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50shadesofknackered Wed 09-Jan-13 09:17:08

What is the creepiest or scariest story you know? I don't care if its true or just an urban legend or story. I am in the mood to be creeped out plus I'm trying not to have to clean. I was driving home from work last night down some dark country lanes and couldn't get the stories about the stick/shadow men things out of my head. V scary!

MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Wed 09-Jan-13 21:03:05

I remember this one from school:

A young girl named Lisa was left alone on several accounts as her parents worked late. Her parents bought her a dog to keep her company. One night Lisa was awoken by a constant dripping sound. She got up and went to the kitchen to turn off the tap properly. As she was getting back into the bed she stuck her hand under the bed and the dog licked it. The dripping sound continued, so she went to the bathroom and turned off the tap properly in there, too. She went back to her bedroom and stuck her hand under the bed, and the dog licked it again. But the dripping continued, so she went outside and turned off the taps out there. She came back to bed, stuck her hand under it, and the dog licked it again. The dripping continued, drip, drip, drip. This time she listened and located the source of the dripping — it was coming from her cupboard. She opened the cupboard door, and there was her dog hanging upside down with its neck cut, and written on the window on the inside of the cupboard was, "HUMANS CAN LICK TOO!!!"

But the thing that creeps me out more than anything in the world is the Candyman film. I shuddered just typing that.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:04:39

Missy, I've heard a variation of that story before.

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:08:07

I'm going to stay up all night scaring myself by reading these now. Why??!!!

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:09:14

The thoughts of Shadow/Stick men sacre me more than anything. They're the reason I won't venture out after dark.

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:11:27

Why the fuck did I open this thread, my husband is working nights!

I really don't learn!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:12:07

I remember that story too. Always scared the shit out of me when I was at school! Slept with my hands inside the covers in case anything should lick them!
Dh is away tonight, and now I will be glued to this thread all night and have to sleep with the lamp on!

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:13:24

<snuggles up with Clara>

I'm leaving the light on tonight!

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:13:56

What is the stick men/shadow men thing?
Is it from the other enormous threads from a little while ago? And I missed it somehow?

wannabedomesticgoddess Wed 09-Jan-13 21:17:31

I want to know too ClaraBean!

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:19:50

What's a shadow/stick man?

KatyPeril Wed 09-Jan-13 21:21:13


MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel Wed 09-Jan-13 21:22:04

Oh this one is anoter one that scared me witless as a youngster.

A woman and her boyfriend were on their way home from a date one night, and suddenly his car ran out of gas. It was about one in the morning and they were completely alone in the middle of the nowhere.

The guy stepped out of the car, saying comfortingly to his girlfriend, "Don't worry, I'll be right back. I'm just going to go out for some help. Lock the doors, though."

She locked the doors and sat restlessly, waiting for her boyfriend to come back. Suddenly, she sees a shadow fall across her lap. She looks up to see... not her boyfriend, but a strange, crazed looking man. He is swinging something in his right hand.

He sticks his face close to the window and slowly pulls up his right hand. In it is her boyfriend's decapitated head, twisted horribly in pain and shock. She shuts her eyes in horror and tries to make the image go away. When she opens her eyes, the man is still there, grinning psychotically. He slowly lifts his left hand, and he is holding her boyfriend's keys... to the car.

I am on a scary urban legend site just now, I know every single story on there from about 20 years ago.

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jan-13 21:25:51

These are supposed to be scary?

InMySpareTime Wed 09-Jan-13 21:27:03

I write short fiction, there are a few good scary ones here
Particularly "the tailor of stories" and "the strangeling and the lost pencil"

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:27:06

Oh God! I think I am too scared to google them! I will be fine, and then when I get to bed I will be terrified!
I can't even read Above Top Secret at night on my own <wuss>
What is it about scary stuff that is so addictive, even when you are a big wuss like me?

sunny you can share my Turkish Delight if you like grin

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:29:25

I used to not be scared when I was a kid. I used to see ghost type things (I know, I know, but I have seen a few things I can't explain), even though I am not really a believer.
Now I am older and have dc I am scared of everything, even though I don't see anything any more <ouija board regrets>

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:37:14

When dh was staying on a retreat, someone came into his bedroom during the night. He thought it was another guest who'd mistaken his room for theirs. The 'person' came across and sat down on his bed. He then put the light on to find no one there. He got up and checked the door and it was locked confused

littlemisssunny Wed 09-Jan-13 21:43:26

I know this sounds like nothing but it freaked me out at the time.

Went to stay in some cottages at appuldurcombe house on the IOW in 2011 for my SILs wedding, we stayed in a cottage with one of my other SILs and there was 8 of us. There was 2 cottages together and then others dotted about the site. At night I left the door open as the kids were at the other end of the landing and I wanted to be able to hear them.

It was pitch black at night, and there wasn't lamps in the bedroom so I couldn't leave a light on. I felt really freaked out on the first night and daren't look on the landing when I was in bed, I felt like someone was watching me, a lady.

When we got back I did some research and in the cottage which was attached to ours a ghost of a lady has been seen, I knew nothing about this before I went! My blood ran cold when I read it!

expatinscotland Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:42

I was 6 when these murders occurred, but we were still talking about it as Girl Scouts years later.


KhallDrogo Wed 09-Jan-13 21:48:53

oooo...from the other thread; 'black eyed children' if you dare!

SylviaDaisyPouncer Wed 09-Jan-13 21:55:05

Nooo, not the black eyed children or Stick Men.
I googled them last year in a similar thread.

ClaraBean Wed 09-Jan-13 21:55:53

Oh black eyed children are really scary! ATS has some great stories about them!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:57:32

I am not googling either.

I googled munting once but I'm not googling black eyed kids.

hiddenhome Wed 09-Jan-13 21:58:25

I searched for stick men, but it doesn't sound too bad. What exactly are these things meant to do to you?

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