Hey there guys, my name is xaereph, and as some of you may know, I am a gamer. I make gaming youtube videos and post different things on various gaming websites. One of my favorite games as of right now is Minecraft I have been playing for around a year now. (Since Minecraft Beta 1.6.6) Though I did play the alpha when it was out, but only a little, because as we all know, or those of us who have played it. Minecraft in it’s alpha days weren’t the best. So I’ve only been actively playing it since Beta 1.6.6. Anyway by now your probably just saying “get on with it, this is sooo boring.” Well then let me tell you why I am writing this and we can get started. I am writing this because I still play Minecraft to this day…a lot, tis’ a very addicting game! But here lately I have been having strange, not what I would call paranormal yet, but just strange experiences with my Minecraft worlds. First off let it be known that I am not a believer of Herobrine, that being said, let’s get started.
It started off like this. I was playing Minecraft, and suddenly I noticed that my lag was just terrible, I have no idea how I hadn’t noticed this before, but it was lagging something aweful. So I do what I usually do, I go into the video settings and make sure everything is right for my computer. (I don’t have the best computer, I keep my video settings at very low standards.) I go into the Options and then go into the Video Settings, Graphics: Fast, Smooth Lighting: Off, Clouds: Off, Performance: Max FPS. So everything was set right for my computer. The second thing I do is check to make sure I don’t have any other programs running, I checked, I didn’t. The last thing I do is exit the game and see how many world saves I have. I checked, and I see that I have just way to many. I have an estimated 50 world saves, give or take a couple. So I do what I usually do when this happens. (and it happens a lot..) I put in my flash drive, and create an old saves folder in it, and I place all of these saves in it except the ones that I am currently playing frequently.
Here’s where It started getting a little weird. I was playing Minecraft, and this is about a week later and it started to lag again, so I go through the usual routine, video settings, good. Programs running, none. World saves, actually not much this time, probably about 6. But since it was lagging I went through the saves and figured out which ones I wanted to keep and which ones I didn’t. At this point, I was really ready to get back to playing the game, so I didn’t even bother putting in my flash drive, I just decided the ones I wanted to get rid of, I would delete. I go through them, and one after another, I decide what to do with. There was one I didn’t even have to go into to see if I wanted to keep or not, I KNEW I wanted to delete it. Why you ask? Here’s why. I had created this save earlier in the week and had named the world save “MINEcraftia1″ and it was an unusual seed to spawn in. I spawned right beside the entrance to the stronghold that lead to the Ender Portal, which lead to the End, which of course is the end of the game. I then decided to go into the portal room, when I entered I suffered VERY severe lag, there was also a creeper in there, which didn’t help me out at all. The creeper killed me and I respawned, but instead of respawning at the beginning spawn point, I respawned on top of a world hole, (in case you don’t know what that is, it is a chunk of unloaded terrain and it allows you to just fall through it over and over and die, but it eventually loads and allows you to walk around.) this is strange because I only play in single player, because I haven’t purchased the game as of right now. So I just let my character fall through the world, over, and over, and over, and over again. It went on for about an hour and a half. No, I didn’t just sit there watching it. I just let it go while I did other stuff, I checked on it every once in a while. It eventually got old so I exited the game and created a new world.
So that’s why I KNEW I wanted to delete this world save. So I proceeded to do so. I clicked on the world, clicked the “Delete” button, and clicked “Yes”. As usual, the world deleted. I no longer saw it.
I then played Minecraft for an hour or so and then went to bed at about 11PM because it was a school night. I woke up, went to school, you don’t want to hear that boring stuff, so let’s just skip to when I got home. I do my usual routine, I change clothes, I eat, then I usually get on my computer, to play Minecraft or get on the internet. This time I got on to play Minecraft. It booted up like normal, nothing new, but when I clicked “Single Player” to start playing. I saw a certain world save named “MINEcraftia1″.
Now at this point, I thought it could’ve possibly been a bug in the system, maybe when you delete a world, it didn’t really delete or something. So I waited until the next week to try and delete it again, I waited for the new snapshot, and on the forums page it said “Lots of minor and major bug fixes!” So I thought that it had been fixed, and that I could delete the world without any trouble at all. So I booted up Minecraft, clicked Single Player, clicked the world save, and clicked Delete. Worked like a charm. I then proceeded to play Minecraft on a new world of mine for a couple of hours and when I got ready to quit for a while, I exited the game. It was weird though, it didn’t take me to the title screen like usual. It took me to the list of worlds, and the one on the top was selected and it’s name was none other than “MINEcraftia1″.
