Ichor Falls

Candle Cove

by on Mar.15, 2009, under By Kris Straub

NetNostalgia Forum – Television (local)

Subject: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

Does anyone remember this kid’s show? It was called Candle Cove and I must have been 6 or 7. I never found reference to it anywhere so I think it was on a local station around 1971 or 1972. I lived in Ironton at the time. I don’t remember which station, but I do remember it was on at a weird time, like 4:00 PM.

Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

it seems really familiar to me…..i grew up outside of ashland and was 9 yrs old in 72. candle cove…was it about pirates? i remember a pirate marionete at the mouth of a cave talking to a little girl

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
YES! Okay I’m not crazy! I remember Pirate Percy. I was always kind of scared of him. He looked like he was built from parts of other dolls, real low-budget. His head was an old porcelain baby doll, looked like an antique that didn’t belong on the body. I don’t remember what station this was! I don’t think it was WTSF though.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Sorry to ressurect this old thread but I know exactly what show you mean, Skyshale. I think Candle Cove ran for only a couple months in ’71, not ’72. I was 12 and I watched it a few times with my brother. It was channel 58, whatever station that was. My mom would let me switch to it after the news. Let me see what I remember.

It took place in Candle cove, and it was about a little girl who imagined herself to be friends with pirates. The pirate ship was called the Laughingstock, and Pirate Percy wasn’t a very good pirate because he got scared too easily. And there was calliope music constantly playing. Don’t remember the girl’s name. Janice or Jade or something. Think it was Janice.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Thank you Jaren!!! Memories flooded back when you mentioned the Laughingstock and channel 58. I remember the bow of the ship was a wooden smiling face, with the lower jaw submerged. It looked like it was swallowing the sea and it had that awful Ed Wynn voice and laugh. I especially remember how jarring it was when they switched from the wooden/plastic model, to the foam puppet version of the head that talked.

Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

ha ha i remember now too. ;) do you remember this part skyshale: “you have…to go…INSIDE.”

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Ugh mike, I got a chill reading that. Yes I remember. That’s what the ship always told Percy when there was a spooky place he had to go in, like a cave or a dark room where the treasure was. And the camera would push in on Laughingstock’s face with each pause. YOU HAVE… TO GO… INSIDE. With his two eyes askew and that flopping foam jaw and the fishing line that opened and closed it. Ugh. It just looked so cheap and awful.

You guys remember the villain? He had a face that was just a handlebar mustache above really tall, narrow teeth.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i honestly, honestly thought the villain was pirate percy. i was about 5 when this show was on. nightmare fuel.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
That wasn’t the villain, the puppet with the mustache. That was the villain’s sidekick, Horace Horrible. He had a monocle too, but it was on top of the mustache. I used to think that meant he had only one eye.

But yeah, the villain was another marionette. The Skin-Taker. I can’t believe what they let us watch back then.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
jesus h. christ, the skin taker. what kind of a kids show were we watching? i seriously could not look at the screen when the skin taker showed up. he just descended out of nowhere on his strings, just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. christ almighty.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Wasn’t his top hat and cloak all sewn up crazily? Was that supposed to be children’s skin??

Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

yeah i think so. rememer his mouth didn’t open and close, his jaw just slid back and foth. i remember the little girl said “why does your mouth move like that” and the skin-taker didn’t look at the girl but at the camera and said “TO GRIND YOUR SKIN”

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
I’m so relieved that other people remember this terrible show!

There certainly was a time where I used to smoke on a really great bong I got from this shop - seriously, this was a bubbler of pleasure. I used to smoke all day with this water pipe, with absolutely no issues. Anyway, I used to have this awful memory, a bad dream I had where the opening jingle ended, the show faded in from black, and all the characters were there, but the camera was just cutting to each of their faces, and they were just screaming, and the puppets and marionettes were flailing spastically, and just all screaming, screaming. The girl was just moaning and crying like she had been through hours of this. I woke up many times from that nightmare. I used to wet the bed when I had it.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
i don’t think that was a dream. i remember that. i remember that was an episode.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
No no no, not possible. There was no plot or anything, I mean literally just standing in place crying and screaming for the whole show.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
maybe i’m manufacturing the memory because you said that, but i swear to god i remember seeing what you described. they just screamed.

Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?
Oh God. Yes. The little girl, Janice, I remember seeing her shake. And the Skin-Taker screaming through his gnashing teeth, his jaw careening so wildly I thought it would come off its wire hinges. I turned it off and it was the last time I watched. I ran to tell my brother and we didn’t have the courage to turn it back on.

Subject: Re: Candle Cove local kid’s show?

i visited my mom today at the nursing home. i asked her about when i was littel in the early 70s, when i was 8 or 9 and if she remebered a kid’s show, candle cove. she said she was suprised i could remember that and i asked why, and she said “because i used to think it was so strange that you said ‘i’m gona go watch candle cove now mom’ and then you would tune the tv to static and juts watch dead air for 30 minutes. you had a big imagination with your little pirate show.”


Author’s note: Candle Cove is a work of fiction that first appeared online at this site on March 15, 2009. There was no Candle Cove television show in West Virginia or anywhere else for that matter. Read my interview on writing Candle Cove here, or my thoughts on the story here.

Candle Cove is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.ichorfalls.com.

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139 comments for this entry:
  1. ilitchev

    Good to see you writing again Kris!

    And I love how the last forum post really turned it all around, amazing twist. When I was a kid I was always afraid that there were things only kids could see and that adults couldn’t, so that we were left completely defenseless. This is exactly like that.

  2. Tim Tylor

    Neat. I was a kid about the same time as those guys, and there must be any number of half-remembered shows lurking in my head. Some of them were more than a little odd.

  3. Scarper

    My God, that last bit actually gave me shivers. I was trying to work out what the twist was going to be all the way through, never saw it coming. Haven’t felt like that from a story in a while, amazing work. And such an original medium too! Great to see ichor falls back online, it was all messed up last month for me

  4. MurderousTotoro


  5. 3 Fingered Jack

    I started reading this without realizing it was a story. An excellent freak-out that had me reviewing the horrible creepy shows of my youth.

  6. Xavier Brentwood

    I had something like this happen when I tried to convince people “Pirates of Darkwater” was a real show. Nightmare fuel, indeed.

    I caught half a minute of it on Cartoon Network years later and called all my friends to prove it wasn’t made-up.


    Good to see Ichor Falls back on the map.

  7. greg

    Good stuff. This one kinda got me–while normally I just go by the light of my monitor at night I confess I had to leave my lamp on for a couple of hours after reading this.

  8. JP Raadt

    I completely agree with Scarper. I think half of what what made this an excellent scary story is all the places it made my mind race to when I was trying to figure out the twist. I was so busy switching from nightmare-scenario to nightmare-scenario, that I didn’t see the end coming a mile away. Very good!

    I’m glad Ichor Falls has returned!

  9. Tom


    oh man, this brings back memories of old episodes of ren and stimpy, that show was really freaky sometimes….

  10. Toasty

    Very nice, I imagine it was hard to provide the level of description necessary to make it creepy while still making these seem like they could be legitimate forum posts. That touch about the calliope music was nice – it makes everything creepier. Just imagining a bunch of low budget puppets screaming for hours with calliope music in the background makes for a creepy-ass image.

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  12. Daniel

    See, I’m only 23. But what creeped me out was that I recognized those towns mentioned in the first few posts. Ironton is across the river… and I’m about 20 minutes from Ashland.

    Chills, man. fuckin’ chills.

  13. WiseIdiot

    Christ…now images of what they saw are flickering through my head. Disfigured dolls screaming and flailing around…blood coming out of their eyes (I know there wasn’t any blood, but my mind enhances things). Oh god, it’s horrible, I don’t think I’m sleeping tonight.

  14. Justin

    @ Xavier

    Pirates of Darkwater is real, I have a comic of it right beside me.

  15. Hotaru

    Excellent creepypasta.

    @ Xavier Brentwood- I know what you mean, this story brought it back for me too. I’m 23 and I had the same issue in high school. Nobody would believe me but it was such a wonderful and original show!

    No DVD or VHS to speak of either, but I swear there was even a SNES game for it. Gotta find those episodes…

  16. Warwolt

    AMAZINGLY written! I really enjoyed this one, I’ve read a lot of creepy shorts but this one really did do the job with the plot twist. Also, an amazing built up towards the end. It got creepier and creepier

  17. Private Dick Johnson

    I came.

