’t yet opened my eyes. I didn’t hear anything, so I figured everyone else was asleep. I started to feel uneasy, and I wasn’t sure why. I tried to go back to sleep, but I was extremely paranoid. I knew something was wrong, but I was still in this half-asleep state.

So I wasn’t processing anything very well. Finally, I couldn’t take the anxiety anymore, and I quickly sat up. I made a discovery that startled me. I saw one of my friends taking pictures of me while I was sleeping. I caught her red-handed. She was shocked that she had been discovered despite not doing anything to alert me.

54. A Quick-Thinking Good Samaritan


I had been living and working in Korea, and one day I was coming up out of a subway station and saw a man talking to another foreign woman. She had that polite, frozen smile on her face—the why-is-this-guy-talking-to-me smile. I walked up to her, linked my arm with hers, and said “Hey, Sarah! There you are! Are you ready to go?” And just started walking.

The guy followed us, but I sped up and made an abrupt turn into a coffee shop. We hid, and I saw him walk past, still looking for her. We ended up getting coffee and chatting for a bit, and I found out that he had followed her off the train, and had been getting increasingly aggressive for the last ten minutes. I don’t know what might have happened, but I’m really glad I interfered!!

55. Eerie Barking


I was awoken from a deep sleep by a single, clear, echoey bark/scream. It didn’t seem to be part of a larger dream, just a standalone eerie moment. It was unnerving enough that I walked around to my wife’s side of the bed to check on her, then checked my 3-year-old son and the rest of the house. I am not the paranoid type who gets spooked easily.

Later that day, my wife and I got a call from her sister that our son had fallen off a 10-foot high footbridge into a wintery cold creek. We rushed to where they were, and, as we approached her car, where she was trying to warm him up, I heard a dog barking from inside another car. At that moment, I processed it as my son crying.

It sounded pretty similar to the noise that woke me up. Luckily he was okay

56. The Unyielding Intuition


When I was a teenager, my grandmother was sick. She had been getting worse, but there was no cause for immediate alarm or anything. I was driving to my after-school job when my dad called me and said she called and said she missed me and that I should go see her soon. Something in my body just flipped, like I somehow knew internally I needed to go right at that moment.

I blew my work and started driving straight to her house. I called my boss on the way and explained the situation and how something just felt wrong. He told me to come in or get fired. I told him to kick rocks and went to see my grandma. I was proven right tenfold. I was the only person with her when she passed that night, and she was able to tell me so many things that she had to say before going.

It was 100% worth being fired over. Screw you, Dave, you were a horrible business owner and I laughed when your awful business inevitably went under a year later.

57.  Unexpected Goodbye


I was driving from Southern California to Utah to go to Zion National Park. It was about 3 AM when I was in the middle of the desert, and a song came on by a rapper called Atmosphere. The song was called “Yesterday,” and it was about how his dad passed. When I heard it play, part of me had this weird feeling, wondering if my dad was okay.

He had been in bad health for years, but I just had an odd feeling when I heard the song. I got to Zion around 7 AM, and my sister called me, saying our dad had passed in his sleep the previous night. I was eight hours away from home, and by the time I would get there, I knew that they would have taken his body away and everything.

So, I stayed that night in Utah with my now fiancé and her sister, completed a few hikes, and got some rest before making that long drive home.

58. A Life-Changing Experience


When I was five years old, I was at my grandpa’s house to see my uncle off as he was going on a road trip. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was running down my grandpa’s hallway when a thought made me freeze with fear: “He’s not coming back”. I was little, so I didn’t understand the concept of death. I just knew that if he left, I would never see him again.

When it came time to say goodbye, I cried and cried but said nothing more about it. My uncle promised that when he came home, he would take my brothers and me to McDonald’s in an attempt to cheer me up. Then, I watched him drive away in his blue van. I never did see him again after that.

59. I Foresaw It


Late one night, I was coming home with groceries. I was riding my bike on the sidewalk when I saw this dude up ahead standing between the street and the sidewalk. I felt sketched out. I thought about going into the street instead of past him, but there was no driveway or anything, so I just kept going forward. I’ll regret it for the rest of my life.

That guy and two of his friends mugged me, and I had to have emergency eye surgery that night. I’m still scarred by it today.

60. Follow Your Gut


I was driving down the road on a normal day and I suddenly heard a voice in my head. It was my own voice and it said as clearly as a bell: “They can’t see you and will hit you”. Literally, 30 seconds later a girl pulled out when my car was hidden behind a big mall sign. When I saw her pull out I was like “omg this is it!” but was able to hit the brakes in time.