Installing a home security camera seems like a great way to get an extra pair of eyes to watch over your property. More than a third of Americans own a home security product, and 18.2 percent out of those report owning a video, a doorbell camera, or both. While having this technology might make you feel safer in your own house, it can also reveal some weird, creepy, and straight-up disturbing behaviors.
Pepperoniplayboy21 decided to find out what shady activities people with security cameras have ever witnessed. They posed a question on r/AskReddit, "What is the creepiest thing you’ve caught on video?" From batty neighbors to people with horse masks right there in your backyard, hundreds of spine-chilling responses started pouring in.
We have collected some of the most unexpected stories from this thread, so continue scrolling and share your thoughts about them in the comments section below. And if you’re hungry for some more things people saw on their doorbell cameras, be sure to check out our previous post about it right here.
#1A neighbour walking by, which he does every day, and realising the cameras were being installed (CCTV van, etc.).
Next day, on his walk by, he stands still, and just looks at the camera. Could understand him looking for a few seconds to see how they were wired, what brand, what they might be able to see, etc. but he stood there, just looking at a single camera, for about 14 minutes.
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#2I have cameras in my house for my dogs that alert me when they bark and I can send them treats, etc. It basically functions as a security camera. Anyways, we went on a vacation and I warned our dog sitter in advance that we have cameras in common areas of the first floor of our home. One day during my trip (at 3am) I review my dog footage because I get an alert on my phone that my dogs are barking like crazy. I normally wouldn’t creep but I was concerned that maybe there was a fire or break in, or the woman fell, etc. The footage shows the dog sitter (a 70 year old lady) running around the house swearing at my dogs, in underwear only.
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#3My ex wife sneaking up to the front door and peeking in the window. At 10pm one night. Right after divorce was final. Probably a full 4 minutes worth, Ordered 3 more cameras from Amazon that night.
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#4I've got cameras downstairs that cover my living room, kitchen and front door, and one in my 2nd closet where I have 2 large gun safes.
Maintenance came in to clean and test the smoke detectors and change the AC filter.
One of them opened the gun closet and started poking around at the keyboards on my safes. He tells the other guy: "I'm gonna figure out this code one day".
The other guy was in my nightstand commenting on the condoms, lube and other assorted coital aids.
I simply called the police and met them here. The guy in my nightstand was wearing one of my watches. They both went to jail.
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#5Guy walked up to my front windows, put his ear against it, then walked away.
I see him around the neighborhood sometimes, not sure what his deal is but he hasn't come to my place again so far.
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#6So we have two cameras at back of my house. 3 people show up with horse masks on and spent probably 15 mins pretending to be horses. Then left a small bag of meat with flowers in it. My wife was so freaked she didn't sleep for a week.
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#7Worked in one of the oldest buildings in my college town. Was once a Wild West saloon where 2 people were documented to be killed in a shootout when the state state was still a territory, in the 20s it served as someone’s house, where the youngest daughter was documented to have died in childhood. When I got hired on, even the owners talked about it being haunted. I’ve never truly “seen” a ghost or had an encounter, but something about the building, particularly the office to the back and definitely the dirt basement did not feel right to me at all. Not malevolent, but always “off”.
My first closing shift after I get promoted to keyholder, I’m also helping a new girl who has really taken the whole ghost spiel she got a few days prior to heart. This particular store ranged from small little treasures that were almost too easy not to steal, to a few items that cost 5x the going rate for tuition at the local college. Naturally, the owners had 15 cameras installed that played on a live feed in the office and in the storefront for customers to see to know they weren’t being slick. I’m counting the drawer and she’s anxiously watching the security camera just waiting to see something crazy. I’m putting the final totals into a calculator and she SCREAMS. She calls me over to the camera feed, and there it is on the top right feed, very clearly there is what looks like a figure in a white, boxy nightgown-type dress. We are both near pissing our pants, but we can’t leave. There’s still a bunch of stuff to get done and the owners and the opener tomorrow will be pissed if we just ditch the last half of the closing responsibilities on account of a ghost. We watch it, stunned as it appears to sway. Suddenly, a huge spider obscures the view of the figure.
