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  • A young man sits in his bedroom late at night, his glum face illuminated by the light of

  • a computer screen.

  • Man, he feels bored.

  • He's sick and tired of scrolling through social media posts that detail his friends'

  • allegedly perfect lives.

  • He's done with politics and left and right and everything that's wrong in the real

  • world.

  • He wants to escape.

  • And then he finds it, a video written, designed and produced by the Infographics Show.

  • It's a list of the Scariest Creepy Pastas on the Internet.

  • What will this young man learn as he's listening to this gripping list of well-told lies?

  • He'll learn that there are some utterly frightening and disturbing stories out there,

  • tales that lie like bloodied broken car wrecks on the information superhighway.

  • 10.

  • Jeff the Killer Ok, so some of you Creepy Pasta fans will

  • be thinking, c'mon, Jeff the Killer deserves to be higher than number ten.

  • Well, we do think it's good.

  • It's deranged, it's creepy enough for sure, but we also think there are better stories

  • out there.

  • The rest of you will be thinking who the hell is Jeff the killer?

  • Good question.

  • Let us explain.

  • Jeff is a kid, a kid with an annoying mom who's likely got a bad case of narcissistic

  • personality disorder.

  • Jeff has his own mental problems, too, and it doesn't take long for the story to show

  • them off.

  • He has a fight, and you might say that Jeff goes a bit overboard with the violence thing.

  • He protects his brother from receiving a good ole fashioned beat down from some kids who

  • live on the street Jeff's family has just moved onto.

  • Jeff is evidently a bit messed up from his mom and pop, and he doesn't seem to have

  • embraced the family move.

  • On top of that, he keeps having these small trance-like psycho-sexual episodes, simply

  • described as a “weird feeling.”

  • He beats up those kids on the block while waiting at a bus stop.

  • He does this with aplomb, easily taking out a stereotypically cool kid, fat kid, thin

  • kid and a nerdy kid.

  • Young Jeff breaks their bones and uses a knife he's taken off one of the kids.

  • All in a morning's work in this white picket fenced neighborhood.

  • Jeff's brother takes the blame for the vicious beating.

  • He gets carted off to prison and the family deals with it so well they're at a party

  • not long after.

  • His mom is so unaffected by losing a son to prison she almost seems perverse.

  • She waltzes into Jeff's bedroom one day and announces to him that it's party time.

  • The said party is full of overbearing (to Jeff), alcoholic parents.

  • Jeff retreats to the garden but doesn't find much solace there since it's full of

  • small kids, one with a speech impediment.

  • Believe or not, the gang that Jeff singlehandedly broke to pieces shows up in the garden.

  • What ensues is an end ofOnce upon a time in Hollywoodbeatdown, in which Jeff yet

  • again proves that he's good with his hands.

  • Guns are pulledYep, those little school kids are armed and ready to shootparents

  • scream and prove to be eternally ineffective.

  • The fight's crescendo involves implausibly flammable vodka and Jeff's face going missing.

  • The best part of the story is when Jeff pulls off the bandages and finds his face is like

  • shiny white leather and he no longer has eyelids, and then the story says:

  • Jeff,” said Liu (his brother), “It's not that bad…”

  • Not that bad,” said Jeff.

  • It's perfect.”

  • Naturally, he lets out a mad laugh at this point.

  • Fast-forward to the next chance Jeff gets to make use of a kitchen knife and the scene

  • in the family bathroom.

  • Jeff's mom walks in on him, and she sees that her son has carved a Glasgow smile onto

  • his face.

  • He goes on a stabbing spree which ends with his brother.

  • Sticking the blade into him, Jeff says his tagline, “Go to sleep.”

  • That's pretty much what he'll say to you just before he sticks the cold metal into

  • your chest.

  • Do stories get any better than that?

  • Yep, they get a lot better.

  • 9.

  • The Rake So, Jeff the killer was a simple feel-good

  • story about a boy growing up and feeling frustrated.

  • The Rake, however, is out of this world, akin to something you might see in the SCP Foundation.

  • What's the Rake?

