A Group of Perverts are Targeting Kids on YouTube | Scary R/Nosleep Stories| Creepypasta Stories

In the summer before I went off to graduate
school, I was trying to stack as much money as I possibly could. This included working full time, taking up
odd-jobs on Craigslist like helping people move, and tutoring high school students. One day while browsing Craigslist, I came
across an ad for work as a junior animator / video editor. It paid $20/hour, so I instantly applied. I had passing familiarity with animation programs
because my friend and I had spent years trying to design a simple video game. And my video editing was quite good, because
I had run a popular YouTube channel when I was younger. I got the job. It was weirder than I expected. The company was in a nondescript business
complex in Irvine, and every employee had an electronic badge that unlocked doors. Certain levels of employees could unlock certain
doors. Being at the bottom tier, I could only unlock
the entrance, the door to the room I worked in, and the conference room where we’d have
weekly meetings. I never saw any other rooms in the building,
and never spoke with anyone who worked in them. There were seven animators including me. We sat in a row of cubicles in our own small
room. Our job was to edit cartoon knock-offs of
popular children’s characters, typically Spiderman, Elsa, Spongebob, My Little Pony,
etc. We worked on one or two videos per week, and
basically we just created cartoon objects and settings. The work was surprisingly simple. There was very little real “animation”
required. The job paid so much that I hardly paid attention
to how strange it was. The company divided our labor in such a way
that none of us animators ever saw a video in its entirety. We each worked on a few seconds of it, and
often, the project would be taken away from us and transferred to another department before
we were finished. The rules were odd. The animators and I were not allowed to speak
to each other under any circumstance. We were not permitted to exchange names or
introduce ourselves. Speaking, or looking at another person’s
computer, was a terminatable offense. No two people were allowed in the break room
at the same time, and no cell phones were permitted inside the building. Ever. The room was strange too. It was blue. Everything was blue. The walls, the chairs, the keyboards, the
door. A blue air freshener was taped to the wall
of each work station, but it didn’t smell like anything. There was one object that was red: a telephone. It rang every so often, but we were not allowed
to answer it. I was instructed to stand up from my chair
and stretch each time it rang, but over time, I noticed that the other employees had been
instructed to do other things. One of them took deep, slow breaths. One of them put his head down on his desk. Two of them left the room and returned. One swirled around in his chair. One coughed. I noticed a few other weird things about the
company during my short time there. It wasn’t unusual to see employees crying
as they made their way through the halls. Any time I spotted one of them crying, they
always tried to hide it. Some of them couldn’t. On a few occasions I saw a child wandering
through the halls looking for someone, or maybe for a bathroom. When I brought this up to my supervisor, he
told me “It’s bring your kid to work day for the department upstairs.” He told me that three times in two months. Things started to get really uncomfortable
around the two-month-mark. One day, when I checked my company email account
for the weekly briefing/workload assignment, there was an email titled “Lullaby.” Inside was a link to a short, low-resolution
video of a young girl asleep in a bed. She babbled in what I believe was Russian
or Ukrainian, and occasionally fidgeted or brought her hands up defensively to protect
her face. It was clear that she was having a nightmare. Behind her, on the bedpost, was a blue air
freshener, much like the one next to me in my cubicle. Whimsical vaudeville music played in the background. I examined the recipients and sender of the
email, and found that it had been sent from inside the company to several employees on
a list. I forwarded the email to my boss and asked
him what the deal was, and he quickly responded that it was a joke from our partners overseas,
and that I had been mistakenly added to the recipient list. He told me to ignore it and keep up the excellent
work, and that my review would be coming up, with the possibility of a raise. More than $20/hour? I guess my memory is for sale, because I quickly
forgot about the video. Only a few days later, when I returned to
the office after a holiday weekend, there was another email waiting for me, titled “Be
brave, Spidey!” I was reluctant to open it, and now I wish
I hadn’t. Inside was a link to a Russian-language website. When I clicked it, I saw a video of a real
kid, probably four or five years old, dressed as Spiderman. The boy sat in what looked like a child’s
bedroom. His mask was pulled down, and his costume
sleeve was pulled up. The boy screamed and cried as an adult man
wearing a Hulk costume gave him three different injections with a long needle. Off-screen, another person hurled stuffed
animals at the kid, hitting him in the head with them, and even once hitting the needle
as it stuck into his arm, causing the kid to wail even louder. By the end of the short clip, the boy was
shaking and nearly catatonic. The Hulk man laughed and danced around him
almost ritually. Cheerful kid’s music played the entire time. As far as I could tell, the video was not
acted. What I saw was a real “medical” procedure,
and real terror. Horrified, I emailed my boss, demanding an
explanation. I received none after about an hour (normally
he replies within minutes or even seconds), so I left my cubicle and stormed down the
hall to knock on his office door. As I passed by our conference room, I heard
