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*Is Slender Man Real? True Story And Myth Behind Slender Man*

Real picture of Slender Man in front of scary woods to illustrate this story.Fear of an eerie being known as Slender Man has been fast increasing over the years, and the number of scary stories about him has been growing as well.

But who is Slender Man exactly, and could any of the stories be true…



SOMETHING AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS

You and a couple of friends are walking on a path next to some woods when suddenly the hair on the back of your neck stands up. It’s that eerie feeling you get when someone is walking behind you while trying to stay hidden.

You walk for a few more steps then quickly turn and look behind you, but nothing’s there.

The feeling won’t go away though and since the sun is setting you convince your friends that it’s time to leave the spooky old path. Everyone decides to take some quick pictures to remember the day by, and then take separate roads home.

Let’s admit it, as soon as the last picture is snapped you practically sprint home and it’s not until you get completely inside the house that you dare to look back again …and even then it’s only through the peephole lol.

But when you look there’s nothing there.

Picture of Slender Man sighting in scary woods to illustrate this scary Slender Man story.No biggie, everyone gets the heebie jeebies sometimes. You go about your night, eat dinner, and play on your phone a bit. You almost forget about the whole thing until you pull up the picture taken at the park and just about have a heart attack.

There right at the edge of the shadowy woods behind the smiling faces of your friends is an eerie figure, so tall and thin that he seems stretched out in a way that simply can’t be human.

It’s easy to see how you and your friends missed him in the first place, his dark clothing and tall figure makes him blend in with the forest. And his face…well there just isn’t one.

The figure, he was just standing there at the edge of the woods and waiting, but for what?

You suddenly get an icy feeling and turn to the window. It’s dark outside but you swear you can see something moving out of range of the street light. You have your phone in your trembling hand but you don’t dare take another picture…


THE TRUE STORY OF SLENDER MAN

Old black and white picture with Slender Man in the background by trees.The details of what happens next varies from person to person, though one thing is for sure, once you’ve seen Slender Man it’s only a matter of time before he gets you.

Sometimes he will get you in a few days, sometimes he will spend years messing with a person’s mind, toying with them and making them ever more paranoid.

“I hate this guy. I haven’t dreamt abou him yet but i know he’s around and i feel him watching in plain sight. He makes me paranoid and I CANNOT look out of my windows. especially not near the trees around my house.”

–victim of Slender Man




The reports of what Slender Man does when toying with his victims range from something as simple as looking in windows, to going into the rooms of their house when they’re not there and moving things around, to stalking a person’s every footstep.

These things start to drive the person crazy until they not only develop a paranoid obsession with Slender Man, but they start to show physical symptoms like nosebleeds and nausea. This has come to be known as ‘Slender Sickness.’

Picture of a Slender Man sighting where a boy sees Slender Man in the woods.It’s all made worse by the knowledge that you can never really escape Slender Man, once you’ve seen him he will eventually get you and drag you into the woods.

But are any of the stories about Slender Man true? And where did he come from in the first place?

The are many stories throughout history about tall monsters that lurk in shadows, but the first use of the name ‘Slender Man’ was on an online forum where hints of the Slender Man story and pictures were posted as part of a thread titled Create Paranormal Images.

The picture of Slender Man submitted to the forum showed disturbed looking kids walking towards whoever was taking the picture, along with the caption:

“we didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…”The first ever picture of Slender Man from the Something Awful forums.

In the background of the picture could be seen, to those who looked closely, a tall figure with no face.

Slender Man became very popular after that and the number of pictures and stories about him exploded.

The idea of Slender Man struck a nerve because it tapped into something we all experience, that spooky feeling that something is there in the shadows stalking you, just out of view. It was nice to have a name for it, even if it was terrifying.

From the pictures and stories sprung a mythology, and then something weird started happening… people started to see Slender Man in real life.


IS SLENDER MAN REAL?

“About a week ago I saw him in the cemetery across the street from my house. At first I thought it was my imagination but at a second glance I knew it was him. Since then I can feel something watching me and at night I can feel something is in my room.

I hope this is all in my head but at the same time I’m terrified that hes coming for me.”
Picture of Slender Man near someone's window at night.
–Slender Man victim

As more and more people read Slender Man stories reports started coming in from individuals who were convinced they were being stalked by him.

Even though they had heard about how Slender Man was made up, when they looked for him in their own life they found him there lurking in the shadows.

Some people say that there’s no way Slender Man could be real, they say he was obviously made up by someone so how could he be real? Other people argue that there have been stories and sightings about beings like Slender Man throughout history, and that ‘Slender Man’ is just a new name for an old demon.

