Top 13 Creepiest Creepypastas That Will Keep You Awake At Night

Top 13 Creepiest Creepypastas That Will Keep You Awake At Night

Trying to escape Freddy from your dreams? Read these and never go to sleep!

Happy early Halloween, readers! This week, I will be serving up delicious dishes of Creepypasta for you all to enjoy. For those who don't know what Creepypastas are—and no they aren't delicious plates of spaghetti prepared in a 'creepy' way—they are a collection of fictional horror stories written by people online. They have gained a cult-like following over the years and have been passed down and altered by many writers in the online community. Creepypastas are perfect for giving someone a good scare. I especially like to read them during Halloween time with friends or alone in the dark (make sure you get a blanket ready for the latter option, though!)

Want a good scare as well? Here are my picks for the top 13 scariest Creepypastas on the internet. (It should be noted that—due to gore and disturbing themes—these stories are not suitable for children nor for those who are easily squeamish. Read at your own risk.)

1. The Russian Sleep Experiment

Set sometime after World War II, this story tells the tale of a group of Russian researchers who attempt to keep five political prisoners from sleeping using a gas based stimulant. After 15 days of monitoring, the results become horrifically savage. Read more about it here.

2. Jeff The Killer

After being brutally ambushed by several bullies out for revenge, Jeff is left severely burned and starts losing his sanity. Then the killing spree begins. Read the story here.

3. Candle Cove

This story focuses on a television channel that was only viewable by children. Candle Cove was the only show that played on this channel and featured pirate marionettes going on adventures. But what sinister secrets lie beneath this seemingly innocent children's show? The story of Candle Cove ultimately inspired the first season of Syfy’s anthology series, “Channel Zero.” Read the fully story here.

4. The Rake

The Rake is a horrific creature resembling a cross between a naked man and a hairless dog. When the Rake whispers a person’s name, it instantly dooms them to be the Rake’s next victim. Find out what happens when a husband and wife cross paths with the Rake here.

5. Slenderman

Slenderman is, perhaps, the most well-known Creepypasta as it has been in the news for infamous reasons. In the lore, Slenderman is a tall, slender creature—with tentacle-like arms, who has no face, and wears a suit. He resides in the forest and haunts children in their dreams, before taking them away forever, leaving their parents confused and heartbroken. Here is one of the stories that started it all.

6. Mr. Widemouth

Mr. Widemouth is a story about a 5-year-old boy who becomes acquainted with a Furby-like creature (Mr. Widemouth) while he is bedridden with mononucleosis . Mr. Widemouth promises the boy friendship, but this guise hides his true evil intentions. Read more about it here.

7. The Fairies

After a biology professor starts dating his colleague, they plan a trip to visit her parents in Alberta, a location that supposedly houses fairies. Unlike Tinkerbell, these fairies are said to be malevolent and to have a desire for human sacrifice. The couple’s curiosities about the fairies lead them to danger, turning their adventurous getaway into a vacation from hell. Read more here.

8. Bedtime

When a little boy gets a bedroom all to himself, he begins to feel a paranormal presence watching him. Months go by, and he becomes accustomed to this haunting, sharing bunk beds with his nightly visitor, who does nothing but wriggle and make strange noises in the bed beneath him. Yet on one winter night, there is a change of plans and the monster becomes more ferocious towards the boy. Read the story here.

9. Artificial

Artificial follows a young scientist, Jennifer, as she tries to create the most humanistic Artificial Intelligence (AI) ever known to humankind. Situations become confusing, though; when her AI claims to be a real person and to have been the one to have programmed her. Who is the actual AI? Read the full story here.

10. Persuaded

Persuaded details a world overrun by zombies following a tanker accident. The zombies in this story, however; are aware of everything, unlike the mindless undead made famous by George A. Romero. The story centers around a man who is trapped inside his house as he hears and sees the carnage unfolding outside, waiting for his inevitable death to come. Read the entire story here.

11. The Smiling Man

An insomniac roams the streets to help her sleep but is instead met by a smiling man waltzing towards her. Doing her best to avoid him and to let him pass, she soon realizes he is following her, with the smile of insanity never leaving his face as he moves in closer and closer towards her. Read the full story here.