This time it was more unsettling than the last time. So since it was already selected, and I was very curious, I clicked Play. Now we are at the point in time that took place about 2 hours before I started writing this. So my memory on this next part is pretty good. I spawned, but not falling infinately through the world hole like I was before, no, this time I spawned in an NPC village. There were many odd things about this village. First off, the buildings and the roads weren’t aligned at all, they were at different heights, but that’s nothing new. Minecraft does that sort of thing a lot. But some things that it doesn’t do a lot are the things I noticed next. I noticed that where I was standing, about 6 blocks ahead of me, were some iron ingots and a rose. Which any current player of Minecraft would know, are dropped by an Iron Golem once he has been killed, and it is very hard to kill one of those things. Another thing I noticed next was that this village, had not a soul in it, not one what-so-ever.
I proceeded to walk around the village, looking in all of the buildings for a sign of a Testificate, which if you don’t know, is another word for a villager. I look, look, look, and look some more. Not one in sight.
Something even weirder then happened, while searching for villagers, I noticed a chest right inside the door of one of the houses, which is odd, but I suppose it is possible. So I right clicked on it to open it up and inside it was a book, an already written, and signed, book. There are never pre written books, or at least there arent’ at the time this is being written. The book is entitled the very same as the world, “MINEcraftia1″. If that isn’t odd enough, it says it was signed by “Player” which is insisting that I wrote it, and of course I didn’t, or I wouldn’t be telling you this right now. I started to read the book. It said some very. Odd, things. It started out with these exact words, “Next Page.”. They were directly in the center of the page. So when something like this happens, I tend to listen. I turn to the next page. Here is what it said word for word:
“Vem är det som knackar på min dörr
Flytta tyst över golvet
Vem är det som lurar i min hall
Tapping lätt på min vägg”
To be quite honest with you, I hadn’t the slightest idea of what that meant. So since I noticed it wasn’t in english, I went to google’s Google Translate page to try n’ translate it to see what it meant…It was a little unsettling. Here it is translated into english.
“Who’s that knocking at my door
Moving slightly across the floor
Who’s that lurking in my hall
Tapping lightly on the wall”
I then decided to type those exact words into Google to see what it was or what it meant. I typed it. It came up with lots of pages, but I clicked on the first one, it is usually the most credible one in my experiences. It turns out that this was once a rhyme that parents read to their children before bed, why? I have no idea, yet. Strange. Well I’m tired so I’m going to go to bed, I’ll be sure to update this as much as possible, if anything else happens. G’night.
Tuesday, 8/07/2012; 4:15PM
I said I would update this if anything happened, well that was last night, and something happened alright. I had a dream, an odd dream, last night. I was a small child, probably a toddler, in a small bed. It was dark, everything was dark except for my body from the moonlight shining in on my body and face, but everything else in the room was dark. I start to look around, I look directly to my right, right beside me there is a tall, slim, dark figure looming over me. It was just black, I could see no features. Then I heard something, it sounded like a woman’s voice. To be more specific, it was my grandma’s voice (whom I live with) and it was coming from the dark figure. I could barely make out what she was saying for a couple of minutes, but then suddenly she got louder. I heard the next thing she said as clear as day. It was the rhyme, the one that I read in game on Minecraft. The one parents used to tell their kids before bed. Slowly the figure leaned in towards me, the light now illuminated her face. It was horrible. No human being should ever have to see what I saw in my nightmare that night. It was my grandma’s hair and face, but she was missing patches of skin from her face, her hair was all matted up and had blood in it, her eyes. Blood red, both of them. It looked as if she had been crying, but the tears running down her face weren’t tears, they were blood. I hope this will never happen again, I woke up at 3AM and stayed up the rest of the night, I am now home from school writing this. I’ll play the game. Might update again later tonight.
Tuesday, 8/07/2012; 7:31PM
I played the game for a couple of hours. This time it got weirder…I spawned, not where I last saved. But at the spawn point at the beginning of the village, and ahead of me there were more iron ingots and another rose. Almost as if another iron golem had been killed. I collected them, like last time. I now have 4 iron ingots and 2 roses. I am keeping them because who knows, they may be of some signifigance in the future. Then something really odd happened. Without me even right clicking or selecting the book that I had gotten earlier, it just opened, it opened up to page 1, and where the rhyme that I had read before once was, was different text, not the rhyme anymore, but it sounded almost like a threat. A threat, towards me. Here is what it said this time:
“Hiding from this will not help, and will NOT be tolerated.”
