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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”
These ritual pastas are so fake.
Why would I even want to do that?
This is an old myth… I’ve read this a bunch of times… everywhere on the Internet.
Im so confused
You really just made my week.
Almost as scary as candlejack, but not as sca
This is real! I tried it! I’m not even playing!
can someone explain … I’m slow .
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. :/
Sorry its “THe Code Of Mirrors”
You can understand this story better if you read “The Mirror Code”
Will someone kindly explain to me as to why mirrors don’t like different hair lengths? Sorry for being a little dense /:
Read “The Mirror Code”
Nom nom. :)
I don’t understand this. ._. Am I not able to look at my mirror anymore because I measured my hair?
Read “The Mirror Code”
I wonder if someone tried this with their penis o.o
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.
There’s another part of this, The Code of Mirrors. Read it and this becomes a lot scarier.
Oh, I’m thinking about something that varies in length.
I made my sister do this. She hasn\’t woken up from her coma ever since…
Come on look at me ;D
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…
Another reason not to trust reflections, as brought to you by creepypasta.com.
lol @ someone.
I love this one,
one of the first pastas I’ve read, too. Goes to show how good it is.
i have to confuse my hair?
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).
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.
brix were definitely shat. bravo.
WHO WAS RULER?!
“Don’t turn your back to that mirror ever again”
Or…I’ll get ass raped?? O.o Will it shave my head bald when my back is turned?
“never look back at that mirror again…”
This just confirms it for me.
I really fucking hate mirrors.
Face it, man. Your mirror image has a bigger dong then you.
You may never look at it again out of sheer shame.
i dont get it…lol
Cige is my hero.
this should be a spam message
ENLARGE YOUR PENIS IN 30 SECONDS WITH ARCANE KNOWLEDGE
BUT WHO WAS RULER :O
BUT THEN WHO WAS LENGTH?
“Think of something on your body that varies in length”
I tried this, and my mirror image was twice my size. Now I’m so depressed. :(
BUT WHO WAS MIRROR?
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.
This is the first pasta I ever read, as well!
I also tried it in my old house, right before we moved…
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.
Why can’t we look back? Because the mirror will be jealous that my hair is longer? o_0
Just read the code of mirrors, it will make more sense
because the person in the mirror is really calndlejack dumba
i am so gonna try thisbut i know if it is true i will be dead in like two days
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
if u don’t look down, how the fuck u gonna know the guy in the mirror’s written length is different to urs
I’m half tempted to try this.
When I read the first part of this, I honestly wanted to go hug my mirror. xD
This one still makes me want to shit my pants. Mirrors scare the hell out of me.
Me too. XC thats why i hate it when its 11:11 at night.
@liz Same here, and it’s still my favorite one.
even if I believed this, why would I want to try?
I used my schlong. It was still 9″… >_>
This is the first creepypasta I ever read =)
Not a good intro…
Great. You might want to read some of the classics, normal user-written ones can sometimes throw people off :)