Lavender Town Syndrome

Please wait...

🔎 Creepypasta Main Search
💀 Popular Creepypastas

CHECK OUT MORE STORIES SORTED BY:

🏆 Top-Ranked Stories
📅 Recently Published
📚 Category
Length
📝 Author
📖 Title

📅 Published on April 28, 2011

"Lavender Town Syndrome"

Written by Anonymous

Estimated reading time — 1 minute

Lavender Town as seen in Red and Green

The Lavender Town Syndrome (also known as “Lavender Town Tone” or “Lavender Town Suicides”) was a peak in suicides and illness of children between the ages of 7-12 shortly after the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, back in February 27th, 1996.

Rumors say that these suicides and illness only occurred after the children playing the game reached Lavender Town, whose theme music had extremely high frequencies, that studies showed that only children and young teens can hear since their ears are more sensitive.

Due to the Lavender Tone, at least two-hundred children supposedly committed suicide, and many more developed illnesses and afflictions. The children who committed suicide usually did so by hanging or jumping from heights. Those who did not act irrationally complained of severe headaches after listening to Lavender Town’s theme.

Although Lavender Town now sounds differently depending on the game, this mass hysteria was caused by the first Pokémon game released. After the Lavender Tone incident, the programmers had fixed Lavender Town’s theme music to be at a lower frequency, and since then children were no longer affected by it.

One video appeared in 2010 using ”special software” to analyze the audio of Lavender Town’s music. When played, the software created images of the Unown near the end of the audio. This raised a controversy since the Unown didn’t appear until the Generation 2 games: Silver, Gold, and Crystal. The Unown translate to “LEAVE NOW.”

There is also the said Beta Version of Lavender Town.

It is said that the Beta Version of Pocket Monsters was released to some kids to test the games. This is the video of the Beta Version of Lavender Town:


Credit: Anonymous

🔔 More stories from author: Anonymous


Rate this story:

Please wait...

Creepypasta.com is proud to accept horror fiction and true scary story submissions year-round, from both amateur and published authors. To submit your original work for consideration, please visit our story submissions page today.

Copyright Statement: Unless explictly stated, all stories published on Creepypasta.com are the property of (and under copyright to) their respective authors, and may not be narrated or performed, adapted to film, television or audio mediums, republished in a print or electronic book, reposted on any other website, blog, or online platform, or otherwise monetized without the express written consent of its author(s).



RELATED POSTS YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

 

RANDOM STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Average Rating:
8.62

Notes

All this shit started when I found that little note. On a square piece of paper I found at the bottom of a box ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
7.94

Unwanted Room

I thought it was a great house and at a price we could afford, despite being laid off after ten years of steady employment ...
Read Now
He Won’t Stop Tapping
Average Rating:
8.25

He Won’t Stop Tapping

I live in an attic, a small renovated space in a house that’s older than most. I always pay my rent on time, keep ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
8.08

They Come Home To Roost

This farm has been in my family for two generations. I've always enjoyed the peace and solitude since I was a boy, just me ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
4.79

Arcadia, The Lost State

The 51st state of the United States, Arcadia, was admitted to statehood on January 17th, 1977. Exactly 4 years to the day later, Arcadia ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
5.56

The Dark Grove

There exists a small circle of trees somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, completely unremarkable from the outside, but just inside no sun or star ...
Read Now
The Wormhole
Average Rating:
8.72

The Wormhole

Part 1 I stared at the odd hole that had appeared in my arm overnight. It was located on the inside of my forearm ...
Read Now
What's Inside
Average Rating:
8.09

What’s Inside

She's only a little dead. I can feel the warm. The bits inside, for sure, are hot. There was a lot more blood than ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
8.33

Camping with Black Eyed Kids

My encounter with black eyed kids. Please share. I’d like to know other people’s thoughts. Thank you. First, a quick intro about myself. I’m ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
7.75

Willkommen zu Der Dunkel

I’m trapped in a nightmare. It’s dark all around me. Even though there’s a lamp shining next to me, I’m still suffocating in the ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
6.98

It Came Back Instead

Did you ever look a loved one in the eyes and not recognize what you see? The face is the same, but there’s something…else ...
Read Now
Average Rating:
8.31

Allodoxaphobia

The Red Cross had been aggressive in the previous few weeks. It felt like every day I would get a phone call soliciting my ...
Read Now