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Borrasca is a creepypasta by Rebecca Klingel (aka C.K. Walker), first published to Reddit's /r/nosleep subreddit in July 2015. The story is about a boy who moves to the town of Drisking, which is rumored to have creatures known as "skinned men" in the forest. Sam's sister Whitney goes missing along with numerous other women in the town. Five years after her disappearance, Sam and his friends decide to find the reason for the disappearances. The story won /r/nosleep's "Scariest Story of 2015" award and became one of the most popular creepypastas in the following years. In May 2020, a podcast adaptation of the story produced by Cole Sprouse began, causing a subsequent resurgence of interest in Borrasca.


Between July 21st and 24th, 2015, Redditor The_Dalek_Emperor posted four parts of a story titled Borrasca to /r/nosleep,[1][2][3][4] garnering over 15,000 upvotes collectively across the posts in eight years. The full story was later posted to the author's, Rebecca Klingel (aka C.K. Walker), website.[5]

In the story, a boy named Sam, his sister and his family move to the mountain town of Drisking. He makes some friends and they all hear a grinding noise coming from the forest one night while drinking. Sam asks what it is and one friend tells him it's "Borrasca," which she says is a place in the woods "where bad things happen" and "skinned men" live. One day, Sam's sister goes missing and the kids start to wonder if the skinned men got her. More women in the town go missing. The adults in the town brush off the disappearances, thinking Sam's sister ran away with her old boyfriend. Years after his sister goes missing, Sam and his friends try to solve the disappearances.

They learn that the town's people are largely unable to have babies, likely due to residue from the now-depleted mines leaking into the water. The Prescott family and the sheriff have been stealing and impregnating girls who come from outside of the town in a depleted iron mine known as Borrasca and selling the children to wealthy couples. They put the women who grow too old to deliver "profitable babies" into a woodchipper-like machine used to refine ore, which is the screaming sound that the kids heard in the woods from time to time.

On November 13th, 2015, YouTuber[6] MrCreepyPasta posted a video reading the entire creepypasta, garnering over 1.1 million views in eight years (shown below).


The story became notably popularized over the following years, inspiring fan art (examples from DeviantArt[7][8] shown below) and other content, as well as reactions and readings online.

On May 25th, 2020, the first episode of a podcast adaptation of the story, produced and narrated by actor Cole Sprouse, was uploaded online. Episode one gained over 78,000 views on the QCODE YouTube[9] channel in three years (shown below, left). On November 20th, 2021, YouTuber[10] ODDity then posted an animation based on the story, garnering over 22,000 views in two years (shown below, right).

On February 26th, 2023, YouTuber and TikToker[11] @wendigoonshut posted a video in which he describes the story, calling it the scariest creepypasta he's ever read, garnering over 1.4 million views in a week (shown below).

@wendigoonshut The SCARIEST Creepypasta I’ve Ever Read.. #wendigoon #wendigoonclips #fyp #fypシ #fypage #iceberg #creepypastas #creepystories #creepypastafandom #creepypasta #scarystories #scarytiktoks #horrortok #horror #borrasca ♬ 1 second count / when button pressed / time signal 23(1117365) – QUESS

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[1] Reddit – The_Dalek_Emperor

[2] Reddit – The_Dalek_Emperor

[3] Reddit – The_Dalek_Emperor

[4] Reddit – The_Dalek_Emperor

[5] CK-Walker – Borrasca

[6] YouTube – mrcreepypasta

[7] DeviantArt – TheCarmiBug

[8] DeviantArt – SabuDN

[9] YouTube – QCODE

[10] YouTube – ODDity

[11] TikTok – wendigoonshut

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