There are some experiences in life that are truly "you had to be there" moments. Some of them are light, hilarious anecdotes about a friend humiliating themselves or a funny exchange that can't be properly told in story form.
But others, are truly freaky close encounters with the supernatural, or worse yet, violent criminals, and those simultaneously functions as stories and warnings to others.
"I had a roommate who was always a complete asshole. Never was polite or kind to anyone. One night after I helped his drunk ass to bed he turned to me and said "I really appreciate you and I know you dont like seeing me like this. You've been a good roommate and friend, thank you." I found him dead the next morning due to an undiagnosed heart condition that alcohol had amplified."
"Not creepy or freaky in the normal sense, but I will never forget how serious and genuine he was in his last words spoken ever. It was the first time I had ever heard him complement anyone."