Social media is a treasure trove of stories, and among them are tales of unsettling experiences with new neighbors. Moving to a new neighborhood should be an exciting adventure, but for some, it turns into a nightmare as they encounter neighbors who make them question their choice of residence. Here are ten horrifying encounters shared by individuals on social media.
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“A man stopped by our gate during our first week in a semi-rural area. He informed me that our car was too old and that we needed to get a new one. It seemed like we bought a house in the ‘snob hill area,’ with a neighbor who judged us for our choice of vehicle.” – Glenda King
“Years ago, I moved into an apartment/flat. I was on the 2nd floor and shared a long balcony with my neighbor. I put a small patio table and chair right by my door to relax on the balcony early mornings with tea or evenings to enjoy a book. One morning, I went out to sit on the chair by the small table. What did I see? The table was full of beer cans and a huge ashtray full of cigarette butts. The only person that could have done that is my neighbor. It annoyed me because it was a clear invasion of my personal space.” – Cyber Girl
“4 days after my son and I moved into a townhome I rented, we were physically attacked by 2 women that live behind us. My son had an altercation with a child on the bus, and it seemed like they were involved. The child had been making comments about me, even though we had just moved in and hadn’t had time to interact with anyone in the neighborhood. My son verbally defended me, and the situation escalated into a physical confrontation.” – Kay Dee
“A new neighbor installed a fence without considering the property lines. Their fence cut through my irrigation water supply line, causing damage and inconvenience.” – Jac Yates
“New neighbors sent their kids to my house to swim in my pool without permission. They even had the audacity to do it right after I had added chemicals to the pool, rendering it unusable for hours.” – Catherine Brady
“A neighbor filled my garbage and recycling cans to the brim immediately after I moved in. I took matters into my own hands to set boundaries.” – Lisa Michelle Anderson
“I had a bad neighbor once. Shortly after I’d moved in, he started calling the police about any little thing. My trash can went out too early? Police showed up. Had a few friends over for a housewarming who parked on the street? Enforcement was called to ticket them minutes after alternating parking times were switched. The continuous calls to the police for minor issues were both annoying and disruptive.” – Craig Woodward
“My husband and I bought a bungalow in a quiet little town. After a couple of weeks, our next-door neighbor showed up with some cookies and a printed sheet of ‘guidelines’ for us to follow. Guidelines included suggestions such as wearing a cover-up when walking to the beach and not hosting outdoor barbeques after 7 p.m. It felt overly intrusive and controlling.” – Catherine Brady
“I had a swimming pool, and my new neighbors sent their kids to swim without permission. They did it when chemicals were added to the pool, making it unsafe. They had no respect for boundaries.” – Stacelynnn
“I was newly divorced and bought a small townhouse. A letter was placed in my mailbox from a neighbor shortly after they had moved in. The letter stated that the neighborhood didn’t appreciate divorcees moving in and assumed I would have a slew of boyfriends coming and going. It was 2006, and the assumption was entirely unfounded, making me feel judged and unwelcome.” – Christine Bozarth
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