  18. Snuff

    Egads, that scared me quite a bit. Mostly just because skeletons and puppets with parts that don’t belong to them scare me…it brought back memories of “Gulla Gulla Island” for some reason. o-o

  19. Julia Rios

    This story just gave me goosebumps. Literally.

  20. Zed Lopez

    This is reminiscent of Howard Waldrop’s Mr. Goober’s Show.

  21. Maddi

    Hooooly motherfucking shit mans. This story would not be so creepy if I couldn’t relate to it… anybody heard of the TV show Mulligrubs?

  22. Lilliputian

    Mulligrubs? That was on Australian tv. I remember every time that show came on I would hide under the table. That creepy face still gives me nightmares.

  23. HorrorLover

    Easily one of the best and most unique horror stories I’ve ever read. I was directed to Ichor Falls from another short, horror stories website, but let me tell you, your stories are extremely high quality.

    I’ve literally spent the time just going through your website and reading all the stories that caught my attention, but this one, in my opinion, is the most memorable.

  24. olololololol

    I remember Mulligrubs, that shit was worse then SUM PINK ELAPHANTS!!!

  25. Taylor


    I mean, seriously. I saw the video based off of this, and my friend sent me the link here, and now it all makes sense, and goddamn, I’m going to have nightmares now. Awesome job.

  26. PK

    The scariest part for e is that I remember watching shows on the UHF channels that no one remembered…

  27. SkinTaker

    I wasn’t sure if anyone here is aware, or maybe one of you was responsible for this, but here you go:


  28. Hendetta

    This really hits home for me. Often I have wondered about the TV shows that I barely remember from when I was a kid, so this story is pretty creepy.

  29. Dylan

    Going under the assumption that the “65″ in “mike_painter65′s” user name is a reference to his year-of-birth, wouldn’t he have been 6, not 9 as he claims, when “Candle Cove” aired?

  30. Dylan

    I found the video funny, for some reason. Perhaps it’s because I had read the story before watching the video and knew what to expect. It wasn’t really the imagery of the video so much as the audio that I found amusing.

  31. PB's Boys

    I’m so scared.

  32. Ralphomon


    I came to read this after seeing the ‘candle cove revisited’ post. Now I’m too scared to watch the youtube video.

  33. Beka

    Oh god, that is terrifying, and reminds me of SO MUCH of my early childhood – shows and films and people that I swear to god existed, but my parents insist never did.


  34. Henry

    The video is blank, and I think this whole prank has gone a bit to far. I’m emailing the site creator to get this thread immediately. Peoples lives can be ruined by this sort of trouble making.

  35. zombieninja

    I’m fourteen and I still have very horrible nightmares, the nightmare in this reminded me of one I’ve had since my Dad and brother died. It’s like everyone screaming but just standing there with their mouths open, suddenly this black smoke stuff rolls down a hill toward me. It scares the crap outta me!

  36. Oni

    super cool story bro!

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  39. jinxtigr

    Hot damn, you’re good, Straub. I thought I’d googled into a real thread and was reading through looking for where it referenced the website… I bought it hook, line and sinker right up to the final reveal where I saw the REAL comments thread and realised I’d been reading a fictional one. This is GREAT stuff.

  40. tlf

    Hey, I hope you don’t mind if I did a reading of this for a little creepypasta archiving project I’m rekindling.


    I enjoyed this story a lot.

  41. slinkyfish

    what is with that jojacob666 guy?

    all his videos have weird references and they’re so….. freaking… creepy.


    this was amazing though.

  42. Imogen

    This is really, really good.

    And Henry– that would have worked better if you’d left it after the first sentence. But B+ for effort

  43. o

    Wow, this story gave me goosebumps. It made me remember (not making this up) when I was 7-8, I would watch static on the TV and pretend there were hidden messages from ‘aliens’ in the pattern (I was really into aliens at the time.)

  44. Luke

    okay, ive been checking this Candle Cove thing out and i heard that it was also a short story.

  45. Akai

    Wow! Y’know, stories like these make me think. There are so many shows I remember seeing as a kid that no one knows what I’m talking about now. And when I try to describe them, they just sound creepy and weird, but when I was a kid it was just, I dunno, enjoyable. There have been a lot of unbeleivably weird and creepy kids shows over the ages. Some of them get popular, some of them fall of the radious pretty quick. And it’s bad for people like me who remember them when others don’t. I just hope to god that the stuff I remember is actually real…

  46. Sarina Niksich

    You have a good site. Looks like you have put in a bunch of work on it. Here is one of my favorite sites. Flameless Candle Warmer

  47. Katie

    HOLY SHIT. My friend was trying to watch the “First episode” thing on YT and got all sick and shit because of it. Power of persuasion. I better link this to him so he knows that it was all a story XD

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  51. LawleyPop

    Oh. Wow. I am soo not sleeping tonight!

