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Other Beings Walking With Slender Man: Slender Man Sighting Question From Zulaikha

Picture of Slende Man sighting in woods

“I 100% believe in slenderman. I have seen him roaming in the woods. But the weird thing was that there was 2 more ppl

well girls.1 was young but scary the other looked like granny from that horror game.

PLZ let me know what this is I am seeing NEVER GO IN THE WOODS ALONE”

-question left by reader Zulaikha on the ‘Is Slender Man Real?’ story

Hi Zulaikha,

I decided to answer this in a post because I think other people might be having the same kind of problems as you are with Slender Man.

Okay so first off Slender Man is something that’s a projection of a person’s mind. And when you “see” Slender Man it is because the fears in your mind are making the things you see in the world look like him.

A deep shadow in the road outside your house? Suddenly you see the tall form of Slender Man standing there, watching you. Hazy movement far off in the woods? Slender Man is walking at a distance, stalking.

This is because of how the character of Slender Man is written and how the stories are set up, it sticks in your mind and can change to fit any situation if you focus on it.

Slender Man sighting questionSo I think that when you see these other beings, the scary girl and the horror game granny, walking along with Slender Man then you are seeing beings that have meaning in your mind personally. Since they are walking with Slender Man then they are probably occupying the same fear section in your mind as Slender Man.

The danger of “seeing” Slender Man in real life is that the paranoia about him can quickly snowball into a huge problem. Soon you are seeing him everywhere, and for you specifically the problem might be worse because you might start seeing the scary girl and the horror game granny as well.

I would recommend that you make a point of focusing on things that bring out positive images in your mind. Maybe there is a sport that you can really get into or a kind of music that lifts your spirits and puts you in a positive frame of mind. Seek out stories that deal with adventure and lose yourself in those story worlds.

You are right about one thing though, you shouldn’t go into the woods alone. Since it is a fearful thing for you if you are in the woods alone it’s a lot easier to get paranoid and start “seeing” Slender Man and his companions. Go into the woods only with friends or just stay home and read some adventure stories.

Anyway, hope this helps! If you have more questions or comments just write them in the comment section below and I’ll answer.

xo,
Anita

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10/15/2018
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“Little Red Riding Hood Was My First Love”: Shoutout This Week To Charles Dickens

Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolfOkay so usually my weekly shoutouts are to readers, people who have commented on the blog or written a message or left a voicemail or something. But…

I came across this quote by Charles Dickens today and couldn’t pass it up:

”Little Red Riding Hood was my first love.

I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.”

His first love! I never thought of a fairy tale character as something that could even qualify for such a prominent position in someone’s life.

But for Charles Dickens, Little Red Riding Hood was someone who could make him the happiest person in the world.

I wish I could talk to him and ask him more about this. What was it about the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her character that connected with him so much he actually considered her his first love??

Sadly, unless I come across something by him where he’s written more on this subject I’ll never know.

If you’ve ever fallen in love with a fairy tale character comment below and tell me about it!

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10/11/2018
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Honk for Grandma!! A real-life “Runaway Grandmother”?

Honk For Grandma Car CasketMy wife Jennifer saw this picture on Reddit and of course immediately had to text it to me because of what happened in last week’s story of The Runaway Grandmother.

The Runaway Grandmother is one of the most long running urban legends ever, and it deals with the crazy situation a family finds itself in when Grandma dies in the middle of their vacation.

The family is stuck in the middle of nowhere and doesn’t know what to do with the body, so they wrap it in a tarp and put it on the roof.

Well, let’s just say that decision causes a big problem. (You can read the rest of the story at The Runaway Grandmother Urban Legend post.)

In this picture you can see a person in Florida who has a casket strapped to the roof of their car with the words “Honk for Grandma!” written on their back window.

And there’s an arrow pointing to the casket in case you didn’t quite get the idea.

What!? Haha. I almost *ahem* …died… laughing when I saw this picture. Could it be a real-life Runaway Grandmother type situation? Or maybe someone just went over the top in decorating their car for Halloween?

And were they inspired to do this after reading The Runaway Grandmother urban legend?

Come on Person In The White SUV, tell us your story!

In the meantime I’ll definitely honk for Grandma…and crazy urban legends.

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09/23/2018