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The Mirror

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The next time you’re alone in your room, turn down the lights. Think of something on your body that varies in length, such as hair. It must be clearly viewable from your perspective. Grab a ruler and, looking in the mirror, quickly grab a hair at random; you must confuse it. Hold it in position as best you can and note the length. Look down. Yours will be different.

Don’t look back up.


Don’t turn your back to that mirror ever again.

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63 thoughts on “The Mirror”

  1. I couldn’t help but think of this pasta, everytime I went next to a mirror. I also considered attempting this, and never did. Mirrors are said to hold evil spirits, anyway. :/

  2. Will someone kindly explain to me as to why mirrors don’t like different hair lengths? Sorry for being a little dense /:

  3. When I was a kid, I always thought of my reflection as a friendly twin or a clone.
    Sad to think it went all evil on me.

  4. I don\’t get the end though… The point of not turning your back on the mirror is, presumably, so that if the mirror tries anything funny you will see it and be able to stop it. But if you aren\’t supposed to look at the mirror anyways, what will it matter if you turn your back to it?

    Also, who the fuck has hair that they can easily see without having to look in a mirror anyways? Only thing I can think of would be arm or leg hair, but those are too short to reliably measure…

  5. Goddammit I have 2 mirrors in my room, each facing my bed. I haven’t done this, but it still creeps the hell out of me. And I think my room is creepy enough (only entrance to the attic is through a creepy ceiling door in my closet).

  6. realy i hate mirrors in the first place, and my room ish filled with them, soon going to paint over them,buuuuuuut….. if i did do that that will just make it even more hard to even trust mirrors.

  7. Face it, man. Your mirror image has a bigger dong then you.
    You may never look at it again out of sheer shame.

  8. Good one. There should be more like this, instead of “some random demon will horribly mangle for teh lulz.”

    And it has just the right amount of vagueness to make it really creepy.

  9. anyone ever seen the longer version of this? it was the first version i ever read of it, and is much better than this little paragraph. its somewhere on the 4chan archives, but i dot feel like digging for it now. but if someone finds it, it should be posted. duh.

  10. Most “creepypasta rituals” offer a reward for your risk, while this just offers mild amusement at best, but still offers the suggested stick of “not turning your back on the mirror again” for whatever ominous reason.

    So why would I want to do this? Sounds like I just get one more thing to be paranoid about. No thanks. XD

  11. Haha.
    I’m half tempted to try this.
    When I read the first part of this, I honestly wanted to go hug my mirror. xD

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