I was like any other stupid internet “Myth Hunter”. I often searched for the scarier parts of games and the internet, such as Lavender Town and Red Dead Redemption Tumbleweed Ghosts.
I became scared easily, and I was a reader of this site just like you. After reading an article here, I decided to look for a scary program to hear, because I’m bored. After googling “scary download”, something called Scary Maze popped up. I downloaded it, and found no EXE file, but a flash game site. I opened it. Searching Scary Maze in the browser, I opened up the preview. What I found could not be undone. I was on level 1 and I had the sound turned off. On level 2, I turned the sound on. On level 3, I lost and a face appeared on screen.
It was a white face with grotesque, inhuman features, accompanied by a distorted scream. I quickly closed the file and started playing Minecraft in an attempt to forget about it.
I was playing happily on a multiplayer server, until everyone suddenly left. A player named “?” joined shortly after.
"Hello, Dan," he said. This was unusual as that was my real name, and there is no way he could of known that since it was not my Minecraft username. Unexpectedly, the chat was spammed with "?" typing one simple phrase: SCARYMAZE.ZIP.
Scared, I attempted to leave. However, before I could, another face appeared on screen. It was the basic Steve, but with black eyes. Blood was dripping down from his souless eyes. I was really damn scared, so I continuously hit all of the keys until it disappeared.
After the bloodcurdling Steve had faded away, I heard a small three second clip of an almost silent screaming girl. Then “PLAY” had spammed the screen. Realizing that I had Scarymaze.zip on a memory card, I took it out. Scarymaze was almost gone. I drove around for a while outside my house. When I saw a yard sale at a nearby house, I quickly sold my memory card to them, which they said was in “perfect condition”.
They sold it later to some kid, and I knew my memory card was notorious for having several scary files attached to it. Well, he suffered my pain. Sometimes, when I am writing on my laptop, I see that my document had been erased and replaced with Scarymaze.zip, or that creepy face.
That kid I had mentioned earlier must have put the memory card in his computer, because he and I share the same room in the insane asylum now.