Dead Girlfriend’s Facebook Messages Are Nightmare Fuel

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Buckle up, because we’re about to go on a journey. If you’ve perused Reddit over the last 48 hours, you may have already stumbled upon this intensely unnerving story from a man named Nathan, whose girlfriend, Emily, was killed in a car crash two years ago. For most of us, death is the end of our time here on this wonderful planet, but for some reason, Emily seems to have gotten caught in Facebook limbo. In related news, if Facebook limbo is a thing, it’s officially the worst way to spend an afterlife.

Obviously, it should go without saying that this could, and very likely is, a story that’s been fabricated to freak people out. If that’s the case, Nathan’s done a wonderful job in crafting a thoroughly unsettling story that makes me glad I no longer use the popular social media site.

Nathan’s story was posted on No Sleep, a corner of Reddit that’s been carved out for those who wish to share their “true” ghost stories that aim to raise the hairs on the back of your neck and send shivers down your spine.

Two days ago, Nathan posted his story on Reddit. It’s since blown up, gathering an impressive 3,847 upvotes as of the time of this writing. The whole thing started on September 4, 2013, when Emily returned to Facebook.

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It’s worth mentioning that, according to Nathan, only he and Emily’s mom share admin privileges of Emily’s Facebook account. They decided not to memorialize the page, because it “felt too final.” I can certainly understand that.

Nathan soon realized that the messages Emily was posting were sourced from old chats the two of them had shared back before the accident that claimed her life.

Then, this past February, things got really creepy. Emily had started tagging herself in photos.

That’s just not right. If this is real, then, damn. But if someone is messing with Nathan, than I’m pretty sure that individual has no soul.

This kept going on, with Emily randomly tagging herself in photos and posting messages comprised of words she had typed when she was among the living, until on May 8, when Emily used her first original word. FRE EZIN G.

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In his post, Nathan says this is the message that turned his growing anger and frustration toward a person he assumed was trying to mess with him into terror. He was no longer able to sleep, and when he did, he was plagued by nightmares in which Emily is trapped in an “ice cold car, frozen blue and grey, and I’m standing outside in the warmth screaming at her to open the door. She doesn’t even realise I’m there. Sometimes her legs are outside with me.”

Part of me believes — even hopes — that this a story Nathan made up to get his 15 seconds of Internet fame, because if that’s not the case, then this is one of the most eerie stories I’ve ever heard. No one should have to go through the pain that comes from losing a partner, but to endure something like this, only a few years later, when the wounds are probably only just beginning to scab over? That’s not right.

The story goes on. Nathan ended up memorializing Emily’s page, and that actually stopped her messages until July 1, the day before he took to Reddit to share his story. What do you think of all this?

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  • Ben Edwards

    Seems to me like someone has managed to get access to her account and is just messing with the poor guy, if he isn’t making it up himself.

    • d0x360

      Of course he is making it up. That’s the whole point of that sub reddit. They aim to create the next slenderman type of sensation

  • Greg Kerekes

    Probably just because I’m a huge cynic, but with everyone trying to get instant famous on the internet I think he’s making it all up himself.

  • Booth

    Well, I’d definitely say if he wasn’t makin’ this up. It’s just some dick who decided to get a hold of the account after learning about what happened somehow.

  • Mathew Steven Marron

    Read the description for the No Sleep Sub:

    “Remember: everything is true here, even if it’s not. Stories should be believable, but realistic fiction IS permitted. Readers are to assume everything is true and treat it as such. These stories are here for your entertainment. If a story is too unbelievable, please report it for mod review.”
    http://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/

    I’m guessing it’s fiction.

  • http://relyonhorror.com/ CJ Melendez

    She should have invited him to Farmville. Terror points +10

  • Henry

    I think it’s faked but it’s an awesome story regardless.

  • ThunderDragoon

    It’s definitely fake, especially because he’s the one who shared it on that site. It’s possible that he’s not making it up and somebody is just messing with him. Either way, it’s not real.

  • Sick_skwerl

    I figure some dick is messing with him- I’ll take 1000 to 1 odds that it sure as hell isn’t a ghost. That is the lamest haunting ever; even the undead are into that social media shit now? Instead of cyber-bullying it’s cyber-haunting?

