The Broadcast


In 1988 an unknown broadcast overtook several UHF stations in the Midwestern United States for six consecutive nights. The broadcast would last for only a few minutes and consisted of white static with a gray silhouette of a person in the center of the screen. The shadowed figure spoke with a an androgynous but deep voice and always spoke in whispers.

Those who witnessed the unknown broadcast reported that the figure would make bizarre statements that would influence one person but not another.

It’s been confirmed by the witnesses that the figure had said the following: ‘Go to sleep’, ‘Don’t drink the water’, ‘Conceive’, ‘Don’t believe anyone’, ‘Don’t trust anyone’, ‘Save me’, ‘Use the knife’, ‘Bury him’, ‘Burn the evidence’ and ‘Find me’.

After the broadcasts hit the airwaves and massive string of criminal activities began manifesting throughout the Midwest: Burglaries, physical and sexual assaults, attempted murder, attempted suicide and arson plagued many towns and cities.

Those who were arrested all claimed that the were just following orders and that they had to listen because the figure’s voice gave them recurring nightmares. The nightmares only stopped after they committed the crimes.

The origin of the broadcast remains unknown and the purpose of the broadcast has never been determined.

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  • Commented on July 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Interesting. A nameless figure brainwashing and influencing people. Creative 8/10

  • Commented on July 5, 2016 at 4:20 am

    “Go to sleep.”
    -Jeff the killer

  • Commented on July 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    But I’m not tired
    I mean…no I don’t wanna

  • Commented on July 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Is this a true story?

  • Commented on July 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I like this story. The details and length is actually really good. Creepy, realistic, interesting. 8/10

  • Madison
    Commented on July 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    At first i had thought it was a jeff the killer themed story,but soon after i wasnt so sure,now im not sure if this was true or not.

  • Commented on July 12, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Here’s something that all those people lied to themselves about —-> “Как я пешком через долину смерти, я должен бояться никакого зла!” And anyone who can’t read Russian, this says “As I walk through The Valley of Death, I shall fear no evil!” … It’s a joke because they didn’t do what it said.

  • Commented on July 14, 2016 at 1:58 am

    This was nice. Short and to the point.

  • Commented on July 14, 2016 at 2:46 am

    other than being a little long winded i liiked it. just kidding. about the long winded par anyway.

  • Commented on July 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Can anyone say, “government conspiracy”? Anyone?

  • Commented on July 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    If im not mistaken, was this based on the Max Headroom television intrusion of 1987 on the Chicago television stations?

  • Commented on July 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Too short, uninteresting, and mediocre. There are far better pastas on this site that deserves recognition.


  • Gloth
    Commented on July 26, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Ha.I know who was that glitch.he is resame.Elmo’s ghost.Go to your bathroom.before doing this turn off ALL the lights in your home,(including the lights outside.)Now put your hands on the mirror and say “Candy man” 5 times.A face will appear.Now again run to the brightest part of your only have 5 seconds.hide.If you took the time to read this,since your soo curious, do it yourself.

  • Commented on July 28, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I think it was way too short but other than that it was good, I guess. 4/5

  • Commented on September 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Wonderful CP, leaves you wondering if this is a true story or not. I think its brilliant when you’re left with thousands of questions and are allowed to deliberate the ending or the factuality. Plus it lives up to the Creepypasta name!

  • Commented on October 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I don’t really see the point in this… It’s an interesting story but there isn’t enough information to go on to make it worth the read, no matter how short it is.

  • Commented on November 7, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Very good!! Would have liked it to be longer to put me even more on edge. Short but sweet 3/5
    More pls!

  • Commented on November 12, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    This was written very well. I agree with the statements above. It should be longer. Perhaps it would be even remotely creepy if there was a basis or some shit like that.

  • Commented on January 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    This is one of the short pastas
    It had Pasta
    just pasta.

  • Commented on March 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I’ll follow you to the end Mysterious Figure Sir

  • Commented on April 5, 2017 at 5:14 am

    I loved this story, very well written 9/10

  • Commented on May 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Short and sweet

  • Creepyman
    Commented on June 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Reminds me of the horror movie rings

  • Commented on July 6, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    holy shit this is creepy 5/5

  • Horror Ziom
    Commented on May 23, 2021 at 6:19 pm


    check out my interpretation of this stroy here:

  • Commented on August 20, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Mysterious, and short yet scary.

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