12. Doors

A male protagonist tells the story of his daily life with his adopted family. Everything is well until a bloodthirsty intruder breaks into the house one night and it's up to the narrator to save the day. This story has a great twist at the end and can be read here.

13. Lost Episodes

There is a subgenre of Creepypasta that focuses on 'lost episodes'of cartoon shows like "The Simpsons" and "Spongebob Squarepants." Most of these episodes were scrapped because it was shown that whoever watched these episodes went insane. Would you dare to watch if you could?

So what did you think of these Creepypastas? Pretty scary, right? Were you able to make it through them all? If you enjoyed reading these stories, there are more to be found at http://www.creepypasta.com/. Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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Could Neon Art, Work In Your Home?

Here are our top tips for making it work in your home: Neon Art

When it comes to interior design, the '50s and '60s are decades that are always in fashion. Bloggers, designers and Instagram fans are still packing their personal space with the modern-retro look that mixes flashes of fashion from a former era with modern pieces and looks. Not only is it a cost-effective way to rock your living room, but a fantastic opportunity to express your personal style.

The 1960s art movement incorporated industrial materials like neon lights and metallic and functionally designed furniture into its look. There’s no fussy detailing on the furniture and accessories are simple, but often brightly coloured or unusual in their design. These make for a great way to embrace minimalism, without having to give up on colour in your rooms.

It’s a Look Built Around Mix And Match

The brilliant thing for the professional, or amateur designer, is that mid-century-modern-inspired pieces are versatile. You can pepper them in without having to rethink the whole room. It's not a look that needs to be implemented wall to wall, floor to ceiling. It should be mix-and-matched.

An easy way to get the throwback look is a custom neon sign. Neon is flashy, trashy, and harks straight to the heyday of rock and roll. But it’s also a marker of modernity. Nostalgic and super modern, it isn't a new idea for interiors, but trends have moved away from neon words on walls to quirky, unusual neon shapes and objects on walls and on flat surfaces. 

a Custom-Made Neon Sign Can Add a Sense Of Forever Style

The great thing about using neon as a medium is exactly the reason it was created: it’s easy, flexible and with some personalisation can be whatever you want it to be! Choose from unusual outlines like fruit for the kitchen, Banksy-style outlines for the living room or a romantic phrase, whispered in neon, for the bedroom walls.

So, what does modern retro look like? The same considerations apply now as for home designers in the 1960s. That’s bold and vivacious colours, patterns and prints, geometric shapes, and textures with simple lines and statement pieces.

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Here are our top tips for making it work in your home: 

Furniture: Choose items that are simple, informal, functional and fuss-free – look for elegant and smartly designed pieces that echo across the decades.

Bold geometric shapes: You can use these in either wallpaper, tablecloths, curtains or art pieces on the walls. Consider clever but unfussy use of lines and the greens, reds and blues of the decade.

Retro patterns and prints: Patterns that we all recognise include paisley and florals in reds, browns and yellows. Echo this rounded, vibrant look in your homewards, accessories and details.

Break out the pop art: Artwork from the era is easy to find. Consider a framed piece from one of the pop-art masters like Warhol or Lichtenstein, or a piece of neon in an unexpected shape and colour to really light up a room.

Add touches of metallic: Complete the modern look with up-to-date materials like brass or copper for your lamps, light shades or other functional décor items.

Choose your furniture wisely: The look is minimalist but colourful, so keep your furniture items to a minimum but choose them well. If you want to get this right, it’s better to have one piece that really creates conversation than several that almost get it right. Feel free to mix and match between old and new – it’s almost compulsory!

Happy home making!


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Fiction On Odyssey: The Language of Happiness

A dog's tale

The Best Person Ever has walked in, and Mommy’s voice gets high-pitched greeting her. After she returns some high-pitched sounds, she crouches and makes more sounds. Two syllables are recognizable.

“Ginger!”

Ginger bounds to her. Excitement shakes her every which way, spilling into showers of licks on Best Person Ever’s face, along with the occasional bark of “I’M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!”

