Pigment – 227


In 1966 the United States government began experimenting with the possibility of creating super humans using controlled amounts of radiation.

Volunteers for the experiment were all members of the United States military; soldiers and their wives.

The experiment entailed both the men and the women to receive a small tattoo using special eradiated ink known as ‘Pigment – 227’.

After showing no signs of negative side effects from the ink, the volunteers were urged to procreate. The scientists theorized that the radiation would affect the reproductive tissues and pass alone enhanced, superior genes to the fetus.

The result were not what had been expected.

After a few months 70% of the men were diagnosed with prostrate or testicular cancers and 40% of the women were diagnosed with uterine or became completely infertile after the exposure.

The women who were able to conceive children endured particularly difficult, if not completely unnatural pregnancies. The developing fetus’s were no longer growing at a normal rate.

It was reported that four of the women had labor induced at their twentieth week because the baby was too large to carry safely. The premature babies were larger than an average full term baby and were hideously, irreparably deformed. Extra limbs, missing limbs, brain damage, organ failure, blindness and deafness were documented.

One woman gave birth to twins, who developed at a normal rate but died shortly after birth. The cause of death was unknown.

After the miserable failure of the experiment the remaining vials of ‘Pigment – 227’ were ordered destroyed and the files on the project classified.

Two crates containing the vials were improperly labeled and escaped destruction.

Original Author: Anonymous

44 Comments on 'Pigment – 227'

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  • Commented on August 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Wow. What can I say, I’m impressed. It’s a short one, but it hooks at the beginning. Your grammar, as far as I can say, was flawless, and your formatting was correct. Your storyline was interesting, though not very creepy; The last line could be considered so, though it would only be so if the crate was to be opened and the substance used in the precise way it’s intended. (Via tattoo) so unless it was labeled as normal ink, then it wouldn’t do much damage. If that is how it was mislabeled, I believe you should include it; Though doing so would take away from the shock ending.

    Overall, a good couple minute read, and you did a fine job writing it.

  • Commented on August 13, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Its more Disturbing that creepy or scary, it could be improved with a different ending other then two creates escaped destruction. Thats only my opinion the ending just seemed rushed.


  • Commented on August 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    This was…a bit unsettling. There is a possibility that those crates are out there, somewhere.

  • Commented on August 14, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Very impressive. Very impressive indeed. You understand how to unsettle people psychologically very well.

  • Commented on August 14, 2016 at 7:26 am

    great one

  • Commented on August 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I have to say.The story is quite likely true of how much we know about the outside world, we don’t know anything about something like that but still i like how you wrote it. It’s interesting.

  • Commented on August 14, 2016 at 8:17 am

    It could be better, but it was interesting one!

  • Commented on August 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t know it was a good creepy pasta but it had to much sauce (detail) so that the reproductive part seemed a bit gross

  • pooperoni
    Commented on August 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm


  • Commented on August 16, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I feel that this could be quite good, but I had a hard time getting around the grammatical errors 🙁

  • Commented on August 16, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Eh, this is the kind of story that demands to be far longer. What does it matter if the crate is still around if the story end? And what does it matter if the test was a failure? I would suggest taking this story and rewriting it to a either novel sized or at least a short story. It’s a cool concept, just not the right format

  • Commented on August 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I liked it overall. It was a bit short, but put mystery into it.

  • Commented on August 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    There could be more added to this to make the story mor complete

  • Commented on August 17, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    LOVE IT!!!

  • Dhanpat Rai
    Commented on August 19, 2016 at 8:09 am

    hi, my name is Dhanpat Rai Dhullapa.

  • Commented on August 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    The plot was good but the ending left me out cold. In a bad way.
    It felt like this was just a story that advises you to not to have tattoos.

  • Commented on August 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Definitely think if the user went a little further with the story this could have been a little better. Great idea, not enough depth into detail.

  • Commented on August 20, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Dear Creepypasta writer,

    Your pasta needs development. It can be something related to Paranormal activities and stuff. Also ensure that you make your future pastas long.

    I’ll give this pasta a rating of 70/100.

    Please improve..

  • Commented on August 20, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Very cool and stylish Pasta.
    Leaves you thinking could something like this have really been done and badly covered up. After all the USA military was well known to do weird drug trials on its soldiers and their families in the 1960’s….. Don’t believe me fine…. Look up the LSD experiments.

  • Commented on August 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I feel like it was too short. You could’ve added something more, made it a bit longer. Ya know, maybe more of a cliff hanger but the story is still okay 6/10

  • Commented on August 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    This seemed a bit too short, and could have been better. This all seemed a bit rushed, though I can see this becoming a nice start for a good pasta. The ending with the crates could have been better.

  • Commented on August 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

    There’s a lot of really great ideas here, just not enough story for them! Expand on this. I think it could turn into something really great!

  • Commented on August 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Wow I love this story it’s great all though you left me thinking what’s gonna happen to the crates that survived

  • Commented on September 1, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Overall ok-ish pasta. Wish you would elaborate longer. And the ending seemed a little rushed, sadly. Keep writing and good luck!

  • Jer
    Commented on September 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm


  • Commented on September 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    prostate, not prostrate.

  • Commented on September 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I think it had a good storyline but it could be a bit longer and a bit more conclusive.

  • Commented on September 17, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I really wish that more authors could write great effective short stories. It feels like a lot of the short ones miss the mark.

  • Commented on October 5, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Why I could say more disturbing and your story needs more scare

  • Commented on October 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    I absolutely love the idea but its more thriller than horror if you were to ask me. I was honestly expecting the women to give birth to some kind of human/monster.

  • Commented on October 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    The storyline was good but the ending could be more dark and twisted. Good job, anyway!

  • Commented on October 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I think you can work more on the creepiness but it’s pretty decent overall

  • Commented on November 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Am I the only one that realizes how incredibly stupid this story is?

    – American Military doses subjects with radiation for some reason.
    – Subjects develop cancers and developmental problems, as is expected from radiation poisoning.
    – Two boxes are missing (DUN DUN DUNNN!!!)

    It’s not like the affects were a mystery, and the idea that the Military would somehow think that they could give people super powers like some bad comic book hero, completely ruined any chance of this pasta being good no matter how well it was written.

  • Commented on December 13, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    The concept for this story has great potential, but as it stands the story is much too short and the ending really just pops up out of nowhere. I’m sure with the right tweaking you can make this into something awesome. Good luck to you!

  • Commented on January 1, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Needs improvement.

  • Commented on February 17, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Ah shit.

    Birth control ads are here.

  • Commented on February 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Very unique story. Would be perfect with more detail

  • Commented on March 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I felt like this was more sad than scary! The poor babies…

  • Commented on April 5, 2017 at 4:57 am

    when i first started reading this story a was really getting into this but… the ending ruined it:(

  • Commented on May 12, 2017 at 2:57 am

    As everyone has said, it does need to be longer. Good concept, but too short.

  • Commented on May 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

    How did this get by with all the errors? Jeez people…

  • Commented on July 1, 2017 at 2:34 am

    umm sounds too much like the russian experiment 0/5

  • Commented on September 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I think it was great… except for the ending, sorry

  • dani
    Commented on December 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I hate the fact that the author is anonymous or unknown it just makes me get the chills since you never who it is

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