Horror Stories

Drinking Water

Drinking Water is a creepy urban legend from Japan about a little girl who leaves her apartment one day and goes missing.

Drinking Water

There was a little girl who lived in an apartment building. One day, she told her mother she was going out to play with her friends. Hours later, when the girl’s mother went down to call her in for dinner, she realized that her daughter was nowhere to be found.

The mother asked all of the kids who lived in the apartment building if they had seen her daughter. They all told her they hadn’t seen the little girl all day. The awful realization sank in. The little girl was missing.

The girl’s parents called the police and a search of the surrounding area was launched. All of the other parents in the apartment building joined in the search, but it was fruitless. In the end, the little girl was never found.

Three months later, the residents of the apartment complex began to complain about their drinking water supply. Whenever they turned on the water taps in their apartments, they noticed a strange odor.

Gradually, the apartment manager started to receive more and more complaints from the residents about the taste and smell of their water. He decided that something had to be done and told the janitor to test the water in the storage tanks on the roof.

The janitor went up on the roof and began removing the lids from the tanks and checking the chemical content of the water. When he got to the last tank, he lifted the lid and was hit with an overpowering stench. Gazing down into the murky depths, he was able to make out something floating in the water. It was the decomposing body of a child.

After the police conducted an autopsy, they were able to confirm that it was the corpse of the little girl who had gone missing three months before.

It seemed that she had been playing on the roof when the lid of the water storage tank was temporarily removed. Apparently, she looked into the tank and must have accidentally fallen into the water and drowned.

The girl’s corpse lay there, undisturbed, for three whole months.

And for three whole months, the inhabitants of the apartment had unknowingly been drinking the water that the little girl’s decomposing corpse was floating in.


  • Something similar haplened in real life. There was a young woman staying at a hotel and she went missing, and a while later her decomposing corpse was found in the hotel water supply. There was strange security footage of her before she went missing.

  • this story was based on a Japanese horror movie Dark water and there’s a Hollywood remake as well.

  • What the hell? Seriously it wasn’t scary it was sad! this happens to real people! (mostly girls and women. ) so this was not an sotry that was good 0/out of ten stars!

  • What the hell? Seriously it wasn’t scary it was sad! this happens to real people! (mostly girls and women. ) so this was not an sotry that was good 0/out of ten stars!

  • I know a place where the grass is really greener warm wet and wild there must be something in the water:}

  • Yep I was gonna say this reminds me of dark waters….messed up movie….but not more messed up than the mist. Now that was jacked up, actually that’s an understatement haha.

  • soooo . . . what’s it called? Oh god, eerm, so . . . never mind. What I mean is that I knew that was gonna happen. No twist whatsoever lol.

  • This s weird if the water smells bad why would they still drink it they could a bottle of water on a convience store duh

  • I am nine and I loved it!!! It’s great!! I still can’t believe I’m reaing this at midnight and I am only nine! My BBFFAE (Bestest best friend forever and ever) Is here for a sleepover and is on her DS!!

  • DISGUSTING!!! That was soo not scary by the way! Anyone who thibnks that that story was scary are wimps!!

  • ok.. I think this website should be called Scary for Teens and Adults ‘cos these 90% of these stories would be bad for kids under like 12 to read.. just saying.. i’m 18 and read stuff like this when I was little, but I think i’m made of stronger stuff than most. btw, i’m going to college in the spring to be a Crime Scene Investigator.


  • My grandma read this and her eyes are like O_o So i watched her like this -_-. She told me give me a jar. I gave her the jar. And She spit her teeth…

  • How did she get on a roof and why would the apartment allow it? Might as well let kids play in the street lol.

  • @scaryforkids you got that story from the movie “Dark Water” right? i noticed because of the girl from the picture was wearing a red bag… same as the movie

    Scaryforkids says: Actually, I think it’s the other way around. This story is based on a Japanese urban legend, which inspired the Japanese manga Dark Water, which was adapted into the Japanese movie Dark Water, which was adapted into the American movie Dark Water. LOL

  • I drink alotta water and I’m not stoppin because of this. It’s not that bad if you think about it. Haha

  • That’s gross… when they first introduced the drinking water part my suspicsions were confirmed at the end of the story…

  • Ewww!! O.O It’s sooo gross!!
    PrincessScreamsXD is right xD i have to stop drinking water too xD
    Molly thats nice :)

  • Kelly was wandering outside alone kikking sticks.She told her mom 1 hour befor she would call when she arrived at the movie theator.2hors past and Kellys mom was worried.She ran door to door asking if they had seen Kelly with there kids 5 parents answered yes.Soon those parents got worried.48hours pasts still no evidence of Kelly or others being home.Kellys mom, Aaron,Called the police the police searched the whole town and no sighn of Kelly,Livy,Or Olivia.They searched the ovie theator they hit The Carrige room and it was pitch black nothing seen,One police officor pointed the flashlight into the left corner and saw a man sitting the cold,shivering in torn up clothes he whispered “K-k-k e-e-l-l-ly-y-y!”He slowley stood up and walked towrd the door opened it and disapeared into thin air!The police went into the womens bathroom and went to the 5th stall kicked it open and found body pieces and all the girls.If you go to the womens bathroom and nock 5 times on the 5th a=stall you can still here the screamming of the girls and the smell of the man.

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