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It's October, so naturally everyone's in the mood for scary stories. And really, horror movies and Stephen King novels are great. But it's always the true stories that are the most disturbing. We like being disturbed, so we asked our readers to tell us about the creepiest things that actually happened to them. And we gave money to the most hair-raising.

Entry by Karin Coburn

My boyfriend and I used to live in a duplex. While there, our cat Sasha accidentally got outside one night, and she was gone for over two months. The

Entry by Erin Willis

The night Granny let me sleep in her doll room: Before Dark After Dark gO CRACKEDGOM

Entry by RainbowCrash

I was once riding my bike home at night, when I decided to take a shortcut through the woods. As soon as I left the sidewalk, my headlight turned off.

Entry by kyoukusanagi

I SAW SOME KIDS RUNNING OUT OF AN ALLEY SCREAMING IN FEAR. CURIOSITY GOT TO ME AND I DECIDED TO TAKE A LOOK I SAW A WOMAN. STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A

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