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Get a Sneak Peek at the First CREEPYPASTA Comic Anthology!

If you’re a serious fan of internet horror legends and lore, you’re probably familiar with the infamous Mr. Creepy Pasta — one of the most popular names in the viral horror and flash-fiction field. With co-founder Vincent V. Cava, Mr. Creepy Pasta (MCP) has grown an intense following since the genre’s early years, with a […]

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Don’t Answer the Phone: The Twisted History of the “Red Numbers”

Urban legends and viral stories are filled with chilling warnings of “Death Calls,” which are rumored to kill anyone unfortunate enough to answer a telephone call from a specific number. There are countless variations on this theme but one of the earliest and most infamous examples is believed to have emerged on April 13, 2007 […]

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Tara the Android Lives! Watch the Haunting Short BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION

One of the earliest and most enduring viral mysteries (though it was “solved” many years ago) has ascended to classic status among the creepypasta community: “I Feel Fantastic,” a short video featuring a nightmarish mannequin-like robot known as “Tara the Android,” who is shown singing the surreal, synthesized title tune. [Read the full history of […]

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Test Your Creepy Quotient With 13TH FLOOR’s First CREEPYPASTA QUIZ!

Are you new to the world of internet legends and lore, or an experienced explorer of the web’s darkest corridors? Now’s the chance to prove your steel with our first-ever creepypasta quiz. These ten questions are based on some of the first and most-shared creepypasta tales, as well as their creatures and creators… so if […]

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Season 3 of CHANNEL ZERO is Based on This Infamous Creepypasta

A while back, I reported on an extremely popular topic on Reddit’s NoSleep sub, where many creepypastas and other viral legends are born and/or evolve into new forms. That particular thread involved a series of tales allegedly shared by an anonymous Search and Rescue officer — going by the handle searchandrescuewoods — who recounted several […]

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The Bizarre Viral Mystery of Daisy Brown and Her Pet Monster

In past features, we’ve delved into the output of some pretty disturbing, baffling and unexplained online media “celebrities” — including the still-active “Chip-Chan” or the even more demented ANIMALHEAD, to name just a few. It’s impossible to keep up with all of them, since dozens more seem to pop up every day. But when one user/creator […]

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The Horrific Mystery of DR. EMMITT’S RESEARCH: Part 2

NOTE: Be sure to read Part 1 of this feature first [follow this link], or you’ll be up to your eyeballs in spoilers… The eerie, mind-boggling circumstances surrounding the death and/or disappearance of noted anthropologist W.M. Emmitt, Ph.D. – as documented by his former teaching assistant and posted to an occult-themed subreddit in 2012 – […]

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The Horrific Mystery of DR. EMMITT’S RESEARCH: Part 1

According to Reddit lore, today’s creepypasta – the first of two chapters – was once posted on a now-defunct forum primarily focused on… well, let’s call them “unorthodox experiments.” Topics on that board were said to have been sourced from actual research and included a wealth of data – including documents, photos and video clips […]

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This Teaser for CARTRIDGE Expands the Infamous Legend of a Haunted Video Game

Some of the most disturbing web legends out there involve video games which have been dangerously altered — whether it be through a horrific curse, the angry spirit of a deceased player, a top-secret mind experiment, or even some combination of the above. Among these tales of dangerous or deadly games, arguably the most enduring and […]

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This Mysterious Phone Call Contains a Terrifying Hidden Message

The recording has come to be known as “Hypno’s Lullaby” — but its origins remain a total mystery since it was first discovered 30 years ago this month, at the site of a grisly crime which also remains unsolved to this day. According to police reports, the following message was left on the answering machine […]

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The Gruesome Unsolved Crimes of “The Chess Killer”

The following case was compiled and uploaded in 2013 by user Rookurou, who cites a series of graphic and disturbing police reports from the city of Chichibu in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama in 1986. Over three decades later, the case remains unsolved, and the once-classified files were recently leaked online by an unnamed source. […]

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Recalling a Horrifying Childhood Encounter With THE COUCH

Childhood fears lurk at the heart of so many viral horror tales — from dark, fuzzy memories of lost TV episodes, to murderous predators lurking in the deepest shadows of the bedroom — and those nightmares sometimes return to haunt us as we grow older. Such is the case for one anonymous user known only […]

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If You Find This Envelope in Your Mailbox… You’re Doomed

While the majority of creepypastas have unknown origins, there’s a very good reason the teller of this short but potent tale wishes to remain anonymous — a reason you’ll soon come to appreciate. The post which made its way to the Creepypasta Wiki is the only record of this author’s terrifying encounter with an intruder […]

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Have You Seen THIS MAN? You’re Not Alone…

When I first launched this column nearly two years ago, I offered a quick primer on some of the most notorious and heavily-shared viral tales known as creepypasta. Among the most enduring of these legends are a nightmare gallery of villains… of course, there’s the iconic and headline-grabbing Slender Man, but creepy web lore contains […]

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If This MP3 Appears on Your Playlist, You May Already Be Doomed

One of the rare but chillingly memorable audio-themed creepypasta legends [other examples include the well-documented “Hungarian Suicide Song”], the mystery surrounding a certain mp3 file is gaining traction among social media, with numerous reports of strange and disturbing incidents surrounding the file’s random appearance on music applications set to “shuffle” mode. While the origins of […]