The history of creepypasta-related events and media.



  • August 3rd - Polybius is archived on[2][3]
  • September 30th - The games Pokémon Red and Blue Versions are released worldwide, along with an altered version of the Lavender Town music.[4]


  • February 27th - Usenet group makes inquires the validity of Polybius.[5]


  • March 23rd - Ted the Caver story begins on an Angelfire page.[6][7]
  • May 19th - Ted the Caver stops updating their page.[8]
  • April 11th - User Al Kossow claims the Polybius story was invented by Usernet user CyberYogi[9]


  • July 27th - SomethingAwful User Shmorky uploads modified versions of Nancy and Archie comics with the first mentions of the word "Zalgo"[10][11]


  • 2005 - The tap-dancing clip from "The Goddess Bunny" is uploaded to and eventually becomes Obedece a la morsa/Obey the walrus.[12]
  • January 5th - Ted from Ted the Caver appears on the National Speleological Society message board and pronounces his story is fictitious.[7][13]
  • Late 2005 - Earliest posts about the Rake are made on 4chan's /b/ board for the post "hey /b/ lets make a new monster"[14]




  • 2009 - The Russian Sleep Experiment makes its Internet debut.[21]
  • 2009 - A video containing details on the Squidward’s Suicide episode is posted on YouTube.
  • March 15th - "Candle Cove" is submitted to the Ichior Falls horror fiction website.[22]
  • June 10th - SA User Victor Surge submits Slenderman pictures on Something Awful forums for a Photoshop contest.[23]
  • June 11th - SA User Victor Surge updates the Slenderman story.
  • June 12th - SA User LeechCode5 adds an image and a back story to the Slenderman mythos.
  • June 14th - SA User TrenchMaul uses the Slenderman character for his own story.
  • June 20th - Joseph DeLage and Troy Wagner begin the Marble Hornets Project.
  • June 27th - Pokémon Creepy Black creepypasta submitted on the Nintendo DS blog Tiny Cartridge.[24]
  • June 30th - An article on the gaming blog Kotaku references the Tiny Cartridge post detailing Pokémon Creepy Black.
  • August 4th - Gaming blog Gameinformer publishs an article about Pokémon Creepy Black, stating that there were attempts by hackers to make the game a reality.
  • August 10th - User the_solipist submits information and images about the Grifter to 4chan's /x/ board.[25]
  • August 21st - User the_solipist admits that the Grifter is fiction.
  • August 22nd - SA User Shmorky provides the back story to the origin of "Zalgo" on Something Awful forums.[11]
  • November 2009 - suicidemouse.avi gains popularity.[26]
  • November 25th - YouTube user Nec1 uploads suicidemouse.avi, along with its creepypasta.
  • December 8th - YouTube user suicidemouseavi uploads a duplicate of the video.


  • Early-2010 - A remix of the Lavender Town song appears.
  • January 17th - Garry’s Mod user kitty0706 uploads a "survival guide" for suicidemouse.avi
  • January 18th - The suicidemouse.avi story and video are submitted to a thread on the Snopes forum.[27]
  • January 19th - Dead Bart is created and uploaded on a suicidemouse thread.
  • February 2010 - Google Search results for Barbie.avi appear for the first time
  • February 21st - The first version of the Lavender Town creepypasta is uploaded to Pastebin.[4]
  • March 3rd - The Lavender Town creepypasta is mentioned on 4chan’s /x/ board
  • June 2010 - Search engine results for Lavender Town Syndrome become popular.
  • June 6th - Pokémon Lost Silver appears in a 4chan thread.[28]
  • June 7th - A screen capture of the 4chan thread containing the Pokémon Lost Silver story is uploaded to deviantART by user ZOMGZADR
  • June 20th - suicidemouse.avi is recognized in an Urban Dictionary entry.[29]
  • June 23rd - Pokémon Lost Silver is posted on the entertainment blog The Colligere
  • August 8th - Creepypasta Wiki is made by Cleric of Madness.
  • August 16th - Pokémon Lost Silver is mentioned in a post on the Otaku site
  • August 31st - An Italian translation of Pokémon Lost Silver is posted on the gaming blog Che Altro.
  • September 1st - YouTube user dabr1dg3 uploads a video showing a fan-made Pokémon Lost Silver game.
  • September 7th - 4chan user Jadusable posted a thread about his experiences with a haunted Majora’s Mask cartridge for the N64.[30]
  • September 15th - Jadusable's "roommate" uploads free.wmv and TheTruth.txt at 23:04 P.M.
  • September 20th - Jadusable reveals that the Majora's Mask story was a hoax.
  • November 11th - A post of the creepypasta Pokemon Creepy Black appears on 4chan’s /x/ board.


  • 2011 - BOB story discovered on the /x/ board on 4chan.[31]
  • January 2011 - Cupcakes fanfiction is rumored to have first appeared on 4chan’s /co/ board, allegedly written by Sergeant Sprinkles.[32]
  • January 3rd - Pokémon Creepy Black was posted on the Pokémon fan forum Pokeboard.
  • February 8th - The fan-made Pokémon Lost Silver game is posted to the /r/pokemon subreddit.
  • February 21st - The Majora's Mask creepypasta is posted on the Within Hubris forums.
  • February 28th - A Yahoo Answers question about the video’s authenticity is posted.
  • June 25th - Website Tohjo Falls releases a demo for fan-made versions of a game based on Pokémon Creepy Black.
  • July 26th - Minecraft creator Notch adds Endermen in an online update to the game
  • October 31st - YouTube user Lightningspirit78 uploads a reading of Pokémon Lost Silver.
  • December 26th - Pokémon Lost Silver is posted on the Internet humor site FunnyJunk.


  • June 26 - Slender: The Eight Pages is created by Paresec Productions.


  1. Wikipedia article on Pokémon Red and Blue
  2. Polybius on
  3. "Polybius" on KYM
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lavender Town Syndrome Creepypasta" on KYM
  5. Archived Usenet discussion on Polybius
  6. Ted the Caver's Angelfire page
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Ted the Caver" on KYM
  8. Last page of Ted the Caver
  9. Al Kossow's response to Polybius story
  10. One of Shmorky's modified Nancy comics
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Zalgo" on KYM
  12. "Obedece a la morsa / Obey the walrus" on KYM
  13. "Ted the Caver Mystery" on John's Blog
  14. "The Rake" on KYM
  15. "The Holders" on KYM
  16. "Smile.jpg" on KYM
  18. "Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv" on KYM
  19. Original Mereana Mordegard Glesgorv video on YouTube
  20. Screencap of the posting
  21. "Russian Sleep Experiment" on KYM
  22. "Candle Cove" on Ichior Falls
  23. "Slender Man" on KYM
  24. "Pokémon Black" on Tiny Cartridge
  25. "The Grifter" on KYM
  26. "Suicide Mouse" on KYM
  27. "Suicide Mouse" thread on Snopes
  28. "Pokémon Lost Silver" on KYM
  29. Urban Dictionary's entry for "suicidemouse.avi"
  30. "Majora's Mask Creepypasta (BEN DROWNED)" on KYM
  31. "Bobbrutal Obscene Beast" on KYM
  32. "Cupcakes" on KYM
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