Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

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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. This ringing sound actually serves a more arcane purpose, covering up a noise we are not meant to hear. This noise is not impossible to hear, and if you are persistent you can effectively “break” the cover-up sound.

The next time you are silent and hear the ringing, shout at the top of your lungs for about half a minute, then be abruptly silent. It will be different for everyone. Some will hear nothing different for dozens of tries. Others might pick up soft murmuring. A special few auditory heroes might clearly make it out 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 into the future.

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. Such 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. Now, of course you are wondering what sort of horrible catch this ability entails. 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, it’s a normal voice, your ears receive it no matter what, and it’s simply a matter of noticing. But there is a danger. For you see, where there is a voice, there is a body. And just like you will notice new sounds, so shall you notice new sights. More importantly, you will be noticed.


Seems to be a more fleshed-out version of The Ringing, and since I really love the concept of that one, I wanted to post this one as well. Which do you prefer?

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  • LOLLUT

    I tried screaming. Nothing happened.

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    • 67kingdedede

      …Maybe you didnt yell hard enough?

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    • Hensman

      Maybe you should try that again ;)

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  • ME

    its like the same thing as the other story

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  • Bryan

    I like this one a little better. Just the writing style is more believable and interesting then the other version.

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  • Mr. Pink

    I like them both…

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  • Dr.Creepy

    I have to try this

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  • LP

    I liked this version better

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  • Random person

    I think I like this one more. It makes me want to try it, while the other one didn’t. It’s more believable, like Bryan said.

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  • The Violet Nurse

    I like this one better as well…the writing is good, and this one is fascinating and enticing.

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  • BonerFruit

    Seems like an edited version of The Ringing. Still. I like this one.

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  • DJLoONa

    i knew i read this somewhere, i was all ‘whoa deja vu’

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  • shortys roc my sox

    ooooh no wonder, i thought i got the title wrong the whole time but it was the rinnging

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  • Mador Maero

    Are there other people like me who, even when noise is present, you can still hear the ringing?

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  • Highlordmugfug

    Dear Mador Maero,
    You have Tinnitus.
    Your Friend,
    The highest fugging lord in the land.

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  • http://rosenqueen.com prinny

    PRINNY DOOD HA >W<////

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  • Discordia

    It’s called tinnitus, and I can tell ya, it’s the worst thing ever. You can’t hear the silence, all you ever hear is the f***ing ringing, and it never stops.

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  • http://music.the-erm.com/ Erm

    I liked this one. It did a better job with the setup.

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  • ???

    I hear a ringing sound instead of silence and if I had read this two years ago before I knew it was tinnitus it would have scared the crap out of me…. well if it had had a better ending. Great original idea though, could be made scarier with better execution.

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  • http://laurenpawz.yolasite.com lauren

    i read one shorter than this on creepy pasta called the ringing exactly like this dough!

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  • Conor

    HOLY CRAP I CAN HEAR THE VOICE DON’T DO IT! I AM TERRIFIED AT THIS MOMENT

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  • Truncheon

    Well, I don’t like the SUDDENLY DIE ending but this is quite the classWITNESS.

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  • silverlighted

    Excellent ritual type pasta.

    Who would have thought lol

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  • http://h0ney-bl0od.tumblr.com Gracie Krueger

    I like this one better than the shorter one. Quite creepy. I want to try this now. Then again, I don’t believe in the supernatural, so I doubt anything will happen

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  • Kitty

    This is weird because about a month ago when I was having horrible headaches (having to be hospitilized for it) and one day when I was staying home from school and I swear I heard Obama giving a speech and people cheering. No radio going, only an instrumental CD playing. And at a soft volume, not too loud……

    freaky stuff man….

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  • Kitty

    And I wouldn’t have been screaming….

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  • Snapple Jacks

    This is amazing, and I want to try the voice thing, but my mind is always playing music even when I don’t want it to, so I’m never in complete silence

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