Weird stuff can happen when you leave the room
When I was a kid I used to think that when you closed the refrigerator, wild stuff happened inside. The eggs would break out and throw a dance party with the butter sticks, produce would come to life and emerge from the crisper to harass last night’s leftovers trapped inside of tupperware containers. I was so convinced that the refrigerator contents were up to something that I placed a camera inside to see what really goes on behind the closed door. What I was left with was some pitch black footage of a dark refrigerator and a huge let down to my childish imagination.
The point I am making is that we have an inherent curiosity to know what goes on while we are not there. (This is the reason why there’s a billion “paranormal” found-footage movies that won’t stop getting made.) Nanny cams and home security cameras are commonly utilized for practical purposes but as we all know, things can get weird when no one is around…
With a little help from some sleuthy Redditors, we gathered this gallery of bizarre happenings that have been caught on camera. Some of them are hilarious, some are kind of creepy, and others are just plain weird. Enjoy!
Goats of Christmas Past
“I have my house surrounded by CCTV cameras. One day, just all of the sudden, in the city of New York, in Flushing, an entire heard of goats just randomly walked into the area where our tiny front yard is. They stood there and nobody came to get them. It was completely bizarre. I looked up any information I could find about parades or anything that would have had goats around. None of the neighbors saw anything. This is a regular street in Flushing with only houses around me. My mailbox was eaten off the fence post. They were around for 20 minutes. I’ll never know why they were there.” (PlymouthHorizon)
Maybe these goats decided to take a little ‘field’ trip or they were just “stopping BAAAAAHy”!
The Old Switcheroo
“My brother had a camera that was left in the basement just for safety reasons. He had some workers over to fix a tile shower since it didn’t drain properly. I guess the guys were pretty annoyed at having to fix it but it’s their own fault for not doing it right the first time. Fast forward a couple weeks and my brother’s sister in law is turning 21. They are in his basement bar when they start pouring shots for her. As they were pouring they could smell something wasn’t right. Her boyfriend immediately thought it smelled like nail polish remover. They decided to check the camera and sure enough, the workers drank some alcohol and replaced it with a full bottle of nail polish remover. They found the empty bottle under the bathroom sink and my brother’s wife knew that was her unopened bottle she had bought previously.” (NDRoughNeck)
A Feathered Visitor
“Our crib was under a window (shut and locked, don’t worry). Every few days or so a hawk or some other kind of large bird would land on the outside of the window. The bird and my daughter would sit there for a good 10 minutes bobbing their heads at one another. It was adorable, despite the fact the bird probably wanted to eat her.” (_Iniquity_)