Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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Coffins used to be built with holes in them, attached to six feet of copper tubing and a bell. The tubing would allow air for victims buried under the mistaken impression they were dead. Harold, the Oakdale gravedigger, upon hearing a bell, went to go see if it was children pretending to be spirits. Sometimes it was also the wind. This time it wasn’t either. A voice from below begged, pleaded to be unburied.

“You Sarah O’Bannon?” Yes! the voice assured.
“You were born on September 17, 1827?”
“Yes!”
“The gravestone here says you died on February 19?”
“No I’m alive, it was a mistake! Dig me up, set me free!”

“Sorry about this, ma’am,” Harold said, stepping on the bell to silence it and plugging up the copper tube with dirt. “But this is August. Whatever you is down there, you ain’t alive no more, and you ain’t comin’ up.”

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  • Anonymous

    She could’ve been in a coma all that time… But it’s said that the only spirits that need to ask for permission to join you are evil spirits, too…

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    • Endoplasmic Reticulum

      A coma without food? That’s a bit impossible.

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    • Furnonymous

      Dude/Chick, In a coma for 100 years???

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      • RICH

        He said it’s august, so presumably it meant 7 months later. Still impossible to be in a coma that long without food/water.

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      • Anonymous

        It was from February to August not a 100 years

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  • Anonymous

    Even people in comas need to eat. Today we use feeding tubes. That bitch dead.

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    • Purple Frog

      She could’ve survived on insects and prevailing moisture, right? xP I’m not so good with science. Maybe she just noticed the string for the bell after 7 months. Derp.

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      • pajmaat

        idiot

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  • Burt Reynolds

    That tricky fucking whore. Not on Harold’s watch, bitch.

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    • AnonPasta

      This fucking comment made my day!

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    • Anonymous

      Oh fuck I lol’d, hard.

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    • Anonymous

      I can only imagine Burt Reynolds saying this in his voice which only makes it more hilarious

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    • PastaSauce

      damn it i wish i could thumbs up this more than once! +10

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    • Chase

      Haaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha that was my laugh for the day xD

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    • Jessica

      I am literally LOLing after reading this comment!!

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    • Anonymous

      Fucking yes!

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    • Grievousmacadam

      Ermahgerhd! You sir, made my fucking day!

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    • Ex

      epic.

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  • anon

    Poor zombie ;_;

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    • ati

      yea i know, and what about it’s bike?

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  • Anon

    These ones make me laugh really, really hard.

    I have no idea why.

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    • Anon

      because it was clearly supposed to be funny.

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  • Just a Girl

    Holy shit, a smart guy in a scary story.
    It’s a sign of the end.

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    Rating: +228 (from 232 votes)
  • Daniel O’Briant

    How could he tell if she was a spirit/zombie if she was BORN september 17, 1827 and died febuary.it makes perfect sence. she was born and they thought she died, so how is he smart? that means he’s murderer.

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    • Anonymous

      If it was August then she would have been buried for 6 and a half months she would’ve been dead now

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    • Anonymous

      It says when she was born and when she died on her gravestone….

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      • Anonymous

        it says she died on February 19th, and its august now. so she would’ve been buried for 6 and a half months…

        She’s dead…

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  • Aphia

    @Daniel O’Briant:

    He asked if she was born Sept. 17, 1827 to confirm that it was the one they had placed in the ground (The parents would know their daughter/husband would know his wife).

    He cites the date she was buried because it’s been half a year since she was buried. She’s obviously died in that time if she were buried alive.

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  • Daniel O’Briant

    @Aphia

    okay, then it was a simple misunderstanding. still a good short short story.

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  • Dammerung

    I can’t believe I didn’t get this one for two months.

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  • Mishramir

    Hey…hey…/win.

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  • Anonymous

    FUCK YEAH! Harold taught that bitch a lesson.

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  • Dee

    i still dont get it…

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    • Jane_The_Killer

      It was over half a year since the girl died so she wouldv’e had to die or be some undead creature……. duh

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  • leigh.

    YOU GO HAROLD.
    come on she was under there for like more than a year.

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    • Maggie

      Four candy canes for you, Harold! You go, Harold!

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  • Royal-Sovereign

    The way Harold tells the bitch to die brings a smile to my face.

    Ah, quainte old words!

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  • emogirl

    HAROLD ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Having people in these stories not be so stupid is really refreshing.

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  • Anonymous

    What a badass.

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  • Harold

    I sure taught that bitch, amirite guys?

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    • Swirly Head Man

      Shut up Harold. I ain’t forgotten about when you did that to me four years ago. You’re lucky I got out the way I did.

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      • Orson

        Must read pasta!

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  • Ash

    hoo-rah
    *gives harold a cookie* :3

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  • Sarah O’Bannon

    harold you lunatic let me out of here!

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    • Harold

      Now, I was buried alive 1867. I still cry wishing someone would save me…. Please…. It’s cold…

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  • Harold

    No means no, ma’am.

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  • /b/

    all the internetz are belong to Harold

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  • some guy

    Harold…
    Did you ever know that your my Hero? And everything i would like to be? i can fly higher than an eagle. ‘Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

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  • Chris

    Sounds like Harold knows how to lay down the law.

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  • BonerFruit

    Hey Harold, would you mind if I had your babies?
    You don’t have a choice in the matter anyways.
    Kudos for screwing the bitch over.

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