Repleh Snatas: The Haunted Website
The Legend of Repleh Snatas. Photo: HauntedAuckland
replehsnatas.com is reportedly a haunted website and urban legend with a dark and dangerous reputation.
The Legend of Repleh Snatas
According to the legend of Repleh Snatas was a baby girl born during the 18th century. Repleh was born with a very prominent red birthmark on her forehead.
Repleh’s parents were very religious and feared that the mark meant that she was a child of the devil. Because of this they trapped her in one room and subjected her to years of torture and inhumane treatment.
The legend states that the room she was in was filled with mirrors. Repleh’s parents believed that if she was to look into any of the mirrors they would break and she would be reclaimed by Satan. Of course Repleh’s name spelt backwards is Satan’s Helper.
Summoning Repleh Snatas
Apparently, Repleh Snatas can be summoned by writing ‘Repleh Snatas’ backwards on a mirror 6 times under the light of a candle. When you are finished blow the candle out and the mirror will crack. If you relight the candle you will see a little girl, with a red mark on her face, standing in the mirror. If you turn around she will bring you to hell with her.
If you close your eyes when blowing out the candle Repleh will disappear without harming you.
In another version of the legend you can summon Repleh Snatas using the website: www.replehsnatas.com.
Apparently if you type your name and email address into the website she will reply to your email, telling you to come back at midnight to ‘play’.
If you view the website at midnight text and images are said to appear that tell the story of Repleh Snatas.
If you type in the name of someone who has wronged you Repleh will exact revenge for you. In exchange for her services Repleh Snatas will visit you every night in your dreams until you die.
Several warnings have appeared online about this sooky website though no one has been harmed by it to our knowledge.
Investigation into replehsnatas.com
replehsnatas.com in the wayback machine
replehsnatas.com seems to no longer be operational unfortunately. We managed to pull up some previous versions of it using the Wayback Machine. The website only displayed a blank page with the title tag “lets-play-a-game”. At some point in 2014 the title tag changed to “inmemoryof”.
Further googling revealed a connected Facebook account called Repleh Snatas that encouraged people to visit the website in 2017. According to the comments on the Facebook page the website only seemed to work at midnight.
We also managed to find a video of someone interacting with the replehsnatas.com while it was still working.
Someone having a go at using the repleh snatas website when it was operational.
Strangely enough while writing this article the noise of disembodied footsteps echoed through the room. Maybe just a coincidence?
It seems to us that replehsnatas.com was probably just a developer having a bit of fun trying to scare people. But you never know…
Did you manage to see Repleh Snatas when it was live? Let us know in the comments.
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Fofao: The Killer Doll
The creepy Fofao dolls did in fact contain a sharp spike within to support the doll’s head. Photo: Latin Folktales
An urban legend spread throughout Latin America in the late 1980s telling of a knife being hidden in Fofao dolls. It turns out it was somewhat based in reality.
Who was Fofão?
The rather spooky looking character of Fofao. Photo: Wikipedia
Orival Pessini was tasked by TV Globo director, José Bonifácio de Oliveira Sobrinho , to create a child character for the upcoming program Balão Mágico. As any character that was created would go on air, Orival was unsure of what to create, having no prior experience with children.
After contemplating various possibilities such as a dog, pig, clown, teddy bear, extraterrestrial, or human, Orival decided to combine all the ideas, resulting in the creation of Fofão.
Orival was also inspired by Steven Spielberg’s E.T, which he described as being unattractive but possessing a great heart and charisma. Therefore, he aimed to create a similar character in Fofão.
In 1983, the character Fofão made its first appearance on the morning children’s television program, Balão Mágico, as a supporting character to the children’s musical group.
Despite its minor role, the character quickly gained popularity, eventually becoming an iconic figure in Brazilian media during the 1980s. This was largely due to the high sales of a plush toy based on the character.
In 1986, following the end of the original program, Fofão was given its own solo show called TV Fofão, which aired on Rede Bandeirantes until 1989, with a brief return between 1994-1996. The character made its final TV appearance in 1998 on the CNT Gazeta channel.
During the early 1980s, he gained immense popularity among Brazilian children and became a sensation. The character had its own TV show, released albums, dolls, and various other licensed products.