    Is it bad that this happened to me, but I was watching a film? None of my friends remember it. And they all have the same tastes as me…

  52. WilStrong

    I originally heard this on the RPPR (role playing public radio) pod cast at 11pm making a hard burn for Bozeman MT for spring skiing. Reading the original post makes this just that much better. Very well done.

  53. Wade

    This is one of my favorite short stories ever! Gives me the creeps every time.

  54. squilo

    guys i asked my stepmom about candle cove. (she was born in the late 70′s) and she said that she vaguely remembers watching a funny little cartoon with a boat and a skeleton man. she also said that she couldnt remember the name, and the episodes were never very long. ;___; oh my god.

  55. otss

    i have actually done that before, watched straight static and made up the shows in my head, when i was little.
    and, my friend claims to remember this show [vaguely, and not by name]..

  56. Yermom

    I’m not kidding but the way it was described regarding the show, it seems so familiar.

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  58. Amber

    It was a real show. The reason some people could only see static was that it was made so that you had to be dominant in a certain eye to be able to see it. I don’t know how or anything, but I don’t really want to. I’m too scared to try and watch any episodes on youtube, but you can possibly find out more about it here: http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=Candle+Cove#/d2l0cel

  59. Allen Lyne

    I was in Mulligrubs for awhile. I was a story-writer and storyteller on the program. It was a great fun program to be involved in.
    I’m sorry the face scared some people. The woman that played the part was a lovely person.

  60. Ello

    I told my mom a few days ago about Candle Cove. She’s not at ALL an internet person, and she grew up around the time the show was supposed to be on. Though I told her right away it was a creepy story and not a real show, when I had mentioned Horace Horrible to her, she suddenly got this serious look on her face and said “What did he look like?” I said it was just a puppet with a giant handlebar mustache, tall narrow smile, and a monocle. She looked at me again and said “Are you SURE this wasn’t a real show?” I kinda got spooked, and thought she was kidding but said, “yeah, why?” She then told me something that STILL gives me chills. She looked right at me and said “I remember Horace Horrible…”

  61. blackbird

    I think the thing that makes this so frightening is that everyone can relate to rembering a book or story so faintly and so obscurly that no-one around them remembers.
    For instance, as a child in the early ninties, I remember bits and pieces of some low-budget show I watched on YTV. The only thing I can remember about it is that there was one episode where a female character went nuts and replaced her head with a red telephone reciever, or at least I think that’s what happened? and I know for sure that their was a sock-monster in the show.

  62. blackbird

    I think the thing that makes this scary is that everyone can relate to remembering something as a child that no one else seems to recall.
    For instance, as a child I watched a really obscure show on YTV. The only thing I can really remember about it was there was a sock monster in the show. And in one episode I think a female character went nuts and replaced her head with a red telephone. Or so I think but I’m not sure, none of my friends has ever heard of it.

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  64. Frida Ramo

    So, just for sure, does de Candle Cove show existed? Or it’s just a creepypasta?

  65. Moist Wombat

    I love how this story hides monsters in my own memory. I can’t stop thinking about it!

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  67. Josie

    The last comment, from Mike, was super creepy o-o Just watching dead air for 30 minutes? SO… CREEPY…

  68. IxtabFggt

    oooh man. Now, I know I would watch static as a kid because if I stood close enough to the TV and white noise the black bits would eventually look like tadpoles in a pond.

    but the whole puppet thing reminds me of this… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWpDZbltYN8

    never met anyone who’d heard of it so I was really surprised to find it on youtube. it’s kinda creepyfundumbhappy compared to candle cove, but the ending always scared the shit out of me.

  69. Nate

    Wow Kris, I just read this after reading your “Regarding Candle Cove” post on krisstraub.com. Every hair on my head felt like it was standing on end after reading the final forum post. Well done.