We, two grown women, have been near tears for what feels like ages because we’ve been watching a fucking spiderweb that the AC blew into view of the camera.
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#8Had a Ring doorbell when I lived in South Florida. Kept getting motion notifications one afternoon but couldn’t see anything. Finally saw what it was, a 6 foot gator chilling out in the entrance way. Thankfully he left before I got home.
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#9Good friend of mine has a camera that also shoots treats for his dog. It notifies him of barking and people movements. Can speak through it. Record videos etc.
He got a barking alert. Logged in to find two complete strangers in his house. Just chilling on his couch.
He rushes home. No one is there. House is all locked up.
Still cant figure it out.
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#10It started out being slightly creepy, but it ended up being really funny. I have external cameras with night vision all around my house. My family and I were on vacation several time zones west of our house. One night, right before I was about to go to bed, I got an alert and logged in to see what was going on. I saw a car pull into my driveway and 4 people get out, acting all sneaky and stealthy. It was well past midnight at my house, and this didn't look good. I called my wife and kids in to watch it. I was preparing to call the police in my home town. We saw them all sneak away and toilet paper a neighbor's house. They then ran back to their car in my driveway and sped off. My family and I laughed so hard. It was a highlight of that vacation.
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#11Bit of backstory I rent the upper floor of my best friends house so we see each other quite often and i use the kitchen and the washer and stuff like that. One day wile we were at uni someone broke into the place. Nothing was stolen but the house was a disaster.
So I check the footage of the camrea we have out front
See the guy go in.
Dont see him come out.
Called the police.
Checked the entire house.
Nowhere to be seen. I dont have neighbors to add to the strangeness of the situation
Well turns up the guy was ON THE F**KIN ROOF.
He was up there a good week before we realized anything.He is now facing trail.
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#12I'm a Property Manager, and one of the communities I worked at had cameras installed. One night, person in all black clothes with their hood up gets let in by a resident. Black clothes goes to elevator, goes up to a specific floor, then to a specific door, and knocks. Resident opens the door, black clothes produces a pistol, and bang shoots him the face, and walks off. Back on elevator, out the same door, never looked up. Creepy AF.
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#13I live alone and have had some truly weird s**t happen. At my last place, which was a townhouse, I had security cameras set up in my backyard after I noticed the screen pulled off my back window. I also put a padlock on the gate (which I usually didn't do so the landscapers could come in and mow.) One night I got a notification that there was motion in the backyard. I looked on the camera and didn't see anything. Then I noticed the gate was shaking. I saw a hat appear over the top of the gate, and some guy peeking over it. As luck would strangely have it, my bf at the time was on the SWAT team in my city and had just gotten to my place to spend the night after a SWAT hit. He ran in the back, half dressed in all his gear, tackled the guy and I called the police. It was my neighbor's boyfriend, who also had a gun on him. He was high as a kite. They ended up arresting him, my neighbor, and a bunch of people in the house because apparently the gun he had was stolen and inside the house, there were a ton of drugs and stolen guns (her parents owned a gun store in the next city over and had had a ton of guns stolen recently).
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#14My next door neighbour creeped into my back garden and stole something off my washing line, and then when my girlfriend said she had missing underwear I realised he had stole my girlfriends knickers, he was a 55 year old veteran
#15there is a mentally ill homeless woman living around my neighbourhood and she frequently will go into people's yards if their gates are unlocked and turn on their outside hoses and then leave with water spewing all over the yard. my family heard about this through a neighbourhood website and hid our hose in our backyard as a precaution since we had no lock on our gate.
we got up one morning and the back patio and garden were pretty much flooded and we were obviously confused and annoyed, so we checked our security camera footage and saw that around 2:30 am, the woman had come into our backyard to find our hose. she couldn't find it at first, so she started looking under chairs and peering into our windows, growing more intense in her search each minute she didn't find it.
definitely not as creepy as some of the replies i've seen here, but i guess it was just strange to see this grown woman so intent and feverish on finding our garden hose in the middle of the night.
(as a sidenote, none of us have reported her for fear of her being arrested for trespassing or taken to a hospital, but we do sometimes leave food outside for her, which is rarely eaten.)
