In the early '90s, the World Wide Web hadn't yet swept the world up in an Internet frenzy. People didn't have smartphones, and they didn't have Netflix. What they did have, though, was the checkout aisle at the grocery store. And it was in this aisle that young kids forced to grocery shop with their parents sat in their shopping carts and stared longingly at bubble gum, Tic Tacs, and - of course - the face of Bat Boy, the Weekly World News phenomenon.
Weekly World News was a tabloid full of fake stories presented as real, often specializing in the supernatural. Dick Kulpa, a Weekly World News editor, created Bat Boy in 1992. However, many of us may not have realized that the terrifying face of Bat Boy would follow us throughout the rest of our lives - that Bat Boy would live a defiant but accomplished fictional life that many millennials would not even dream to be possible for a sharp-toothed, pointy-eared, inbred bat creation, and maybe, that was the point.
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