The Spongebob Lost Episode is a creepypasta story about a legendary bootleg video of the TV show Spongebob Squarepants. The episode is said to be cursed and many of the people who have seen it have either died or mysteriously gone missing.


This image was taken from a corrupted bootleg video of a lost episode of Spongebob Squarepants. The episode is almost entirely composed of incomprehensible static, jumbles of colors or just black screens. The audio seems to be heavily distorted, with a loud, droning buzz occasionally interrupted by shrill metallic screeches.

The bootleg tape itself was found in December 2004 by a group of five teenagers who were rummaging around in a trash can behind an abandoned mental institution. Of these five individuals, two have since committed suicide, one has gone missing under mysterious circumstances, another refuses to comment on the tape and the last hastily agreed to hand over the only known copy of the episode to investigators, shortly after learning about the suicide and disappearances of his other three friends.

Those who have seen the episode say that there is only one short sequence that can be viewed. The image above is taken from this scene, in which the static on the screen gradually lessens and Spongebob is seen standing in a darkened room. He is slouched over and looking downward with a somber look on his face. His eyes are bloodshot and it looks as if he has been crying.

After about 10 seconds, he blinks slowly and lets out a big sigh. Then he reaches out and takes a bottle of pills from a nearby table. The colors keep flickering from light to dark as Spongebob grips the bottle tightly and a single tear rolls down his face.

The colors start flickering faster and faster, and in the background, the screams and cries of children can be heard. Then, the sound drops out and is replaced by absolute silence. Still blinking ominously, Spongebob quickly twists the lid off the bottle and tips all of the pills into his mouth.

The screen twitches and the animation grows darker. Barely visible in the gloom, Spongebob clutches his stomach and collapses onto the floor. Froth spews from his mouth and he vomits pale orange bile all over himself. Then, he lies motionless until the screen returns to static.

The current whereabouts of the tape are unknown and it is suspected that it was destroyed by the authorities. Most of the people who claim to have watched it are dead. The only thing that remains of the lost episode is the single still image you see above. Many people claim that if you stare at the image for a long time, strange things are supposed to happen…


  1. CerysWolfly says

    Guys, he does blink. ITS A GIF!!! It does blink, though it takes 1-5 minutes. People who say were imagining it, were not. It’s a GIF. If you don’t see it, you blinked.


    The truth is: The picture is a gif (a pic which has motions). Those who see it blinking are true. Those who are not able to see the blinking must have blinked exactly the same time when the spongebob blinked therefore they missed out the blinking.

  3. candyheart15712 says


  4. Gigabytez says

    Lol I looked at the image it blinked and then my internet just failed. I wasn’t freaked out by the blinking but the internet got me surprised.

  5. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    I decided to come back and visit this page/story after almost a year, and this time, I did see Spongebob BLINK. Oddly, I’m not creeped out.

  6. ahs_freak says

    yeah it blinked its probably a gif, and I found it weird how they HAD to include that the image was still

  7. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    This s the 2nd time I came to this story, and waited for like a minute or 2, but it DIDN’T blink…I mean come on, you guys are probably imagining it!

  8. PurpleGirlTheHorrorFan says

    SpongeBob did not blink…I stared at it for like a full minute but nothing even happened…you guys are lying

  9. o0BlackRulezGal0o says

    guys… it blinks its animated picture gif just like family picture the girl and mum and dad and baby normal pic right… then it turns all demonic when the page loads

  10. CandiceKittyRandom999 says

    I woke up to get me. Cold pop. And I though somebody was barbecuing barbecuing said o lord Jesus it’s a fire! I ran out I didn’t grab to shoes or none jesus

  11. xx scaryboy xx says

    Unbelievable! It…….oh god…..really… Blinked! I’m speechless! Stunned! Its a gif. Pic maked as to blink after 8 seconds!

  12. jenjenrainbow says

    im too scared to stare at it and if it blinks like y’all said that’s creepy why would they have something like that, spongebob is supposed to be a fun loving character

  13. superkid says

    it did not blink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Cola says

    i swear to god that when i was reading this,out of the corner of my eye i saw it blink.IM NOT JOKING!