my boss’s muffled voice, and then a bunch of other racket. I was so angry and freaked out that I didn’t
care if I interrupted him – I badged the electronic lock and cracked the door open. The conference room was dark, but I could
see about fifteen men sitting inside at the far end of the wall. Most of them were dressed nicer than me, so
I knew that they were senior employees who worked upstairs. A video played on a large screen at the other
end of the room, and even though I couldn’t see it from my angle, I recognized the sounds. They were watching the same horrific video
I’d seen an hour before. Some of the employees smoked cigarettes, like
they were at a fucking gentleman’s club. Perhaps strangest of all, a conference phone
sat in front of them, and a loud voice came through the speaker, talking in Russian. One of the men in the room occasionally replied
in Russian. I left work early that day, too freaked out
to return to my station. By the time I got home I had a missed call
from my boss, and a voicemail summarily terminating me, stating that the project was complete
and that unfortunately our entire team was no longer needed. I didn’t give a shit. I didn’t plan on going back anyway. I spent the rest of the summer doing odd jobs,
and trying to forget that company. But weird shit continued happening, and it
got worse and worse. A few weeks later, I visited my brother and
his wife at their home in southern California. My niece Katie was five years old at the time,
and could already operate electronics better than I can. She’s got an iPad, and spent a bunch of
time showing me photos she’d taken of birds and insects and people. She’s also got Netflix and YouTube, and
watches those regularly. One night during my visit, my brother and
I were on the couch watching one of the Hobbit movies. Katie was lying prone on the floor nearby,
watching a cartoon on her iPad. When I leaned over and asked what she was
watching, I immediately recognized the cheaply animated characters. It was a video I myself had edited. I recognized the ringing red phone, which
I had designed after the phone in our office. I recognized the glass bottle the characters
drank from. And I recognized the way the joints and jaws
moved – all things I had worked on at one point during my brief stint at that company. But I had never seen a full video. This one was about five minutes long. It featured two cartoon kids dressed up in
Elsa and Spiderman costumes, stealing their father’s beer and getting drunk. Then, one of the kids trips and falls, smashing
his face into a desk and splitting his skull open. Blood sprays everywhere. I was confused and disturbed by this video,
but it wasn’t until YouTube’s stupid Autoplay feature cycled to another “recommended video”
that I really freaked out. Another video played, then another, and another,
all products of my company, some of which I’d worked on. Every video featured recognizable children’s
characters from Disney and Marvel and other big brands, but something weird – or violent
– or sexual – took place in them. I pulled Katie away from the iPad and put
Finding Nemo on the TV for all of us to watch. Before I returned home, I warned my brother
about what I had seen, and advised him to keep her off YouTube for a bit. It wasn’t until I returned home and started
digging around on YouTube that the true scope of these fucked up videos came to light. I found several channels with child-oriented
names like “Silly Hero Fun” (not a real name, mods), all of which produce videos exactly
like the ones I’d worked on. They all specifically target children using
familiar characters, and they all link to more legitimate cartoons via the “recommended
videos” algorithm. The more I watched, the deeper the rabbit
hole seemed to go. These videos are constantly removed, re-named,
and re-uploaded, over and over and over. After watching about a hundred of these videos,
I found that they all shared certain similarities, and can be divided into recurring themes. By Intergalactic NoSleep Law, I’m not allowed
to link the videos or mention the YouTube channel names, but if you want to find these
videos for yourself, simply type “Elsagate” into YouTube and you will see for yourself. WARNING: the cartoon videos are disturbing,
and the live-action ones are outright depraved. I consider some of them to be actual child
abuse. The themes I’ve identified are as follows: Some of the videos show characters stealing
alcohol and hurting each other. One shows child-versions of Mickey Mouse getting
drunk on their dad’s beer and then one of them splits his head open. This same video has been re-skinned over and
over with Elsa and Spiderman, Paw Patrol, and Minions. Getting drunk and hurting yourself is ubiquitous
in these videos. Also, burning yourself on a stove or getting
sucked into an escalator are common. Accidental injury is the driving plot device. Search “Elsa drunk hurt head” or “Mickey
drunk hurt head.” It works with Spiderman, Hulk, etc. The phobia of spiders and insects is another
common theme. I found a video showing Minions covering themselves
in disgusting-looking bugs. The end of the video depicts a man drinking
a bottle of urine, which I’ll discuss below. Another video shows Elsa, Spiderman, and the
Hulk all being swarmed by insects. Sometimes they require hospitalization and
surgery because of the bugs. The characters always react with horror to
bugs, and the bugs always injure them. Search terms include “Mickey insects”
or “Elsa insects gross.” Drinking from toilets, eating poop, drinking
urine, and smearing feces on people’s faces is another theme commonly portrayed in these
videos. Many of them are live-action, with real actors
dressed in costumes that target the attention of children. In one video, Spiderman and Elsa drink from
toilets, and also find insects in one. In another, Venom buries Elsa alive and shits
on her head. Another shows the Joker feeding excrement
to Elsa and Spiderman. Any of the character names with the word “poop”
