12 People Share the Weirdest Rumors They Ever Heard About Themselves


Rumors spread like wildfire. It’s always weird to see how a totally false story takes hold and everyone is convinced it really happened.

These 12 folks from AskReddit had very strange rumors started about them… luckily none of it was true.

1. That’s a random one

That I wore bicycle helmets when I drove my car.

2. In the buff

“He mows the lawn naked.”

Um, gym shorts and a tank top is not naked.

3. Surprise!

I had a couple friends over one day after school. There were a bunch of clothes in boxes by the door that were being donated. However, I found out later that my friends thought this meant I was moving.

They thought I was too sad to tell anyone, so they arranged a surprise going away party in my grade 3 class. Yeah, that got awkward quick…

4. RIP

That I was dead.

I was on “The Corridor Committee” at school drawing up a code of conduct at the end of my 4th Year (you can imagine how much tang I got at school) and the new rules were to be announced the following school year.

But then I had to change schools at very short notice over the summer holidays and only told my socially isolated circle of friends.

So the new school year starts and everyone gets the Start-of-Year assembly where they’re told “Welcome back!” and to “Work hard…” etc. Then they were introduced to the new Corridor CodeTM

The head teacher reads off the code and says “Special thanks to [list of people involved] and [my name], who sadly is no longer with us.”

And that’s how my death was accidentally announced to the entire school.

5. Also RIP

I went to treatment in 9th grade from March to May. When I came back, people looked at me like they saw a ghost. Found out that there was a rumor that I had died. Needless to say people were surprised.

6. Poor mum…

My mum had a seizure when I was at dinner with her after school. Her first ever, it was very traumatizing etc.

Anyway, I went to a Catholic school, so in the morning, they made an announcement about remembering my mum in their prayers (this was standard policy when family members of students were sick, injured or died.)

Somehow, a couple of girls interpreted this as my mum had died. They were really shocked that I was in school at all. So first I had to clear that up.

Then, some freshman girls decided that the actual truth was that I had killed my mother. They told a teacher they didn’t feel comfortable around a murderer.

So most outrageous rumor I heard specifically about myself was that the freshmen thought I had killed my mum.