A Tape from Treasure Island


[POST #1]

Hello all. Today I went on an interesting trip. It took me a while to save up for the plane tickets, but it was worth it. Before I get into too much detail, I should introduce myself. Well, not really, I’m very paranoid when it comes to the internet, and I won’t disclose my real name, so if you want to speak to me, just call me Delmar. I don’t know what’s about that word, but I’ve been digging it lately.

Okay, let’s get down to business. I recently got plane tickets to Florida, and booked a stay at a small hotel near a special location. It was worth the six hour plane ride for where I was going. If you haven’t heard of it, I was planning to visit an abandoned Disney resort called “Discovery Island”. I did my research, and it was originally known as “Treasure Island” in the early 70’s. The mystery behind the island is very intriguing to me, because it was shut down suddenly in ’99. There was a lot of controversy behind the island, and it is commonly accepted that it was the reason behind the islands abandonment. I don’t necessarily accept that as easily as others might. Don’t get me wrong I do believe it, but solely because of the fact that there isn’t enough information on the subject to prove it, this theory doesn’t settle quite right with me.

There isn’t any public transportation to the island, so I had to call up a buddy to drop me off at the island. It has been about a day since my arrival to Florida, and I’ve got all of my gear ready. I brought a notebook for quick notes, a laptop for typing down documents, a vintage map of the island (which I discovered on the internet), a GPS, and a Geocache. If I was going to an abandoned Disney Park, I was going to hide a Geocache there. I was going to bring a camera, but I had spent all of my money on the plane tickets and the hotel reservation. I hopped onto his boat, and we were off. The warm Florida air swerved past my temple and into the roots of my hair relaxing me. This all went away as soon as the island entered my line of sight. I can’t explain it. It was a strange mixture of happiness, excitement, and dread. I couldn’t explain to you why I felt dread but I did. I also noticed the air got thicker as we reached the island. I told myself it must be the humidity. But in hindsight, that wouldn’t really make much sense. The change was too quick. It wasn’t gradual enough to be natural. Ignoring it, my buddy pressed on towards the island. Strange; he didn’t seem to comment on the things I’ve noticed.

We arrived at the island. Finally, after all of the research, I’ll finally be able to expose to the world what really happened at this mysterious island (Well, if I find anything TO expose that is)! After stepping off of his boat, I felt a sense of satisfaction. All of my hard work had led up to this. I waved goodbye to my friend as he left me to my own devices. I looked around for any landmarks.

After finding one, I figured out where I was on the map, and headed off for where I thought the most plausible places to find information are. The first place I had in mind was the information booth. By the looks of the entrance, this definitely was a Disney Park. It was very well crafted and detailed. Most of the display looked sun damaged, and a bit cracked. Some of it you could say looked sand blasted. Well, I guess the years of wear and tear from the unforgiving Florida weather took its toll. I continued until I reached what looked like the information booth. The sign was faded and the paint was chipping. It was hanging by a nail and it obscured my view of the inside. I slid it out of the way. Inside, was a perfectly normal information booth, as expected. There was an eggshell white desk with assorted tickets on it. It even had some pamphlets mixed in. Taking the liberty of grabbing one of the pamphlets, I ran over to the nearest bench and laid it out. Also faded and water damaged, deciphered as much of the text I could and typed it into a word document. I noticed something funny though. I had an internet connection.

This place was closed in the 90’s, why would there be free Wi-Fi here? Even if I could explain why there was Wi-Fi, why did I connect without my knowledge? I didn’t have auto connect on or anything. I checked the router name and the IP. The router name was “Radio Nick”. It didn’t display an IP. It seemed to work fine. My internet browser was functioning perfectly. I shrugged it off and decided to take this opportunity to do a little more research. Didn’t find anything that I didn’t already know. I continued to copy down the contents of the pamphlet. Finishing, I packed up my laptop and continued my journey.

