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Russian Sleep Experiment: Real or Hoax?

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Russian Sleep Experiment: Real or Hoax?

A terrifying tale recounts the story of a 1940’s Russian sleep experiment in which five people were kept awake for fifteen days, followed by a horrifying chain of events. Is this story real or fake?

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The Story is a Work of Fiction.

The short fictional work entitled The Russian Sleep Experiment was originally posted in 2010 on the website CreepyPasta.com. This website is self-described as “a collection of various paranormal/scary short stories.”


In the story, Russian researches gave political prisoners a gas-based stimulant to keep them awake for 15 days as part of a scientific experiment. The subjects were sealed and monitored, with the false promise of freedom if they could successfully avoid sleeping for 30 days. Strange behavior by the prisoners in the early days of the experiment was blamed on the gas, but the subjects began displaying increasingly unusual behavior as their time in the chamber continued. Halfway through the experiment, the subjects appeared to calmly embrace their bleak conditions, despite horrifying circumstances within. After being briefly removed, the remaining subjects were ordered back in the chamber along with three researchers, but one of the researchers refused and demanded answers before killing his commander and the remaining test subjects.

The story ends with the following conclusion:

He pointed his gun at the remaining subject, still restrained to a bed as the remaining members of the medical and research team fled the room. “I won’t be locked in here with these things! Not with you!” he screamed at the man strapped to the table. “WHAT ARE YOU?” he demanded. “I must know!”

The subject smiled.

“Have you forgotten so easily?” The subject asked. “We are you. We are the madness that lurks within you all, begging to be free at every moment in your deepest animal mind. We are what you hide from in your beds every night. We are what you sedate into silence and paralysis when you go to the nocturnal haven where we cannot tread.”

The researcher paused. Then aimed at the subject’s heart and fired. The EEG flatlined as the subject weakly choked out, “So… nearly… free…”


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Although the story above is a work of fiction, stories of unethical 1940’s Russian experiments are not without precedence. It is possible that The Russian Sleep Experiment may have been influenced by historic events.

The film Experiments in the Revival of Organisms depicts 1940’s medical experiments by Soviet researchers which are shocking to the modern viewer, such as a decapitated dog head being kept alive by a machine.

A more modern example is The Stanford Prison Experiment from 1971 in which volunteers lived in a mock prison. It led to psychological collapses in some volunteers and a hunger strike by others.

Google Trends History

The Google Trends graph below shows linear interest in the search term “Russian sleep experiment”. Search interest on the topic was low for several years until it surged in 2013. Interest in the story peaked in mid-2014, although smaller peaks in interest have occurred in 2015.


The short video below is a summary of our explanation of The Russian Sleep Experiment above.

Bottom Line

The 1940’s “Russian Sleep Experiment” is a work of fiction posted on CreepyPasta.com back in 2010. It could have been influenced by historic events such as 1940’s medical experiments by Soviet researchers or other questionable studies such as The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Despite being “debunked” for several years, interest in this story has remained consistently high since mid-2013.

Updated July 7, 2015
Originally published September 2013

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  • Jean

    This has just recently been adapted into a horror novella. Check it out – http://www.russiansleepexperiment.net

  • Bobby Sprague

    I’m not saying it’s real and I’m not saying it’s fake. But what would you all do if it was real. I’m not sure if it is or not. But to just think about having something that dark and twisted lurking very deep in my mind trapped and everything, honestly scares the s**t out of me.

  • Marsh

    Are you from Brazil or Central America, or southern Americas.

  • Marsh

    You made some pretty damn good points, but when you say Yankees, do you mean everybody :) in the U.S. (sorry I dont really know what else to call it). In my opinion, it’s the U.S. Government who is egotistic and complete freakin morons. We are not all bad you know. though yes we as a country seem to be falling apart from the inside Id like to think that we’ve done some good in the world. Yes I know your not Russian, but I’m not sure exactly where your from. I was thinking Spain but I may have misinterpreted it along the lines. Your absolutely right on the fact that the Americas were founded by the Spanish, dont recall his name though, and yes we technically stole the name, and land from the native Americans but i see no reason to considers the u.s. Extreme monsters compared to some other countries. Hoping you could give me a better example.

    • Esteban Delgado Ríos

      Of course I point to the ones that are jerks and enemies of human kind. I know some fine folks over there, but they are the exception, not the rule. It is the responsibility of those of you who are humans instead of just being Yankees to teach everyone how to be respectful of other nations and their identity and to be humble to accept facts about the world.

      • Marsh

        1. It’s not just Yankees, we are a people, a civilization that is called The United States. If you Look on a map you’ll find the North America label, even the central and South America. It’s like this not because someone from United States named it, but because it was called that by the explorer. So you can’t hold that above our heads. 2. There are many, I mean many things this country has done that shouldn’t have happened, but they did so let the past be past. Like you said they’re are some fine folks here so stop calling us Yankees because to me your making it sound like we all suck and are horrible.
        3. We call it America because yes Amerigo Vespucci discovered this continent, therefore later on a German map maker who’s name I can’t even begin to spell made a very large and serious map. In this map he called this continent the Americas. So yes we did in fact Adopt the name. Right after the revolutionary war. 1776 the new goverment made a decision, The United States or probaly colonies then because they were United, America was added because It Along with the other two continents were named America. So my guess is they just said why not.
        But if I’m wrong and you know the correction, please do correct me. I can take the criticism. :)

  • Esteban Delgado Ríos

    Did I ask you about the way I should use my spare time? If you are not paying for my Internet, then you have nothing to say. And I would never apply for the Yankee citizenship even if that was the only way to get a job, I don’t want to be robbed by uncle Sam with taxes to support murderers. My nation may not be perfect, but at least we do not waste our money in supporting trained murderers.

    • Marsh

      Hey I was just reading all these comments and I agreed with both sides, so I was going to ask, is there a reason why you feel as strongly as you do?

