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You might be getting yourself ready for bed, hopping out of the shower at night, or running to grab something before a date when you inadvertently find yourself descending a flight of darkened stairs. About halfway down said flight, the urge to go that much faster jolts into your mind and you immediately obey.

What are we running from that dwells in the darkness up the stairs? Is it simply the thought of darkness that causes us to want to leave the situation as soon as possible? Or is there something else? A darker, more sinister force awaiting us to take our time going down the stairs to nab us and take us with them to their hell-hole? Or perhaps is it a force of good, attempting to protect us from the things in the darkness?

Could it be that every time we feel that urge to move faster the very hands of an evil force are grabbing our back, and because of our sudden speed we slip out of its grasp? Who knows. Just remember, next time that you’re going down that flight of stairs, don’t look back and skip some stairs if necessary!

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  • Cara

    not like I wasnt afriad of the dark before >.>;

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  • Flea

    Jeezus. I’m already afraid of sleeping without at least a sheet covering me. God help me if I have to get up to go to the bathroom, or wake up to find my leg’s fallen off the side of the bed.

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  • pastoid

    I actually do that going UP the stairs. It’s like leaving the thing at the bottom that scares you most.

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  • Anon

    Good thing I don’t have stairs.

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  • ZetaRyn

    That so happens to me! Not on stairs though, but most;ley in hallways!

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  • Bizarre Cube

    I do this up the stairs. I walk a few steps and run the rest of the way

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    • Anonymous

      Many creepy pastas are called INERTNET story’s for a reason I’m a Christian and god would never release anything in creepy pastas

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      • LoveableMonster

        You keep telling yourself that.

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  • icarus

    Ugh god. Wooden backless stairs (like the kind commonly found in basements) creep me out really bad.
    But so does when I walk in my room and my closet light is on. Totally stupid but it creeps me out really abd.

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  • Readman

    I don’t even have stairs.

    However, I did used to do this, run out of dark rooms, down dark hallways, up/down dark stairs (back when I lived in a multiple-story house). However, around late puberty, something in my head clicked, and I just don’t run anymore. The demons that haunted my imagination when inside a dark room just went away, I guess.

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  • Mishramir

    As a testament to my lack of survival genes, I long ago (well, long for a teenager…) decided to stop when I felt that. So when walking in cathedrals and old buildings in the dark, I do a lot of stopping. I’m still here, aren’t I? Aren’t I?

    Granted, it could be that there’s just enough courage in my actions to ward off whatever’s there, eh?

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  • Ed

    I used to do this alot, going UP stairs

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  • Ahmea

    Shit! I had a hard enough time going down stairs to use the bathroom. It’s like going INTO the darkness rather than running from it.

    I’m so screwed..

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  • Dean

    I always do this.
    I look out my hallway window and see shapes that resemble people and the shapes are always pure black.
    Then I get a shiver up my spine and start to sprint.
    It’s good to know im not the only one.

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  • ShortGirl

    I always do that. Some nights I’ll stay up and read. (Like tonight.) My computer is in my basement (it’s more of a den) and everytime I walk up the stairs I RUN.
    I know, I’m such a coward of nothing.
    Shit, at least I could get a few extra minutes of survival in a horror movie.

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

    Hello.

    Fine questions.

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  • No one

    I have an at times unreasonable fear of the darkness. I do not know why this is, or how I acquired this fear. Sometimes, I try and conquer my fear. Sometimes, I regret trying.

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  • shortys roc my sox

    ever since i was eight years old i have been scared of the dark because i watched darkness fall but i’m sorta over it i mean if i am in a dark room with someone i’m not scared but with out some one i’m terrified and when i’m in the hall way i just lose it and totaly have to run i can’t help it

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    • Grammar Gestapo

      Your spelling and punctuation abilities are atrocious. Along with it, the fact that you seem unable to help seeming uneducated by the way you express your opinions through writing. I just thought i would be helpfully informative.

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  • jemmo

    if i’m going up dark stairs i want to run, but i can’t. if you run they’ll chase you.

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  • pastamuncher

    im typing this from a laptop in the hospital,i bookedit,stumbled,and fucked up my pelvis and legs,wic his not good fora competetive ballet/hip hop dancer…….ill be well soon,but becuase of this i cant dance in our vegas competition

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  • Wears

    I’ve seen too many pastas about “What’s in the dark?”
    None of them are remotely creepy.

    The reason people have an urge to run is because they’re afraid of the dark. I haven’t seen any ‘eViL s1NisT3r f0rsE’ lurking around.

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  • DJLoONa

    well…i’m sleeping in the fetal position tonight wrapped and smothered in blankets O_o

    i’m 19 and i’m still honestly afraid of the dark :(

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  • Testler

    When you get that urge its normal, I get it all the time when going to grab something in a room with no one else. Sometimes I obey the urge but sometimes I don’t and nothing has happened so far. Or has it….

    Nope nothing has happened its just you being a chicken :]

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  • katie

    I run too…with my eyes closed. if a monster is gonna eat me, I don’t wanna see it!

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  • noman

    as i was walking up the stairs
    i met a man who wasn’t there
    he wasn’t there again today
    i wish, i wish he’d go away…

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  • Nex

    Get it right, noman:

    Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn’t there.
    He wasn’t there again today,
    Oh, how I wish he’d go away.

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  • Anonymous

    There’s nothing magic about the dark, it’s just the Vashta Nerada.

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