It was about three weeks ago. I was on Google, looking for some funny sites to look at, when I found my way to an image board. Everyone there spoke in extremely cryptic nonsense. They said things like, "Hiel, I saw them tonight. Holdings hand we are up in high 99924028 THE KING COME DOWN"
That one phrase, "The king come down," was used frequently. At first, I thought it was spam because of the number strings that preceded it, but its use was way too frequent and erratic to be spam. There would be typos and, in addition, the numbers didn't appear to be random.
In the end, I decided I'd see what was going on with the site. I posted in what appeared to be a "random" board much like /b/ (there were no discernable themes amongst the images and posts). I said, "Hello, I'm new and I was looking to start a funny thread," and asked people to post their funniest pictures.
That was when it started. I remember the first reply very clearly. It said, "Good to see. U join the HELP! HELP!" From there, it only got weirder. I was told to ignore 'the grafts.' I assumed this was some sort of in-joke. After this, people posted seemingly random numbers and letters, as well as characters from different languages.
I had no idea what was going on when that phrase popped up again - numbers followed by "The king come down."
Following that, my power cut off. It was a complete blackout. It freaked me out, but I went ahead and checked the fuses. The switches had just flipped. I flipped them back and returned to my PC. On the screen was a video of a young boy. He was caucasian and looked to be no older than ten years.
I saw down, creeped out but feeling curious. Strangely, the boy smiled and appeared to speak. I couldn't hear anything, so I turned up the volume of my speakers. I could only just hear what he was saying, so I turned up the volume to max. It was still only a faint whisper. His lips moved slowly.
I pushed my ear closer to try and figure out what he said, but he suddenly shouted. It was a booming and terrifying voice screaming at me like a demonic god. Then the image changed. The boy was crying, his eyes bleeding heavily as white arms tore the skin from his face.
The power cut out again.
Again, it was the fuses. When I got the power back, everything was normal. My PC booted normally and nothing creepy happened with it. No videos of kids whispering or anything.
That's when I started recieving the emails. They were extremely cryptic and filled with random numbers much like the image board posts. I got an email that was, surprisingly, in regular English. It said, "JUST PASS IT ON. JUST FUCKING PASS IT ON." I didn't know what it meant.
I got up to get a drink and froze in fear. From my ceiling hung a man, his body swinging gently. On my wall, written in dry blood were the words, "THE KING COME DOWN." I blinked and the sight was gone.
For weeks, this continued.
I went back to the image board. I was sure I was going out of my mind. I was just about ready to commit myself to a fucking asylum when I read a post in coherent english that said something like, "Pass on the king. Pass on the king."
The thread 404'd before I could even get to it. I went to make a new thread and, when I began typing, the words in my mind were not what appeared in the box. My fingers typed words by their own volition. I typed two things: "HGHSUTHS" and "4918484 THE KING COME DOWN."
Then, somehow, I realized I was passing it on. The crazy hallucination stopped. I was good. I learned how to be safe.
HAKKSITMS 44919174 THE KING COME DOWN(This is one of my favorite stories. Hehehe.)