The Message


Don’t dismiss this outright as the work of some raving lunatic. There’s some sense to this story, if you’ll just hear me out…

Look, we all wonder if time travel is possible, right? Well let me tell you something… it is. I’m from the future, actually. I know you probably don’t believe that, but seriously, I’m from the future. It’s a really great thing; getting to see the past, watching events unfold.. stuff like that. We know more now than we ever would.

Behind all the fun, though, there is a more serious aspect. We aren’t supposed to go into our own lifetime, and we are NEVER allowed to contact our past selves. Let me tell you, I’m breaking that rule right now. Yes, kid, you’re talking to yourself. Your future self. I’m going to be executed for this, but you know what? I accept that. I’m preventing something by talking to you that is WORSE than death. I can’t tell you outright what to do, because the filters would catch it. This is the closest I can get, trust me. I can, however, send a little message.

You should probably read the first word of every paragraph, now.

Original Author: You

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  • Commented on April 21, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Probably a little pathetic that I looked behind me.

  • Commented on May 1, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This completely fucks with you when you’re sitting in a dark room, alone, with no light but the computer screen; and then you read this.. I actually looked behind me.

  • Commented on May 1, 2013 at 3:11 am

    A shiver goes down my spine everytime I read this. And I have to look behind me, otherwise it won’t go away XD
    And I love how the Author is “You” =))

  • Commented on May 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Haha I was in class and looked behind me to see a fat kid eating candy

  • Commented on May 18, 2013 at 4:55 am

    When I figured it out, I haven’t looked behind me for the past half hour.

  • Commented on May 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    This is amazing. The story, the hidden message and the author.

  • Commented on June 9, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Oh my god… I’m almost crying right now.

  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Oh god the wall has been watching me for all this time.

  • Commented on July 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    freaking scary when its night and your back is facing a fricken window……i just akwardly laughed to myself.

  • Commented on July 8, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I’m trying to say something witty but all of my wittiness has already been claimed by other comments.

  • Commented on August 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I may have just used my screen as a mirror to look without turning around.

  • Commented on September 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Great now I don’t wanna even turn. But loved the story. Shirt and sweet and to the point.

  • Commented on October 28, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I looked behind me and saw me. so i looked at me looking behind me.

  • Commented on October 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Wowwww. So clever. ;o
    I did look around. You just have to. Brilliant, keep on writing 🙂

  • Commented on November 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I looked behind me and saw my mom standing in the doorway
    I almost had a heart attack ogawd

  • Commented on December 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Whether you decide to turn around or not turn around tells a great deal about your personality and way of thinking.

  • Commented on December 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I read this during midnight.
    I slowly stood up and walked sideways towards the door.
    Fucking creepy dude, 5/5.

  • Commented on January 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    LOL…awesome that my most reviled coworker was behind me.

  • Commented on February 21, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I looked behind me and i see my chihuahua just staring at me ,he’s such a creep

  • Commented on February 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    What is behind me D:, THE WALL!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Commented on March 3, 2014 at 4:50 am

    As Macklemore would say: this is fucking awesome

  • Commented on March 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I loved the twist at the ending. If you like twist endings you guys should go check my pasta its called the breeze!

  • Commented on May 5, 2014 at 4:12 am

    in the back of my mind, I picture someone reading this, then turning around to look out the window and actually seeing someone out there in the darkness

  • Commented on May 8, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Hmm….if you think about it, there is something behind the author. A strange way to think about it is this, perhaps, from the future, SOMETHING followed him. Now it is tailing him. Here’s the real question, once he is gone, who’s next?

  • Commented on May 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

    One of the best short creepypastas on this site. Well written. 4/5

  • Commented on August 7, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I looked behind me and there was a mirror.
    My face was lit up.
    I just about shat myself.

  • Karen FL
    Commented on November 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Corto pero excelente Lolllll :3

  • Commented on December 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    this scared me LIKE WHOOOOOOO 10/5

  • Jamie
    Commented on January 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    There’s a girl cracking her knuckles behind me. Thank’s school! That really gave me shivers though, good job!

