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This Guy's Story About His Dead Girlfriend Facebooking Him Might Be The Scariest Thing On The Internet

Yeah, he's probably making it up, but that didn't stop the story from freaking out the whole internet.

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Two days ago in the 'No Sleep' subreddit, Reddit user Nathan wrote a post claiming his dead girlfriend, Emily, is sending him messages on Facebook.

Emily died on the 7th of August, 2012 in a car collision. Nathan says he left her account activated so he could send her messages and go through her photo albums." He also states that he 'shares' access to her account with her mother, Susan.

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He asked Susan, her mother, whether she had logged into Emily's Facebook. She says she hadn't. He then suspected it was one of her friends playing a prank on him.

He then says that he wished he'd deleted his Facebook page, but explains: " I was already socially reclusive when Em was alive; her death turned me into something pretty close to a hermit, and Facebook and MMOs were (are) my only real social outlets."

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Nathan noticed that she was recycling his own words from old messages. He then went on to stress that he changed the password and security information for emily's account numerous times.

He contacted Facebook, and they told him that the locations her Facebook page had been accessed from since her death were locations that she had been before, such as his home and her mum's house.

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He says that this message made him "keep dreaming that she’s in an ice cold car, frozen blue and grey, and I’m standing outside in the warmth screaming at her to open the door."

He explains that her reply was "pasted from an old conversation where I was trying to convince her to let me drive her home from a friend’s." When she died, the car collision severed her leg off.

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At that point, he decided to memorlialize her page. He says: "Until today, she’d been quiet; she wasn’t even tagging herself in my photos."

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Reddit users suspected Nathan was doing this himself and questioned his mental health, suggesting he has PTSD or a dissociative disorder. Others believe it was Emily's mother, Susan, who was sending the messages in a grief stricken state.

Others online noted that it's worth remembering the subreddit r/nosleep allows realistic fiction.

Jezebel noted that the remarkable thing about this story is how commenters have come together to try and help Nathan, saying: "perhaps Nathan's experience is activating all of our secret desire to communicate with a loved one that's passed on."

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