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Over the past millennium, science and medicine has advanced so far as to put miracles in the hands of men. Many of the diseases that were fatal merely five hundred years ago now have cures or at least treatments thanks to the brilliant minds of man. That being so, there’s still one fatal infirmity humanity has yet to overcome, and that’s mortality.

For those devoted enough, however, there is yet a way. Located just off the East Coast of North America somewhere is a shrine dating as far back as the earliest recorded civilizations. Lost to the ages now, there is but one path to this shrine, and it still sends its call, as if daring the hardiest of man to make that perilous voyage.

If you find yourself in Savannah, GA someday and think you’d like to play your hand at immortality, simply hop in your car and continue east out of town along E President Street and continue along it until it turns into Islands Expressway. If the forces deem you worthy, or if they’re simply in the mood to watch in amusement as you throw your life away, the sky will darken with rainclouds–even if it was clear and blue only moments before–and the forest about you will seem to glow. Keep your eyes peeled and you should see a turn-off into the woods a few minutes after this happens.

Now if you’re carrying a map you’ll probably notice this path is not indicated anywhere on it, but pay that no heed. Continue along the tight and densely overgrown path at a slow pace, for if you go off the road here, you’ll have no hope of ever finding your way out of this forest, and no tow-truck will ever find the turn-off to come retrieve you. Simply follow the path before you–for while there are many bends, there are no turn-offs from this one. The trees will only grow denser as you progress, until the limbs scrape like fingers along the top of your vehicle (you should probably note that it would be a very bad idea to undergo this journey in a convertible).

Eventually, after approximately forty-five minutes to an hour of driving, you should come to a dead end, where the trees tighten about you like a noose around a doomed man’s neck. If you have a GPS system in your car it will proclaim that you’re about fifteen miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Do not attempt to reverse at this point, for you’ll find that the path is no longer there. Check your watch, or your phone, or your car’s read-out for the time, for regardless of the time of day not a single ray of light will spill through these densely packed trees. If it is dark out, or if it will be dark out within the next few hours do not open your door, and do not turn off your headlights. You may turn off your car every so often to save gas, but you’ll want to crank it up again periodically to keep your battery from dying. If you let down your guard in this forest at night, you’re as good as dead.

If you were wise enough to start this trip early enough, and it’s still light out, you may exit the car at this point. You’ll notice the trees around you leaning in your direction, as if peering down at you curiously. In a loud assertive voice proclaim, “I am here to claim my fate, and none here shall stand in my way.”

You’ll hear a sound behind you. When you turn to look you’ll notice a small path that hadn’t been there before. Do not hesitate, do not question it, simply walk purposefully forward and start down the path before you’re trapped in that clearing indefinitely. The path may wind drastically, depending on which way you were facing when it was created, simply continue walking and do not look back, no matter how loud the rustling gets behind you.

You’ll soon find yourself ankle-deep in a swamp, and you may find the sound of frogs croaking a soothing change from the forest’s lively rustling. It would be most wise at this point to find the longest thickest branch you can, for the marshes of Georgia can hide the nastiest creatures in only a foot of water, so you’ll need to feel your way along like a blind man.

Only about 10 yards from the forest-line the land drops off into the ocean, and unless the forces are feeling particularly cruel you should be able to see the log poking up out of the water right away. If not, you’ll need to search, and it may take a while but once you’re near it there’s no mistaking it. Walk until you feel the ground break away beneath you, then get into the water. When you’re touching the log, you’ll want to take in the largest lungful of breath you can manage, then dive under and swim to the bottom as quickly as you can. It will be a long swim but do not turn around, even if you think you’re about to faint. Swim as fast as you can and keep going down, keeping a hand on the log until you come out the other side.

You’ll resurface in a pond in the middle of a dark forest much similar to the one you just exited, only just at the edge of the pond will be an ancient building of indeterminable origin. Go inside. Fires will be lit, marking your path to the shrine of the Keeper. A large statue, the likeness of the Keeper, will stand at the far wall and at his feet will be an empty bowl. Address the Keeper in a loud, confident voice, saying “I’ve come very far, and all I ask for is something to drink.”

His response will be a single, very personal question, and he will speak it directly into your mind, so listen carefully. When he has asked his question, do not take too long to answer, and answer only in the truth. BE VERY PRECISE WITH YOUR ANSWER. He will know if you’re trying to hide something. Once you have answered him completely, the bowl at his feet will fill with a strange liquid. This liquid will reflect the entire rainbow’s spectrum of colors, and it will bear no scent. You must drink this liquid, or you will never leave the forest alive. Depending on whether or not the Keeper liked your answer and deems you worthy, the liquid may be plain tap water, or a lethal poison. If it is the latter, you will only know once the symptoms begin to take hold. If it is the former, you will be free to leave.

The forest will part before you, showing you the exit, much like the years will part before you, leaving you alone to endure the eons. You will see your family and loved ones die, and you will see wars begin and end, but you will never die. You will see the sun explode and the earth burned to a cinder, but you will never die. You will know the true meaning of eternal life.


Credited to Chris Phoenix.

