The lights are on
Last month, you may remember, I stumbled onto a delightfully disturbing, probably fake story involving a hacked Pokémon cartridge. This weekend, I found a weird, hacked video game story that's somehow even creepier, this time involving a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask found out a strange garage sale.
Though it originated on some forums, the blog Creepy Pasta has a reprinting of the full story of user "Jadusable." Things start out fine enough when he finds a Majora's Mask cartridge for his newly-gained N64 at a garage sale:
"I reminded myself to be a bit skeptical since this looked like a pretty shady cartridge and there's no guarantee it would work, but then the optimist inside me interjected that maybe it was some kind of beta version or pirated version of the game and that was all I needed to be back on cloud nine. I thanked the man and the man smiled at me and wished me well, saying 'Goodbye then!' - at least that's what it sounded like to me. All the way in the car-ride home, I had a nagging doubt that the man had said something else. My fears were confirmed when I booted up the game (to my surprise it worked just fine) and there was one save file named simply 'BEN'. 'Goodbye Ben', he was saying 'Goodbye Ben'. I felt bad for the man, obviously a grandparent and obviously going senile, and I - for some reason or another - reminded him of his grandson 'Ben'."
But events quickly take a turn for the weird, building until the narrator is clearly beginning to lose his mind:
"Stuff like this doesn't happen to people like me, I'm just a kid, not even old enough to drink yet. It's not fair, I want to go home, I want to see my parents again, I'm so far away from home here at this school, I just want to hug my mom again. I just want to forget that statue's horrible blank face. My original game file is back - just the way I left it before it was gone. I don't want to play anymore. I feel like something bad will happen if I don't, but that's impossible, it's a video game - haunted or not it can't hurt me, right? Like seriously though, it can't, right? That's what I keep telling myself, but every time I think about it I'm not so sure."
Even though it's highly unlikely that any of this is real, it's totally worth reading the story just for pure creepiness. As if the words weren't enough, whoever created this tale went the distance and made some YouTube videos showing off his exploits in this busted, possibly haunted version of Majora's Mask. You can check out the first video below, but make sure to check out the blog post for subsequent vids and the context that helps make them extra messed up.
Where do you all find these creepy stories?
Dude, that's just creepy...
Oh my god that was scary as all hell. That blows most horror games out of the water
That laugh is annoying as ***!
Reading that story felt like finding and reading the data logs you find in Dead Space or BioShock as the game slowly warped his mind and devoured his SOUL!
I need to keep an eye out for garage sales now and stumble across a little boy's lost soul in a cartridge of Super Mario RPG or something.
A user posted a link for this in this in the zelda group a while ago. I've read the full story and watched all the videos and this is terrifying. It's obviously fake due to the cuts to Ocarina of Time in the Vids and the gibberish being the original text just mashed up but I say read it anyway, It's written really well and if you played majoras mask the image in your head while reading is probably the scariest thing ever. Overall a really cool article that keep me up for a while to come
Some of the comments on the page have very odd theories about what happened to Ben, and in the end it turn s out like a classic horror story, Honestly this would be a an awesome video game horror movie. much better than that horrible Stay Alive film.
The music in the city sounds a lot like Braid.
Tried reading the creepy pasta but its way too long.
yay no credit, I submitted this to submit a tip
Oh well, it got posted, good enough
Real or not, it sure is very strange and creepy. I think what makes it worse is that a lot of us have played Majora's Mask and are familiar with it.
too creepy...though that pokemon one was even creepier
lol, I love how Link spontaneously bursts into flame no matter what he does.
goddang! that scared me $#!^less! wow, thats more intense than the pokemon black version for sure. i don't have much faith in the truth of it, but dang.
wtf....the game always creeped me out a few times when i was younger, but crap that was insane...
That laughing is going to haunt my soul