It was scary, but then it got scarier, the second I got done reading it, not one second later, not one second earlier, the book dropped out of my hands and the fire texture went over it and it was gone. Almost as if I had hit Q towards a lava pit or a fire place. I guess that’s the end of that. Be sure to report again soon.
Thursday, 8/09/2012; 4:21PM
I don’t know what it wants from me, if it wants me to be isolated from my friends and family, well, mission accomplished.
Thursday, 8/09/2012; 6:28PM
I have played the game excessively for days on end. Barely stopping, I skipped school today to play it. I am leaving texts and facebook messages from friends unanswered. I woke up this morning at approx. 9AM and started playing the game. I stopped at about 4PM to write that last short entry. Then played again for another hour or so. This time it didn’t do anything, almost as if it has stopped. Hopefully this is over.
Thursday, 8/09/2012; 10:54PM
I knew it was too good to be true. It was only toying with me, it is playing mind games, whatever IT is. This time the game was plain scary, I would be mining and I would hear Iron Golems being killed, like they were being suffocated by a block above them, I wasn’t even near the village this time. I heard explosions, I heard creepers being killed, and sometimes I would even hear a creeper, but it was to real. It felt as if the creeper’s hiss was right behind my head in the real world. I would turn around in the game, nothing. The music of the game, was just terrifying. It wasn’t screaming or anything like that. Just the music itself. First of all, I had the Sound Volume and the Music Volume at 0. Though that didn’t stop me from hearing anything. The music wasn’t it’s normal music by C418. It was that same music but instead of having its usual peaceful feeling or sometimes even a little sad. It would sound almost like the music had been cut into sections and replaced within different parts. Some parts of the songs would be playing when they weren’t supposed to, some parts would get super loud when it was quiet just a second ago. Sometimes the music would just stop out of no where and you would hear nothing but complete silence…and then it would start again.
Friday, 8/10/2012; 1:16PM
No school today, it’s a Professional Developement day. Whatever that is. I went to the Minecraft forums today and it was just still showing the news about the latest snapshot that came out last week. I guess it just hasen’t updated. I clicked on it to see if other people were complaining about the site not updating enough…that’s what I was going to do to be quite honest with you. I went there, then I started reading from the comments section. It wasn’t normal. The comments weren’t what they usually were. Instead it showed everyones avatar out to the side, but all of them were just B&W Steve faces like the default. The comments were just plain scary. Instead of the comments that you would think to be there. They spelled out from top to bottom, one user after another. It said this:
I was lucky enough to grab a screen shot of this, or at least I thought I was lucky, I pasted the picture in paint and looked at it. Instead of what it had said. It had normal comments from the normal users. Almost as if it was all in my head. I was almost to tears when I saw it.
Friday, 8/10/2012; 2:01PM
The reason I am writing again so soon is because what happened to me in that short amount of time is worse than anything that’s happened so far. This time I played for about 5 minutes, then out of no where, it cut to a pitch black screen, then it cut to the dirt texture, scrolling. I realized I was at the credits, that your only supposed to see after killing the Ender Dragon, which I was no where near doing. But unlike the usual credits, that tells a story about the player in minecraft and all that stuff that lasts about 10 minutes, it read to me the entire poem of the rhyme that it had started earlier.
“Who’s that knocking at my door
Moving silently across the floor
Who’s that lurking in my hall
Tapping lightly on my wall
Who’s that hiding in my shed
Is it something scary, something dead?
Who’s that rustling in the dark
Something caused my dog to bark
Who’s that crawling up the tree
Peeking in and watching me
Who’s that in the blackness deep
Towards my house I hear it creep
Who’s that calling on the phone
Looking in when I’m all alone
Who’s that giving me a fright
Scaring me so late at night
Who’s that in my bathroom mirror
Shadows growing, drawing nearer
Who’s that crawling up my stair
I want to look but do not dare
Who’s that turning the handle around
Opening my door without a sound
Who’s that playing with my toys
They move around but there’s no noise
Who’s that in my attic room
Cracking and rattling in the gloom
Who’s that lounging in my chair
It rocks and rocks but no-one’s there
Who’s that creeping in my window
I hide my head beneath my pillow
Who’s that whispering in my ear
My heart beats with tremendous fear
Who’s that tugging at my bed
Or is this all inside my head?
Who’s that when no-one is there
And something lightly touched my hair
And something brushed against my face
And on my cheek I felt it place
A horrid slimy cold dead kiss
Who’s that saying “Who is this?”"
Then it scrolled on the dirt texture for about 15 seconds and then it had some more text at the end, it said the same thing the comments had said earlier.
