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/x/ and creepypasta

As I have found out, you guys don't really frequent 4chan but there is a board on there called /x/ filled with paranormal stories. Cleverly enough the people on there are called /x/philes. haha

There is also a thing called creepypasta which is defined as:

"Any form of writing, usually fictional, that is read mainly for the purpose of spooking the reader. Anybody can write creepypasta, and there is a large collection of creepypasta on the internet. Creepypasta doesn't go through any approval processes — rather, the more the /x/ imageboard requests a certain story, the more reputation it gains. This is how the more well known pieces of creepypasta became successful."

I'm basically gonna use this space to post my favourite /x/ hoaxes, and posts from www.creepypasta.net
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:44 PM
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Candle Cove

http://www.creepypasta.net/candlecove.html

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Subject: Candle Cove local kid's show?

Does anyone remember this kid's show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7, I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. I lived in Ironton at the time. I don't remember which station, but I do remember it was on at a weird time, like 4:00 PM.



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it seems really familiar to me.....i grew up outside of ashland and was 9 yrs old in 72. candle cov...wasit about pirates? i remember a pirate marionete at the mouth of a cave talking to a little girl



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YES! Okay I'm not crazy! I remember Pirate Percy. I was always kind of scared of him. He looked like he was built from parts of other dolls, real low-budget. His head was an old porcelain baby doll, looked like an antique that didn't belong on the body. I don't remember what station this was! I don't think it was WTSF though.



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Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale. I think Candle Cove ran for only a couple months in '71, not '72. I was 12 and I watched it a few times with my brother. It was channel 58, whatever station that was. My mom would let me switch to it after the news- Let me see what I remember.

It took place in Candle cove, and it was about a little girl who imagined herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate ship was called the Laughingstock, and Pirate Percy wasn't a very good pirate because he got scared too easily. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Don't remember the girl's name. Janice or Jade or something. Think it was Janice.



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Thank you Jaren!!! Memories flooded back when you mentioned the Laughingstock and channel 58. I remember the bow of the ship was a wooden smiling face, with the lower jaw submerged. It looked like it was swallowing the sea and it had that awful Ed Wynn voice and laugh. I especially remember how jarring it was when they switched from the wooden/plastic model, to the foam puppet version of the head that talked.



mike_painter65

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ha ha i remember now too. :) do you remember this part skyshale: "you have...to go...INSIDE"



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Ugh mike, I got a chill reading that. Yes I remember. That's what the ship always told Percy when there was a spooky place he had to go in, like a cave or a dark room where the treasure was. And the camera would push in on Laughingstock's face with each pause. YOU HAVE... TO GO... INSIDE. With his two eyes askew and that flopping foam jaw and the fishing line that opened and closed it. Ugh. It just looked so cheap and awful.

You guys remember the villain? He had a face that was just a handlebar mustache above really tall, narrow teeth.



kevin_hart

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i honestly, honestly thought the villain was pirate percy- i was about 5 when this show was on. nightmare fuel.



Jaren_2005

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That wasn't the villain, the puppet with the mustache. That was the villain's sidekick, Horace Horrible. He had a monocle too, but it was on top of the mustache. I used to think that meant he had only one eye. But yeah, the villain was another marionette. The Skin-Taker. I can't believe what they let us watch back then.



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jesus h. christ, the skin taker. what kind of a kids show were we watching? i seriously could not look at the screen when the skin taker showed up. he just descended out of nowhere on his strings, just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. christ almighty.



Skyshale033

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Wasn't his top hat and cloak all sewn up crazily? Was that supposed to be children's skin??



mike_painter65

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yeah i think so. rememer his mouth didn't open and close, his jaw just slid back and foth. i remember the little girl said "why does your mouth move like that" and the skin-taker didn't look at the girl but at the camera and said "TO GRIND YOUR SKIN"



Skyshale033

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I'm so relieved that other people remember this terrible show! I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming- The girl was just moaning and crying like she had been through hours of this- I woke up many times from that nightmare- I used to wet the bed when I had



kevin_hart

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i don't think that was a dream. i remember that. i remember that was an episode.



Skyshale033

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No no no, not possible. There was no plot or anything, I mean literally just standing in place crying and screaming for the whole show.



kevin_hart

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maybe i'm manufacturing the memory because you said that, but i swear to god i remember seeing
what you described. they just screamed.



Jaren 2005


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Oh God. Yes. The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. And the Skin-Taker screaming through his gnashing teeth, his jaw careening so wildly I thought it would come off its wire hinges. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. I ran to tell my brother and we didn't have the courage to turn it back on.



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i visited my mom today at the nursing home. i asked her about when i was littel in the early 70s, when i was 8 or 9 and if she remebered a kid's show, candle cove. she said she was suprised i could remember that and i asked why, and she said "because i used to think it was so strange that you said 'i'm gona go watch candle cove now mom' and then you would tune the tv to static and juts watch dead air for 30 minutes. you had a big imagination with your little pirate show."
Since the creation of this hoax a youtube video has popped up of the screaming scene from Candle Cove. It's not particularly scary, but the comments where people claim that "all they see is static" or that they remember the show are what really makes me wonder about all my favourite kids shows.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:58 PM
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Ghostwatch is another one of my favourite hoaxes. I watched it about 4 or 5 years ago on the Scream channel and immediately went into researching why the show has never been played in the UK since it originally aired.

