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I was with two of my friends Ben and Nick on holidays when it happened.

We were in an isolated part of Greece, somewhere that doesn’t show up on Google maps for some reason, travelling down a long stretch of road in our hire car in search of the next major city to party in. After initially planning on driving through the night, we accepted that we had lost our way and it was getting too dark to continue so we pulled into a gas station for directions on where we could stay. The old man handed us an old brochure of a nearby village and insisted we go check it out. Since we were completely lost, we were left with no other option. Something different we thought, but just how different we could never have guessed, as we took the next left turn and ventured into the headlight lit darkness.

The only form of lodging out there was in remote cabins, separated far apart from each other for privacy we guessed. The self-contained cabin had a bathroom, kitchen, queen bed and single bed; all that we needed for one night. Nick won the rock off for the single bed, so Ben and I would be sharing. Nick snores anyway, so I was cool with that.

One feature of the cabin that unnerved me however, was the large square curtainless window that occupied the entire area of the vacant wall. It bothered me especially now because night had fallen and the light was on inside, so it acted as a sort of two-way mirror. Anyone wearing black could easily look through without being noticed…

We made plans to go out that night to the village bar, have some drinks, tell stories and see where the night takes us. We discussed that would leave the key under the rock by the front porch, and if we were to split up, whoever came home first would leave the door open for the others to get in.

“Why don’t you say it louder so everyone can hear where we hide it,” Ben joked.

To which Nick found the pleasure in yelling it at the top of his lungs. Luckily our cabin was isolated out here and there was no one close by, I thought to myself as we drove off…

It was a surprisingly fun night at the bar. We had plenty of shots of the local drink Ouzo, until the bar staff informed us we had drunk their stocks dry; it was cheap though, in Greece.

The next thing I knew, it was late, the bar was closing, and we had lost Ben. He must’ve left without us, though I don’t remember him telling us he was leaving I thought, slightly concerned by him acting out of character. So we left without him, taking the car.

“I need to piss badly,” I adjusted in my seat, as the car headlights momentarily lit up the cabin and we turned into the driveway to the sound of gravel crunching under the tyres. We checked under the rock for the key. It was gone. We tried the doorhandle. Locked. “What the fuck?” we both looked at each other. Ben must’ve come home before us, and he’s locked us out!

“BEN! OPEN UP! We need to piss!”

“Hurry up Ben!”

We banged on the door. I heard a stumbling inside like someone literally crawling awkwardly on all fours out of bed. Damn he must be drunk!

“I can’t hold this piss in anymore,” I said, as Nick and I went to separate sides of the cabin to urinate as Ben finally opened the door. It felt good urinating, but that feeling was harshly interrupted by what caught my attention on the large window, sending a large shiver up my spine. There was this long thin set of handprints, only visible on the window from the mist outside. It looked longer than any human’s hand, but much, much thinner. “Holy shit,” but I quickly cleared my mind of the scary and irrational images it was creating, as it was certainly just a regular human hand that had been smeared, causing the illusion that it’s longer… Right? Either way, it occurred to me that someone or ‘something’ might have been watching us…

I hurriedly finished my business and rushed inside. We are NOT turning the light on I thought, to prevent anything from looking in at us. As I locked the front door and we went straight to bed.

Nick fell asleep instantly, snoring before his head had even hit the pillow. And after a few minutes of tolerating Nick’s inconsistent snore, my drooping eyes fell weary so I closed them. As soon as they shut, I couldn’t help but get the burning feeling that Ben’s eyes had opened suddenly and were staring straight at me…menacingly. My body rose in temperature and my heart beat quicker as I sensed this. As if Ben was holding his breath, vision fixated on me angrily through the darkness. Sorry if we hadn’t gone home with him, jeez… why would he be so angry? After a few minutes of calming myself from this irrational fear, I drifted off to sleep.

Knock Knock Knock “Open up, you said you wouldn’t lock it!”

THUD THUD THUD! It grew louder. “Open the door its fucking cold out here!”

This was the single scariest moment of my entire life. And the most paralyzing sensation swept over my entire body. It was Ben at the door.

Suddenly there was a movement in the sheets next to me… Something stirring.

