Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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I was through hiking the Appalachian Trail last year, when I got lost and found myself off the trail, in a strange, dark hollow with heavy moss and one running stream. It was getting dark, and starting to rain. I found a cave just above the creekbed, and there were no bear-tracks, so I went in for shelter. 

Sometime in the night, a bear DID come, right into the cave, and I had no way out! Keeping my head, I crawled deeper into the cave and found a passage too small for the bear to fit. It led to a long crawlway ending in a little alcove.

I had no light, and was terrified. But the sound of the bear in the bigger room faded away. This new room was cozy, with what felt like mounds of soft moss and crackly leaves all over the floor. A breeze blew through, and the leaves, though I couldn’t see them, seemed to move all over, they tickled me all night long, making it hard to sleep.

The next morning I crept back out to see if the bear was gone – he was. So I exited back into the hollow. I had a terrible rash all over my body from the itchy bedding I had slept on, and couldn’t stop scratching as I gathered my stuff and went down the creek looking for a road and some directions back to the trail.

I found another trail along the creek, and in a few hours, it ended at a dirt road. There I rested, trying to decide which way to walk for help. My skin was bleeding in spots now, and pustules were forming at the itchiest places. I thought I might need some cream or something.

A Game Warden jeep came around the bend, and when the Warden saw me sitting at the trailhead, he stopped.

“You planning on going up there?” he asked, gesturing up the trail I had come down.

“No, actually-” I began, but the itching on my skin made me stop short to scratch.

“Well, if you are, just stay the hell clear of Spider-Nest Cave.”


Credited to BlackEyedClown.

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  • Zomby.

    Ouch. D:

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  • Anonymous

    Ah shoot, the biggest giveaway was the “rustling leaves that tickled all night”.

    Oh and finally a creepypasta that’s not supernatural. And doesn’t involve a creepy person.

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  • Cadeus

    That was funny. The writing seemed quickly written though.

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  • RedKamo

    Kind of silly to name a cavern “Spider-Nest Cave.”

    Other than that, it was good. Also, ew.

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    • Jhe

      Not unless that’s a particular aspect of it.
      A “special”kind of nest?

      MAN EATING SPIDERS, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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  • Ihdreniel

    Ouch. And I found a spider in my room just before reading this, too.

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  • Dru

    O_O

    DO NOT WANT! *flails in arachnophobia horror*

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  • Allie

    Lol, ew xD I liked it though :D <3

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  • SINISTAR

    @RedKamo

    Why is that silly. It would keep people out of it, like “Ah shit, can’t be going there, fucking spiders.”

    But yeah, was funny.

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  • Mreee

    If you were crawling all over spiders wouldn’t you feel the squishing and gooeyness?
    Also, this isn’t really creepy. I would expect to see [a shortened version of] this on fmylife.com. x3

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  • Unicorns

    ASFDAERHEH RYJTKWAQEWWR.
    Is all I have to say to that

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  • Mreee

    ALSO, wouldn’t the game warden have noticed his horrible patches and bleeding?

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  • Shuleeps

    Poorly written, not creepy, just ironic/morals blah bhla bahl

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  • Dirjel

    Yeah, what Mreee said.

    Blind warden is blind >.<

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  • Mreee

    Lol what’s the moral in this story?
    “Don’t go into a dark space without knowing what’s in there. Allow yourself to be mauled by a bear instead!”

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    • darthknight

      Since when there are morals in creepypastas?

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  • Xzibit

    Sup, Dawg. We put a Spider-Nest in your cave so that you can get bitten by spiders while you hide from a bear.

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  • Shan.

    That actually sounds pretty painful.

    And how can someone think spider bites feel like tickling leaves?

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  • Kate

    hjhfdjkhefhjhdgsuidvguoebfnklbvsjdk i fucking hate spiders. so. fucking. much.

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  • Mandatory

    BUT WHO WAS BEAR?

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    • Bear

      I am

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  • Abbey

    mmk watevz..

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  • Cthulhu

    That Xzibit comment was supreme win.

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  • Marie

    Gahhh. I hate spiders. -twitch-

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  • Larry

    This story sounds like it should end with FML

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  • pie

    BUT WHO WAS XZIBIT?

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  • Anonymous

    the arachnophobe in my loves this pasta.

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  • http://www.mybloghasadd.blogspot.com Addish

    Gods I hate spiders. And that was pretty neat to have a creepy pasta with no paranormal element to it.

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