Feels like just researching this…thing opens a door I want to leave closed. I keep looking over my shoulder. Am I going to start seeing him everywhere? Will he drive me insane?
Slender Man is featured often in horror video games and short films. I heard about this creature often but never knew the lore.
Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a supernatural character that first appeared on the SomethingAwful forums under a thread titled “Create Paranormal Images.” User Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. “Victor Surge”) in 2009 created photoshopped images featuring this creature. Knudsen also created fake “official” documents about Slender Man such a doctor’s note recounting ita victims. Afterward, others added Slender Man images and fiction to the forum.
|Image Credit: ILL-Zzz|
|Anonymous graffiti of the Slender Man drawn on pavement in Raleigh, North Carolina|
Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting or traumatizing people, particularly children. He appears in many works of fiction, typically published online. Outside of online fiction, Slender Man impacted popular culture, having been referenced in Minecraft and video games such as Slender: The Eight Pages and Slender: The Arrival.
Beginning in 2014, readers of his fiction committed several violent acts in his name, particularly a near-fatal stabbing of a 12-year old girl in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Slender Man started out as a few photoshopped images and some bacsktory and took on a life of its own.
Slender Man – Wikipedia