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Creepypasta has become very popular in recent years. A creepypasta is a horror related urban legend or images that have been circulating around the internet. The term creepypasta was coined by 4CHAN in 2006 from the words creepy and copypasta referring to the horror situations being circulated around the internet. Most people write these as “ghost stories;” simply the product of a creative mind.
1. The Other Watcher
There was once a man who checked into a hotel for a few nights. After getting his key, the woman at the front desk mentioned that on the way to his room he would be passing another room that had no number on the door and that he should not try to enter the room or even look inside. By the second night curiosity got the best of him and he decided to peek through the keyhole. He saw a very pale woman in an empty room standing in the corner.
On his third night, still intrigued, he looked into the keyhole again. But all he saw was the color red. Nothing else but a deep shade of red. Thinking that maybe the inhabitants of the room had caught him peering through the keyhole and blocked it, he decided to consult with the front desk for more details.
He admitted to the woman that he in fact had peeked through the keyhole. She sighed and said she had warned him not to do so. She continued with the story that many years ago a man murdered his wife in that room and her ghost haunts it to this day. Her ghost is said to be very pale except for her eyes, which are bloodshot red.
2. Where The Bad Kids Go
A photographer decides to research an old children’s show that he used to watch growing up in wartime Lebanon. The half hour show relied on graphic imagery and scare tactics to keep children from misbehaving. He described the show as a mixture of frightening images, disoriented sounds, and threatening stories targeted at young children but was most likely a propaganda program designed to scare children into complacency.
The closing scene of every episode featured a camera slowly zooming towards an old rusted iron door. As it got closer screams could be heard coming from the other side as the words “that is where the bad kids go” popped up in Arabic.
Upon investigating the photographer was able to locate the studio where the old shows were filmed and although it had been abandoned for some time, he was able find the infamous rusted door. But he was not prepared for what was on the other side. Upon opening the door he discovered an empty room covered in blood, feces, and bones with a caged microphone hanging from the middle of the room.
3. Candle Cove
Back in the early 1970’s there was a television program known as “Candle Cove” which featured creepy looking marionette puppets. An online chat room was created by a user known only as “skyshale003” to discuss the show with others to see if anyone else recalled watching the low budget show that gave him terrible nightmares.
The show centers around a young girl named Janice who imagines herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate characters are portrayed by puppets.
As more people log on to the website, they are surprised to find many others who remembered the program and also have been living with the constant nightmares. They reminisce in horror more disturbing details about the show such as a character known as “the skin taker,” a skeleton pirate who wears clothing made out of children’s skin. Another episode which consisted entirely of pirates moving sporadically and screaming.
One specific user, Mike_painter63, also shocked that he wasn’t alone, decided to consult his mother about why he was even allowed to watch the show as a child. His mother surprised that he even remembers “Candle Cove,” told him that as a boy, he would sit in front of a static filled television screen of dead air for thirty minutes every day, saying that he was watching his favorite pirate show.
4. Slender Man
Slender Man is a mythical ghoul often depicted as a tall thin figure wearing a black suit and having a blank face. According to the legend, he can stretch or shorten his arms at will and also has tentacle like appendages protruding from his back. His presence can cause insomnia, paranoia, and memory loss. He is also known to distort photographs and videos.
Slender man is rumored to have been alive for centuries and even has mythological ties dating back to the Romans.
Whenever Slender Man appears, children are abducted. They say that he lures them into the woods, then controls their minds, and forces them to walk into his arms.
It has had an impact on popular culture with videogames and with people doing violent crimes. One of the worst was an attack on a 12 year old girl who was stabbed multiple times by two 12 year old girls who claimed Slender Man controlled their thoughts.