The Safe

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Ever wake up in the middle of the night, or randomly check your watch in the daytime, to see the same thing following you around? For me it’s 11:17. I would say one out of every 3 times I check my watch it’s 11:17. You may have another one, like 3:33, or 12:50. If you don’t have one, count your blessings and stop reading. If you do have a time that you can’t seem to shake, follow these instructions.

Find the place where you were born. The more specific the better. The exact room if you can, but sometimes what you’re looking for can wander around a bit.

Search the room and the surrounding area thoroughly. You should eventually find a safe with a 4-digit keypad combination. You know which 4 digits to enter. (Use a 0 first if your hour is below 10.) Inside you should find a manilla envelope. Take it out, and be careful to note its surprisingly heavy weight, because you don’t want to accidentally drop it. With the envelope in hand, get out of there, and make sure nobody saw you.

Once you’re in a safe place, open the package up. You should find an external hard drive, and two envelopes. One is labeled “Photos.” Open that up, you will find a series of polaroids documenting your life story. Each one will have a date and a brief description printed in the white space. You will have never seen these pictures before, or have any recollection of someone taking them. The pictures will often appear to have been taken from secluded areas, as though a stalker took them. Be very careful when looking through these photos that you don’t look at any photos beyond today’s date, because they are there, and the future is not meant to be known.

The other envelope is labeled “Certificates,” and is nowhere near as thick as the photos envelope. I would advice against looking through this altogether, as it will contain all legal documents from your entire life, from your birth certificate, to your marriage license, to every driver’s license, business license, traffic ticket, and birth certificate that has your name listed under “mother” or “father”. Of utmost warning, it also contains your death certificate.

Obtain a cheap computer that you won’t feel too badly about parting with, and a high-quality printer that is full on toner and paper, with extras as needed to replace. Make sure the printer drivers are installed properly. Do not plug the hard drive in until you are complete ready to print out all the information you’ll find on it, and utmost importance: DO NOT CONNECT THE COMPUTER TO THE INTERNET. If the computer has wireless capabilities, remove them. It needs to be physically impossible for the machine to connect to the internet on its own.

Once you’ve plugged the hard drive in, don’t do anything on the computer. The hard drive has software that will take control from here on out. If you followed the instructions precisely, the printer should be spewing out pages like mad. They will be blueprints, schematics, and mathematical formulae that most people won’t have the capacity to understand. If the printer runs out of paper before it’s finished, be sure to load more in. You’ll know when it’s finished because the computer will shut down and never turn on again, and the final printed page will say “END OF INSTRUCTION SET.” It will then provide an IP address. Go to that IP address in your web browser. It will prompt you for your four-digit password. From there, further instructions will be given.

About a dozen of us have followed these instructions so far, and comparing our printouts shows that each hard drive only contained a piece of the whole. We don’t know how many more pieces there are out there, whether anyone has duplicates, but we’re pretty sure we have partial schematics for a working time machine, one that we are destined to construct.

I’ve never been brave enough to look at the photos and documents of my future, but others have taken the plunge. They claim that every time they look at one of their future pictures, the photo has changed, and sometimes, the number of photos changes altogether.

As a final warning: destroy the hard drive when you are finished. It is unlike anything any of us have ever seen before, and it seems to be able to turn itself on without a power source. I didn’t wait around to see if mine made any noises, but reports from the others say that at night, it seems to whisper to them.

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CommanderMeouch avatar
6 years ago

It wasn’t creepy, but it was good. I wish it were true/possible!!! And as much as I hate to say it my time is 3:15 (awful right?)

6 years ago

Has anyone tried?

6 years ago

12:21. Soooo wanna do this! 5/5

6 years ago

My time is the day I was born 03:11 or 3/11 creepyyyyy

6 years ago

Of course, knowing my track record for being unable to remember complex codes…. My time is 12:34

6 years ago

I agree, great concept. Especially since so many people are now stating their times. While not scary per se, pretty unnerving. Love the detail about people observing their futures changing.

FlowerOfDarkness avatar
7 years ago

I’m so sad I don’t have one. This is so cool. 5/5

mctammany13 avatar
7 years ago

0420 blaze it!

Ugavemethecreeps avatar
7 years ago

Mine is 5:09

UltimateAnti-christ avatar

My number is 12:12. I want to try this even though I know nothing will happen… or will it?

7 years ago

11:11 and 1:11. I liked the concept. It was intriguing to me because it has always kind of drove me nuts always checking the clock at the same time and knowing full well it was happening and doing it anyways. This pasta was very interesting and now has me thinking about my time again wondering the connection between the time and me…

NOPE_NOPE avatar
8 years ago

Have some kind of curse or demon gaurding the safe or something along those lines ill give a five right now ill give a 4.5

JustAvoid avatar
8 years ago

My time is 20:40
Should I start looking? ;-;

CKCK avatar
8 years ago

I used to have 3:04 am, 7:12 pm, and 11:09 pm…not anymore though…..

OliviaRomineD avatar
8 years ago

Not very creepy but the concept of what time you have was great! I normally wake up around one in the morning due to nightmares, so it kind of made me think. Great story!

8 years ago

I don’t have a specific time.

NiceHatCrazyBat avatar
8 years ago

I have 9:11 and 3:03

SimpleWilson avatar
8 years ago

I have no time but I read on anyway. It’s a very interesting concept, and I can really see this as a movie/novel.

BloodCrimson avatar
8 years ago

I love this pasta! My time is somewhere at 5am, if I didn’t stay up late on my phone I wake up at this time

tawnilaine avatar
8 years ago

SatansLeftBall , my time is also 7:47. This story really intrigued me!