I got up faster than I ever have in my life and ran to the door; Nick had awoken and come to the same horrific realization as soon as me, right behind me in kicking the door open and fleeing outside to the car, not once did we look back. I started the car and beckoned Ben to follow. But he didn’t know what had happened. Still facing into the room he turned on the light to see inside…

This was a true story. It really happened. You can ask Nick if you don’t believe me. But I wouldn’t ask Ben. He doesn’t say much anymore after the incident. And whenever questioned about what he saw that night, his face turns pale and expressionless and he will immediately shut the nearest curtain.

Credit To: Jack

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  • Ben

    *closes curtains*

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    • Dr. Troll

      I see what you did there.

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      • Kirosaka

        Hahaha true storys are always fake.

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        • ChaoticMaddi

          YOU CRUSHED MY DREAMS!

          YOU’RE FAKE
          </3

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          Rating: +56 (from 68 votes)
        • http://arroncawdell@ JEFF

          You are going to die in 7 days 253810647263817363517362625()$&),; Joni bxshbxb

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          Rating: -25 (from 61 votes)
    • Ruby Tuesday

      Oh dear I accidentally downvoted this! It was an unintended click. So sorry; I found your comment quite amusing.

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      • http://google nasiah

        OMG just OMG

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        • http://$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Guy

          Oops! I pressed down vote

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    • Angeles

      *cue looking out the window and get scared because suddenly I see the branch of the tree moving and a guy on the window* Uff thank God it’s just my neighbor smoking… or is it not? *closes curtains like Ben*

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  • Noah

    This, man..This is the only creepypasta that’s every really…hit close, I guess you could say. I really enjoyed this one, though it was short. I enjoyed the ending, It was a complete turn and twist. The subtlety and twist made it awesome. Thank you. ^^

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    • Noah

      Finally, somebody else named Noah

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      • Noah

        Holy crap

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        Rating: +14 (from 18 votes)
        • Noah

          I sense a disturbance

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          Rating: +11 (from 15 votes)
      • Noah

        Dude…wtf

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        Rating: +6 (from 8 votes)
        • Noah

          Holy shitter pants \(*O*)>

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        • Noah

          Well I’ll be damned

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  • Oreally???

    I really liked this story! good job!

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    Rating: +16 (from 18 votes)
  • JD

    what happened to Ben?

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    • natasha

      i asked the same thing i want ti now what was in the bed if it wasnt ben!!??!!

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      • Kirosaka

        It was the Creature with long Fingers…

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        • Anonymous

          Does it have another name?

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      • http://facebook Nadia

        Slendy :3

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        Rating: +17 (from 35 votes)
        • shadybanana

          the rake >:)

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        • AngelThePartyPooper

          Offender Man???? Lol – Angel_The_PartyPooper

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      • ẠbracadaveЯ

        Clearly it was Tooms. The hand is a dead giveaway.
        Didn’t any of you people watch X-Files?

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        • Arthur

          No, who’s Tooms?

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    • Anonymous

      Ben drowned

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  • Anonymous

    The title reminds me of Majora’s Mask

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    • Jane’s Daughter

      Exactly what I though

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      • Dr. Troll

        Indeed.

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        • Oh hello!

          I thought that this WAS majoras mask.

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    • Lefka

      Thats what I thought to. I saw “Ben” And my first thought was NOPE NOT AGAIN

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    • Triral

      Yup. Infact the part about Ben’s eyes staring menacingly, I couldn’t help but imagine the eyes on Majora’s mask.

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      • Arthur

        omg ikr!

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    • Mark

      I saw a video on the haunted majora’s mask and i thought i was gonna read the source of the video. :( good story though love it.

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  • http://tisktiskbleh.webs.com Rachel

    Oh my God! What happened????

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  • Fashism

    Not cool man.. I was enjoying that! What the hell happened? :/

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  • Logan

    epic as fuck!

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  • Brandon

    Probably the most interesting pasta I’ve read so far. Really wanted to know what Ben saw!!!

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  • anonnn

    oh man we went to the bar and got so wasted on the american bourbon whiskey. because it was in greece we only paid four dollars thirty for all the night. i tell my man, BEN! get out i’m piss so i go to urinate and feels good man. i must have made urination of 2,5 litres before i was done.

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  • CreepyHydra645

    What was it? What did Ben see? What does it look like? How did you mistake it for Ben?

