OT: Creepy stories (Featuring a story turned into a short)

Submitted by Nosce Te Ipsum on July 25th, 2013 at 7:07 PM

While we await word on how the Fournette visit goes I thought we could pass the time by sharing some scary personal stories or others that we've heard by way of mouth or just read. The story I would like to share has recently been turned into a short by an aspiring film maker. 


The Smiling Man





July 25th, 2013 at 7:13 PM ^

I almost poo'd myself while stuck in traffic on the way to work yesterday. I ate some super spicy wings the night before and I was in so much of pain behind the wheel. TMI? Sure, but that was one of the scariest things to happen to me in recent memory.


July 25th, 2013 at 7:29 PM ^

I poo'd my pants within the first few minutes of starting a new job.  I was literally in the office for roughly five minutes when I felt the moment of dispare.  You know that feeling...when one knows exactly what happened but refuses to recognize reality and the magnitude of the situation.  After another few moments of sitting at my desk and contemplating what to do next, I advised my admin that I needed to step out for a while.  I'm still convinced that she knew what was going on.  She nodded at me, as if she felt my pain.  Her expression alone assured me that she was thinking exactly what I was feeling..."never trust a fart".     

Brick in The Wave

July 25th, 2013 at 10:21 PM ^

I once poo'd myself in school (I am a hs teacher) I am sure I was quite the sight running down the hall pushing the future of America out of the way in a vain attempt to prevent a disastrous situation. Problem was once the deed was done I was in quite the pickle sitting in the student restroom not knowing whether to laugh or cry. I called my colleague to cover my class for a while so I could remedy the situation he was well aware of what had happened


July 26th, 2013 at 12:15 AM ^

Pretty much the same thing happened to me. First week on the job at my internship. Taking a leak in the men's room, when an innocent-seeming fart let itself fly, and sure enough I could feel a little dribble and roll down the back of my leg. Good news is, I got a long afternoon lunch break.


July 25th, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

The uneventful ending is revealed in the Reddit story. Basically the non-smiling guy just ran off to where some cars were. The real story took place in a "major US city," implying a more urban environment, so it is quite different than the video. I found the video pretty well done though, definitely achieving that creepy vibe.


July 25th, 2013 at 8:12 PM ^

Well, of course you kept washing.  Showers are a spider safe zone.  Matter of fact, pretty much anywhere you have fast moving water that you can control at your disposal, you have the upper hand in the never ending war against all bugs (except cockroaches, obviously...fucking cockroaches).


July 25th, 2013 at 7:27 PM ^

I had just finished a bang and dash and my spirits couldn't have been higher. I was so elated that I began to dance my way home. It was late and there was no one on the sidewalks at this hour. However, I happened upon this young punk. I saw that my dancing was of some amusement to him so I decided to get revenge.....


July 25th, 2013 at 7:35 PM ^

I vaguely remember a terrifying story dealing with a legendary U of M coach kicking to a future ND Heisman Trophy winner a second time after said WR ran one back earlier in the game.  I still sometimes fall asleep to the sounds of my own screams thinking about that game.


July 25th, 2013 at 9:35 PM ^

I remember crying so hard when that happened.

I repeatedly asked my dad 'why did they kick it to him again?'.... ah youth...

side note: those notre dame debacles of the late 80s early 90s were what cemented my michigan fandom... crazy eh?




July 26th, 2013 at 12:32 AM ^

I threw the board for a five hour game of "Allies and Axis" across the room when that happened, spilling many, many small plastic planes, factories and ships around my basement. Other players were not happy with me. If you were a kid in the early 90s, you know what I mean.


July 25th, 2013 at 8:15 PM ^

A friend of mine lives on a small island on the south end of Grosse Ile, Mi. The island is dark and secluded at night. It's private, and there are only about 50 houses. My friend's house is set pretty far back from the street, so the walk to and from a car is almost pitch black. After a party, I returned to his house alone to get some things I had left behind. As I was walking to my car, I heard a little kid playing and singing in the bushes just to my left. As it was around midnight, my first instinct was concern that a child had somehow gotten out without the parents knowing. I stopped to look for the kid, only to realize that there wasn't anything there. Just then, the singing stopped, and one shrub started to shake. I bolted for my car.

Later that night, I asked my friend whether there were any little kids on the island, and told him I had heard one singing in his yard. He said I had probably heard someone's tv or something, and there were no kids on the island. Despite his dismissal, there was definitely something singing within about 5 feet of me.

About a year after that, I met a neighbor of his. Somehow we got on the subject of ghosts, and he mentioned having an experience at my friend's. I asked him to elaborate, and he described the exact same experience I had, down to every detail (including some I hadn't relayed to my friend). I'm pretty convinced it was a ghost I heard that night.


July 25th, 2013 at 8:45 PM ^

Scared as hell the next day as I realized I got there from blacking out and crawling out one of our upstairs bathroom windows.  Our roof was really narrow and I could have easily rolled off been in critical condition.  I have no idea how the hell I ended out there.


July 25th, 2013 at 10:04 PM ^

Oh dear Lord... In all seriousness, I have a real scary story now. Watching the end of NW @ M last year and I just realized, the hit Demens won the game with according to the new rules would have been illegal and he possibly would have been ejected for it.

Also, and possibly the scariest of all, special K played pop evil during the celebration after that game. Chilling.


July 25th, 2013 at 10:29 PM ^

Note that the "new rules" do not outlaw any hits that were not illegal last year.  If it was legal last year, it is legal this year.  The only change is that the punishment for targeting is 15 yards plus an ejection, when last year it was 15 yards only.

Demens' hit was legal...


July 26th, 2013 at 6:48 AM ^

but it's my understanding that they're going to be "erring on the side of caution" and calling these things tighter, ala head angle and helmet to helmet. Looked to me like initial contact of the Demens hit was crown of the helmet vs facemask. I hope you're right but I just think we're going to see a lot more of this kind of thing getting called.