The 13th Floor

Creepypasta 

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 […]

Creepypasta 

Whatever You Do… DON’T Call This Phone Number

I’ll bet you read that headline, hit the link and looked for the number immediately, didn’t you? Next question: Did you dial the number without reading the rest of this article? Seriously? Well, I did warn you right up there in the headline, so I can’t be held accountable for what might happen. Now, let me […]

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Creepypasta 

The Transcript of This Frantic Police Call Hints at Unspeakable Horrors

This nightmarish viral tale allegedly originated in Australia (possibly a first for this column), and was first shared online a little over a year ago. But the Reddit account from which it originated — identified only by the Australian phone number 61-795-280-942 — has been mysteriously removed. That same phone number corresponds to the transcript […]

News 

A Woman Received This Chilling Voicemail from Her Father — Months After His Death

We’ve been noticing a spike in reports of unexplained audio phenomena lately… but one mysterious and particularly disturbing recording sent shivers through the Reddit community following a recent post by user heaveninherarms. The user started an urgent-looking thread to Reddit’s /r/paranormal board late last week (then cross-posted to /r/creepy), shortly after her mother had received a […]