It was starting to get dark, which was strange. It was only two according to my laptop. I called up my buddy and he came and picked me up. I asked him what time it usually got dark in Florida. He told me around this time of year (which was June by the way) the sun set roughly eight to eight-thirty. Perplexed, I opened up my laptop to see the time was in-fact eight-thirty. It literally said two-o’clock ten minutes ago! Don’t freak yourself out, I told myself. It was probably just that sketchy router you connected to that messed up your time. Probably was set to the wrong time zone or something. We arrived to shore, and I took my rental car to the hotel. After typing this up, it’s really put into perspective how weird it really was. I’ll pick up on my exploration tomorrow. I have about four more days on my reservation, and I’m planning on making the best of them.

[POST #2]

That island is hiding something. Something BIG. I cannot think of any logical explanation of what I have witnessed today. I feel, impure. That’s the only word that comes to mind when describing what I feel. Something unholy has to have happened at that Island, and I feel it’s my duty to find out.

Okay, before I get into what happened, let me level with you for a second. Here’s the information I’ve got. Remember in the last post when I told you to call me Delmar? You thought that was a completely random name, and in all honesty, I thought so too. Remember the name of that mystery Wi-Fi signal I was getting? It was “Radio Nick”. Those two names are linked. I dug a little deeper into the story of the island and I found out the original owner of the island was a man by the name of Delmar Nicholson. His nickname was “Radio Nick”. I couldn’t find any records on him, but I did get some information after interviewing some locals. They said he was the reclusive type. He seemed to have a dark cloud hovering over him at all times. He was anti-social, and didn’t talk to anybody. I have even heard some claims that he was, get this, a Satanic. A freaking Satanic. That’s a comforting thought while roaming the island previously owned by a freaking Satanic. But I have heard other claims that he was a Wiccan. Other people said he was a combination of both; or as they described it, a Wiccan that believes in the power of Satan. Just keep that in mind when you’re reading what happened to me.

I had just arrived on the island. You could say I was a little uneasy, kind of on edge, armed with the new “information”. I still got that same feeling of dread as the day before. Only this time, I felt sadder than anything. I still entered the park determined to find out about this whole “Radio Nick” thing. I planned my route the night before. My first stop was the “Explorers Outpost”. Judging by the name, it was some sort of employee area. I couldn’t find any info on it, but I’ll trust my gut. I headed up the dock and took a left. There was a building with a thatch roof that had splintered from storms since the closing, and walls made out of various wooden sticks, most of them snapped in half. A small sign stood out front; “Explorers Outpost”. I think I’m in the right place.

Before proceeding inside, I looked up and remembered the position of the sun. I walked through what was left of the deteriorating front door into a tropical room. It had an information desk, and some benches. All of the ropes used to form lines had fallen over, and the door leading to behind the desk was blown apart, more so than most of the room. It’s as if something forced its way into the back. I proceeded with caution into the back room. There was a room with a bunch of filing cabinets inside. Most of them hang open, and half of the files were on the floor. The corner in particular was very dark, almost unnaturally dark. But something about it made me freeze. Something turned its head around, and its eyes reflected the light coming in the room. The eyes lunged at me; the light revealed it was a vulture. It stopped short of my face, and instead of attacking me, it hovered while waving its wings at me, as if shooing me away. I fell on my back and the vulture landed on the ground below it. It bowed its head at me. My heart was racing a mile a minute, but that gesture made me feel safe. It looked up at me, and pointed its beak towards a cabinet. It tapped its beak on the face of the cabinet. It read, Real-Estate. I opened up the cabinet as the vulture watched. Only about five folders are present. I take them; the vulture waves its wings. Okay, you’ve got my attention. It taps its beak on another cabinet. It was the Employee records. I take those as well. To my surprise, I turn around for more instructions, and the vulture was gone. I didn’t hear it fly away or anything. It was just gone.

I wouldn’t say I “fled” the island, I briskly walking at a pace that you could compare to running in fear. I sat at the dock and waited for my buddy to come pick me up. When he arrived, I was so relieved. But as soon as I stepped onto the boat, this overwhelming feeling of fear and dread overcame me and I felt really dizzy. I fell over into my buddy’s arms and he drove me home. He’s a good friend. I took it easy from there. I still feel really uneasy and sad about, well, I don’t know. I feel constricted for some reason, as if there is something looming over me, something that I couldn’t control. Well, despite my mental condition, I’m still looking into what happened on the island. I should probably start looking through those papers. See you all soon.