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    • http://facebook Nadia

      Slender man

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    • CJ The Noob

      What if it was one of those things when it’s wearing someone else’s skin… Only it just has to see you to be you.

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    • Swirly Head Man

      People seem to be forgetting, these guys were PISSED out of their skulls. They drank the bar’s stocks dry. So, considering it’s plausible the thing opened the door and went back to bed, and they went in and followed suit, they could easily mistake it for Ben. Drunk, dark (didn’t turn on the light remember), easy mistake.

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    • Angelina(Naz Angel)

      Hmm…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      h

      i

      HELLO FATTEHFACE!!

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  • the cake

    i always close curtains. it helps get rid of some of the paranoia of feeling as if something is watching. observing. what’s its purpose? why do they observe us so closely? are we truly so important?

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    • randum prsn

      you are a lie

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    • Guess Who?

      DO you really want to know why we watch you?

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      • Guess Who?

        We watch you because you are fun to toy with. To watch how humans react to things is so hilarious. We enjoy chasing you, and watching your fear. Some of us, are kinder than others, and find other ways of entertainment. Some of us just hate your kind. I mean, if you were imortal wouldn’t you get bored of all the human mistakes you have to watch? All the evil that your race comits? It’s just depresing, and tortue to our sorry lives. Also, you humans are pretty pathetic. You’re powerless to every other species. And yet, you still believe you have power! The only reason some of us try to catch you, is because your race is so delicious! You have the best meat in the world! But only the demons eat you, as they already are in Hell. Now some of the new creatures-the newbs of course- think you’re interesting to mess with your lives. Not by their presence, but by controlling those that interact with you. I’m sure you human’s can think of a few of us that have toyed with you. In fact, I can name one right now that I’m absolutely sure you’re thinking of! But you already know what I’m talking about. Do you understand. . . humans?

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        • Anonymous

          why would someone rate this negatively on a creepypasta? your reply was merely the theme of the whole idea of creepypasta!

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        • DrizzlyEarth175

          This would’ve been scarier if you wouldn’t have made punctuation errors…

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        • Anonymous

          I’d be alot more uneasy about this comment if torture wasn’t spelled tortue. Good try though

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        • Swirly Head Man

          I’m sorry, I meant to rate this up and failed. That’s a negative vote that should be a positive vote.

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      • Taeder

        Creeper

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  • http://Someguy Some guy

    Woah i would fucking sprint as fast as i could away from their and i also agree how would you mix up your friend? 8.5/10

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    • Slenderman

      you have to be extremely drunk to mistake me for a human

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    • Swirly Head Man

      They were drunk and they didn’t turn the lights on. I assume as soon as it opened the door it went back to the bed, so they just went in in the darkness and followed suit.

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  • hydrangea

    Predictable… So why am I afraid to move my limbs?

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  • DerpDeDerp

    This was good, it leaves you wondering what was there.

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  • Matt

    I was reading this at 3:06 in the morning with the lights on and no curtains (they were being washed).

    I couldn’t decide if I was going to be more scared with the lights off or on, so I just booted up my laptop and moved to the bathroom!

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  • Heidi

    Well. Now, I wish I had curtains.

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  • Megan

    This was an awesome creepypasta and the only fault was you needed to discribe the people a little bit more, was anything wrong with "Ben"’s hands? ect.
    But otherwise great!

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  • http://dogsandcats alex

    what happend to ben i want to know so much did he die did his eyes fall out WHAT FUCKING HAPPEND

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  • http://www.karlarei2003.deviantart.com KarlaRei

    The flow of the writing was a little off but I love the concept. Windows without curtains at night really scare me.

    Good job!

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  • endergirl

    i dont get it

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  • PrincessVictoria

    wow…this actually scared me. Good job! this is well written 10/10 :p

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  • bravo

    in everymanHYBRID, green feathers name is Nick, and the guy who sent them the DVD of the hidden clips is called Ben( the best name ever).
    COICDENCE?!

    probably.

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  • lollipop_gestapo

    I don’t think it was particularly well written. Not in such a grammar Nazi way, but the flow was slightly off. The idea of something walking on all fours really frightened me, though.

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  • veinsaw

    After so much tourist-quality ouzo, what they saw was probably their livers out for revenge.

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