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Ten Lesser-Known Creepypastas That Will Keep You Awake Tonight

It’s hard to believe a few years have passed since I first welcomed our readers to the nightmare landscape of viral horror known as creepypasta… and since then, the pastas themselves — along with their menagerie of spooky characters and devoted fans all around the world — have become such a part of popular culture […]

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Why Everyone Should Listen to the Chilling NoSleep Podcast

Imagine the scariest piece of fiction you’ve read — perhaps a creepypasta on the r/nosleep subreddit — and let a group of talented voice actors bring the text to life. It’s like a modern day audiobook, but good, and without all that self-motivational crap. This is what the NoSleep Podcast is all about. In 2010, the […]

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This Online Meme Generator Seemed Like Harmless Fun… Until THIS Happened

The following tale was hand-picked from Reddit’s infamous NoSleep sub — a dependable source of pure, uncut nightmare candy for many years now. This odd and disturbing thread is one of the more recent entries to catch the attention of the creepypasta community; it was originally posted in 2016 by Redditor IIA, and it managed […]

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Five Horrific Tales Lurking in the Darkest Corners of 4chan

We’ve previously delved into the strange history of creepypastas and similar viral horror phenomena, including some of the earliest breeding grounds for these infamously terrifying topics — namely Reddit’s notorious NoSleep community. Another noted source for the mysteries, unsolved cases, myths, legends and other bizarre tales infiltrating the web over the past decade is 4chan […]

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Five of the Most Terrifying Posts From Reddit’s Notorious “NoSleep” Sub

Web legends and mystery memes have been oozing bone-chilling horror from every corner of the social media universe long before the catch-all term “Creepypasta” was coined as a label for these viral phenomena. But recently, these haunting hybrids of freakish fact and fiction have crossed over from niche online communities to mainstream media — as […]

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How Did the Entire Town of Ashley, Kansas Simply Disappear?

In my experience as a journalist exploring the realm of strange, fascinating and often terrifying web phenomena, I’ve seen just about every variety of creepypasta to come slithering down the inter-tubes. If you’ve been following our regular creepypasta coverage (if not, here’s a crash course to get you started), you know that your basic creepypasta […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Something is Very, Very Wrong With… THE DOLL

Today’s creepypasta, which has gone through many interesting and spooky iterations over the past few years — particularly on 4chan’s paranormal board and various creepypasta discussion threads — actually began in a most ordinary way: with an unusual but thoughtful birthday gift from a man to his wife. But there was nothing ordinary about the doll. […]

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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: 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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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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Ten Horror Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Horror podcasts have been enjoying a groundswell in popularity over the past few years, and the field is widening to include just about every topic under the genre’s umbrella. So much variety is a wonderful thing, of course, but it also poses a challenge: if your schedule is bogged down with work, school, family, social […]