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My Grandfather’s brother lived most of his life in Paris, France. On the few occasions I’ve met him, it was very clear that he was a disturbed individual with some sort of something bothering him all day and night. I figured he’d had a stroke or perhaps he was just plain senile. After a few meetings with my grandfather’s brother, I became curious. My grandfather hesitated to tell me the story, but I talked him into it.

Now it’s a well known fact that beneath Paris, there’s over 400 miles of ancient catacombs, going deep underground. It’s a subterranean labyrinth that many people have explored and got lost in. My Grandfather’s brother, Alex, had no plans of exploring the catacombs. He had recently graduated college and was engaged to his future wife. Things were going just swell for him.

Alex said that he was off to fetch some food for dinner and decided to try a different path to the store. He took a wrong turn, and kept going, and before he knew it he was lost in Paris. The next part was blurry. He was in a very shady neighborhood with very poor lighting. The last thing he remembers is walking to the side of the road for a smoke. Next thing he knew, he was in total darkness and up to his waist in water. He had fallen into a recently opened hole leading to the catacombs of Paris.

He’d noticed the passageways began leading downward, not what he wanted. Eventually he claims to have found a large empty room, he decided to rest there. He couldn’t sleep, and had lost almost all hope at this point. He was tottering on the edge of passing out, but he heard something. He (painfully) stood up, held his breath, and listened. He could hear footsteps and heavy breathing, what sounded almost like wheezing. He called out for help, and the footsteps and breathing stopped. The catacombs were deathly silent except for the occasional droplet of water. He stood like that for about an hour, listening for a response. Eventually the footsteps began again, and once again, he called out for help. This time he got his answer.

A scream rang out that he claimed to be too feminine to be a man and too deep to be a woman. The shriek was loud and lasted a long time. Beneath that he could hear the footsteps with increased tensity. He jolted up and ran away from the yell, blindly struggling through the catacombs. The scream didn’t seem to be getting any further, and he kept running for all his life, no matter how much it hurt to do so. Eventually the shriek faded, but the footsteps were as loud as ever. He ran through the catacombs for what he said seemed like hours, and eventually came across a ladder.

He climbed the ladder, and from what it sounded like, the mystery thing did not follow. He took out his lighter and shined it down to see what had been chasing him, but it moved away upon seeing the light, and Alex hauled ass up the stairs. He found a manhole, but it would not budge. He yelled and banged for a while, and eventually some passers-by heard him and the police came to his rescue. He was a good thirty miles away from his apartment, in a residential part of Paris.

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  • Anonymous

    THEN WHO WAS CATACOMBS?

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    • Kofferabzuglichzeichenerklarung

      I have been to paris,no lie. It was nice but you defiantly do have areas where you honestly just cant explain. Why whatever was put there is, yet I must get to my point. Yes it did have a creepy setting, and it was a good story. But you could have at least explained a little more of what was chasing him.

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      • jeffthfemkiller

        Tru factor. I had nvr been there but describe “tht thing” more. So who was thing?

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  • Doomian

    Eh, not really creepy.Obviously the second to last paragraph was supposed to be the climax, but it didn’t do much. I liked the idea of it moving away, because that meant it was right behind him.

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  • Snowden

    He should’ve played chess with the Sewer King for his grandfather’s watch. That’s how Arnold beat him.

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  • Creepysmile

    I know the whole “Anything in your head will be scarier than what they describe”, but I’m honestly bored of the whole “it was gone before I did this” thing. I want to know what some of these guys look like! I would think it would show the ability of the author if they can creep me out that way instead of a cop-out like this story did. And no, I’m not going to make a “BUT WHO WAS” joke.

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  • meh

    Not bad, not good.
    3/5
    Average

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  • meh

    totally stupid.
    1/5

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  • BonerFruit

    Kind of anticlimactic.
    Dissapointed, but hey, I’ll get over it.

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  • http://longnightshome.blogspot.com/ The Monday Hater

    Man, I love Europe.

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  • Aguythathatesrap

    WHAT THE FUCK? THIS STORY’S ENDING MADE NO SENSE! SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME!

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  • http://creepypasta.com Somone is here now

    I think the ending was incomplete but then…
    WHO WAS MANWOMAN

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  • Anonymous

    Shit sucks.
    2/5

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  • Devon

    @Snowden – I haven’t seen that show in YEARS! It was a great show.

    I do have to agree with everyone else though. It wasn’t that great. 3/5.

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  • TLB

    @3: You win an internet.

    The story, on the other hand, had a decent concept but was too choppy and not descriptive enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Well, my point has already been said countless times, but Snowden still gets a million cyber cookies from me.

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  • WillyNelson

    THEN WHO WAS FOOTSTEPS?!

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  • fkslk

    Choppy. Very unsatisfactory ending.

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  • Sewer King

    all i wanted was love :(

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  • manwoman

    I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A RING FOR YOUR WIFE, YOU PRICK

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  • twigs

    doesnt explain ending

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  • pipboy

    He climbed the ladder…
    …Alex hauled ass up the stairs.
    Ladder became stairs in less than a sentence. Bravo.

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  • Unicorns

    I thought it was pretty good.
    Other than the whole thing pipboy pointed out in #14…

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  • FAKEtofu

    I don’t understand it!
    D:

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  • Anonymous

    THEN WHO WAS FRENCH ZOMBIE?!

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  • http://myspace.com/stuffed-animal-murder-scene@hotmail.com Abbey

    Ooh I liked it, It sounded somewhat believable but I don’t really think that would have made him a ‘disturbed’ person..

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  • James Westfall

    A movie cliche that will always get me- footsteps, slow and methodical, until a character calls for help, then RUNS towards the character screaming. Have to agree, though, anti-climactic but otherwise very good.

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