Creepypasta 2: Disturbing Smiles & Lidless Eyes

Creepypasta 2: Disturbing Smiles & Lidless Eyes

You asked for it, you got it. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian return to the Creepypasta files and discuss some actual science behind the "Jeff the Killer" tale of mutilation and madness. Why do fake files creep us out? Are people really opting for permanent, surgical smiles? Could fictional Jeff get his eyelids replaced and how does this dark tale mirror reality? Find out.

Image Credit: Ali Smith/Photolibrary/Getty Images

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Who is "Jeff the Killer"? And is his picture haunted by a real death?

* Note: I said injected silicone in the podcast, but meant saline as covered in this post. Oops ~rl

Topics in this Podcast: smiles, christian sager, creepypasta, plastic surgery