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In November 1930, Joe Labelle, a Canadian fur trapper, snowshoed into a thriving Eskimo fishing village situated on the shores of Lake Anjikuni in Canada. Labelle was greeted with an eerie silence. He thought this was very strange because the fishing village was a noisy settlement with 2,000 Eskimos milling back and forth to their kayaks. But there wasn’t a soul about. Labelle visited each of the Eskimo huts and fish storehouses but none of the villagers was anywhere to be seen. Labelle saw a flickering fire in the distance and approached it gingerly, sensing something evil was afoot on this moonlit night. Upon the fire was a smoldering pot of blackened stew. To make matters more mysterious, Labelle saw that not a single human track had left the settlement.

Labelle knew something bizarre had happened to the 2,000 people, and so he ran non-stop to the nearest telegraph office and sent a message about his findings to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Mounties turned up hours later, and they too were baffled by the mass vanishing act. An enormous search party was sent out to look for the missing villagers, but they were never found, and the search party unearthed some strange findings. All the sleigh dogs that had belonged to the Eskimos were found buried 12 feet under a snowdrift at the perimeter of the camp. All of them had starved to death. The search party also established that all the Eskimos’ provisions and food had been left in their huts, which didn’t make any sense at all. Then came the most chilling surprise of all; the search party discovered that all of the Eskimos’ ancestral graves were empty. Whoever or whatever had taken all the living villagers had also dug up the dead as well, even though the icy ground around the graves was as hard as iron.

Later on that unearthly silent night, the Mounties watched in awe as a strange blue glow lit up the horizon. The eerie radiance was not the northern lights, but seemed steady and artificial. As the Mounties watched, the light pulsated then faded. All the newspapers of the world reported the baffling disappearance of the 2,000 Eskimos, although many believed that a rational explanation would eventually come to light, but the Anjikuni mass disappearance is still unsolved.

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  • Vince

    Is this a true story? If it is, then that’s messed up.

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    • Anonymous

      Yea its true. I have heard about it on this korean tv show

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      • http://www.creepypasta.com Blaze

        But then who was light?!

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    • Anonymous

      Sadly, it actually is. Look it up.

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      • ShapeShafter

        I did look it up and it turns out it is a hoax. It was fabricated by a gentleman named emmet kelleher in 1930,and then republisized in a book byfrank edwards in 1959. Sadly, it is a total fabrication

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  • Sauce supreme

    Not a very good creepy pasta. Not bad but not good.

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  • Maran Doll

    Vince:

    http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/history/anjikuni_e.htm

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  • http://Rathercertainthiswillturnouttobeahost. Royal-Sovereign

    Rather certain this will turn out to be a host.

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  • Royal-Sovereign

    …wow, I meant *hoax.

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  • Vince

    Good to know. I’ve heard of stuff like this happening before, so I wasn’t sure if it was for real or not.

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  • Debbie

    Even if it’s a hoax, it’s still a good read…at least a story that doesn’t give you nightmares :)

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    I assure you all, this is not a hoax.

    Humanity is so willing to believe that it has control over everything, that there is no place beyond the reach of the foolish notion of “civilization.”.

    I tell you, the only difference between the savagery which takes place in places of higher population versus places of lower population is the slightest of subtleties, if that.

    You are not aware of what goes on beyond the veil of the imaginary borders of your non-existant sanctuaries.

    But that is your choice.

    You do not wish to be aware.

    What lies you will tell yourselves in order to grant yourselves a night’s peaceful slumber!

    If you wish to find a hoax, look to your sense of safety.

    That is the greatest hoax of all.

    You are never safe.

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  • Sick of you

    Mr. Welldone needs to get a life and stop trying to freak people out on a creepypasta site.

    annoying troll is annoying.

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  • Shuriken

    I love Mr. Welldone’s comments. He amuses me.

    So is the blue flashing light in the pasta a reference to something, or just there to add to the ambiguity?

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  • one.is.no.number

    I have been a lurker here for quite some time, and I must say, I am not entirely certain as to why some of the other readers find Mr. Welldone so irritating. I quite enjoy his commentary. This pasta, for example, was rather mediocre as pasta goes, and Welldone’s addition, if you will, definitely improved upon it. As it is with many of the other creepy pasta.

    At worst, you ought to simply leave him alone, leave him to those of us who enjoy his insights; this is just entertainment, after all… At best you might occasionally pay attention; in hope that it is not too late to learn what Mr. Welldone already seems to know.

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  • Russel Crowe

    I’d rip the blue aura out of the sky and tear it’s nuts off.

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  • Russel Crowe

    *its

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  • Shay

    Rumination and meditations aside, could I indulge in a little Coast-to-Coast style speculation? Maybe they were
    abducted by aliens for a big experiment. Hence the artificial blue light in the distance (UFO)? Maybe they needed both dead and living human specimens that’s why the graves have been dug up. They would of course have the technology to easily cut through several feet of tundra without disturbing the rest of the grave site.

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    • Dead Presidents

      Testing 1, 2…This is my first time posting a response. Just checking it out.

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  • hurrr

    And when has Mr. Welldone provided evidence of his his so called knoledge? Is someone who seems to think of himself as wise trying to tell us not to think for ourselves and research it? Isnt that one christianity does? I dont know about you, but I like to search for both sides of a topic and decide for myself. Deciding that I dont believe that this copypasta is real doesnt make me any stupider than anybody else who thinks it is real. Just because I dont believe doesnt mean I think Im safe. Try again, Mr.Welldone, you failed hard this time.

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  • Kite

    … Stupider is not strictly a word, and there IS no evidence that Mr. Welldone’s words are true, but that’s what makes him so entertaining to most people here. You oughtn’t take everything he says personally.
    To be honest, all of the anti-Welldone comments are way more annoying than Welldone himself, at least to me.
    I can’t see why you can’t simply ignore him if he annoys you.
    As for demanding proof…
    You might as well demand that someone verifies the existence of Middle-Earth before you read Lord of the Rings. Seriously, proof takes the fun out of most things, especially Creepypasta.

    As for the comparison to “OMG!TEHEVILZCHRISTIANITY!”… I believe it is you who has “failed hard this time”. (For the record, I’m NOT a member of organised religion).

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

    Gotta agree with Kite 100% on this shit.

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  • r

    I am a supporter of Welldone.

    Because that is how I like my meat..
    ..and pasta.

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  • J

    Kite, I think she was make an example of something

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

    You mean you, not she, right?

    At least use a proxy before agreeing with yourself.

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  • deschain

    THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

    Shay, those were my thoughts exactly when I read this story.
    (The story also reminded me of AvP.)

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  • http://he-who-hunts.livejournal.com Ars Mysteriorum

    Oooo. That’s embarrassing.

    Back to the pasta!

    Actually, it’s a bit unknown if this was a hoax or not, as all the sources I researched stated only speculation and hearsay. We really have no idea what the hell happened out there.

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  • Martin Van Buren

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Anjikuni

    The RCMP are liars. They deny it because they can’t explain it! This really did happen, and it wasn’t 30 people or even 2000 people who disappeared. No, it was 6582.

    The number missing has since been rising, and as of 1998 IT WAS OVER 9000.

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  • http://he-who-hunts.livejournal.com Ars Mysteriorum

    @Martin Van Buren

    Yeah, that’s the source I looked at too.

    That’s some right freaky shit.

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  • Fund

    I for one welcome Mr. Welldone. He’s a pretty cool guy. eh articulates well and doesnt afraid of anything. His comments are frequently more intriguing than the story itself.

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    • mike

      That’s like saying my fart frequently smells better than a landfill.

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