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This 117-Year-Old Diary Documents a Miner’s Final Days… and Maybe the Thing That Killed Him

While a large number of infamous creepypasta tales are born in social media, online journals and discussion groups, they still maintain their roots in urban legends, unexplained mysteries and regional folklore, often dating back several decades — or in some cases, even prior centuries. One such tale dates back to May 6, 1899, when a […]

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One Horrifying Reason You Should NEVER Download “KNOB.exe”

Today’s entry comes from the journal of Sally Goodman from Dayton, Ohio — one of three siblings who have posted on various discussion boards about the paranormal experiences which seem to have plagued the Goodman family for years. While her brothers John and Henry have written about freakish spectral intruders in their own homes, Sally’s […]

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One Soldier’s Terrifying Nocturnal Encounter with a Monstrous Camel Spider

Today’s skin-crawling tale was handed down from the son of a Marine veteran, whose tour of duty in Afghanistan ended with a horrific accident in which he lost both legs. The official story, as the man related to his teenage son, was that his crippling injury was caused by a land mine… but evidence has […]

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The VHS Tape Bore His Name… and Its Grisly Contents Sealed His Doom

The origins of this gruesome viral tale are still something of a mystery, but the details appear to have be excerpts from the personal journal of a teenager in Belleville, Illinois, who identifies himself only as “John.” The first known entries begin shortly after his family relocated to the new city from Florida, where John […]

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Eerie Facebook Image Allegedly Shows a Winged “Demon” Walking the Streets

It all started with a single image post from Facebook user Richard Christianson in Phoenix, Arizona… captioned only with this question: “What the hell do you see in this picture… for reals? Anybody?” Since that post, which popped up on New Year’s Day (and apparently has since been removed), all of Facebook exploded with theories […]

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This “Elf on the Shelf” Isn’t Just Watching… It’s Hungry Too

Our Creepypasta Christmas tradition continues with our second and final Holiday-themed entry for 2016 [be sure to check out our previous blood-freezing winter tale if you missed it], which will have you huddling a little bit closer to the warmth and light of a crackling fire… and looking over your shoulder for any sudden movements […]

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Monsters Make News: Human Re-Animation, “Real” JURASSIC PARK and More Harrowing Headlines

It’s been quite the intense struggle keeping up with all the bizarre and horrifying things making the news lately (and that’s not counting political news, which is a horror unto itself), but as always, instead of hiding from things that creep me out, I tend to charge headlong into them. This week, of course, is […]

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This Haunting TV Ad Led a Horrified Viewer to THE QUIET ROOM

Today’s terrifying tale crosses the line from reality to nightmares… and makes it very hard to tell which is more dangerous. The story originated from a user named Blipcs, and made its way into the community via Creepypasta.org on April 11, 2013. The author, a self-professed film fanatic, writes about recently witnessing a TV spot […]

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The Legend of BASAJAUN: The Basque Bigfoot?

Before I introduce you to what many have dubbed the Bigfoot of the Basque Country, allow me to briefly explain how I came to cross paths with this hairy heteroclite from Basque Mythology. To put everything into context, I was born and raised in the northern English town of Huddersfield before emigrating to Bilbao more […]

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A Forum Thread Discusses a Legendary Monster… Then Gets Mysteriously Deleted

The origin of today’s chilling viral tale remains a mystery — though at least one of the people who read and/or contributed to it (who does not divulge his or her identity or username) managed to save the text of the following conversation, which took place over roughly a week on an unnamed discussion forum. […]

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Eerie Footage Shows a Bizarre Humanoid Creature Roaming the Desert

A brief and rather creepy video clip has monster-hunters, UFO theorists and thousands of curiosity-seekers mystified since it first popped up on the web. The video file was apparently first uploaded to YouTube channel Alien Sightings, and depicts what appears to be a bipedal human-like creature shambling across a desert path. The figure is only visible […]

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A Horrified Father Sees the True Face of “The Sandman”

Today’s viral legend crosses the boundary between childhood dreams and adult nightmares. The original author is identified as “Tam Lin,” but since that name also applies to a character in Scottish folklore, we can probably assume the true author’s identity is still a mystery. However, the context of this story is said to originate with a woman named “Abigail” […]

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Scary Monsters & Super Creeps: Ten Terrifying Creepypasta Creatures

Today, we’re going to look at some of the most chilling viral web tales from creepypasta culture (many of which we’ve covered on these pages over the past year) which revolve around a mythical creature, an inhuman demonic being or similar malevolent entity — in short, a who’s-who (or what’s-what) of creepypasta’s scariest monsters. For […]

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Was the Monster from STRANGER THINGS Based on THIS Creepypasta Creature?

STRANGER THINGS has been the addiction of every sci-fi/horror fan for the past couple of weeks, myself included. The NETFLIX show oozes an unabashedly nostalgic feel of our favorite 80s horror and science fiction classics — from E.T. to POLTERGEIST to THE GOONIES — but also has some fantastic elements that give it a very unique […]

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We Examined That Infamous Google Earth “Kraken” Image — and We Know What It Is

Last week, one of the most-shared “weird news” articles to make the rounds is the latest of several “Google Earth Mysteries” — a strange and entertaining phenomenon that practically deserves its own category of viral legend. This one caught fire after being shared by popular UFO conspiracy theorist Scott Waring, who highlighted and enhanced a […]