What is the Slenderman Phenomenon?

by Christine B.

The Slenderman, is a paranormal entity that has been a part of folklore for centuries. It has been a part of many different cultures including Fear Dubh (or, The Dark Man) in Scotland, the Dutch Takkenmann (Branch Man), and the German legend of Der Großmann or Der Grosse Mann (the Tall Man).

The scariest part of the legend is that it often preys on children. Children have been known to disappear after the Slenderman has been sighted near them.

He appears wearing a dark suit, red or black tie, white shirt, and with no visible eyes or mouth or other defined facial features. He appears to have no hair most times he has been seen. His arms and legs are longer than average and is usually between six and fifteen feet tall.

Some theorize that he is a time or Quantum dimension traveler, but if that were the case why does he most often show up near children?

The Slenderman behaves in an aggressive manner, and is almost always a source of fear for those who encounter him. He seems to enjoy torturing people he targets and stalks, and his stalking might go on for years. No one has yet discovered why he acts the way he does and where he comes from.

He communicates telepathically to his targets and once he does, they act as though they have been possessed. Many victims report that he controls their mind.

Slenderman’s abilities are varied and disturbing. He has the ability to become invisible, the ability to change the height and length of his arms and legs, he can change his arms into tentacles and can actually grow additional arms/tentacles from his back and shoulders. He seems to be able to use a form of teleportation, as he appears and disappears at will. There has been some indication of space-time warping as well.

Video and audio distortion has also been experienced when Slenderman has been in the vicinity. Some believe this is because Slenderman gives off some sort of Sigma Radiation.

If any of my readers have had any experiences with a Slenderman, I’d love to hear about it.

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