  • Eric Blanton

    Do you really believe all that trash you write…. Like really zoophilia lmao, you’re a nut job. Russian technology? Beside kaspersky wth do you plan to measure yourself as the best at? None of your technology is superior to the U.S.’s, and never was. Like ever. Russia finally has rights and all of the sudden they are supposed to be the example of what’s right? Lmao the U.S. has a welfare state. Everyone here is taken care of. Christian? Really? Lmao your official religion is atheism. All that garbage about communism, Marxism, socialism is retarded. You have no clue why one is better than the other or what their weaknesses are so speaking about them out of context just shows how ignorant you are to the subject. The United States makes a lot of weapons yeah, that has nothing to do with warmongering. Guns are defensive too. And also lets not forget what type of weapons countries like Iran, Iraq, China, turkey, the Taliban, al Qaeda, Mexican cartels, Cubans, Colombians, ISIS, African warlords, every terrorist organization ever, etc. I bet you you dug up dinosaur bones you would find that the Russians have them RPG’s. You say Russia is humble and the U.S. is aggressive. When really the U.S. Is the nation with the means to deploy its troops and Russia is too broke to do the same. When Russia had money they invaded anyone weaker than them. The U.S. Invades those who warmonger. You can’t say a cop is a criminal for killing criminals. Try that liberal garbage for a liberal sucker who would believe that blind hate. We believe we are better than everyone else for the right reasons. We are better because we are a mixture of the rest of the world. Our population grows from immigration not from sheer birth rate. We are more tolerant of other people than Russia yet you want to talk about morals. Having your own version of morals doesn’t count. It doesn’t work like that. You don’t even have gay rights. We only speak English in America? The majority population in California is Mexican and California is the most populated state in the U.S. Russian people only speak Russian. I’m not even sure why you mentioned something so stupid. Yeah sure you can say you have ethnic minorities, but they are just the result of immigration and we have far more of that than you. You claim your from some nation with no military. Let me just say you wouldn’t exist if you didn’t live in a world ruled by the U.S. Also you compare the U.S. to hitler? Stalin and Lenin killed more of their own people than hitler killed Jews. Like honestly 7 times as many people at the minimum. I sell super computers. You complain I assumed you are Russian…. Why don’t you bother telling me what country you are from instead of meandering the line to pretend like you represent the world. You are a small minded, low class, child, you hates the country who keeps you safe and the only people on planet earth strong enough to protect the world from evil men.

  • slapnuts_69

    Yeah, and Hannibal Lecter was a real person after all………

    • Esteban Delgado Ríos

      I don’t know if he was real or not but in the movie he was capable of doing that. Also I know that there are some people who are cannibals in the real life and they are just as nice and tidy as the next door neighbor.

      • slapnuts_69

        Judging by your other posts here, there is a LOT you don’t know. Perhaps you should do a little thing I like to call “research” before you open your mouth and remove all doubt, so to speak.

  • crow

    I am a believer of this but maybe Hitler was the one that did this type of experimentation !

  • Derek

    That’s called sleep paralysis. It’s normal.

  • Chris Sinnott

    Even if this was real or not, this would make an awesome movie.

  • Boss

    I stayed awake for 13 days, through adrenaline (police chases and surrounded by psychopaths) and amphetamine and ecstacy.

    I did not experience any thing like this mentioned in the russian sleep experiment, even though turns out I was prone to mental health issues due to my childhood.

    It’s a great story, but highly doubtful if this ever could be true.

    • John

      These guys were being held with a certain type of gas which if real, could have triggered this reaction. Perhaps after a certain number of days, the gas merged with the human cells, which then created something new, or even, re-awoken something that has been shut off for hundreds of years.

      There are many cells in our bodies that are shut off/down. Much like our tail bone and wisdom teeth, these are parts of the body that we no longer need, and were used in the stone age. Through human evolution, we begin to change. Cells begin to shut down, while new cells begin to form. This is called adaptation.

      Humans are used to oxygen, correct? We cannot breath without it (Obviously). But What happens when this oxygen is merged with another gas?

      No one really knows why we sleep. To this day, scientist have only come up with theories as to why they believe our bodies need sleep. Sleep is a big part of our lives. Without sleep, the human body begins to sicken, thus giving the obvious theory that during sleep, our bodies continue a healing process. Now, I do believe this is something that sleep does, however I also believe there to be another reason. Something much bigger than the health of the human body.

      Now, I will be moving forward on to something that to most people, in which I have nothing against, will seem very insane and idiotic. So please, bare with me for a second. What if sleep is much more important than we believe it to be. Perhaps it’s even holding us back from something? Something incredible. Perhaps it is connected with adrenaline. Why not? They are both healing consumption. Here is why I believe that adrenaline is connected to sleep.

      I’ll start by explaining what Adrenaline is, exactly. Adrenaline is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands during high stress or exciting situations. This powerful hormone is part of the human body’s acute stress response system, also called the “fight or flight” response. It works by stimulating the heart rate, contracting blood vessels, and dilating air passages, all of which work to increase blood flow to the muscles and oxygen to the lungs. Additionally, it is used as a medical treatment for some potentially life-threatening conditions. Adrenaline pumps the body up so much that you may be able to pull off some “super-human” stunts, for example; Pick a car up even when un-trained and un-fit. It is said that mothers have picked cars off of their own children.

      Now, when you’re tired, you don’t have much energy. You become a bit weak. All you want to do is lay down on your comfortable bed. So, why was one of the prison experiments able to break an arm and fracture ribs? Strong enough to do this? While they tried to take him down, he went crazy. This sounds like an adrenaline rush. Here is where things begin to get really insane and “idiotic”.

      Let’s say God is real. And if God is real, then the devil must also be real, correct? Now, we’ve all heard of bodies being overtaken by demons (exorcisms), right? course we have. It’s scary stuff. This story seems to be giving off that vibe. By not receiving any sleep, these men began to get weak, and I don’t mean physically, I mean emotionally. Internally.Spiritually. I’m willing to bet that sleep may be connected to the human spirit. When we sleep, we dream. Everyone one of us dreams, whether you remember the dreams or not. It happens.

