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Creepypasta

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You visit a pawn shop and buy a puzzle. Most of the pieces look weather worn and faded. When you start to assemble it, the picture it forms grows increasingly familiar. You realize it is the room you are sitting in right now, but in the window, there is an inhuman thing. The shade is drawn, and as you raise it

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  • d

    YES? is the inhuman thing candlejack and that’s why the story just sto

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    • dudemanperson

      NO. DO. NOT. START. THE. CANDLEJACK. THING. AGA

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      • (=^.^=)

        Oh stop it, there is no such thing as candleja

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        • Anonymous

          You wrote candleja, not candlejack. It doesn’t work if it’s incomp

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        • Johnny C.

          Guys, c’mon…Candlejack just wa

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      • Batman

        Everybody knows Candlejack doesn’t exi

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  • ???

    where’s the rest? :0

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  • ¿?

    Complete thy sentence to this delicious creepypasta.

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  • Anonymous

    This is a better drop-off than the The Eisenhower Interstate Phenomena, which I’d have loved to see go on.

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

    question mark people, re-read it until you get it =( you’re making me worried about you!

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  • Anon

    The Eisenhower one DID go on. I’ll see if I can find it I’ll post it there.

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  • joe

    Sorta related but this one time I was on /x/ or something reading copypasta at night when I notice the lighting in the room has changed – I look at the window and I can see a distinct white silhouette that wasn’t there
    I move my head towards it and I notice two gleaming eyes staring at me (it was hard to see at first because it’s dark outside and light inside so the light reflects on the window).
    I literally froze, I was just terrified, never felt horror as real as that.
    Then I realized it’s my neighbors cat.

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  • anon

    THEN WHO WAS PHONE?

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  • Madromossa – The Destroyer of Worlds

    I’ve always liked this one, ever since I read it in some crappy little book back when I was like 12.
    It’s the one that got me into creepy stories.

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  • Anonymous

    “The Eisenhower one DID go on. I’ll see if I can find it I’ll post it there.”

    The comments are turned off! But I’d love to read the end of it!

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

    @comment #10

    If the comments are turned off, how are you posting comments? Are you on drugs?

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  • Anonymous

    So, do we get the end or not?

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

    …I don’t know what to say. I thought this one was pretty obvious =(

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  • wheat

    is there another puzzle in the window?

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  • Anonymous

    “If the comments are turned off, how are you posting comments? Are you on drugs?”

    I mean the comments on the Eisenhower Interstate entry. It says a big “COMMENTS OFF”.

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  • Aphia

    @WHO WAS PHONE?

    I assume you are the author, because it would seem only you know what it is meant to imply. We don’t. Please explain.

    My assumption is that I raise the shades and the inhuman thing is there. Am I correct? Incorrect?

    Moreover, since it’s being told in a third-person manner, could we not use an ellipses to indicate the climax and stress the implication? The strict cut-off makes it seem like the creator just didn’t copy/paste all of it from Word.

    Thanks.

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

    Aphia: I’m not the author – as is stated on the website about 1,000 times by now, strange that it’s the people who always bitch who can’t understand that part either – but I think it’s really fucking obvious that the cut off end is intentional and part of the story. The fact that it’s so hard for you to grasp that really kind of makes me sad. Literally every person I’ve showed this to gets it immediately. It’s just you people who are too stupid to grasp it. Here’s a hint: it works on the same principle as Candlejack.

    Even worse, now that I’ve somewhat explained it here in the comments to you, I’m sure to get comments from OTHER people bitching about how I “ruined the surprise”. Seriously, you people make me want to

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

    @15 – apparently a LOT of weirdness went on in the Eisenhower post, I didn’t even realize it until you mentioned it. The entire thing is there now, and the comments are back on and it’s back in its original post category.

    I’m really confused as to what happened there, because I *remember* approving comments to that one when it was first posted.

    Sorry for snarking at you undeservedly, I’ve just gotten so used to the masses of entitled “change this just for MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE” idiots that usually post here that I tend to go into bitch mode automatically when responding now. Guess this one was a misfire.

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  • P4INKill

    The story cutting off makes no sense because it isn’t explained in first person.

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

    Only if you’re borderline retarded, um, “P4INKill”.

    The thing is, it’s not even that you need to know about the Candlejack meme to get this. You just need some base critical thinking skills that a few of you seem to completely lack.

    I’d give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that maybe you were just tired when you first commented or something, but of course, you also seem to lack the ability to realize that by continuously bitching and moaning about it, you’re pretty much revealing that your brains ALWAYS work on a deficient level. It’s so fucking

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  • Readman

    *RRRRAAAAWWWWRRRR* with a macabre smile.
    That’s the short basic jist of how I get it.

    I like stories like this. Regardless of the short length, it puts me in control. It ends the story in such a way that my own sense of fear and imagination guides what happens next.

    I like it.

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  • Anonymous

    As you raise it…

    “We’re no strangers to love…”

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  • some guy

    heres the ending: candlejack was outside my window so we became friends and took over planet earth the end :3

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  • ShortGirl

    First off, the Eisenhower post is obvioulsy haunted. Second, It’s going with that whole Candlejack theme. Candlejack usually cuts you off in the middle of what you’re sa

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  • emogirl

    So basically the person who posted this story is in a better place right now.

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    • ben drowned and candlejack

      yeah, in my burlap sack
      -candlejack

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