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Then A Skeleton Popped Out
In late December 2009, on the /x/ board of 4chan, a post was made, asking simply Who was phone? Aside from being politely asked to GTFO and head on back to /b/, requests were made for further examples of creepypasta. The pickings were slim for new material until one lone genius weighed in with the following all caps gem, seemingly of his own making:
Did you hear that guys? A SKELETON POPPED OUT! He ran up to the passenger side and opened the door, and then when he opened the door, a skeleton, popped out. Just like that.
Of course the denizens of the /x/ board had found a new hero, an eloquent and misunderstood soul with a penchant for the unnatural and a writing style rarely seen in generic creepypasta. Without missing a beat, literally tens of posts had retarded creepypasta with "Then a skeleton popped out" tacked onto the end.
—Slips in naturally there.
Then a skeleton popped out and did 9-11.
Then a skeleton popped out and shined my shoes.
Then a skeleton popped out and stole my burger.
Then a skeleton was born.
Then A Skeleton Popped Out is part of a series on Creepypasta