Scary stories

Don't Turn on the Light

retold by S.E. Schlosser

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She commandeered the room in the basement of her dorm as soon as she realized she would have to pull an all-nighter in order to prepare for tomorrow’s final exam. Her roommate, Jenna, liked to get to bed early, so she packed up everything she thought she would need and went downstairs to study . . . and study . . . and study some more.

It was two o’clock, when she realized that she’d left one of the textbooks upstairs on her bed. With a dramatic sigh, she rose, and climbed the stairs slowly to her third-floor dorm room.
The lights were dim in the long hallway, and the old boards creaked under her weary tread. She reached her room and turned the handle as softly as she could, pushing the door open just enough to slip inside, so that the hall lights wouldn’t wake her roommate.

The room was filled with a strange, metallic smell. She frowned a bit, her arms breaking out into chills. There was a strange feeling of malice in the room, as if a malevolent gaze were fixed upon her.  It was a mind trick; the all-nighter was catching up with her.

 She could hear Jenna breathing on the far side of the room—a heavy sound, almost as if she had been running. Jenna must have picked up a cold during the last tense week before finals.

She crept along the wall until she reached her bed, groping among the covers for the stray history textbook. In the silence, she could hear a steady drip-drip-drip sound. She sighed silently. Facilities would have to come to fix the sink in the bathroom…again.

 Her fingers closed on the textbook. She picked it up softly and withdrew from the room as silently as she could.

Relieved to be out of the room, she hurried back downstairs, collapsed into an overstuffed chair and studied until six o’clock.  She finally decided that enough was enough. If she slipped upstairs now, she could get a couple hours’ sleep before her nine o’clock exam.

The first of the sun’s rays were beaming through the windows as she slowly slid the door open, hoping not to awaken Jenna. Her nose was met by an earthy, metallic smell a second before her eyes registered the scene in her dorm room. Jenna was spread-eagled on top of her bed against the far wall, her throat cut from ear to ear and her nightdress stained with blood. Two drops of blood fell from the saturated blanket with a drip-drip noise that sounded like a leaky faucet.

Scream after scream poured from her mouth, but she couldn’t stop herself any more than she could cease wringing her hands. All along the hallway, doors slammed and footsteps came running down the passage.

Within moments other students had gathered in her doorway, and one of her friends gripped her arm with a shaking hand and pointed a trembling finger toward the wall. Her eyes widened in shock at what she saw. Then she fainted into her friend’s arms.

On the wall above her bed, written in her roommate’s blood, were the words: “Aren’t you glad you didn’t turn on the light?”

This story was excerpted from Spooky Maryland, by S.E. Schlosser


woowww!!! awesome storyy!!

Dis is freakin creepy!!! scared me half to death

this story is soooooooooo scary it is the best scary story ever!!!!!Plus my name is Jenna so it akes it that moure scary!!!

tis so kewl i have never heard anyfin like it really scared me so i got my sis to sit whif meh


Very imaginetive, even tho this is probably the 2nd time ive heard its still enjoyable 2read. yet another very good urban legend!

holy guacamole i am quite freaked

This was pretty weird and cool


This is scary! My dad's in the other room, so I don't feel safe, and I had to keep looking around to make sure I was alone.

That was the best story ever even though the film urban legend was a big copy cat of THIS urban legend P.S. was this true?

me and my best bud were reading this and it freaked the p**p out of us-nat

Yeah I agree! It totally freaked me out! Though, I heard this story before, it still scares me! :)-sam

O_0 why would she be doin a speard eagle?!•?!•?!•?!

this was very scary i almost died.

that wasnt even scary


she was in a spread eagle cause the dude raped her then killed her and if that girl fainted then shes probably not going to wake up any time soon

'Arent you glad you didnt turn on the light'

it was sooo scary but the jersey devil made me get goosebumps

this real CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that was so scary I was shakeing

not even scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dude i have read scaryer and seen scaryer pics than that

i't wasnt that scary for me


the fact that this could really happen makes it scary.

dis is soo creepy

very scay

00 This was freeke. I red it bi miself. Wow!!!!!!!!


very scary i wont be able to sieep tonight

LoVe DiS sToRy!

