7 Super Scary Stories That Will Make You Wanna Sleep With the Lights On! ๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ธ

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Over at Reddit’s r/nosleep, they’re collecting the best (read: most terrifying) scary stories for All Hallow’s Eve, and they are not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned; these stories are scary AF and probably not suitable reading material for anyone still living. (However, if you’re already an evil apparition, you might be OK reading these. Might be.)

Without further ado, here are the ~sPoOkIeSt~ of the scariest scary stories. *Deep breath.* Let’s get this over with…Read on if you dare!

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Halloween Ghost Stories and Scary Tales ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ

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My great-grandmother lived alone up in the mountains at her cabin. Her husband had died, so she was there all alone. She only had one companion, and that was her loving dog. T hey both loved each other very much and the dog loved her and comforted her. Every night when she went to bed, the dog would lick her hand to let her know that he was there to protect her.

One night, she had gone to bed and the dog had licked her hand like he had done routinely every night since her husband died. But this night was different…

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The Lesbian Vampire Story That Came Before Dracula | Atlas Obscura

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When thinking of the origins of Vampire literature in the Western world, chances are you think of Bram Stokerโ€™s Dracula. This chef-d’oeuvre has defined the genre ever since it was published more than a hundred years ago.

But years before Stoker was obsessively researching for his book, another vampire story was written in Ireland. Carmilla, a novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, could be called the original vampire novel of modern Europe.

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