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It’s early in the morning. The sun won’t be up for another couple of hours. You’re fast asleep in bed, lost in a dream, when the phone rings. Rather than waking up, you roll over and cover your head with a pillow. Hours pass. The sun rises. The phone is ringing.

When you wake up, your alarm clock is blaring and the phone is ringing. By the time you will yourself to turn the alarm off, the phone has stopped ringing. You realize that it’s been ringing all morning. You slide out of bed and press the blinking red button on your phone as you stumble into the bathroom. The phone beeps, followed by the friendly, electronic voice. Hello. You have six hundred and sixty-six new messages. Message one. The phone beeps again, and you’re not prepared for what comes next.



You spin around, thinking that she’s standing right behind you. There’s pure terror in her screams, accompanied by other disturbing noises. You stand there, horrified, for about ten seconds. Screaming gives way to hysterical, garbled crying before dying out with the sounds of spilling meat and tearing flesh.


The phone beeps again. You’re shaking.


Message two.

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84 thoughts on “Messages”

  1. Martin Van Buren was joking with the “Who was alarm clock? A spin off of the “Who was Phone?!” Creepypasta. It may be an overdone joke, but it is not in seriousness nonetheless. People understand that 666 is the Devil’s Number or whatever, they’re saying that 666 is overused.

  2. I actually really like how this was so short but gave me goosebumps. That’s a great idea – phone rings all morning, 666 messages, turns out it’s Hell and all those good things.. Good job


  3. OMG MOM STOP CALLING. Seriously, what the hell? Just because I didn’t pick up the first time….
    Lol anywayz, I would just turn my phone off…or leave the house…I mean, it’s a phone?
    It’s not like it can follow u around and make you listen….Or can it? *Gives phone a long hard stare* O-O

  4. Pretty good pasta. Slightly overcooked though. I would have enjoyed it more if there hadn’t been 666 messages. I mean really? We get it. It’s the devil’s number. But it’s too cliche to help your story at all. Still, a very good pasta. 6.5/10

  5. Unless there are another 665 people getting slaughtered, it doesn’t seem like the calls could get any more intense. Now if they are messages of the killer(s) claiming to know where you live and describing the possible intentions, interspersed with more screaming and hacking, or maybe just the final message being the most ominous, then this could be serious business.

  6. Considering the answering machine here can only go into the double digits, and doesn’t have enough memory to even go up to 99, I would be smashing it with a hammer and burning it if it somehow had 666 messages

  7. @hi, dont turn around

    “Who was phone?” doesn’t mean “who’s the author?”
    It’s a meme, inside joke, that sorta thing. Look up the original story. I think it’s actually on here somewhere, and I don’t really know how else to explain it.

  8. hi, dont turn around

    @man above me, fuck off with the name, you stole my shit you fucker
    @sean, WHO WAS THE PHONE means whos the author
    666 messages?
    2.*demonic voice* oops wrong number
    3-663: HELLO would you like to sign up for (insert material item)

  9. Also, when the machine asks ‘would you like to hear the second message?’ I would, quite simply, press ‘Delete’.

    Fear The Darkness


  10. 1: 666 messages, come on, that number is getting really fucking old; and for the record it’s 6 6 6 not 666

    2: man, i apparently have a fucking epic voice mail storage size

  11. @ Angelo: lmao! agreed! I’ve read/watched enough horror stories/movies to know that anything involving 666 means some crazy shit is about to go down.

  12. Several thoughts:

    1.) Oversleeping kills hundreds of innocent girls. Set your damn alarm clock.

    2.) That’s only marginally worse than what I go through when my phone tells me I have seventeen new messages, and the first is from the tax bureau.

  13. @6
    I turn my answering maching volume down when I sleep, so maybe that’s what she did too.

    All in all, I liked this =)

  14. If I was protagonist, the second that god forsaken machine said “six hundred and sixty” I would smash the shit out of it.

  15. It’s ok, it was just Octocat calling.


  16. Lool. I actually did something like this to one of my friends. It was in the middle of the night and I called my friend, and waited for the message machine, and once it beeped, I started to scream into the phone. XD Scared the crap out of her.

    Hehe. I’m so mean.

  17. shortys roc my sox

    what the crap who was alarm clock the alarm clock is a thing not a person and the phone calls 666 is the address to hell so that nuber of messages actualy make since and she might not have heard the messages when they were recording because my phone doesn’t let me hear what the person is recording until they hang up

  18. Terrified, you fall back as the messages keep playing, each one more terrible than the last. After what seems like a year, the voice continues “Message Number 666”. A party popper is heard, and a cheerful male voice exclaims “YOU’VE JUST BEEN PRANKED BY PRANKLINE! CALL 099-088-004 TO PRANK SOMEONE YOU KNOW!”

    1. What's it to ya?

      I think it should say this:

      Every thing you said except the last sentence is this:

      And message 666 finally said ” your’e next……”

  19. Woah, someone’s got too much time on her hands. Besides, if you listened to the first message then couldn’t you just delete the messages? It’s creepy but it makes no sense T^T

  20. @Someone

    Nah, the first one was probably just the chick, the second couple were from the idiot’s mom wondering why he never calls her anymore, and then the last 660 or so were from telemarketers.

    With maybe one in there from his boss wondering where the hell he was, and another firing him.

    /true story

  21. Oh god I got that phone call!

    It was probably the first three or four were a girl getting tourtured

    The other 662 messages were just goddamn telemarketers >_<

  22. To do 666 messages in one night – phwoar, someone’s got a tight schedule…

    If that was my phone, I’d send the messages to all my friends :D

  23. So the first message was her dying, and the other 665 messages are her calling for help?
    Creepy… but as MooMoon pointed out, wouldn’t you have heard the messages recording?

  24. so wait were the messages directly from hell? 666 messages so were they like recordings of torture i dont get it i wish it explained more also who was beating a dead horse that makes no sense

    1. Not necessarily. I have a cordless phone for my landline at home and I never hear the message being left. You would only hear the message if you had an actual answering machine, which is pretty rare these days.

  25. that’s at least six hundred and sixty-five more messages than someone would really need to leave. i mean, leave a message and i’ll call u back, geez

  26. I imagine it’d be like The Holders: after about the tenth or eleventh message the shock-horror would wear off and it’d be more annoying than anything else.

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