LoVe DiS sToRy!


this was kinda stupid

WOW!!!!!! was not expecting that! amazing, sad but amazing!

who killed her? how was she breathing or was that the killer breathing? it was scary in a way.

holy crap dis is ****in skary

Nice post. Keep up the great work

I think that the scaryest part is when she spelled out“Are you glad you did not turn on the light

That is bloody scary. Scared the crap outta me!!!

this story was great i wish i could hear it everyday !!~! AWESOME!!!

This is so freaking scary!!!! It scared the crap out of me.


woooooooooow arent you glad you didnt turn on the lights i sure am

dang its scary cause its midnight rit now sooo ya

it wasn't all that scary u kind of knew what was going to happen even before the ending...sorry to all who disagree i don't mean to be rude it is just my opinion :|


help help what is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo spooky

i didnt like this story

This one is the scariest one I think.




Whoever believes that this will happen to them is and idiot. I mean, really!

wow i had to keep reading that last prgh over and over again to get what it said i will never ever turn on a light again !!!!


Dat wasn't scary it was just bloody I hav heard of better ones!!!

it was totally awesome

you must be tryin to make a 3 year old laugh

omg not even scary jokin i will mever turn a light on again

wow that FREAKED me out....

Weird ending.But by the way IT ISN'T SCARY!!!!!!!!

it waz brill and very scary

it was very borinzzzzzz make better oneszzzzzzzzz my friend said it was scary i thought it was very borin i even feel asleezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Uh that was stupid and EWWWWWWWWWWWW BLOOD!

Wow. That wasn't even scary. :l

omfg scaryyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from sdcc xxxx and also AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!we are now 2 scared 2 turn on the light :(

great story!


OMG! that story is propa scary, it scared me half to death!! its a good story tho :)

He is not scared to turn on a light just because of a scary story.

Samantha:that was so great i was about to pee in my pants!!Whooooo!!

wow..dat was scary and ma cuzz p-ped on our selfs and scard us half to death

WOW best story ever

awsome story it was scary at the end

loved very intese and creepy i wander how it happened

the ending scared me half to death

u peoples r CRAZY! it is SOO NOT SCARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE SRSLY CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


oh! that was a little scary! i know a story like that! it was about a girl and she had a dog! the girl went to sleep with her dog on the bed! then, something licked her! so she went to the bathroom and came back,the dog was hung,with no head and written in the dogs blood,`people can lick 2! scary!

It isn't that scary! I mean wow 2 those who think it is.

Wow that is just wierd......

i <3 this story its one of me faves!

That wansn't that scary I mean even though she didn't turn on the light she saw it anyway!

i read it out 2 my lil bro and wen the girl screemed i had som1 do da best screem ev, and he almost ran outda house he wont even even go 2 his room (in the basement) he blocked da windows with tinfoil last month

This really freaked me out!!!!

o ma god!!!!!!!!!!! that story was so scary!!!!!!!! that was the bomb

some1 asked how she was breathing if she was dead-she wasnt,it was the guy who killed her.duh.but anyways,this was some scary ****.i think i peed myself.jk.


this is a urban legend i saw it on a movie about all the urban legends and in a book. but the storie was told diffently here!! much scarier then the real legend!! awsome job on telling it!!

omg!best scary story ive ever read now im scared to turn on the lights on at nite...

its so not scary but i liked it

omg that was s o freakin scary! I thought i haerd this one before but the ending i didnt expect! how freakin creepy!

that is the most scary story i every heard

omg that is the most scary story i every read now i know not to turn on the light at night jk lol.

that was the bomb awsome i lov it it had chill being sent through me

the thing that would creep me out the most is that she was in da room with the killer and he was like watching her olala wuta raper

wat happened next.its so lame

scary for the hostel girls

It really wasn't scary. Well the girl who found Jenna would have been but I wasn't. And they saved the scary part 'till the very end.It really wasn't an "on the edge of your seat" story because the part before the scary part wasn't the slightest bit scary so you would think that it's not gonna be scary so you'd stop reading it. Well that's just what I think.

this story wasn't even scary they need to get new stories

creepy! great story! :)

It wz scary an foolish...