[POST #3]

Guys this is going to be a very short post, but this is the information I got. It perfectly correlates with what happened yesterday. I was looking through those employee records, and my suspicions have been confirmed. That Radio Nick guy was a HUGE Satanist. The employee summary says after the island was sold to Disney Incorporations, Radio Nick, we’ll call him Nicholson, applied as an employee after the island construction was completed. They assumed it was because “he couldn’t bear to leave his beloved island”. In the first couple of years, he acted normally. But his later years just before the closing, other employees noticed a change in his behavior. Every day, like clockwork, he walked into the jungle by the South American Aviary section, not to be seen for a couple of hours. His superiors continually told him this behavior affected his workflow. This eventually led to his termination. Interestingly enough, the employee summary just abruptly ends there. But handwritten after the end of the summary was some Russian text. It took me a half an hour to deceiver the individual symbols, and I finally translated it online to the word ‘Lucifer’s Fowl Game’. This astonished me, and left me a bit confused. I analyzed what it could mean, and I’ve come to the conclusion this whole thing has to do with birds. The vultures were the key. I’ve read up that in some cultures, the vulture is considered to be a symbol of good. It makes me think that these vultures are trying to protect me from something, as well as exposing the truth. I also have read that there was a controversy connected to the vultures that took place when the park was still active. Disney employees were killing vultures because they said “they were endangering the aviary life on the island”. I think the vultures were trying to get rid of the birds because they were connected to something evil. Or someone, someone by the name of Radio Nick.

That’s all I’ve got so far in terms of theories, so if any of you have any critique to my theory or any information that could help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I should also note that I used all of my food money to buy a digital camera. Nothing fancy, it’s actually quite cheap. I’ll be sending pictures, if I can. I’ll be leaving for the island soon. Wish me luck.


(Warning: File not checked by Admin, download at own risk!)

[POST #4]

Hey guys, this is quote unquote “Delmar’s” friend. I’m the one who’s been boating him back and forth from the island. I have some weird news for you guy’s. Delmar is currently incapacitated, and incapable of getting a post out. He’s out cold on his hotel bed right now, and he’s been having night terrors. I’m worried about what he’s been doing out on that island. All I really know is that he’s been getting tenser every time I give him a ride, and the most recent ride I gave him, he tried to pass of one of those dollar store disposable digital camera as something to use on a vacation. I let him borrow my camera and he graciously accepted. After leaving, I was only in my house for fifteen minutes before receiving a text from him. The text said “come. now. c25vd2hpdGU=”. I ignored the gibberish at the end, and raced to my car. When I arrived at the island, I found him face down, out like a light on the ground. After failing to wake him up, I just carried him on the boat and brought him to the hospital. The doctors said he was okay. At first they though he was knocked out with a concision, but that they examined him and found nothing wrong. They just prescribed from rest. So I did just that. I know this blog is important to him, so I thought it would be right if I posted something while he is unavailable. Just wanted to update for you who follow this blog. He’ll be awake by tomorrow.

[POST #5]

I’m done. I’m done. I am never setting foot on that island again I just got home from Florida. I waited a while before typing this post, for the sake of my sanity. Let me explain what happened. I just woke up, and I don’t remember anything. My buddy was there, and he explained what he saw happen. We talked for a while, before he left because he had errands to run. I got comfy in my bed and turned on the TV. The TV illuminated the room and I noticed the camera that my buddy let me borrow. Crap he forgot it. I get out of bed and pick it up, and turned it on to see if I should charge the battery; Its common curiosity. It was then I noticed that there was only a couple minutes left on the tape. He gave me a blank tape with about two hours of footage on it. That means I recorded something. That’s impossible though, I had only been on the island for about a half an hour. A morbid curiosity overcame me, and I decided to plug it in and watch it.

