So what do you think about Slenderman?
An example of this in Internet cultures, or urban-legend folklore is Slender Man or Slenderman, a fakelore tale created on June 8, 2009 by user Victor Surge on Something Awful, which gained prominence as a frightening malevolent entity, a tall thin man wearing a suit, who lacks a face, "his" head only being blank, white and featureless.
A contest had been launched on Something Awful forums to edit photographs so that they contained "supernatural" entities and then pass them off as legitimate on paranormal forums.
After the initial creation, numerous stories and videos were created by fans of the character. One of them includes the story that another Something Awful user (ce gars) posted in which a (fictional) friend of his from film school – Alex Kralie – had stumbled upon something troubling while shooting his first feature-length project, Marble Hornets, which is actually a short film series that involves alternate reality portrayal of the filmers' experiences with the Slender Man character as if he existed
The contest required participants to turn ordinary photographs into creepy-looking images through digital manipulation and then pass them on as authentic photographs on a number of paranormal forums. Something Awful users soon began sharing their faux-paranormal creations with layered images of ghosts and other anomalies, usually accompanied by a fabricated witness account to make them more convincing. On June 10th, SA user Victor Surge posted two black and white photographs of unnamed children with a short description of “Slender Man” as a mysterious creature who stalked children.
Originally posted by siluriancryptic
Go to Youtube and then write and click the name Slenderman and you will know what I'm talking about.
I think Slenderman , a tall black suited man with tentacles for arms and a faceless small white, bald head, matches the "Windigo" which has tentacles to seize victims in snowstorms-according to North American Native American "Myths" or stories handed down from one generation to the next ,since the first man was formed on thus earth. For Instance the recent massacre and mutilation of Russian hikers -found all drained of blood in a snowstorm in the foothills of the Ural Mountains(see Youtube on ufos) . I think it was the Urals. But anyway, this Slenderman should be catagorized in "Aliens&Ufos" instead of the "Paranormal " section of ATS. The Indians insist it has tentacles and stalks its victims during snowstorms, leaving them in treetops as mummified carcasses all drained of blood. A Russian or Soviet Army Patrol was also massacred by this creature(Windigo) during a snowstorm and the corpses were found drained of blood and badly burned by radiation.Slenderman has been with us for centuries and may be behind vampire legends in Europe(Dracula), and the "Goat Sucker" ( I can,t spell it in Spanish) of Mexico and South America. So, we should put Slenderman among the ufo culprits that mutilate cattle and other animals and as well as humans too.So what do you think about Slenderman?
Originally posted by Druscilla
Here we have yet another fine example of yet another "My inane and completely unoriginal thoughts on poorly researched subject X" topic.
Please think before embarrassing yourself online more so than you already do by mouth breathing through life with wide gawking entirely gullible and clueless ignorant eyes, even if this is an anonymous online forum.
Slenderman is an internet creation made up for the specific purpose hoaxing paranormal internet forums.
Read about this Slenderman toward the bottom of the Wiki article on Fakelore.
edit on 12-2-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
reply to post by redhorse
This is how facts get skewed though....People not doing proper research (or reading the bottom of a page)
we can get into a lot of trouble like this
Originally posted by redhorse
Or you could... You know... Lighten up.