15 Creepy Stories From Reddit’s ‘Nosleep’ Forum That Will Keep You Awake Until the End of Time

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Reddit’s nosleep forum is simply a short-horror online

crucible,

wherein

the astir horrifically unsettling

contented is sent to the apical and

simply mediocre illustration of the macabre

die

an ignoble death.

The conceit among the subreddit’s authors and commenters is that these are each existent stories (they are, uh, not, I think)

, truthful they’re each grounded successful thing similar reality,

and the commentary that follows them

is often arsenic entertaining arsenic the communicative itself.

Here are immoderate of my favourite selections. Any of them volition perk you close up, should you beryllium lying down successful a acheronian country astatine night.

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Dad unopen himself wrong his bunker astatine the commencement of the pandemic...

Dad unopen himself wrong his bunker astatine the commencement of the pandemic...

Dad unopen  himself wrong  his bunker astatine  the opening  of 2020. He said the satellite   was astir  to extremity  and erstwhile   we didn’t judge   him, helium  told america  to aftermath  up. It was raining that day. I retrieve  focusing connected  the h2o  hitting the windowpanes portion    my sister tried to alteration  Dad’s mind. I knew it was nary  use. He was excessively  stubborn to perceive  to anyone but possibly  Donald Trump. WHO had conscionable  declared that COVID-19 had pushed the satellite   into a pandemic. Dad wanted america  to articulation  him and erstwhile   we told him no, helium  called america  brainwashed.

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In this tale, a paranoid begetter barricades himself successful a bunker helium built connected onshore that utilized to beryllium an service base. What helium finds wrong is adjacent much frightening than the satellite he’s trying to flee.

We utilized to unrecorded here

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Netflix precocious purchased the surface rights to this multi-part mind-screw of a nosleep tale, truthful work it now, earlier the mini-series drops.

In We Used to Live Here, the erstwhile occupants of an aged location sojourn the young mates who conscionable purchased it. They look similar a precise bully family, but they don’t privation to leave...

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I deliberation I’m trapped successful a Hallmark movie.

I deliberation I’m trapped successful a Hallmark movie.

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It’s not each death, gloom, and ghosts implicit astatine nosleep. This communicative is simply a refreshing horror-comedy piece successful which everyone’s favourite romance-movie mill, The Hallmark Channel, becomes an existential situation of sorts.

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My woman would reply 1 question each nighttime successful her sleep.

My woman would reply 1 question each nighttime successful her sleep.

My woman  would reply  1  question   each   nighttime  successful  her sleep.  Series I met this miss  that I thought   was cleanable   for me. Our narration   moved truly  quickly, and I started sleeping astatine  her spot  aft  astir  2  weeks of seeing each   other. The archetypal  nighttime  that we stayed together, she frightened  maine  beauteous   badly. It's 1  of those things that you conscionable  can't shingle  disconnected  easily. I was laying successful  furniture  adjacent  to her speechmaking  connected  my telephone  erstwhile   she rolls implicit    and looks maine  dormant   successful  the eye. She doesn't accidental    anything, she conscionable  looks astatine  me. "Hi," I said to her. "Ask maine  a question," she responded.

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In this creepy story, a boy’s elation implicit his caller narration turns sour erstwhile his caller emotion turns retired to speech successful her sleep, giving a existent reply to 1 question per night. (If this ever happens to you, inquire for the adjacent day’s lottery numbers. Under nary circumstances should you inquire erstwhile you volition die.)

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My ma near maine a acceptable of tapes to ticker aft she died.

My ma near maine a acceptable of tapes to ticker aft she died.

My ma  was the benignant   of idiosyncratic   to look   similar  a wallflower until you got adjacent  and past    spout retired  facts astir  her favourite animal. It was an emperor penguin. She said their travel  for emotion  and parenthood was the hardest and astir   connecting with her. I’m told each  the accustomed  things astir  her; she had a grin  that could airy  up   a room, her laughter  chopped  done  the malaise of an awkward party, her stride was assured  and her signifier  was elegant. From the time  I could recognize   what it was to beryllium  remembered, she was painted to maine  arsenic  a existent   goddess.

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A dead parent leaving videotapes to beryllium played astatine circumstantial moments successful her kid’s beingness is creepy enough—but erstwhile she seems to cognize what happened after she died it’s conscionable very, precise bad.

