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According to Know Your Meme, Jeff The Killer is a, "popular creepypasta character depicted as a nose-
less, grinning, white skinned man with no eyelids and a black ring around his eyes. The character is frequently used as a popular Internet Screamer along with becoming a largely popular creepypasta story. The character is also frequently associated with the phrase 'go to sleep'".
Origin and A Little Bit of Debunkery Edit
Without knowing what the first known use of the image is, a Newgrounds user, "killerjeff", states that the first known use of the image was posted around late 2005, and includes that the picture he took was a latex mask. He also stated that, "one picture was an unedited one, and the second one was touched up with Photoshop for that big smile".
According to Know Your Meme, around August 2008, killerjeff posted the image on the Newgrounds forums
and claimed that the image was in fact, a picture of himself. The image is commonly believed to be a photoshopped image of Katy Robinson, a girl who was bullied to suicide by 4chan users on /b/ for her weight in April 2008.
The user Killerjeff on Newgrounds states that, "The Katy Robinson suicide rumor and the image itself was a hoax. Both of them have nothing to do with Jeff..."
Without knowing what the first use of the Katy Robinson image was, the picture was featured on a list of image files with links of them. The Katy Robinson image file was called, "sarcastibitchna.jpg", and the
upload date of the pic was January 2, 2005, uploaded exactly around 1:25 (A.M./P.M.).
You can look here to see the original file with the following picture links here:
Original Story And How it Spread Edit
Later, on October 3rd, 2008, YouTube user Sesseur uploaded a video presentation of a creepypasta based around the character. The video has since gained over 700,000 views in under 8 years and is the first known use of the creepypasta based on the character.
The creepypasta later spawned a number of derivatives, with over 200 results on Creepypasta Wiki and over 3,700 on Creepypasta.com. YouTube user MrCreepyPasta later uploaded a video in which he read the creepypasta. The video has since gained over 4 million views in 4 years. A video of a rap battle between Jeff The Killer and Slender Man was uploaded by YouTube user Keyblade on November 1st, 2014. The video has since gained over 50 million views.