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You’d fallen asleep to late-night television, but curiously woke up to the sounds of the static playing on the T.V. As you sit up, rubbing your eyes, you read the scrawling words of the Emergency Broadcast System “This is just a test – This is just a test – This is just a test…” You glance at the clock. 3:33. Yawning, the television catches your eye, and as you watch, the EBS say something different, “This is just a test – This is just a test – You are being watched – This is just a test…”
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93 thoughts on “This Is Just A Test”
Okay, but those of you saying there are two 3:33’s per day, are obviously not using a 24 hour time system… where there is only one 03:33 in the morning. In the afternoon it would be 15:33.
A lot of countries only use the 24 hr system.
Side note, if my T.V. told me this, I would cry… everything on my television is in Mandarin Chinese.
“This is just a failed story”
Not great m8
A is always watching…
I like how you use different names. That’s great. And yes. Next year I’ll be back.
Hello 8 Years ppl
8 years and 8 months
this pasta basicaly says what the government is always doing
…and THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is why you always turn off the tv before going to bed.
Those use to scare the hell outta me. No joke… It still does. Ten years later. Like, I cry when it randomly comes on… .-.
I always knew the Government was watching us…I read Infowars, I know what they’re doing!!!
Time to bring out the Famas and search the house
Holy crap it’s 1984 society
What is with 3:33 is it a natural phenomena to look at the clock at that time or something? i always wake up at bang on 3:33 or look at the clock at exactly 3:33, it seemed to start happening after i played a gamecube game that had the 3:33 thing in it when i was younger.
It’s just me guys, don’t worry. Just go back to sleep.
dude we all know that jeff dont talk on websites
Oh shit…I will never watch TV again
I don’t want to watch tv alone anyone more .-.
daaaaaaam that shit skurry
I’m watching you. I’m always watching you.
Big Brother, please…I’m changing…this is getting awkward…
So, so many brix would be shat.
Because NOBODY expects the Spanish Inqusition!
Hhahahaha lol I troll you!
My owner would probably fist me.
I agree with Snuzzld.
Still scared the absolute shit out of me though.
I always, ALWAYS woke up at 3 AM
before. On holidays I stayed up until
After 3 AM so i wouldnt need to wake up. Then, at 3 AM, was when I had all My hallucinations. Voices and shadows and shit. Reading all this about devils hour and spirits made me uneasy.
me to and im watching u …
I was shat enough to build a house.
my owner would probably shit his pants then that would lead to me.
#4 exactly, I would shit myself if it actually said YOU ARE BEING WATCHED in the voice of the cabin from evil dead
WHAT?! You get to sit there and stare at me all day, butI take one little look at what you’re up to and you freak out???? Jeez. I’m just a TV you know. We get bored.
And I never shall leave you alone MWAHAHA
In Soviet Russia, television watch you.
Sean: Actually, if I recall, an upside down cross is showing humility in the eyes of God and Jesus. So it is actually more sacrilegious to wear a regular cross on a chain than it is to have an upside down cross
Lol. I always thought that the TV was watching me when I was a kid.
Now… I know.
Creepy, but needs a slight tweaking so as not to give up the creep too early. Instead of:
\"the EBS say something different,\" simply
\"the EBS keeps droning on.\"
Just a little tweak I personally would make, almost as if the person watching himself does not realize it\’s different at first. Would have upped the creep factor for me. Otherwise, excellent pasta, short sweet and to the point. Noms.
I bet some of you are reading this on a Net-/Notebook computer with a built-in webcam right above the screen! Think about that one!
i would say: what im being watched… well then FUCK YOU STALKER ASSHOLE!
Big brother is watching you, huh?
THEN WHO WAS TV?
Brix were shat.
Ceiling cat is watching you masturbate.
I must be a walking TV Show now…
Well I guess whoever watches me is going to have a little suprise because I always keep a picture of goatse in front of the tv.
kind of reminds me of WAKE UP
same way the message is brought across
The TV that I watch, now watches me?
Oh, the irony.
What was scary was that I missed the whole “IMMA WATCHING YOU” even after re-reading
I nearly shat brix when I saw it damnit
I didn’t shit brix.
