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Creepypasta

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I went to a remote prison in Pennsylvania for robbery in 1989. If you try and find it, you will be out of luck because its gone, erased from most memories because it wasn’t well known in the first place.

While the prison was standing, it had a very low escape rate, because of a story that circulated around within the walls. The story was told to me by a friend, and it won’t leave my memory anytime soon.

Harry Winslow was an inmate in the late 40’s, who was in the prison for life. He had been going mad in his prison because he always had said he’d been framed. Every night, he would look out his cell bars and would see the river about 100 yards away. Past there was a thick and immense forest. He would always see children playing and laughing past the river next to the guard fence.

So with this gnawing at his mind, he went after it. It gave him a taste of hope and freedom, that’s why he went for it. The story gets shaky from here, because Winslow didn’t have a journal, so it was just eye witness accounts. On the night of his escape, his friend and cell mate Dom Solchec saw Winslow make his exit from the missing bars in the cell. What follows, Solchec told, was only sounds. Winslow was like a bull, so this made it easier to hear his footsteps on this foggy night, because Solchec couldn’t even see ten feet in front of his cell let alone 100 yards.

Solchec warned him that it wasn’t a good idea, so he had stayed alone in the cell. He tried to go back to sleep immediately after Winslow had departed, but just sat in bed listening to the sounds.

First he heard Winslow’s heavy footsteps trudging in the mud, and by the sounds of suction it was pretty thick. Second came the noise of the fence rattling back and forth as Winslow struggled to climb the fence, all the while he could hear the faint noise of children laughing in the back round. Before this could register as being wrong, he could hear Winslow splash down into the river, probably 20 feet from the river bank. At this point Solchec leaped out of his bed to look out the window, if only to hear more clearly. All he could hear now was frantic splashing and the laughter that was now the overwhelming noise. By the sound of the panting, Winslow had hurried his pace in the water. Finally, and this he could only hear faintly, Winslow walked up the bank, and the laughter was replaced by something else. Screaming.

Screaming and tearing of clothes and flesh. The laughter was now deeper and primal sounding, and after thirty seconds that felt like an eternity, the noise was all gone. Solchec looked out his window the rest of the night for any sign of what happened. All he heard was rustling in the trees.

In the morning when it was discovered how he had escaped and Solchec’s story had been relayed to the authorities, they ventured to the river bank across from the prison and found three items of interest. The first was several pieces of torn clothing. The second was a human tongue. The third was a note that was messily etched into the ground and had since hardened in the wee hours of the morning, and it read as follows:

DO NOT FOLLOW THE SIRENS.

The rest of the body was never recovered, never found, and it was dropped into the cold files case within a year. One day it was said that The Sirens called Solchec as well. He followed them and disappeared just as Winslow had.

The river dried up and eventually, the prison was closed down.

So if you ever happen to find a large complex of bricks in debris form and large blocks with wiring all over the place, go to the far end. I recommend that you wear earplugs, lest the children still dwell across from the dried up river.

Let’s just hope they haven’t crossed the river by now.

Credit To – Mike S.

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  • Anon

    Why shouldn’t you just turn around if you see an old prison like building in PA? Why go to the far end? Especially if they may now be on the other side of the river.

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  • http://innegri.tumblr.com Stephanie

    cool idea!

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  • Dead skull

    BUT WHO WAS CHILDREN???

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    • Dr. Troll

      Uhh The Sirens? 99% sure. Did you read the story or did you just want to use the “BUT WHO WAS” thing?

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    • Anonymous

      That my friend, is why you should never run a preschool. You’re going to be torn apart.

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    • Anonymous

      Note to self: preschools are evil.

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      • http://www.theglaive.wordpress.com Tianura

        Absolutely agreed.

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  • Palpino

    I rather liked the way you evolved the idea of sirens from seductive women to children, however, I feel the idea was underdeveloped. With a little more time and some reworking of what you have here, I could see this becoming very successful. Perhaps you could tell it from a different person’s point of view; I feel that this narrator is a tad bit too detached from the story for me. Maybe you could tell it from a guard who noticed Winslow after he was already in the river. Overall it wasn’t too bad.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    I don’t know why this got such a low rating. I thought it was actually kind of creepy. Maybe there could have been more, but it seems fine enough as is. 8/10

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  • Anonymous

    BUT WHO WAS SIREN?!!?!?!?!?!

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    • http://creepypasta.com Cupcake

      They call you and it gets tempting and they look like how or what you want whatever it is! They eat you that is why the body is never found bones flesh and meat…blood there fave part blood the sweet red liqud.

      How knows may be our boyfriend/girlfriend is one no one will know until they strike. Maybe the reason they have not eaten you is becuase they learned to love you.

      Don’t come when they wish for your flesh and the sweet red blood……

      Hahahah it’s true but that was fun to wright!!! :)

      Sleep well

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  • http://logansartwork.blogspot.com/ Lowgan

    Seems like it would be better re-written by someone who knows what they’re doing. Not a horrible idea, but the writing was littered with cliches and nonsensical metaphors.

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  • http://grakmarr.blogspot.com Dave Taylor

    It’s a really interesting idea for a story, I liked it.

    The ending falls a little flat, and some of the sentence structures seem awkward. Still, I’m baffled at it currently having such a low rating. It could use some polishing, sure, but: 7/10.

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  • Rolo

    All in all it’s a good idea. One thing though, it’s background, not back round.

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  • http://www.youtube/cockneypasta Steven ‘cockney pasta’ Long

    great idea mate. abit short but points for a new take on the siren myth. 8/10.
    nice one.

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  • Grammar Police

    *Playing with nightstick*…Boy, I’ll give you a warnin’. But if i see this again…you goin’ downtown.

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  • La Mettrie

    What’s with the low rating? I thought this was a good, genuine creep, and the writing was decent to boot. The only thing that bothers me – and this is a strange thing to be bothered about – is the tongue. A creepy detail to be sure, but if they ate him (which I assume is what happened) why would they leave behind a juicy bit like that? Just sayin’.
    Overall, 8 out of 10

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  • UMadBro(x

    I haven’t read it, and won’t. I will think it’s creepy. o.o

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  • zombeels

    Speaking of laughter, I’m laughing at how bad this story is. Crappy setup and no payoff. Oh, and the grammar was mediocre.

    2/10.

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  • http://comic.guedesav.blog.br Creepy Mole

    I think this has a good idea behind, but around the middle it has no idea where it was actually going to. So it just ended and offed with the other named character in the story for good measure.

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  • http://creepypasta Graveyard girl

    You change my life!!!!!!!!!

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  • Handsome

    Dat feel…

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  • Faith

    Good idea, not very good write. Good try? Rewrite it, make it a little longer not so choppy, then it will be lovely.
    God Bless!

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  • darthknight

    BUT WHO WAS TONGUE

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    • http://creepypasta.com Cupcake

      The guy he got eaten
      Lol :)

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  • Big Poppa

    I like it.

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  • Pattrus

    Story was good changes can obviously be made, love the part how he just broke out so easily and died so horrible. :)

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