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Get on any passenger bus that travels a long distance; Greyhound is usually a good pick. Anything that’s on the road for longer than 24 hours. Get a window seat facing west, then stare at the sun, waiting until sunset. Just before the sun touches the horizon, close your eyes. Hard. Do not turn away, don’t look at anything else. Cover your ears if you have to. After a while, you’ll notice that the bus has stopped moving. That’s the signal that you can open your eyes. When you do, you’ll see a gas station, illuminated only by a few flickering flourescent lights. There will be no sun, no moon, no stars in the sky. The convenience store will have its windows boarded up, but the sign will say ‘Open.’ If you feel you can’t go through with it, get back on the bus, return to your seat, and fall asleep. You’ll wake up at sunrise the next day, well on your way to wherever the bus was going. If you enter the store, the door will slam shut behind you. You will spend an unknown amount of time there, living out your worst nightmares made real. If you survive the ordeal without going mad, you will awake back on the bus, as it reaches its destination. Nothing will ever scare you again. Some say that after this ordeal, anything else simply pales in comparison. Others say that all that room contains, is all the fear you will ever feel in your entire life, and exposing yourself to it all at once keeps you from feeling any more. This, however, can only be done once. There are some exceptions to the ability, as well…

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  • Ahmea

    From personal experience?

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  • Chaz in a Box

    Wait, wouldn’t you be blind by then?
    Sexy.

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    • Anonymous

      Oooooooooooooo

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  • Foolish

    What kind of exceptions?

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  • Dead.

    Scary stuff…. im taking a bus tomorrow ill try this :]

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  • Anonymous

    There’s something similar to that on the internet: the Pain Series.

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  • Henry The Cat

    That’s doesn’t seem very good. Fear is something early man used to avoid confrontation with predators and enemies. Without fear someone could go walking through the woods at night and be killed by a cougar.

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    • Javy

      Yea but now you can do things without being hesitant.

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    • Anonymous

      That may be so but we still have common sense which in a sense is an answer to the sum of all fears(also I’m sure there is a difference between fear and danger) sorry I don’t want to sound like an ass but that’s just how I feel

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      • William

        Actually, you’re both right. While yes, without fear, you could conceivably do whatever your heart desires. But, fear is also what has kept the Human race alive. Fear is what takes over when you look down at the ground from a tall structure, telling you that it’s not a good idea to jump. With fear gone, you jump.

        (Hey maybe I should write a Creepypasta on this!)

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  • DJLoONa

    i live in jamaica…i’m not getting on n e bus to go and do n e thing at n e random store!

    that is all

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  • Silent

    Er.. do buses have designated West facing windows?
    Unless youre heading North/South without deviation, this would be impossible.

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    • #¥ͺГ]¿>

      =I’ll take you next=

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  • Anon

    I did this a few days ago on a trip from california to new york. I tried to remember how the story went hoping I would get it right. I opened my eyes and saw the store. I was alone on the bus and staring at it. I got out and walked up to the door. I went to hold the handle but let go after just barely grasping it. I got on the bus again. I will forever live in regret

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  • Anonymousity x 2

    WHAT THE HELL?!

    Did you do that to spook us?
    If it was false, phew.
    If it’s true, OH SH-

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  • http://www.hack.cl GraveOne

    the bus dosent need to travel more than 24 hours… I did it at night… everyone dissapeard… i saw the store and thought mmm dinner… but then something weird happened i could not open the door… it would not budge… i got incredably scared and for some weird reason started to think of my wife and child… i hurried back on the bus and strangely fell asleep… and till know its weird when i get on a bus my iPod will play certain song even if its on shuffle… and its got more tha 2k of songs… its sofia by cruxshadows….. kind of weird…

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  • Mador Maero

    Like hell I’d do it!
    Meeting the Exorcist girl wouldn’t be too good on the mind. e.e

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  • nick

    what if your worst nightmares were to never have fear. then you would have the fear shown to you in the gas station. and if your reward was to never have fear. you would have fear, because your worst fear has come true. paradox ftw.

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    • E

      FEARCEPTION. Sorry counldn’t resist. :)

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  • YAY

    if no one’s on the bus what happened to the busdriver?! :O

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    • Ectologist

      MAJYCK

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  • NN

    @YAY

    THEN WHO WAS BUSDRIVER?

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    • who

      Death possibly

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  • http://www.vampirefreaks.com/ParasiteTia ParasiteTia

    Sounds fun, gotta try it next time i go on some big trip on a bus.
    Sweet!

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  • Anonymous

    A courageous man shows no fear. Only a fool feels none.

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  • Chris Fiera(pen name)

    If i ever take a long bus ride i’ll try this

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com SilentDefiance

    If I did this (which I hope I’ll have the chance to do at some point), I am expecting that store to be full to the brim with clowns. Terrifying, psycho clowns. GOODBYE, COULROPBOBIA!:]

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  • Lexy

    That sounds like an awful lot of work just to not be scared of anything after that.

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  • Mental_Patient

    Wouldn’t go through with it.

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  • atlanteanfish

    I’d drown if I did this… Screw you, hydrophobia…

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  • sha

    so my worst nightmare is not being able to make poopytime.sour saying i wont be able to poop for an unreasonable amount oftime

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  • dongasourusrex

    hahaha shitzel

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  • Chance

    No thanks I’ll stick with aracnaphobia

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