Lightyear Creepypasta: The end of mankind and the beginning of a new species - June 19th, 2022
With just watching this video i can now agreed with the majority of people who say that: "Creepypastas are a dying genre" on the internet.
One of the things that helped to consolidate this type of stories was the idea of being "urban myths", stories shared by one person to another. the perfect example of this type of diffusion is the story of Herobrine, the famous Minecraft paranormal entity who stalk players and grief his worlds, always in the distance, watching you. basically begin as a little story in 4chan with just one screenshot and shared thru the internet and became a urban myth.
The very first Herobrine picture posted on 4chan alongside it's story - August 30th, 2010
Of course, 2010 was a different time. now we live in a interconnected society thanks to the rapid development of the Internet and Social Media in the past years, now everyone can know everything in the far other side of the world in just an instance, making the urban myths in just exaggerated stories who soon will become a meme, like the icebergs and the conspiracy theory of Super Mario 64.
Creepypastas are a thing of the past, you want it or not.