#16Not my camera but posted to my subdivision’s Facebook page by a neighbor: They had a guy come in the middle of the night and take his clothes off before jumping in their pool. He swam around naked for about ten minutes before getting out and grabbing a beer from their outdoor fridge. He went over and sat on the couch naked while he drank it before leaving. Weirdest part was that his clothes were still there in the morning.
#17Was selling my house and had a realtor bring buyers to look at property. My Ring doorbell captured the dialogue when entering and leaving the property, including the desire to make an offer, the offer amount, the negotiating strategy discussed between realtor and buyers. Helped call thier bluff as i knew they wanted it and tried to get a lower price. Deal done next day. Full price offer.
#18... A Chinese gentleman visiting my house every day just after 1pm. He would come in my gate, sit on my lawn and eat a bowl of noodles. When finished he would say a little prayer and be off on his way. One day when I was home from work sick I went out to join him. He couldn't speak English, we both sat there in silence. He ate his noodles, I ate my sandwich. He shook my hand and left. Never saw him again.
#19Not mine but I read a story of a guy working security at a rail yard. One night on camera a train hit a deer killing it next to the tracks and a guy walked out of the nearby woods completely naked, got down on all fours and started eating it raw. Just walked back into the woods after
#20My tenant coming inside while I wasn't home and snooping through my drawers until he found some money, and stealing it. Had his 8 month old daughter in his arms the whole time, too.
#21Someone walking around on the street in circles, stopping, looking up, walking in circles again, looking up, and eventually walking away. This was at 3AM in the morning, and happened quite often. Not sure what to make of it but haven’t seen the person since.
#22caught my mom's boyfriend physically abuse her, box her in with his body, mocking her for calling him a bully, etc
I had just woken up when it happened and didnt realize what went down until my mom showed me the video footage. This wasn't the first time he had done this and it's not the worst thing he had done, we're trying to get rid of him but we need a 30 day's notice and a secure way to make sure this doesn't go down with a murder suicide on our hands
#23I put one of those $30 cube cameras in my car after my mentally unhinged coworker put a nail under my tire. Instead I filmed myself driving down the highway for five minutes, having a conversation with myself about grey hair and buying a taser.
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#24It wasn’t MY camera, it was a friends, but here we go...
The camera feed was recording at maybe 2:00 AM. It was dark, but it was a night vision feed or something so we could clearly see what was gonna happen... also, my buddy lives on a hill that’s right next to a very busy road that connects two different towns.
That day, while his family was asleep, a car was speeding down that road really damn fast. I, who lived three blocks away, and who was also awake could hear screeching and I decided to ignore it considering it wasn’t my problem. The next day, there was giant f**king hole in his fence and the place looked really messed up from what I saw at the moment. The next day, I visited my friend and he was very shook about the incident still and immediately showed me the weirdest and most insane feed I ever saw...
The cropped clip showed a small backyard and it was facing the once normal fence. Soon, out of NO WHERE you were able to hear crazy loud screeching of tires and seconds later, a car came bouncing in like the bus does in a Magic Schoolbus meme. It was so damn weird and frightening because out of nowhere... BOOM. There’s a car in your backyard.
There was a lot more to the story afterwards, but it was definitely a crazy and shocking clip to see.
#25My old apartment had incredibly unprofessional repair staff. I'd call them because my AC would be out, and they'd come over while I was at work (rather than at the agreed-upon time while I was home) and they'd use my bathroom, poke around through my stuff, type on my keyboard, f**k around with my pets, etc.
Needless to say, I was pretty livid.
I setup a camera and caught them, then took the footage to the front office. I got a personal call from the owner of the apartment complex to apologize, and almost the entire repair staff got fired.
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#26My son started sleepwalking and having night terros when he was around 11. Always looks odd to see him walking around in the middle of the night.
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#27Not creepy but actually funny. About a month ago at 2 AM, a hedgehog came and rolled around our yard destroying all the green grass in front of my porch.
