The Closet


Open your closet, don’t turn on the light. Make sure you have one match with you. Step inside and close the door. If the lights outside of the closet are on, this will not work. Nor will it work if it is daylight. The only room you need is enough for slight mobility.

Stand in the darkness for about two minutes, since that’s all that’s needed. Now, take the match and hold it in front of you and say, “Show me the light or leave me in darkness.” If you begin hearing whispers light the match immediately. If you don’t hear anything, and the match doesn’t ignite on it’s own then don’t turn around. If you light the match too late or not at all after hearing whispers, something will grab you from behind and pull you into what seems like a forever fall into darkness.

If you do manage to light the match in time and nothing happens after, open the door slowly and get out, then close the door but do NOT look inside. From then on, never look inside your closet without the light on at all. Some say if you leave your closet open during the night you can see the demon watching you with two red eyes that glow like matches.

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  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm


  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I literately just reviewed this. Congrats man!

  • jayden stokes
    Commented on May 2, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    that is on point i may try it

  • yolo
    Commented on May 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    this is utter trash

  • CreepypastaRO
    Commented on May 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm


  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I rejected this, too generic. I’m sad to see this here …

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, Nice job!

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    TheSoulMaster, it doesn’t matter if it’s generic. Obviously people like this pasta, really, what was the point of your comment trying to put this guy down?

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    This is really good I feel like trying this… For no reason at all.

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Or, you know, you could just do none of this. You could instead – you know – not risk dying in a closet or summoning a demon. It may just be me, but a demon coming out of the closet doesn’t sound like a good idea…

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    BlakeDatch, the part in your comment the “But a demon coming out of the closet doesn’t sound like a good idea….” Sounds odd. Are you against gay demons???? Also this was an amazing story, I might try this :3

  • Commented on May 2, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    You got me, YukiProxy. My demon-specific homophobia has been exposed.

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Wow man nice job… Would like to see more from you!

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I’m new to this site, and seeing amazingly written pastas like this is just…Outstanding. The paranoia and the fear that is instilled within this story is just perfect. I makes me almost not want to turn around and see what is in my closet. It sends anxiety down the readers spine and does an amazing job at the detail within this.

    Great Job!

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I rejected this too. What is the point of this ritual ? Falling forever in the darkness or having a demon in your closet ?

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Very rarely do I find a good ritualpasta… Yeah, that’s all I have to say. What, you thought this comment was gonna praise your work? Haha nope

  • The Horror Girl
    Commented on May 3, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    When I started reading i thought some thing bad(horror) is there down.But I am scared of darkness so I can not try this ever in my life.

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    A nice ritual pasta like mantis man, very well written and short

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I rejected this too. It isn’t creepy at all and it sounds like an 11 year old campfire story.

  • Commented on May 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I’m sorry. I’m not scared to easily.
    Just add my sister’s singing!
    There. Horror.

  • Commented on May 5, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    “In any city, in any country, there’s a demon that hasn’t come out of the closet.”


    That being said, I think someone forgot to put the creepy sauce on this pasta.
    Granted, writing a successful, unique ritualpasta these days can be hard. However I think you need to splice something up, add something new and exciting to the recipe. ^^

  • Justin
    Commented on May 6, 2016 at 3:38 am

    And why would I do this?

  • Commented on May 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Eh… It was okay. Very.. basic. I’ve heard of similar stories~

  • Commented on May 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Very Chilling
    love it

  • Commented on May 7, 2016 at 12:47 am

    i love ritual pastas and this spooked me out but what happens if you dont hear whispers? Do you go out of the closet?

  • Commented on May 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    You’re not supposed to mess with real spirits.. Or contact them in anyway.

  • Commented on May 9, 2016 at 12:33 am

    It was chilling but not really scary, I mean it was okay I kinda like the ritual stories but a little more spook would’ve been better, but anyway nice job

  • Commented on May 9, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    im so tempted now

  • Commented on May 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I liked it but I do feel more could have been added but is nice short and to the point.

  • Commented on May 10, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Uhhhhhhhm… This just sounds like instructions for another stupid game like the bloody mary game or how to summon slenderman. No offense tho, cuz no one likes a hater.

  • Commented on May 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Wait a minute… I wrote creepypastas that scared my stepdad into turning on a nightlight and he is TOUGH but they don’t even get reviewed?! Whats with that man?!? I even proffread it and everything!

  • Commented on May 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Worst Pasta Ever…

  • Commented on May 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! Seriously, dude how old are you. For god’s sake I’ve seen molded bread that sounded scarier.

  • Commented on May 13, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Ok, so sad is a bit harsh but still. Ritual pastas open up so many opportunities to be unique and yet this one just followed some basic guideline for writing a ritual and I just don’t like it. There’s just so much that could’ve been done to make it better.

  • pooperoni
    Commented on May 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Didn’t work for me, I only have a wardrobe. Furthermore, when I got in there imagine my shock to discover a lion and a witch already there.

  • Commented on May 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Very cool

  • Commented on May 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm


  • Commented on May 26, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I think that demon is me lol xD haven’t come out the closet just yet,

  • Commented on May 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Short and sweet, awesome

  • PinkOreoCookies
    Commented on August 8, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Tried it scared me to death I moved out of that house after

  • Commented on August 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This is one of the few ritual pastas that are actually good
    Nice job my friend

  • Commented on August 19, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I really enjoyed it very good. 8/10

  • Commented on August 31, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    1)It’s generic. Immensely so. Nothing original about it.
    2)If you don’t give us a reason to do it, like a prize if we succeed (immortality, knowledge, power, a freaking soda can), then it’s a ritual of either eternal damnation or a demon that doesn’t want to admit their homoerotic feelings… So… Why do I want either of those, again…?

  • Commented on September 26, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I’m already afraid of looking into the closet at nighttime so I’m good but good job!

  • Commented on October 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    i feel like it was missing something. like a reason for this ritual

  • Commented on November 20, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    um.. this is not a pasta its telling you how to play the elevator game

  • Commented on November 26, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Feels like an alternate version to the midnight man creepypasta. =/ nice attempt but didnt really get me since it felt so similar.

  • Commented on May 18, 2017 at 6:10 am

    What is the motivation to do this? Add something good to get out of it, and this could be a good pasta

  • Commented on April 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    a pretty strange story kinda like instructions to do something but for what purpose?

  • Commented on May 3, 2018 at 8:19 am

    I don’t ge it. Why are there so many people hating on it? How the hell did it even get past review in the first place?

  • Commented on May 18, 2018 at 12:48 pm



    Overall 7.5/10

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