Are you sick of the lovey dovey Valentine’s Day hype? Do your teens love scary stuff? There’s no end of it online. You can be exhilarated, horrified and more than a little frightened on some websites. Here are some of the creepiest things online. Don’t worry, I skipped the gore.
Do you ever feel like you’re being watched? That’s exactly how you will feel when you visit this strange website that gives a running commentary on what you are doing when you enter the site. It comments on how slowly or quickly you move the mouse, how long it takes you to press a button and where you go on the screen. The commentator will even discuss your browser and system information. I guess Big Brother is watching. Always watching.
9. Ouija Board
I don’t know if this is creepy or just a way to kill time, but you can use a Ouija Board online. Type in your question and click “Ask”. The pointer won’t start moving until you place your cursor near the top of it, and then it will spell out your answer. I tried it a few times and did try to make it move where I wanted it to go, but the pointer had its own plan. I can’t say that it spelled out anything extraordinary, but my questions were mundane too. I may need to return to this one when I think of some better questions.
8. Death Date
Visit this website and fill out the Death form to find out what day you are going to die. Once you get your results, you can skew them by clicking on the little skull heads to choose between Optimistic Mode, Neutral Mode or Pessimistic Mode. My dates were all close together and far too soon for my liking. I didn’t think this site was really going to creep me out at all, but there’s something unsettling about having a death date provided to you, real or not.
Death Date has banners available so you can spread the gloom from your own website. You can also click on the Celebrities tab and find out when your favourite movie star is checking out for good. Eminem is nearly five years past his expiration date, which gives me hope.
Have you ever wondered what goes on the cockpit of an airplane in the moments before a crash? Well wonder no more, because this site lists the last recordings or radio contact from airplanes right before they crashed. You can read the transcripts or listen to the audio. The site shares locations and photos from various plane crashes, lists the number of fatalities, and even shares statistical information about crashes and airlines.
If you have a fear of flying or you are headed on a big trip soon, this may not be the right site for you.
At one time this company was selling what they called and what looked to be products made from human flesh. When you visit the site today, it says they couldn’t keep up with demand and had to shut things down while they caught up with their waiting list. Don’t worry, they have plans to return, so if you find yourself in need of some human flesh leg warmers, a toque or perhaps an apron, bookmark the site and check back often. They do offer an email address if you want to put in a special request in the meantime.
Do you ever wonder what secrets your house holds? Depending on how far the building dates back, there could be quite a history there. Housecreep is a real estate website that is used to help people find out if their homes, or the houses they are considering purchasing, have questionable backgrounds. The site keeps a directory of murder houses, haunted houses, houses that have been the setting for crimes, and even grow-up or meth houses. They have houses listed from all over the world, but most are in Canada and the United States. Put in your address and see what comes up!
Remember the Blair Witch Project? It was a super creepy documentary type movie that featured some kids lost in the woods, and no one was sure if it was real or fake? Well now you can put yourself inside the Blair Witch Experience with this 360 Web VR Experience where you head into the dark woods in search of a girl who has been missing for years.
They dialed up the creepy on this one. You find yourself shuffling around the woods, barely able to see a thing, while you chat about the Blair Witch and whether she’s real. Frightening sounds, echoing voices and the occasional shriek are spine-chilling.
3. Exit Mundi
Someday the world will come to an end, and Exit Mundi has several ideas of how that will happen. A site full of end of world scenarios, Exit Mundi seems to have covered many of the popular theories on how we will come to extinction. Meteors are always a possibility, and Exit Mundi lets us know how big the Extinction Level Event meteor would have to be in order to take us all out. Black holes, gamma bursts and aliens take over the world are all predictably on the list for ending our planet, but there are some unusual predictions as well.
Some other unusual ideas presented on Exit Mundi include the incredible shrinking planet, where we just shrink into nothing over time. Or we could all just decide we’ve had enough and take matters into our own hands, although that seems a little like “Bird Box” to me, minus the need for blindfolds.
Thankfully, some of Exit Mundi’s predictions have already been proven wrong, so we have a good chance of that happening again.
2. Creepy Pasta
Creepy Pasta is an ever-growing website that documents disturbing stories, most of which are paranormal. They define a “creepy pasta” as a fictional short story from the horror genre. I’m so glad that they specify “fiction” because there is some disturbing content on that site. It is the launching pad for some of the internet’s scariest stories and Urban Legends. Don’t believe me? Click “Taste a Random Pasta” in the sidebar and see what comes up. I recommend “Dandelion” by Stephanie Scissom.
For those who like to discuss the fright after they read it, Creepypasta has a forum you can join. Better yet, if you can’t get enough of the creepy stories at home, you can download the creepypasta app and read them on the go. If you still can’t get enough of the creepiness, the creators of creepypasta have a YouTube page called “Chilling Tales for Dark Nights” that is sure to keep you up at night.
1. White Enamel
The Blair Witch fans may recognize the psychiatric hospital featured on White Enamel as the place where Kyle Brody took his own life after being committed in the sixties. You won’t find Kyle in this abandoned hospital or on this website. Instead, you will engage in an interactive self-guided tour of the rubble where you hear former residents and occasionally get startled by something unexpected. The entire place is creepy, and the sights and sounds will give you an overall eerie feeling as you wander the halls and peek into different rooms.
If you enjoy online escape rooms, you will like this website because you have to figure out how to move on in each space. As you go along, you will read documents, listen to recordings made by medical staff and hear the screams of the mentally ill patients. You will see the restraints that once bound their hands and feet and feel the desperation they felt. This abandoned building is made even creepier by the realization that at one time, there were people who were restrained and forgotten in buildings just like this.