TERRIFYING: Ghost in the Elevator

Ok, we’re not even going to pretend that this has anything to do with Glenn or his show (although Pat and Stu talked about it this afternoon) – but this has to be one of the funniest/terrifying videos ever. We’ve been passing it around the office and everyone is cracking up.



Gawker had the original video:

Brazilian variety show Programa Silvio Santos is known for fairly run-of-the-mill hidden camera gags like “Magnetic Soup” and “Pig Grinder.”

But its latest prank is notable not only for being far less lighthearted than the others, but also for being actual torture.

Titled “Ghost in the Elevator,” the so-called prank starts out normally enough, but soon the elevator lights start to flicker and out pops a little girl reminiscent of Samara from The Ringclutching a doll and starts to scream bloody murder and playtime is officially over.

The worst part? The dystopian laugh track playing over scenes of random people losing a good ten years off their lifespan.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1393151557 Andrea Lee Creath

    That is so WRONG!! But HiLARRRious!!

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Its a good prank, yet compared to real spooks and demons, not even close. I have done exorcisms before, and this is child’s play in comparison (though funny)

  • Anonymous

    That was too funny!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.halfordd Rob Halfordd

    They say we have a flight or fight response.  What happens when someone goes into fight mode?  

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I was thinking. I’m afraid I might have socked that little girl upside the head if it were me. Lol.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like that could have got dangerous if the wrong person were in that elevator.

    • Draxx

      I wonder what the liability would have been for a heartattack victim…

  • Anonymous

    We Portuguese are a demented lot! Wrong! But stinkin’ hilarious!

  • Anonymous

    …should be a test we give our political leaders, wonder how Obama, Reid or Pelosi  would act 

    • Sandie

       Pelosi claims to have seen ghosts in the WH and they talked to her! LOL


      • Anonymous

        I’ve often thought that woman hears voices…but here’s the proof…I couldn’t bear to sit through the whole video…so don’t tell me…Mrs. Anthony, told her to…”Spend Baby Spend”

        • Sandie


          • Anonymous

            I just watched that! I am nominally claustrophobic, I think we all are to varying degrees, but, suffice to say, I DON’T LIKE ELEVATORS!

            BUT, I found myself laughing at these poor people?

          • Sandie

            It was a clever prank, but my remark to Z was about Nancy Pelosi seeing and hearing ghosts in the WH. Go back up the thread and see the link to the video of her telling about them talking to her.

      • Lioness

        It’s the crypt keeper with a wig.

        • Sandie

          LOL !

      • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

        Obama sees them to it must be a Marxist thing. http://youtu.be/Sh6Gx1KrvTw

        • Sandie

          LOL, it looks like he has caught the dreaded foot in mouth disease from Biden!

          • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

            Do you know who Marys_image is? She is following me and has no clue who she is. It is rather creepy.

          • Sandie

            Why not just ask marys_image.

          • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

            And go to the land of the morons that would be alternut. Sorry but I don’t want to be in a very bad mood. It like the live in their own little pea brained world where if you are conservative you’re a white rich guy working for the man that is also a racist vampire who wants to eat the poor.

        • Anonymous

          Well, I don’t know about it being a Marxist thing.  The claims of ghosts being seen at the White House go back to even before Karl Marx, you know, and many conservatives have claimed to see them too.  I’m sure you’ve read the stories about Lincoln’s ghost, after all.

          • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

            Well I think they are real and I find it odd the Lincoln’s ghost only shows up when the country is in trouble. I wonder how many times Lincoln tried to wake Obama up and set him straight pity he is not getting through to his thick head.

          • Anonymous

            LOL Indeed. Personally, I wouldn’t mind waking to Lincoln’s ghost, lol. He is my favorite President, after all. Him and George Washington are my top two.

    • Gene Capps

      I thought the ‘ghost’ was Pelosi :)

      • Sargonarhes

         Pelosi, now that’s real terror.

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.burke1 Daniel Burke

      mess their pants, right on the spot, they would

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    LOL THE LAST ONE WAS A SET UP …But the truth is that these people could have had a heart attack…and these people are afraid because of all the scary movies they watch…if they are so afraid of this trick….THEY BETTER BE AFRAID OF HELL

  • Anonymous

    I wonder what would have happened if the person instead of screaming clutched their chest and fell to the floor from a heart attack……. I doubt the producers would be airing or laughing about that…..

  • Anonymous

    Someone else’s terror should not be someone’s enjoyment and humor.  I don’t think this if funny at all and you wouldn’t either it you were the one in the elevator.  This is what is wrong with people.  There is no empathy as to how our actions affect others.  As long as we think it is funny, it is perfectly okay to do this to other people.  No wonder some one thinks it is okay to hit someone on the street just because they felt like it.

    • Anonymous

      Not true at all.  Sure, at that very moment, I like would have been scared out of my mind.  After the fact, though, when all is said and done, when the fear is over, I’d definitely laugh at the incident because, in all honesty, it actually IS hilarious, lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USCNAPNIEPIMJ4EHEF3CWLSFQE GA Native

    You have to wonder why no one went over to the little girl.  You would think at least one person would have approached her instead of all of them cowering in fear.  But along the lines of some other posters, this could have had serious repercussions if someone with high blood pressure or heart problems had been in there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UQ6U5A65XQB6OPOV3C4GCFJ3NE Kathy

    That is definitely NOT funny and could have had a horribly tragic ending.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Are you kidding me that girl does not look like a ghost at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drturi.drturi Drturi DrTuri

    Great heart attack prospect… I wonder why the producers do not invest time and money on Dr. Turi cosmic code reality show instead drturidotcom 

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.orick Michael Orick

    Try that on me on somebody’s cruisin’ for a brusin’…

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