Real Life True Horror

A real-life creepy thing happened to me today.

It JUST happened so naturally my skin is still crawling. I should share it with you. I’m sure in time I will but man… I’ve been freaked out ALL DAY.

It got me thinking about real-life creepy things. About true horror stories. About tales with twists and turns that sound absolutely like a nightmare…but they aren’t. They are real life.

One of the coolest things about horror movies and horror novels is that we can stands by and watch something utterly terrifying in the safety of our rooms, couches, or blankets without ever being in harms way at all.

But what about when something horrific happens and it’s NOT pretend?

What happens when creepy, horrific things occur and the only leading character is Y-O-U?

Real-Life Creepy Things

  • Last April I wrote a post about The Smiling Man, which is supposed to be a true story. I love this story so much. It creeps me out no matter how many times I’ve read it.
  • Does everyone remember when The Blair Witch Project first came out? It was scary because it was well done and it was one of the first of its kind, told through a crappy camcorder. But it was even SCARIER than normal because when it came out, it was supposed to be REAL. Then of course it came out later that it wasn’t real, but for a little while, it was so fun to be scared thinking damn, this could REALLY happen.
  • There’s also a Reddit page devoted to creepy true stories. Check it out here.
  • Has anyone heard of Elisa Lam? She was a 21-year-old student visiting from Canada, whose body was discovered at the Los Angeles’ Cecil Hotel, after guests had complained about the water tasting funny…Yes. They were drinking corpse water. That right there is a true-life nightmare but in addition, the circumstances of her death are truly bizarre. What’s even creepier is that there is actual video of Elisa right before her death in the elevator and her behavior is disturbing at best. I have no idea what she was doing. Theories (not mine) range anywhere from drugs, to conspiracy, to ghosts, to possession. You can watch the video below and read the facts we do know over at Vigilant Citizen.


What’s Your Favorite Real Life Creepy Story?

Have you ever had something creeptastic happen to you? I want to hear it.

If you have a creepy story that you read about or something that happened to you or a friend, tell us! Link it to me or tell me in the comments below.

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  • Kim Graff
    June 4, 2015

    Favorite real life creepy story? Hm…that’s a tough one. Personally, when I was a kid and watching THE RING for the firs time with some friends in the basement … ugh, my older brother waited until the phone rang for the first time (after that super creepy film segment) to bash against the windows outside WHILE IT WAS STORMING so it terrified us. Brothers, right?

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