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#28Not me, but my mum. We’re renting out this barn house from this couple who are living in Canada for a few years. They have CCTV in the office. One day, she saw a creepy old man who she never met before waving at her through the CCTV. She eventually found out he knew the people we were renting the house from and didn’t realise they moved to Canada... but we were spooked for a while.
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#29Breaking the rules, but I caught something that ended up being surprisingly wholesome. I have a brick house, and the mailbox is bolted to it. Somehow one side managed to come loose, so it had been dangling for a couple of weeks since I just didn't have a chance to get to the hardware store. I get home from work one day and it was bolted back properly. I checked to see if there was a note or anything, but nope. On the one hand, I was really grateful, but on the other, was kind of spooked/wondering if I was totally losing it and maybe it had never come loose after all. (Also, I've kind of half-kidding half-serious thought my house was haunted, so this definitely added to that feeling.)
A couple days later I remembered I have cameras and could check to see if they caught anything. Turns out an older guy with a tool belt just casually walked up, fixed my mailbox, and left. He wasn't there for more than three or four minutes. Eventually I was able to piece together that one of my neighbors was having some roofing work done and this was one of the workers. I guess he had just seen my mailbox dangling for a few days and decided since I wasn't making any moves to fix it, he would. I hadn't been living there for that long, and it really warmed my heart to know someone would go out of their way to perform a simple good deed for a stranger.
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#30Finally one I can comment on haha.
This happened about 3-4 years back. I was in this pretty short street, about 25 houses I’d say. We had recently set up cameras because we were having some really bad issues with this neighbor. Most people on the street knew each other, we’d all barbecue and party together, and we all collectively hated this family. Their son, who I will keep his name secret, was one nasty son of a b***h. He’s pulled a knife out and point it at me from 20 feet away or so, tried to get his dogs (two big pit bulls) to attack me, and we were pretty sure he stole our quad. (I won’t divulge into that, I’ve already gotten far off track). But we set up the cameras solely because of him. So one night, he snuck out of his house, and came over to ours. Had no clue why he was coming to our house, but whatever. He gets about halfway up our lawn, then stops, notices the cameras, and does some weird creepy smile thing where he tilted his head a bit. He ended up leaving and we decided not to do anything, because we were moving very shortly anyway. Supposedly he’s also moved, but out of state. Hope to never see that delinquent again.
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#31One year we grew giant sunflowers in our back yard. I opened the front door one morning to find a decapitated sunflower head missing its seeds on our front step. The security footage showed a squirrel hopping across our driveway carrying the sunflower head, dragging it up 10 stairs, and then eating every last sunflower seed while sitting in front of our main door. He left it there like some squirrel Godfather parody.
At work, we had a security camera stolen while it was recording. It was on the outside of a building, aimed at a dumpster. The footage showed headlights illuminate the dumpster as a vehicle pulled up under the camera. Then, the loop of a rabies pole appears directly in front of the camera. After a couple of attempts, it loops over the camera, the snare tightens, and then feed is lost. We couldn't find anything else stolen or broken. Also, I would not expect many people other than vets and animal control officers to happen to have a rabies pole. It was a perfect tool for stealing a camera mounted high, but I have no idea why.
#32Ok so true story... my building doesn’t have cameras in the hallways so I decided to buy ring camera. A few hours after installing someone walks up to one of my neighbors doors. Knocks on the door, no ones answers, they then shove a piece of paper under the door and sets The piece of paper on fire then takes off running.
#33We caught the neighbor going into our backyard to pick up cigarette butts. She lined them up on the step going to the side door. Then complained that our son was throwing cigarettes in her bushes trying to burn her house down. Another time she was grooming the bushes along our driveway but in her yard. Then she called the woman from across the street to go in our backyard to look at the new gate my husband had just put in. Lastly, police came banging on our door after midnight (before the pandemic curfews) asking if our cameras picked up the shooting down the street. No sad to say, we didn't have anything that would help them.
#34At around 2am a woman ran across our front yard and into the little cove that is our porch. She ran right next to the house, past our front window, past the door, and then hugged the wall and ran past our garage. It was like she was sticking as close to the building as possible. She looked possibly scared in the video, hard to tell but her mouth was open a bit.