  • Python
    Commented on January 28, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    o my god I read this in school and it felt like every thing in this strory happened to me

  • Commented on January 29, 2015 at 12:12 am

    HOLY HELL!!!!!!!! Oh, it`s just a wall. Great job ; )

  • Raven
    Commented on February 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    The guy reading this really shouldn’t have turned around

  • Commented on March 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Wonderful pasta. -looks behind me and gasps- le wall has been watching me this whole time… How could you wall D:

  • Commented on March 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    oh my god that’s so creepy. I looked behind me to see my sister with a knife. I almost died!!! lol

  • Commented on April 20, 2015 at 12:07 am

    I like how it says the author is “You” that’s hilarious.

  • Commented on April 24, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I am NOT looking behind me ever again ;-;

  • Commented on May 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Wow, this is really good, very creepy

  • Roo
    Commented on May 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    That was good, 5 star from me. I actually looked behind me, but it was just a fricking wall.

  • Commented on May 13, 2015 at 3:23 pm


  • Commented on May 28, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Wow, that was creepy. I almost crapped myself when I looked behind me and saw a huge spider on my wall. 9/10.

  • Commented on May 28, 2015 at 1:45 am

    I admire you for creating such an effective story that is so fucking short! i looked behind and its nightime, behind me is the window with some crappy blinds where you could barely see anyone if they peeked in…suprise attack, total advantage…..creeepy

  • Commented on June 19, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I liked that special inclusion.

  • Commented on June 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I loved it! Hahaha im in class when i read it so i turned around like a crazy person and pointed at the wall saying leave me alone! XD my friend just stared at me and she thought i finally lost it.

  • Commented on June 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    This was so cool! I really liked this 🙂

  • Commented on July 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I looked at my reflection in my computer screen… does it count??

  • Cei
    Commented on July 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Turn around and see my aunts doll staring at me and I scream making everyone else scream in the living room. Great job You

  • Commented on July 8, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I looked behind me and saw my boss, i almost pissed myself xD

  • Commented on August 4, 2015 at 5:19 am

    OH MY FUCKING…. reading this at midnight in the dark…. i actually turned around and saw darkness XD

  • Commented on September 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I read this while home alone and I haven’t looked behind me for 20 minutes, not even when I went to get water from the kitchen!!

  • lol
    Commented on September 25, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    is it a problem that there is a mirror behind me

  • Commented on October 8, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Looked behind me and saw my knife. My brother didn’t last long. ;3

  • Commented on October 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    5/5 even though this uses the “turn around to scare” cliche. I didn’t turn around because I use the screen as a mirror. I was in the back of the class when I read this and just saw a wall. This is a wall who is behind me two periods because it is the back wall for my 7th and 1st period classes, since the classrooms are back to back.

  • Commented on December 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I fuckin love that, that little hidden message…but ya know, it’s not like I’m already scared of looking behind me…let alone closing my eyes in the shower with the fear the lights will flicker and I’ll open my eyes to see a barley recognizable human thing trying to kill me….but you know, let’s just add to my list of fears haha……ok

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    All of my plushies are behind me.

  • Pasta Lover
    Commented on February 15, 2016 at 3:44 am

    *Looks behind and sees……* ” Wall!!! Why are you staring at me, I know I’m hot but damnn I didn’t know I was that hot” XD pshhhh I’m taken sorry

  • Commented on February 15, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    This pasta get me freaked out a bit.

  • Commented on February 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I read this at school and i turned around. My teacher was standing there and I screamed. The whole class thought I was crazy.

  • Commented on March 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Very nice. Very clever.

