Halloween is less than a week away. By now, I suspect many he already consumed their fair share of horror and Halloween-centric content. I’ve even recommended some and it’s not too late to enjoy it.
However, at the heart of every Halloween celebration is horror. This is the time of year when we actively seek out the kinds of stories that will scare us. Even if you’re not a horror fan, this is the one time of year where you make an exception. You dare to test just how much you can fear you can take.
To that end, I’d like to share something that has only recently become one of my favorite internet phenomenon. It’s called a CreepyPasta. Rest assured, it has nothing to do with pasta. It’s just internet slang for a type of horror-centric legend that circulates on the internet. Think of them as scary campfire stories that you share online.
Some of these stories are just generic horror stories, but some can be legitimately scary. The infamous character, Slender Man, gained much of his backstory through CreepyPastas. There’s also a subreddit called No Sleep from which many CreepyPastas emerge. Some of those go onto become videos voiced by those with extra-creepy voices, such as MrCreepyPasta.
A lot of this is stuff that I was aware of to some extent, but it’s only recently that I’ve really started exploring the world of CreepyPastas. I’m even considering making one that I can put on my YouTube channel, Jack’s World. For now, though, and in keeping with the spirit of Halloween, I just wanted to introduce this world to others who might not be aware of it.
Also, to those same people a taste of the kind of horrors that CreepyPastas can offer, I’d like to share one of the most famous CreepyPastas of all time, the Russian Sleep Experiment. Please note that if you’re about to go to bed, you may want to save this for the morning. It will likely scare you in ways you never expected. Enjoy!