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“Daddy, I had a bad dream.” You blink your eyes and pull up on your elbows. Your clock glows red in the darkness—it’s 3:23.

“Do you want to climb into bed and tell me about it?”

“No, Daddy.”

The oddness of the situation wakes you up more fully. You can barely make out your daughter’s pale form in the darkness of your room.

“Why not sweetie?”

“Because in my dream, when I told you about the dream, the thing wearing Mommy’s skin sat up.” For a moment, you feel paralyzed; you can’t take your eyes off of your daughter. The covers behind you begin to shift.

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  • A person

    That is really really creepy

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    • Anonymous

      ”mommys skin” i dont get that part

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      • Anonymous

        Whatever that monster was was wearing her mothers flesh you know the thing that covers your bones

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        • Unkown

          Skin walker. Look it up.

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        • Wayne

          Dude skinwalkers are weird. Scares me everytime. Aren’t they like demons that kill someone then hide in their body?

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        • The Doctor

          It was a slitheen from doctor who.

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        • Anonymous

          Or a dalek like from asylum of the daleks

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        • sam

          what probably sent more chills down my spine is the thought that MAYBE the mother is dead, reason the kid says “mother’s skin” instead of the something like “mommy sat up and killed you” or something like that.

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        • Anonymous

          Or that the Mother already passed away and the daughter has since been told Mommy went to heaven. The daughter now sees something wearing her Mommys skin and there shouldn’t be anything moving next to Daddy.

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        • Wahoo

          To those talking about skin-walkers, they weren’t demons that possessed the bodies of the dead or whatever. As depicted in Native American folklore, a skin-walker was a typically male “sorcerer” essentially who could turn into whatever animal he desired.

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      • Anonymous

        Maby a Slitheen?

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        • Anonymous

          And all scariness is gone.

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        • Anonymous

          Hehehehehehehehehehe

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        • lacy

          yes, that would be it

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        • Anonymous

          All of the sudden odd farting sound that smells like bad breath, then mommy unzips her forehead…

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      • xTheShadowHiddenx

        There was a monster wearing her mother’s flesh.

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      • Rosetnt

        She saying it’s not her mommy.
        (;;)

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        • jeffthfemkiller

          Shes saying th thing wearin her mommy

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        • Ectologist

          Does your name mean Female Jeff or sexist Jeff?

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      • Anonymous

        Well there was something possessing the mother or used her skin as a sort of costume

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      • Anonymous

        Its a slitheen from doctor who.

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      • Killer

        it means that the thing wearing mommys skin had killed her mother and skined her and is put on the skin

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        • slenderman

          um what?

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      • Anonymous

        Basically, the kid saw the future, and already knew the mother wasn’t really her mother. It was someone who copied what she looked like, or was literally wearing her mother’s skin. The father didn’t know this either because he didn’t have the future telling dream thing, and the “thing” looked like his wife.

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      • kimberly

        the creature killed the mother and crept into the fathers bed and the child’s dream came true

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  • Rabidrogue

    Oooh, creepage.

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  • Just a Girl

    Oh shi-

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    • Anonymous

      that is exactly what I said

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    • Anonymous

      At least Candle Jack didn’t have anything t-

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  • Readman

    The most interesting thing about this creepypasta is that this could actually happen in real life and that it’s just as possible that nothing happened to the mother and she’s simply rolling over in bed.

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    • CallMeAdmiral

      Thank you, a terrible story. If this creeps you out you are a disgrace to us fans of terrifyingly delicious pasta.
      #360noscopes11thprestige

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      • Anonymous

        No, I’m fairly sure you completely missed his point. ‘A’ for effort, though.

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    • gus

      exactly this could happen anytime, I have kids and could see if this happened, in the confusion of everything going on I would be terrified for even a second. cuz in reality the mom is probably okay, but it’s 3am and your kid is being creepy as fuck

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      • Missfitstatler

        Oh man I literally laughed out loud when I read “and your kid is being creepy as fuck XD
        That was good.
        My son used to get up at night and stare at me until I woke up. Defiantly creepy. Haha

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  • Dammerung

    …And then she was a zombie.

    I’m sorry. This was the first creepypasta I’ve read, and while scary, it’s not longer as bad.

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    • Anonymous

      If you want a nice long read, try Ben Drowning (a.k.a Majora’s Mask

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      • Anonymus

        That one is creepy!

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      • HahahahaItsMeOmg

        Thats my Favorite story omgg. never touching that game in my life..

