Candle Cove

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Skyshale033
Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7. I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. I lived in Ironton at the time. I don’t remember which station, but I do remember it was on at a weird time, like 4:00 PM.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
it seems really familiar to me…..i grew up outside of ashland and was 9 yrs old in 72. candle cove…was it about pirates? i remember a pirate marionete at the mouth of a cave talking to a little girl

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
YES! Okay I’m not crazy! I remember Pirate Percy. I was always kind of scared of him. He looked like he was built from parts of other dolls, real low-budget. His head was an old porcelain baby doll, looked like an antique that didn’t belong on the body. I don’t remember what station this was! I don’t think it was WTSF though.

Jaren_2005
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale. I think Candle Cove ran for only a couple months in ‘71, not ‘72. I was 12 and I watched it a few times with my brother. It was channel 58, whatever station that was. My mom would let me switch to it after the news. Let me see what I remember.

It took place in Candle cove, and it was about a little girl who imagined herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate ship was called the Laughingstock, and Pirate Percy wasn’t a very good pirate because he got scared too easily. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Don’t remember the girl’s name. Janice or Jade or something. Think it was Janice.

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Thank you Jaren!!! Memories flooded back when you mentioned the Laughingstock and channel 58. I remember the bow of the ship was a wooden smiling face, with the lower jaw submerged. It looked like it was swallowing the sea and it had that awful Ed Wynn voice and laugh. I especially remember how jarring it was when they switched from the wooden/plastic model, to the foam puppet version of the head that talked.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
ha ha i remember now too. 😉 do you remember this part skyshale: “you have…to go…INSIDE.”

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Ugh mike, I got a chill reading that. Yes I remember. That’s what the ship always told Percy when there was a spooky place he had to go in, like a cave or a dark room where the treasure was. And the camera would push in on Laughingstock’s face with each pause. YOU HAVE… TO GO… INSIDE. With his two eyes askew and that flopping foam jaw and the fishing line that opened and closed it. Ugh. It just looked so cheap and awful.

You guys remember the villain? He had a face that was just a handlebar mustache above really tall, narrow teeth.

kevin_hart
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i honestly, honestly thought the villain was pirate percy. i was about 5 when this show was on. nightmare fuel.

Jaren_2005
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
That wasn’t the villain, the puppet with the mustache. That was the villain’s sidekick, Horace Horrible. He had a monocle too, but it was on top of the mustache. I used to think that meant he had only one eye.

But yeah, the villain was another marionette. The Skin-Taker. I can’t believe what they let us watch back then.

kevin_hart
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
jesus h. christ, the skin taker. what kind of a kids show were we watching? i seriously could not look at the screen when the skin taker showed up. he just descended out of nowhere on his strings, just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. christ almighty.

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Wasn’t his top hat and cloak all sewn up crazily? Was that supposed to be children’s skin??

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
yeah i think so. rememer his mouth didn’t open and close, his jaw just slid back and foth. i remember the little girl said “why does your mouth move like that” and the skin-taker didn’t look at the girl but at the camera and said “TO GRIND YOUR SKIN”

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
I’m so relieved that other people remember this terrible show!

I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming. The girl was just moaning and crying like she had been through hours of this. I woke up many times from that nightmare. I used to wet the bed when I had it.

kevin_hart
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i don’t think that was a dream. i remember that. i remember that was an episode.

Skyshale033
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
No no no, not possible. There was no plot or anything, I mean literally just standing in place crying and screaming for the whole show.

kevin_hart
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
maybe i’m manufacturing the memory because you said that, but i swear to god i remember seeing what you described. they just screamed.

Jaren_2005
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Oh God. Yes. The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. And the Skin-Taker screaming through his gnashing teeth, his jaw careening so wildly I thought it would come off its wire hinges. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. I ran to tell my brother and we didn’t have the courage to turn it back on.

mike_painter65
Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i visited my mom today at the nursing home. i asked her about when i was littel in the early 70s, when i was 8 or 9 and if she remebered a kid’s show, candle cove. she said she was suprised i could remember that and i asked why, and she said “because i used to think it was so strange that you said ‘i’m gona go watch candle cove now mom’ and then you would tune the tv to static and juts watch dead air for 30 minutes. you had a big imagination with your little pirate show.”

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62 Comments on 'Candle Cove'

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  • Commented on December 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    This will forever live in my soul

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    How can there be no comments on Candle Cove…?? One of the best and most famous pastas~

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  • Commented on October 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    oh God… this is one of the only pastas that really and truly scares me.

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  • Commented on February 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    This pasta is a yes pasta. 10/10

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  • Commented on December 11, 2014 at 3:22 am

    One of my all time favourites!

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  • Commented on November 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Much creepy. Such wow.

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  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Okay Heretic, I have no idea where you found your profile picture but I felt that you should know that it FUCKING GIVES ME NIGHTMARES.

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  • Commented on June 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    That was awesome. Just great. Probably the best pasta I’ve read so far, and for a while it will probably remain that way. Reading does not normally give me the chills or goosebumps, like others described, but it does create a perfect picture in my mind. This pasta really sets an example for more to come, and I hope that when I start making pastas that mine will be as good as this one.

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  • Commented on December 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    One of my top ten favorites! I have read this so many times I can recite it. Great Story!

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  • Commented on December 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    This will never not be scary to me.