But instead of “HE” it said “I”. Which gave it even more of a personal feeling. The screen then cut back to me playing, but instead of where I was mining at, it spawned me back at the village, with yet some more iron ingots, and another rose. I now have 6 ingots and 3 roses.
Friday, 8/10/2012; 11:01PM
What was once a game, is now all too real. I think I might uninstall the game. Get this all over with once and for all.
Friday, 8/10/2012; 11:41PM
I tried to uninstall the game, and I restarted my computer afterwards for it to take effect. I logged in. The Minecraft launcher automatically opened. I can’t get away from this, the only thing to do now is to play the game.
Saturday, 8/11/2012; 4:14AM
I went to bed around 5 hours ago. I had yet another terrible nightmare. I was in the game. I sat there looking at the world before me. I see in front of me 2 iron ingots and a rose. I pick them up. I look up and see that the sun is completely black. I look down and I see my reflection in a puddle of blood. I hear loud screams. Then I wake up. I played the game for 5 minutes, and I noticed that I had 2 more iron ingots and 1 more rose than before. Was I ever even really asleep? I don’t even know what’s real and what isn’t anymore. For all I know, I’m not even writing this, I could be sound asleep, and all of this could be some sort of, sick, twisted, nightmare from within the depths of my mind. I don’t know what to do anymore. I can’t do this much longer. I’ve lost all contact with the outside world, I just realized tonight that my best friend since the 3rd grade, moved away a week ago.
Saturday, 8/11/2012; 12:16PM
I didn’t sleep last night. I stayed home from school yesterday, my parents think I’m sick, there out getting medicine for what they think I have, I think they think I have a sick stomach or something, I don’t know, I barely hear a word they say anymore. Anyways, I just played the game. This time I recieved a message in game from
Saturday, 8/11/2012; 12:16PM
This time, I tried, I tried my hardest just to PLAY the game, do simple stuff that you do in Minecraft. Mine, craft, build. But that’s obviosly not going to happen. Every block I tried to place would either disappear or would be replaced with soul sand.
Saturday, 8/11/2012; 4:47PM
I asked it it’s name a couple hours ago, here’s exactly what I said word for word, “I don’t know what or who you are, but can you at least give me something, something so I won’t go insane, I just want to know something, like your name. Can I have your name? …Who am I kidding, you’re just a game. I’m already insane.” I quit the game about 30 minutes ago, then started playing again about 5 minutes ago. I checked the chat log, it had just replied with “I am the Player. You are the game.”
Saturday, 8/11/2012; 5:37PM
It’s official, the game has officially consumed my life. I have lost all touch what so ever. This has to stop. This will probably be the last you hear from me.
Thursday, 8/23/2012; 3:16PM
It won’t stop. I thought I was free, there for a couple days, I thought it was all over, that I could get my life back in tact, but no. I have still been playing the game, nothing weird happened until yesterday. I had a conversation with IT. Here is the exact conversation.
IT: You’ve stopped.
IT: You’ve stopped writing about me. Why?
Me: I’m done with you, you ruined my life, and I almost lost my sanity, I might have for all I know, your probably not even real. I am probably insane.
IT: I am very real, and very angry.
IT: I liked it when you wrote about me. It made me feel. Good.
Me: Well it made me feel terrible. Like I said, I’ve probably already went insane.
IT: You’re still playing the game. You want to talk to me, I’m all you’ve got, there’s no running, just accept it, and play the game. Tell the people your story, it’s not like they’ll believe you. No one believed me.
Me: What do you mean?
IT: Play the game.
Me: I will, I’m not intimidated by you. Something that’s just in my mind. Something that made me lose everything I care for. You’ve already taken my life away from me. What else is there left to take?
IT: Will you write, though?
Yet here I am, writing. Why? You might ask, because I can’t be the only one to have to go through this, at least this way, I know, somebody will read this, and hopefully try to understand where I am coming from.
Sunday, 8/26/2012; 7:26PM
I got a job today, I am saving up for a new computer. Finally, this will all be over. Finally I will have my life back. I currently have $80, which was from last Christmas, now that I have a job, I will be getting closer and closer to freedom, but until then, however far away in the future that is. I will play and I will write.
Sunday, 8/26/2012; 11:52PM
It has gotten even worse. Since It talked to me again, that is. The music is now always plain distorted unless I try to show someone. I am hearing things behind me and nothing’s there. I am having a nightmare every night now. There is just random creepy text from
Monday, 8/27/2012; 4:30PM
I got grades in the mail today, I have “F”s in every class. My highest grade is a 24 F. Just shows how much I can focus in school due to, IT.