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        • ohyuszelda

          Why not its the best game ever?

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  • Anonymous

    It COULD happen to anyone. But why take risks? When the covers next to you begin to shift, take the pillow and suffocate the body.

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    • Anonymous

      And kill your wife when nothing was wrong? Because your young daughter had a nightmare? That will go down well in court.

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      • Rex87

        Still wouldn’t take the chance, ”that bitch had to die” i’d say in court…

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        • She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

          …and end up paying lifetime alimony.

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        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/13859462@N06/ TudorGothicSerpent

          See, the worst part isn’t the trial. The worst part is a few years down the road, when you get a letter in the mail from your dead wife, wanting to meet you at a resort town in Maine.

          That’s when crap gets real.

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  • Martin van Buren

    And my wife wonders why I sleep with an elephant gun every night! I’m just waiting for the thing wearing that bitch’s skin to make one wrong move before I turn the entire bed into a pool of rich, red tomato soup!!

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    • http://christyhodge.blogspot.com Chodge

      Hahaha! I know what you mean.

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      • Jake

        Yeah hilarious

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  • Person

    Brix have just been shat.

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  • Mutt

    You have quite a mind to make these stories.

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  • wut

    he doesn’t write these stories. they’re copypasta from chans and other forums.

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  • Gabby

    I don’t get this one! Ugh, I re-read it and I still don’t get it.

    HALP!

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY

      Basically: Inception
      The girl had a dream that she had a bad dream and she told her dad about it, when she tells him about the dream something that skinned the mom and put on her skin, sits up. When she wakes up she goes to tell her dad she had a nightmare, when he asks her to tell him about it she says no because in the dream when she tells her dad about the dream the thing that skinned the mom sat up, then the mom or the thing wearing the moms skin sits up.

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      • Mhmm

        Dude, you made it WAAAY more confusing.

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        • http://penis penis monster

          The girl had a bad dream about a monster that skinned her mom. She wakes up to tell her dad about it when the monster that was in her dream sits up in bed wearing her mom’s skin.

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        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/13859462@N06/ TudorGothicSerpent

          It’s a pretty accurate summary of the story, if a little terse.

          A girl has a dream where she has a nightmare (this “dream within a dream” doesn’t get any real description, so maybe it just loops). In that dream, she goes to tell her parents about the nightmare, and something wearing her mother’s skin sits up and presumably kills her and her father.

          She’s concerned that the same thing will repeat itself IRL if she tells her father about her actual dream.

          Regardless, the original comment here was made half a decade ago. I really doubt that the author is going to be reading our explanations.

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    • Klamodude

      The girl and the dad die…. THEEE EEEEND

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  • r

    in this story the little girl is afraid of telling her dad her dream, because in her dream she told him what spooked her and apparently had some in-dream premonition about the “thing wearing mommy’s” skin. you know.. the one sleeping right next to him?

    urf.. you best be trollin.

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  • r

    inb4 misplaced quotations.

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  • saxon

    this is the first one i read that actually sent a chill down my back

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  • TheCoreMan

    Anyone noticed that the hour is 3:23 (23 is the main thing here)? Movie (The number 23) effects that get your brains and eat them from the inside… Fucking subliminal messages.

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  • Daddy

    and then i promptly shit on my wife’s back out of fear.

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  • Daddy

    and then i promptly shit on my wife’s back out of fear.

    also, THEN WHO WAS DREAM?

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  • Syrange

    This one is one of the ones that truly gave me chills…Right up there with the angel statue and the lady in the oven.

    One of the first ones I found…

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  • Holmlock_Shears

    This is one of my favorite creepypastas personally. Glad someone archived it.

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  • lolol

    dood this is almost as creepy as Candlejack…shit was I not suppost to say his na

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  • MVO

    LOL post 16 is win.

    Very creepy creepypasta also, if that ever happened to me you’d see me at the door in half a second.

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  • Cyclops

    One of the best.

    @lolol:

    Everyone knows Candlejack isn’t re

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  • DJLoONa

    …rass O_o
    door? more like down the street…then i’d stop for a second and b all…’whoops, i forgot my daughter’..then i’d start running again

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  • FarthestFromSane

    In this story’s situation, the solution to fighting off this thing in mother’s skin is simple:

    Use your daughter as a human-shield

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  • shortys roc my sox

    i’m gonna do that to my dad and i’ll talk really lound so my mom at least turns over to hear me

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    • ben drowned

      lol good idea.

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