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You know that ringing sound that you will perceive when you are in a very quiet area? Some people say this is an auditory-illusion brought about the ear’s inability to detect frequencies below the threshold of the human senses. This is completely wrong. That ringing covers up something else altogether. If you are quick, patient, and maybe a little lucky, you will be able to hear past the ringing. What you will hear are voices whispering to each other. They will silence themselves quickly but with practice, you will become more adept at catching and interpreting what they are saying. You will hear things of the past, the present, and the future. However, you must be careful. Because there is no such thing as a voice without a body.

And when you start noticing them, they will start noticing you.

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  • Hippie

    I liked this one.

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  • BonerFruit

    There is a reason why I like sound.
    (TV or headphones are super.)

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  • Anonymous

    This is a bad reproduction of another creepypasta.

    “If you ever are in an area of absolute quiet, still your breathing and move not a muscle. After a few seconds, you will notice that the silence has a sort of “sound” of its own, a kind of empty ringing tone. This is nothing unique, everyone will hear this, given the proper setting. An informed person will tell you that your brain is trying to interpret the lack of stimuli to your hearing and so creates a bit of a filler sound.

    Actually, there is never, ever, total quiet anywhere on Earth. This sound actually covers something very important. For a persistent individual, one can discern what is under this pitch. The next time you are in such a situation, shout at the top of your lungs for about half a minute, then become completely silent all at once. It will be different for everyone. Some will hear nothing different for dozens of tries. Others might catch a snatch of soft murmuring. A special few might clearly make out what they hear on the first attempt.

    What you will hear is a voice that relays an account of events about to happen in the immediate future. It’s like a sportscaster relaying the events occurring 10 seconds later. Such an ability would doubtlessly be invaluable, no? You will be able react to any immediate danger, relate to people around you with greater ease. No one would ever surprise you. As time goes on, you will be able to make out this voice under increasingly noisy circumstances, to the point that it can be heard at any time by just concentrating.

    Now, of course you are wondering what sort of horrible catch there is for this. Perhaps the tone of the voice is so horrible that it will drive you mad, or maybe the voice will only predict your death over and over again. Of course this isn’t the case, though, its a normal voice, your ears receive it no matter what, its simply a matter of noticing.

    But there is a danger. For you see, there’s no such thing as a voice lacking a body. And just like you will notice new sounds, so shall you notice new sights. More importantly, you will be noticed.”

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    • Anonymous

      this one came first

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    • Jenn

      I like this one better, short and too the point, nothing too over the top supernatural or specific-and-destined-to-fail about it like predicting the future or shouting as loud as you can.

      Plus this one came first.

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  • blackneonsharpie

    Yes, they are quite similar. I think I like this one better though.
    It’s shorter and basically gets the same message across.

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  • Foolish

    @ Comment 3 – Ah, I see now. Nonetheless, both are good. They spooked me out pretty well.

    When I was young, I remember hearing a constant loud ringing in my ears, and though I was going deaf or something.

    I’ll probably never turn the radio off, now.

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  • Atropos

    I tried this myself when I was less learned than I am now. Such foolishness…now the hellish litany of miseries never ceases. And as for the source…truly horror made flesh. I would not describe it, even if I could find the words….

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  • Sigma

    OH GOD I HEAR IT
    A NECTARINE…
    KILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILLKILL

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  • Raindrops

    reminds me of my esp a little.

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  • Darkest

    Yeah, this one is pretty creepy.

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  • anony

    Short, sweet and good.

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    I like number three’s version a bit better.

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  • Fund

    Yes, please replace the story with the superior version.

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  • shortys roc my sox

    i heard a ringing before i read this :(

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  • http://www.creepypasta.com/the-ringing/ howlingz

    lol until this post, i thought i was going mad, coz i kept hearing this ringing. and every now and again i hear things, that haven’t been said. and strangely enough it does tell the future. it says what someone is about to say or do. and you remeber the 9/11 attacks? well…

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    • Dylan Hythecker

      9/11 was actually predicted, but no one believed the guy that told the government, so the terrorists were able to go through without trouble

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  • Anonymous

    Jews did WTC

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  • Anonymous

    JEWS CAN SUCK MY LEFT TIT

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  • iGasm

    I like 3’s version better as well.
    xP
    I avoided silence for like a week after the first time I read it.
    D:

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  • Glowstick Juice

    Hm. I’ve heard shit in total silence that sound like a distant radio when absolutely everything was quiet in the house. I could never make out what was said though. Maybe that sort of phenomena is what this is based off of?

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    • Anonymous

      I have a question is this even real?

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      • Dylan Hythecker

        Very much so, but if you try to keep noise going and focus on other things you won’t hear it

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  • Wrenlet

    I hear ringing 24/7 since Feb. of 08 they only thing that blocks it is music/tv/being out where there is a lot of noise….but its really annoying when its really quiet, the ringing gets louder and starts to give me a headache on top of which my brain insist on thinking that there’s a something that took away the noise and that at some point its going to take me too…….

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  • nk

    last line made me twitch .

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    • Anonymous

      Me too

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  • Nick/Dfork

    #3 had a better version, but the short one is nice, too.

    Damn, I ALWAYS hear that ringing.. :( Now I’m afraid of it..

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  • horn of a rabbit

    Reminds me a buddhist teacher of mine talking about with practice you’ll see the little momentary things pop in and out of existence. Also reminds me of another who mentioned the danger against meditating alone.

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  • Jay Autumn

    First – ‘If you are quick, patient, and maybe a little lucky, you will be able to hear past the ringing’

    Then – ‘And when you start noticing them, they will start noticing you.’

    So if you want to hear them, and you are one of the lucky few who can, they will come after you – WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU TRY TO HEAR THEM THEN??

    WHO WAS IDIOT??

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    • Anonymous

      Remember the saying “curiosity killed the cat”? I want to try this I’m curious with what the voices would say and how they look like. If ever they do exist.

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  • Nex

    I read #3’s version on http://www.creepypasta.net, which is, as I have found out, a total rip-off of this site, and is in no way as good.

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  • Nex

    Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Ringing was memories of James Blunt’s song ‘You’re Beautiful’ being stuck in your head…

    THE HORRER!!!

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