      Now, why do we dream? What is a dream?

  • Desean

    Ok this story is truly the scariest stories ever. They should make a movie on this.

  • Shawn ritter

    There are three organs that you need to stay alive without the help of machines. Brain, lungs, and your heart. It’s very possible to inflict such damage to yourself and yes, even spill out an Edgar Allen Poe like final sentence after all physical harm was done. If you read or listen to the story again you’ll notice the survivor was the one who hadn’t yelled till his vocal chords broke. Another thing, no there weren’t any specifics on what the gas was actually made of. Meaning this gas could have potentially contained huge amounts of materials that make your pain threshold THAT much stronger. Not to mention after a few days of being awake, let alone a week or more, all of your body becomes dull and less sharp except for your reaction time in your muscles. They begin to tighten and contract and while you MIGHT feel sore your body could still put out very decently. Everything else is fairly explanatory such as the feces and loss of blood. If you didn’t know 2 people found this helpful 40%, or greater, of the blood volume in an adult.
    40% or greater is usually considered the maximum amount of blood that an adult can loose before the body can no longer compensate. In an 80 kg adult this would be about 2.24 liters.

    A Class I Hemorrhage is usually considered 15%, or less, of an adult’s blood volume. In an 80 kg person this would be about 0.84 liters. At this level there are almost no signs or symptoms.

    A Class II Hemorrhage is 15 to 30% loss of an adult’s blood volume. In an 80 kg person this would be about 1.68 liters. At this level the heart will start to beat faster, and the person will start to look pale, and feel cool. This is the beginning stages of shock.

    A Class III Hemorrhage is 30 to 40% loss of blood. In an 80 kg person this would be about 2.24 liters. At this level the heart will be beating very fast, trying to keep up with the bodies needs. The person will look very pale, and start to be confused. This person is in shock, and in trouble. Fluids are needed very quickly.

    A Class IV Hemorrhage is as described above. This is usually greater than 40% and in an 80 kg adult this would be more than 2.24 liters. The body can no longer keep up with the blood loss and the person is in serious trouble. Without very fast help the person will die.

  • Lola Guin

    You’re ridiculous. There are two American continents, a northern and a southern. You’re arguing irrelevant semantics.

    • Esteban Delgado Ríos

      Only someone whose academic level is less than kindergarden would believe that crap about “two american continents.” There ONLY ONE AMERICA, the one that Américo Vespucio cartographed. Northern portion beyond norther mexican border is NOT part of América, it is “Eric’s land” (Eric the Red, viking leader and explorer). When you have studied as much as I have and you have obtained the academic level I have (Master degree), you will be half way from knowing what is the truth. And the truth is THE UNITED STATES IS THE ONLY EMPIRE IN THE WORLD WHICH HAS NO NAME OF THEIR OWN! That is why they had to steal the name of a whole continent and take it as synonym for themselves, because they have given NOTHING GOOD to the world, only took what the world can give and what immigrants created for them…

      • Justatroll

        Disagree on so many levels. If you want to assume that America is not named on it’s own you are unaware of its name. It’s not called America it is called the United States of America. Speaking of the North American continent. However, if you assume that “America is the only country with out a name of its own” you need to pick up a globe. Vatican city named after the Vatican South Africa self explanatory. Dominican republic, Korea Czech rebublic, Slovakia, Norway, Sweden, England, Scotland, Amsterdam, Poland, Siberia, Portugal, India, and many others wouldn’t have their own name according to your logic about Eric
        The red and Amerigo Vespucci… Your masters is not in geography I can assure you, nor is it in English, history, or economics. Any of these fields would help you understand part of the problems your comment created.

      • Derek Gregory

        Actually since the Pamona canal was created there are two continents. Technically. :)

        • Esteban Delgado Ríos

          Ignorance at its best. Let’s take the class again:

          1. A continent cannot be broken by a canal, because continents are taken from the undersea continental platform upwards. The canal makes no difference as it is just a scratch on the surface and does not reach the platform. Therefore, there is only one American continent.

          2. The idea of calling the southern portion of the continent as South America was a decision taken on the grounds that the isthmus seemed to be too small and insignificant to be taken into consideration, that was before the creation of submarines, so they had no clue about the continental platform.

          3. America’s name comes from Amerigo Vespucci, Italian cartographer who was hired by the Spanish crown to cartograph their territories (as well as Portugal’s) in the New World. Therefore, only the territories which belonged to Spain (namely, everything from Mexico to the south) and Brazil (Portuguese colony), including the islands of the Caribbean, can be properly called América. Only Latin America is America.

          4. Concerning the U.S., they were originally discovered by Eric Leaf’s group way before the first trip of Christopher Columbus, and several historians can prove the fact that vikings were the first Europeans to set foot on the shores of the New England area. Therefore, the U.S. should be called “ERICSLAND”, after its discoverer, Eric the Red.

          5. The U.S. is the only nation in the world that has no name of its own. Brazil is THE UNITED STATES OF BRAZIL, Mexico is THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO. Only yankees had no idea about what name they should give to their land, so they stole the name of a whole continent, which is an insult to all of the american people.

          • slapnuts_69

            By that reasoning, all continents are actually connected as one, since they all connect via the ocean floor. Try again, you’re getting pathetic.
            Once again, Australians claim to be Australilans — oh my, the name of a continent. So you lose that argument as well. Time to pack up go home.

      • gerald1974

        The United States is a collection of people from all over the world. Every country in the American continent has taken from the Indians that were here first. Other countries don’t like us because we can defeat them. We have better weapons because we developed them. To say we stole them is untrue. As I said we are a collection of people from all over the world.

