Monday, March 25, 2019

The Thing in the Window (Illustrated Creepypasta)

I'm pretty freaked out That thing has been there for almost a week The figure in the window It looks featureless, only skin on a human frame, and it's pressing itself against the glass somehow I don't know how it got there, and I don't know how to get rid of it At first I thought it was a prank, a doll or mannequin that some jerks put there to scare me But I realized as I walked out of my house...[Read More]

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March 14, 2019 Beings and Entities, Monsters, Creatures, and Cryptids, Suspense and Thrillers

The Hourglass Tattoo

My friends and I were always trying to dare each other into doing stupid stuff Generally, it involved us all getting super drunk, then making suggestions If we all agreed somebody had to do something, they would have to do itor they'd have to have a drink from “the Bottle” The Bottle was a former bottle of vodka that now contained any sort of nasty, vile fluids that we collected over time One sip was guaranteed to make anyone hurl Looking...[Read More]

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March 14, 2019 Body Horror, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Locations and Sites, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Occult, Magic, and Witchcraft, Strange and Unexplained

Don’t Install the Hangman App

I had just finished another level of my favorite game app when the usual ad popped up I know the companies that design these games need to make money somehow, but the frequent ads get annoying really fast The only good thing about most of them is how short they are This one was different though; it convinced me to watch with its familiar opening tune I recognized it the moment I heard those somber violins play It was Chopin’s “Funeral...[Read More]

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March 13, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Technology, the Internet, and the Deep Web, Video Games and Gaming

The Unfortunate Life of Jamie Robert Mitchum

My mother always told me to stay away from Jamie Robert Mitchum Maybe I should have listened to her I guess I didn’t really understand why at the time I guess children are more trusting Sure, he was strange Anybody could see that Jamie was the type of kid to play with a magnifying glass on the blacktop during recess He wore the early loss of his mother on his sleeve and the bruises from bouts with bullies on his arms Jamie...[Read More]

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March 12, 2019 Strange and Unexplained

The Old Lie of the Dead Lands

The Old Lie of the Dead Lands 'frankness as never before, disillusions as never told in the old days, hysterias, trench confessions, laughter out of dead bellies There died a myriad, And of the best, among them, For an old bitch gone in the teeth, For a botched civilization' - Ezra Pound (Hugh Selwyn Mauberley [Part I]) Part I When the Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Chaplin The guns fell silent against the slow dimming of the light, leaving only the mist Eerie stillness punctuated by the odd cough, an errant moan,...[Read More]

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March 11, 2019 Artifacts and Objects, Historical Fiction, Journals and Diaries, Strange and Unexplained

The Portal in the Woods

“Dad, you said you’d play catch with me!” I yelled as my father walked past me to his office, where he spent most of his days when he wasn’t at work “I’m sorry, bud, I’ve gotta get these documents done for tomorrow’s big meeting We’ll do it another day, okay” I frowned That was the same excuse he always gave me, and the same follow-up he always had ‘We’ll do it another day,’ Yeah, yeah, sure we will, I thought The longer...[Read More]

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March 10, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Nature and the Outdoors, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained

I Think I’m Being Followed

My name's Abigail Stitcher I'm 15 years old, and I think I'm being followed You see, I live in a relatively small town, with a population of 1,476 or so Birch Run, they call it Nothing's ever really happens there, aside from the occasional fire or robbery committed by some hillbilly American with the brain capacity of a goat Which is why the town was shook when not only the first murder in 36 years occurred, but the first serial killer in...[Read More]

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March 9, 2019 Children and Childhood, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Investigations and Crimes, Strange and Unexplained, Suspense and Thrillers

The Strigil Institute

In central Vermont you have to drive to get just about anywhere In high school, once I had my own car, I built up a mental map of roads good and bad, this giant web linking my house, my school, my friends' houses, my mom's work, my dad's house, my dad's work There was this one road I'd often take when I was in a hurry, an unmaintained dirt road that went over a steep hill and turned the hour...[Read More]

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March 8, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Locations and Sites, Madness, Paranoia, and Mental Illness, Science and Experimentation, Science Fiction and Aliens, Strange and Unexplained

The Disneyland Suicide Pact

I’m writing this down to A) help me process what happened and B) create some sort of written record I'm a Disneyland employee—have been for 5 years I started running a concession stand, moved to ride operator, then into resort operations All the while, I was a pursuing a degree in psychology with intentions to become a psychiatrist someday After I graduated, I continued working at Disneyland while I applied to grad school To my surprise, Disney offered me a job—something that...[Read More]

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March 7, 2019 Conspiracies and Government, Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Locations and Sites

Monsters Are Better Than Nightmares

I met my girlfriend's nightmare on the night of our three-month anniversary It might have just been that point in our relationship -- the point when she had grown to really trust me -- but it was probably the champagne We fell asleep together on her couch and I woke up to the sound of screaming For a moment, I didn't know where I was The scream was so intense, so full of fear and horror, that it shot through me...[Read More]

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March 6, 2019 Deaths, Murders, and Disappearances, Psychological Horror, Sounds and Voices, Strange and Unexplained