Of course, the two-legged ones understand Ginger as much as Ginger understands them, but happiness is a universal language. They are both very happy to see each other, and between Ginger’s barks and Best Person’s cooing, they work something out.

Mommy says things. Best Person replies, still petting and scritching Ginger because she is the Best.

But Mommy leaves. She leaves all the time! Is she going to come home?

“Ginger!” Best Person calls, already halfway to the Food Bowl Room.

Ginger hurries after her, little furry body panting and wagging. She decides it’ll be alright for a while. At least Best Person is around!


Best Person gives Ginger sooooo many belly rubs. All the belly rubs. The best belly rubs.

Ginger snuffles, but doesn’t stir. The Couch is the Best Couch, comfy and soft, and Best Person is keeping up her languid pets, crooning from time to time. Happiness is connecting them again, and so Ginger understands that Best Person likes giving belly rubs as much as Ginger likes getting them.

Watson, the noble leader of the household, slinks around the corner. No doubt he is prowling for the Food Bowl Room. Ginger’s was emptied within minutes, since she’s hardly fed, but Watson is sparing. A regal Calico he is, colored spots like jewels adorning his white fur.

Best Person makes happy noises. Ginger looks up to see her eyes on Watson. Best Person always cheers when Watson shows himself. Watson never answers, though Ginger never knows why. Best Person is the Best.

Mmmmm, belly rubs.


Ball, ball, ball, BALL! BALL!

Ginger recognizes another word: “Fetch!”

BALL!!

Ginger runs it back to Best Person. But as always, she tries to take it instead. She still hasn’t grasped the concept of Fetch: she is there to throw the ball, not take it.

Ginger holds on. Best Person makes loud happy sounds, the fast kind that Ginger loves the most. They are the Extra Happy Sounds, bursts of scent and color.

“Ginger, give!”

Ugh, fine. But only because Ginger likes her so—BALL!


Is that—what is that? What is that?!

Is that a dog? IT’S A DOG! Ginger has to see that dog. Defend the Home and Best Person, and also sniff, sniff, sniff. What’s their business here, anyway? Ginger must find out!

“WHAT DO YOU WANT?” Ginger roars, for she is a fierce Yorkshire Terrier.

“I’M WALKING!” Dog snaps back, “I NEVER GET WALKS!”

Liar! Ginger sees Dog all the time!

They try to approach each other and assess the situation. But Dog’s Human pulls them away with garbled words and Ginger is, sadly, restricted by The Wall surrounding the house. It’s got pointy tops and painted worn white. Ginger’s tried scratching it, but Mommy doesn’t like that, and making Mommy upset is the Worst Thing Ever.

“Ginger!” Best Person calls, “Food!”

Food? FOOD!

“I’M WATCHING YOU!” Ginger says to Dog. Satisfied, she sprints for Best Person.


“Hello, Watson!” Ginger says, for she is quieter with Watson. One must Respect the Cat. “How are you today?”

Watson flicks his tail, but happiness offers nothing, not like when Ginger wags her tail. Still, Watson doesn’t seem angry.

He trills something, narrowing his yellow-green eyes. Ginger can’t tell what he’s saying either.

Still, he brushes their bodies when he passes her. Ginger enjoys having him as a Bestest Friend.


Best Person ever cuddles Ginger when they sleep. Because she is the Best. When she’s holding Ginger, Ginger can close her eyes and not miss Mommy so much.


The Best Person Ever has walked in. This time, it’s Mommy! Mommy’s come back! Ginger always knew she would!

“Ginger!” she shouts, holding out her arms. She makes the happiest sounds, and Ginger replies.

Then Best Person leaves. Why does she have to leave?!

But Mommy! Mommy is here! Everything’s good now!

Watson graces Mommy with his presence, even accepting a few pets. He eats the food he is given before quickly disappearing to his lair in the Basement.

“Ginger,” Mommy says, petting and petting because she’s Ginger’s Favorite. She says other things, all happy, happy, happy.

For a moment, they know exactly what the other means.

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