        • Esteban Delgado Ríos

          Is not because of that. The actual reason is because you look down on every single nation beyond your borders and because of your tendency to be the bullies of the universe. You are incapable of humility as a nation, and now the way you have chosen has not only led you to drive God out of the schools and government but also to open your doors to Satan, and if you have been watching the news you will know that there is a monument in Detroit which was developed this week to praise Satan. Your hypocrisy and hatred for all other nations is in fact the reason why the United States is the most hated place in the world.

          • Kreten

            And yet you took your time to learn english and move away from the fields of south america to chase USA Dream? Who’s stupid now?

          • Eric Blanton

            We look down on nations with severe problems. Nations that commit war crimes or do not oppose those who do. We should learn humility? Is that what you would call sitting back and letting the world kill itself? That’s what would happen you know that right? Imagine the day the U.S. didn’t exist. Wars would break out everywhere as a new leader tried to emerge in the world and the reds are going for second best. America is the most hated country in the world because most people are uneducated evil people who don’t care about anyone but themselves and because we don’t let the hurt others, they hate us. No one in the world is going to hate us because we protect them. They hate us because we prevent them from doing evil. Please tell me how I am a hypocrite because my country doesn’t put up with your bs. You are just trying to rationalize your bs country’s reasons for killing other people. At least my country has people arguing and debating on what they will do. Most countries have one man that decides the fate of millions, and history check…they usually get a lot of people killed. Oh and there are many of those countries hence why many people hate America. Get hammered you stupid nail.

          • Esteban Delgado Ríos

            1. Looking down on others means that you are too proud and you don’t take seriously those who you look down on. J. W. Hoover and General George Washington never looked down on those who they considered a threat: They looked at them as a real competitor and considered them as equally capable of doing harm to others. The 300 Spartans didn’t look down on Xerxes’ army, but they were convinced that their own reason to fight was powerful enough to make them strong enough to keep the Persians away. 2. America is not a country: its a CONTINENT, and you have been stealing the name of a continent to apply it to yourself only. This is why you have to learn humility, to understand that you are not the only people in this planet. I was born in a country located in a continent named America, my nation has a name of its own and it’s own identity, but you, Yankees, do not possess a name for your evil empire, so you stole the name and the identity of a whole continent. 3. The reason why you are hated everywhere is because you believe yourselves better than anything else. That was the same ideology that Adolf Hitler used to become the Führer, and it is the very core of your own ideology. To you, a latino, a hindi or an African are all fifth class people, but it turns out to be that when you are assisted by someone in the United States 70% of the calls end up with your CC being used to get flights to India or to book a hotel room or something like that. Instead, when you get assistance from people in Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Brasil, Colombia or Philippines your information is kept private and confidential, because the companies will mark each one of us and prosecute us if we spill the beans. I have worked for three banks, two telecommunications companies, two medical and insurance companies and even for a credit bureau, and I can assure you that all of your personal information is available to us. We have access to know your mortgage loan information, your address and phone number, even your CC. If you have a bank account you have had to speak with one of us and you never knew that you were calling overseas. So, learn to be humble, because we know you better than yourself. And even with all that, you’re safer sharing your information with one of us than sharing it with your government. 4. Nobody hates the heroes whose blood is spilled to defend the defenseless, but you are no heroes. Instead, you are regarded by every single nation as a bunch of brainless bullies, all you know is to invade a nation that is weak and is considered contrary to your ideology, deploying tanks and aircrafts and missiles and threatening to use the A-bomb but if you are faced by a real challenge (the same way as it happened with Korea) then you fold back, afraid of fighting an equal. Come on now and go fight Korea because they have nuclear weapons. You are just a bunch of bullies and will never be heroes. Besides, nobody threatens the world’s freedom and rights more than you. You know why you have not gone to Turkey and Iran and Egypt to free up the Christian people they have enslaved: Because only heroes would fight for the weak and the defenseless, but bullies only fight against the weak. So, if you have not freed up the Christians and you actually have prosecuted those ministers who have opposed to sins such as gay marriage and incestuous relationships, no wonder that the whole world hates you.

          • Eric Blanton

            Ok guy you obviously possess no realistic wisdom. Only making things sound good. You just like playing the victim. I should get you a body bag since you like playing the victim.

          • Esteban Delgado Ríos

            Nobody here plays the victim. All we want is: 1. That you acknowledge and recognize the fact that America is a continent and that latinos are Americans regardless of the nation they come from. 2. That you accept the fact that the United States is not the world’s hero but the world’s bully and that is the reason for which you are hated everywhere. 3. That you acknowledge the foreign people who work for your companies as equally important, capable and intellectually gifted as any of you and to stop playing the idiots when you call customer service or technical support, admit that if you are calling is because either you are too lazy to go to the store or the bank, or you simply have no knowledge about the topic and the latino or the Philippine or the hindi on the other side of the phone is the one who knows what to do because he is the one who studied the subject and he also speaks more than one or two languages while you barely have yours. 4. We want you to show respect for our people, our culture and our academic degrees. The fact that you have nuclear weapons doesn’t mean that you can look down on or mistreat our people, because that is also a war crime and therefore you are as guilty of warmongering and war crimes as the NAZIS or the Taliban or ISIS. Do not use the heroes of WWII to be the face of your generation. If you want to be seen as a nation of good people then be respectful and fair to everyone, stop saying that all people overseas are terrorists and admit that most of the terrorist attacks in your land have come from your own people. And if you have the respect for human life and rights, stop being jerks towards the latino immigrants which just want to have a job to support their families and direct your desire for war towards the nations which have enslaved the Christians in their lands. That is what your grandfather would have done during WWII.

