Gunpowder Hill


During a period from 1946-1952, in a small town in western Germany, the residents heard what resembled a six-gun salute on the fifteenth of March every year. Some residents made frequent trips into the surrounding hills in hopes of finding the source of the noise, but to no avail. The townsfolk eventually coined the area as “Gunpowder Hill.” The children of the town even created a legend about it, stating that soldiers, who in that time were missing but presumed dead, had been killed in an execution-style massacre, and were buried somewhere in the hill. The purpose of the six gun salute was to guide people to the location of the men. On the fifteenth of March every year, the children would gather at the edge of town, eagerly awaiting the six gun shots to be heard.

In late 1951, the hills on the outskirts of the small German town were surveyed for the future construction of a NATO military site. The military base was to consist of a series of deep underground bunkers and weapons supplies in case a Soviet invasion occured. In February of 1952, construction began. Just four weeks later, the crew began digging a massive two-hundred foot deep hole for the future underground storage bunkers. It was during this time that the crew made a morbid discovery. As they neared the end of the digging operation, a human hand was seen sticking out of the bottom of the hole. Upon future examination, twenty-seven bodies were discovered at the bottom of the two-hundred foot deep hole, dressed in Prisoner of War uniforms worn by the allies in Nazi war camps.

A NATO officer ordered for the bodies to be exhumed immediately. As the medical team slowly carried out the bodies, they looked on in puzzlement. The bodies were remarkably well-preserved. Furthermore, the POW uniforms bore a strange insignia which was unlike any the men had seen before; an orange circle with a single black dash in the middle. However, the most unsettling characteristic were the faces of the men who were exhumed. Their eyes were wide open, and their mouths were sealed shut with an unknown adhesive. The bodies were then dispatched to the local morgue for immediate identification and autopsies.

That night, the local mortician began his work. However, he found it difficult to concentrate on his task. The eyes of the first man he was to begin work on seemed to be staring back at the mortician from the autopsy table. He shook his head and just rationalized the sight as the imagining of his over-active mind. The mortician took his scalpel and began his first cut into the body’s chest. Blood poured out of the incision with staggering force. The mortician backed away from the table in shock. The red liquid began running down the table, pooling on the floor below. The eyes of the body began watering, and streaks of tears ran down its face. Soon, the eyes rolled back into the body’s head, and the bleeding ceased. In horror, the mortician began to make his way to the door on the verge of nausea, but not before catching a glance at the twenty-six other bodies lying out on separate tables. Their eyes looked back at the doctor’s with tangible fear. The men were still alive.

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  • Commented on May 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I felt there were to many inconsistencies in this pasta to really enjoy it.

    What did the backstory of the hill have to do with the excavation? What was with the POW uniforms? How did they breathe underground? (Though I suppose that might have supernatural attribution.) Morticians do not perform autopsies; medical examiners and coroners do. How would a trained medical professional not notice breathing, body temperature, eye tracking movements, or blinking? (In the case of total paralysis eye tracking or blinking wouldn’t have been present, but then the eyes would have exhausted their supply of tears.) Typically autopsies don’t begin with an incision in the thoracic region. They usually begin with incisions that start at trapezius or less commonly in the cervical region. Either way, the described incisions are inconsistent with profuse hemorrhaging described (even the cervical incision would be conducted between the carotid arteries and jugular veins).

    tl;dr: Pasta had potential, but gave me indigestion.

  • Commented on May 27, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    The point of the story is to be entertaining and scary, it’s not all about the details and inconsistencies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even notice them

  • Commented on June 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I enjoyed this pasta. It did leave me with some unanswered questions, but I liked it nevertheless. Great pasta.

  • Commented on July 8, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Well I liked it. Great Job.

  • Commented on October 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    onanist13 you are just perfect.

  • Commented on October 16, 2013 at 9:57 am

    The end of this pasta gave me the chills! I love it. I wish it could’ve been a little longer!

  • Commented on November 11, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Nicely done.Odd in a way (to a weird thing like me, right?) but very good. B)

  • Commented on December 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    As soon as I started reading I ruined the atmosphere by laughing at the word ‘Period’

  • Commented on May 9, 2014 at 9:30 pm


  • Commented on October 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

    ornanist13. I would’ve said something really vague.
    Good job on your critique it’s wonderful <3

    I did appreciate the story however 3/5

  • Commented on November 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    i like this pasta cuz it gives a creep factor

  • Commented on November 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    but it is a ittle chesse

  • Commented on May 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I personally thought it was good but it could have provided more story.

  • Commented on May 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Perhaps the mortician should “deadicate” more time on corpse inspection….. 😀

  • Commented on November 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm


  • Commented on November 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Spooky and creepy. I liked it.

  • Swan
    Commented on December 2, 2015 at 3:48 am

    I don’t have understand the story.

  • Commented on October 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Really like it. To all the haters it’s a creepypasta they don’t necessarily need to make sense.

  • Commented on October 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Bit too vague to really enjoy

  • Commented on November 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    GOod to find something to enjoy…

  • Commented on February 24, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome and completely out there different . I love it. 10/10

  • Commented on May 10, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Too many scattered bits of story. Nothing correlated. Frankensteined about 8 different stories together, way too confusing. Good idea though!!

  • Commented on November 5, 2017 at 2:48 am

    That was pretty good but not that realistic… Whatever. Good job

  • Commented on March 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I liked it! I would vote 8/10, only because I have some unanswered questions. For one, how did they manage to survive that long? They were buried underneath hundreds of pounds of dirt, and if you don’t eat for at least a week or two your intestines and other organs begin to eat each other. I am not hating, I loved it. I just have unanswered questions..

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