Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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Supposedly there are 7 gateways to hell scattered across the Earth. These infernal entrypoints can, it is said transport you to the Underworld itself at certain times of the year, or if particular conditions are met. Why am I telling you this? Because I have a distinct feeling that I may have stumbled across one of such places little more than a month ago.

It was around 9pm and as I often do I was walking along the rural path which connects between the centre of my town and the outlying residential areas, when I noticed something quite mysterious. The sky was darker than usual it seemed to me,but more concerning was a strange light piercing through the trees which ran parallel to the path. I stopped and looked hard towards the ethereal glow which whilst relatively dim was clearly visible.

After a short time my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to search for the source of the light. Trudging through ever thickening grass and foliage a strange feeling of panic flooded over me, the most bizarre feeling as though something truly horrific was about to occur. I stood still and caught my breath, and then- reasoning that it was merely a panic attack I continued in the direction of this captivating luminous glow.

No more than two minutes had passed before I came upon the origin of the beacon. What I saw there my mortal mind can never erase, and I feel duty bound to forwarn you never to allow your pangs of curiosity to lead you into such a ghastly situation. If something appears amiss and malevolent in some way give it a wide birth lest you suffer my fate.

I say this happened little more than a month ago of course, but I no longer keep track of time. I simply count the number of times I awake in this pure whitee room to the sound of my own blood curdling scream, before I am heavily sedated by the orderlies once more.

Credit To: Lozzaboi

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  • DerpDeDerp

    I have to do this, BUT WHO WAS LIGHT?

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    • deaths companion

      it was the gateway to hell

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      • blahlahlahlahlah

        cover it

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    • potato

      kira was light.

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      • AliLa

        OHHHHHHH! REFERENCE!!

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      • arsenicCatnip

        :33< I s33 what mew did there. Purrfect pun, my furiend. :3

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        • Anonymous

          nepeta you should be reading this

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    • Light

      Oh. Uh…It was me. Sorry about that.

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      • Kira

        Oh sorry. What is it you want.?

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        Rating: +6 (from 10 votes)
  • Elliot

    Amazing!

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    • Anonymous

      are you insane!!!!!!!!!

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  • Nighttouch

    So…there is a LOT missing from this story.

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  • OReally???

    Just couldnt get into it

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  • magicgordon

    Give it "a wide birth?" You mean berth? Don’t try to use fancy British spelling if you don’t know how to spell. 2/10 not creepy

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    • http://www.Burdicusart.com Burdicus

      Didn’t know the term wide berth was ‘fancy’ =P

      But yeah, this story seemed like a concept at best, not a full story and definitely not scary.

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      • DiNoGaming–

        Everything british is fancy

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  • Johnny Arsens

    It was horribly written and has a shit ton of mistakes. But it was a decent concept. Learn how to write, obtain a better command of the English language and then try again.

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    • Anonymous

      I agree

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  • The Burning Man

    It was…okay, I guess. I mean, there was potential to this story, but you left a whole lot out.

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  • Deloesian

    Plenty of potential, but between the lack of details and the grammar and spelling errors, it was hard to get into this story.

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  • f

    laaaaaame

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  • Terran

    What the hell was that?

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    No sir, I didn’t like it.

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  • Seriously

    "Merely" a panic attack? Have you ever had a panic attack in your life, author? Know about things before you write about them. It doesn’t take much research to know that you can’t just brush off panic attacks.

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    • sowhatnow

      i thought EXACTLY the same thing.

      maybe use instead, “i figured i was just feeling anxious”..

      ok? ok. (ok.)

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      • Anonymous

        -Runs through the open door-
        Ok.

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  • Pliedes

    IT wasn’t THAT bad. It wasn’t that good either. It was….meh. Keep writing, you have potential. Don’t give up. 2/10

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    • Durrr

      *typing
      Lol

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  • Beefnuts

    This story needs a bit more…eh…story.

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  • MARIO

    Then WHO WAS PATH?

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  • Endoplasmic Reticulum

    How did he type this if he is now always kept sedated in a room?

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    • RAWRichard

      Haha. That’s exactly what I came here to say.

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      • sowhatnow

        themain thing here, is develop thesory more, and research thethingsyouwrite about:)

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    • sowhatnow

      right.

      ive actually spent some time in hospitals (not that im proud of this)
      and they dont let you anywhere near electronics such as computers.

      maybe change it to where you’re out of the hospital now and are telling your tale (which truthfully needs some work)

      ok:) that is all:)

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      • The Lone Wanderer

        Been there too, dude, no electronics. I couldn’t even have my ipod. And this was an inpatient psychiatric hospital for depression/anxiety/addictions/etc. This ward the narrator is in would be electronics free for sure. Perhaps the narrator is “telling” his story to a delusion?

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  • lollipop_gestapo

    You know you’re writing a shit story if you stop halfway through and put your character in an asylum.

    “Some shit happened, it was really bad, and I didn’t want it to, but it did anyway, and now I’m here and I hate it. “

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  • Theterrible

    Add more detail!

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  • jeffthfemkiller

    Spelling mistakes ruin it

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    • Anonymous

      That’s ironic, Jeff thfem killer.

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  • Anonymous

    So guys, I totally saw something that was really scary and I can’t tell you about it because it would creep you out too much, just take my word for it dudes!

    If you want to scare people, please show and do not tell. Saying you saw something scary is not creepy in the slightest. It’s a decent idea, you just need to flesh it out a lot more.

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    • That One Guy

      Agreed, the only time you should tell instead of show is when there is a deliberately ambiguous entity or force used for creating suspense, and there was non.

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  • Anonymous

    It was good, but could use some more development. I would like to know what exactly he saw in the light as the gateway to hell, but other than that I liked it.

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  • Someone

    Okay, Okay. But what happens next? 2/10

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  • That One Guy

    If this was monopoly, you would have landed on the chance space and gotten the “go directly to jail” card. You had something good, but you failed. First of all, learn to use grammar. Second, be more descriptive with your story and make it more coherent, as the jump from the gate of hell to the asylum is terrible. To be blunt, anyone who said “BUT WHO WAS PHONE” as a comment is right because this story was just… lacking. Given the right transition and description, you could have made the twist amazing. But you didn’t.

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  • diederbop

    This one didn’t have enough detail and went by way to quickly!

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  • diederbop

    i’d give it a 2/10

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