      • Eric Blanton

        Its funny how people like you say things like how america has “given nothing good to the world,only took what the world can give and what immigrants created for them”. First and foremost, Americans are all immigrants, so if an immigrant made something for us then it was an american who made it. We havnt given anything good to the world? What about airplanes, automobiles, TVs, computers, the internet, refrigerators, etc. Or what about how we gave american lives to liberate the world from imperialistic Japan and Nazi Germany. Wth did your country do for the world. What did any of your neighboring countries do for the world. You invented swords? We invented the nuke. We didn’t take anything by the way. It was all given to us or brought over by us. Never once did we go to another country and say ” gimme your stuff!” And then took it. Yeah keep your anti-american hate to yourself. Talking about a masters yet you sound stupid. Who feels the need to capitalize the phrase “The United States is the only empire in the world which has no name of their own”. First of all ” the united states” is our own f-ing name. Second, the America’s was the name of the area before the colonization started. Regardless of what the f-ing native Americans called the land or what the vikings called it. The English and Europe chose a name and the stuck with it. Is that really the only thing you can hate about america? How our name isn’t our own? Dude for all your schooling it makes me wonder wth you were being taught in those classes. Did they really complain that america doesn’t have its own name? How pathetic is that. Enjoy the long peace america has provided for you. All those wars the world went through before 1945, be glad they don’t happen anymore. And another thing. Who calls america an empire? I mean really? You call yourself educated in history yet you cannot distinguish and empire from a democracy? America doesn’t imperialize scrublord. We didn’t annex Germany, France, mexico, Japan, Indonesia, China, Iraq, Vietnam, or Afghanistan. We don’t have an emperor. For someone “so smart” you would think correct terminology would be used and the absence of rash emotion like capitalizing whole sentences wouldn’t happen. Give me break.

        • Esteban Delgado Ríos

          What happens is that all those things you are pointing out were either inventions of immigrants which were created when they were in the States or wars in which the United States did not want to involve at first but then they reacted after being attacked. But if you want to know where do real inventions come from, then watch the Discovery Channel and the National Geographic channel and you will see that over 90% of the ideas developed in the United States originally came from China, India, Greece, Egypt, the Arabic countries and Rome.

          • Eric Blanton

            Using that bull**** logic we can conclude that all technologies were stolen from the original caveman who invented the wheel. Lol, you’re so pathetic. Try again.

          • Esteban Delgado Ríos

            Look who is talking now, the pathetic yankee who is unable to find the version of his pc’s software without having to call the IT team which happens to be either in Costa Rica, Philippines or India. And the funniest part is that computers are created in Costa Rica, then shipped to the United States to be labeled and finally sold for a price threescore times higher than it was when we made it. And here he comes to insult while using a computer built in Costa Rica just because he has no argument or example of anything worthy created in the United States to prove their worth. That is the Yankee way: insult every one, be a jerk and when a nation with nuclear weaponry tells them to sock it up initiate a war against them, depicting them as terrorists even if they were not interested in wasting time in a war with the bullies of the universe, the biggest terrorists ever. Why don’t you go find out who was the Unabomber, and then you can talk about terrorism and the “good things” that the United States has given to the world?

          • Eric Blanton

            One, what makes you think I cannot identify my PC software? I work at a company that sells super computers. Computers are made in Costa Rica…. Am I supposed to be offended or something? If our American companies use other country citizens for cheap labor that is not an insult to me. Try again. Two, it’s easy for us Americans to insult everyone when all you backwards thinking mongrels are always up to no good. Three, any country who war mongers like the Middle East poses a threat to world peace and so it is not incorrect to label them as terrorist. Fourth, if a country picks on smaller countries or other weaker countries to gain more power over them and also hates the people in those countries, then why should the U.S. wait until that country eventually gobbles up enough land to pose even a slight threat to us? We should and will invade when they are weak. Who cares if they didn’t want to go to war with us. The people who they invaded didn’t want to go to war with them, but according to you we should just let all that happen and be cowards like Russia? Here’s the thing, America rules the world and under our rule we have said that there will be world peace. Anytime a country violated that peace we have declared war on them except when Russia was invading the world. At that time we instead funded the afghans to fight back because that was the smartest way to defeat you. Your country has far more blood on its hands than most countries to include the U.S. You have no room to talk or judge. How many people died because Lenin established agricultural control and people starved? The Russian mafia is a result of Russian czars neglecting their own people and commuting genocide upon them. Why did east Germany want to go to west Germany? Because the Russians treat people like s***. Yeah keep talking all that bull****. You sound stupid. Call me a yank. Russia is just mad because the U.S. Doesn’t allow you to invade other countries. Everyone knows Russia wants to annex Eastern Europe and Asia Minor. You guys are a joke. Your population is dwindling and ours is growing. You have 145 million people and we have 320 million people. Our technology is state of the art and yours is from the 1980’s. We would defeat you easily. If we really wanted you gone you would be. If Russia was stronger than the U.S. You would have invaded us already because you guys are vile and warmongering.

          • Real American

            Whatever mojado. Learn some proper english or go post on a spanish blog. Oh and I’m native American not a mojado Latino immagrant. You are retarded. I’m actually a computer programmer too and a real american not the spawn of some immagrant Latino rapist.

        • Ryan Woytowich

          I am unbiased either way on this argument, but this comment ^ wins, haha. Other guy is trying waaay too hard to sound smart. If you talked like that in reality you’d be the dumbest person with a master’s I ever met. Nothing more narcissistic, pretentious, and needy than going into chat rooms to brag about your academic accolades. Grow up.

      • Dillon Wyatt

        Dude your a moron. If North America isn’t part of the Americas why is it called that? Ignorant spick douche!

      • slapnuts_69

        What, you’ve never heard of the country called “South Africa”? Or Austraia? And if the United States has given NOTHING GOOD to the world, I guess you would be happy if Hitler and Hirohito conquered the world back in the ’40’s, eh? Your opinion on this matter means less and less the more I think about it. Good day!

