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Is creepypasta real?

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Creepypasta is a meme consisting of fictional, short horror stories originating on forums, message boards and social media. The stories are not real. They originally came from sources such as 4chan, Something Awful and Encyclopedia Dramatica, later spreading to reddit and YouTube.

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Famous creepypastas include: Slender Man, BEN Drowned, Squidward's Suicide, Normal Porn for Normal People, Pokemon Creepy Black, Lavender Town Syndrome and Jeff the Killer. Creepypastas are often supplemented by altered pictures, video files and audio files to provide a realistic, immersion experience. The term "Creepypasta" began to see widespread use in 2007, after Slender Man became famous via Something Awful.

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