Introduction: How to Creep People Out

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Is there some one you know who's a little jumpy? This instructable is going to tell you how to take advantage of that and make your victim hopefully give a little scream.

Step 1: Staring

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You should probably start with this. While your victim is near or talking to you stare at something stationary, preferably a wall. This will make people feel slightly uncomfortable and prepares them for the next step.
Note: This will take a little bit of time to work and you may have to repeat it to make yourself seem permanently weird.

Step 2: Singing

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This is a step that may be combined with staring. Randomly start singing any slightly eerie song, I suggest any oompa-loompa song from the original Willy Wonka movie. It will start to creep people out fairly quickly, it works best with no shown emotion.

Step 3: Weird Conversation

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Talk about weird stuff. Some examples are:
Squid- For some reason people don't like them
LiO- It's a slightly disturbing comic
Disturbing jokes- such as "A baby seal walks into a club"
Weapon facts- It just creeps people out

Step 4: Creeping Around

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This is the final step and will probably be the most rewarding. It is also very simple: be where the victim doesn't expect you to be. It helps if your in a darker place or on a hard to see object. If done well enough to the right person you could be rewarded with a small scream.

Step 5: Award.

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Congratulations. You are now able to creep people out.


Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-10-13


DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-01

I just killed a whole herd of 'em in my yard. They haven't stopped coming. Everyone is dead. I have to go, I hear little feet-no. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Annoying little buggers, aren't they! I just use the Deinonychus in my back yard.

Squid work better

Especially giant ones. They have those vicious little hooks on their arms...

I'm personally a fan of the humboldt squid-- their known man eaters, nicknamed rojo diablo (red devil)

Plo Koon (author)Mr. Squiggles2012-04-02

i am a stutent of spanish, and the adjective comes after the noun (i.e. diablo rojo)

Yeah, especially if there's a lot of them swarming around. But giant squid are pretty cool...


Well said.


Oompa-Loompa (author)DrWeird1172008-11-01

I am hiding in your house...

DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-01

Which one are you?

Oompa-Loompa (author)DrWeird1172008-11-01

The only tall one not dressed in purple.

DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-01


Oompa-Loompa (author)DrWeird1172008-11-01


DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-01

Shot in the foot.

Oompa-Loompa (author)DrWeird1172008-11-02

Ma-...Oompa-Loompa down!!!

DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-02

Another one picks you up and carries you to safety.

Oompa-Loompa (author)DrWeird1172008-11-02

Roger that, no soldier left behind!

DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-02


DrWeird117 (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-11-01

Oh cwap.

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-12-12

The Office!!!

bassclarinet23 (author)2009-10-14

A necessary skill! (I'm a natural!)

stale56 (author)2009-06-29

One time, I was talking somebody who worked at a tanning salon, I asked her if somebody could die if your in one for too long, the I asked if it was possible to get locked inside of the beds so you couldn't get out... Sadly, you can't... One time, I was at my friend Graduation party, and I started following her sister (who is a year younger than me, and is one of my friends). I just followed her, and acted like I was in love with her... always standing about 3 feet behind her, smiling, and staring at her... It creeped her out alot...

Coffeebot (author)2008-04-16

Another great method that works every time is to make "eye contact" with the top of someone's ear. They'll think you're trying to look them in the eye while conversing, but they will never actually make eye contact with you. It works very well if they're a new acquaintance, because they have no way of knowing you're screwing with them.

Oompa-Loompa (author)Coffeebot2008-10-13

good one.

hammer9876 (author)2008-09-07

Nothing like standing "too close" to creep people out. At least here in the US. Just stand a little too close to some one. If you are too close in your mind, you are probably too close in theirs. I would do this to my professors in college (after Psychology 101.) Dumb profs were so used to standing alone in front of an audience that it didn't take much to creep them out. Hahaha. Yes, I passed all my classes.

Oompa-Loompa (author)hammer98762008-10-13

good one.

TheCheese9921 (author)2008-01-06

Aw man this reminds me of band camp last year, every night I would walk around in my boxers (we had 4 people to a dorm) and stare at myself in the mirror for like 15 minutes. Then I would just yell loud and deep (like death metal and stuff) and all the guys would freak out. Finally at the end of the week I just stood there and stared out the window for like 20 minutes, my friend was like Dan... dude. And then I jumped at him and yelled he fell off his chair and another kid sitting on his bed jumped I swear to god 3 feet. Then the kid that was on the bed tried to sleep in the hallway It took us like 45 min. to get him back in the room. This year I'll bring my camera and try and record some stuff.

cubemonkey (author)TheCheese99212008-02-05


that is for those with extreme patience

masterochicken (author)2008-01-02

I saw the picture and knew it was you.


the office

Tool Using Animal (author)2008-01-02

In the spring time, ring a ding time... You know, having a steel core, by default, does not make ammunition armor piercing. The core must be of hardened steel. However, because of the danger of breech rupture with the barrel filled with water, modern firearms are considered a poor choice for hunting squid.

Kozz (author)2008-01-02

In addition to staring, you might try making slightly "odd" eye contact. Instead of looking at someone's eyes when talking to them, stare at their ear. They may attempt to move to the left (or right) to center themselves in your line of sight, or become confused/creeped-out in general. A good way to mess with people!

Mr. Squiggles (author)Kozz2008-01-02

That's true

awoodcarver (author)2008-01-02

Don't forget to stand in front of the elevator doors and face the people in it mumbling to yourself

DonQuijote (author)2008-01-02

wow.... i never tried this on purpose.... i like the "be where the victim does not expect to be" best....

Mr. Squiggles (author)DonQuijote2008-01-02

It's the most important part

darth2o (author)2008-01-02

Yeah, in fact I am trying to stop creeping people out. Its working so far, but I don't know. Someone should make a "How to act normal" Instructable.

Mr. Squiggles (author)darth2o2008-01-02

Where's the fun in that?

Shifrin (author)2008-01-02

So this is why no one talks to me...

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-01-02

I do this all the time without even trying!

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2008-01-02

lol i do this alllllll the time. its so easy for me, but i do it soo much better :-P. like in lunch period stop eating, stair at a kid (in my case my fat friend sits infront of me) say "ahhh the gov'ment came and took mah babahy" " The gov'met came and took mah babahy!!" times then turn around to a fat kid and go uhhhhuhhhh that kid is so sexy i love his folds how they make him look so hard core. LOLOLOLOLOLOL i can seriously creep some of my friends out bad, but there cool so they just play along lol haha just play around your sure to find something funnyer than hell............................w00t mike the janitor rocks!

mrbob1000 (author)2008-01-02

this is not difficult for me. i already do this and i dont even need to try.

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