  • Commented on March 13, 2016 at 11:16 am

    short sweet simple and totally creative. I totally enjoyed it. couldn’t look behind me though as I am lying down with blankets over my head because it’s cold in here. kinda glad I can’t look. Then things may have gotten too creepy. Great pasta

  • Shay
    Commented on March 28, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Turned around and there was a cute guy behind me. Not a bad surprise

  • Commented on April 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    So I become a wall in the future? Guess there’s no need for school anymore huh

  • Cileun
    Commented on April 18, 2016 at 12:31 am

    I turned around and my sister was reading.

  • Commented on May 10, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Uhhh I didn’t really get the message cuz the formatting is weird on my Ipad……

  • Commented on May 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Oh now I get it… Derp

  • Commented on June 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I’m in class. There’s a cute boy with a big ass.

  • Miss Muffet
    Commented on June 18, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Ha! My chair has a taller backrest than me! Get rekt future self! Whats behind me is a comfortable leather seat!

  • Commented on June 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Well, I turned around and saw my cat. Staring at my big fat plush doughnut, like it was possessed. Man I swear there’s something up with that cat.

  • Commented on July 3, 2016 at 6:44 am

    the ending was the best part

  • KillerCat4
    Commented on July 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I read this and one of my friends was behind me so when I turned around I screamed and punched her in the face. I looked like a paranoid freak XD

  • Commented on September 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    OH NO!!!!! The little crawl space door is watching me!!! HELP! LOL

  • Commented on September 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    HAHAHA!!!! awesome!! 😀
    Great Job! 🙂

  • Commented on October 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I saw my dog chasing his tail… eh?

  • Commented on October 25, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Omg it was so scary nice 99/5 I don’t care if impossible

  • Starchild.420
    Commented on December 31, 2016 at 7:06 am

    The creepiest thing about what’s behind me is my boyfriend sleeps with his eyes open. Lol

  • Commented on January 6, 2017 at 6:12 am

    danm that acctually gave me the chills also to make it worse when i looked back my cat was there i almost die (not really) XD

  • Commented on January 8, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    i turned around a saw a porcelain doll with black eyes and heavy makeup staring back at me. I jumped so much. I loved this creepypasta so much! all time fav! Keep up the good work man! 🙂

  • Commented on January 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Freaky!!! I still haven’t looked behind me…

  • Commented on January 31, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    5/5 the message was great! It was very creative writing, keep up the good work!

  • Commented on February 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    OH GOD…. a microwave and a poster were plotting against me…. good thing i prought a lighter and a sledgehammer to class with me…. time to get to work

  • Commented on February 27, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    i read this late at night .. in my room with the lights turned off and i did look behind to see shadows reflecting from my lap top screen light .. i almost fell off my chair cause i thought someone was actually there

  • Shah
    Commented on March 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I turn my back to see one of my window panel is open . btw i’m read this at night . How f**k up am I?

  • Commented on April 3, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I spun around… and broke some of the cartilage in my nose because I was lying on my bed while reading this and violently spun, aggressively sliding my face, specifically my nose, across the bed xD

  • Commented on April 29, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Good read, not scary but I did manage a chuckle

  • The Best
    Commented on June 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t know if it’s worth it… Looking behind me means I won’t die, but not looking will drive me crazy… I have to… *looks back* AAAHHHHHHHH IT’S A WALL A WAAAAAAALLL

  • Raven
    Commented on June 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Ha, i looked behind me to find one of my dog’s, her name is Princess, laying down on the couch.

  • Commented on July 7, 2017 at 1:01 am

    I like that the Original Author is You. Hahaha! Kudos!

  • Commented on November 14, 2017 at 3:47 am

    i looked behind me and saw my friend reading pokemon mangas

  • Commented on January 9, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Pastas like this are the reason that i crabwalk with my back to the wall at night, all throughout the house.

    Commented on March 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    omg! My sister has a HUGE Dora doll and it was looking at me………….. oh and btw, it says ‘don’t look behind you’

  • Mr. Dr. Scientist dude
    Commented on May 31, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I looked behind me and saw a dude playing magic the gathering

  • Jacob
    Commented on September 2, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I am sitting in my room reading this. My walk-in closet is directly behind me.

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