        • Esteban Delgado Ríos

          South Africa is SOUTH Africa, not just “Africa”, and Australia is a continent of its own, though the actual name of the continent is Oceania. They do not call themselves the only Africans, or the only Oceanics, they have a name of their own which does not undermine the legitimacy of the other nations to say that they are Africans or Oceanics. Besides, have you ever heard chinese people claiming to be the United States of Asia, or germans claiming to be the United States of Europe? But the United States of Yankeeland is just a small portion of a whole continent, which was not even considered in the moment that the continent was cartographed, yet you stole the name of the continent without even considering that there were more territories to the south, which did not belong to you, and you dare to claim to be “the Americans”, as if we were not Americans at all. But I have news for your ego: If you look at the map of America from Amerigo Vespucci, you’ll notice that all the territories he cartographed belonged to the Spanish crown and Portugal. Besides, you are the only ones who have been using the name of a whole continent as if it were your own. Brazil is “The United States of Brazil”, Mexico is “The United States of Mexico” and none of them claim to be the only americans. You, on the other hand, are so egocentric and hateful that you look down on anyone else and claim to be the only americans, when in fact you are not part of the territories which were named America by the Spanish crown.
          Regarding your ridiculous idea about the axis, nobody would ever be glad to see Hitler ruling the world, but you are not different from him. Hitler believed the white, blonde, blue-eyed germans were the superior ethnic; therefore, he wanted to exterminate everyone else. You, yankees, believe you are the center of the universe and everyone else is beneath you, that’s why you send the wrong idea to the world about Latinos being always either illiterate, drunken farmers in Mexico, or drug smugglers from Colombia. You depict all Africans as black people, living in the jungle and fighting lions for food. You depict all Europeans as either Germans, French or Russian. You look down on everyone, as if you were superior, and that was exactly the way that Hitler believed. Do you remember Ku-Kux-Klan? Do you recall the white-trash guy who entered in a church and killed everyone there just because they were black? Do you remember the Unabomber? They were not latinos, they were not africans, they were not indians, they were not europeans. They were all YANKEES, all of them white-trash, who believed they belonged to a superior ethnic and therefore all the rest had to die, because that is exactly the way Hitler believed and that is exactly the way you believe according to your posts, so you are not better than Hitler. For you, the only place in the world were you my ever find a modern city with up-to-the-year vehicles is in the U.S., but let me tell you what: If you ever got out of your couches and stopped watching so much crappy TV, and got to the nations you so much despise and abhor, you’d notice that all the way south from the Rio Grande there are cities worth taking a look at them, with good cars and big buildings, that the cities in Africa can rival with LA, Chicago or NY, that Europe is a lot more diverse than just three nations and in this moment Spain is one of the leading nations in green energies, that Australia is more than just outback and kangaroos, that New Zealand is not just beautiful scenery for medieval-like movies, that nations like Costa Rica are far more civilized than you, because we got rid of armies which devour the GIP of a nation and devoted that money to education, so we not only know about our nation and our history, but also about yours, and about the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Roman Empire, the Chinese Empire and so on, while you, with all your egocentric ideas, only care about knowing the very essentials about your nameless nation and go no further. Also, your opinions are worth less than fly’s poo to everyone around the world, do you know why? Because being the bullies of the world, everyone hates you! There is not a single nation in this world that wouldn’t want you guys disappear for good, since you are the #1 warmongers and the ones who ALWAYS step on everyone’s toes as if you were the owners of the world. Starting from Great Britain to the third world nations, we all believe that if you had remained only as the original thirteen colonies, you wouldn’t be as dangerous to the world as you are now. Your people goes everywhere without a pinch of respect for others belief, culture, language or anything. Who was it who killed Cecil, the lion? A yankee. Who owns the largest weaponry factory in the world? A yankee. Did you watch Avatar? Where did the bad alien invaders come from? They were not only earthlings, they were all from the U.S., all of them were terrorists from Yankeeland. Not a single american, not a single asian, not a single african, all Yankees. Remember Iron Man? Where did the bad guys get their weapons? Oh, yes, from a U.S.-based company! Now, back to real life, Trump claims that Americans and Philippines and Indians have taken Yankee jobs, but tell me something: If you are paid $25/hour to be a CS agent, would you agree to move to Costa Rica for a wage of $4,50/hour, or to Philippines to earn $3,75/hour, or to India for $2,25/hour? Why do you believe these companies moved overseas? Because they pay cheap, they can get in Costa Rica capable workforce, with college degrees, CCNA, CCNP, Java, C++, Microsoft and all other types of certifications, skilled in both English and Spanish, as well as Portuguese, German, Chinese, French and even Russian and, do they pay the same to us as they pay to you? NO!, they pay less than 1/5th for each of us, and they fire us for any kind of bullshit, while you may be rude to your customers, you may lie to them, you may even commit fraud and they will not fire you. Do you see now why everyone hates the U.S.? Does any company go to the U.S. to mine, to pollute water, to destroy the environment? NO! The companies that do all that COME FROM THE U.S.! Your people comes to America, goes to Europe, to Africa, to Australia, they go EVERYWHERE to destroy the environment for greed, but you feel so proud that they do so because they put high the flag of the U.S. and they take all the richness back to the U.S…. And which is the nation that threatens everyone else with embargoes and with the A-Bomb? THE U.S.! Your government threatens everyone but nobody threatens you, and don’t tell me to recall 9-11, cause that is a proven fact that George Bush knew it all from the beginning and there are clues that lead to the White House as the origin of the terrorist attack. Osama Bin-Laden was just a puppet, the White House and the CIA were the ones pulling the strings, everyone knows it. You are 0 ground when talking about terrorism, but you will not accept this fact because you are too proud and egocentric to accept it. So, if you are not willing to accept these facts, you are not worth wasting a single minute more. Deal with it, take your pride and put it you know where, because the U.S. is not part of America, you just stole the continent’s name just as you stole the territory from the natives. And don’t call on the Allies who fought in the Great War, cause they would be ashamed of what you have become, a den of terrorists, warmongers, queers, perverts and Satan’s worshipers. If they were alive, they would call a war against all of you to regain their heroic generation. If there are yankees I may say are worth admiring, would be President Lincoln (because he did not believe that anyone would be superior or worth to enslave anyone else as you do now) and Gral. Patton (because his inventiveness led to a faster way to win the war and he treated his colleagues in arms as worth as anyone else, regardless of their ethnicity or nationality). Your generation is not worth filling their shoes, you wear the same clothing as Hitler did, the clothes of despise, hatred, xenophobia… If you believe yourself to be different, accept the truth and tell others that calling yourselves “americans” and not everyone in the continent is just the same as being Hitler himself, and cease to excuse your pitty nameless empire for not having a name of its own and stealing the name of a whole continent.

