The first night Iโ€™d ever snuck out was a sultry night, one without the slightest of breezes. It was in the peak of summer, right in the middle of one of my last summer vacations as a high schooler. In the fall, I would be...

Supposedly there are 7 gateways to hell scattered across the Earth. These infernal entrypoints can, it is said transport you to the Underworld itself at certain times of the year, or if particular conditions are met. Why am I telling you this? Because I have...

โ€œOver the river and through the woods, To Grandmotherโ€™s house we go.โ€ A great plague had fallen upon the land, and with it came famine. Many families had perished throughout this terrible season, and those who survived were subject to melancholy or madness. Not even my homestead...

A 2ch story from 2004, posted in the middle of a thread called โ€œPost About Strange Occurrences Around You: Thread 26.โ€ The poster was anonymous at first, but started attaching their name later. For your convenience, #??? and Hasumi indicate posts made by the thread creator....

I donโ€™t know how long Iโ€™ve been running, nor do I care. I just know I have to get away, escape from the creature and its rancid, hot breath. I can almost hear its heavy paws giving chase, snapping the slender branches on the ground...

This is popular Japanese story is about a poem called "Tomino's Hell."ย They say that you should only read with your mind, and never out loud.ย If you were to read it out loud, then you must take responsibility for your actions."Tomino's Hell" (ใƒˆใƒŸใƒŽใฎๅœฐ็„) is written by...

Dear Anonymous, I have received your answer and am glad you have shown interest. I know that the process seems daunting, but the opportunity that I have given to you is worth the risk. I have outlined the instructions below, as promised. Follow each step precisely, and...

In my town, there is an old wive's tale of a boy who fell in love with a girl. He could never get up the nerve to ask her out, he'd follow her, waiting for an opportunity to approach her and ask her out. One day,...

You are taking a shower. It's not the type of shower you take before a job interview, maybe aiming for your cleanliness to impress somebody or someone supposedly worthy of impressing, nor is it the type of shower you take after a long workout at the...

In the early eighties, around the time the internet was being developed, the military funded a massive experiment to see if similar technology could be used to design an artificial neural network. This was intended to be the foundation for a functioning AI. Predictably, the project...

The sun commits suicide upon the pointed spikes of the mountain slopes, and is reincarnated as a floating blue ghost glaring through the boarded window. The walls chuckle quietly, coughing as some small rat scurries to the other side. An opossum galumphs across the attic...