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Parodypasta: Spyro The Dragon Haunted Sheep

A short story by Emma Lee Downs.

Summary: A parody of the haunted platform game creepypastas that are floating around the internet. I hope that you enjoy it.

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Parodypasta: Spyro The Dragon Haunted Sheep

By: Emma Lee Downs

Anyone who grew up with the PlayStation franchise remembers a quirky game series called Spyro the Dragon about a purple dragon (of course named Spyro) who goes on various adventures to save his world from different threats depending on the game.  It also had a puzzle solving aspect as you would have to complete different flying zones to unlock abilities or collect dragon eggs.

However, few people are familiar with a rather…unusual version of the original platform game. Most of the copies of the game play perfectly fine but there are a few that have caused some controversy in the gamer community. If you play some versions of this game at midnight, under the full moon, after doing three rounds of the chicken dance, you will notice that all of the sheep in the game will change.

Usually, Spyro can charge the sheep and make them turn into butterflies for his dragonfly companion Sparx to eat to gain health. However, after doing the ritual above the sheep will not turn into butterflies. When you run into them, they will die. Their corpses will lie on the ground and from their body will rise a green hued ghost sheep who will start to follow you around. As it follows you around, it will make bleating noises and stare at you with its red ghost sheep eyes.

This will happen to every sheep you try to turn into a butterfly. Pretty soon, if you continue to kill sheep, an entire herd of ghost sheep will start following you around bleating and staring at you with those weird googly red eyes. No matter what you do to get rid of the sheep, they will follow you wherever you go, even into other levels, worlds, and portals.

Some people say that the game glitch originated because the developers wanted to create a feature in the game that taught kids to be nice to animals, similar to how the chickens that attack Link in The Legend of Zelda series were designed to teach kids not to go around smacking animals in games for fun. Some sources say that in the original concept of the game, Spyro was meant to get health for Sparx by buying food for him at a market or feeding him gems. This feature was changed later on to reflect the current sheep option so the game code had to be overwritten.

However the code in all of the original games was not overwritten correctly, accounting for the weird game glitch in certain copies. If you happen to get a copy of this game, do not activate the game glitch. It sounds innocent enough, but after a while…those sheep will ruin your life. They will start to show up in the real world and bleat at you when you are trying to sleep. They will make farting noises at you when you are trying to take a test at school. They will stare at you with their weird red eyes when you are standing in line at the DMV.

And the worst thing is that you will be the only person who can see them. I’m telling you this because I made the mistake of activating the ghost sheep code. Now these sheep haunt me every single day. They show up everywhere I go. They borrow my car without asking. They eat all of my food. They throw parties at my house when I’m out of town and can’t keep an eye on them. I’m telling you that these sheep are out of control. I wish I had never activated that code. I’ve tried calling the exterminator, but since I am the only person who can see the sheep, spraying chemicals isn’t very effective.

I’ve tried to work out my differences with them but they don’t appear to understand my language. They interpret everything I say as confirmation that they should keep bothering me. There is absolutely nothing I can do to get rid of them. They also haunt me when I play the Spyro games, making it impossible for me to advance in any level. When people learn I haven’t been able to beat the Spyro games they laugh and shun me as a gamer. I am now labeled as the worst gamer in the whole universe and possibly of all time. Those sheep have made me a social outcast in the gamer community. I will never be able to show my face at another gaming convention ever again.

The only thing I can do is warn you not to make the same mistake as me. Do not invoke the wrath of the sheep. Never summon them or they will haunt you for the rest of your life. In fact, don’t even play the original Spyro game. If you do you might accidentally activate the haunted sheep code by mistake. And you will be doomed, like me, to be haunted by green hued ghost sheep forever.
A parody of the haunted platform game creepypastas that are floating around the internet. I hope that you enjoy it.
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