  • Well, it's a kind of monster, a monster that is occasionally spotted and either causes

  • a person to spoil their underwear or do quite the opposite.

  • The other reaction is closer to how a person might greet a puppy dog.

  • Documents that refer to this monstrous being date back to the 12th century.

  • This is one document from 1880, translated from Spanish:

  • “I have experienced the greatest terror.

  • I have experienced the greatest terror.

  • I have experienced the greatest terror.

  • I see his eyes when I close mine.

  • They are hollow.

  • Black.

  • They saw me and pierced me.

  • His wet hand.

  • I will not sleep.

  • His voice (unintelligible text).”

  • This is from 1691: “He came to me in my sleep.

  • From the foot of my bed I felt a sensation.

  • He took everything.

  • We must return to England.

  • We shall not return here again at the request of the Rake.”

  • So, who is this Rake?

  • Some kind of succubus, incubus?

  • An SCP?

  • That's for you to find out.

  • The Rake is well written and interesting.

  • It also led to numerous theories regarding what it is.

  • 8.

  • Annora Petrova This one might not be the most horrific of

  • stories, but the concept is great.

  • Hats off to the writer that came up with it.

  • Basically, a young person is bored at home and decides to Google herself.

  • You can only imagine how surprised she is to find a Wikipedia page dedicated to her.

  • She's not famous by the way, so that's why it's weird.

  • That page contained all her personal information.

  • Her age, where she grew up, etc.

  • It also talked about her love of ice-skating.

  • At first, she was like, dad, did you do that to impress me.

  • He said no.

  • She should have known that it's not all that easy to create a new Wikipedia page.

  • Anyhow, she then creates her own account and tries to edit the page.

  • But then she finds the page is blank except these words, “Annora Petrova is a selfish

  • little bitch who is going to get what she deserves.”

  • Excuse the language.

  • Don't shoot the messenger.

  • She ends up losing a lot of friends for this and others things, and then after a series

  • of snubs in school she finds the page has changed to this:

  • Annora Petrova is a pathetic little orphan.”

  • Two years pass and she doesn't get any more popular.

  • She's so unpopular in fact that she moves to Switzerland.

  • Still, you can't hide from the internet.

  • She looked at her Wiki page there and it said, “Annora Petrova died friendless and alone.”

  • It also stated her death date for the first time.

  • We know all this because she wrote it in an email, sent to one of her remaining friends.

  • The last thing she says is that she's locked in a room in unfriendly Switzerland waiting

  • for her death date to pass.

  • You could call this an internet parable about cyberbullying and how being hyper-connected

  • isn't always a great thing.

  • 7.

  • No End House Who doesn't love a haunted house story?

  • This one we think is the best on the Creepy Pasta wiki.

  • Basically, a heroin junkie convinces his buddy to try to win $500 by agreeing to walk every

  • level of a haunted house.

  • Ok, we know that sounds a lot like the very realMcKamey Manorin the U.S., but

  • people don't really get hurt there, not a lot anyway.

  • What happens next is part psychological horror likely written by someone who likes to smoke

  • a lot of weed, and part McKamey Manor-style horror.

  • It all gets very weird from there, with the rooms of the house sounding like the days

  • of Sodom from the Marquis de Sade's seminal book on torture.

  • Yes, sadistic, that word comes from the author's name.

  • Suffice to say, the last room is the worst.

  • We won't spoil it for you.

  • 6.

  • Robert the Doll There is actually a doll called Robert.

  • It's real.

  • This story is not entirely fiction.

  • Robert the doll is a sailor with an ugly head that looks a bit like a potato.

  • The story revolves around a kid who was named Robert Eugene Otto.

  • He received a doll as a child and he named it after himself.

  • He loved Robert the doll, but it seems that the doll wasn't all that keen on his owner.

  • After a while he started playing tricks on the kid.

  • Sometimes his parents would hear two voices when Robert was in his room with the doll.

  • Sometimes he'd scream in the night, only for his parents to go into his room and find

  • a sleeping child near his doll.

  • All the furniture in the room would be overturned.