As for me I say the bottom line is this, the apparition of Slender Man feeds on fear and in fact you could say that he Scary picture of Slender Man sighting near a playground at night. is fear. He is only real if you think he’s real, and keep in mind that people can end up driving themselves crazy with the fear of Slender Man.

Once you’ve let the thought of Slender Man being real into your mind and started looking around for him you’ve summoned him into your life Bloody Mary style.

So all you gotta do is stop looking for Slender Man and he won’t come after you. Easy right?

But go ahead… next time you’re walking along a sidewalk next to some dark woods, or find yourself suddenly alone on an eerily quiet street, see if it’s possible *not* to think about how Slender Man could be there, lurking in the shadows.

And whatever you do, don’t take any pictures…

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  1. Francesca says:

    At first, I was paranoid, because I always had the strangest feeling I was being followed. Soon, I just decided to let it flooow. I stopped being paranoid, after that. Cool, right?

    • Hi Francesca,

      Definitely sounds like the right way to get rid of Slender Man, you are rare because most people don’t seem to be able to consciously forget about him once they get paranoid.

    • slenderwomen_forever says:

      why do you want to get the thoughts of him out you head i think he’s really cool :)

  2. Mandy F. says:

    That’s just the creepiest story EVER. If I have nightmares, I am gonna send you my Ambien bill. LOL! :)

  3. StumbleBum says:

    Ok, I’m officially freaked out now. :-)

    • Hi Stumblebum,

      Hehe don’t blame me blame Slender Man ;).

      Actually I wrote this post late at night when everyone was sleeping and it was super dark inside…except for the Halloween blacklights in the hallway behind me. Yeah needless to say I got a little creeped out and kept looking over my shoulder down the hallway lol.

      • KRossi says:

        I am really sacred of him and I see him almost every night I am just 11 years old pls help me I am scared

        • Hi KRossi,

          Don’t worry a lot of people have that kind of problem and there is a cure. You have to start concentrating on something more positive and not think about Slender Man stuff anymore. Eventually your mind will stop being so fearful and the Slender Man problems will fade away.

        • Heather Sitzes says:

          Krossi honey, Just ask God to put his Angels around you. Whenever you’re scared, imagine yourself in a bubble of white or golden light that nothing dark or hurtful can get through. Whenever there is evil in the world, there is Goodness to fight it with. Remember, evil is cowardly so if you face it and tell it to get lost, it loses power. Don’t forget that if you are scared there are adults who will listen and help. All my love…

          • Andrea says:

            Father, u gave advice to a little girl, 11yrs old, K.Rossi on a kids story site debatin SlenderMan. I was thrilled to see such perfect, sound advice. It was butiful to read. But above all it was th truth.

            Wen I look around at th world and my own xperiences, I often see how fate and opportunity play a big part in our lives. So I thank you
            That u were around at that precise time to hear her call for help. Bless you. Your words will hopefully change her young fearful life
            Into a carefree butterfly. I thank you for that. X

      • amber lb says:

        really? i once was reading about jeff the killer and constantly looking around.i was super scared.it was a triple dog dare so yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh……

  4. Sheena says:

    Wow this is really creepy. Just my luck I’ll get a picture like this.

  5. Indiah says:

    So scared by that story! :’)
    Not sure if I want to go for walks down my road anymore..

    • Hi Indiah,

      Just don’t look too close to the treeline haha or else Slender Man might be lurking there. Okay just kidding! You’ll be fine I promise :).

      • gabriel says:

        Yo tht shit fucken man I reelly like the idea of a tall,white scary muthafucka, and ever since I told my friends about him they started callning me

      • I know slender man Isent real god is

        • sierra says:

          i have seen slender and he was just there standing there then when i was looking at the time and then he got closer.

          • Spencer says:

            That is scary. My friend has seen him. I haven’t seen him but I’m VERY paranoid.

          • Hi Sierra,

            “and then he got closer” <—-that was a scary line!

            • Rachael says:

              Omg slendermans scary….. But not as scary as Jeff the killer. I know nothing about him but I heard someone talk about him then looked him up…. Right when all of the stuff uploaded I saw a pic of him.. I knew I could not stand him. I’m not that old either… I’m only in middle school so….. Yeah I would like to know things about him without having to see his petrifying face. To me it’s magnificently petrifying!

            • Hi Rachael,

              Ah yeah Jeff The Killer, I’ve been meaning to look up more about him and do a story on him since I’ve gotten quite a few requests on the topic. Jeff The Killer’s face is pretty scary but Slender Man is scarier to me because you can imagine him looming in the shadows everywhere. Of course, if Slender Man had Jeff The Killer’s face then we’d all die of fright lol.