What i say abt it is IT IS LIKE WOW !!!!!!

HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!


well it wz scary i guess. i really dont scare easily, it really annoys my friends though. but there's a 10% chance it'll catch up wit me 2nite

The one I heard is jenna says in like a shaky voice don't turn on the lights then later she sees rnt u glad u didn't turn on the light

It's not as scary as I expected, anyway, it's somehow gave me a shattering nerves!

lol this is interesting :P

OMFING god...this story was awesome...I wonder what would have happened if she had turned on the light?

that is freakin weird

X.X Died from fright

It's a well written story...nicely done with a good intense ending...its chilling but not SCARY

Great story creating a terrifying paradox. You're terrified of staying in the dark, but also too scared to turn on the light. Chilling!

freck scary man


so fricken scary i almost peed

i agree with moonstarwolf not scary BBBOOORRRINGG I DID NOT UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL!!!!


omg, I heard this a couple years ago from a teacher that moved away. He said he read it off of a news website, and now I see it every year. Weird much?

OmGzZz!!! amazing!!!! u could write a book!!!!

wow that was well scary

very good

i peed my pants it was so scary
iwill never sleep again

t th tha that w wa was s so s sc sca scar scary

i peed mi pants it was so scary

hmmm...nice scarry story youve got there!!!!!!!!!!!! yeeeeeeehhhHHhh

I heard that story on urban legend site it's not true. And that's not the version i remember.The version i heard was the roommate had went out with a friend and the other one stayed up studying but it was the studier that was cut up.

Maybe the killer had a smell... maybe it was a guy who was drunk and then er.. ---killed her and stuff O_O

lol, the irony.

Isnt that the writing of the hookman "arent you glad you didnt turn the light on"?

HOLY CRAP! tht is so freakin freaky man thts the best scary storie i read all day ~shivers~

Diisz story iiszz szzoo different in the other story...the girl goes to a party and the other girl stays studying and when the girl that went to the party comes back she goes to sleep thinking that in the mornin she can study before the test,so when she wakes up she goes to her roommate and tries to ask her but she doesn't listen so she shake's her a bit in the shoulders but she still doesn't wake up and then she turns her over and to her surprise she was dead...and above the wall of the dead girl's bed says"Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light"?

wow. that would happen, i guess.



i would have had a heart attack not fainted!!!

Um.. Sorry but this is a rip off from a different story, its really nice, but the differences are, in the original, it was a girl who went out for a party with her friends, but forgot her jacket in her dorm. However, her friend was sleeping for he had an exam the next morning. Since she didnt wanna wake him up, she quietly moved through the room and got her jacket, then left. Later that night she returned to find cops covering her place. Shocked she went inside to find blood, everywhere. Her room mate was slashed open from head to toe on the couch. A near by cop asked her, where was she last night? She explained she was out, but only came back to get her jacket around nine, but she didnt turn the lights on for he was asleep. They said that was about the time he was killed. Horrified she asked was there any evidence who would have done this? They answered, No only a note. On the bathroom mirror, spread in his blood, was a message. "Aren't you glad you didnt turn on the lights?"

hahahaha its so awesome!

OMG!!!!!! this is sooo awesome!!!!!! i especially love the ending! "aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?"

Oh my gosh!! That was so creepy!! But it was good.

This is really scary...

Whoever did this story was the bomb :D

I've heard this story before and the ending always makes me laugh a little..."Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the lights?" It's morbid but funny.

