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Door Handle

The Door Handle is a true scary story about a young man who decides to hitchhike home from college. It is based on an experience from a user named thatsapaddlin.

In the late 1970s, my uncle was studying medicine at the University of Chicago. One day, after class, he decided to hitchhike home. A man drove up and offered my Uncle a ride. He looked normal and seemed friendly, so my Uncle got in the car.

However, on the way, the man suddenly took a different route. My uncle told the man he was going the wrong way. The man looked at my Uncle, put his hand on his leg and smiled darkly at him.

“No son,” he said, “you’re coming with me”.

My Uncle froze and began to panic. When the car slowed down in traffic, he quickly opened the passenger door, jumped out and ran away without looking back.

A few years later, my uncle was watching TV when he saw something that made his blood run cold. There was a picture of the man that had picked him up. He had been arrested for the murder of at least 33 boys and young men.

Door Handle

The man on the television was John Wayne Gacy. He was a notorious serial killer. The police found 26 bodies buried under his house. The creepiest thing of all was that he had removed the door handle from the passenger side door of his car to prevent his victims from escaping.

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  • So The uncle was his first….. Wow… So it turns out, Being the first is not that Exiting :D

  • These stories with full names on them r the best cuz I googled John Wayne Gacy and his whole story about killing people and his picture

  • This is a nice one. What makes it even scarier is that it’s real. This is why we are told to not to trust strangers easily.

  • I realized just how easy it is to write about horror stories and murders, etc. But imagine the actual thing happening to you- something you’ve only read and seen on TV, happening to you, meeting someone who is stuck in their own twisted reality- the human mind is truly terrifying.

  • I don’t get it… Can the writer of this story or can SFK explain this story to me PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! Out of what I read I would say it was a good title and the story was good even tho I didn’t understand it I give it 8 out of 10 new born kittens!!!!!! lolololololol

    Scaryforkids says: The boy escaped from the serial killer by jumping out of the passenger door. So, the serial killer took the door handle off to stop his victims escaping. (Let me know what confused you, so I can clarify it in the story).

  • Wow…nice story but if he removed the door handle then how can someone get in the car?

  • wow… moral: whenever u hitchhike always remember to check for the door handle

  • He removed the handle after the encounter with the writer’s Uncle to prevent future escapes

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