This is very abnormal since the front door is about 40-50 feet away from a sidewalk or road. Absolutely no reason for anyone to be that close. Only thing we could think was a vehicle was following her and she cut across our yard and into the porch area to try and keep out of view and then kept on running because we light up our front yard due to previous burglary attempts.
#35We have Wyze cameras with motion detection. Every now and again I'll get an activity tagged "Motion" or "Person" and it's just a 5 second clip of absolutely nothing. Especially weird on a still night.
#36Kids are home doing virtual school and one said that they saw a stranger standing in front just staring at the house in the middle of afternoon.
That night I reviewed the video. The stranger parked his car a few houses down the block then walked through the grass and just stood in front of the house looking at the main entrance for a good 3 minutes. Then he ran back to his car and left.
#37I haven’t seen much in terms of creepiness tbh. Just some people stumbling drunk and what not.
Although someone did unload a significant amount of stuff from the back of a cab in front of my window and the take it next door. It wasn’t creepy but it was a “wtf?” Moment because if they wanted to they could’ve literally put it directly next to their own stair case but they added an extra like 10 foot in by putting it in front of my window
#38I’m an I.T. Director at a private school. Many years ago there was an issue where someone late at night was going into the computer lab at the school and looking at porn on a specific computer.
We assumed it was a maintenance worker so they asked me to place a hidden camera to see who it was. I placed the camera and about a week later they did it again. Unfortunately I had to watch a guy start to pleasure himself.
Let me tell you as a network guy this is actually the lesser of what I have had to deal with before. I have experienced stuff as far as spouses cheating, bosses doing the deed in the office with coworkers, under aged kids with adults and the list goes on. I feel like a soldier when they go to war. They see massive s#%t but don’t talk about it.
#39My parents live just outside a town of about 400 people, so fairly remote. One morning they woke up and saw an alert from their motion activated camera that is placed to see the area outside their bedroom. I should mention that their bedroom has a sliding glass door with a screen door that they some times leave open on hot nights. The camera footage shows a cougar walk up and stop about 10 feet from that sliding glass door. And the worst part is the footage cuts off before the cougar leaves... crappy cameras.
#40A coworker of mine had a man show up to his house naked ringing the doorbell because he was robbed and they stole his clothes. I can only imagine what that was like for the dude, I feel bad.
#41I was looking for a lost calf out in the woods one night and found a game camera I didn’t recognize on the property. It got a few pictures of me. It was my boss’s friend and she had forgotten to tell me. My boss had a good laugh when her friend checked his camera and nervously told her there was a guy with a shaggy beard and a handgun wandering around the woods in the middle of the night.
#42BAck when I managed a donut shop I saw a guy staring at me (a young woman) and the other employee (also a young woman). He was dressed in dark clothes and a dark hat. When he realized we could see him he ran off. I locked all the doors and the drive-thru window. Thankfully it was closing time anyway. Coworker called her best friend, a very large young man on the wrestling team, who walked us to our cars.
Where he was standing was a point of poor visibility from inside after the sun went down. Our store had a deep porch and along the window he was staring through there was a wall-mounted bar counter. At night we turned the stools over and put them on the bar, so the chairs were blocking the view of the window. If he hadn't moved suddenly I might never have noticed him.
Before we left I decided to review the cams to see if I could see him get into a car. I went back to the moment I noticed him and kept rewinding. He'd been staring at us from the dark of night for three hours.
#43Wasn’t a security cam but this one time my roommates set up a web camera in the living room which was motion activated because we had 4 dogs in the house and at least one of them was s***ting on the carpet. Three of the dogs were pretty average on intelligence but one of them was too smart for her own good. So we all cruise out and do our thing, and upon returning we check the carpet and there is what appears to be a little chocolate smudge on the carpet. Of course we were all out together so we knew no one would have made a poor attempt to clean up any accidents, so naturally we checked the video, and the culprit ended up being the smart dog. She does her business, and right as shes about to walk away she stops, turns her head and looks directly at the camera, and after a moment of realization, she turns her ass around and gobbles up her s**t to remove the evidence.