  • This kind of thing went on for a while, and although Robert's parents didn't believe

  • in sentient straw dolls, Robert the doll was retired to the loft.

  • Better safe than sorry.

  • But then Robert grew up and he inherited the house.

  • We won't tell you what happened to Robert and his wife after the doll was introduced

  • again to the lower floors, but we'll say that things went a little crazy.

  • We like this one because the house and the doll are real.

  • You can go visit them today.

  • 5.

  • Doors In this story we learn right away that the

  • narrator is adopted.

  • He talks about his adoptive family: The loving mother, the strict but decent father, a sister

  • who he is protective of.

  • In the first part of the story everything seems pretty much normal apart from a few

  • family quirks.

  • It then goes into hyperdrive and a lot of blood is spilled at the hands of a madman.

  • We really can't tell you much more otherwise we'd spoil the shock ending.

  • That's why we like this story.

  • We just didn't expect this particular ending.

  • 4.

  • The Bad Dream Some stories on the Creepy Pasta are what

  • you might call short and sweet, so much so that this one is over before you can picture

  • what something would look like wearing your mother's skin.

  • You'll know what we're talking about once you've read it, but don't go yet, we have

  • saved the best until last.

  • 3.

  • Psychosis What could be scarier than losing your mind?

  • Have you ever been paranoid before?

  • Have you ever thought everyone was out to get you?

  • Maybe they are, maybe they aren't, it's the not knowing that is scary.

  • Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not after you.

  • And that's how this tale goes.

  • It's about a young man that lives alone and is afraid to go out in the outside world.

  • He has contact with people, but not so often and only in the form of electronic communications.

  • His isolation begins to bother him.

  • The phone rings and it's a wrong number.

  • But is it?

  • Outside it's dark and gray and foreboding, which kind of mirrors what it's like inside

  • his head.

  • He tries to go outside, but never seems to make it any farther than the hallway.

  • Whenever he looks through the window all he sees are dark clouds and rain.

  • This tension keeps building, making this story one of the best Creepy Pasta noir tales.

  • We won't spoil it for you but will tell you that this man's diary starts to sound

  • very, very weird.

  • 2.

  • Slender Man This faceless ghoul known as the Slender Man

  • hunts the young folks that are obsessed with it.

  • It has long arms and is seen wearing a smart suit, and if you get too near this thing what

  • will likely happen is you'll end up looking like someone has jammed pencils in your ears

  • and thrown boiling water over you.

  • Be careful, because one day you might see it slip by the window, looking like a shadow,

  • but with the strength to kill.

  • This story literally came to life in 2014 when two 12 year old girls from Wisconsin

  • were playing hide and seek with a third girl.

  • They lured the girl into a wood, whereupon they stabbed her 19 times.

  • She survived, but only just.

  • Just before the attack one of the girls said to the victim, “Don't be afraid, I'm

  • only a little kitty cat.”

  • They then proceeded to stab her in the arms, legs, stomach, liver, and pancreas.

  • The victim shouted out through her pain, “I hate you!

  • I trusted you!”

  • When the cops interviewed the girls and asked why they'd done such a thing, they both

  • said they did it for the Slender Man.

  • It was a kind of blood sacrifice, something to appease the monster.

  • They believed that if they killed the girl, they would be protected by it and be able

  • to live with it as its servants in the forest.

  • That didn't happen.

  • Instead they were charged with attempted murder in the first degree and sent to a juvenile-detention

  • facility.

  • That's testament to the hold this story had on some people.

  • That's why it's number two.

  • 1.

  • The Russian Sleep Experiment But our favorite Creepy Pasta story is the

  • Russian Sleep Experiment.

  • Like many stories on the wiki, it's easy to believe that it's true.

  • It isn't, but it's convincing enough.

  • As the story goes, the Soviets were covertly experimenting on people back in the 1940s.

  • That's believable because, hey, which superpower back then wasn't doing terrible things in

  • the name of science and war.

  • This experiment was simple enough.

  • Soldiers in the field needed to stay awake for long periods of time, so the Soviets were

  • testing a kind of stimulation gas that was sprayed into a containment chamber.