Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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Somewhere in New York City there is an old homeless man missing both his legs from the knees down, whose spot along the streets is the corner of Lexington and East 21st, near Granmercy Park. Approach him after nightfall, give him some change (NO pennies, NO dimes) and ask him, “What did you see on the other side?” He will then tell you all about his travels to other realms and times, where he lost his legs, how he lost his money.

It is up to you whether to believe him or not, but as you listen you’ll find yourself being drawn in with every story. You must stay alert, or the old man will notice your inattentiveness, and with a scowl he will stop imparting his wisdom; he will chase you as fast as he can, tottering on his stubs. The other reason why you must stay alert is to check the time. Before midnight you must interrupt him (do NOT let him finish whatever story he’s telling you at the moment) and say “I’ve heard enough, old man. Good day and good luck”, then walk away.

Make at least two left-hand turns around the block before going about your business. You must do this, because anyone who has stayed to listen past midnight is never seen again, at least not in this particular plane of existence.

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  • Xatherian

    There’s just something about being chased by a homeless man on stumps that makes me giggle.

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    • Brian

      Same i was taking the story very seriously then that part came up and all i could imagine was eddy murphy from trading places and i couldent stop laughing :P

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    • Anonymous

      Hahahaha ohmygosh.

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    • DerpSphereGaming

      I imagine an old bearded guy in a jacket with a hat kinda like Bills from L4D, with a really southern accent screaming ‘I’MMA GONNA GET’CHA! IIIII’M GONNA GET’CHA!’ xD

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  • Dr.Creepy

    A hobo with out legs who will chase you…I would like to see that

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    Rating: +17 (from 19 votes)
  • Aye

    oh noez, the old man is going to waddle on me ahhh.

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    Rating: +10 (from 10 votes)
  • shortys roc my sox

    good luck and good day to u sir it is almost midnight and i must leave be for u start to chase me:)

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    Rating: +4 (from 6 votes)
  • The Joker

    Uh-oh! Look at me run up these stairs old man! Game. Set. Match!

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  • Ranse Truman

    BUT WHO WAS STUMPS?

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  • Fund

    I didn’t know Edward R. Murrow was still alive.

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  • DJLoONa

    lol at every comment above me! =D

    but seriously is him chasing me on his stumps the only consequence?…pfffft!

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

    I gotta agree with everyone else; the thought of a legless old man chasing me around New York City on his stumps ruined the “scary” for me.

    Interesting story, though.

    And I lol’d at The Joker’s comment.

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  • duh

    I, however, understand the human fear of being in the presence of a malformed.
    While he chased you, you would feel the horror of wondering how many people he had to chase to get that fast, and how many he caught.

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  • MooMoon

    …….BACON ICE CREAM !!!

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  • LULZ

    WHO WAS LEGZ?!

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  • Lynzi

    Lame.

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  • Anonymous

    “You must do this, because anyone who has stayed to listen past midnight is never seen again, at least not in this particular plane of existence.”

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  • asdf

    Lt. Dan?

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  • heidi

    @asdf — LMFAO

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  • Scholar

    Awesome I got chills, some homeless people you talk to really have had interesting lives.

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    Rating: +1 (from 3 votes)
  • Ola

    I really should try this….
    But how do we know which legless, homeless man is the right one?

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  • Bang bang

    How many legless homeless men are there?
    D:

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  • Purple Ribbon

    . . . and when he catches you?

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  • http://j33zysf.weebly.com LAWL

    wait, so let me get this right…i’ve not only go to get from tennessee, to new york, but find Lt. Dan and GIVE HIM FREE MONEY, only to hear some lies, and end up being chased around for four hours? sound’s like an excellent first night in New York. maybe i can get robbed and shot as well. who want’s to come with??

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    • Jane the Killer

      Seriously I’m in TN on business looking for Jeff!

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  • Anonymous

    what exactly is the point of doing this aside from the chance to hear ramblings from an old man?

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  • Alexandar

    That would be super awkward if your path was as follows:
    _________
    l l
    l l
    y x

    x being the place where you hear the story and y being where you end up after the two left hand turns because he would totally see you down the block and you would see him and he would wonder why you cut him off…

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  • Alexandar

    There were more spaces in that post when it was being made than when it was posted. Sorry it looks so non-sequitor now…

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  • Muckrake

    Lmao @Alex’s idea. I liked the story, I don’t think some people get that the scary thing is getting sent to another dimension rather than getting chased by a legless hobo.

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