Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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A Japanese girl traveled to Taiwan on holiday. She decided to stay in a cheap hotel to save money. When she got to her room and began to unpack, she realized that the hotel receptionist had given her room 66 on the 6th floor. A chill went down her spine because in a sense, it was Room 666.

While unpacking her things, she heard someone knocking the door to her room. She opened the door but there was nobody there. She poked her head out and looked around, but she did not see anyone in the corridor. The girl figured it was just her imagination, so she shut the door and resumed unpacking.

Suddenly, there was another knock on the door. This time, when she opened the door, there was a woman standing outside wearing a red bathrobe. The strange woman was crying and shaking. She told the girl that she had accidentally locked herself out of her room. The strange woman also said that she was having problems with her husband and she was really depressed and suicidal.

The girl felt sorry for the strange woman, so she offered to go down to the lobby and get a replacement key for her from the hotel receptionist. However, when the girl took the elevator down to the lobby, it was empty. She did not find anyone at reception.

She rang the bell on the desk and waited. After a few minutes, the receptionist appeared and the girl asked her for a replacement key for the room of the woman in the red robe.

Receptionist: “The woman in the red robe? …What woman in a red robe?”

Girl: “Oh, this strange woman, she came to my room because she got locked out of her own room.”

Receptionist: “What are you talking about? We have only one guest staying on the 6th floor today, and that is you.”

Girl: “That can’t be true! Can you check again?”

Receptionist: “Oh, I know… You may not believe this, but it’s true. There was a horrible tragedy. A few years ago, a woman was staying here. She was in room 66 on the 6th floor – the very room that you are staying in today. She and her husband split up and she wanted to commit suicide. But, in her anger and  madness, she decided that she wanted everyone in the hotel to die with her. So she put on a white robe and, carrying a shotgun, she went from floor to floor shooting people. There was so much blood everywhere, it was truly horrible. As she continued her killings, eventually there was so much blood that her white robe was stained red. Ever since that day, guests who stay on the 6th floor say they see her from time to time.”

The girl was speechless.

The receptionist smiled as she walked out from behind the desk and pointed to a red stain on her own stomach.

Receptionist: “Look… see? This is where she shot me!”

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  • AssHat

    Nice end!

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  • GeneralChaos

    Not bad – but the number 666 doesn’t really have as much significance in Japanese culture as it does in the West.

    The number 4 is considered unlucky – perhaps it would feel more accurate if the numbers were "44 on the 4th floor" instead.

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    • Shogunfish

      Technically 42 is the unluckiest in Japan. 4 is shi, 2 is ni. Shini means death. However the 666 is actually unnecessary anyway soo… Yeah.

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  • @GeneralChaos
    The Japanese culture may find the number 4 unlucky rather than 6 but a Japanese person could be Christian which would put 6 back into an unlucky perspective.

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  • kk226

    Seems like a M. Night Shamalama twist

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    • Anonymous

      I upvoted for Shmalama

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  • AssHat

    Crap. I reread and realized the receptionist is a victim, not the actual red robed lady. I take back my previous comment.

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  • MAHDICK

    The day of all the blood: the beginning

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  • Scary Story Lover

    I think this would be a good story to tell all of my friends at school during lunch time. It isn’t too long, and it has a very good ending.

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  • Andi

    It was an okay story. Kind of cheesy. I mean, 666, woman in red, mass murder, and the receptionist was a victim? Come on.

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  • C.K

    Good premise for a story, but absolutely no build-up or suspense. It’s still enjoyable though!

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  • Caitlyn

    That was so good! It really creeped me out! Great job!

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  • Mog

    Sorry but the 666 bothered me the whole time, little facts like that are easily googled and your story would of felt better without it. And who says ‘I locked myself out of my room and I’m depressed and suicidal right now.’?

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  • J

    I have to agree with Mog. When the protagonist said the woman told her that, I was annoyed. Nobody blurts things out like that in scary stories OR real life. Also, it’s great that the white robe became red (which was very stiffly and helpfully told to us by the receptionist/victim/ghost/whatever), but even an idiot could tell the difference between a robe that was once white and is now stained with blood and a robe that is actually red. The blood, dried or not, should be obvious to the protagonist. It also bugged me that there was no REAL person other than the protagonist in the story. Who actually checked her in? Was someone ignoring the bell? Was she herself a victim and this was her denial stage? I just couldn’t get behind it, sorry. Try again.

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  • Cuckoo-in-Nirvana

    Why is the dialogue between the girl and the receptionist written in script form?

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  • hydrangea

    *I know I’m going to get flamed for this*
    The plot; nothing special. The story; poorly executed. This falls short of a horror story so much with its typical ending and cliche set-up. White robe drenched in blood? 666? The change in format of a narrative to script? Depressed and suicidal? The receptionist giving the whole story/answers right off the bat?

    Please.

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  • Shadenfreude

    The whole 666 thing earned an eye roll, but other then that I liked it.
    Might have seconds :)

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  • masky & hoody

    This ghost will regret taking our kills we were going to kill them Wednesday in june

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  • Anonymous

    This scared the shi* out of me

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