          • slapnuts_69

            I see someone certainly likes to hear themselves talk. I mean, wow, methinks the Rios doth protest too much! ……….. Anyway, if you look at a map of Europe from Vespucci’s time, you’d say pretty much everyone was wrong in claiming where they are from. SO, do you deny that Australia is a country AND the name of the continent is on? So therefore, we are NOT the only ones claiming the name of a continent as our own. So you can shut your yap on that point you tried to make and failed miserably. Why do you not direct your anger at them for taking the name of their continent as part of who they are? Sheesh. The only one “hateful” and “looking down on” others is you. WHere does all this rage come from? You have quite the ego to make claims as to what I believe. You are wrong once again on this count. My point was that when you claimed the United States of Americas has never given anything to the world, you were of by about 180 degrees. We stopped Hitler from conquering the world. I could provide a lengthy list of contributions made by citizens of the United States of America, but I don’t ramble on as you do. You state things are proven facts which are, in reality, your opinions, and not proven at all. To go on debating with someone who is so full of themselves to believe their opinion is the only correct one and everyone else is wrong is pointless, just as your diatribe was pointless (that is, made no proven points whatsoever). I wish you well, and hope you seek counseling for that massive ego, inner rage and contempt for everything and everyone that disagrees with you, and the God complex you have.

          • Kreten

            I’m from europe living in US and I claim that you are 100% an idiot

      • Kreten

        Where you fail miserably is in thinking he only cartographed south america the undeveloped world, he actually cartographed parts of south, middle, north america along with some islands in between. But what would you know, you were too busy working the field instead of attending school

    • Esteban Delgado Ríos

      There is only one America, the one that Amerigo Vespucci cartographed, and I don’t care if you or anyone else feels offended by the truth, but the only Americans are us, the people from Latin America.

  • dreamcatcher

    If you’re going to be a jerk, pick ignorant or moron. American has nothing to do with it since there are ignorant people everywhere, as you so wonderfully have demonstrated.

    • Destiel

      I find it funny that a site speaking of a CreepyPasta has comments arguing about America itself. It’s also kind of sad that people who are clearly smart are reduced to squabbling like children because they can’t put their pride or egos or whatever it is that makes humans so headstrong away for two seconds. I mean, just imagining that people like you could change the world, and yet you’re all here, on some stupid internet site bickering about what America exactly is. Believe it or not, people call America home.

      • http://wafflesatnoon.com Waffles At Noon

        It is rather strange how far off topic this discussion went!

  • christine

    it’s offense not offence stupid, sorry.

  • enactogen

    they should make a movie out of this..

  • kellar

    All though this is meant to be by KGB officials and the gas was called nikolayev gas it never says the components of the gas and the people who ran the experiment so it has to be fake

    • John Baker

      Not to mention that no human could survive the injuries the prisoners allegedly inflicted on themselves.

  • WhatMoreCanISay

    I didn’t sleep for three days once. That combined with smoking weed caused me to have sleep paralysis with hallucinations. Scariest shyt I’ve ever experienced. My kids were out of state with my parents and I heard them clear as days yelling and laughing downstairs. Then I heard them running up the stairs. The footsteps got louder and louder as if they were really there. I was lying in bed with my eyes open but I couldn’t move. I was staring at the door scared as hell. I was thinking if I see my kids in the doorway I’m gonna have a heart attack. I heard them up until the doorway then fear snapped me out of it I guess. I went to sleep after that.

  • shaun jones

    it is most likely false but i have taken heavy doses of psychedelic drugs and speed over the course of 4 consecutive days and some of the things i saw were trippy and great at first but by day 3 to 4 i was hallucinating shapes and people that were not there, i barricaded myself into my apartment cos i could visualy see different entities that were lurking outside,i know this is weird but but i saw thundercat like people outside,heard noises that made no sense and that was just the tip of the iceberg,we dont know what these people were gassed with so after my experience after only 4 days i cant say what so called happened with the russian sleep deprivation is a lie,plus these 5 people were told they would be freed if they stayed awake for 30 days, big incentive, maybe self mutilation was the only way for them to stop themselves from sleeping and the gas they were given could have been some kind of anesthetic based psychedelic gass like angel dust that allowed them to do the things that they so called done

  • Subject #4

    I tried this experiment at my house. Before the sixth day, I was ripping out my organs and eating them like ice cream birthday cake. On day eight, I couldn’t stop pooping everywhere; It didn’t bother me rolling around and laughing in my own feces, and I was able to paint the walls of my concealment. Day ten, I gauged my eyeballs from the pockets of my face, they dangled from my face and kept going into my mouth as I tried to eat. The worst part was day fourteen; an appendage fell off my body, and it wasn’t my arms or legs. I’m perfectly fine now, just with a few body impairments.

    • Esteban Delgado Ríos

      Thanks for the sarcastic story, but you may want to catch up with some good sleep, hahaha…

    • Bobby Sprague

      It’s nice to know that you have a sense of humor but what would you do if this was real. We wouldn’t be able to find out without medical help. Our bodies usually shut down and we pass out after 3 days without sleep I believe.

      • Justin Douglas

        Clearly you’ve never used drugs. Your body will not shut down after 3 days and you will not pass out either until you stop using whatever drug you choose to use. Now you might wind up in a sort of vegetive state after a good week, but for every user its different. You do become quite paranoid after 4 or so days.

