Just putting a few of my thoughts and questions together:

CPW is popular because of

  • Jeff the Killer*
  • Jane the Killer*
  • BEN/ Majora's Mask
  • Lavender Town Syndrome
  • Pokemon Creepy Black


Now it makes sense that the bottom three are popular choices right? And you would have to be five years old or just stupid and/or don't know literature to like the two starred pastas right? [You have to be partially stupid ( < 70 IQ ) and/or don't know literature to like Jeff the Killer; You need to be completely stupid ( <50 IQ ) to like Jane the Killer] I was curious, "How many total stupids are there that like Jeff the Killer?" So I looked up a few google trend graphs.

Lets assume that a higher number of google searches indicate higher popularity.

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Creepypasta (blue), Jeff the Killer (red), Jane the Killer (yellow), over time

So according to google, there's a pretty large percentage of idiots out there. The number of Jeff searches was a little bigger than I expected it to be - but I was happy to find out that Jane the Killer is far less popular than I expected.