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10 Terrifying Creepypastas With Real-Life Roots

Updated 29 Dec 2019 295.5k views10 items

If you've spent any amount of time on the internet, chances are you've run across creepypastas, the term for those bizarre photos, eerie anecdotes, and terrifying horror stories that are often passed off as true, but are merely works of fiction that gain notoriety as they are cut-and-pasted from forum to forum, site to site. Before you dismiss them outright, however, we must warn you that we've done some digging and discovered that several of the best, most frightening creepypastas are, in fact, based on true stories. So, lock the doors, turn on all the lights, and get ready to discover ten terrifying creepypastas that might be true.

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