#44My stepdad woke up one morning and found a bucket of fried chicken in our driveway. For some reason he didn’t think it was odd at all. I did and checked our camera recordings. Ends up being this lady walked up to my car at like 3am with a bucket. She was obviously homeless and probably on drugs. When the camera light turned on she yelled I brought you some chicken and left the bucket on the ground by my car. To this day I wonder what was up with the chicken lady.
#45At work, the IT guy reviews our restaurant security videos. One day he calls me and tells.me to open his email to me and to close.my office door. The first part of the video shows the restaurant manager opening up the restaurant after hours (1 am) to let a woman in. Next.clip they are the manager's office having sex. Next clip shows them drinking liquor straight out the bottles. Then they start arguing and the manager drags the woman down the stairs and throws her out of the restaurant. OMG. The manager was obviously fired. The woman later claimed the manager raped her. IT turned over unredacted and unedited to the police and I don't recall if the rape charges against manager were upheld
#46One night about 3 am the dogs went crazy. Checked the cameras and there is this guy just sitting on a windowsill beside the front door. Wasn't being threatening or trying to break in, just sitting and looking around.
Called police non emergency. They came and realized he was a neighbor. He was thinking our house was his job site and he was just waiting for the plumbers to finish.
I am not sure if it was a weird Ambien sleepwalk or one of the odd stories about UTIs or CO causing delusions. He got taken for medical evaluation and it appears got the treatment he needed. Ended up moving out a few months later after what looked like being in and out of the hospital to me.
#47Not creepy, but my dad has caught my mom slipping on ice while taking the garbage can up and down the driveway multiple times. He always emails the clips to me with the subject MOM FAIL.
#48I installed some security camera's at my place after my neighbor told me they thought they've been hearing someone walking around my yard at night. I scanned through the footage the very next morning and saw a guy come into frame wearing only boxers and laced up combat boots. He stood by my bedroom window, stared in for about 45 minutes then walked back out of frame. I was able ti get a pretty good look at his face, and thats when I realized that I've been f**king sleepwalking. I have no idea how long it's been going on or where the f**k else Ive been at night, and that f**king terrified me. I honestly think I might've preferred seeing an actual intruder.
#49A neighbor came up and pressed his face into our door to look inside. I am a young woman and disabled, and was home alone at the time. His face print was still there when I looked.
#50My mom called me one afternoon from home and told me to take a look at her security camera. There was an absolutely ginormous bug just sitting on the ledge where the camera was. Didn't move a single inch, it was just sitting there. My mom and I were both losing our s**t because we didn't know what it was and we were afraid that it would somehow wreck the camera.
It sat there for a good 15 minutes before it hopped away. We have no idea why the hell it decided to rest there, but f**k that bug.
#51Well, today I caught two random adult men in my backyard measuring the fence or something while I was home alone. As a girl, you could imagine all the scary scenarios going through my head. Luckily they left right when I saw them on the security cameras (guess they were done measuring the fence..?) and I told my dad. Turns out it was just the neighborhood gardeners and they called my dad to let him know they were there. But no one thought to let me know they’d be here? Way to give me a heart attack.
Another time, I caught some random woman also in my backyard but this time, this creep was trying to look into the windows. I felt like my soul left my body when I saw her. She looked mad and she wasn’t alone. Some guy was waiting in a pick up truck for her. She left. Never saw her again.
#52You know that one csgo trailer in the beginning where the terrorists shot tha cam in the entrance. Yeah that's my house that happened. I have a paranoid neighbor with a collection for guns and he decided that we were getting in the way of"his work". Yea still scared after what happened
#53When we first installed a video security camera, I knew my husband was anxiously awaiting the first thing to trip the motion sensor and get recorded, sending him an instant notification on his phone. He went out for a beer, so I quickly put together an outrageous costume with a crazy headdress and did an eclectic dance past the camera, complete with a kazoo marching band song. If only I’d had a camera to view him at the bar as he spewed his beer with laughter!
#54I installed a Ring cam and lock on my gate as couriers and postmen kept leaving it open and my dogs would run down the street.
Nothing too out of the ordinary for the first year. I just bought a solar panel for it as I always would forget to charge it, installed it and let the solar panel charge up the camera from flat to see how much charge it would give the camera.