  70. Icalasari

    blackbird: Bump in the Night? Or do you mean the claymation shorts that played late at night in between shows? I don’t remember the name but I remember one short having a goldfish… Sing a song about monsters, if I recall, devouring everything. They then surrounded the fish at the end, and the fish had an, “OH SHI-” look

  71. Gem

    I saw this forum in “The Little Fears” youtube channel…. it brought back memories of my mom talking about some show she used to watch when she was 4 or 5, and how there was a puppet pirate and a skeleton and a little girl. She always said that it was creepy but the only thing her brothers and her would watch. As she grew older, she stopped watching kids shows and forgot about it. When she was 14 or 15 she walked into the television room to see her little brother watching static and she said, “Pat! Turn the T.V off if all it is is static!”. Pat, who was about 7, turned around and said, “But Lizzy, It isn’t static, its Candle Cove… you know the show that you and Kevin and Mikey used to watch?”

  72. Johnfishman

    This is so freaking legit! I read this at least fifty times by now. It is still as good as the first time i read it! Totally epic!

  73. yxzak

    awesome creepy pasta
    this belong in my top three…

    speaking of creepy kids show…i never saw one but…there is this one too cheery series that has dragons wearing necklaces with power…and the other one with dogs turning into private dicks…i never saw it again after i turn 9 years old…anybody have info?

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  75. eibhlin

    Is this real?

  76. Volus

    I’m from Sweden, and I remember a childrens show from my childhood (this would be about fifteen years ago, give or take) about some kids who enter the sewers and meet the Sewer King. Mostly everyone I have talked to who are as old as me seem to think I have just imagined it, but recently I met someone who had also seen it. Which was comforting for a while but now I’m afraid it is just another Candle Cove.

  77. Rorschachinstein

    Sequel, please, sequel.

  78. John

    oh mate, this brings back memories of old episodes of ren and stimpy.

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  80. PastaBakeMilkShake

    Woah… I got chills reading the last bit :/

  81. Hannah

    when i was little, i very, very vaguely remember watching a show about pirate puppets. only one other person i met remembers watching a show simmilar to it. i don’t think it was meant to scare children but i was always scared of it because of the puppets, but i watched it anyways. i remember one of the puppets had a handlebar moustache with a crazy smile and another puppet had a cape. all the puppets were on strings. my mom doesn’t remember me watching it but i swear i watched a show about pirate puppets. i can’t remember if there was a little girl though. i mean, the show i watched couldn’t have been candle cove, since i was born in the 90′s and candle cove isn’t a real show…..right?

  82. (nosound)

    wtf this is weird as shit

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  84. Kitzta

    this is pretty cool, I wish it was real.

  85. Seven

    I really hate to ruin the fun, but with the video…. Everyone who literally freaks out over seeing static rather than the show, calm down. That’s all anyone can see. /And hear/. If the left eye dominant bit were true, we’d at least be hearing the show rather than static.

    Now this can actually add to the creepiness too. That means these kids were having some full-on mass hallucination or something if it’s true.

    Though it likely isn’t. Just saying.

  86. holyshit

    lol. why so many trolls said they seen this show?

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  88. Taepion

    What you all don’t realise is that,this show is absolutely real.

    My grandmother remembeds it, and she sas born in 1952. Shd said it was hard to follow becausd of all tge static, but defunitly got the gist of it. She said she siyld never let my mother or her siblungs watch it.

    My dad lived in Maine as a child and had a ryn in with his mom for a show that was similar. She kept telling him to quit warching static.

  89. Robbie

    Dude, I was looking at one of the links posted by someone. The one on DevianArt. I was looking at the picture and I remember the Skeleton! Skin Taker! But, I don’t remember where I’ve seen him before, and I was born in 1997. And my mother, who was born in 1956(I know she had me when she was forty) said she remembers the skeleton too! But, she doesn’t remember where from either. Weird…but, here’s the link.


  90. Inky

    I have seen this post before and it has got me thinking.

    I hope everyone realizes this is a REAL show.

    My curiousity caused me to actually look for the screaming episode, which is really disturbing. I am only 15 so of course I was not around when it was on air, but All of the episodes of “Candle Cove” Are on youtube if everyone is interested.

    Just sayin

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  94. WyvernSlayer

    Damn, this reminds me of nightmares years ago. It was this creepy guy with big teeth talking about sucking the color out of everything or something like that. I just found out about a year ago that it was “Brak” from Space Ghost. Anybody remember this?