It started out with me waving goodbye to my buddy. I began my hike through the island. The video cut to me at the Aviary Section of the island. Keep in mind that I don’t remember any of this. I was looking around for anything that might answer some questions. I headed for the maintenance area behind the bird exhibits. I closed the door behind me, being the genius I am. It was somewhat dark in there. Light enough so you can see, but dark enough to make you feel uncomfortable. It was a room full of bags of bird seed; some ripped open and spilled on the floor. There was a bucket in the corner from what I can see with some scrapers next to it. I could only guess what that’s for. I continued on into the dim room, when I find a room with a bunch of pedestals scattered on the floor. It seemed like they were ripped off my something and hastily thrown into a back room. I put the camera on a near buy AC unit, and I watch myself pick one of them up. I look surprised, and a bit scared. I show the camera the face of the pedestal. It was one of those information pedestals that taught you about the bird it was showcasing. It had an upside down pentagram burned on it. I paused the tape to clear my head, after which I continued, braced for the worst.

I picked up another one and show this one to the camera. An upside-down cross with what appears to be a crude Mickey Mouse nailed to it. I put it down slowly, but a bang made me freeze. I stood there for about ten seconds, before something made me grab the camera and run. The video cut to me walking around outside. It was dark out now. Using a flash light to lead the way, I briskly walked through the park. It was eerily quiet. The only sounds I could hear were heavy breathing, and quiet footsteps. This continued for about ten minutes. The video cut again. This time, I was in what appeared to be a bathroom. I was kneeling on the ground, facing the side of the stall. I was leaning on it as if I was being deprived of strength. I turned around towards the camera, and started to softly sob. I was feeling uneasy watching this as I don’t normally cry. After a bit of sobbing, a voice from the distance, it sounded female, simple stated “stop” in a firm voice. I did as she commanded. I hesitated for a bit, and without warning, I punched a hole through the hard plastic stall wall, and began to scream, before the video cut to a new scene.

This time, I was in a security room. All of the TV’s were functioning perfectly. They were all displaying different parts of the island. People were hustling and bustling about the exhibits and displays. The camera zoomed in on the date displayed in the corner. All I could get out of it was “th, 1999”. I believe it to be the date of the park closing. It showed there was one man that climbed over the railing into the jungle. The security feed began to fast forward, and stopped after ten seconds of fast forwarding. What I saw next, I couldn’t get out of my mind. All of the people in all of the feeds covered their ears and bent over in agony. The only people that weren’t were the employees, who started to act ecstatic. I could understand why. If everybody except you and your co-workers began to act like that, I would panic to. They tried things from shaking the people, to hitting them. Nothing got them to respond. One of the employees’ stood up, shouted something at the other employees, and started to run away with them, as if away from something. I soon realized what that was when a black mist rolled over the island visitors at a surprising rate. It didn’t even seem like mist; Just a black mass that consumed the camera’s view. I stopped the security feed, and backed away to show all of the TV’s. Just then, a soft voice spoke from behind. “Hello.”

The camera swerves around to see Snow White staring blankly into the camera. “Have you met nick yet?”

She undergoes a gruesome transformation. Her eye sockets turned a dark black and veins around her eyes splintered out from the center. Her eyes turned white, and she violently cocked her head to the side with a loud crunch. Her jaw dropped and almost touched her shoulder as she let out what sounded like a scream. It was so loud it distorted the audio. She put her arms straight out in front of her and lunged for the camera, before it cut again.

I was wondering through what appeared to be a plaza sort of place. I every once and a while peered into one of the displays or snack bars; every time I would find another pentagram burnt into the ground on the inside. My silence worried me. Whispering became audible, but it was multiple voices. My footsteps became paired with another, and another, and so on. My walk became a brisk jog, and I stopped checking in the displays. I was tempted to stop the video, but I gathered my courage and pressed on. I abruptly stopped in place, while the whispering and the footsteps grew louder. I quick turned around to find nothing, while the whispering and footsteps stopped. I let out a pained sigh of relief, or at least that’s what it sounded like. I turned back around again to be greeted by Mickey mouse. He said “Have you met Nick yet?”