Worked like a charm and in the low amount of sunlight it got in the morning during winter was more than enough to keep the camera going non stop.
Literally two days later I get home from work and my camera is missing, ripped off the post and solar panel destroyed.
Check the footage, someone came up and ripped it from the post put it in their pocket and walked off with it.
However, the person that stole it was an ex work colleague who looked directly into the camera and then stole it. Previous footage shows his car driving past the house and parking down the road.
Haven't worked with the guy for over 2 years and I never told him where I lived.
Anyway now that guy has a criminal charge against him and I've got cameras and floodlights absolutely everywhere around my house.
#55Our outdoor kitty had cancer and we didn’t have the money to get her help. She wasn’t in pain, but just quickly deteriorating. We made up a bed for her outside, gave her food and water, played with her favorite toys and said our goodbyes. We went off to bed and hoped she would go peacefully.
The next morning, We woke up to her out of her bed. Frantically, we looked for her, until we found her curled up underneath a shelf, cozy and tucked away, but she had passed.
My dad had a security camera in the garage, so he looked at her last few moments of living. She got up from her bed, walked around, sat at the door and mewed for a bit (that part tore me up) and slowly slinked under the shelf. About two minutes later, we see a brief glimmer, and what looked like a sheer silk window curtain flowing in front of the camera. Now, I know that it wasn’t an actual spirit or ghost, and it was just vapor and dust, but the fact that I had never seen that before, and how it was timed to coincide with her death ...
#56In my town there was a fairly popular restaurant that everyone went to all the time. Everyone loved the place. The owner was this short, adorable, loveable guy that everyone liked. A few years ago, someone noticed something off in the bathroom. Upon investigation they found a camera set up in the bathroom. Apparently the owner had been videoing people doing their business for years and was even found to be a part of a child porn trafficking ring on the deep web. Needless to say our small town was shocked. Everyone used that bathroom at one point or another.
#57Not super creepy but we caught a bear chilling on our lawn.
#58Came home from dinner one day (f**k you covid) and there were feathers all over my lawn. Pulled up the security footage and a hawk had dive bombed whatever those feathers belonged to mid air down to my lawn then took off for it's dinner.
That was metal.
#59Have security cameras installed a few years ago after someone attempted to break in the back door. The door itself is steel, and the doorknob is one of those that has a keypad with an actual key hole above it for in case the keypad quits working. They f**ked up the key hole and even pulled out the pins, but the door stayed locked.
The cameras were put up for about a couple years. Nothing of interest aside from a fat-ass opossum who likes to hang out by the carport. That is until about 3 in the morning one night. The camera sees me outside. I'm doing my usual nightly things (I'm a total night-owl and will go outside periodically throughout the night to walk around the property). I head inside. Not even 10 minutes after coming inside (I'm not joking, it happened that fast) a beige Tahoe towing an empty trailer shows up. It approached not from the road, but from a field behind the property. The Tahoe stops right at the back door and two men come out. The driver hides out of sight from the camera. The passenger was wielding a big hunting knife, was hiding it behind his back, and knocking at the door.
To make matters worse, they were hiding in the field behind the house as said earlier. They had to have seen me as there is nothing in the field. They also had to have been hiding with their lights and engine off for a while as I was outside for almost a full hour. I would've easily noticed the lights or the sounds of a car engine where there wasn't supposed to be. There was no telling exactly how close they were to me in that field as at the time there was no lights near the area.
I also did hear the knocking. No one else in the house did as I was the only one awake at the time. The knocking was quite loud, frantic-sounding, and lasted for at least a couple minutes. I didn't answer it as I just never answer the door after dark unless I am specifically expecting somebody. I honestly still think about what would've happened if I was expecting somebody. To watch the exact situation unfold on security cameras the next day was honestly scary, and really put into perspective of exactly how close I was to likely being killed. Especially considering that the men didn't try to force entry, they simply gave up and left.
#60I came into open the retail store one morning. Lights were on. Radio was on, and the TV was on. There were beer cans in the bathroom trash and put out smokes on the floor. I went back to watch the security tapes and the manager brought a woman in at midnight and they smoked and drank and then went into the bathroom together and came back out with less clothes on. Needless to say the manager didn't have a job by noon that day.