or “toilet” will return these videos. Extreme medical violence and the phobia of
sharp objects is yet another theme you’ll find in these videos: children cutting each
other’s fingers off with razors; doctors forcing needles into children’s arms, eyes,
and rectums; and gory surgery are all present. In one, Hulk crushes Elsa’s bones and she
requires injections. In another, Hulk gets needles shoved into
his face and has his eyes pulled out with tweezers. In that same video, Spiderman throws sand
in a child’s eye, and the child requires injections in said eye. Spiderman later gets sick from eating bad
food and requires needles to be shoved into his body in multiple places. Search terms include “Hulk eye injection,”
“Elsa surgery,” or “Spiderman/Elsa sick.” Pregnancy is frequently depicted as a curable
illness. Unsurprisingly, the cure is an abortifacient
injected directly into the woman’s stomach. The worst video I found depicts tummy-aches,
illness, and pregnancy in a very blended way, all of which require the use of needles to
“cure.” In another live-action video with real people,
an evil doctor chases pregnant children around with a giant needle while they scream and
cry. Many of the pregnant women give birth to insects,
or to logs of shit. Search terms include “Elsa pregnant surgery”
and “Elsa pregnant injection.” Really any of these cartoon names with “pregnant”
works. The helplessness of children to protect themselves
from adults is a popular theme, especially in the live-acted videos. In many of them, a very large adult man dressed
as Hulk grabs children by their necks, holds them to the ground, rubs his ass all over
their faces, or otherwise beats them up. Search terms include ”bad hulk superhero
battle.” It gets worse and worse the more you follow
the video trail. There are also tons of videos of toddler-aged
girls being kidnapped and tied down by adult men, depicted in a playful manner. Many of the men are wearing frightening Halloween
masks. The children are often crying and are not
having fun at all. Some appear in pain. So many of these have been reported/taken
down by YouTube that now the channel has converted all video titles to Russian, and they cannot
be searched in English. This is the sickest channel I found, and the
point where I completely stopped watching. Sexualization of children and depiction of
pregnant children as a good thing: Many of the “Elsagate” videos depict children
in an arguably sexual light. The most popular channel with this kind of
content stars two young Asian girls, and has three million subscribers. Many of the videos depict butt-shaking, “playing
doctor,” and fake-vomiting. Others show girls and even boys celebrating
their own pregnancies. I won’t even provide search terms for these. Just don’t. It took me a while, and a bit of research,
to pick up on the purpose of these videos. At face value, they’re all a bunch of psychotic
nonsense. But when I started to see how they all mimic
each other and build on each other, I realized that they must have a grand purpose: -The fact that there are thousands of these
videos, but they all cover the same seven topics, screams conditioning. The creators of these videos are banking on
the probability that if kids watch enough of the videos, they’ll be saturated with
two or three ideas: Hit your friends. Blood is funny. Poop is for eating. When an adult gets on top of you, don’t
fight back. -The fact that violence and sex are such recurrent
themes tells me that the creators want to normalize them. They want kids to be desensitized to sex and
violence. Maybe even curious about them. -The comments in the videos reveal that a
lot of the viewers are adults, and fetishists. Perverts. They really, really enjoy the videos of kids
being kidnapped and tied up. They beg for more, and offer to support via
crowdfunding. In short, these videos are designed to groom
children, and to satisfy perverts. After digesting all this information, I contacted
my brother, who had some terrifying news for me. Apparently, he and his wife had received several
phone calls from people asking for me. When my brother asked who they were, they
always hung up. He said “they always have an accent.” Worse, a man actually tried to pick Katie
up from kindergarten by claiming he was me. He gave the office my full name and told them
he was her uncle, here to pick Katie up for a doctor’s appointment. When the receptionist said she was going to
call Katie’s parents for verification, the man took off running. He didn’t even get into a car. He ran out of the parking lot. I began receiving text messages from very
long numbers. The texts always contained links to YouTube
videos. I always deleted them and blocked the numbers. By the time I was packing up and preparing
to move, the texts had stopped, but my brother told me that Katie came home with an air freshener
in her coat, and couldn’t remember how it had gotten there. He sent me a photo of it, and I recognized
it as the same type from my office. He said it had no odor. Things settled down for a while. My first year of grad school blindsided me,
and I forgot all about the strange incidents. But over the summer between my first and second
year, something else happened that reignited my old fears. I worked part-time at the university library. I always took the night shift because I could
relax and work on grant applications, and didn’t have to deal with many students. But one night, an older man checked out a
stack of medical books at my counter. He looked and smelled like a tenured professor,
so I thought nothing of it when he struck up a conversation and asked me if I’d had
my flu shot yet. I told him I had, and he smiled and turned
to leave. But then at the door, he turned back to me
and called out, “And has Katie had all of her vaccinations?” By the time I recovered from the shock of
his question, the man had disappeared into the dark outside. He left the books by the door.

