Warning: Disturbing content. NOT for sensitive viewers.
Your eyelids feeling a bit heavy?
Then allow me to grab my matchsticks of TERROR!
I’ve seen my fair share of things on the internet while doing some boredom-induced late night browsing. Unfortunately for you who are reading this, I like to share them with others.
Here are 5 creepy things I’ve discovered on the internet that have uncomfortably burrowed themselves into my mind.
I’ve also included some backstories, because education is important.
Disturbing content warning.
A Creepypasta accompanied by a harrowing picture, also known as ‘smile.dog’ made the rounds on the internet, several years ago.
The picture is that of a demonic-looking dog smiling with what looks to be human teeth. The legends say that a glance at the original ‘smile.jpg’ image caused the people who looked at it to go insane.
The Creepypasta (creepy internet story) says that if you can manage to keep your eyes on the picture long enough, the Smile.dog will begin to distort itself into the image of a monster with an extremely wide smile.
2. Jeff the Killer.
One of the most popular Creepypastas on the internet, having spawned thousands of spin-offs and copypastas, also happens to have one of the most horrifying pictures accompanying it.
Jeff the Killer’s origin story is one of the best I’ve ever read. By the end of the story, Jeff goes completely insane and murders his mother, his father, and his older brother.
The last words he speaks to his brother before he died: “Shh, just go to sleep.” Across the internet, this eerie sentence is almost always associated with Jeff.
3. Blanche Monnier
Blanche Monnier. She was held captive by her mother for 20 years and hadn’t seen any sunlight until she was rescued pic.twitter.com/XrQKPxfKAr
— Disturbing Factoids (@scaryyworld) July 2, 2017
This haunting image has an even more bone-chilling true story behind it.
Mademoiselle Blanche Monnier was locked up inside her room by her mother and brother for 25 years. Her crime? She fell in love with a man her mother did not approve of.
She was eventually rescued when an anonymous letter was submitted to the authorities.
4. Mayhem’s Dawn of the Black Hearts.
“Dawn of the black hearts”, álbum da banda norueguesa Mayhem, com a foto de seu ex-vocalista, Per Yngve Ohlin, que cometeu suicídio. pic.twitter.com/VRA5coMe8y
— Fernanda Lizardo (@FernandaLizardo) May 8, 2017
Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band founded in 1984.
In 1988, they recruited a new vocalist, Per Yngve Olin (AKA Dead), who was obsessed with death. So much so that he invented the black metal tradition of “corpse paint,” and would bury his clothes a day before the band would perform and dig them up and wear them for the concert to complete his corpse-inspired look.
In April 1991, Dead committed suicide with a shotgun. The band’s bassist at the time, Øystein Aarseth (AKA Euronymous), discovered the body, photographed it and decided it would be the cover art of their next album.
Perhaps the creepiest thing about this story was that Dead had left a note beside his body that said things such as: “Excuse the blood,” and “this is just a dream and I will soon awake,” among other things.
5. Abandoned By Disney
The first Creepypasta I ever read, and it managed to chill me to my core.
The story centered around a curious young man exploring an abandoned Disneyland resort. As he explores the backstage areas of the resort, he sees the words “Abandoned by Disney” repeatedly scribbled on the walls.
The image of “negative Mickey” remains ingrained into my brain to this day. As does his only line of dialogue from the story…