Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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We had just moved into a little ranch house in the suburbs. Storybook neighborhood – quiet, friendly neighbors, picket fences, the whole nine yards. Suffice it to say that this was supposed to be a new start for me, a recently single dad, and my three-year-old son. A time to move on from the previous year’s drama and stress.

I viewed the thunderstorm as a metaphor for this fresh start: one last show of theatrics before the dirt and grime of the past would be washed away. My son loved it anyway, even with the power out. It was the first big storm he’d ever seen. Flashes of lightning flooded the bare rooms of our house, imparting unpacked boxes with long creeping shadows, and he jumped and squealed as the thunder boomed. It was well past his bedtime before he’d finally settled down enough to go to sleep.

The next morning I found him awake in bed and smiling. “I watched the lightning at my window!” he proudly announced.

A few mornings later, he told me the same thing. “You’re silly,” I said. “It didn’t storm last night, you were only dreaming!” “Oh…” He seemed somewhat disheartened. I ruffled his hair and told him not to worry, there should be another storm soon.

Then it became a pattern. He would tell me how he watched the lightning outside his window at least twice a week, despite there being no storms. Recurring dreams of that first memorable thunderstorm, I figured.

It’s easy to hate myself in hindsight. Everybody assures me there’s nothing I could have done, no way I could have known. But I’m supposed to be the guardian of my child, and these are useless words of comfort. I constantly relive that morning: making my coffee, pouring milk over my cereal, and picking up the newspaper to read about the pedophile local authorities had just arrested. It was front-page stuff. Apparently this guy would select a young target (usually a boy), stake out their house for a while, and take flash photos of them through their window while they slept. Sometimes he did more. My stomach sank as the connection was made.

At the time, it was merely something from a child’s imagination. In retrospect, it is the scariest thing I’ve ever heard. About a week before the predator was caught, my son came up to me in his pajamas. “Guess what?” he asked.

“What?”

“No more lightning at my window!”

I played along. “Oh, that’s nice, it finally died down huh?”

“No! Now it’s in my closet!”

I’ve yet to see the photos police have collected.

Credit To: alapanamo

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  • OhSnap123

    WHOA!!! THAT’S SOME CREEPY PASTA STUFF RIGHT THERE!!!

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  • Kevin?

    Awesome.

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  • IFeelStupid

    I thoroughly enjoyed this pasta, however I’m slightly confused by the ending. I thought the police caught him? How is he in the closet? I read through most of the comments, and couldn’t find an answer to this. I am terribly sorry if this has been stated before, I am obviously too thick to realize it unless it is blatantly stated. Could someone please tell me how the pedophile is in the boys closet if he was caught by the police? Sorry.

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    • The San

      If you reread it, it said that the boy told him about him being in his closet a week before they caught him. The dad was merely reflecting on what his son said.

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  • I WAS PHONE

    Yea, Who was phone reference. F.U.N.N.Y

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  • Kenzie

    *Shivers* That is not pleasant.

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  • Anonymous

    I laughed. is that bad?

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  • David

    I still don’t get how the pedo got in and out of the house?

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  • who is me

    very nice short story with the “oh god it connects!” moment

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  • thischickeniscold

    I was scared shitless! 10/10

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  • Schlamallama

    Man, If I was that boy’s father, I would be storming in to that closet ready to kick some pedo ass.

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  • Aiya

    Oh lord, my heart stopped in my chest when I was getting to the end.

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  • http://none Mel

    A story doesn’t need to be long to be fascinating, and this story is the perfect example of that.

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  • Jared

    I don’t get it. it sucks!

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    • Herobrine

      Hey, just because you don’t get it, it doesn’t mean it sucks. If you want to get it, try rereading it instead of writing it off as shit.

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  • The San

    I honestly jumped when I read where the boy says it’s in my closet. I’ve never had a story physically make me jump like I was watching a scary movie. Excellent. 10/10

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  • The houses

    The story was great but it felt like something was missing.

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  • Anonymous

    This is seriously one of the best pastas I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. You should write more because you’re great!

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  • Anonymous

    Oh my god, heart attack!

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  • Saint

    Hahaha! I am sat in the middle of a crowded office reading Creepy Pasta – and everyone looked around at my exclaiming “OOOOOOOOH!” at the end of your story. Very nicely constructed, sir.

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  • Anonymous

    HE’S CLIMBIN IN YO WINDOWS

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  • JadeKurlzzMotionless

    This just makes me sad

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  • Phone

    Hes climbing in yo window…

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  • sam

    ok, wait……..the pedo was arrested…but the boy saw it in his closet AFTER he was arrested…how is that possible???

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  • sam

    nvm…lol

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  • breakherlegs

    Quite freaky and unexpected. I imagine if I had children, I’d be shitting quite a few bricks. O.o

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  • Bobby

    Lightning, meet angry dad with shotgun.

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