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CREEPYPASTA: He Went Down to His Mother’s Basement… and Found the Ultimate Horror

One of the most unsettling of creepypastas reveals an unspeakable nightmare in the heart of your own home… in your immediate family… in your sense of identity, safety and security… none of which can be trusted in the realm of shadows. This week’s entry comes from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, and was first posted by […]

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CREEPYPASTA: The Horrifying Secret of Disney’s Abandoned “Mowgli’s Palace”

You can practically smell the evil aroma drifting from today’s creepypasta… a truly nightmarish tale that first surfaced as a detailed first-hand account from Christopher Howard Wolf, better known in Reddit circles by the handle “Slimebeast.” That now-infamous story describes the author’s ilicit visit to the grounds of a defunct Disney theme park and resort […]

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If “Funnymouth” Invites You to Chat With Him… DON’T!

Time to gather ‘round the digital campfire and discover another bone-chilling curiosity from the darkest corners of the web… and like many previous entries in this column, this haunting account could be seen as a cautionary tale about venturing down communication pathways that are probably best left alone. There are several versions of this story, but […]

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Before You Google Yourself… Read the Horrific Tale of Annora Petrova

Like so many creepypastas, this week’s wide-awake nightmare is truly a product of our times — as it cruelly twists the threads of a person’s real-life identity and her online persona into one horrific, inescapable fate. An accomplished figure skater from Portland, Oregon, Annora Petrova (or “Annie” to her friends and family) was practically born […]

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CREEPYPASTA: A Nightmarish Lesson About Talking to Strangers

This week’s epic creepypasta comes once again from Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community, the dwelling place of many a terrifying internet legend. A user with the handle “Inaaace” recounted this haunting tale from his brother-in-law, a British soldier who had experienced the horrors of war firsthand during multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan… but claimed his […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “Kagome Kagome” — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This week’s creepypasta takes its title from an old playground game enjoyed by Japanese children… but much like “Ring Around the Rosy,” which originated with Europe’s bubonic plague, its innocence is now tainted by a grotesque tale of war, sadism and unimaginable horror. The word “Kagome” can be roughly translated as “circle,” but also can […]

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How to Evoke the Midnight Man: A Childhood Game or Something More Sinister?

My friends and I used to do some seriously twisted shit at slumber parties. Imagine a group of seemingly sweet 10-year-old girls in suburban basement trying to conjure up the devil. And that is exactly what happened every time. We weren’t weird cult members or kids who listened to too much King Diamond. We were […]

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When Texting Turns to Total Terror: “annie96 is Typing…”

The following text exchange reportedly first surfaced as a chat history from WhatsApp, and was later reposted in full, along with this anonymous introduction: While playing around with WhatsApp, I stumbled across a weird chat history between two people I don’t know. It scared the hell out of me. When I tried to find it again, […]

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Is “WHERE BAD KIDS GO” the Scariest TV Show Ever Made?

This chilling story can be traced back to an unnamed photojournalist from Lebanon, who recalls growing up in a constant state of fear and uncertainty during the mid-1980s, one of the most chaotic and war-ravaged periods in the country’s history. While the real-life nightmares of bombing runs, sniper fire and terrorist attacks were ever-present, the […]

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MR. ELF: A Creepypasta Christmas Story

This horrifying holiday tale was first posted to the infamous Reddit community NoSleep — home of the world’s most chilling creepypastas — by user manen_lyset, who recounted the arrival of an unexpected nocturnal Christmas visitor. The previous year, at a post-Christmas clearance sale, the author found an interesting gadget: a tree ornament containing a miniature […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Your Worst Nightmares Are Waiting in MR. BEAR’S CELLAR

This week’s Creepypasta dates back to the year 1999… or so says a Canadian blogger by the name of Elliot, who recounted this tale of unfathomable horror. 1999 was the year Elliot first tuned to Channel 21 — an independent TV channel broadcasting out of Caledon, Ontario, which only operated between the hours of 4:00 […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “Never Again” — The Gruesome Revenge of Lacy Morgan

Is that a chilly December wind whispering through the crack in your door… or is it something else? Maybe it’s just a little reminder that it’s time for a new creepypasta! For this week’s installment, I found the perfect winter-themed entry, posted three years ago by an anonymous user. The author recounted suffering years of […]

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The Terrifying Final Transmission of “The Lost Cosmonaut”

In our quest for fresh creepypasta, our last couple of journeys into the dark realm of the underweb turned out to be total nightmare fuel. This time, we’re not just going deep into the vaults of history, but to the edge of space — for a bizarre and unexplained case involving the alleged disappearance of a […]