Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction


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I’ve always had a terrible fear of being submerged completely in water. Not that I can’t swim or anything. My dad made me learn; he said I almost drowned when I was really young.

I was afraid of it because, for as long as I can remember, whenever I am under water and look up at the surface I see a woman reaching down to me with a warm smile, with glowing golden hair and dark blue eyes. Even if its just in a bathtub. It always happened, it was just normal for me, but i never got used to it.

It was unnerving, but also soothing at the same time. She always made me feel like it was okay. I still avoided it, though, because I was just a kid and it was really freaky.

I never told my dad about it as a kid, but I did ask him about my mom. He never wanted to talk about her. Sometimes he even got mad at me for trying too hard to bring it up.

It was only recently that I described this apparition to him. He nearly drove into a telephone pole; obviously he knew something. I asked him, again, about my mom. He still would say much, except that she died when I was very young, and that she loved me very much. He also admitted that her hair and eyes were those colors, just like mine.

So I did some research on my own, looking up her name for myself on my birth certificate and trying to find any references I could, any news clips about a boy nearly drowning, any thing. I mostly wanted a picture, something I could match to my guardian angel.

Today, buried in our town library, I found it.

WINCHESTER: Marie Withie, 28, drowned to death yesterday evening after climbing a razerwire fence and fleeing to a nearby resevoir. A funeral is scheduled by her family for the 25th. Marie was institutionalized just six months ago, after being found “not guilty” of attempted murder on grounds of insanity. Her husband Daniel Withie had acted quickly enough to rescue their infant child when she was found trying to drown him in a bathtub.

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  • Comment Leaver


    Most amazing pasta ever.

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    • jeffthfemkiller

      Agreed! :O tht was messd up

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    • pastalover

      i cant even respond to this

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      • WIMSBYJ

        Technically you just did… XD

        But yeah, I understand what you mean pastalover; this was definitely… “different” in the simplest of terms.

        It’s amazing how stories like this haven’t been published yet in some kind of book.

        You know what would be a good idea, to sell the official “Creepypasta Storytime” book, now that would be a best seller nonetheless.

        I bet, if the owner of this site had enough money and tried to sell the “Book of Creepypasta” with all the most loved stories on here; I’m sure at least 500+ copies would be sold in a matter of days.


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        • Frantically Searching

          You’re a troll.

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    • TheThingIsCommingForYouNow


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    • Uberanium

      It was very short, but had a pretty good twist at the end.

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  • Jennycat

    oooh.. i like this one!

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    • http://Mexicana4life yailin

      Wow scariest story

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  • Skwirral

    I think I’ve heard of this actually happening before. That adds doublepluscreepy to it.

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    • Yo Mama So Fat…

      Yeah, I think this did happen. Or at least I’ve heard of some chick trying to drown her kid but the dad saved the kid.
      Yes, Skwirral, that does add doublepluscreepy to this pasta.

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      • Anonymous

        Much better than calling it doubleplusungood:)

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    • Max

      Double plus creepy? Im sorry that word is not supported in newspeak

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      • Unknowndumdum

        xD Lawl it’s a made-up word for fun, it doesn’t have to be in the dictionary or subthing. Dictionaries are BORING!

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      • Ophelia

        I suspect that our friend Unknowndumdum did not recognize your comment as a 1984 reference. I appreciated it, at least.

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        • Gabriel

          Creepypasta commenters are the nicest commenters ever. I’m new to the site but impressed by the low amount of trolling and the frequency of commenters KINDLY explaining misunderstood comments.

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  • meowmixkid

    O_O and I thought there’d be a happy ending.

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  • Debbie

    Good read…I really didn’t expect the ending. And it’s written in a good style!

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  • deschain

    This is totally reminiscent of pilot episode of Supernatural. Where the main characters have the last name Winchester.

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    Rating: +26 (from 28 votes)
  • Marie Withie

    I did it for the lulz.

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  • Miss Betterdone

    I suspected that SHE had drowned, but not tried to drown him! How twisted!

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  • Ars Mysteriorum

    You know, this may be one of the best delivered creepypastas I’ve read.

    Importantly, it’s believeable. We’ve all heard stories like this, but the part that really makes it work is the subtle twist at the very end. It lets all the creepiness happen in your mind, which is capable of more terrifying imagery than any amount of writing could ever produce.

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  • Grey Ganado

    Not generally creepy. Just interesting.

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  • life

    wow,I liked the twist in the ending like a M. night shamalan movie. I don’t know how to spell his last name. Yes it was very well exicuted.

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  • Sigma

    I indeed expected along the lines of “She was drowned”, and was a guardian angel, but not trying to fucking kill him.

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    Rating: +19 (from 19 votes)
  • ScoolyardHero

    man, i think that kids gonna have problems, man

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  • Shuriken

    Have to be honest, kind of saw the end coming. It waws still one of the better pastas posted as of late.

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    I liked this one.

    . . .

    That is all, resume your daily activities.

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  • MooMOo


    scary cuz it could be real

    lol at #7

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  • Darkest

    Love it with a passion. Really quite good, nice delivery, somewhat beleivable, too.

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  • Icecry0

    The psycho mother returns!

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  • Sara

    I saw it coming, but it was still a good pasta.

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  • BonerFruit

    Unexpected ending, mixed feelings, great pasta.

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  • Lauren

    I really didn’t expect that.

    I lol’d at #7.

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  • Boy Withie

    @ ScoolyardHero

    Like hell I am.

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  • Suigintou

    “It was unnerving, but also soothing at the same time. She always made me feel like it was okay. I still avoided it, though, because I was just a kid and it was really freaky.”


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  • Manduwala

    suigintou, most of our relationships with loved ones tend to be pretty darn contradictory

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  • Russel Crowe

    I would’ve taken my infantile fist and punched her throat in.

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    • Bill Cosby

      Heyyy Russel Crowe, long time no see

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