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Five of the Scariest Creepypasta Ghost Stories Ever Shared

There’s nothing like a blood-chilling ghost story shared in a dark room… and while tales of malevolent spirits, hauntings and poltergeists have been spun throughout most of human history in some form or another, the uniquely modern phenomenon of viral legends, flash-fiction and spooky memes has elevated the art of the ghost story to a […]

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The Homicidal Saga of “Jeff the Killer” Continues…

Even if you’re new to the whole creepypasta and/or internet urban legend phenomenon, you’ve probably heard the name “Jeff the Killer,” whispered in hushed and frightened tones among those in the know. According to most sources, the legend of Jeff began with a post in 2008 containing the horrific image of a featureless face with […]

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The Horrific Case of the UK’s Secret “Blood-Freezing Experiment”

Many creepypasta fans are familiar with the nightmarish tale of the infamous “Russian Sleep Experiment,” which shares the top of the list with Slender Man, CANDLE COVE and Jeff the Killer as one of the most enduring viral web legends [you can read more about those here]. But not as many people have heard the horrifying […]

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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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Discover Why Terrified Locals Call This “The Devil’s Tree”

This massive and stately oak tree, towering in isolation over a field in Somerset County, New Jersey, is spooky enough just to look at in the fading light… but if you know its bloody history, as well as the legends which have surrounded it, the twisting, skeletal limbs of “The Devil’s Tree” take on a […]

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Nursery Crimes: Terrifying Tales of Creepypasta’s Creepiest Kids

While there are dozens of blood-curdling creepypasta legends revolving around children, when a child itself is the monster of the tale, it shatters our perception of innocence, destroys our long-held conceptions of good and evil, and even puts the very nature of reality in question: after all, if a mere child, with so little knowledge of the world around them, […]

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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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Ten Infamous Creepypastas Based on a Single Terrifying Image

Over the years, we’ve searched every corner of the web for the scariest, most popular and most perplexing examples of internet phenomena known as “Creepypasta,” and shared our findings with you. [For a quick primer, be sure to check out our list of The 10 Creepiest Creepypastas, some of which are recapped below.] In our ongoing […]

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Spring-Heeled Jack: The Weirdest Urban Monster In History!

From the Loch Ness Monster to Bigfoot to The Jersey Devil, hundreds of people have reported seeing mysterious, impossible monsters, but the strangest of all these creatures is Britain’s Spring-Heeled Jack. Described as a tall, thin man with a devil’s face and claws for hands, Jack could breathe fire and leap over 10 feet. For […]

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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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Doomed Commuter Documents Her Own Fate in Real-Time at “Kisaragi Station”

Today’s Creepypasta is particularly chilling due to the mystery surrounding its origins: while it made the usual Reddit rounds over the past few years, and made it to Creepypasta.com in 2012, the following exchange is believed to have originated in 2004 on a 2chan Japanese image board, when it insinuated itself into a discussion thread […]