Creepypastas are horror -related legends or images that have been copied and pasted around the Internet. They include gruesome tales of murder, suicide, and otherworldly occurrences. According to Time magazine, the genre had its peak audience in when it was covered by The New York Times. In the mainstream media, creepypastas relating to the fictitious Slender Man character came to public attention after the " Slender Man stabbing ", in which a year-old girl from Waukesha, Wisconsin was stabbed by two of her friends; the perpetrators claimed they "wanted to prove the Slender Man skeptics" wrong. Other notable creepypasta stories include "Jeff the Killer" and "Ted the Caver". The exact origins of creepypasta are unknown.