If you thought the Momo challenge was in poor taste, then take a look at the latest nightmare-inducing meme to go viral.
Inspired by the creepypasta, which has swept the internet in recent weeks and terrified children and parents alike, and the recently aired documentary Leaving Neverland, the Momo Michael Jackson video has triggered a police probe in Mexico.
Dubbed “El Ayuwoki,” a reference to the Jackson hit Smooth Criminal (“Ayuwoki” is how “Annie are you ok? would be pronounced phonetically in Spainish), the urban myth states that the deceased King of Pop will appear in victim’s bedroom at 3am saying “hee hee.”
The monster in the clip is actually a creepy statue of the star, and originally went viral in 2009 for its eerie portrayal of Jackson’s signature dance moves.
Now, a screenshot from the footage is making its way around the web once again.
In a statement, police said: “Although a lot of people believe this is a kind of demon or ghost from the Internet, there is nothing supernatural in this matter.
“The kids and teenagers are looking to share it and believe in it because it is trendy, which could generate sleep issues, panic or anxiety.”
Speaking to Infobae, the makers of the statue said it was originally a replica of Elvis Presley, but somewhere along the line their creation was transformed into Jackson.