Creepypasta #993: I Was An Astronaut, And I Experienced Something Terrifying
In our childhood
years, many of us fantasize about being astronauts. There’s just something so
compelling – so exciting, romantic – about the idea of taking a voyage into
that great black beyond, conquering the stars and the unknowns of our humble
little galaxy for the good of mankind.
And, of course, zapping a few little green men along the
However, few of us will ever fulfil these whimsical dreams.
Being an astronaut – an emissary of the cosmos – takes more than just the
ability to hold down your lunch after a turbulent take off. It’s incredibly
hard work, all physics and chemistry and a good dose of good old fashioned
Very few make the cut.
But, for this, you should be thankful.
You see, I was an astronaut, and I don’t think I’ll ever be
right again. Every night the terrifying memories come back to flay me alive in
my sleep. I wake up cold, drenched in my own sweat and tears, and lacking a breath
in my lungs.
All because of that one night.
It started out perfectly normal, or as normal as it gets
when squirting out a blob of toothpaste is harder than winning the Olympic
relay. My companion, and fellow space farer, Robert, had gone to bed much earlier
than me, complaining of an uneasy stomach following the consumption of another
of our… less than savoury rations.
“Just make sure you don’t shit yourself, Bob,” I had
playfully chided. “You know how much work that’d be to clean up.”
Being sick in low gravity is an unpleasant experience, as I
can personally assure you, so my sympathies were with Robert. However, as the
evening drew on, and I got sick of losing to the on-board chess A.I. over and
over again, I grew painfully bored.
One of my favourite past times involved
slowly taking off my shoes, watching as the stringy laces were enveloped by the
snare of zero gravity, and drifted upwards towards the ceiling of the cabin.
Sure, it was childish, but don’t judge me for it if you haven’t tried it for yourself.
Even the smallest things can amuse you in such a lonesome and otherworldly
As I watched my rubber soles take off like a shuttle above
my head, that was when I heard it. Faintly at first, but unmistakable in the
complete silence of the cabin.
It was coming from one of the radios built-in to our
For a moment I just sat there, mesmerised. Likely, it was
nothing. We were in space, surrounded by hundreds of satellites broadcasting
multitudes of information. It was hardly out of the question that we were
picking up a stray signal.
And yet, my gut told me it was something more.
I got up out of my seat, floating across the corridor until
I reached the locker for our spacesuits. The static grew louder when I reached
for my helmet, so I knew which one of our radios needed a tune-up. I picked up
the helmet and reached inside for the radio.
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