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    its fake since nosleep is basically filled with great stories but sadly they are exaggerated or fake but either way I still check nosleep from time 2 time because some of the stories are SO good that they should be turned into a movie

  • HorrorGod

    Great.. I think he just helped create the plot to “White Noise 3″…..

  • Krug09

    Emily probably doesn’t exist. Whats his and her last name? He never gave it right?

  • Aelfgifu

    This is a great ghost short story. It was an enjoying read. There’s really nothing more to make out of it.

  • Kagutaba

    It’s a micro fiction subreddit. Of course it’s fake. Also, it’s not even good.

    That being said, this is a good opportunity to point out how idiotic that subreddit has become. There’s a new “story” posted every hour by whatever random kid decides to post one that pale’s in comparison to the stories by actual writers that they’re ripping off which are actually worth reading. The good stories, however, get buried under all the garbage unless they’re salvaged by upvotes.

    On top of that, a rule in that subreddit is that “everything is real, even if it isn’t.” Which is good in theory to maintain a creepy atmosphere. But, 9 times out of 10, the comment threads become an outpouring of condolences mourning the fake death of fictional characters while the OP thanks them for their thoughts and prayers. As someone who actually lost a loved one in real life, tragically, I find it sickening and deplorable.

    Fuck Nathan and his stupid fucking fake facebook “ghost.”

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  • Mistah Vader

    I’d be more scared if it was nude pictures of Liza Minelli.

  • crizero

    This is f**king creepy…but…is just another internet short horror story.

  • Brittany Myers

    I’m thinking it’s either fake or a plot to a new horror movie……

  • Louis Cypher

    Two words: Viral Marketing.

  • Tony Garcia

    Yawn.

  • Rev’rend J. Redhood

    Oh you whiny nits insulting every little thing. I think as a fun little ghost-fiction it’s very clever and an easy little creep-factor. Top notch creepy pasta. You lot are prolly a buncha Michael Bay worshiping ponies. Do something more creative, then talk some smack lol. Hell, post it up here then talk said smack.

  • Melodee Cheney

    True or not, this is one creepy story. However, if you believe in ghosts, it’s not a stretch to think one could travel through the internet. If you really think about it, about the time we spend a day on social media, why couldn’t it be haunted. Ghosts often frequent the place they died or the place they lived. It could be said about most people that they live on Facebook. Let’s not forget that most ghost give off electro magnetic pulses and have been known to mess with lights or phone lines…why not internet?! Read this story and decide for yourself. Clever guy writing chilling fiction…or has our connection to those who have passed on gone viral?!

    • Christeeeeeen

      Seriously? You’ve been watching too much Ghost Hunters. None of that emf, messing with electrical/electronic stuff has been proven. It’s all absurd theories and reality show drama.

      • Melodee Cheney

        First of all, I dont watch Ghost Hunters, I too think it’s “reality show drama”. I think most of that show is staged. You cant tell me that emf is not real whether or not it’s been proven. I have been on investigations, have recorded emp (which are created through the emf of the recorder), I have had things thrown at me, lightbulbs explode above my head…etc. You can believe whatever you want. I never said this story was true. Infact, I did some digging and I think it’s fake. All I did was pose the theory that it might not be impossible. Opinions of things that are not scientifically proven, one way or the other, can not be wrong. So you can have yours and I’ll have mine.

  • Chrissie-Watkins

    If this is made up, I really hope that there never was an Emily, because that’s just disrespectful.

  • Doug Leary

    Nothing in r/nosleep is supposed to be real. The whole idea of that subreddit is to write scary fiction, usually in first person as if it were real, in the tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and others.

    • Rational74

      NoSleep is a place to share your original scary story. This is not a place for you to post creepypasta or any stories which you did not write yourself.
      Remember: everything is true here, even if it’s not. Stories should be believable, but realistic fiction IS permitted. Readers are to assume everything is true and treat it as such. These stories are here for your entertainment. If a story is too unbelievable, please report it for mod review.

      • Rational74

        Disclaimer: This is a truly freaky story that I read around midnight and creeped me out. However I think its just a story. OR, if Em truly did die and Nathan is receiving these, he’s doing it himself and blocking out the fact he did it himself.