#61Just last week there was a dude jerking off in my front yard.
#62Me, midnight fridge raiding wearing only one sock. I sleepwalk and it’s becoming a problem
#63This is almost one of the reasons I don't want a security camera. Basically nothing ever happens in my neighborhood. I don't want to have to accidentally record some demon walking on all fours with their joints going the wrong way just to see if the same guy dropped off my UPS package as every other day.
#64First 6 months of newly constructed building. Camera caught a couple different things. One morning we arrived at work to find the work lights on, on one of the trucks. An employee had gotten dismissed recent so we were thinking theft. Former employee shows up and turns on lights to pick over truck. Not the case, reviewed the footage. Lights came on, both truck doors were closed. Another occasion, the camera caught the front door of building flies open unexpectedly. Door just kinda hangs open until about 7 am then gently clicks shut. There were a few little things we noticed for about the first 6-7 months. Occasionally we'd here a crash like a bowl of bolts falling. Sometimes we'd find them sitting thread sides up. Printer tray would be open and needed bumped in an inch or two. Then one day it stopped
#65Got a Hotel / Bed and Breakfast. Saw a woman push her husband down two flights of stairs.
#66not creepy but caught 2 guys standing on my driveway firing shots into my neighbour's house across the street.
#67One of the creepiest things to happen, was NOT caught on camera...
Woke up a little earlier than normal one morning to a knocking sound on a window... grabbed my phone for a quick glance at the cameras, nothing... make a mental note of the time to search later and go back to sleep.
Ive all but forgotten about this by the time I get home from work. Now I'm browsing nextdoor app, and there's a post asking if anyone heard knocking on their window/door early that morning... same time frame, same area, not even blocks from my house. And more than 2 or 3 people shared the same experience.
Time to check the footage. I have 6 cameras total, you can not walk on my property without being in view of at least one camera. (Small house in the city) I go thru the motion alerts first, nothing... its an oddly slow night, usually have a few alerts an hour for cars passing by... not much on the alerts, so now I have to scan in fast forward... still don't notice anything, let's slow it down a little... by the time I'm done I'm watching the footage in real time, and there is nothing to be found. I watched almost 3 hours of footage around the time I noted the knock on my window...
Normally I wouldn't let it get to me, but I was determined to find something. Drove me insane for a few days, I'd keep searching the footage for anything, and could NOT even make out a blurry blob move across the lawn
#68Saw somebody walk across my back yard at 2am.
We live in a very rural area.
He didn’t have any bag or anything on him either. Wasn’t wearing a heavy coat or boots. It was below freezing and there was snow on the ground. No flashlight either.
To this day I still don’t know who he was or what happened to him. Called the police when I noticed it, but it was a few days after the fact so he was long gone.
#69Guy living inside of one of the broken down cars out by the barn at my parents house during the winter. We lived about 10 miles out from the closest town that has anything to offer and from there—many miles to any other town.
He was likely a drifter or homeless and we honestly didn’t do anything about it. Just kept mindful that he was there during the nights in case something shady ever went down but nothing ever did. I think he really just needed somewhere to sleep that wasn’t outside. It was surely still freezing cold but better than the alternative.
He left and never returned after winter passed. When it had been a few weeks since we saw him on the cameras at night, we went and looked inside of the car—so many empty cans of Beanie Weanies haha.. I hope he managed to find his way onto another area that didn’t turn him away or was able to get himself into a job and a real home.
#70back when we didn't have gates on the driveways, i set up a game camera. i have a whole file called "weirdos in my yard". it's mostly rando people who look lost. one guy tho drove into my side yard, sat there in his car for 20 minutes, backed almost out of the yard, waited, then drove back in... then eventually left. the game camera was because i caught people peeping in the windows AGAIN. we decided to upgrade.
massive gates across all the driveways stopped the weirdo creepers but our new camera system, and the 3 dogs, tell me when anyone so much as slows down on the road by my house. with 12 cameras there's nowhere that isn't on video now.