Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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In a dilapidated office building somewhere in Connecticut is one of the few elevators in the Western world that has a button labeled ’13’ amongst its choices of floors. If you enter after midnight, crawling through the loosely boarded up window on the South side of the building, you will find the elevator doors standing open, with soft florescent lighting and muzak spilling from it, even though nothing else in the whole of the building seems to have power.

You can, if you choose, pick through the debris of raucous teenaged parties and office meetings past. The path seems to be mostly cleared through the broken, dirty, stained and vintage office furniture and burned out joints, cigarettes and crushed beer cans, all the way to the light in the door.

All of the buttons work in the elevator, and will take you to its designated floor–despite the creaking of the cables–though there seems to be a layer of grime on their plastic covers. All but the button labeled ’13’, which seems to glow brightly.

No one’s quite sure if that one goes to the thirteenth floor. But there’s a story about a group of high school teenagers who had a party after their prom there, in the early nineties. A dare was made, and four of them piled into the rickety elevator, taking it to the thirteenth floor. When they came back down again, they were pale and shaking, but all of them swore they’d seen nothing more than a normal office floor, covered in dust and shadows. Two of them died in an accident on the car ride home that night. Another, three weeks later, took a bottle of pills from the medicine cabinet, climbed into a hot bath, slit her wrists and dropped her hair dryer into the water with her. The fourth disappeared from the face of the planet two months later. None of them said anything of what they’d seen on the thirteenth level of the building, and when asked, would only ascertain (loudly, if necessary) that nothing had happened.

But you can, if you so choose, crawl in through the window and see for yourself.


Credited to Flea.

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  • Wudu

    The mystery of what happened to the supposed 13th floor is what makes this pasta creepy…

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    Rating: +19 (from 21 votes)
  • Wudu

    ^
    Hey! It says #1 in comment entry! Whoo! I mean BOO!!!

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    Rating: +3 (from 7 votes)
  • Wudu

    “Another, three weeks later, took a bottle of pills from the medicine cabinet, climbed into a hot bath, slit her wrists and dropped her hair dryer into the water with her.”

    Is that really necessary though? I mean, she could have done only one of those things and died anyway.

    Otherwise, somewhat yummy pasta :)

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    • Raven

      Well,considering I’ve tried to overdose with 72 aspirins and i’m still here…that does seem a bit necessary,and it’s very unlikely for someone to successfully commit suicide by slitting their wrists, alot of people think it’s gonna work but usually you don’t bleed out fast enough and if her body is already shutting down and she really wants to die… the hairdryer works well then.

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      • Ravyn

        Try something else besides an Aspirin…

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        • Katie Mitchell

          What an emo kid lol

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          Rating: -6 (from 12 votes)
        • The Killer Known As Jeff

          You’re next on my list, asshole.

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          Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
        • Anonymous

          Honestly… Are you suggesting that they should try harder to kill their self? You disgust me.

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          Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
      • Maggie

        I hope you’re doing better, and I’m glad you’re ok.

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        Rating: +2 (from 2 votes)
  • Nathara

    ^ Talk about overkill …

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    Rating: +13 (from 15 votes)
  • 13th Floor

    Damn kids wouldn’t stay off my lawn…

    This pasta was okay, but I’ve seen alot of if you choose this and do that, you’ll find x blah blah blah, etc. I still enjoyed it though.

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  • Anon

    Delicious pasta, I liked it.
    But the hair dryer/pills/slashed wrists was… Overkill.

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    Rating: +8 (from 8 votes)
  • Darth Skeletor

    Wudu & Nathara – the point is whatever she saw was so terrifying she wanted to eliminate any possible chance of still living.

    And because it wouldn’t be creepy pasta otherwise:

    THEN WHO WAS ELEVATOR?

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    • (=^.^=)

      You’re an idiot…

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      Rating: -1 (from 9 votes)
  • Pastamuncher

    I know what they saw,they saw their own parents having sex,trust me,id do the same as the third chick,

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    Rating: +8 (from 12 votes)
  • Bacon

    God… it seems like the broken down dormitory at the University of Bridgeport. That school has this one huge ass building… makes me wish I would’ve broken into it.

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    Rating: +1 (from 1 vote)
  • lolol

    I went there and saw Candlejack. He kept telling me to say his name but I refu

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    Rating: +16 (from 18 votes)
  • Tonights

    BUT WHO WAS FLOOR

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  • Cthulhu

    Nice story. My theory is that the person who committed suicide used all of those methods to make CERTAIN that she died. Whatever she saw or experienced must have been some pretty bad stuff!

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  • Candlejack

    The last one thought it’d be better if I took her than you, 13th Floor. Looks like I win again.

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  • FCF

    OMG>< at first I read the last line wrong and i got scared for a sec. i thought it said ¨crawl in through the window and see YOURSELF.¨eek! then… i was like ¨…o no, wait….aw ¬¬¨

    Besides, i know what happens in the 13th floor…ME! lol (no seriously though, i live in the 13th floor. i have to press 13 every single day) i wouldnt get in the elevator if there was no power in the building though. that in real life WOULD be creepy.

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  • shortys roc my sox

    @ 13th floor lol

    this was good pasta but i agree with comment 5 there to much of the whole do this and die or don’t leave something unnlokced on the 31

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  • TMM

    Nice one. makes me think they were being followed, with all the loud denial and such.

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  • Flea

    Wudu, that she was so desperate to end her life is the whole point. Overkill (if you excuse the pun) was her whole point.

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    Rating: +5 (from 5 votes)
  • Lemmuel

    Weirdest pasta ever and more of all, it didn’t make sense.

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    Rating: +1 (from 7 votes)
  • Ma Cherie

    I find most “Rites and Rituals” pastas to be rather silly.

    However, I enjoyed this one. Once again, great job, Miss Flea :3

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • Rahhh!

    “Damn kids wouldn’t stay off my lawn…”
    aha that’s funny.
    This was okay :]

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    Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
  • Pew Pew Laser Gun

    BUT WHO WAS MYSTERIOUS THING ON 13TH FLOOR?

    Seriously, not even the slightest clue. So anti-climatic. =(

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    Rating: +4 (from 8 votes)
  • ME

    im so excited i sent in a story i hope its good enough :D :D :D

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  • Questioner

    Very clean and concise. Not at all overkill, in my opinion. I liked it, Flea

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  • Eh?

    What’s the point of the last sentence??

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    • The Killer Known As Jeff

      You’re not curious about the 13th floor?

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  • goodchild

    i dont like this one. it was wayyyyy too short and simple. we’ve had much better

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    • http://none.com Person

      you have a point

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