The 51st state of the United States, Arcadia, was admitted to statehood on January 17th, 1977. Exactly 4 years to the day later, Arcadia disappeared along with all its residents, and all memory of its existence was erased from every mind in the world. Its precise former location is unknown, though there is rumored to be a map of the type sold in gas stations and convenience stores held under lock and key in the Library of Congress.
Also of note are claims of the sporadic delivery of mail from Arcadia, with modern postmarks, to several major American newspapers, the contents of which are said to be written in an entirely unknown and undecipherable language. Unfortunately, those letters to a one have been misplaced and are not available for examination.
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63 thoughts on “Arcadia, The Lost State”
What if the letters were written in Time Lord language?
1: Wasn’t there actually a lost state named Arcadia? I’m not sure where, but I believe it was merged into Alaska to wipe suspicion from the public.
2: If Arcadia does exist, it would probably be the 100th, with all these lost state rumors floating around.
3:(Adressed to Badger) This is actually a good pasta, so bugger off.
I’m sorry to hate, but how is this not on crappypasta? It’s just a false statement. It’s not a story. It’s not creepy. It’s simply a lame story someone made up.
Check the date of posting.
Look, the reason u r finding other places is because ur not useing the right key words . @Justin read that line over again.
Sold at gas stations and convenient stores. Held under lock and key at the Library of Congress. But i guarentee Arcadia is real.
To find it look up …. Arcadia ,the lost 51 state
ANONYMOUS YOU ARE CORRECT. MY FRIEND
People still do know about Arcadia… but the Illuminati. And other high organizations do not won’t you to know about it…which is why it isn’t taught in historical lessons at Schools….Few people have knowledge of this so we our selves are intellectual people
Just think, the illuminati may of removed the past existence for a reason.
Ever heard that’s my name? Cool. I’m named after a lost city
Hahha. I’m scared
Good concept, but it never went anywhere. How about telling us what happened?
I feel as though I could do a fairly good re-write of this, to bad creepypasta submissions are still down; I have another story to submit as well
How do you know out it if it was wiped from all’s memory?
Ever heard of Lake Arcadia? I wonder why they named it that…
Hmm… Ever heard of Lake Arcadia?
Three days after Arcadia disappeared, Ronald Wilson Reagan was sworn in as president. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
uhuh this pasta sucked.
anybody out there?
but…if all memory of the place was erased from everyone’s mind, how do you know about it? O.O
” “sold in gas stations and convenience stores held under lock and key in the Library of Congress.”
So the Library of Congress has the gas stations under lock and key? ”
-Exactly What I thought.
Also, It’s just two paragraphs that seem like it’d be the start of a good story. There’s really not anything creepy about it, and it sounds like a mix of Atlantis and Roanoke Island. Maybe if there were more written it’d be somewhat interesting. I’d say I’d re-write it but this story was so boring that I lack interest in the topic now.
im not missing
im just really awesome at hide and seek XD
shhh…..dont tell anyone…
So if it was wiped from every mind in the world… how do we have pasta about it…?
Arcadia just drifted to Greece.
AND I HAVE PROOF.
this story sucks
January 17, 1977: Arcadia joins the Union.
January 20, 1977: Jimmy Carter becomes President of the United States.
January 17, 1981: Arcadia disappears from the Earth.
January 20, 1981: Jimmy Carter is replaced as President by Ronald Reagan.
Arcadia sounds fun.
Do they have Tetris there? I love Tetris c:
Haha, lame puns
The Unamed Person Formaly Known as “Noneya your wrong its was an island nota colony
SOoooooOOoo….it was erased from every mind on earth…but your telling us the story….does that mean you are an alien?
This isn’t creepypasta. It’s two paragraphs that seem like it’d be the start of some long novel. There is nothing creepy about it, nothing even remotely odd about it. This work is bad and the author should feel bad.
Seriously, it would be scarier if you wrote “BOO!” at the end of it.
Arcadia is a region of Greece
I know where it is! It right next to Alderney, just west of Liberty City.
Also, of course you’re not going to find any info on it guys, NO ONE knows about it. I typed in Arcadia 51st state, and found no pages or articles on it, other than this story. Is this story real or not? No one knows.
No, Justin, it means it’s the type of the map you find in Gas Stations and Convenience Stores.
@21 There are many ways to do it.
@9 There is supposedly a map of it in the library of congress, so chances are the author of this most likely worked with Congress.
@4 I heard about that,
Also theres a city called Arcadia in my home state Wisconsin Lmao
I wikipedia-ed it and found that it is a region in Greece. Shame.
Jack is not pleased…..no ripping?
arcadia, close to acadia, former name of canada, creepypasta in not creative
How the hell are you going to erase something from the minds of everyone in the world? That’s retarded
acardia is the name of plenty a towns in the usa
you can go there but run if the fog is coming =D
i have a summer house there
I get letters from arcadia every day, its getting annoying.
Really! That’s so cool!
All faith in humanity. Lost.
@9 = Maybe the author -wasnt- human? D=
@9: Because it’s a story for entertainment, fool.
“sold in gas stations and convenience stores held under lock and key in the Library of Congress.”
So the Library of Congress has the gas stations under lock and key?
I lived there!
i knew someone else was making that comparison in their minds!
Don’t worry, they moved THAT to Rapture. Shame though, plenty of trees.
Holy shit January 17th is my birthday!!
Anon 9 has a point.
Main reason why I didn’t really like this story.
If it was erased from all human minds, how the hell does the author know about it? Actually, how do any of the said people in the story know about it?
This is a prank at best. Do not look into this one.
Wow i cant even find anything about this on google.com. Thats a shame. i want this one to be true SO much. There IS an arcadia california.. and gods know that all of the wierdos come from california! (just kidding.)
This seems like possible short story material. If my muse wasn’t totally dead right now, this would probably be rather inspiring.
I could eat that creepypasta all day. I want this to be real, Arcadia, letters in an undecipherable language just screams “ultimate weird fiction tale”.
Good work Arcadia author/creator.
This reminds me a little of something I heard in a TV show about a town called Roanoke that vanished.
Like the whole settlement (it was back in colonial times) vanished and all that was left was a marking in a tree that said “Croatoan”.
You stole my name! Oh and by the way, formally’s spelled with two l’s.
Ilove this one. I’m a sucker for lost locations.
I really enjoy this one– the whole mysterious and unsettling factor is why I love creepypasta; the intrigue of something that seems impossible, but makes you want to go out and mull around the map section at a gas station.
Hmm, a bit like Atlantis isn’t it…a whole city goes missing. Would be interesting to read a letter from ‘Arcadia’ if this one were true, just to add a an extra spook factor to it.
there actually was a real arcadia along with several other states that were since joined into already existing states, found a book talking about it and showing its location at barnes and nobles
Oh yea, excactly like atlantis.