The Creepiest Thing Ever (For You)

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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.

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Entry by ERRiley

When my daughter was very young, she had an imaginary friend named Erk. Every day she would tell me stories about what she and Erk did while I was at

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Entry by MrFreehuggs

/ fell asleep in my sister's room and had a nightmare about a figure standing at the foot of the bed watching me. I never talked about it until years

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Entry by Zinnavi

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

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Entry by S Peter Davis

MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER 17, BUT THE DOCTORS REVIVED HER. THE NEXT YEAR, SHE WAS FOUND DEAD IN HER HOME. FROM A HEART

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Entry by Karitamonster

One morning we uent suimming at the beach, uhich uas pleasantly GRADI empty. When ue were walking back at noon tuo people appeared out of nowhere dres

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Entry by ERRiley

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

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I once wrote something about American Express on a piece of paper. Later, I went on Facebook and saw ads for American Express (1 had never searched fo

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Entry by TedStixon

When I was a baby, my abusive next door neighbor was shot to death by his own son. 17 years later, I was home alone one day, and heard a male voice wh

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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.

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Entry by scandata

A friend and I were driving late at night on an empty road when we each saw someone on a bike ahead. As I was about to swerve around him, he vanished.

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Entry by Gareth

After a long day at the hospital, my mother and I got back to my grandmother's DOW- eopty apartment. At the moment We got in the door, a music box tha

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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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Entry by Scott Laffey

Three months after 1 my little sister passed away, I received a friend request from an Irish woman with the same name as her. I accept most requests f

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Entry by ERRiley

While exploring an abandoned house in Tennessee, my friend and I saw an old doll in a rocker. As we moved to the next room, 0 heard someone whisper m

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Entry by S Peter Davis

Around midnight at a train station a man in a hat was walking very strangely. He turned to me and smiled like an alien who had learned to smile by wat

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Entry by Vincent Pall

CRACKED.COM When I was home alone one summer morning in 1987 when I was 16 years old, I received a phone call from someone who sounded like my .grandf