That aint scary :L

i can imagine reaching onto my bed and seeing a dead bodie on it

love the ending best story ever!!!!

wow this is scary man im scared

this is my favourite horror story ever!!!!

This scared the crap out of me but it was still good story

wow it was a great story and scary too. I like it.

awesome story

this scared the crap out of me oh yea this was alomost the same thing that happen to my friend

OMG!! I go to collage and my roomates name is Jenna!! CREEPY!! But i loved it!

holy good god almighty that creepd me out alot

that waz so frickin scary im all spooked now

creepy man having second thoughts about unerversity!!!

Best story I've read here yet.

from now on as soon as i get into my room ill head for da lights

it was scary but not that scary. if i had a dorm than i would be freaking scared at night.


that was very cool! goood story!

my second time reading it still scary

that was

meh, supernatural did an episode on this to....


this story i`snt that scary 4 me

omg this story is so scary! its the best. my favorite. im afraid to go to college now and im always keeping the lights on!

scarryy...i love this story....


nice gorgeous


lovely...really loved it. specially the ending.

wow!now this is called somin scary!!!!

HOLY S**T that was scary omg im neva gonna turn on da light in my room at night again!!!!!!

Hollly craaap!!! The dude was in there with her when she went back upstairs to get her book!!!! In the middle of killing jenna!!!!!! Wat the crrraaaapppp!!! SCARY! She has no idea how lucky she was.

i told a short version of this to my little bro and scared the pants off him. i didn't know there was a long version

_wow!!!!! that was so scary dam??????????????

This one wasn't seriously scary, but it was pretty good though, I have to admit :'D

that was horrifying omg i almost p**d my pants!!

omg, that was so creepy!


its an urban legend whatch urban legends 1 people!


Good story!

i read it at night,it was so scary and i could not sleep,when i imagin a cuted head, my hair rise....

awesome story...
must read it...

dis was so scary im bloody scared to def mate! wowowowowowowowoowowowowowow im neva turnin on a lite agin! y did i read dis i cant sleep 2nite!!!!!!!!!!! is dis tru?/ Megzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

im about to read and im already scared well u know with the comments

ahh!! thats was creepy bro!!

That was off a movie. Urban legends.

Oh my god... That freaked me out so much! I was reading this in the classroom and some people saw me start shaking and they kept asking what was wrong, but all I could do was shake my head... 0_0

that was scary

Thatt wass AWESOME .... lol :D

My dad's horror stories are nowhere near as that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

freaking awesome story wut else u got


that was so scary.

nice story but this was a copy of another story.....but nice story though :D

Holy Crap

awww good story love this website its it real ??? wondering :)

Omqq !! That Got Mehh Scared !! I Actually Felt Like there Wuzz Someone Behind Mehh When I Wuzz Readinqq Thiss !! :((

Please Tell Mer MORE!!!!!!1

OMG!!! Thats a well good story! AMAZING! That really freaked me out. ! x x x x x x :)

This was not "off a movie" or an episode of a TV show, either. Urban Legends, the movie, was based on urban legends, like this one. "Supernatural" gets storylines from urban legends and ghost stories, like this one. The stories--in several versions--were around long before the movie and TV show.

haha the killer had a sense of humor. i like :)

omg , right when i was reading aren't you glad you didnt turn on the lights my garage door opened and my dog went crazy barking, i nearly peed my pants.

dude really scary

scary story

That was scary.. i think i peed and now im hiding under a blanket

this is super natural gives me a HORRIBLE SENCE OF HUMER...that was very scary..

omfg this was sooo scary!!!!!!!!!!

wow,,, wasnt that scary but gave meh chilz -kayla

soooooo freakinq scari!!!! lolz -julia

Wow!!! NOw I hate studing more!!! And IDC if my roommate is asleep, I'm turning on the light!!!


this was a good story because i love scary storys at night.

