Viral Thread Full Of Creepy Kid Stories Has Twitter Convinced Reincarnation Is Real

by Christina Marfice
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Image via Valerie Williams / Twitter

If the creepy stories in this Twitter thread are real, so is reincarnation

There’s not really any actual science that explains what happens to us when we die. But there are certainly a lot of theories, and reincarnation is one of the more interesting ones, for sure.

What if we got to come back as another being after our current lives end? What would that look like? A viral Twitter thread full of some pretty creepy stories might just hold some clues.

It all started with a story writer Valerie Williams shared about her son, who, TBH, might need a sage smudging.

“while tucking in my son he casually told me he lived a life a long time ago where his name was Gerald and he had a brother Cole who was also his business partner and they died together in a car crash so plz join me in not sleeping at all tonight lol,” Williams wrote.

Just… holy shit.

OK, so that’s terrifying. I don’t want to be the one to suggest burning a child at the stake, but…

And fam, it gets worse. Because apparently kids do this kind of thing all the freaking time. Responses to the tweet started pouring in, and tons of them contained similar stories about reincarnation tales falling out of the mouths of babes. Terrifying, terrifying babes.

So, um, this is fine. Everything’s fine. I’m not freaking out, you’re freaking out.

There are also a bunch of stories in the thread that aren’t necessarily about reincarnation exactly, but seem to prove that little kids have a more tangible connection to other realms than adults do. Or something. This is all really freaky and IDK what to think honestly, other than it’s time for a stiff drink and maybe also an old priest and a young priest.

And of course, plenty of people are now wondering if the kids in their lives are renicarnated/demons/clairvoyants.

Williams said this isn’t even the first time her son horrified the family with stories seemingly from beyond the grave.

“He’s told us stories like this many times before, so hearing it wasn’t especially jarring. I’m not sure if this is legit a repressed thing from a past life or just him being creative, but either way, it’s utterly ‘him’ and I wouldn’t change it for the world, even if it does creep us the hell out,” she told Scary Mommy. “I never expected this many people to relate and I have loved reading all the freaky stories they’ve shared! It’s definitely strengthened MY belief that this stuff is real.”

Are kids reincarnated souls? Or just creepily creative? We may never know, but we might also be installing some crucifixes in the kids’ rooms just to be safe.

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