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When I was a child I lived in a rented two-floor house. Both my parents worked so I was often alone when I came home from school.
One early evening when I came home the house was still dark.
I called out, “Mum?” and heard a voice say “Yeeeeees?” from upstairs.
I called my mum again, and again got the same “Yeeeeees?” reply.
I felt she was calling back at me and climbed up the stairs.
When I reached the first floor I called her once more and the voice “Yeeeeees?” came from the furthest room.
I felt both uneasy, but a strong urge to see my mother, and started to walk towards the room.
But just that moment I heard the front door downstairs open and my mother come in, carrying a lot of shopping bags.
“Sweetie, are you home?” my mother called in a cheery voice.
Hearing her voice made me feel instantly better and I turned back to go downstairs at once…but not before I had a quick glance towards the room.
While I watched from the top of the stairs, the door to the room slowly opened a crack.
For a brief moment, I saw something strange in there.
A pale face, staring at me.

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158 thoughts on “Upstairs”

  1. When the thing said “yeeeees” all I could think of was that guy from the simpsons who says “mm..yeeeeeeeeeeess”. Started laughing while reading this

  2. Uh… if I went home, called my mother, got a reply (which would seriously creep me out since she’s definitely not supposed to be there, but that’s another story), then suddenly hear my mother’s voice from a totally different place… I would not feel better a single bit, that’s exactly when I’d start to worry.
    The story is a bit flat, especially because the plot is pretty obvious from the start.

  3. Candyman. Why not learn to spell? Huh? By the way this story was kind of funny. But you wouldn’t know anything about that would you?

  4. Whoah i have 4 gusses to know who that is.


    .Jeff the Killer


    .Bloody Mary

    Say one of these messages for what you think

  5. I understand that this may not be the best story but it is good for this website. It’s okay to criticize a bit but to all those people who say it fails so hard, why don’t you shut the fuck up and write a better story. And think, if this actually happened to you, you would be shitting bricks. Place yourselves in theses situations in all these stories and this is scarier than alot. Get off this persons nuts you overly critical fucks.

  6. I’m pretty sure I’ve read another version of this story that I preferred to this one, I just don’t quite remember where.

  7. Agree with AWV, this one was actually quite spooky. I appreciate how the author is able to give the story a creepy mood without the use of gore/shock elements and while keeping it short and impactful.

    This is not scary, bricks were not shat, but shadows definitely drew closer.

    Great work!

  8. I actually thought this was great. It’s not complicated but it works.

    I don’t see why something terrible has to happen, it’s just creepy to think some kind of ghost/monster was someone you know.

  9. Would have been better if, say, the child went closer and was taken into the room. Moments later the mom comes home and calls for him, he replies “Yeeeeees?”

  10. “SALLY! …You’ve come BACK.”
    “…I had to.”
    “For THIIIIS.” *holds up arm, which waves*
    “Shall we, then?”
    ^ The fact that that scene kept replaying in my head butchered anything this had.
    4/10 for the comedy factor, though.

  11. Hi , don't turn around

    ok you caught me
    i was stealing your underwear when you came in…
    the only reason you saw my face is cause i forgot me bear suit

  12. GruntledPostalWorker

    SAYA SAYA SAYA SAYA in UNDERWORLD…. You turned a decent creepy pasta into this retarded half baked piece of tripe.

    Blast it with Piss.

  13. You know there was a lot of potential for this story. I don’t see why you didn’t take the chance and just left it as a few paragraphs.

  14. that 3rd “yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees” made me laugh

    is this story told by like a native american? and the pale face was a “pale face?”

  15. To everyone who said “lame” I urge you to actually think about how hard you would piss yourself if that happened to you.

  16. It got me to go all pins and needles…

    I can imagine the split second of happiness at his mothers voice before he realized what it implied, then the slow turn back to the door, and that cold feeling I got when I woke up in the sierras with a full grown bear sniffing at my tent, not three feet from my head, dimly lit by the moon light through the trees.

    Being almost naked, trapped in your zipped up sleeping bag, lying on the ground staring up at several hundred pounds of muscle that could cleave you in half on a whim, and _not_knowing_ if it would… THAT was irl brick shitting.

  17. I was laughing all the way through this from the ‘yeees’ bit because I was picturing the guy from Simpsons who talks like that and then says he had a stroke xD

  18. I agree with Diana, It is creepy because it is one of those things that could actually happen not every creepypasta is going to have OMGWTFITWASAZOMBIEONOES or somthing along those lines… get used to it >_>

  19. whatever, this is creepy as shit to me. it’s one of those simple stories that could easily happen to anyone instead of all this ritual crap. you would all shit brix if this happened to you and you know it.

