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The 51st state of the United States, Arcadia, was admitted to statehood on January 17th, 1977. Exactly 4 years to the day later, Arcadia disappeared along with all its residents, and all memory of its existence was erased from every mind in the world. Its precise former location is unknown, though there is rumored to be a map of the type sold in gas stations and convenience stores held under lock and key in the Library of Congress.

Also of note are claims of the sporadic delivery of mail from Arcadia, with modern postmarks, to several major American newspapers, the contents of which are said to be written in an entirely unknown and undecipherable language. Unfortunately, those letters to a one have been misplaced and are not available for examination.

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  • ufm

    Hmm, a bit like Atlantis isn’t it…a whole city goes missing. Would be interesting to read a letter from ‘Arcadia’ if this one were true, just to add a an extra spook factor to it.

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    • Anonymous

      there actually was a real arcadia along with several other states that were since joined into already existing states, found a book talking about it and showing its location at barnes and nobles

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    • little miss black cat

      Oh yea, excactly like atlantis.

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  • Z

    I really enjoy this one– the whole mysterious and unsettling factor is why I love creepypasta; the intrigue of something that seems impossible, but makes you want to go out and mull around the map section at a gas station.

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  • Z

    Ilove this one. I’m a sucker for lost locations.

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  • The Unamed Person Formaly Known as “Noneya”

    This reminds me a little of something I heard in a TV show about a town called Roanoke that vanished.

    Like the whole settlement (it was back in colonial times) vanished and all that was left was a marking in a tree that said “Croatoan”.

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    • http://www.whipitgood.gov None Ya

      You stole my name! Oh and by the way, formally’s spelled with two l’s.

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  • boaby(anonymous)

    Delicious!

    I could eat that creepypasta all day. I want this to be real, Arcadia, letters in an undecipherable language just screams “ultimate weird fiction tale”.

    Good work Arcadia author/creator.

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  • Anon E. Muss

    This seems like possible short story material. If my muse wasn’t totally dead right now, this would probably be rather inspiring.

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  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/dovetail66 Candy

    Wow i cant even find anything about this on google.com. Thats a shame. i want this one to be true SO much. There IS an arcadia california.. and gods know that all of the wierdos come from california! (just kidding.)

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com/ Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    This is a prank at best. Do not look into this one.

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  • Anon

    Uhhm. Question?
    If it was erased from all human minds, how the hell does the author know about it? Actually, how do any of the said people in the story know about it?

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  • ShortGirl

    Anon 9 has a point.
    Main reason why I didn’t really like this story.

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  • Mr. X

    Holy shit January 17th is my birthday!!

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  • Sigma

    Arcadia?
    Don’t worry, they moved THAT to Rapture. Shame though, plenty of trees.

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  • woot?

    Sigma!
    i knew someone else was making that comparison in their minds!
    yes!

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  • Di

    I lived there!

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  • Justin

    “sold in gas stations and convenience stores held under lock and key in the Library of Congress.”
    So the Library of Congress has the gas stations under lock and key?

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  • Koer

    @9: Because it’s a story for entertainment, fool.

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  • Matsuda

    @9 = Maybe the author -wasnt- human? D=

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  • Anon

    I get letters from arcadia every day, its getting annoying.

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    • greeny girl

      Really! That’s so cool!

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      • The 757

        All faith in humanity. Lost.

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  • clue

    i have a summer house there

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  • loM

    acardia is the name of plenty a towns in the usa

    you can go there but run if the fog is coming =D

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  • Hurr

    How the hell are you going to erase something from the minds of everyone in the world? That’s retarded

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  • buzzkill

    arcadia, close to acadia, former name of canada, creepypasta in not creative

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  • JackTheRipper

    Jack is not pleased…..no ripping?

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    I wikipedia-ed it and found that it is a region in Greece. Shame.

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  • Blah

    @4 I heard about that,
    Also theres a city called Arcadia in my home state Wisconsin Lmao

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