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|~ Ayuwoki's signature call.|
The Ayuwoki is an internet meme revolving around the late Michael Jackson.
It originated as a Spanish-speaking Creepypasta story being a deliberate misspelling of the lyrics "Annie, are you okay?" from Michael's signature song "Smooth Criminal".
The meme was originally begun by the YouTuber thomasrengstorff who created an animatronic version of the real Michael, and published a video about it titled "My Ghoul Jackson". The meme began to spread on January 3, 2019, with an edited version of "My Ghoul Jackson" and an added backstory behind the video. According to the urban legend, Ayuwoki would sneak into its victim's room at night to say "Hee hee" in reference to Michael's vocal riff. The growth of the Ayuwoki became so pronounced, most likely because of the events regarding the demise of the Momo meme, many believe that Ayuwoki was a conglomeration of Michael Jackson and Momo. Ayuwoki quickly became an exploitable meme with many people taking the challenge of calling Ayuwoki at three in the morning.
A game titled Escape the Ayuwoki was released around the end of March where the premise of the game is the player is kidnapped by the Ayuwoki who takes them to his dark and disorderly mansion. The objective is to escape the house without making much noise as the Ayuwoki could hear everything in the house. The Ayuwoki is depicted as being an enigmatic, feral beast who tends to run on all fours and has an array of razor-sharp teeth. If caught, the Ayuwoki would kill the player in a bloodthirsty way, presumably by eating them alive. The game is currently in its first chapter with the remaining chapters still being in development.
Tapes in the game reveal that the Ayuwoki is presumably a malevolent entity dubbed an "elder", and requires child sacrifices from a cult that praises it and seek to gain immortality by feeding the creature.