Wow I have read the story a million times before nut this really scared me.....

wow that was a good storie really awesome any ways that actually happend to me to.but lucky i!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Spooky



that why i don't pay my light Just kidding cool story.


AWESOME!!!!! IM 13 AND I LOVED IT!!!!!! but my friends name is jenna so idk wat she would think.....

wow that wuz freaken scary i almost peed my pants at the very end nice story u really got me this time

wow this is so scary!!!!

wow!!!! that was semi scary...but i still liked loves scary stories!!

These stories freak me out. I've always had a fear of turning on the lights and finding something like that or worse.

That was so scary it scared the heck out of me

WOW!!! i love the story!

A true classic. Nice one to scare freshmen. :)

woooaaahh.. it was really scary huh.. i can feel goosebumps around my neck!!!

HOLY CRAP that was fricking scary HOLY CRAP

haha coz that waz scary

this is soooooooooooo scary

dizz izz sooo scaryy.!!!!

i have heard this one in like 10 different format's, but still scary!

no way will i sleep tonight. i am leavin a light on!

kinda creepy



wow, my name is jenna. this creeped me out !!!!

wow spo-oky!

Scary enough to give me goosebumbs, and i don't scare eaisly.

P.S. There is a 95.3% chance that i'll have a hard time sleeping tonight...

haha our class read this for ideas on how to write our own ghost stories for our creative writing class and it was amazing! I loved it, it was really scary

wow, must remember this for halloween an tell my friends

This is sooooooooooooo creeppy

that was pah-thet-ic! whoever wrote this has no life. JK! that was pretty scary.

This is an urban legend, I love urban legends

omg this was a tv episode i think it was a movie but i was like 8 when i saw it and it scared me to death(well not to death) but it was scary.the story is even better

best storie ever!!!!!!!!!!! i peed a lil

that was the best story EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so scary

omg. I don't think I can sleep tonight 0.o

WOW best story ever so scary and blody

This story was made into a really awesome episode of "Supernatural"! I love this story!"

OH MY GOSH. Now im scared and im the only one upstairs. I keep looking around and making sure nobody is up here ))):

loved it

coooooool story and scary

wow this is the most scary story i've ever read.Ima tell all my peers.

why did they say arent u glad u didnt turn on the lights?

Creeppyy!!! I have heard that story in a different way b4 tho, but this is much more creepier! :O

Lol, I'm kinda scared to read this story, I first looked at the comments, I don't know if I wanna read it now!

OMG thst was propper sceary i was on my own when i read it aswell.... arrgghhhhh i am freaked out now i wont be able to sleep tonight . Great story though!!!!!

oh shoot!
i can say this is the best ghost story i've ever read!
i have a collection of books with ghost stories but those were nothing compared to this!
wooohh....the best! it scared me especially the last part!


Wow that was perty scary my heart stopped and i was dead but then i came back alive wahoooooooooooooo

thats creepy now ill probably have nightmares

OMFG! N'm scared of turning on the lights at night!

omg that was well scary!! A really good story :)

wow... this story is one of the best stories i have ever read. great story. it truly got me shaken up

Dis was scary at the end wowwwwwwwwwww but it was good!!!!!!!!!!!'

wow that was spook tacular wowowowow

that was a wee bit scary but not very very scary but it was cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

that was a wee bit scary but not very very scary but it was cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

this story was realy good, why are people dissing???

LOL my friend Kimbal told me this story and said it was true, wonder where he heard it.

ok these stories cannot be any better. dont ask dont tell should be banned!!!! lady gaga!!!!

That waz way cool iam a scary atory addict im goin to remeber this one.

Pretty good story.

Scarier how shockingly bad most of the spelling is.

im so tellinng this on my sleepover xD

omg i oke up screaming last nite from this story and i went to mi dad wen he came in dont turn on the light


Great story. Almost as good as the last time I heard it.

I am only 9 and that was way to scary!

