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Creepypasta

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There is an abandoned mental hospital at the top of a hill in Worcester, Massachusetts. Once every 5 years an old rusty box spring appears within the courtyard of the hospital. If you can sneak inside and sleep through the night on the bed, in the morning a man with a shirt that reads “Observe and absolve” will take out his wallet and give you a picture. This picture will show you how you will die. If the picture is of the man standing before you, running won’t help.

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  • lol

    Good one. I tend to like these instruction stories.

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  • Hippie

    fun story

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com/ Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    Fascinating. Indeed, many components of this piece ring with authenticity.

    Only one bit has been altered, though rather cleverly.

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  • Fund

    Short and Sweet.

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  • Havok

    Running won’t help. A katana might.

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  • skwirral

    well, this one seems easy, as the guy could easily take hundreds of photos of himself and carry a machete. or, u know, a gun…or something. self-fulfilling prophecy FTW

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  • Foolish

    I wonder why it’s the shirt that reads “observe and absolve”. Seems a little bit weird to me. Mr. Welldone – could this possibly be the bit that was tampered with?

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  • IMABUTT

    The man is actually a woman, by observing her chest you feel all guilt leave you

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  • uhm, yess

    running wont help, wat if i beat the uglymofohaha!

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  • Captain Rapist

    running wont help, raping him until he likes it will

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  • YAHWEH

    Good stuff.

    But I have a suggestion. Would have been even better if ‘Observe and absolve’ was not written on his shirt, but on an envelope, which contained the photograph. Written in lower-case, in red marker pen.

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  • DJ LoONa

    …the first line involved the words ‘abandoned’ ‘mental’ and ‘hospital’
    …no thanx
    btw, if the guy is mortal or whatever wouldn’t he die after a certain number of years? if so, does sum1 take his place?…every 5 years?…what if kno one does it?…he must get pretty lonely =\

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  • ARGHHH

    i’d invite him to spend a night on my rusty bed of mystery with me

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  • Mombius Hibachi

    I think I’ve seen that hospital.

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    what hospital?

    And what if the picture’s showing the true face of Candlejack?

    OH SHI-

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  • The Man

    Oh Please! I show ONE guy my baby picture, and he suffers a heart attack! GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!!!

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  • justthesweetweather

    only slightly scary because I live in Massachusetts haha

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

      There aren’t any abandoned asylums in Worcester(just sayin’)

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  • Anonymous

    “Once every 5 years an old rusty box spring appears within the courtyard of the hospital.”

    What does that have to do with anything?
    It doesnt even mention a box.

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

      a Box Spring is part of a bed -_-

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

    Uh, what?

    Do you not know what a box spring is or something?

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  • apple juice

    Why are none of these places in Britain?

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  • skeptic

    He probably only has a picture of himself in his wallet.

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  • Deersindal

    My face shivered when I read this…

    I’m putting these on all posts i read:

    BUT WHO WAS MAN?!?!

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  • Shan.

    This is an edited version of one of the Holders.

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  • Nick/Dfork

    @ Captain Rapist:

    XD, yes, it might help.

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  • Josh

    I live in worcester, and this place is actually real and very creepy.

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