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The Orangutans are Skeptical of Changes successful Their Cages

The Orangutans are Skeptical of Changes successful Their Cages

The Orangutans Are Skeptical of Changes successful  Their Cages  "Is this a caller   couch?" I asked. The scientist  looked astatine  the couch. "No. Same arsenic  always." "New chair?" "No." "New glasses?" "No." "Are you the aforesaid  doctor?" The scientist  paused. "Yes..."

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The lone happening this psychological fearfulness story has successful communal with the Simon and Garfunkel opus “At the Zoo” is the title. If you similar stories of supposedly insane radical trying to portion their world together, this 1 is for you.

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Uncle Gerry’s Family Fun Zone

Uncle Gerry’s Family Fun Zone

 the blur of Will’s hand, the beads of sweat gathering astatine  his temples, the gentle autumn breeze creeping done  the ace  of the window. Don’t look   astatine  the page. Just don’t look   astatine  it.

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There’s thing astir fearfulness acceptable successful amusement parks that conscionable works. In Uncle Gerry’s Family Fun Zone, intrepid municipality explorers acceptable retired to find the ruins of the titular establishment, agelong closed down aft a lad got mislaid everlastingly successful the shot pit.

The Quiet Neighbor

Just astir  the archetypal  happening  anyone caller   to the vicinity  learned was to debar  Bud Filimore. Cantankerous, territorial, and fueled by what seemed to beryllium  a deep-seated hatred for conscionable  astir  everything, helium  was the benignant  of antheral   that puerility  nightmares were made of. Although he'd lone  lived determination   for a fewer  months longer than us, by the clip  my household  moved successful  crossed  the thoroughfare  from the Filimore house, his estimation  was already firmly established. When different   neighbors came by with their cookies and casseroles to invited  america  and saw maine  and my brother, conscionable  9  and eleven, they'd propulsion  my parents speech  and connection    hushed warnings.

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Sometimes the champion fearfulness comes from the simplest premise. In The Quiet Neighbor, children exploring the spooky location down the thoroughfare find thing unspeakable wrong it.

10 / 17

My dormant woman keeps messaging maine connected Facebook

My dormant woman keeps messaging maine connected Facebook

My dormant   woman  keeps messaging maine  connected  Facebook. I’ve got the screenshots. I don’t cognize  what to do. Tonight’s benignant  of a catalyst for this post. I conscionable  received different  message, and it’s worse than immoderate  of the others. My woman  died connected  the 7th of August, 2012. She was progressive   successful  a 3  car   collision driving location  from enactment    erstwhile   idiosyncratic    ran a reddish  light. She passed distant  wrong   minutes connected  the scene. We had been dating for 5  years astatine  that point. She wasn’t large  connected  the thought  of matrimony  (it felt archaic, she said, gave her a weird vibe), but if she had been, I would person  joined  her wrong   3  months of our relationship. She was vibrant; the benignant  of miss  that would take  situation   each   time. She was happiest erstwhile   camping, but a full   technophile too. She ever  smelled similar  cinnamon.

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I emotion this story. Not lone is it ace creepy, but writer natesw goes the other mile and provides links to screenshots of the messages that helium received from his dormant girlfriend. It truly pulls you into the narrative.

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The erstwhile tenant near a endurance guide

The erstwhile tenant near a endurance guide

The erstwhile   tenant of my caller   level  near  a endurance  guide. I’m not definite   I privation  to unrecorded  present  anymore. Series I moved successful  with my fellow  yesterday. We’ve been unneurotic  for 5 years present  and we’re aged  and omniscient  capable   to settee  down   and yet   permission  our parents houses. He conscionable  turned 24 and I’m 22. He’s the emotion  of my life. His sanction  is Jamie and I couldn’t beryllium  happier to beryllium  surviving  with him.  When we decided to marque   the leap we spent 2 months looking astatine  flats and houses, we couldn’t spend  to bargain  yet truthful  renting was our lone  enactment    but the prices were astronomical. For our fund  we would person  been fortunate  to get   a container  country   and a stove.

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In this multi-part nosleep epic, a caller renter of an flat finds a “survival guide” written by the erstwhile occupant. It contains entries like: “Trash time is Thursday” and “Don’t pass with immoderate neighbours who assertion to travel from flats 65-72. These flats suffered a occurrence successful the precocious 80s that devastated the full floor, each the residents died successful their homes.” Useful advice.

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NASA recovered a futuristic hard-drive from space.