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68 thoughts on “A Group of Perverts are Targeting Kids on YouTube | Scary R/Nosleep Stories| Creepypasta Stories

  1. TheColdPeople is one of the first redditers i worked with, check out more of their awesome work and check out their book!

  2. Ironically there are actually real live actions kids videos like this on YouTube. I'm almost sure this is where the idea of this creepypasta came from. They are actually linked in videos of similar characters like Spiderman and Elsa. There's a channel on YouTube called Investigating YouTube that breaks these channels down and how they are not proper for children to watch and shouldn't be anywhere near the recommended children videos. It's fucking sick. But sadly it's true.

  3. "Yeah it's just a story" we say to ourselves reassuringly.
    But knowing that some depraved people are ACTUALLY that far twisted, is terrifying…

  4. THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING ON YOUTUBE BTW, just look for people who have talked about these creepy videos being made. They are real and the comments prove that it does get seen by young kids. Almost word for word EXACTLY as has been described in this story.

  5. This is gonna be a random comment but I really appreciate how you swear in these videos. It adds a lot more realism and character.
    There are a lot of horror narrators on YouTube that no longer swear in fear of offending people or violating YouTube's guidelines. Keep up the good work Dark Somnium. I really love your channel.

  6. this was a great story and an amazing narration on your part as usual I'm dying to find out what pill 3 is though hopefully soon

  7. So… This is a play on the very real "Elsagate" shit that's hitting YouTube reciently? I'm unsure how I feel about that…

  8. One time I let my kiddo borrow my laptop and I was sitting next to her. She was watching YouTube and searching for frozen when it was popular. Then all the sudden Elsa and kristoff were having sex in a bath tub! I never let her watch YouTube and download the kids YouTube and even then I was very diligent

  9. This was such a detailed reading, and such a great way to encourage kids to not watch Elsagate anymore!

  10. I really wish as viewer's we could start petitions.
    We really need to get YT to look into the creeps lurking In the comment section of Toy Review/Toy Unboxing channel's.
    For that & all the other issue's YT seem to avoid or ignore.

  11. I think you are just a story teller… the coincidence that you, of all people (taking into consideration the stuff your channel has), I find a HUGE coincidence that YOU end up with this job… I wanna buy it…. but I dont think i do

  12. Holy shit man I’ve seen my 3 year old son watching these videos on my iPad as well as those weird toy videos..I stopped letting him use it after that

  13. My little sister was watching a video of a baby paw patroll character cutting off his dads ear with scissors and blood sprayd everywhere. This is real. Its… creepy to say the least.

  14. Dude's like 'I'm just gonna go home and try not to think about it. Fucker go to the police. Get the fbi.

  15. Was the air freshener shaped like a spiraling heart or triangle, those are symbols that pedophiles place on children to show that they are ready for transaction or abduction, it truly is terrifying.

  16. knowing the fact that older men or whatever jerk off to 12 yr old girls is so nasty to think about.. it's so disrespectful! Disgusting! Some men have no respect for females! It's horrible. Jerking off in public like some idiot. Like wtf.. Trying to make girls uncomfortable? It's sexual harassment! Jerk off at home to porn instead! Not rape or 12 year olds.. Or especially regular youtube videos like nonsexual youtube videos should not be masturbated to. Why not just use porn or nothing at all? Why does it have to be innocent people all the time? If you're a horny ass pedo, get out of youtube or social medias with kids and innocent people in it. Just saying..

  17. This. 👏 Made. 👏 Me. 👏 Cry. 👏

    As an aunt of three boys and one little girl that I have had a large hand in helping raise, I can say that there are some DEEPLY disturbing things that I have had to take away from them before they realised what was going on. There have been a couple occasions where we didn't notice what they were watching to cause they sound so typical.. My heart broke when I had to hold my 6 year old nephew for hours trying to help him calm down from the shit he saw.

  18. Guys, I spent nearly 3 days researching these. There are some very disturbing things out there. My Facebook is Evan Caldwell. The pfp is a GTA military character. I have a link to just a starter channel. You can explore more and discuss these with me.. I'm deeply disturbed

  19. I listened to this in 2x speed when I was high. All I have to say is…. Burger King foot lettuce.

  20. There are some people who just really freaking don’t deserve to live on this planet. The worst part about this is that the whole Elsa/Spider-Man thing was a thing… whatever happened with that, by the way?

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