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During the summer of 1983, in a quiet town near Minneapolis, Minnesota, the charred body of a woman was found inside the kitchen stove of a small farmhouse. A video camera was also found in the kitchen, standing on a tripod and pointing at the oven. No tape was found inside the camera at the time.

Although the scene was originally labeled as a homicide by police, an unmarked VHS tape was later discovered at the bottom of the farm’s well (which had apparently dried up earlier that year).

Despite its worn condition, and the fact that it contained no audio, police were still able to view the contents of the tape. It depicted a woman recording herself in front of a video camera (seemingly using the same camera the police found in the kitchen). After positioning the camera to include both her and her kitchen stove in the image, the tape then showed her turning on the oven, opening the door, crawling inside, and then closing the door behind her. Eight minutes into the video, the oven could be seen shaking violently, after which point thick black smoke could be seen emanating from it. The camera then continued to stationary point at the oven for another 45 minutes until the batteries apparently died.

To avoid disturbing the local community, police never released any information about the tape, or even the fact that it was found. Police were also not able to determine who put the tape in the well.

…or why the physical stature of the woman on the tape did not in any way resemble the stature of the woman found in the oven.

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  • Flea

    See, this is one of the first ones I’ve ever read, and its held the bar ever since.

    I think it would make for an amazing short film.

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why the details of the tape are scary. Easy explanation: Lady 1 cooks herself. Later, lady 2 disposes of lady 1’s body, chucks the tape in the well, then also cooks herself.

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    • Azrael

      Trippiest Story Ever, thanks for the explanation

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    • Teh Moosen is NEAR

      How exactly do you know that there weren’t more people involved in this? There could have been a lady 3 who disposed of lady 2 and crawled in? How do you even know that the lady found in the oven actually was cooked in that same place??? It could have been lady 1 setting up the camera, supposedly getting inside of the oven while it was on, getting back out, charring another body, then placing it in her place?? What if she was a criminal that faked her death to get the police to stop chasing her???????? Answer me this: unless it was you who wrote the story, do not explain it to other people like that because you do not know what happened, exactly. Tell me.

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      • Kay

        Maybe she just shrank or swole in the hoven…like a cake?

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        • FFKonoko

          Bread and cakes rise because of yeast in the flour. People are relatively low on flour content.

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  • Ahmea

    Dude, total mind trip..

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  • joe

    I like it but I always wish the last line was scarier.

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  • Dreamer

    4>> it is scary, it implies that a second woman found the tape and the cooked woman, and somehow the body and the tape were disposed of, and then second woman got cooked too, presumably by being driven insane from what she saw on the tape. Crazy people are scary, crazy enough to want to die are just that much scarier.

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  • Bizarre Cube

    I love how fucking weird this is

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  • Readman

    Fuck. (If you’ll please excuse my language)

    I see the use of human flesh; various organs are sold on the black market for reasons that vary from out-of-hospital transplants to the most decidedly perverse, deranged, things one could think of (use your imagination).

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  • Frax

    Shades of ‘Hansel and Gretel’…

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    • Ryan

      I was thinking the same exact thing! Minus the shades part. Just a morbid more adult version.

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  • emogirl

    How can you tell what someone looks like if they’ve been reduced to ashes?

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    • http://Idonthaveawebsite.com/isuck/ Willis

      No commercially available oven can perfectly disintegrate bone. The skeletal structure could be recognizably different.

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  • Fund

    Must be a pretty big oven or a pretty small women to fit. The stature part is nonsense, of course the women isn’t the size of the original, she got fried. Sometime like dental records would be more appropriate.

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  • Anonymous

    The stature part of it (as I always pictured it) probably had to do more with how the woman was _positioned_ in the oven, not her size.

    Obviously, they were both fried. One would still be able to tell, though, based on the amount of ashes left behind or (if the ashes left behind a human-looking charred corpse) which direction she was facing. If it differs from how the woman on the film got into the oven, then her “stature” is different, and thus, a different person.

    Very creepy story. One of my first read. A+

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  • Dee

    ususally human bones dont fry, the skin and muscle around it burns but bones dont.
    and one woman could have had a very narrow shoulder line and one woman couldve been very wide, or pelvis bones. or like the anonymous person above said, it coulve been refering to the way she was positioned in the oven

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  • http://creepypasta Ryuk

    she probably was a murder and faked her death and in stead of her dying it was another person that was killed so the cops would think she died and thats just my opinion
    if u have anyother opinions just tell me

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  • EnjoyTheRide

    Should’ve said the hair color was different or she had on jewelery at beginning of story to set up the fact she was missing it in the video or whatever.

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  • Darkest

    But hair would combust.

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  • PoopyButthair

    it was your mom.

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  • Ben

    The amount of heat needed to reduce a human body to ash is quite extreme (750-1000 degrees C.) An ordinary oven (even one big enough for a human to scooch up inside of) would not be able to generate this heat. When the first body is discovered the entire skeleton would probably be intact which would give any coroner more than enough information to determine the age, sex, ethnicity, size, weight… hell, even if they walked with a limp. Basically, they’d be able to determine that the stature of woman 1 was not the same as that of woman 2.

    I like Ryuk’s idea that it’s a murder but the idea of not one but two woman commiting suicide in such a horrific fashion is pretty creepy.

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  • RazDaz

    THEN WHO WAS OVEN?!

    …Sorry.

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  • I WAS OVEN

    ^-^’ sorry

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  • mrobiviooous

    hahaha, so was it suicide or forced murder

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  • blackcat

    Who uses a VHS anymore? Why not a Blu-ray Disc?

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    • kuku

      It was in the 80s you idiot.

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    • http://kamugi-chan.tumblr.com/ kuku

      It was in the 80s you dum butt

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  • Syrange

    GOD the first creepypasta I ever heard…Creeped me out then, creeps me out now. It’s just perfect…

    Ambiguous, but not so much that it completely leaves the story without meaning…and yet some of the sickest shit I’ve read.

    Well done, internet…

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  • DJ LoONa

    I like the theories more than the actual story
    though the actual story isn’t at all bad…
    i think it was a murder…perhaps the 2nd woman was insane and made it as if the 1st woman was committing suicide on the tape [n e 1 seen the life of david gayle? u'll get what i'm on about]
    then since she fulfilled her idk, revenge or whatever she chucked the body, threw out the tape and hopped into the oven.

    the way it apparently killed them makes it seem more like a furnace
    hah!

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  • Hendetta

    I don’t know if it would be murder. The only way I could conceive someone being forced to kill themself like that is if the life of a loved one was being threatened.

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  • FONEWASME

    She’s gonna shove her stumps down their throats and kill them, ya….. obviously…

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