Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lost Corners of Twitter Creepiness

Christmastime is more about ghosts, spirits and spooky moments than perhaps we'd like to admit, what with Dickens' A Christmas Carol, AS2 Clarence Odbody, the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas series (featuring many M.R. James tales) and, most terrifying of all, Michael Keaton's Jack Frost.

So perhaps it was appropriate that a creepy little Twitter thread popped up a couple days after Christmas last week. It was started by Valerie (@ValeeGrrl), who is Deputy News Editor for a nifty website called Scary Mommy. This was her initial offhand observation of a moment in the parenting life...

That post has gotten nearly 26,000 retweets already, so many folks have seen it. But that's still just a drop in the bucket compared to all the humans on Planet Earth. So I think it's worthy of being preserved as a future Lost Corner of the Internet.

What really makes it great, though, is all the replies to Valerie's tweet. They represent a veritable gold mine of paranormal-twinged instances of possible past life regressions and childhood visits with deceased relatives. (Or perhaps just cryptomnesia or playful storytelling in some cases.)

Here are some of my favorites:

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