The Legend of the killer Fofao dolls
A video telling the story of the creepy Fofao dolls
After Fofao’s meteoric rise to fame the Fofao dolls sold in huge numbers. Not long afterwards rumors began to spread about the dolls having a knife concealed inside them.
According to the legend, Fofao dolls were cursed and would come to life in the middle of the night. The doll’s head would then separate from its body revealing a large knife. The Fofao doll would then repeatedly stab the child sleeping peacefully next to them.
After the story of the cursed Fofao doll became widely known, many people reportedly burned their own Fofao dolls out of fear. The story has since become a popular urban legend throughout Latin America.
Spookily, the Fofao doll legend wasn’t completely made up. When the head of the doll was removed a large, sharp plastic spike was revealed. This was used as a structural support to help the doll to sit up on its own.
Did you hear the legend of the Fofao dolls when you were growing up? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Demon Cat of D.C
A possible Demon Cat peering over a fence in Washington D.C. Photo: Wikipedia
Several people have reported seeing a large cat lurking around the US Government buildings in Washington D.C. Some say the cat appears as a warning before significant events.
The Legend of the Demon Cat of D.C
In the mid-1800s, cats were introduced into the underground tunnels of the United States Capitol Building with the purpose of exterminating rats and mice.
The story of the Demon Cat began during this time, with the belief that it was one of these feline workers whose spirit remained in the basement crypt after its passing.
The crypt, which was meant to be a final resting place for President George Washington, is said to be the Demon Cat’s favourite hangout.
As per a Washington Post article from 1898, the Demon Cat initially appears to be a regular-sized housecat but quickly expands to the size of an elephant, causing fear in the observer’s eyes.
In a 1935 Washington Post article, a witness described the Demon Cat’s eyes as glowing with the same intensity and fierceness as the headlights of a fire engine.
In addition to the Capitol Building, the legend extends to the White House. According to the tale, when the Demon Cat is seen on the Ground Floor of the White House (previously known as the basement), it means that a huge tragedy is about to unfold.
The Demon Cat’s notoriety is largely attributed to a collection of cat paw prints that can be found on the concrete floor of the Small Senate Rotunda, located near the entrance to the Old Supreme Court Chamber.
While the Architect of the Capitol asserts that these paw prints belong to the rat-catching cats that once inhabited the building, proponents of the Demon Cat legend contest this claim.
According to them, the paw prints only materialized after the rotunda was almost obliterated by an explosion in 1898, which they attribute to the vindictive cat, although official records attribute the blast to a gas explosion. (Who is to say the cat didn’t cause the gas explosion).
These believers also allege that the initials “D.C.” etched into the same floor stand for “Demon Cat”.
Sightings of the Demon Cat of D.C
One of the cats that lurked in the basement of the Capitol Building
The first recorded sighting of the Demon Cat was in the United States Capitol in 1862 when it appeared in the basement, which was then used as a bakery to feed soldiers during the Civil War.
The cat was seen multiple times in the basement, and a guard supposedly fired a gun at it, causing it to vanish.
Since then, the Demon Cat has been spotted most frequently in the Capitol Building’s basement. While some describe it as a tabby, others claim it to be black.
A White House guard claimed to have witnessed the Demon Cat before the 1929 stock market crash, while another night watchman spotted it prior to John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
Even though no firsthand source confirms the Demon Cat’s sightings at the White House, the feline ghost is occasionally included among the “most renowned” spirits of the Executive Mansion.
Possible Explanations for the Demon Cat of D.C
A video about the Demon Cat of D.C
The legend of the Demon Cat of D.C is thought to have originated from a guardsman at the United States Capitol who had possibly consumed too much alcohol during a long night shift, as per public historian Steve Livengood from the United States Capitol Historical Society.
Livengood speculates that upon waking up from a nap, the guardsman saw a basement cat that appeared larger than life due to his lying down position, and this experience might have perpetuated the story of the Demon Cat.
Such oral ghost stories are commonplace, particularly among those who worked graveyard shifts in the Capitol and White House, and the Demon Cat legend aligns with the traditional perception of cats as mystical creatures with the power to bring misfortune.
In addition to this, cats are often associated with nefarious activities and witchcraft. As a result, the Demon Cat tale is probably an amalgamation of history, imaginative narration, and widely held beliefs, making it one of the most renowned ghost stories in the nation’s capital.
Have you ever seen the Demon Cat of D.C? Let us know in the comments.
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