The Keyhole

A man went to a hotel and walked up to the front desk to check in. The woman at the desk gave him his key and told him that on the way to his room, there was a door with no number that was locked and no one was allowed in there. Especially no one should look inside the room, under any circumstances. So he followed the instructions of the woman at the front desk, going straight to his room, and going to bed. The next night his curiosity would not leave him alone about the room with no number on the door. He walked down the hall to the door and tried the handle. Sure enough it was locked. He bent down and looked through the wide keyhole. Cold air passed through it, chilling his eye. What he saw was a hotel bedroom, like his, and in the corner was a woman whose skin was completely white. She was leaning her head against the wall, facing away from the door. He stared in confusion for a while. He almost knocked on the door, out of curiosity, but decided not to. This disinclination saved his life. He crept away from the door and walked back to his room. The next day, he returned to the door and looked through the wide keyhole. This time, all he saw was redness. He couldn’t make anything out besides a distinct red color, unmoving. Perhaps the inhabitants of the room knew he was spying the night before, and had blocked the keyhole with something red. At this point he decided to consult the woman at the front desk for more information. She sighed and said, “Did you look through the keyhole?” The man told her that he had and she said, “Well, I might as well tell you the story. A long time ago, a man murdered his wife in that room, and her ghost haunts it. But these people were not ordinary. They were white all over, except for their eyes, which were red.”

~ by creepypasta on February 20, 2009.

18 Responses to “The Keyhole”

  1. Wow good story here
    its been a while ivent read a story such liek this n.n

  2. I haven’t read a story in a long time that sent chills down my spine and made me paranoidly look around my room. This one did it.

  3. This was posted on my birthday…Good story, very good story. ^^

  4. I love this story, it still sends chills down my spine and lets me shivers when going to sleep lol

  5. Damn

  6. Wow, talk about chills. ~

  7. This is really good, it lacked a really solid ending though.. But creeped me out all the same.

  8. this was a good one, but for some reason it didn’t scare, and I usually get goosebumps by stories like this, hmmm strange…

  9. Several chills ran all over me.Holy shit this was a short but good story.

  10. ok this took a minute to think about but now im freaked out

  11. Eh… I didn’t find this too scary. It was a good read though with interesting yet short plot line. I’d like to know why the husband muredered his wife, what they were doing at the hotel, you know…the past story. Good read though!

  12. This story is Wow ! I never reah a story like that ! I’m afraid now i’ts not funny gaspacho ! :’)

  13. I like this story because I like the end !!!!! :P

  14. I’m so afraid now ! :D It’s so funny gaspacho :P :)

  15. […] The shortest of the stories on my list, this one certainly deserves a spot here. Similar to The Man in the Window there is an unsettling vibe to this tale. It’s short enough to be told around a campfire at night, or at a scary story telling, (which I MISS dearly from undergrad). In the vein of a classic ghost story, it takes place in a hotel where something has happened. Old hotels and, by extension, old houses are the bread and butter of horror, and this story makes fairy toast out of basic bread and butter.  It builds and builds to a startling and unsettling conclusion, and will be enough to keep anyone from peering through keyholes into places where they are not meant to look. […]

  16. Upon reading that last line, I visibly shuddered. Definitely having nightmares tonight.

  17. At first I thought…”meh..I don’t see whats scary about this” after reading it..than after 2-3 seconds the realization stuck about the eyes being red…9 out of 10

  18. Creepy and a good story, not the best written though, but I still like it. 7/10

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