Creepypasta is a database of online scary stories that was hijacked by a bunch of moody and sooper edgy tweens, who actually managed to make it less scary, less respectable, and funnier than Hollywood Horror movies, and in some cases, modern comedies.
Creepypasta hosts many beloved horror characters. Characters who are beloved for whatever reason...
Some people online were bored. So they wrote spooky stories. That's the history.