My owner would probably release me
Yes, 3 am is the considered the time when spirits are most active. More specifically, the “Devil’s Hour” or “Devil’s Witching Hour” is at 3:33 am because it’s considered to be mocking the holy trinity, and 3:33 pm is generally accepted as the time of Jesus’ death. Ya know how an upside down cross is sacrilegious? Same idea.
^^^ Ex-Christian/Paranormal Enthusiast
There is a video on youtube called “The Wyoming Incident” and it says in the beggining “333-333-333-333 We Present a Special Presentation 333-333-333-333”
i WORSHIP george orwell!
…bit weird 4 a 13yr old
p.s: but then… WHO WAS TEST?!
couldn’t help it!
there is only one 3:33 since most of the world and of course the world itself is based on a 24hr time zone o_O
OMK that would so freak me out i hate when the tv goes all staticie it just for some reason seriously scares me
well, that would be frightening…
i wouldn’t find it impossible or unlikely, it probably really does happen…but
big brother much?
[i love george orwell]
My movie would be the same setting of the story, but instead after the message repeats for a while, 7 people come into the room with you and you are now in something far worse than a creepy pasta could ever muster up. You are now a contestant of Big Brother 17.
Guess what? There’s also two “2:22” in the day. That’s 4:44! There’s also 2 “4:44″‘s! Which adds up to 9:28!
Coincidence? Perhaps, you might like to think that…
I love this one it seems very real
That was one of the paranoias when TVs first came out. People were certain that ‘if we can watch them, they can watch us.’
That’s always scared me. I despise the EPT as it is, and tvs in the darkness have always frightened me al little. Maybe its the reflective property–or maybe it’s the fact that people forget alot, that if you can see it–it can usually see you.
I wonder if they say the same thing?:D
theres nothing ever good on ….
I do, but I rarely, if ever, watch it.
i dont have a tv :D
Lol, Matrix much?
Still, this is very sinister, and I was always scared of the sound of the ETP in the small hours as a child…
I can see this concept making a good movie.
A man wakes up and you see him go through a day of his mundane life. That night he falls asleep in front of the tv and wakes up to see this message. He spends the rest of the movie running from what he calls “The Watcher” trying to find out who it is and why they’re watching him, all the while getting little clues from the mysterious person who gave him the message on the tv.
Yes, a good mvie, indeed.
I lol’d at two’s and Three’s responses.
Also, I too would shit my pants.
The horror movie you might be thinking of is The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
And This one scares the hell out of me.
I usually do fall asleep with the T.V. on.
There was a horror movie I once saw (no name registers!), and there was this lady, and she kept on waking up at 3:00 am, because (as Re: said, it’s the Devil’s hour) you are already awake at 3 pm, but… I forgot the rest of what I was gonna say…
but there’s 2 3:33 per day. coincidence? perhaps, you might like to think that…
333 is half of 666 just sayin’
Illuminati confirmed! Yes I replied 8 years later
3:00 am is considered the devils hour and 3:33 is supposedly the worst time of the day.
ever notice that more than a few of these (this’n, the pendant one, the one with mommy’s skin) are all set at about 3:33? same guy?
I’m being watched?
Aw, shit. No more sleeping naked in front of the television.
In Soviet Russia television watch YOU!
HAH! The television got tired of being watched and was like screwit, lets see what you do. And its mad. Why? you get a nice bed.
lmao at #3
you are all missing the point
In Soviet Russia television watch YOU!
This is my favorite short-short creepypasta. It’s too short to be terrifying, but just the thought is horrifying, especially if the image and sound distorted while it happened. “This is a test… this is a test… YOU ARE BEING WATCHED…This is a test…
My owner would probably shit in me.
really? 5 years later? you reply to this comment 5 years later?
Why did you reply back?
WOW. IT TOOK HALF A PUBERTY FOR THAT REPLY
Pants? Pants? Man we talkin about pants? How silly is that.
really? 6 years later?
Can we do 7?
best i can do is 9
Would he now?
I would probably shit in my pants.
The eyes of the Invisible Clergy are always watching.