Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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When I was fourteen, my mother and father were divorced, and I went to live with my mother and a man she supposedly fell in love with several years ago. We searched for a house for all three of us to live in, and eventually found the perfect house. A few months later, after finding out that my dad had cancer, my mom went, even while engaged to this man living with us, to the very hospital and stayed with my father for about a week, leaving me to fend for myself as I remained in the basement, wasting my time on the computer.

It was late, around midnight if I recall correctly, and the man living with us went off to bed, turning off every light in the house, except for the computer room in the basement. During this time we had one dog and one cat. I can’t remember exactly where the dog was, but the cat was downstairs with me, doing what cats do, I guess. While typing away on the computer, it occurred to me, after several minutes had passed, my cat had been staring at the door, which was left wide open, for a long time. Her ears appeared to be pinned against the back of her head and I finally noticed her faint growling.

Thinking that it was the dog, I turned around and called for her, only then to notice something that took me completely by surprise. The door that leads up to the second floor was left wide open. In front of it, taking the size of a three or four year old, was this ominous being, made of shadow.

As chills ran down my spine and fear completely took over my body, I watched this unearthly ‘thing’ with what little time I had, I absorbed any features possible, noting that it had small, beady eyes that were yellow, and this ‘thing’ had black tendrils on top of it’s head, and on the sides of it’s body, which didn’t exactly have a ‘shape’.

Whatever this thing was, it reacted quickly and hid by leaping over to the stairs, making it partially visible to my view. Then, I noticed that it leaned over and peeked through the wall that hid it, quickly pulling away as it knew I was still watching.

To this very day I don’t know how, but I managed to muster up enough courage and quickly ran to the computer room’s door, slamming and locking it. An hour later, I ran through the whole house, turning on every light possible, except for my mom’s bedroom, and I went to bed with the light on. I didn’t bother looking for the dog, and I never told the man about this strange occurrence. I just went into my room and crawled into bed.

I don’t know how I fell asleep. But I did. Whatever the Hell that thing was, it was watching me. I didn’t think that I’d ever get over it. But I guess I calmed down after a while.

A week later, after staying the night at my brothers house, I was bored and decided to look this thing up. Oddly enough, what I saw that night matched the description of what most people call a ‘Shadow Being’. That scared the living Hell out of me, and I knew, without a doubt, that it was not my imagination that created this thing.

Ever since, I hated that house. That perfect house was no longer my home. I’m honestly surprised that I still stayed in that house, unfortunately, I didn’t have much of a choice. But I never saw the Shadow Being again. Never. Still, I was afraid.

Thankfully three months after, mom and I moved back in with my dad and the man living with us eventually moved away, and our so called dream home was up for sale. Probably still is.

I still have nightmares of the Shadow Being from time to time. Sometimes, it feels like it’s watching me whenever I’m alone. I was never really afraid of the dark until then. Now, I hate looking into the darkness.

The darkness could be looking back at me.

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  • RazDaz

    It doesn’t seem all that scary to me. The thing acted like a shy puppy. :)

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  • blackneonsharpie

    XD That’s ironic.
    I wrote something like that for my writing class.

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  • Icecry0

    Clever ending sentence but everything else was a complete snore.

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  • Mr. Pink

    It was ok but i think it could be more creepy

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  • life

    this pasta wasn’t the best but one of the better ones on here.

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  • Royal-Sovereign

    Eh, you know I give it a *B*. Could be better, sure, but a lot worse too.

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  • The person formerly known as ‘Noneya’

    I sort of liked it. I want it to be a story, like that was just a beggining ‘Ten years ago’ prewlude, and the story is that thing coming back with various plot twists and more shadow things and stuff.

    Hmmm. . .

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  • Comment Leaver

    Good concept. Very realistic but the thing coulda been scarier. IT seemed like the story was first hand, which is good for credibilty but bad for creepieness. Loved the concept though and fab end.

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

    Hello.

    I ask that those curious few among you note that not all that is horrifying is as dramatic in the retelling as it was in the moment of experience.

    The finest of fears lies hidden in the realm of the subtle.

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  • Sigma

    Mr Welldone! I assumed you were deceased, if that is even possible for you.

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  • Dodgy Doctor

    SO WHO WAS HEARTLESS?

    Seriously, it sounds like a ‘Shadow’ from the Kingdom Hearts series

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2054/2237014407_26a2abfe0a.jpg

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  • Who was IM

    This would be far less scary if something like this didn’t happen to me when I was a kid. There were more of them, and it wasn’t in the dark. More like an unnatural light behind them. Oh and they appeared to be clothed.

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  • WHAT!?

    My cousin’s seen this thing. Two of my cousins saw it at the same time. Some say this is the thing that sits on your chest. aka sleep paralyaia. but what is sleep paralysis? you may acutally be seeing something instead of dreaming it.

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

    Hello, Sigma.

    Perish the thought.

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  • MooMoon

    “Seriously, it sounds like a ‘Shadow’ from the Kingdom Hearts series”

    O RLY ? i was thinking the same thing she\he should have stabbed it with a key

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  • Skwirral

    well, he did lock the door it was behind, that’s similar to attacking it with a key…”you must shut the door to darkness or else it will seep out and consume the light” and stuff.

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  • LMLYUT

    Good to see you again, Welldone.

    This experience probably would have terrified me, personally. I’m not all that brave. I hope I don’t have any experiences like that, as I’m afraid enough of the dark as it is.

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  • Sara

    If it happened to be it’d be scary, but the story doesn’t really make me scared.

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  • Xantherian

    I think I’ve read this one before.
    It would be a lot scarier if the ‘shadow creature’ hadn’t been scared of a growling house cat.
    If it’s scared of a cat, why wouldn’t it be scared of a person?

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  • Sylvirr

    Mr.Welldone, glad to see you back. We missed you. <3
    As for it being afraid of the cat, it’s been said in other texts that cats are often guardians of other realms.Maybe the shadow being knew this–or maybe they see cats in a different light. To them, they’re normal and WE’RE the different beings. It might be scared of us.

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  • Random Reader

    Mr. Welldone creeps the hell outa me!

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  • Someone

    @ Random Reader, I completely agree, he’s always so casual about all this stuff that’s scaring and creeping out most normal people

    But this pasta wasn’t the best, I think there should’ve been a little bit more

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  • Heartless

    I just wanted to say “Sup” but you might have turned on the light and killed me instead.

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  • Narran

    Not too scary, the critter described sounded rather cute.

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  • Random Reader

    @ Someone, the thing that creeps me out the most is the “Hello” at the begining.

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