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  96. Aeonic Butterfly

    This is good stuff. I read this a couple years ago, when it was first posted, and its still as enjoyable now as it was then. ;)

  97. madiso

    okay so this thing i heard about on thelittlefears on youtube and googled for more reasearch i believe it and through reaading the comments i came across one talking about gullah gullah island and remembered it im only 11 and confused why i know it but ive been searching for this show and the more info i see the more creeped out i get

  98. Chris

    Wow, this was absolutely amazing. I’m fifteen, so I couldn’t remember any really creepy childhood shows even if I tried. But, I can just imagine what those… puppets would look like as they screamed and thrashed their fake limbs about… I’m definitely gonna have to use some sleep aids tonight.

    And also, directed at “(nosound)” and “your om”, SHUT UP AND STOP BEING TROLLS! (nosound), this is SUPPOSED to be weird. IT’S CREEPYPASTA! And your om, shut up, you’re just doing that to be a fuckin’ troll.

  99. Bela

    ….I found this after watching TheLittleFears video titled “Candle Cove”…..I can’t sleep anymore because of that chick.

  100. Stuey00

    Oh my gosh…. did anyone else think of the very disturbing episodes of Flapjack while reading this? Knuckles is percy…..Laughingstock…bubby….etc? Sorta wierd connection but both are very disturbing stories/shows

  101. Voorhees177

    That show… You have… To go…INSIDE oh its a horror like
    Movie all right, COMPLETE nightmare fuel.

  102. Tigirl

    I am thirteen, but I swear to god all those characters are so familiar. Even the name. Oh jeez, its 11:30 and there is no way I’m going to sleep tonight. The skin taker was most familiar.

  103. Matt_N

    I followed that link to the screaming episode, and I was laughing my ass off! It was so funny. Then my wife walks by behind me and says “Why are you sitting there watching static?”

    Of course she knew about Candle Cove and was just teasing me… I think.

  104. joey106255

    this isnt really that funny of a story i was 11 in71′ i remember this show……………..

  105. Michiko

    Jesus man… What got me was that the Ironton Ashland thing? I live in Ashland…this always gives me chills. At first I thought I was reading a real post, and then I got towards the end… *Shiver* I’ve done so much research because of this post. XD

    Also, I remember something similiar to Candle Cover. A girl nammed Hannah said the same thing, a show that aired in the 90s. I can’t for the life of me figure out what, but I know it was something puppet-like, because I hated puppets… But…definitly wasn’t Candle Cove since that show’s not real…


  106. Michiko

    …Two seconds after posting my reply, I had a massive 15-minute nosebleed…what does that mean I wonder…

  107. Alyson

    my friend told me about this but he only mentioned the video of the screaming so i watched it and it was a little creepy and i wanted to watch more but couldnt find anything my mom was born in ’59 so i asked her about the show she said she had never heard of it and that only kids could see it was nothing but bullshit but the thing is it creeps me out but it seems extremely familar and i get this strange feeling like its so real like i’ve seen it before like the actual show

  108. Arella2012

    This is pretty cool actually it does fit in with the fact that children can see everything that most adults can’t see. A child’s mind is open and very vulnerable to attack from anything. It isn’t until a child gets older that their mind develops enough to shield itself. So yeah something like this…is probable horrifying but probable.

  109. Shit

    God, each time I read this or I hear someone mention it or read articles about it, I cry. I swear to god, big tears just come to my eyes and roll on my cheeks. Especially when it comes to The Screaming Episode and The Skin Taker…I still can stop crying. I don’t know why this story affects me so much, but it just creeps the fuck outta me.

  110. Rimpala

    Anyone else just remember “Pinwheel”

    For whatever reason that show exists in the back of my head like some repressed memory…

  111. Tim117

    Hey ummm, this show is actually real. I haven’t seen it or anything cuz I was born in 1994, but I have seen the screaming episode which is exactly as described in the story.
    I was wondering if anyone knows a site or something where you can watch the episodes and if you do please tell me cuz I’d really like to see them…

  112. Daniel Coates

    Im not trolling, but as soon as i saw the word Candle Cove, it made me remember SOMETHING, im not sure what, i remember a skeleton with a top hat and the name pirate percy…

    PLEASE tell me what else these could be from…

  113. Anonymous

    To all the morons saying “I remember this show!” You don’t.