That was totally scary I can picture it in my mind.I feel like someones wathing me right now.It's so creepy.

?????? I don't understand.

lovee thee storyy....awsomee !

so scary! It was so AWSOME!!!!!!

That was so freaky!!!!!!!!!
Poor Jenna! And other people, please stop spelling things wrong.☺

So scary!!!

My sis told me the story and i still dont get what they ment about the light thing but this is a good story

DUDE that freaked me out! good thing i wont be going to bed soon........ 0_0

Great story! Ending is just like the frosting on a cupcake.

that was so scary, i have major nightmares!!

dude that was creeeeepy good job


whoa! really creepy story...nice mysterious ending!

holy crap i saw a show about this story it was creepy.AWWWWW. i cant wait to go to college. ya


I would stay the night in that room with the lights ON. Just to see who or what (Meaning spirit) Killed Jenna. :P

this is actually a true story.

the aren't you glad stories are always the scariest!!

but they are also my favorite:)

nice one!!!

u know that, thats actually a true story it happened on november 22 1989, and it happened again in 1998, and then again in 1999, don't u guys read the newpapers, it happened in new zealand, in the uk,and in washington dc



OMg im almost in tears this is so scary! could u imagine this happening to u! i NEVER want to go to college now!!!!

that was scary.

thers a difernt virsion where something says not to turn on the light they do and are both killed

that was a littil creepy

this waaassss AWSOME it so CREPY i LOVED th ending!!!!!


Wait, so who killed the girl's friend? I thought that if she had turned on the light that something bad would happen to her as well. I didn't want her to go to the room because I thought that whatever presence she felt the first time would still be there and get her next.


wow,this wasn't scary...but i guess cool

Scary!! The ending was shocking.

dangggggg that was scary makes u not even wanna turn a light on at night..booooo

that is crazy, her poor roommate.

That was scary x

OMG!!!!!!! This is soooooo creepy. I'm glad she didn't turn on the light!!!

scary and scary and scary and scaaaaaaaaaaaaary.......................................

I had heard many scary stories before but this one was exceptional for me. I was not scared but honestly i liked this story.

I love stories like this one i don't care if it is real or not it still gave me the creeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scary and cool!

rachel - awesome!!!! really spooky, to!!!! i wonder who killed her???
jacob - holy crap really scary story i am getting the book!!!!

this was so creepy!when i read the drip drip part i knew that had to be blood and the roommate was probably dead but it threw me off when with the breathing part since she couldnt breath and be dead at the same time.but that is was the killer was astounding and the ending with the writing on the wall absolutely blew me away!great story!i give it 3 thumbs up!;D

Wow!!!this story is a real horror

loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! ive read this story before and it is sill awesome!!!!!!!!

haha i make my room dark after reading this story bt nothing happens haha

omg that is like my millionth time reading that and it still freaks me out


i nearly fainted

God...I don't know what I would do from the next two:faint or even die...from the horror!I cannot imagine that I would pass my night with my roomate be murdered while I was in too...BTW,I always was scared of drip drops...I cannot imagine passing my night with this sound and NO WAY with my wardrobe OPEN!(Yes,someone I know sleeps with open wardrobe!)BRRR....

this was sooooo scary, i wondered wat the metallic smell was!!!!

K€€ly: I laughed at the last part. Funny...

§ág€: Holy cow!!! That was weird...

omg this is a good one

this story gave me the chils,and i liked it alot.

im going to have night mares now

nice really good story

i totally loved it


that was soooooo scary, can't wait to tell my friend, she'll be the one fainting.

I wonder who killed Jenna. Hmm..

This is the same story as the Hookman. He'd cut peoples throats like that and then would write "aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?" in the blood of his victims. I learned from "Supernatural" :D good story though.



i love this story

why the heck was she doing the spread eagle?!

wow that was freaky

freaky + scarry = horrifyed

that was an amazing ghost story i loved how it was discribed to make it scary i could not read it out to my little siter becaus it woud of scared her and she would not go into her bedroom again anyway i read her 1 paregraph
and she liked it but she wanted to read the rest anyway i thought it was realy scary i think other people would love it like me.

