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Revisiting CANDLE COVE: The Scariest Children’s Show of All Time?

I once introduced many of our readers to the eerie world of creepypasta with a brief overview of the most well-known viral tales and legends, and among those entries, I discussed the horrific web legend of CANDLE COVE — a mysterious and disturbing children’s TV show which has since become one of the most widely-shared […]

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The Day Two Friends Barely Escaped “A Town Called Knowhere”

Today’s tale originates with a user who identifies himself as “Berry,” but whose full name is currently unknown. His blog entry describes a nightmarish afternoon he experienced while driving through Massachusetts in the spring of 2012 with an unnamed friend, but his detailed account of that day did not surface until two years ago, via […]

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Munchausen by Proxy Murder: The Terrifying Tale of Gypsy Rose & Dee Dee Blancharde

[Warning: Potentially disturbing content ahead] Gypsy Rose Blancharde was an inspirational little girl. Bound to a wheelchair, Gypsy Rose fought leukemia, muscular dystrophy, seizures, hair loss, teeth loss, and was even displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Through many charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish and Habitat for Humanity, Gypsy Rose Blancharde and her mother Claudinnea “Dee Dee” Blancharde […]

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US Soldiers in Vietnam Face the Unspeakable Horror of “Con Rong”

Today’s nightmarish tale unfolds within the real-life horror of the Vietnam War, but gives way to a more ancient, diabolical nightmare in the dense and deadly jungles of Southeast Asia. The story in its only existing form originates with a US Army veteran (who does not give his name) who enlisted in 1972 at the […]

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War, Poverty and Desperation Lead to the Horror of “The Blind Man’s Favor”

Today’s tale may be brief, but its historical background is just as horrifying — because it reveals the lengths desperate people will go to in order to survive. In the days after World War II, the city of Berlin was reeling from its invasion by the Soviet Red Army. While first-stage relief efforts were underway […]

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Is the Thing Behind “The Barricade” Real or Delusion… or Both?

In 2008, one of several posts to 4chan’s notorious /x/ paranormal board by a user identified as “Josef K” apparently documented the author’s life-long struggle with a very unpleasant conundrum: despite being examined for every possible physical, mental or behavioral illness, and being prescribed every medication in the book, Josef continued to be plagued by […]

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This Boy’s Homemade “Spongebob Diary” Quickly Turns From Adorable to Horrifying

If there’s anything we’ve learned about children’s cartoons, it’s that they can be deeply disturbing if you think about them long enough. One such example is the beloved kids’ series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, now in its fifteenth year on Nickelodeon. Just think about Spongebob’s world for a moment… he lives in a community called “Bikini Bottom,” which […]

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You’re Only 11 Miles from Your Dream… Or Your Worst Nightmare

Much like our earlier entry on “The Devil Game,” today’s creepypasta discovery is essentially a set of very specific instructions. Also in the mode of that previous installment, if the game’s rules are followed to the letter, the author (whose identity here is unknown) claims the player can achieve the ultimate prize… but if you […]

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A Scrambled Signal Turns Terrifying on “The Channel”

The following entry, as in the case of most creepypasta posts, could not be traced to a specific author, and this particular account was a bit erratic and disoriented in its original form, so I’ve edited it for clarity. The origin of this story dates back to the days before digital television signals, so there may […]

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FEED HER TO THE SHARKS Proves Some Phobias Can Bite

While I thought today’s creepypasta would be an ideal choice for Shark Week (and it is), I have to warn you up front that it goes to some extremely disturbing places — and I’m not just talking about the deep blue nightmares of shark-infested waters. The themes addressed here are all too real for those […]

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She Didn’t Turn Off the Camera — Until It Was Too Late

Today’s macabre tale from the weird wide web is the virtual equivalent of one of those nesting dolls: it’s a secondhand account, via blog entry from an author identified only as “Ace,” of their first and only viewing of a video — the subject of which describes her own experience viewing a similar video… and so on. As with so […]

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The Deadly Tale of “He Who Should Not Be Named”

Today’s viral tale of horror comes from multiple sources in several countries… so whether any of those very similar accounts could be verified (it’s practically impossible in cases like this), this story has certainly been making the rounds since it first surfaced anonymously in 2008. Despite some minor variations, most of the stories match on […]

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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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Secret Search for the “Gateway of the Mind” Ends in Horror — and Death

According to most accounts, this scenario allegedly took place within an undisclosed scientific facility in the year 1983, and its status as one of the internet’s most terrifying mysteries has been steadily rising since it was first circulated via Reddit’s NoSleep community in 2012. While it bears a strong resemblance to another infamous urban legend, […]