    I remember this show too, but it’s not real.

    You know why?

    Because it’s a mental phenomenon where you can make people believe things happened to them and they will convince themselves it really happened. Their mind will put this information in the “memories” bank, so to speak, so you’ll be confusing fiction with reality.

    It’s simple.

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  115. Mike

    HOLY SHAT @Skin Taker

  116. Faye Lapp

    Yeah, and they Reran Candle Cove in mid-MI sometime between 1991 and 2000 because my kid who is now mid-20s also remembers it clearly. I am one of those legendary Parents to whom the victims never mentioned such a show…

  117. Faye Lapp

    If this is an instance of “The Power of Suggestion” then WHY 1) would someone want to go to the trouble of making up this particular “experiment” AND 2) How did they come up with Youtube playbacks? SOMEthing about this whole phenom is not benign. SOMEthing harmful happened to my grown kid and WOE to the perpetrator.

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  119. Jesse

    Will that show ………is a……freak show and anyone remember that man jack the ghost episode one……will i thought he was a ghost and the bear that dam bear……..i am pure mad now because of that show………and that……that ……..that thing at the end of each episode that would say “thats why?” And it laughed till the next show was on…………also who is ever reading this dont take that episode where there all screaming frame by frame because then you will see him and he will come to you saying “candle cove” till you scream or die and he will go and if you reseach on the show stop because he will make you see him……….and if a picture got import to your computer dont look that it………if you have see him or have info then will write to me that [email protected]……fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fear fea…..dark

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  122. Dane

    It’s funny cause, back in ’05 when I was six, I actually remembered something coming on at 4AM and it was exactly like this. •_•

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  125. The Make

    Oh god…
    I Ask my father if he remember a TV Show with pirates in 1971 named Candle Cove. he says he remember a TV show, he don’t know if the name is candle cove but he says is a show with a girl and pirates. He remember a Squeleton, a man with mustache and a pirate boat. He says the girl haves a oval head and the show is like a puppets show. The only names he remember is the skin taker. he says the last episode was very scary i don’t know why.

  126. Shasht

    Omg you guys are such trolls for saying you ‘remember’ the show -,-
    Its a creepy story ok whatever you dont need to make it worse

  127. Death slade (spy60694)

    Very funny story, I enjoyed reading it.

  128. Rika

    OH GOSH. That video. I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. I just sat there like “WTF IS GOING ON?! -Scared pokerface- //x out”

    Reminds me of my childhood though. Things I could swear over everything existed, but everybody else has no clue what i’m talking about.

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  131. Noteleks

    Oh my goodness… First, let me say that this is the only story that’s really ever creeped me out. Secondly, after reading this (and not the author’s note) I walked around school the whole day wondering how much of my childhood was just in my head.
    Thirdly… You have inspired me to write a little horror fan fiction for Halloween. For that, I tip my hat to you.

    And to all those people who believe it’s real, those YouTube videos were created AFTER this was posted. AFTER. They’re fan made videos to make Candle Cove seem more real.

  132. Turquoise

    I must admit, this gave me quite the chills. Though I have always been a fanatic for the creepy. Myself, being very young have a liking for “creepy” shows. I’ve always enjoyed watching the “Invader Zim” cartoon; but I doubt that means much. Nice story though, my fear of puppets really helped with a scare. xD

  133. Lyn

    Wow, awesome story! The ending got to me. I actually thought it was real for a couple of seconds xD

  134. joe

    Okay this is what I heard candle cove made in 1971 characters are Janice skin taker laughingstock and pirates and a hat looking thing but when I saw the clip on youtube I had to investigate more Bc I heard that it stopped after the episode of screaming and no reruns and worst thing is there was no records found and parents saw static there’s an episode on youtube if you wanna watch its a full episode tootoo

  135. wolf

    Boy, after today’s post [1] on broodhollow, I started looking for the actual series. The internet came up with a lot of creepy things and it took me quite a while to get me here and to see at least, that all of this is just fictional — there never really was such a static filled kid’s show. I can say, I’m relieved now ;-) . Good job, though. Did you know, there even is a Wiki [2] about this show?

    [1] http://broodhollow.chainsawsuit.com/candlecovecomic/
    [2] http://candlecove.wikia.com/wiki/Candle_Cove_Wiki

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