26 People Who Saw Something They Were Never, Ever Supposed To See
Emphatic [eyes emoji].
It's not at all uncommon for people to see things that were never intended for their eyes. In fact, it apparently happens all the time.
How do I know? Well, when Reddit user u/PMForDickGraysonPics asked, "What did you see that you definitely weren’t supposed to see?" literally thousands of people replied with stories that left my jaw on the floor.
Most of these stories are graphic, some are gross, and one of them is actually pretty wholesome — but every single one of them is fascinating. Here are some of the best responses:
2. "A document on my dad's computer that was basically a diary of his massive crush on another woman."
"In high school, I found a document on my dad's computer that was basically a diary of his massive crush on another woman. I don't know why I opened it, and it felt really bad, but he probably shouldn't have kept it on a computer he let me use. It was weird, but I never told anyone and tried not to think about it.
"My parents are still together and they seem (mostly?) happy."
3. "My sister discovered that someone had searched 'pregnant erect nipples' on the home computer. My dad and I both denied it, and we were the only two males in the house. It wasn't me."
4. "I noticed a girl 'asleep' in the garden. I went and told my dad, who took one look and told me to go play in my room."
"I was about 5 years old, and I woke up to the snow finally starting to melt. I noticed a girl 'asleep' in the garden. I went and told my dad, who took one look and told me to go play in my room. Turns out the girl had been 'asleep' in our front garden for about two weeks, buried and frozen under the snow."
5. "It was a text message from some guy saying, 'I’m going to have your pussy for breakfast.'"
"My mom’s phone got a notification while it was charging. Curious, I checked to see what it was. It was a text message from some guy saying, 'I’m going to have your pussy for breakfast.' I’ve never checked her phone since."
6. "It was left open to a secret Gmail account she was using for sending literally hundreds of nudes..."
"When I was still married, my wife had left her phone on to run to the bathroom while I was in bed. I looked at it for the time, and found it was left open to a secret Gmail account she was using for sending literally hundreds of nudes back and forth between many, many dudes. For years. Up until that night, while she was fully 6 months pregnant. Mostly original stuff, too. I think that hurt more."
7. "An email that said 'I love you' and some other stuff to a woman who wasn't my mom."
"When I was 13-ish, I went into our computer room just in time to finish seeing my dad send an email that said 'I love you' and some other stuff to a woman who wasn't my mom. He tried to cover my eyes and act like he was joking around.
"I promptly left and went back a while later. I tried getting in his email, but he had changed the password. (We all knew it because the family used his email to log in to a lot of stuff.) I never told my mom.
"Few years later, he divorced my mom, and she asked me for help getting proof of him cheating from the laptop he had also used. I found GRAPHIC Craigslist messages that he had sent and received.
"Just gonna add a PSA here to parents: Don't fucking ask your child to do this. Take it to a goddamn PC shop and save your child the emotional and mental scars."
8. "When she put the VHS tape in, there was about .25 seconds of a porno that played."
"In my high school Spanish class, our teacher had taped a telenovela for us to watch. When she put the VHS tape in, there was about .25 seconds of a porno that played...a topless woman moaning. Out of a class of around 30 kids, only about 5 of us looked around at each other and locked eyes with a 'Did anyone else just fucking see that?!' look. Our teacher must have taped over an old porno VHS of hers."
9. "We both briefly saw a couple having doggy-style sex several hundred feet into the forest on that right side."
"I was hiking in a forest with some friends, and as we continued on the trail, the mound of rocks on our right side opened up to more forest. One of my friends and I were leading the other two by a couple of yards, and we both briefly saw a couple having doggy-style sex several hundred feet into the forest on that right side. My friend and I gave each other that 'Did you see that shit too?' look. By the time my other friends caught up, the couple had split and we couldn't see them anymore. It was like 2 p.m. in broad daylight off a main road, which was the weirdest part."
10. "Pretty sure she forgot that she'd stashed an envelope of VERY dirty photos of her and my stepfather."
"I went on a road trip with my grandma when I was 15. My mom let me borrow her suitcase. Pretty sure she forgot that she'd stashed an envelope of VERY dirty photos of her and my stepfather. About a dozen, in various acts, with various people and objects.
"My grandma walked in as I discovered them, and I was in a PANIC, fearing she might ask to see the photos I was looking at. Thankfully my aunt distracted her, and I was able to hide them away in the pocket where I'd found them.
"It was quite an awakening."
11. "HR at my last job accidentally sent out a list of everyone's home address, phone number, email, and if they were coming back after the layoff."
12. "I didn’t bring it up because it seemed like a cute, private moment that I don’t think he would’ve liked anyone to have actually witnessed."
"I live with two housemates. One of them has a cat, which I think is pretty cute, but the other housemate, who is already pretty stoic in general anyway, almost refuses to acknowledge its existence.
"I popped my head into his room one day (his door was open), and I saw him with his headphones on, playing with the cat with one of those long stick toys with a string on the end. He had a pretty big smile as well. He didn’t see me, and I just observed for a couple of seconds 'cause it was surprising and quite cute, and then quietly left. I didn’t bring it up because it seemed like a cute, private moment that I don’t think he would’ve liked anyone to have actually witnessed."
13. "Saw my fully naked grandma riding my fully naked grandpa like they have no aches and pains."
"My grandparents were both a bit deaf. I was downstairs prepping dinner and called out to them. No response. I placed their plates on a tray instead and walked upstairs to their room, their door half open. Saw my fully naked grandma riding my fully naked grandpa like they have no aches and pains. It's weird, like normally they do everything in slo-mo. Apparently not."
14. "I passed the living room and saw my father screwing his friend's wife on the couch."