Tuesday, 8/28/2012; 3:56PM
I woke up last night. Only to realize I had woken up from one nightmare into another. Then I woke up again out of that one. It doesn’t matter though, when your life is a nightmare.
Saturday, 9/01/2012; 1:01PM
I have been working for a while now, I have a job, and I do lots of odd jobs for people around my neighborhood. I now have $650. I am saving up for a $1,500 computer, I want this one to be better, and hopefully good enough not to have IT.
Wednesday, 9/05/2012; 6:30PM
Sorry I haven’t talked about the game lately, but I have been playing it. Pretty much non-stop. So here is what has happened in the past few days.
Sunday- I booted up Minecraft like normal. This time the big logo at the Main Menu that says Minecraft. Is gone. No where in sight. Where it is supposed to say “Single Player” it says “Play the game.”. All of the other buttons (Multiplayer, language, etc.) are gone. The only thing to click is “Play the game.”. So I play. I spawn like usual, with yet another 2 iron ingots in front of me. But this time. No rose. I still don’t know what that means, but I might soon enough.
Monday- I was playing the game and it cut screen to black and then sent me to the credits again. It said,”Everyone wants to play the game. No one wants to play with me.” Then it put me back at the normal spawn, this time there was no rose or iron ingots. The village was full of people, there was even an Iron Golem. Was this a sign? That it’s all over? Nope. I walked over to the water to throw my fishing pole in, I pulled out a fish, it flew behind me, so I turned around. All of the villagers even the golem, that had just given me hope. Were gone. Not one in sight. Then the game crashed.
Tuesday- I awoke in the middle of the night from yet another terrible nightmare. Here’s how it went. I was walking down the road. I saw buildings burning and everything is being destroyed, I hear screaming. I look behind me and I see people whom I haven’t seen once in my life. Being so brutally tortured. Their flesh and skin ripped from their bones. Some of them were being burned to the point where their skin was melting and dripping all over the road. I heard some of them scream”JUST PLAY THE GAME!” In a painful agonizing voice. I looked around me, there were road signs and bilboards, but instead of ads or directions they all said the exact same thing. “Play the game.” I turned back around and standing right in front of me eye to eye, was my grandpa, his eyes gouged out by stakes, organs coming out of his stomach where it had been ripped open by, something. He grabbed my shoulders, started shaking me and with a face filled with anger and hatred, one I have never seen him make before in real life, he screamed at the top of his lungs, still angry,”PLAY THE GAME!”. I woke up. I played the game.
Today- I booted up the game today and I had my hopefully last conversation, with IT. Here’s how it went:
Me: I’m quitting all of this, I’m getting a new computer. You will be gone, I will have my life back and I will try my hardest to forget all of this.
*The music got louder and even more distorted, scary as hell.*
Me: What do you mean, No? It’s going to happen, one way or another.
*The music stops abruptly.*
IT: You would get rid of me? Knowing only that I will go on to someone else. You are just going to make someone elses life a living hell. Go ahead, get rid of me. See how you live with the burden of knowing that what has been happening to you, will now be happening to someone else, ONLY WORSE, and it’s all your fault.
Me: No, you’ll be gone. I am not selling the computer, I am breaking it, there will be nothing left of it or you when I’m done with it.
IT: You think I’m just a computer? You obviously aren’t as smart as you seemed. I am the thing of your nightmares, I have had a life just like yours, hell. My life was thousands times worse than yours. I would call this a cake walk. You people deserve everything you get from me.
Me: Whatever, like I have always said, you’re probably not even real. For all I know. I am insane.
IT: Think what you want, you and I both know you’re wrong.
Me: Farewell, I am leaving you to live my life, the one that you have taken from me for the past month or so.
IT: Go ahead. Try. Just let it be known that I am always wherever I want to be, whether that be in your computer, or in someone elses. I will never be gone.
Thursday, 9/06/2012; 8:12PM
I have now officially gathered enough money with a few people’s help to buy a new computer. This feeling is amazing. It is better than anything I have ever felt in my entire life. Like a weight is being lifted off of my shoulders. I am happier than I have ever been. My next entry will probably be my last.
Friday, 9/07/2012; 11:19PM
I have my new computer, It is set up and everything is perfect, all order has been restored. I thank you people, the one’s who read this. You do not know how much I appreciate you guys taking time out of your life to read about mine. I can’t thank you enough.
This is my story, whether you choose to believe it or not is your choice. But it is over now. I am back to my normal life. It’s over. It’s finally over. I thank you again for your help. Any videos made in the process of all this can be found on my youtube channel at youtube.com/xaereph .
Thanks again guys!
Credit To: xaereph