Creepypasta of the Week: “String Theory”

twinePreviously: “The Pied Piper.”

For the curious, string theory is a theoretical framework in physics that attempts to explain how the four forces of nature — electromagnetism, gravity, strong nuclear forces, and weak nuclear forces — connect and interact.

This is not that kind of “String Theory.”

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Abandoned: All That Remains Of Connecticut’s Norwich State Hospital (Photos)

Previously: Wonderland Amusement Park.

Sprawled across 900 acres in Preston and Norwich, Connecticut was once one of the most notorious psychiatric institutions in the United States. Opened in 1904, Norwich State Hospital — later known simply as Norwich Hospital — originally housed not only people with mental illnesses, but also people found guilty of crimes by insanity. Although it later ended up treating everything from tuberculosis to the geriatric, though, it could never escape its past. Its population for the first several decades, combined with the questionable history of psychiatric care in the United States, means the hospital bore witness to a terrifying amount of unhappiness during its 92 years in operation.

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The Most Dangerous Games: Lady Spades

spadesPreviously: The Stranger Ritual.

The current prevailing version of Lady Spades hails from redditor jazzyfingers at the Three Kings subreddit; it may also be referred to as the Queen of Spades or Dama Pika. It’s similar to Bloody Mary in that the ritual involves calling up a woman — or at least, something that looks like a woman — in a mirror. Unlike Bloody Mary, however, the successful summoning of Lady Spades grants you the chance to make a wish.

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