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Creepypasta

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I was raised in Southern Arizona but as a young teen I ran away from home and found my way even deeper south, toward Mexico. Young and with no money I found myself living on the streets and prostituting my body for food. Eventually I started using any drug available, my favorite being heroine. For a few years I had gotten used to the lifestyle and even made a few friends.

One of my friends, Alejandro, was probably the only person I had met while on the streets who wouldn’t take advantage of me. He seemed like he was raised in one of those God fearing families. His morals, though limited, were there between hits of whatever drugs we got our hands on that day. We soon became best friends.

When the two of us ran out of money for food and drugs we liked to spend our time under the shelter of the church at a little mission out in the desert. On summer nights instead of going inside we sat against the wall and watched the orange sunset fall behind the mountains. It was one of those evenings that we met the Man Dressed in Black.

He approached us quietly and actually had startled me a bit we he turned around the corner of the mission wall. As he reached us I noticed how strangely the man walked. It was quite a limp but it was a normal walk either, to this day I couldn’t explain it except that maybe he wasn’t quite human…

Anyway, I had donned him the name “Man Dressed in Black” because of his clothing. Despite the walk, the man looked like a rich man. His jet black hair was slick back nicely. He wore a dark black suit and tie. His eyes that looked Alejandro and me over were even black. Black as is it gets on a moonless night.

As soon as he reached us a chill went down my spine. I knew this man was up to no good and when I looked at Alejandro I could tell he did too. In fact, Alejandro had a look of fear on his face. I was confused. The Man Dressed in Black wasn’t that scary.

“You’re hungry,” the man said before even saying any sort of greeting. In his hands was money which he handed to me.

Quickly I reached for it and stuffed the bills into my pockets. Alejandro, though, didn’t reach for anything. He kept his eyes on the man’s legs. “Don’t take anything,” Alejandro whispered to me in a warning tone. I ignored him and continued to grab money even though I could feel a strange chill going down my spine once again.

“Don’t take his money!” Alejandro said once again but louder. I turned to him angry that he was embarrassing such a generous man. “Shut up!” I told him and when I turned back to the man, he was gone.

I got up to see where he had gone but when I looked around the wall there was nothing except strange, inhuman, footprints in the dirt and that was when I could feel true fear creep over me. “Didn’t you see his feet?” Alejandro asked me as we left the mission. “Of course you didn’t. You were too busy looking at his hands, what he had for you in his hands. You didn’t even try to look at his feet. That man was the Devil!”

I didn’t answer him, still shaken up from my experience with the Man Dressed in Black. I just stood there looking at the man’s footprints. And sure enough, they looked like something that had a chicken foot and a hoof had been there.

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  • Anonymous

    Cool. Ok, so the devil offers you free money under a disguise. You don’t immediately see it and take the money, and there’s no real consequences to it. Horrifying.

    Also, isn’t there another called the Man in Black or something that’s already up somewhere?

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    • Morgaine

      Stephen King wrote a short story called ‘The Man in Black’. That might be where you heard the name before. It’s what I thought of when I read the title.

      Anonymous:
      Cool. Ok, so the devil offers you free money under a disguise. You don’t immediately see it and take the money, and there’s no real consequences to it. Horrifying.

      Also, isn’t there another called the Man in Black or something that’s already up somewhere?

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  • http://4chan.org Anon

    the devil goes around handing out free money? Awesome! hook me up!

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  • Ditzen

    The Smiling Man in Black?

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    • Pika

      Yeah, that one. A monster eats a girl’s grandma. I mean, pika pika pikachu.

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    DUN DUN DUUUUN!

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    Its the devil. By taking his money, you sold your soul

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    • jeffthfemkiller

      Tru quite tru

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    If you took money from him, what do you think he would take in return?

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  • Darkest

    When do people give you money?

    When you sell them something.

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  • Axonar

    I’ll bet you that was a timeshare salesman.

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  • Synful

    he’s got a hoof AND a chicken foot? that explains the limp i guess o_0 not very scary :( coulda gone farther and been better! like what happened AFTER the money was taken?

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    • RedBloodedRedneck

      I swear my favorite comments always have a negative rating.. eh. I put you back to 0 at least!

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  • Axonar

    Timeshare salesman. That’s what it was.
    Would’a been nice to know what happened afterwards…

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    • CandleJack

      He probably didn’t make the payments for his meth lab timeshare in Arizona.

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  • Anonymous

    in mexico the devil has a chicken foot and a hoof so that’s how you know it was the devil…i guess that’s scary to people who are scared of the devil

    is this a true story?

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    • http://SonicShadowFan13.deviantart.com Smile

      "is this a true story?"

      …You’re fucking kidding, right? :|

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  • Foolish

    Moar of a story with a moral than anything. I suppose it’s pointing out that, if you’re not careful, you’ll end up blindly and unknowingly falling prey to Satan. Only the God-fearing can detect this, and therefore prevent themselves from indulging in sin.

    It doesn’t help, though, that the hero of the day does drugs with a prostitute.

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  • ScoolyardHero

    it scary cause by taking the money she sold her soul

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  • Uncle Anon

    CHUPRA-CHUPRA-CHUPACABRA

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  • Vince

    That reminds me of the time I said I would sell my soul for a pack of gum, and then I found a brand new pack lying on a sofa in the basement.

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com WHO WAS PHONE?

    @16
    uh…no.

    i don’t think i even have an account to edit wikipedia. sorry?

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  • Russel Crowe

    I’d punch that stupid prostitute in the uterus.

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  • totally krossed out

    ok man no problem. it was just someone with the same name and I figured it was you (yes, I know its a meme).

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  • xDDDDDDDDD

    When I was a kid, I’ve read in a tabloid that you can tell that someone is a devil when you look at their feet. They should look like a goat’s foot or something like that

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  • Debbie

    Fine, I wasn’t scared or something but at least I learned to watch out for a guy with strange feet…you never know what such a lesson is good for :->

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  • wat

    I missed the part where the narrator was a female.

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  • m

    It was Johnny Cash!

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  • No One

    It was the Chupacabra.

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  • Flea

    22 – YES. AWESOME. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT.

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  • http://www.goatse.cx WHOSISPHONE

    That kinda sucked expand it more show what happened to the girl otherwise she got free money from a compassionate antichrist

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