Mickey began to violently shake, after which his eyes exploded, sending entrails and blood spewing out of his eye sockets. I hear a scream from an unknown voice, then half-way through the explosion, the video cuts again.

It was lighter out. Blood was spattered on the camera, but only a little bit. I was sobbing again, but I was holding the camera and walking through the woods. The camera jerked forward, and I almost dropped it. The camera pointed down to the ground where an arm was sticking out of the ground, grabbing my ankle. I pulled away, and pulled the rest of the body that belonged to the arm out with it. It was a sickly version of Mowgli, the protagonist from the Jungle Book. He looked grey, and he strangely had more contrast than the rest of the shot. His hair had fallen out leaving only a couple of dangly strands. I started to scream for help. I dropped the camera, showing a shot of multiple Mowgli’s climbing on the trees. They all were barking and yelling. My foot had just escaped the camera’s view as all of the Mowgli’s pounced onto me, also escaping the camera’s view. After that it got quiet. The camera sat there for roughly thirty seconds. Re-entering view, I stood up, and picked up the camera. I walked through the jungle for a while, until I got to a cliff. I had to jump over a railing to get to it. I placed the camera down, and walked towards the edge of the cliff, leaned over the edge, and fell.

I’m done. I’m done asking questions. I’m done being curious. I’m done looking for answers. I’m done. I refuse to try to analyze anything I saw on that tape. I refuse to further explore the topic. I’m done with this blog. This will be my last post. I know this may be an anticlimactic ending, but I honestly couldn’t care. Feel free to speculate and discuss any theories on this; just know that I will not be answering any questions. No. I will not provide the video. I’m not wasting my time digitizing it. The only thing I will provide is the only picture I found on my digital camera that I brought. Goodbye all. I’m done. I’m done.

Original Author: TheZayxe

39 Comments on 'A Tape from Treasure Island'

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  • Commented on January 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    tasty pasta is tasty!

  • Commented on January 25, 2014 at 12:07 am

    this is one of the best posts i’ve ever read

  • Commented on February 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    This is great! Loving the realness factor

  • Commented on March 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Wow! Absolutely delicious. Mostly well-written, detailed, and best of all, scary. I’m looking around my room in fear right now! I love it! The only problem is that an upside-down cross is just a Saint Peter’s cross, which is non-Satanic. And I feel you should be more specific as not to associate Satan (as a being) with LeVay Satanists, and replace Satanist with Lucafist. But DAMN this story was good. 10/10

  • Commented on March 31, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Was there a place called mowglis place?

  • syn
    Commented on April 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    very tasty. very well written.

  • Commented on April 23, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I’m not one for long stories, but wow. There were a few times I was underwhelmed, as with Snow White/Mickey Mouse- but all in all? Terrifying- especially when having to picture what exactly was happening with the narrator during the last post– and the amount of time he was supposedly there. 10/10.

    I do, however, agree that Satanism vs. Satan-Worshiper should be cleared up as they aren’t the same thing. LaVey Satanists actually don’t even believe in deities, so, yeah.

  • Commented on April 30, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Wow, I loved this. I’m curious about that download link, but I don’t want to download it and screw up my computer.

  • Commented on May 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    That download was an audio file with Morse code

  • Commented on July 20, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    …fuck disney

  • Commented on August 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Pretty damn good and creepy.

  • Commented on August 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Very delicious pasta… Gave me chills reading. The only problem I noted is that some of the information in this pasta is incorrect, which other users have stated. Overall, it was great.

  • Commented on December 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    There were some misspellings and confusions in tenses that threw me off from time to time but I really liked this. It wasn’t just about how the story was going to end since it was a fun read throughout.

  • Commented on January 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Creepy gives me chills
    you forgot “wanna see me take my head off?” though
    🙁 lewl

  • Commented on February 13, 2015 at 1:14 am

    What the Hell is radionick.wav? I listened to it and it didn’t make sense, it was just a series of beeps. Is there a reason behind it?