NASA recovered a futuristic hard-drive from space.

Yesterday, NASA recovered a futuristic hard-drive from space. I tin  nary  longer support  what it holds a concealed   I grip  extra-terrestrial objects astatine  NASA. Up until present  I’ve been analysing assorted  rocks and materials from abstraction  with my adjacent  large  task  being analysing ungraded   samples from Mars. Over the years, the excitement of handling items from abstraction  had worn disconnected  and my occupation  was simply   reduced to a elemental  regular    I had acceptable   up   for examining and signaling  the features of everything that was brought to my desk. 

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This communicative of a NASA employee’s find of a mysterious relic from space combines horror, subject fiction, and a informing for humanity. It’s awesome some for the chills it imparts and for its concise statement of the acold future.

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I utilized to enactment arsenic a promenade Santa, but 1 boy’s Christmas database made maine quit.

I utilized to enactment arsenic a promenade Santa, but 1 boy’s Christmas database made maine quit.

I utilized  to enactment    arsenic  a promenade  Santa, but 1  boy’s Christmas database  made maine  quit.  Series It was the 3rd  clip  that time  that I felt an unnatural warmth statesman  wherever  the kid  was sitting connected  my leg. I’d grown past   being disgusted by it. As I felt the archetypal  drops deed  my limb  wrong  the suit   and statesman  to rotation  down   my leg, I lifted the lad  nether  the armpits, acceptable   him connected  his feet adjacent  to the chair, and stood up. He started crying, and the portion   of insubstantial  helium  was gripping tightly successful  his small  fist fell from his manus  arsenic  helium  smothered his tears successful  his palms.

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“Mall Santa” doesn’t look similar a creepy occupation [Editor’s note: Well, actually...], but successful this nosleep story, the gig travel to impact a “Santa groupie” with a fetish for men successful reddish suits and murders, truthful YMMV. I similar the humor-mixed-with-horror vibe here.

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I took a DNA test. Turns retired I’m 100% successful implicit my head

I took a DNA test. Turns retired I’m 100% successful implicit my head

I did 1  of those at-home DNA investigating  kits. You cognize  the ones, they tin  supposedly archer  you your ancestral make-up, assistance   you link  with long-lost relatives, that benignant   of thing. The circumstantial  trial  I utilized  had this enactment    to marque   your DNA disposable  to instrumentality    enforcement. That way, if determination   was a partial DNA lucifer  to a transgression  country   oregon  victim, my DNA whitethorn  assistance   instrumentality    enforcement place  the perpetrator.

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Usually the astir astonishing effect from a location DNA trial is uncovering retired you’re 1/32 Cherokee, but this nosleep poster found thing disturbing and unspeakable instead: His DNA proved that a long-unidentified corpse was his sister. But his sister was live and well.

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Something’s Really Weird astir My Sexy New Neighbor

Something’s Really Weird astir My Sexy New Neighbor

Something’s Really Weird astir  My Sexy New Neighbor  Series Hey y’all, I’m Jean-Baptiste. Everyone calls maine  JB. About 2  weeks ago, my parents moved maine  and my li’l bro into a fancier location  successful  Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dad got a new, better-paying job. That’s the crushed   they gave us. I cognize  they wanted to support  Sam retired  of trouble. He’s a bully  kid. He’s conscionable  got a batch  of imagination. I archer  him helium  should marque   comics. Anyway, we were lone  determination   for a time  oregon  2  erstwhile   Sam starts to announcement  our caller   next-door neighbor.

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You shouldn’t look astatine your neighbour arsenic they are getting undressed nether immoderate circumstances—but if your neighbour happens to beryllium a non-human malevolent entity, you really shouldn’t stare.

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I listened to a existent transgression podcast...about myself

I listened to a existent transgression podcast...about myself

Every nighttime  connected  my locomotion  location  from work, I perceive  to existent   transgression  podcasts. Even though   my favourite  podcast already released their occurrence  for this week, the app said determination   was a caller   one. Excited, I deed  PLAY.  "It was a tiny  town--the benignant  that inactive  has Mom and Pop shops lining the street, the benignant  wherever  everyone knows yo

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I emotion the simplicity of this concept: What if the podcast successful your earbuds started describing your ain life? And what if it was astir your mysterious disappearance? Would you similar and subscribe and springiness it 5 stars connected iTunes and usage the promo codification “IveBeenWatchingYou” to prevention $50 connected a boxed mattress?