Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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This curious item once belonged to the English theatre actor James Fontaine. He was best known for playing the role of Hop-Frog, a jester character from the stage adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same name. It was during one particular performance in 1922 that he lost his life to a freak onstage accident; part of the set fell from above and decapitated him, flinging his head into the horrified audience.

After his death it was believed the prop was cursed because wherever it was kept fires kept breaking out, a strange coincidence as fire also plays a part in the story of Hop-Frog; the jester takes his revenge out on the king and his cabinet by setting them ablaze.

The prop is pictured here with the mysterious crosses which appeared on the walls of the late actor’s home after the death of seven close family members. The house was riddled with damp which seemed to disappear overnight leaving these ghostly markings. Visitors to the house have reported hearing eerie laughter and the sound of tinkling bells coming from the attic were the jester stick was kept locked away in a trunk.

Credit To: Marc Green

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The Haunted Marotte, 5.5 out of 10 based on 179 ratings
  • craaaver

    possibly first!

    but, not disturbed in the slightest. seemed like it all could have at least been played up a bit more.

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  • Mental_Patient

    Eh. This pasta wasn’t very great. It was missing something. So 5.5/10

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  • Anonymous

    Best part was the picture; really gave it a more “realistic” touch.

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  • blah

    i didn’t know edgar allan poe wrote a story like this i thought it was pretty interesting not scary but interesting

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  • New Techno Leader

    the picture of the prop creeps me out way more then the story did

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  • Greta

    That’s what I call a creepy pasta – short, scary and realistic)) 10/10

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  • http://www.kittensclaws.tumblr.com Kittens Claws

    This pasta is covered in cheese! I mean, it looked great, but as I ate, it just got cheesier and cheesier.

    Seriously? The jingling bells and giggling coming from the attic? Yeah. THAT’S something we’ve never heard before.

    Plus 3 for the picture (seriously messed up) and the good beginning.

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  • Meowmix

    Nah, the prop piece isn’t haunted or possessed or whatever. OBVIOUSLY someone in the cast said Macbeth backstage.

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  • hexonxonx

    “… because wherever it was kept, fires kept breaking out…”
    FTFY

    Bland pasta.

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  • Hamy~

    cute~ that’s all i can say, it lacks something. Maybe because it does not go into depth of events and accurances~

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  • http://Anonisdumb Anon is dumb

    Eh the pasta was pretty creepy due to the photo ill give it a 7/10
    … oh yeah Anon is dumb just to let you know…

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  • masky & hoody

    O_o

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  • :S

    I feel like this could have been amazing. But it reads too much like you found a picture of a creepy looking jester’s stick and then tried to fill in a back ground story.

    That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it didn’t work this time.

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  • RG

    ooh that prop is creepy

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  • TheReaderDownUnder

    You’re on the wrong website. You’re looking for SCP Foundation.

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