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CREEPYPASTA: Got a Little Rodent Problem? Pray It’s Not THE RAT KING

Today’s creepypasta begins with a horrific historical prologue involving a rare, disturbing and supposedly authentic phenomenon known as a “Rat King” — the antiquated term describing a nest of live rats whose tails become so tightly entangled that they are unable to escape, eventually dying of thirst and starvation, or possibly even devouring each other. An allegedly […]

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CREEPYPASTA: “There Are No Wolves in The Stillwood” — So What Happened to Little David Bradley?

Today’s short, sharp and shocking creepypasta is attributed to someone named “Josef K,” who claims to be a long-time resident of Ichor Falls in Mason County, West Virginia, at the edge of a small but dense forest known to locals as “The Stillwood.” Josef prefaced his tale by citing surveys from the National Forestry Service, which state […]

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Meet “Oscar” — The Latest in Blood-Drinking Body Horror Tech!

What you’re looking at in these images — that is, if you can bear to look without squirming a little — is not some kind of bionic bird corpse. Actually, that would be easier to handle than what it’s really supposed to be. His creators named him “Oscar,” and he made his internet debut on […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Beware THE THING THAT STALKS THE FIELDS

Today’s creepypasta originated with an anonymous poster — whose identity remains unknown to this day — over the years it’s developed a reputation as one of the scariest legends to circulate through Reddit, 4chan and more. According to most theories, the story came in the form of an unsent letter found crumpled near the side […]

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CREEPYPASTA: Babysitters Beware… and Heed the Horrific Lesson of THE STATUE

Today’s creepypasta is based on an urban legend that predates the internet, and has since evolved into many different incarnations — probably due to the fact that it delivers maximum creeps in a short, simple and memorable tale of terror. Even today, there are still those who insist that the story of The Statue is […]

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This Girl’s Little Pink Backpack Held a Terrifying Secret

This week’s creepypasta has been frightening readers for years, first by way of Reddit and 4chan, then making the rounds on Tumblr, Imgur, 9gag, DeviantArt, and countless other social sites. It’s been shared under a few different titles, but nearly every incarnation involves the discovery of a little girl’s lost backpack, which contained a loose illustrated journal describing […]

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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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Did Chicago Police Really Find a “Satanic Dungeon” Beneath Chuck E. Cheese?

It seems the interwebs have suddenly gone apeshit with rumors and theories about this horrifying headline that posted recently: POLICE FIND SATANIC RITUAL DUNGEON IN CHUCK E. CHEESE BASEMENT The story was quickly picked up by TMZ, who reposted it in its entirety — including information about the skeletal remains of four missing teenagers who […]

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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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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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CREEPYPASTA: The Horrifying Story of the Haunted Beach Tape

It’s that time of the week, dear creepers! I’ve got my feelers out (so to speak) in search of creepypasta: horrific, skin-crawling and unnervingly convincing tales of terror from the inter- and under-webs. This week I’ve been given a tip from reader Jennifer Hodgson, a mutual creepypasta connoisseur who stumbled across a literally nightmare-inducing account from […]