  15. ilovedogs says

    Yesterday, I kept starring at the pic so spongebob can blink. Then I got creeped out when I read the last sentence of the story. Today, this guy that worked at my school past away and my school moved my friend to another school.

  16. possesed_demonn says

    OMFG i just read this with my mate and she finished reading b4 me lol but when she was finished she put her hand over the pic and when i read the end i was like… oh.

  17. tsundere says

    The .gif image DOES show Spongebob’s eyes blinking once.
    Whoever made the GIF made it so that when he blinks, he won’t blink again for a long time.

    learn2internet lolz

  18. animefruba says

    Really SpongeBob did SUICIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder the episode is lost just saying.

  19. naz the ghost hunter says

    it blinked but it wont blink again if u didnt see it blink u blinked d at the same time

  20. Kuroneko011 says

    I was switching my pages on my IPhone and as soon as I clicked on the page that was set to this, Spongebob blinked! I was so scared it made me scream!

  21. Superhearts97 says

    :OOO Lol me and my friend were watching this and we were just staring at the pic… THEN IT BLINKED! D: We were so scared…!?

  22. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    u dudes need to chill man…the pic. just blinked man…no big deal. haha it would be cool to see this video.

  23. The_Otaku_Child_Creep says

    I loved this Creepypasta~But I still like BEN and Jeff the Killer better~THses stories doesn’t creepy out this 11 yr old![anymore xD]

  24. musicismyeverything says

    i didnt see him blink. but if you stare at it long enough the picture starts to fade into the darkness and all you can see is his eyes. did anyone else find the pic cute?

  25. I love drama says

    Hey sfk, can you like put a picture up, but like put a cover to open saying “WARNING this picture may scar you!” I really need one of those warnings. P.S. you guys are exaggerating. I didn’t even see him blink. BTW, I stared for like a whole minute

  26. ForeverRetarted says

    @DeathlyPrincess Lol it’s a song called Aint nobody got time for that!
    @Aneka the horse lova I didn’t grab no shoes or nothing Jesus I ran out!

  27. Aneka the horse lova says

    @forever retarded, I just went down stairs to get me a cold pop, when it smelt like somthin was bbquing! I said oh lord Jesus its a fire! Ain’t no body got time for that!

  28. catseeable says

    Guys, its not called a picture video. It is an animated image, a .gif

  29. Icyblu4211 says

    That is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen :’) I WANT MORE!!!!! LOL I didn’t see him blink but that’s what I know it’s supposed to do because when I opened this page in Google Chrome and inspected the picture’s element it said it was spongebob.gif NOT A .jpg or .png or any other picture type. TROLLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  30. jaders17 says

    okay so i was looking at my tv that is right next to the computer and i swear to god i saw spongebob blink im not even kidding and then i read the story……

  31. iscareyoutodeath says

    Some of u are either lying that you saw it blink or the others just didn’t look at it long enough… Or It may not have blinked cuz it isn’t the original. I can’t see it blink either… *SHRUGS*

  32. CuteKittenz says

    So what if he blinked? Its what you call a picture video, small animations happen in the picture. And its like the cow head story, they make you look for it, but its not real. I mean, would you believe me if I said there was a video of all the celebrities in the world eating Mcdonalds? And I was the only one who had it?!

  33. XxWiltedGraceXx says

    I came. Saw the picture. Took a picture of it to show a spongebob fan. Lowered the camera and caught him blinking. Then I read the story. Cool.

  34. gomakemeasandwich97 says

    Can you put up the sonny the tragic clown creepypasta? It’s the one about that clown from the sims

  35. gangsofghouls says

    i watched the pic for 3 mins but it was motionless!it did not blink or nothhing happened!

  36. QStarrDaze says

    Lol’ before I even started to read I was staring at the GIF. Waiting for it to blink…

  37. iscareyoutodeath says

    Oh Yeah! I’ve read about Squidwards Suicide where squidward kill himself and real life kids or something and if you stare at the pic long enough the Spongebob will blink… I’ve read about this like 5 times and googled it like 1000 times…

  38. Red Velvet says

    I cant find the video for Spongebob’s suicide but i could for Squidwards(?????)

  39. FireHazard says

    Who else was too scared to look at the picture again after reading that? I think Squidward’s Suicide is worse though.

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