"When I was 18, I was pulling an all-nighter, trying to finish an English project, when I decided to take a break and grab a can of Coke from the kitchen. While walking there, I passed the living room and saw my father screwing his friend's wife on the couch. I turned right the fuck around and decided that tap water from the bathroom would suffice."
15. "A close-up photo of (probably) my dad's asshole..."
"A close-up photo of (probably) my dad's asshole while I was scrolling through his iCloud photos looking for a different picture. I think it had something to do with his upcoming rectal exam. Nothing was wrong with it visually, but the realization of what I was looking at was absolutely horrifying. Part of my soul shriveled up and died."
16. "I found about four dozen little ziplock snack baggies full of cum."
"When I was 11 or 12, I walked in on my older brother masturbating. His back was turned, so luckily all I saw was his ass. As I walked in on him, I saw his mattress falling back into place, so being the curious child I was, I went to see what was under his mattress on a later day when he wasn't home.
"I was hoping for porn, 'cause growing up in the '90s in a religious household meant it was super hard to come by, but no. What I found was much, much worse.
"I found about four dozen little ziplock snack baggies full of cum."
17. "A photo — clearly intended for my mom — of my dad naked with a few of his friends, all holding paper in front of their dicks that had 'Happy' 'birthday' '[Mom's name]' on them, respectively."
18. "For an entire eight hours in an empty house, neither I nor my father acknowledged the family dildo."
"Once when I was 14, my dad was working as a handyman after being laid off by his company and taking odd jobs for friends and family members. He would 'hire' me and pay me a day's work with lunch to come be his work partner (kind of a father-son bonding moment, in hindsight). Anyway, one day we were working at my dad’s cousin's house remodeling the master bathroom, and in plain sight, on the bed, was a giant dildo that we both had to pass in order to get to the bathroom. For an entire eight hours in an empty house, neither I nor my father acknowledged the family dildo."
19. "I saw her mom giving her dad a BJ on the lounge chair."
"I was at a friend's house when I was a kid. We were doing crafts on the front porch, and I needed tape for something. I ran to the backyard to go ask her mom for some, and when I walked through the pool fence gate, I saw her mom giving her dad a BJ on the lounge chair. I couldn’t look her dad in the eyes after that. Most awkward experience I’ve ever had."
20. "I caught my aunt pegging my uncle."
"When I was 14, I was at my cousin’s house and we were supposed to be out swimming, but I had snuck back into the house to steal beer, and I caught my aunt pegging my uncle. He gave me $100 on the spot to keep quiet. Every time after that when I would see him, he would always slip me anywhere from $20 to $50. Finally, when I was about 19, I told him, 'It’s all good, dude, you do you.' He gave me a hug and we have been thick as thieves since then."
21. "My brother opened his Google Chrome in front of me, and I saw Hentai Haven in the 'most visited' section under the search bar."
22. "She was not good with computers and just turned her screen to show a text file that had every important password and key code for the building."
"I was waiting in a condo apartment lobby. I asked the concierge for the Wi-Fi password. She was not good with computers and just turned her screen to show a text file that had every important password and key code for the building.
"I am talking router password, boiler room key combination, package room door code, security camera server password, their concierge email login...everything. Because she didn't want to read out each letter, SHE LET ME TAKE A PICTURE OF IT!"
23. "Was working at a hotel during college and saw my lab partner get a room with the professor."
24. "The dad comes back and hands me a fistful of cash and says, 'Don’t tell anyone'..."
"When I was a kid, maybe 8 years old, I went over to visit my friend who lived across the street. I’d often come over unannounced and just knock on their door to ask if my friend wanted to hang out.
"So I get there and knock on the door and wait for it to be answered. No one comes, but I can hear noises indicating that someone is home, so I knock again. My friend would often play video games with headphones on and would be slow to answer the door, so I just keep waiting and knock again, unsure why it’s taking so long for the door to be answered. My friend’s dad walks into the hallway to try to spy through the glass door to see who it is. He stands there fully naked and we make eye contact through the glass. I turn to walk away, but he sees me leaving and approaches the door and opens it. At this point I see a woman appear behind him who was very naked and very much not his wife.
"My friend’s dad panics and just stares at me. I panic too and ask if his son, my friend, is home. He awkwardly says, 'No, he’s not here,' and decides that now might be a good time to finally cover his nakedness. I don’t say anything else and just turn to leave, at which point my friend’s dad just blurts out, 'Don’t leave!' I look back, shocked and confused. He hurriedly leaves the room for a few seconds, while I’m forced to say a very awkward 'Hello' to the naked lady standing in my friend’s house. The dad comes back and hands me a fistful of cash and says, 'Don’t tell anyone,' or words to that effect. At the time, I didn’t comprehend why he was giving me money, so I refused it and just walked back home.
"It wasn’t until years later that I fully comprehended what I had witnessed and why my friend’s mother kicked their dad out of the house soon after that."
25. "All the paperwork was still on the desks, prescriptions lying around, names, addresses, phone numbers. I was honestly amazed that all that information was just left."
"When I was in high school, I used to spend a lot of time exploring abandoned buildings, and one time, I was in a hospital. The top levels were all vandalized beyond recognition, but the basement was untouched — I assume because people were too creeped out, or maybe the risk kept people away, because half the building had collapsed.
"I was dumb, though, so I went down. All the paperwork was still on the desks, prescriptions lying around, names, addresses, phone numbers. I was honestly amazed that all that information was just left. It felt weird because I really wasn't interested in any of it, but I couldn't stop filing through rooms of paperwork, untouched for years. It was just a weird compulsion because I knew I wasn't supposed to ever see any of that stuff."
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