Candle Cove

Candle Cove is a creepy story about an old TV show that some people vaguely remember watching years ago.

NetNostalgia Forum – Television (local)

Skyshale033
Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7. I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. I lived in Ironton at the time. I don’t remember which station, but I do remember it was on at a weird time, like 4:00 PM.

mike_painter65
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
It seems really familiar to me. I grew up outside of ashland and was 9 yrs old in 72. candle cove…was it about pirates? i remember a pirate marionete at the mouth of a cave talking to a little girl

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
YES! Okay I’m not crazy! I remember Pirate Percy. I was always kind of scared of him. He looked like he was built from parts of other dolls, real low-budget. His head was an old porcelain baby doll, looked like an antique that didn’t belong on the body. I don’t remember what station this was! I don’t think it was WTSF though.

Jaren_2005
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale. I think Candle Cove ran for only a couple months in ‘71, not ‘72. I was 12 and I watched it a few times with my brother. It was channel 58, whatever station that was. My mom would let me switch to it after the news. Let me see what I remember.

It took place in Candle cove, and it was about a little girl who imagined herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate ship was called the Laughingstock, and Pirate Percy wasn’t a very good pirate because he got scared too easily. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Don’t remember the girl’s name. Janice or Jade or something. Think it was Janice.

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Thank you Jaren!!! Memories flooded back when you mentioned the Laughingstock and channel 58. I remember the bow of the ship was a wooden smiling face, with the lower jaw submerged. It looked like it was swallowing the sea and it had that awful Ed Wynn voice and laugh. I especially remember how jarring it was when they switched from the wooden/plastic model, to the foam puppet version of the head that talked.

mike_painter65
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
ha ha i remember now too. do you remember this part skyshale: “you have…to go…INSIDE.”

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Ugh mike, I got a chill reading that. Yes I remember. That’s what the ship always told Percy when there was a spooky place he had to go in, like a cave or a dark room where the treasure was. And the camera would push in on Laughingstock’s face with each pause. YOU HAVE… TO GO… INSIDE. With his two eyes askew and that flopping foam jaw and the fishing line that opened and closed it. Ugh. It just looked so cheap and awful.

You guys remember the villain? He had a face that was just a handlebar mustache above really tall, narrow teeth.

kevin_hart
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i honestly, honestly thought the villain was pirate percy. i was about 5 when this show was on. nightmare fuel.

Jaren_2005
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
That wasn’t the villain, the puppet with the mustache. That was the villain’s sidekick, Horace Horrible. He had a monocle too, but it was on top of the mustache. I used to think that meant he had only one eye.

But yeah, the villain was another marionette. The Skin-Taker. I can’t believe what they let us watch back then.

kevin_hart
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
jesus h. christ, the skin taker. what kind of a kids show were we watching? i seriously could not look at the screen when the skin taker showed up. he just descended out of nowhere on his strings, just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. christ almighty.

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Wasn’t his top hat and cloak all sewn up crazily? Was that supposed to be children’s skin??

mike_painter65
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
yeah i think so. rememer his mouth didn’t open and close, his jaw just slid back and foth. i remember the little girl said “why does your mouth move like that” and the skin-taker didn’t look at the girl but at the camera and said “TO GRIND YOUR SKIN”

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
I’m so relieved that other people remember this terrible show!

I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming. The girl was just moaning and crying like she had been through hours of this. I woke up many times from that nightmare. I used to wet the bed when I had it.

kevin_hart
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i don’t think that was a dream. i remember that. i remember that was an episode.

Skyshale033
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
No no no, not possible. There was no plot or anything, I mean literally just standing in place crying and screaming for the whole show.

kevin_hart
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
maybe i’m manufacturing the memory because you said that, but i swear to god i remember seeing what you described. they just screamed.

Jaren_2005
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Oh God. Yes. The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. And the Skin-Taker screaming through his gnashing teeth, his jaw careening so wildly I thought it would come off its wire hinges. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. I ran to tell my brother and we didn’t have the courage to turn it back on.

mike_painter65
Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i visited my mom today at the nursing home. i asked her about when i was little in the early 70s, when i was 8 or 9 and if she remebered a kid’s show, candle cove. she said she was suprised i could remember that and i asked why, and she said “because i used to think it was so strange that you said ‘i’m gona go watch candle cove now mom’ and then you would tune the tv to static and juts watch dead air for 30 minutes. you had a big imagination with your little pirate show.”