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  • http://LEMONPARTY.ORG HOLY SHIT

    FUCKING AWESOME
    ALSO 1ST

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    • angela voisine

      THIS SITE IS REAL ALL THOSE THINGS IN THIS SITE ARE COMING TO LIFE I KNOW THEY WANT TO KILL ME GET RAID OF THIS SITE AS LONG AS THIS SITE IS HERE THEY WILL FIND US AND THEY KILL US

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      • brandon

        AND THEN YOU FIND FONE

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      • ben

        You’ve met with a terrible fate… haven’t you?

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  • Anonymous

    Playing off the “horrors of immortality” at the end? Those sorts of horrors are probably true.

    I’m surprised it didn’t use the super harsh (and tiring, given the tens of them) “SCREW UP AT THIS POINT AND BE SUBJECT TO FATE WORSE THAN DEATH” language/formula the whole “Holders” series uses.

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  • pastalover

    YES! Thank you, Phone. You made my day. :]]]]

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    Rating: +4 (from 14 votes)
  • Feaster of Fear

    Hrm…..ritual pastas have, over the course of the years, lost much of their once bold flavor. Every now and then, however, it is pleasing to taste something so reminiscent of the past world of creepypasta. However, you may wish to change the title of your story, so as to avoid confusion with the “Holders” series of pastas.
    Overall, not a horrible meal. A pervasive, musky taste with a hint of reality spashed in. I would eat again – 6/10

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  • The Missing Link

    What if you went all that way and you couldn’t swim..?

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    • Anonymous

      that would be me haha

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  • SINISTAR

    ah, it’s good to ave an actually decent holder thing for once.

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  • MisterVercetti

    Glad I’m not the only one who was reminded of a Holders story.

    Still, as these things go, this one was actually pretty good.

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  • Caedus

    Hah, It would REALLY suck if you had to live through the suns demise… One of the many reasons why I do not want to live forever. Very nice pasta.

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    • rose

      But what if humans have already advanced enough to leave the Earth by that point?

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      • The smat-guy

        Don’t you know that the sun can take out our entire solar system if it explodes?

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        • DocAnon

          Don’t you know that you can still die, you just don’t age? Immortality is no death by age, not invincibility. You can still be shot, stabbed, beaten, whatever and die. You just won’t age.

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  • Kat-chan

    Ahh, finally a new pasta. And the wait was worth it.

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  • Saint Alice

    Would it keep you from growing old?

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  • sex me softly

    BUT WHO WAS LOG

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  • Archfeared

    Nice. I am an avid fan of the Holders series (the good ones, mind you) and this sounds like it could easily be converted into that format. However, I’m glad you didn’t.

    7.5/10

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  • Log!

    What rolls down stairs
    Alone or in pairs
    Rolls over your neighbors dog

    It’s great for a snack
    It fits on your back
    Its LOG LOG LOG

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  • http://www.mybloghasadd.blogspot.com Addish

    The ending makes it scary, I love it.

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  • Carolina

    Very cool story. Creeped me out while I was reading it. I would have died in the water.

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    • Anonymous

      you could just take scuba equipment with you

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  • em

    wats a georgian marsh doin in the middle of the atlantic

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    • KaosMaster

      well, your GPS did say you where several miles into the atlantic. im guessing it the relevance of land mass biomes is more or less irrelevant at that point.

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  • blahhh

    this was a really cool one!
    i liked it (:

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  • Ironchew

    Okay, so the forest parts before you, you live forever, you see the sun blow up…
    But do you ever find your huge SUV you left in the forest?
    The suspense is killing me…

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  • Smiles

    This is just some gay ass rip off of the Holders Series.

    Ugh. :|

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  • Victor

    “for regardless of the time of day not a single ray of light will spill through these densely packed trees.”

    “If you were wise enough to start this trip early enough, and it’s still light out, you may exit the car at this point.”

    Am I missing something?

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    • Deanmaka

      He said to check the time on your phone. Basically, if it’s night time, you’re screwedm but if it’s like 3 pm you should be alright.

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  • someone

    Umm…Is it just me, or did was this one not very good?
    It was well-written, but not scary or interesting at all.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com/keeper-of-eternity/#more-380 Someone is here now

    Fucking awsome pasta.
    totally worth the wait

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  • Arrdu

    “””“for regardless of the time of day not a single ray of light will spill through these densely packed trees.”

    “If you were wise enough to start this trip early enough, and it’s still light out, you may exit the car at this point.”

    Am I missing something?””

    Yeah WTF.

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  • mog

    damn that was a tasty pasta :3
    but who was holder?

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  • Rape My Shitter

    I wonder why no one ever considers that maybe our solar system isn’t the entire universe? So what if our sun implodes? Couldn’t you just float onto someplace else? And with all the knowledge you’d be accruing, maybe you’ll figure out how to go faster than light and find some intelligent life to dick with and become their alien space god. Or something. And if you keep going ’til heat death, I’m sure one can figure out ways to stop it. If not, hey, you have googol years to entertain you until then, and you can sit there and contemplate your vast mental experiences when you’re floating about in the photons for the rest of the universe’s existence. Or maybe that’s not how the universe “ends”, or maybe you go to some other universe and do it all again.

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    • KaosMaster

      actually, i would love to be immortal, when you put it that way. like maybe after long enough, you get Doctor Manhatan powers with all you knoledge, and eventualy create the universe as you see fit.

      … or screw with people, whichever you preffer…

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    • ZalgotheGreat

      without propulsion, you will drift in one spot, eternally in space. just something to chew on ;3 even if you were pushed forward by an exploding star, you’d eventually stop.

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