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  • Commented on October 24, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Truly on of the best pastas I’ve ever read. Leaves a lot to the imagination and scares the hell out of me. YOU HAVE TO GO INSIDE

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  • Commented on January 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Not necessarily scary, but a very popular and tasty story! It is very breath-taking and suspenseful! 11/10

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  • megan
    Commented on April 19, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    It is real. The guy who made it was actually a sociopath and actually wanted Janice to be skinned alive on camera. The one guy never recovered from the screaming episode

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  • Commented on August 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Holy SHIT that was FUCKING creepy my GOD

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  • Commented on August 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Always a classic. It makes you question the things you watched growing up.

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  • Commented on October 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    OMFG There is a tv show coming out on this called channel zero!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Commented on May 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I wish i could eat this pasta but ya know, no mouth.

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  • Commented on May 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    This is the pasta that got me interested in pasta. So Awesome.

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  • Commented on July 8, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I… I remember this show too. I haven’t thought about it in so long. If you are reading this, I want you to know that this is real.

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  • Commented on March 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Is Heretics pic ANOTHER version of smile.dog

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  • Commented on April 23, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I absolutely love this one, because I can tell the candle cove story at lunch to my friends and it has now become our normal lunch time ritual to tell creepy pastas ^•^

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  • Commented on June 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    This an amazing classic creepypasta…extremely tasty and settling good on my belly. I greatly enjoyed reading it and was completely floored by the revelation that there actually was no show, that people from such distances from each other were having a shared hallucination and didn’t even know it until adulthood…so creepy

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  • Commented on November 18, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Wow just wow so creepy. this is the first time i read this.

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  • Commented on January 16, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Creep.

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  • Commented on March 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Wtf that’s so weird, but it’s awe

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  • Commented on May 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I remember reading this one quite a while ago, as of today, it is still one of my favorite stories. I would definitely recommend this one to people who are new to Creepypasta.

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  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Plot twists are my favorite. I didn’t see that coming, and so my enjoyment is profound.

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  • Commented on October 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Omg that was awesome so awesome I saw that video on YouTube does anyone else remember the man bear pig in the suit that pops up at the end of the video

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  • Commented on October 6, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    It’s on SyFi

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  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Ahaha i like heretics profile pic. Candle cove is one of my favorite pastas yummy

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  • Commented on March 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Okay this was an amazing pasta. Yummy. And sociopath, your reaction to Heretic’s profile pic made me laugh so hard i had to screenshot it and save it for later laughs. Good job to all three of you. 10/10 for the pasta, 15/10 for the other thing. Lol

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  • Commented on May 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    One of the greatest!

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  • Commented on May 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    i love this pasta!!!

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  • Commented on June 20, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Joined up to comment on this as it’s the first one to give me genuine goosebumps at the end. Enjoyed it very much, good stuff.

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  • Eva Rogers
    Commented on December 18, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t really understand that ending. Could only the kids see it? Love the story, though.

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  • Commented on March 5, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Woo I’m coming back for seconds!!!! Go check out my page!

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  • Commented on September 23, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    The about the Skintaker and the screaming episode freaked me the hell out!

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  • Commented on October 2, 2015 at 8:05 am

    OMG how creepy. LOVE it!!

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  • CreepsCalem
    Commented on November 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite creepypasta and I don’t know why. It’s so creepy and dark! Something about the fact that people remember this and it used to be an actual thing…it makes me happy for some reason!

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  • Commented on November 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Wow… One of my favorite Pastas! 10/10

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  • Q-tip
    Commented on December 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I love this pasta. It is a classic and truly freaky. 10/10 Ign

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  • xarwhoeats"charlestonchew
    Commented on December 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    i got here because of ellbent very good story thought it was hilarious 5/5

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  • Commented on January 10, 2016 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE this story!!!

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  • Commented on January 30, 2016 at 3:24 am

    This is actually the first pasta I read after discovering the site, and I think it’s still my favorite. I appreciate the attempt to replicate actual forum posts, which might be distracting in another story but adds to it here.

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  • Commented on April 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

    That twist tho!!!!!

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  • Oveja.Negra
    Commented on July 14, 2016 at 5:57 am

    I feel like i Heard of this or something similar to this before. Like not as a story but like forreal. Still creepy the second time around tho.

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  • Commented on September 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I love the stories where there is a single line that makes it creepy, and this was one of the best like that that i’ve read

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  • Commented on November 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Certainly one of the best creepypasta I’ve ever read. The way it was written and the freeaking end, it’s just amazing!

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  • Commented on November 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Wow…this is creepy… Great story! One of my favourites!

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  • Commented on November 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    oh god…

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  • Commented on November 16, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Is there any way to alter the information on this pasta? The author IS known. This was written by Kris Straub, of Chainsaw Suit and Broodhollow fame.

    http://ichorfalls.chainsawsuit.com/2009/03/15/candle-cove/

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  • FrozenThunder33
    Commented on November 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    wahsudicjiofgjlkjv. WTF did I just read… just freaking chills up my spine…. :0

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  • Commented on April 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Wow o-o
    This pasta is one that will forever remain in my heart….

    and my nightmares. Good job.

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  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I like the idea of a tv show that only kids can see, whose content of adults could see would probably not want them watching anyway. Wonderful story.

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  • Commented on June 14, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wow. Just wow. 10/10

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  • Some guy
    Commented on August 11, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Didn’t find it scary but good story tho I liked it

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  • Commented on April 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    This is one of the best pastas I’ve read on this site. It gave me chills.

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  • Commented on February 19, 2015 at 11:52 am

    yes… more of that, please.

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  • Commented on April 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

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  • Commented on May 15, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Classic. Probably my favorite ever pasta.

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  • Commented on May 13, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Oh my god thats creepy…I don’t completely understand, if someone could help me out, but it”s creepy.

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  • Commented on May 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Oh gawsh I’d never heard of this… Nom nom nom pasta gave me chills.

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