Basically it's a faux documentary presented as a live BBC broadcast, following a little girl who claims her house is haunted. Since there were a lot of television shows about hauntings, and paranormal research at the time, and the use of real tv personalities, I can see why people would have believed this hoax at the time.

Here's a link to a blog with some info that was collected for a documentary, about Ghostwatch (that may, or may not ever happen).
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This picture is a screencap of a /x/ post about "The Grifter". This article explains the hoax a lot better than I can.

Basically The Grifter is a story posted by a 4channer explaining a movie that was much like the vhs in Ringu. When you watch it you feel disturbed, maybe even kill yourself. He claimed that the video called "The Grifter" was posted on /x/ in 2008 but was quicky burried because it was too disturbing. For a week after it was posted people were freaking out over the validity of the post, looking for links to the video, and eventually the hoax caught on and /b/ came to troll any believers. The believers and trolls all seemed to disappear after some film school students recognized the screen caps from a movie called "Little Otik" and the original poster admitted to the hoax. Case closed.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:51 PM
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A few friends and I have been exchanging these all night. This one made us flinch a bit.

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A man, at about the age of 30 went to a hotel and walked up to the front desk to check-in. The woman at the desk gave him his key and all, and told him that on the way to his room, there was a door with no number that was locked and no one was allowed in there. So he went to his room, and went to bed. The next night he was curious as to what was in the room, so he walked down the hall to where it was and of course tried the handle. Sure enough it was locked. So he bent down and looked through the keyhole. What he saw was a hotel bedroom and in the corner was a woman whose skin was completely white. She was leaning up against a wall and her head was facing the wall. He stared in confusion for a while then went back to his room. The next day, he went back to the room and looked through the keyhole. This time, all he saw was redness. He couldn’t make anything out besides a distinct red color, un-moving.

At this point he was confused and a little freaked out. He went to the front desk and asked the lady about the room. She sighed and said, "Did you look through the keyhole?" The man told her that he had and the lady said, "Well, I might as well tell you the story. A long time ago, a man murdered his wife in that room, and her ghost haunts it. But these people were not ordinary. They were white all over, except for their eyes, which are red."
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Well, congrats MissM - Candle Cove has now officially destroyed a large portion of my mind and freaked me right. the fuck. out.

I'll check the rest out when I'm not to terrified to move. Not sure why that got to me so bad - maybe I'm just overtired. Also watched the video on YouTube - far more disturbing than you'd lead us to think.
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Well, congrats MissM - Candle Cove has now officially destroyed a large portion of my mind and freaked me right. the fuck. out.

I'll check the rest out when I'm not to terrified to move. Not sure why that got to me so bad - maybe I'm just overtired. Also watched the video on YouTube - far more disturbing than you'd lead us to think.
Hence my facebook status "Fuck Candle Cove!". My friend Dan and I are questioning the existence of every show we watched as kids. The worst part is, even if we do google it and find other people agreeing that it's real... doesn't mean it is. ;)
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Jesus H. Christ...WHY did you introduce me to this site? Petrifying doesn't even cut it:

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A few years ago, a mother and father decided they needed a break, so they wanted to head out for a night on the town. They called their most trusted babysitter. When the babysitter arrived, the two children were already fast asleep in bed. So the babysitter just got to sit around and make sure everything was okay with the children. Later that night, the babysitter got bored and went to watch TV, but she couldn't watch it downstairs because they did not have cable downstairs (the parents didn't want children watching too much garbage). So, she called them and asked them if she could watch cable in the parent's room. Of course, the parents said it was ok, but the babysitter had one final request… she asked if she could cover up the angel statue outside the bedroom window with a blanket or cloth, at the very least close the blinds, because it made her nervous. The phone line was silent for a moment, and the father who was talking to the babysitter at the time said, "Take the children and get out of the house… we will call the police. We do not have an angel statue."

The police found all three of the house occupants dead within three minutes of the call. No angel statue was ever found.
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Just a question about 4chan.

Are parts of it work safe? Most of stories I've heard are about /b/ and their life destroying antics which are sometimes amusing and justified. However I have heard that the board posts a lot of 'illegal' porn. For this reason I have never visited it..

Ghostwatch was great - it really freaked people out in the UK at the time especially as it was done with a big name BBC presenters. It was hard to believe a 'War of the Worlds' incident would happen again on national TV..
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Just a question about 4chan.

Are parts of it work safe? Most of stories I've heard are about /b/ and their life destroying antics which are sometimes amusing and justified. However I have heard that the board posts a lot of 'illegal' porn. For this reason I have never visited it..

Ghostwatch was great - it really freaked people out in the UK at the time especially as it was done with a big name BBC presenters. It was hard to believe a 'War of the Worlds' incident would happen again on national TV..
No. 4chan is assumed to never be sfw. I'm on /x/ right now and I expected just some Norway Blue comet ufo posts, I've counted half a dozen nudes, most of which were penises. Also, real pictures of dead people.
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