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KAGOME KAGOME — A Children’s Game With a Horrifying History

This viral legend 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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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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LIARS: A Grisly VHS Tape with a Hideous History

With the Thanksgiving holiday looming, we decided to spring this week’s creepypasta column on you a day early, so you have one seriously scary story to freak the hell out of your annoying relatives around the turkey table tomorrow (I’m generalizing, of course; I’m sure your family is full of wonderful people… but every family’s […]

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The Horrifying Mystery of Charlie Noonan’s Last Photograph

As with every creepypasta cited here, I make no claims regarding the validity of my sources… but if you feel compelled to follow up with your own research, just be damn sure you know what you’re doing. This story — and the nightmarish photo that accompanies it — involves a man by the name of […]

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NORMAL PORN FOR NORMAL PEOPLE is Not Normal at All

Time for another helping of creepypasta – myths, legends and other chilling tales from the darkest recesses of the web — and this time you’d better buckle up, because we’re going down our darkest path yet, to examine alleged first-hand accounts of a website that may or may not have once existed: “Normal Porn for […]

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The “Bear Man” and Other Creepy Forest Tales

Gather ‘round, my sleepless ones, and settle in for a fresh nightmare from the weird, wild web: yes, it’s time for another creepypasta, a bone-chilling campfire tale for the modern age. (In case you missed last week’s edition, be sure to check out the chilling phenomenon of the Black Eyed Children.) This one comes from […]

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The Haunting Phenomenon of “The Black Eyed Children”

It’s time for a look at one of the earliest — and still spookiest — viral stories to make the rounds: the unsolved mystery of the Black Eyed Children, also known as BEK (Black Eyed Kids). There have been enough diverse tales woven around the BEK phenomenon to put them in a creepypasta subcategory of […]