Random Chat is a scary story about a teenage boy who chats with a strange girl over the internet. It is based on a Korean horror comic.
One night, a boy was sitting in his bedroom, reading scary stories on the internet. His parents had gone out for the evening and he had the apartment to himself.
After a while, he got bored and started looking around for something to do. He decided to download a random chat app and installed it on his phone.
This is a transcript of his chat:
*** You are now chatting with a random stranger ***
*** Say Hi! ***
Stranger: Hey. Tell me about yourself.
You: 16 male
Stranger: I’m 15 female
You: Are you sure you’re really a girl? HAHA.
Stranger: Of course. LOL. Where do you live?
You: HAHA But… Can I really trust you?
You: I just got fooled by a guy a minute ago LOL
Stranger: Well… if you can’t trust me, then just leave the chat…
You: No… It’s not that I don’t trust you LOL
Stranger: Well it sounds like ur calling me a liar
You: No I’m not.
You: I just want to be sure you’re not a guy.
Stranger: HAHA Want me to prove it to you?
You: Yeah, sure… How?
Stranger: Just a sec…
Stranger: I’ll send u a pic
Stranger: Believe me now?
You: Damn! You’re hot!
Stranger: Thanks LOL
You: OK, You wanted to know where I live.
Stranger: Wow! Seriously?
Stranger: Me too.
You: Really? What city?
You: I’m in Portland
Stranger: Me too.
You: What a coincidence. LOL
You: We could be neighbors.
Stranger: Freaky LOL
You: So… We live so close…
You: Why don’t you just come over to my place and we can talk in person?
Stranger: Dream on. LOL
You: Well, anyway, I was just kidding HAHA
Stranger: Maybe I will come over.
Stranger: What would we do?
You: I’ll think of something.
Stranger: I’m sure you will. LOL
You: So are you coming over or not?
Stranger: Tell me the address.
You: Apartment 604, Worthington Apartments, Mulberry Road.
Stranger: I’m leaving right now.
Stranger: See u in a while.
*** 30 minutes later ***
You: So are you on your way?
Stranger: I’m already here.
Stranger: Here with you.
Stranger: Want me to prove it to you?
You: Is this some sort of joke?
You: How did you get a picture of me?
Stranger: Want another?
You: Look, this is NOT funny!
You: You’re freaking me out.
Stranger: And another?
You: How are you taking these pictures of me?
You: WHERE ARE YOU?
Stranger: This is the last one I’m sending you.
You: What’s this?
You: Is that supposed to be me?
You: WHAT IS GOING ON HERE???
*** You have disconnected from the chat ***
Minutes later, the boy’s dead body was found lying face down on the pavement outside his apartment building. His skull was split open and his brains were leaking out onto the road. His phone was still clutched in his cold, dead hand. He had apparently jumped from the window of his 6th floor apartment and taken his own life. No motive was found for his suicide.
When police traced the IP address of the Stranger in this chat log, it led them to a phone belonging to a teenage girl who had committed suicide two years before. Her parents said that no one had been using her phone and it had been switched off ever since she passed away. Police are baffled and the boy’s suspicious death remains an unsolved mystery…