I Told You To Smile

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It was the 2nd of January, 2:04 AM. I woke up to a knocking on the door. One knock every 3 seconds. I slipped on my slippers and walked down the stairs. As I walked down, the knocking on the door got faster, almost like a heartbeat. When I got to the door, the knocking stopped, I looked outside and nobody was there.

I went back up to my room and went back to bed, thinking it was just some kids playing a prank. At 4:21 AM I woke up to the front door slamming shut. I jumped, terrified. I looked over at my frosted window to find “smile” written all over it in the frost. I grabbed my phone next to me, ready to call 911, only to find a message written on it saying “I told you to smile”. I cried and ran for my life running outside.

As soon as I got outside I knocked on my neighbors house across the road. They answered and held me while I sobbed. They phoned the police. At exactly 5:42, the police came to my neighbors house after an extensive search of my house. They told me there had been no evidence at all of anyone in my house other than me. The messages on the window were gone, same with my phone. They told me to get some sleep and advised me to see the doctor about stress and anxiety problems. Fuck that. I knew what happened to me was real.

The following evening, after spending the day at my neighbors, I went home. I went up to my bedroom and set up a camera. It was aimed at my bedroom door and my bed. I set it to record and went to sleep. Thankfully, I slept through the night. However, as I watched the footage, I couldn’t believe what I saw.

At 3 in the morning, something crawled out from under my bed. It was a completely naked, anorexic man. He stood up and looked at me on the bed. He did so for another hour, not moving at all. Then he moved. He walked over to the camera until his face took up the whole shot. He was extremely pale and had bulging veins all over his head. His eyes were completely black, with a huge smile on his face. He stared at the camera for another two hours, not blinking, just slightly twisting his head every now and again.

After two hours of him staring went past, he walked back over to my bed and crawled back under. I skipped the video forward until it showed me getting up and walking over to the camera. The video finished. I was frozen with fear. The video showed him going back under, but not leaving. Whatever it was, it was still there.

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2 years ago

I love scary stories and i read this to my friends they were so freaked out post the footage pls!!!

6 years ago

this is terrifying.
but also kinda funny … just because its a thing for guys to tell girls ‘smile more’
like literally i’ve walked down an aisle at the grocery story and some guy was like ‘you should smile more sweetie!’…

so knowing this is just a super creepy monster that does what already super creepy men do.. makes it a little funny.. haha
but also i love it cuz its creepy i would be freaking out..

Maolios avatar
6 years ago

Pour lighter fluid under my bed and keep a lighter handy. Got it.

6 years ago

i found something under my bed it was my old skinny costume from kindergarten

6 years ago

welp guess who isn’t sleeping in their bed tonight:) my. bed. is. 4. feet.off.the.ground.

Blacktiger35YT avatar
6 years ago

*uses flamethrower on bed*

6 years ago

plays slenderman on friday the 13 goes missing 10/14/16

6 years ago

Very creepy. Well done

Chaseti127 avatar
6 years ago

That story makes me want to look u dear my bed but what if it’s under there

Wolffe avatar
7 years ago

Love the story


I’m now sleeping under my bed and taking up as much space as possible

duruzu avatar
7 years ago

imagining this in my mind as i read made me wanna scream a little bit, haha!
it was just long enough that i didn’t shat my pants. great stuff.

7 years ago

short yet extremely creepy!


This is absolutely mortifying and i absolutely adore it!!

JesusDoesTheManyScares avatar

Awww HAAIIILLL nahhh

7 years ago

I admit, this was an extremely tasty pasta. The end was very chilling and creepy….(shudder,shudder) #stalkeralert. 🙂

7 years ago

That’s why I don’t want to set up cameras around the house.

Dome515 avatar
7 years ago

QUICKLY GRAB A GRENADE AND BLOW THE WHOLE HOUSE UP. Don’t look at it though, or you won’t become a cool guy who doesn’t look at explosions.

killercrab avatar
8 years ago

didnt scare me

Creepa99 avatar
8 years ago

It’s not like i’m going to sleep tonight.