Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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A young girl suffered from insomnia, and throughout the night she’d often wake up for no reason. One night she awoke, and in the daze of half-sleep, she blinked in the darkness. Just for a second, she thought she saw a pair of reptilian eyes, gazing at her and glowing red. She sat up and stared at them, quickly realizing that it was only her clock. It was 11:11. She sighed and tried to go back to sleep.

The next night, she awoke and instantly looked at the clock. It was exactly 11:11. This began to repeat itself night after night. Sometimes even during the day, for no reason whatsoever, she would stop whatever she happened to be doing, and spin around to look at the nearest clock; always at 11 minutes past 11 o’clock.

As her insomnia got worse, she thought she’d try some white noise to help her sleep. She turned on her clock radio to play music softly. It worked well, so she kept doing it for the next few nights.

One night, she awoke with a terrible start, covered in cold sweat. Rather than being in a sleepy daze, she was completely awake now. The radio was still on, but instead of music she heard static, and a lot of erratic clicking noises. Breathing heavily, she stared at the glowing numbers. You know what time it was.

BANG. Her heart nearly jumped out of her chest. A door had just slammed to her right, outside of the room. She heard a pair of inhumanly rapid footsteps running from the sound of the door slam, all the way around her, behind her head, and to her left. Another BANG as a door was slammed shut.

Her blood ran cold. Her bedroom was on the second story, and the wall behind her faced outside; there were no doors or floor there. Suddenly she felt an urge to run. She didn’t care where. She leaped from her bed and ran faster than she’d ever run in her life. In what felt like less than the blink of an eye, she’d run through the hall, down the stairs, out the door and to the end of the street.

She doubled over, panting. After a moment she looked back at her house, at her dark bedroom window. She stared at it for a long, long time.

When at last she began to feel calm again, she carefully walked back to the house. She’d left the front door ajar, and a lot of cold air had gotten in. She closed it behind her and turned on all the lights as she made her way back to her bedroom. She hesitated the most as she turned on her own light. The room looked perfectly normal, but as soon as she heard the static coming from the radio, she rushed over and switched it off.

After that night, she never listened to that radio again. The girl didn’t sleep a wink for many, many nights.

She told only a handful of people what had happened. Her parents, a few of her friends. The responses were all more or less the same.

“It was just a dream, it only -felt- real.”

“You were so tired, maybe you just imagined it?”

“I believe YOU believe it happened, [name removed]…”

What you need to know is that this story is very true. To this day, the girl (well, she’s a woman now) has never slept soundly. None of us know for sure what is so special about 11:11. But she did tell me this: whenever that moment strikes the clock, she feels the same strange sensation. She says it’s just like that feeling you get when you know you’re being watched.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    I ended up having to delete and repost this one. Who knows why, but it seems to work properly now.

    Thanks to the people who alerted me to the problem.

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    • Anonymous

      Freakin creepy

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  • http://shirakoala.blogspot.com/ Shira

    I was told that if you happen to look at the clock, and it’s 11:11, make a wish and it will come true.

    Imagine how many wishes she would be able to make. =D

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  • The Jester

    Wait.

    I thought 11:11 was supposed to be a time for making wishes. o_o

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  • Reptilian Liar

    Damn…this is exactly my kind of story, since I’m obsessed with 11:11 [especially today, since the date is 11/11]. Even has something to do with a reptile >_>
    Though it’s just a bit random because it switches to her being paranoid about the number, then some noises, and all that…I dunno. I still like it though.

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  • KcFox

    nice!
    but i have to ask…..
    WHO WAS INSOMNIA?

    ( i’ve always wanted to do that.)

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  • Flea

    I know its incredibly /b/ish, but I keep getting the urge to post, “11/11 NEVAR FORGET!!!!” … >.>

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  • who was clock etc

    this one leaves a lot to the imagination… nice.
    p.s. it’s 10:15 where I am…

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  • Sara

    Isn’t 11:11 the wishing time? Not the oh-shit-someone-is-watching-me time? Regardless, I liked it. :]

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  • Aguythathatesrap

    I dont get the end of the story, or what 11:11 has to do with anyhting.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/videocre Mr. Valiant

    Didn’t really like the ending to this one. The rest is good, but the ending disappoints. In my opinion, at least.

    Oh, and, uh:

    11/11 NEVAR FORGET!!!!

    There. I did it for you, Flea.

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  • Anonymous

    11/11 is even scarier because it’s the day World of Warcraft was down all day.

    Scary.

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  • Nella

    One of the best creepypastas I’ve read in some time.

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  • Anonymous

    I really like this one. A whole lot of creepy and then it just leaves you hanging. Did she really imagine it? Is it coming back for her? Or did it already take something…? I love it.

    Also, @ #11:

    BUT THEN WHO WAS DOWNTIME??

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  • Vince

    The scary thing about this is that it happens to me too. I always wake up and look at the clock at exactly the same time every night… only it’s always 3am sharp. Can’t say that I’ve ever heard footsteps outside my window, though I have been alone in the house and have heard doors slam on floors below mine.

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  • DeadRemick

    If shit that scary happens every time the clock reads 11:11. Just wait till 2222, February 2, 2:22 AM

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    • Unnamed girl

      Next time it happens, make a wish! 11:11 is known for bringing wishes :D

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  • DeadRemick

    i started reading this at 11:11 PM on nov. 11th.

    for that alone i shat brix

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  • Skippy

    THEN WHO WAS FOOTSTEPS?

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  • evilbookworm

    Awesome story! Great birthday present for me! Yay!

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  • TheRoamer

    Author has a cool idea, but the end fails.

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  • Fund

    She should have set her clock to 24 hour scale, then it would only happen during the daytime.

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  • Abbey

    It was good until the ending, the ending was shit.

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  • harima_kun

    WAIT WHAT?

    WHO WAS [name removed]?

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  • Uncle Anon

    maybe it means something is going to happen on 11/11/2011 ?

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  • Pew Pew Laser Gun

    REPTOIDS CONTROL TEH GOVERNMENTS!!! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!

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  • http://nukeynukem.wordpress.com/ Nukey

    This one kind of fucks with me because I often do have a time I notice. Once it was 11:11. For like a whole week, I swear, I kept looking at the clock at exactly 11:11.

    Other times it’ll be 4:44 for a while.

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