That was totally scary i am NEVER EVER SLEEPING WITH A NIGHT LIGHT WITH MEH EVER AGAIN! and it is scary to let you people out there and you dont think its scary well you dont know what scary is cause i love this story im about to show my family...

my name is jenna and i live in a dorm with a girl that stays up really lait so i am really freaked out now

Ddint really scare me but i recon u could scare people well easily with it in a dark room and you got ur frient to help out

oh man what was so super scary i am tell that sorie to my bro

scary but i loved it i want to read another

whoa.. so freaakkkkyyyyy (o.o)

i saw this in the t.v and it was scary. but it is not real , they tell college girls that to scare them in their freshman year. :)

that was freakin scary

Dang this is hecka creepy i heard it on audio and its so creepy this is awsome

Did they ever catch the killer is what i wanna no, if not i want to no so i can hide and sleep with a shotgun for the rest of my life

i dont get it


OMG sooooooo scary

pretty scary she should not blame her friend..if only she knew what's happening maybe she can stop it also

woe!!!! that was a killer storie if only the wall said `your next????

*shudders* I like scary stories and that FREAKED. ME. OUT!!!!

omg that is scary!!! im glad she didnt turn the light on!! that freaked the crap out of me and i usualy watch a horror movie with my mom neerly every night! wow

Wow you guys are wimps if you think that was scary.WOW. And I am Jenna AND IT WAS NOT SCARY. Wow.

Wow i actually hugged my friend.

okay...who would take the time after murdering somebody to write in blood on the wall?


so scary that was a great story


wow scary man!!!

totally crrepy

wow that was soooooooooo scary but i have a friend named jenne(i youshely like scary storeis but that one so freacet me out


Ohmygod Creepy the blood Must be alot
N the dead person blood on the wall *Goosebumps*
Must recommend to friend.....

that is so kool

Why did he even kill her in the first place let alone turn on the lights...COME ON!!REALLY

that was intense

i love this story nice story wow so cool :)

dont leave studying to the last minuit!

wow! thats was so cool! i could tell something scary and unexpected was gonna happend but dident know it would be like that!! well done you :D

really good since most stories tell u not to sleep in dark this one tells u opposite...SCARED THE SPIT OUT OF ME!!

that was pretty scary only the last line and my lamp is on the other side of my door so i have to walk in the dark to get a light on.haha.good story congrats to whoever made it pretty scary

Wait and see

this is messed up

holy crap thats creepy and awsome

She was sooooo close to dying. I like how it said at the end.

scary i aint turnin the light for a week!

Yeah, thanks a lot! This story is the reason I turn on the light before I go in my room. Best ghost story EVER!

this is not scary just freaky!!!

wow that was kind of creepy but not that creepy but now im never eva gonna use ight again well atully i like lights and i dont really get it its kind of wird and creepy



I saw this on Urban Legends... It's not scary... It was prooveN FALSE so suck it up and go to bed.


who killed her?


woah sooooooooooooooooo scary but what killed the girl!!!!!!!

on the first day of 3rd grade, i was walking down the hall and i was looking at the wall so when i looked in front of me there was this girl. she said hi to me then she said bye. then, her face turned all bloody and wrinkly and she dissapeered. so i screamed and everyone came running and i tried to tell them what happened but they didn't belive me. sooooooooo i got suspended. wich is good for me because i hate school.

This was a very scary story! Scared me silly!

it was the most scariest story I have read

Man, I live in a dorm...

awesomeeeeeeee i like it very much


this is so freaky dude and one thing that creeps me out is MY NAME IS JENNA

OMG!!!!!! that is so scray! I'm scared to turn on my lights now!


wow... thats really crazy!!

wow thats scary nice job

Wow this story is super scary!

i have heared the same story but about a dog,

Thats really scary! Im glad I dont even like to turn my lights on!


