Annora Petrova Wikipedia Creepy Pasta Hoax
There’s been a very creepy story circulating for years across the internet. It’s known as the story of Annora Petrova. Many people believe the story to be true, while others believe it’s a hoax. We’re going to get down to the bottom line, but give some insight to the story at the same time. By the end of this article, we’ll know whether or not it’s true so you can be the judge, but believe me, we think you may agree with us.
How it All Began
First off, supposedly, the story began about a figure skater that was named Annora Petrova (aka Annie Petrova). If you try googling the name itself, you’ll figure out that it was hosted originally on a website called Creepy Pasta. This is where the entire letter that we’ll talk about later on was submitted to. She Googled herself, found a Wikipedia page of herself, and edited it in a greedy manner by throwing in some good words about herself. Supposedly, she had a mishap of unfortunate events and was eventually found with a letter to her old friend that the cops recovered when they found her body slumped over her desk dead. They found the letter and posted it online. The Creepy Pasta website shows a screenshot of her Wikipedia page and has a screenshot of an old horrible quality picture of a middle-aged woman in 2010 that was her in a Czech Republic hotel. Now let’s look at the facts.
The Bad Rap
First off, Creepy Pasta’s website is a work of fiction. It’s a site where people can post their own stories without any credible proof. So there’s a picture of “Petrova” on the supposed Wikipedia page – this page does not exist. You can look up the real ice skater Maria Petrova, who was born in 1977. The photo is of a woman a lot older than 19, possibly the person who wrote the story, who knows? But in 2010 that’s how old Annora would have been when she died.
The story says that the renowned figure skater who had won the Crystal Classic in Portland, OR when she was just 13. That would have been in 2004. First off, if you search for the crystal classic, the Ice Crystal Classic only has 2018’s season listed as an event. Otherwise, the event doesn’t even exist. And why does the page show a photo of them in the Czech Republic if they were in Portland Oregon?
How is the letter from a user with a regular username when only the cops were the ones who had seen this? Supposedly according to the urban legend, the friend didn’t even get the letter. And contrary to what people say, the letter on the Creepy Pasta website is actually an e-mail, and not a letter at all. It even supposedly has an attachment of her in the hotel at the Czech Republic hotel she was supposedly staying in on her Wikipedia page.
The letter boasts that the seasoned figure skater was practicing for the “Ice Circus” in Prague. There is no such sports event of any kind, nor has there ever been. Prague is a tourist attraction, and while they have ice skating events, none are the Ice Circus.
Is it Possible That It’s Not a Hoax?
Sure anything is possible. Just like the movie Strangeland which depicts the movie’s writer and Twisted Sister lead singer as a sado-masochist who used the internet to target young teenagers and lure them in. In recent years, things like this have happened with the internet but this movie about “Captain Howdy” is not a true story. As a matter of fact, Captain Howdy is the nickname of the demon Pazuzu in the movie the Exorcist, and it’s actually also a song that was about a man who does just what he did in the movie written by Twisted Sister for their album “Stay Hungry” by luring victims to his home to torture them and eventually kill them. Sounds familiar right?
So sure, anything like this could be based off of true events, real stories as an influence, but the truth is, they never happened. And certainly not just because someone Googled themselves and ended up editing their Wikipedia page.
Pretty much all of Creepy Pasta’s stories are just that, stories, and they even list this on their website’s About section. It’s literally a website for no-name authors to get a name for themselves by writing creepy short stories.
Conclusion – Annora Petrova
So if you’re a figure skater, or you’re just a teenager that wants to Google yourself, if you’ve read the story, the concept is completely up to you. We Google ourselves every day, and guess what comes up? Facebook profiles. Therefore, if you want to Google Yourself, go right ahead. However, practice common netiquette (that’s online etiquette) and don’t make yourself or let yourself get bullied online.