Red Crayon

The Red Crayon is a sad and disturbing story about a young couple who buy a house that comes complete with an unsolved mystery. It is based on a Japanese urban legend.

Red Crayon

A married couple, who had just returned from their honeymoon, decided to buy a house. The couple were very happy because they managed to get the house at a very cheap price. It was in a nice neighborhood, close to the city and just a short walk from a shopping center.

One day, the husband was walking down the hall when he spotted a red crayon lying on the floor. The couple didn’t have any children, so the husband wondered where the crayon had come from.

“Perhaps the previous residents left it behind”, he said to himself as he casually threw it in the trash.

The next day, the husband came home from work to find another red crayon lying in exactly the same spot. He was very puzzled and decided to ask his wife about it.

The wife grew pale in the face when he brought it up. She told him that, every day since they first moved into the house, she had been finding red crayons when she was cleaning. They were always lying in the same spot, at the end of the hallway.

The husband was standing in the hallway, wondering about this weird phenomenon, when he began to notice something was not quite right. The hallway was too short.

He tapped on the wall at the end of the hallway and heard a hollow sound. Curious, he began peeling off the wallpaper, despite the protests of his wife.

Behind the wallpaper, they found a pair of sliding doors. It was as if someone had carefully hidden the entrance to a closet or a small room.

The husband discovered that the sliding doors had been nailed shut. He got a hammer from his toolbox and began prying out the nails, one by one.

After pulling out the last nail, he slowly opened the sliding door to reveal the small hidden room. Looking inside, they saw that the white walls of the little space were covered with words scribbled in red crayon.

Over and over again were the words “mommy im sorry let me out mommy im sorry let me out mommy im sorry let me out…”


  1. Dark_Destroyer says

    Messed up…so where’s the body? It should still be there since the child was nailed in that room right?

  2. Crystal says

    If the words were creepier the the fun would have doubled. I AM remaking the words…
    “Mommy, I’m sorry, let me out”
    “Mommy, please let me out”
    “Mommy, let me out ”
    “Mommy, I want to go out”
    “Mommy, I am going out”
    “Mommy, I am reaching you”
    “Mommy, I am just behind you”
    “Mommy, I told you to let me out”

  3. XxScaryGirlxX says

    Why did their parents are so cruel? How could someone let their child in a shutted door? Cruel parenting :-/
    Anyways nice story :-)

  4. lizett says

    Did the parents forgot to get the boy out or did they meant to keep the boy in the room?Cuz they nailed shut the door.

  5. --- SCARYLOVER4EVER--- says

    MEAN MOM!!!!! What if it wasent red crayon what if it as his blood and dried up and it looked like red crayons! 0.0

  6. everdeen2449 says

    MOMMY! I’m so happy to see you! Did you get that promotion? No? Wait what are you doing?! No, not the closet! NOOOOOOO!!!!! Can I at least have some crayons? Preferably red.

  7. defoscarysfk says

    so sad….i found a red crayon in my bathroom yesterday… better start peeling the paper. POOR KID :'(

  8. CrypticDolly13 says

    Poor child, best thing to do would be to play with the spirit of the child. . . .its what would do anyway.

  9. Taylor Momsen says

    Wow, this is disturbing. But it’s typical in horror movies. You know, the ghost writes creepy requests and threats in the walls with blood (or crayons).

  10. Banana phone says

    this story is really weird that must of cost a fortune to buy all those crayons poor boy i feel sorry for him and in almost all these stories someone dies

  11. scaredtolife says

    That is so sad who in the world would ever do that. Someone messed up thats who
    Although im curious what did he/she do?
    I cant be the only one

  12. Carcass says

    xD I find this sad yet I could nt help but laughing at these comments .
    What monsters xDDDDD

  13. Julia says

    Ugh, this is really sad, messed up and disturbing. What kind of a mother locks her kid up in a place like that?

    “mommy im sorry let me out mommy im sorry let me out mommy im sorry let me out…”

    T.T Those words just killed me.

  14. lacole luv99 says

    That poor kid i mean seriously spanking is one thing but this is plain cruel:(That lady is seriously messed up in the head!That just aint right!

  15. deerrose6 says

    that is bad parenting right there, someone should call child services becuase that is just down right wrong.

  16. ember112233 says

    I remember reading this when it first was put on scary for kids. I have read it many times, but every time it is so sad. Who would do this to thier child? :(

  17. Tiggy909 says

    OMG what kind of person could do that? I will not sleep tonight or tomorrow. I reallly should stop reading these.

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