Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction


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During the second world war many families in Berlin where confined to shelters for days, sometimes weeks while outside air raids flew overhead.

Many of the children, who were supposed to be at school making friends, where instead put under great stress.

However during this time, the english government, in an attempt to raise moral began a large scale propaganda campaign, the most noticeable of which was the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster. However less notable was the british government’s contracting of Wonderment Toys & co, to produce free stuffed bears, which were handed out to kids and families around Berlin during raids. the toys were made by war prisoners under forced labour, and at very little expense to the ministries. The project was soon discarded, though after a massive loss of man power in the workhouses.

On the 6th of June 1942, the bodies of over 300 prisoners where found in the workhouses of w&co toy manufactures. The bodies where described as still chained to the work benches, but butchered, bisected from head to crouch and void of all internal organs. Baffled by the massacre, the police were unable to find any leads to who may have been behind the event, but mentioned in the reports that the toys and workstations remained untouched.

Three days after the workhouse massacre, there was a series of small bombings near the north suburban end of Berlin. While causing little damage, the explosions were thought to be responsible for the disappearance of the final shipment of bears, which never arrived at the towns.

The week after the countryside bombings, a large air raid hit most of berlin and in the wake of the raid came a spree of missing children’s reports from north. This while tragic, was nothing more then a footnote, as the war began to reach it’s peak.

The documents following the case reveal no connections to the workhouse massacre, save a disturbing report by an elderly women living in the suburbs on the night of the air raid.

Sue Geese, the elderly woman, reported seeing a large group of children gathered in the streets through her window. The children appeared to be playing with their toy bears.

After a few hours the raid sirens sounded and Miss Geese ran to the bunker screaming at the children to “run home”, according to Geese the children did not hear her or simply ignored her.

During the bombings geese claimed to hear screaming that seemed “hollow” and “metallic” over the explosions, but upon leaving the bunker found only the children’s stuffed bears, which, according to geese, where actually in “good condition considering the damaged surroundings.”

Other reports from the area, not related to the missing children, concerned a bad smell, described as “rotting meat” for three days after the raid.

The children were never found, yet another tragedy born in the horrors of WWII. However, if you look in antique shops, you can still find the bears today, a silent reminder of the hardships endured by the people of England.

Credit To: hendo

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  • RedBeans

    i dont get it

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  • Chicken

    Berlin is in England? I thought it was in Germany.

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  • Mr cannon

    Shame nice theme (creepy period horror theme) but I’m afraid Berlin is in Germany and the English government (British government) are in well….Britain

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    Work on your history and geography. Berlin is in Germany. Why would the English government be trying to boost the moral of the enemies capitol that they themselves are bombing? Also what the hell did the bears have anything to with the story? were they murderous bears?

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    • Leslie

      Actually Britain occupied part of Berlin during WWII, so did the U.S, France and the Soviet Union

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      • Sir BuzzKillington

        After WWII. Not during.

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  • Bobbie Flay

    So the scary entity in this pasta is… teddy bears?

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  • LollipopGestapo

    I enjoyed the way this was written, but the facts are a bit off

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  • Konakona

    A brief believable story of history. Not really creepy but historycal. A lot of stuff happen during world war 2. From ghost stories to monsters.

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    • Altair

      that does not change the fact that Berlin is in Germany.

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  • The forbidden one

    The bears were possessed murderers!!

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  • walrus king


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  • Stone-H

    This doesn’t make ANY sense whatsoever.

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  • The Magic School Bus

    Oh sorry, I didnt mean to cause trouble. It was I who picked up all the children from the bunker. We went to tour Berlin, England.

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  • Kster809

    Berlin is in Germany dumbass.

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  • Kittens Claws

    The children died of confusion. They didn’t know if they were English or German.

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  • Lucie

    Every time you typed ‘where’ instead of ‘were’, I died a little.

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    • Dr. Troll

      -uses elixer on lucie-

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  • Smee

    I don’t get it… Killer teddy bears, or killer children possesed by killer teddy bears?

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  • jummy

    “During the bombings geese claimed to hear screaming that seemed “hollow” and “metallic” over the explosions,”

    yes, the geese filed a report and flew away.

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  • http://creepypasta Anonymous

    This was very confusing. I never understood the fact that the the bears were in good shape. I still want to know what was the point of this pasta. This was not scary.

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  • Miss Dee

    Where the last bears supposed to be made with the organs of the POWs? By who and what for? Why metallic screaming? I can see the form of the overall idea but the execution makes no sense whatsoever.

    Also, any POWs working in the UK during the war would have been guarded at all times. The idea of them being left alone randomly chained to work benches and noone knowing what happened is equal parts lulz and derp so… yeah. Oh and they would be working in factories not workhouses, workhouses were a victorian thing for poor people, they still existed on a lesser scale during WWII but there’s no way they would have lived in them because they were locked up in POW camps.

    And if it was supposed to be a German firm making propoganda for the British government to use on their own people during the war…. just… no.

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  • Miss Dee


    ‘bisected from head to crouch’

    that’s ‘head to crotch’, crouch is what you do when you want to hide or sneak. There’s other spelling and grammar mistakes, I’m not going to list them all but that one just leapt out at me and I had to say something about it.

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  • Alex

    As others have pointed out, Berlin is in Germany. That’s where the nazis were from. They were sorta the bad guys of WW2. England is in Britain, and it was the British who were fighting against the nazis. You obviously have access to the internet so why don’t you use google?

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  • Icy Sketchs

    o.e Isn’t Berlin in England?

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  • the cake

    geese. u so funny u make me laugh.

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  • Caesura

    my head is full of fuck

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  • MondayBlues

    This Creepypasta was extremely irritating to read due to the fact that I live in England and Berlin is in Germany and the British Parliament is… well in Britain.

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  • MondayBlues

    This Creepypasta was extremely irritating to read due to the fact that I live in England and Berlin is in Germany and the British Parliament is… well in Britain. Oh and a side note, "Keep calm and carry on" was never actually used during WWII, it was just set aside.

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