  20. I cant enjoy this old pasta.
    True, it may have frightened me a bit the first 3 timesI read it, but this is older than the internet itself.

  21. @isantorin, if Saya is taking credit for this, she’s full of shit. As other comments have already said, this is from Something Awful, it was never in Japanese for her to translate it from. It’s been around for ages and is on tons of sites, including ED. So quit trying to start trouble.

  22. Yeah, some context for everyone: This isn’t actually a creepypasta, it’s a post from the Something Awful Forums in one of their ghost story threads.

    It’s supposedly a first hand account of an experience one of the forum members had with the supernatural as a child. Why this one was posted over the numerous other, better ghost stories from those threads I do not know.

  23. Sigh I forgot to add something in my post before and once again, IT WAS NOT M.J! Sigh what do you people have against the king of pop? Or, good music, twas a sad, sad day, when he died. Anyway, the scary thing about this (this is the part that I forgot to add) was that I have these old antique dolls that are like these women from the 17-1800s and usually I get home waaaaay before my mommy, (and I’m much to curious for my own good >:) ) and could easily picture that happen to me. Although, there are loopholes. You see, if you are afraid of this it is always the same sound that it makes. Nothing more, nothing less, always yeeesssss. And so, if you hear this, you can ask again, and again, and again, WITHOUT going upstairs. You could just run outside for dear life, go to a neighbor, or a friends house, or jus wait outside for your mommy. That is what I think anyway, enjoy the stories.

    K.K out!

  24. Saya probably won’t be happy about this.
    @ Lodi, No, Saya didn’t write it herself, but she says she translated it from a Japanese pasta.

  25. this pasta isn’t saya’s, you idiots. it’s classic /x/ stuff and even on encyclopedia dramatica’s creepypasta, quit saying she ripped it off.

  26. I actually found it pretty creepy. Just imagining the voice that sounded almost similar to his mother’s but repeating the same thing.

  27. i’ve seen this floating around /x/ for a long time
    while it’s still shitty creepypasta i’m glad to see something short and quick again.

  28. This is the worst creepypasta I have ever read… EVER. I hate to sound like a dick here, but please consider abandoning all hope for making a career out of this before your future self comes back to the past to punch you in the face for it.

  29. This actually really freaked me out. How the hell would you get back downstairs? Inch away and keep an eye on the door? Jesus, that’s a terrifying situation.

  30. Seriously? Is this site the place where pastanistas come to rail against any creepypasta that doesn’t measure up to their standards? You people need to lighten up. This stuff is free, after all.

    Anyway, not too bad. I do think it was on Saya for a while, though. Something remarkably similar, at least.

  31. Dawg, this is on encyclopedia dramatica’s creepypasta page, I think I was still in brace’s when I read this story, be original for God’s sake.

  32. Chill the fuck out dude, I was drunk and I got the wrong house ok? God, why did you have to put this shit on the internet. Douche

  33. It was good when it first hit the net, but it’s old and to be frank: it’s got bits so poorly written I don’t even know what to say. Maybe “get an editor?”

    “I felt both uneasy, but a strong urge to see my mother, and started to walk towards the room”

    why a strong urge to see mommy? why not just curiousity? gay.

  34. Honestly, it’s pretty creepy for a short pasta.
    Straight to the point that I can easily imagine this happening to me in real life.


  35. This pasta is moldy, old, stale, and undercooked. All at once. Could’ve had some potential with a lot more work. I’m a huge fan of the simple things that scare the hell out of you, but this was just: “So I walked home and I thought I heard my Mum and it was liek, this ghost thing. Yeah.” Sorry. Try again.

  36. Are you kidding me? That was so pedicable. Had too many lose ends. And wasn’t creepy at all! That is obviously this persons first pasta, AND, it wouldn’t even get a 0/10! More like -1/10. They shouldn’t have let the mother come in right away. Besides, he didn’t happen to think of the fact that he just talked to what I am guessing is some sort of doll. The mother should have come right when he was opening the door, to face his fate AND BE EATEN BY THE DOLL!!!!!!!! Muhahahahahah! Oh right so yeah, that’s what I say. (BTW, Michael Jackson? Michael Jackson is awesome!!!!!! JOE SHOULDN’T HAVE GOTTEN THE KIDS!)

    1. If there were ever an appropriate time to say “too long; didn’t read”, it would be while reading this comment.

  37. I liked it. It’s something that would have made me terrified to answer the voice of any loved one when I was little. Mistaking someone you know for something that probably wants to eat you is always freaky D:

    Wasn’t this on Saya?

  38. so? is that all ?
    it looks like incomplete if you ask me…
    it would have been better if the kid challenged with that pale faced thing in the room, before his real mother show up.

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