Comments

  1. Dobbyisfree says

    Candle Cove? The Creepypasta story. Okay. There’s a television show on Sci-Fi called “Channel Zero”. It was based on the Creepypasta!!!

  2. DayliyahHasTheSalt says

    Not being too far fetched, but, it looks like the show was ‘hypnotizing’ young children…. And I never experienced the 70s. I was born in the 2000s.

  3. ScaryGrace16 says

    I think I might have heard about this long ago… But I’m in middle school so I don’t know how I have heard this b4 I look it up and that picture it… Just idk cave me an uneasy feelings… But I just can’t describe t for you guys sorry

  4. LivefromtheTARDIS says

    Guys don’t believe my first comment that was my brother messing around on my file the 2nd comment is actually mine.

  5. LivefromtheTARDIS says

    @DJ<3 I believe you! I saw the screaming and I watched the whole thing but I was really little so I don't remember it, but my mom said that she came in and I was crying and I said "it happened again!it happened again…'

  6. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    UGH. im so mad. thought that I could see what the show was, but all it s is a screen that says “candle Cove” and then goes static

  7. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    ok, the last thing that mike_painter65 said in the story really scared me. i’m gonna watch the video, cuz I wanna know how creepy it is

  8. Dusk_scarlet says

    This is creepy!! Real or not, just think of it, make me really scare. Nice try. I love feeling scare.

  9. malocchio says

    I watched a video of the screaming episode. The first time I saw it, very little of it was static, it was mostly horrible screaming, and I vaguely remember the puppets. The second time I watched the same video, more than half was static. So that freaked me out a little bit.

  10. I luv fashion says

    All I can find for candle cove is the screaming episode it was horrible and I can’t believe how horrible the screams were.

  11. FuzzUzzle says

    I love the Candle Cove story. Why is it so creepy? It’s so subtle, it’s amazing how much it can creep under your skin. Or maybe it’s just me who doesn’t understand how creepy it is, maybe it’s very blatant.

  12. DJ<3 says

    I know some of you might not believe me.
    But I saw the show on tv. I was around 7 or 8. I just moved into a new house.
    I was watching tv then everything turned into dead air. So I was flipping threw channels trying to find something to watch.
    Then I see this show. So I stopped to see what it was. It was some type of pirate show with puppets. I was enjoying it but then something happened. All the characters were screaming and freaking out. I was weirded out. But I still watched. It was weird to me. I finally decided to change the channel after 3 minutes and all the channels were back so I watched what I ussually watch. You guys probily think im trolling but im not. I remember it happening and then when i read this i was creeped out because thats what i saw when i watched it that day. what they discribed in that story. nobody believes me though.

  13. u cant scare me says

    av just watched/heard the vedio on you tube damn it creepy guess all just be reading.but i hope they arent real….

  14. skillet89 says

    Guys, quit saying it is real. It’s fake. There are YouTube videos on it, and a lot of people say they can’t see anything, that it’s a couple minutes of straight static. They are lying. The show is fake, but the YouTube videos are weird clips.

  15. The Raven says

    Somebody. Tell me this isn’t real.people tuning on static and seeing a creepy children’s show?creepy

  16. queen of chills says

    that really scares me. like for all we know it could be aliens experimenting on people

  17. MerrBearBallet says

    my little brother showed me an episode of Howdy Doody once, and after that I would have dreams that I would be at the mall or in a train station with my friend Sydney and she would turn into that awful Howdy Doody puppet and chase me!

  18. lacole luv99 says

    I watched the video link and there was a creepy voice and i was like holy crap!It was CREEPY

  19. Gore_Juice says

    Naaa.. Messed. Skyshale said that was her/his nightmare. The problem is with mike_painter65.

  20. XxdeliciosscreamsxX says

    omg dat is so creepy! hey isnt 58 animal planet channel and 59 is abc family channel? i would be so freaking weirded out if it was rated pg or g. wat kind of cable is it? i think i have dish cable…. and fyi dish cable sucks >:t

  21. scarylover13666 says

    i swear i saw that villian somewhere i don’t know where though maybe i had a dream or something but i swear i saw him somewhere

  22. SkaryGrl says

    This is true. My mother is 57 and she said before any of us were born, she stayed in Ironton at the time to visit her cousins. After the news, she accidentally flipped to channel 58 or 59 and she saw static firsgt, then something showed up. A puppet show, she said. Apparently she liked it. I searched it up and I was freaked out. I watched it again the next day, but I only saw static.

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