So scary and good! Is there another one?

that was a great story! i will never live in a dorm though haha :D
im too scared!

very scary so scary i almost turned on the light in my room but was scared to do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW! Im glad she didnt turn on the lights to

now that is a blood freezing story

I think that was a good story although i have heard multiple versions this seems to be one of the best versions.

that was so cool

scary lol

Soooo sooo scary:( But soo sooo awesome:):)::)

this was Freakin scarrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! im never turning on the light when i walk in my room...ever...

It was kinda of scary.but i liked it !!!

Hmm... I have heard this from a friend in the past. It was told a little differently though. It was scary to me when i was about 8 or 9 but looking back at it now, i'm not so sure.

What was happening to Jenna while she was heavily breathing, was she being cut at that moment or did she see what was trying to kill her or had she already been cut and dying ?

i don't get so if she turned the light on she would have not had her throut slit???

Not that scary. SORRY :(


ill b sleepin with my 20gauge from now on...

omg i love this AND i love the part "RNT U GLAD U DIDNT TURN ON THE LIGHT" LOL ME AND MY FRIEND just loved it oh and it wasnt to scarey but it was awsome

scary....yet awsum....liked it lot

this is a great story! scared me half to death!

This story was freaking scary
It makes me want to cry
I feel sorry
For the girl

I've told all my friends a slightly less version of this story and they all loved it. Amaing story!

My heart is still pounding! this is creepy!

sooooooooo knw what i'll alwys on the lights whenever i sleep!

i actually this story really happened to me also

it froze me to death

is this story for real...

to those who dont like it because its not scary until the end, thats what's so awsome about it. the fact that it's a normal night and it it ends in a grusomely unexpected way!

wow! now this is an awsome story! i would have been shocked... to think that if i had been too lazy to study, i probably would be dead too!O_O..... so, technicaly... studying saved her life XD

omg , this is freaky ! ahah , but surprisingly this dosent really creep me out !

I've read this story several times before, but this version was written much better.

me and my friend have heard the shortened vershon but i like the longer vershon better! kinda creepy... i always freek my friends out with this story lol

omg! this is a crazy story i eva read i would totally read it again! [:

OMG when i read the ending i was like awesome!

Sadly my little sister read it so she started screaming lol. but my mum came in and said to switch off the computer cuz
"poor little Cammie is terrified"

omg this story is man creepy


yikes! yuck i would die

Huh saw this one in supernatural season 1 episode:hookman but she wasn't studying she said she needed to be punished next day, she was killed with a big AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU DIDN'T TURN ON THE LIGHTS??? Written on the wall with a hook full of her roommate's blood. Sweeny!!

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww that was a good story now i can tell it to my freinds at camp thankssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


wow scary stotry

now i am scared to turn on the lights

this is a very very scary story.... But a good one ;)

awesome story

so wierd!

awesome story wish i could make a scary story 4 u guys :]

Wow! I wasn't really expecting an ending like that... and now the lights are off in my dorm, with my roommate inside sleeping... oh boy.

i saw this in a movie once !! this is really scary!!

Wow that was AWESOME!!! and kinda creepy O_o

ive seen a different story similar but it said...(i know you awake) it was creepy though...

OMG! that almost scared me to death plus i'm all alone at home so i'm freaked out!

omg!!!!a great story,i liked was tooooo scary,realy.

great story ! ENJOYED IT!

wow this story was so scary that it caught my attention real quick i wish that i could write that good. you are really good at writing scary stories keep up the great and spactacurlure work

Well that was sudden O_O

this was very scary hhahaha not

This story was very scary especially when the blood read arnt u glad u did not turn on the lights ahhhhhhhhh

nice story

Oh my gosh that was really awesome, but wierd at the Same time, it was great. Such a good story. Nice job

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S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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