So, it's late night and I stumbled upon some creepy stories that deal with the original Pokemon Red and Green. Take a read, I can guarantee you'll be creeped out and won't be able to sleep. (Although I found it an interesting read..)
Lavender Town Tunes:
"When “Pokemon” was first released in Japan, there was an odd phenomenon between children ages 7-12, particularly in those using headphones to listen to the sound effects. Increase of nosebleeds, irritability, insomnia, and addiction to the game, playing for hours and hours on end and crying to the point of vomiting when the opportunity was taken away.
Roughly 70% of these cases ended in suicide.
In almost every case of the aforementioned symptoms, despite gameplay time recorded to the limit of the internal clock, the game had not progressed further than “Lavender Town”.
A closer analysis of the game revealed a tone in the audio of the music for “Lavender Town” at a pitch undetectable by fully developed human ear drums. Within weeks every unsold copy of the “first edition” the game were recalled silently and the game was re-released with re-mastered audio for “Lavender Town”.
The widely known version is said to be missing three extra tones, as well as the unique, binaural tone of the first edition, although this is unconfirmed due to the rarity of working first edition copies; in the known few that remain, the internal clock and ‘battery save’ have all timed out and ceased function, and in many cases the game will freeze upon entering any battle."
Some more disturbing information on Lavender Town Tunes:
Lavender Town Tone(Pokemon Red/Green) -THIS IS VERY,VERY LONG.-
Considered a story, but interesting nonetheless (This is quite long):
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I know this is all fake because it is hard finding evidence to back all of this up, but it is still sending chills through my spine. I never had problems when playing the original Pokemon red nor did I have a problem listening to the Lavender Town bgm but after reading this, my childhood..
To add more discussion, have you encountered/read any other creepy/disturbing backgrounds surrounding other games?