        • Katie Bertinet

          Yes, if you’ve ever been/know any serious meth addicts, they stay up for weeks and I’m not joking, weeks at a time. They talk to what they call “shadow people” and are extremely curious/scary to watch. At least with meth, after 3-4 days without sleep (depending on the person, body weight, how much meth they are used to using) the mind started to hallucinate. This is not an effect of the drug, but rather sleep deprivation. And if you continue, it just gets worse and worse. You start picking your skin, hallucinating things in/on your body…paranoia, thinking you’re constantly seeing things out of the corner of your eyes, can’t sit/lay still, constantly moving around, often cleaning/organizing. I literally was in a room with one and they asked a question and I turned around and answered, and they replied, I wasn’t talking to you. No one else was in the room. Even though this is fake, I believe something quite similar could very possibly happen, over more time than just 2 weeks though… But overall, the story was very interesting.

  • Harley Camron

    I died when I listed to this ( I saw it on youtube at 10:00 in the night ). I didn’t sleep the whole rest of the night, and didn’t take a shower because I was afraid the last creepy guy would pop out of the drain and chomp my foot. I know, stupid but I have been paranoid all my 11 years. It is the biggest relief ever to know this is fake. I could hear all night long as I ” slept ” the one dudes voice in the corner of my room from where strange noises emerge at all hours of the night, the loudest being in demon hour, 3:00 in the am hours.

  • Izz

    I knew it! I already noticed that the picture was fake and the story contains alot of failures. Beside of this, the experiments with the dog were real.

  • piti

    And again since i don’t know how to edit:
    It is even written on the top of the Page.

  • piti

    It is clearly stated on several pages that this IS fiction.

  • Franklin S.

    It was real you are crazy. You will live you life thinking that a bad date in time is really a fictional story!!!!

  • Jon Smith

    I don’t believe the story is real personally but if you are going to try and convince others you should show some kind of evidence. All you have is your opinion, the article, and the name of a website that posted it. Who is to say if the story was true and posted by the site because it was similar to other stories they post.

  • piti

    Besidse from being a fictional story it has realy some realism in it. Maybe not the parts with organs and veins stripped out, but the part with the things the test objects said.
    Many of the stuff could be caused through psychosis or stuff like that.
    The sleep depression would do that to people. Or even the Gas, from we dont know anything. The test objects seem to be addicted to it in that story and if this gas does that it implies that it is psychoactive and people can get addicted to it and also it would be realistic if it leads to psychosis because nearly every drug in high doses can do that.
    I saw the video on Youtube and because i didnt know that this is defacto a nicely written horror tale i asked myself if that could be true till the organ part. 😀
    And for the posts about filmstory;
    I could imagine a nice Zombitale out of that. 😀

  • lorenzo

    i really do beleave this story, it kind of sounds like there trying to cover it up …… but that is my opinion :/

    • Graves

      No, you’re just a gullible moron.

      • John Baker

        I admire a man who tells it like it is. :-)

        This story is impossible on the face of it. The horrific injuries the prisoners are described as having inflicted on themselves would simply not be survivable.

  • Tommy

    I really can’t believe this obvious glass. I am a life long insmoniac and had terrible bouts of sleeplessnes of and on all my life and I believe it had a huge impact on my personality and my difficulties in school. However,in October of 2000 I.suddenly stopped sleeping at all.Absolutely unable to fall.asleep.even for a few minutes.I tried everything I could,sleep aids, alcohol, meditation, herbs,such as chamomile,valerian,lavender.Nothing worked at all.I was awake five.days before I started having some psychological difficulties. Agitation,aural and visual disturbances.As another couple of of days passsed things got worse, I slipped intoa psychotic state of mind,I was completely unable.to make sense of my environment. Ultimately I went for twelve days no sleep whatsoever. On the twelfth day.I began having seizures and breaking into ice cold sweats. This is when I finally was taken to the local hospital. Although I had been deprived of sleep for twelve days I didn’t experience anything like the alleged soviet experiment. Ultimately my condition was diagnosed as Hashimotos syndrome and now I take a thyroid pill and have had to take a daily anti anxiety me in order to sleep

    • Mike Transkey

      Dude just let him have his fun with telling people lies. How do you feel about this hoax?

      • Ditte Maria Mikkelsen

        To be fair, there’s a difference between “intentionally staying awake without any use of substances” and a condition where you CAN’T sleep, which is essentially as if you had taken some chemical..
        You can hardly compare the two things. :)

    • piti

      Btw since i dont know how to edit:
      I don’t necessarily think that you are lying about your sleep problem and hope you’ll find a good solution to it. But i just can’t stand the twelve days part.^^

    • Metuha

      The world record is 18 days, recorded in 1977. Randy Gardner was the longest to remain awake under an experiment with no chemicals.
      He may not be lying at all.

      • Charmeine

        I too suffer from insomnia and sleep paralysis and wondered if this story was true. I believe the government does to a lot of experiments like this – that we will never know about. The longest I went without an inch of sleep was five days. That month, I maybe had 15-20 hours for the entire month. It does play with your mind. I too was going through severe medical issues, tests, and we tried everything from pills, melatonin to help with the sleep. I still struggle with insomnia but have never had it last longer than a few days at a time. I was seeing things by the end of the first week.

  • Sharon love

    This story horrified me to my soul & the pic with the creepy ass mask on, was crazy creepy & glad to know this is fiction!!! I think this should be made into a movie!! It would be one of the scariest movies ever!!

  • Lily

    THANK YOU! 😀 my older brother is a prick he asked me to listed to the story on youtube and I’ve been looking over my shoulder for days. Such a weight of my mind.

    • chrissy

      I know I am horrified here. Thank heavens for this truth brought to life.

  • Kayla

    Thank goodness for that! It’s one of the most horrifying things I have ever read, and I’ve read pretty extensively on WWII concentration camp events!

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