  • Commented on February 14, 2015 at 8:49 am

    @ButterKnight48 it is morse code

  • Commented on March 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    who else gets annoyed when you read a well-written horror story, a creepypasta, and then people in the comments saying how it was a ‘tasty pasta’ or ‘delicious’? im not as scared as i should be because of such comments. -_-

  • Commented on May 1, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Did the jpg show something?

  • DontLookNow
    Commented on May 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Im not even going to finish this. It just gets me so angry.
    A Wiccan does NOT believe in the power of Satan, nor do they believe in any deities
    Get your facts right.

  • Whatevermajorloser
    Commented on July 6, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Wow!! Awesome and slightly terrifying story. Gotta love Disney right? Has anyone translated the audio?? That would be amazing!!!

  • anon
    Commented on July 29, 2015 at 2:54 am

    the choppiness of this story sort of ruins the scare factor and appeal for me, tbh.

  • Commented on September 22, 2015 at 3:54 am

    what does the morse say?

  • Commented on October 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    It was amazing… Even though the closing image didnt load for me. including the morse code too. i tried to uncode it and i believe one part stated Help Me but i am not sure. Over all fabulous potato. 8 out of 10 baked potatos

  • Commented on November 17, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    This creepypasta was awesome!!!!!!!

  • Commented on December 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Does anyone know what the Morse code is?

  • Commented on December 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Will someone translate the Morse Code thingy please?

  • Commented on December 27, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I just looked at the Snowwhite.jpg pic. It’s about what I expected except it’s so blurry and pixelated that the only thing that isn’t entirely a splotch of colors is Snow White’s mid-scream distorted face. (*YAWN*)

  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I wanna open those two files, but I’m hesitant about unsecured files from random posts….. Anybody else brave enough to do so and can vouch for its authenticity?

  • Sammie
    Commented on March 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    ive read a couple stories about this “abandoned by Disney” thing and they’re all outstanding, I seriously want there to be a movie made out of this, it would be something I would definitely watch

  • Creepy Reader15
    Commented on July 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Wow! Nice pasta dude. That Snow White pic dude, nightmares

  • Commented on July 13, 2016 at 1:51 am

    I’ve seen and heard this one before. Heh, really good!

  • Commented on August 11, 2016 at 4:41 am

    This was amazing it made me a little bit scared my fav part was the beginning it was very interesting 10/10

  • Charlie
    Commented on August 15, 2016 at 1:22 am

    The .jpg wont load for me. Can somebody post a picture of it or something?

  • Commented on November 1, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Loved the story and imagination put into this post. A few tense errors and misspellings, but all in all a great story.

  • Zach
    Commented on December 17, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    for those idiots who don’t know what the beeping is, it’s Morse code. It’s use. To call for help

  • .... . .-.. .-.. ---
    Commented on January 9, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Radionick says:

    Aviaryaviary a vi air eethe birdirdirdisssssssehe birdssss

    Trust me on that.

  • Commented on April 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Very well written, there were a few minor grammatical and factual errors and I kinda wished for more detail at the end. For example, more back story on Radio Nick and an explanation for why the author picked the name Delmar for himself (since it seemed implied that it wasn’t just coincidence), mabey a sequel could explain some of these things? Lastly, you use the word “ecstatic” in the wrong context. Ecstatic means to be very happy and joyful. I believe the word you wanted to use there was “erratic”, which means generally acting crazy.

  • Gage
    Commented on October 9, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I’m confused about the ending. What I saw that was described was the guy ran out of the building, walked through the woods with a bloody camera and tear filled eyes, found a cliff, put the camera down, and jumped off the cliff. But he still was able to get home from Florida after jumping off the cliff…I might be stupid and there’s a different meaning to the ending…but I don’t understand it. Did he make the post before kicking himself? Or did he somehow live? I don’t understand. Can someone confirm with me?

  • MemeLord
    Commented on November 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    I just decoded the gibberish in the 4th post. What I got was “snowhite”.

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