Posted on: Aug 05 2017

19 Of The Creepiest Things Ever Caught On Surveillance Cameras


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Surveillance cameras are there to keep buildings safe, keep unwanted visitors out, and to watch the everyday awkward things that people do in front of them. Talk to any security guard and they’ll tell you about all of the couples they’ve seen making out, fighting, f*cking, all the wedgies and noses picked, and all of the creepy, inexplicable moments that they’ve witnessed. Sup ghosts!

As a lukewarm believer in ghosts and other supernatural activity — it chills my bones to read about empty elevators where motion is detected. It freaks me the f*ck out to watch TLC specials about murdered hotel guests and their subsequent shadows and hauntings within the building. And it sure as hell makes me want to sleep with the light on when reading about all of the people who have come THIS close to staring their dangerous burglar straight in the face. Yeah, that’s gonna be a no for me, dog.

I don’t know if I want to install a home security system ASAP or if I should continue to live in ignorant bliss while orbs and ghosts and thieves walk among my sh*t. I’ll let y’all know.

You won’t believe what these 19 security cameras caught on tape:


I was house sitting in a huge house and set up a canary camera near my bedroom. I had an uneasy feeling someone else was in the house with me so I set up the camera just to make sure no one came near my room. In the middle of the night someone approached it from behind and turned it so it faced a blank wall. Then a few minutes later turned it back the way it was before. It tripped the canary and I got a notification on my phone. I saw it and searched the house thoroughly the next morning and never found anything. Needless to say, I slept with my door locked the rest of my time there.


Had a game camera out once and I had a neighbor who would just walk through my property (I didn’t care, the place is pretty and there’s no back fence) But I kept having sheep go missing so I set out a camera. The camera caught my neighbor walking by, then like 30 seconds later a mountain lion walked by it stalking him. It apparently never attacked as he was fine, but he had no idea how close he was to that thing.


I used to work overnights at a hotel, and would monitor the security cameras. They would detect motion and a little indicator would blink when motion was, well, detected. Anyway, it always gave me the creeps when I’d hear the elevator ding. I’d run out to the lobby to great the guest to make sure they didn’t need something or whatever, and nobody would get off the elevator. I’d watch the tapes and see the motion indicator blinking on a floor, then see the elevator open on that floor, then see the elevator open on the ground floor and the motion indicator blink on the camera down the hall. Gave me the heeby jeebies.


One time I was in my office in the middle of the night and it sounded like someone banged on the door with the side of their fist. Just one single SLAM. You can see me reacting to it on the video–my head whipped to face the door where the sound came from, then immediately whipped around to stare at the camera to see who the fuck was outside my door. There was nobody there, and none of the motion sensors had picked up anything. Not fun finishing the rest of that shift.