Slender Man Explained | CreepyPasta Origin Story, Real Life Murder Trial & More

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Slender Man the movie sees release this month and as always the man made monster of mystery has a lot of hype surrounding it. Created in 2009 the Slender Man has gained a huge internet reputation over the last decade and has went on to star in Games, Documentaries and more.
Throughout this video I will be discussing the myth of The Slenderman in fiction as well as the real life murder trial that was attributed to the character. There will be some content here that some younger viewers may find graphic, so please be advised.
With that out the way, I’m Deffinition and this is my Slender man explained video.
The Origins Of Slender Man
The Slender Man originated as a creepypasta internet meme in 2009. Created by Something Awful forums user Victor Surge in 2009. The Slender Man is depicted as a black suit wearing, thin and unnaturally tall humanoid with a completely blank head and face. Often located in forests the Slender Man is known for stalking, traumatising and abducting people, mainly children.
Surge created the character when he contributed two black and white images to the forum that were made up of groups of children and the digitally added Slender Man composited over them.
Surge supplemented his submission with snatches of text-supposedly from witnesses-describing the abductions of the groups of children and giving the character the name “The Slender Man”:
The quote under the first photograph read:
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…
- 1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.
The quote under the second photograph read:
One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence.
- 1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986.
Surge attributed the character’s creation to inspiration from HP Lovecraft, Stephen King, The Tall Man from the film Phantasm and more. Surge’s intention was to formulate something whose motivations can barely be comprehended, and [which caused] unease and terror in a general population. The Slender Man quickly became an internet phenomenon and went viral. This rise in popularity spawned numerous works of fan fiction, cosplays, online fiction and more. However, the character got his first real big break in 2013 with the arrival of the game: Slender: The Eight Pages.
Slender Man The Game
Slender: The Eight Pages is set in the middle of a dense forest during the middle of the night, and is played from a first person perspective. The player’s objective is to collect all eight pages located in various areas of the forest while avoiding the Slender Man. As the player collects pages, the fog in the forest grows thicker, and Slender Man appears closer to the player’s character, though the character’s sprinting speed slowly increases as well. Slender Man moves by teleporting, creeping around the player, but only from a certain distance. If you gaze at the character for too long, static begins to fill up the screen and death eventually follows.
The game was given a full fledged release in 2015 with Slender Man: The Arrival and it follows much of the same pattern as the aforementioned title but with improved graphic, expanded areas and a wider character roster.
Slender Man: Arrival received mixed reviews with many sighting it’s scares, atmosphere and sound design being standout in the genre. Whilst the character is mainly made up from media there is also a far more controversial thing that has come from it’s creation.
The Slender Man Murder Trial
On May 31, 2014, in Wisconsin, two 12-year-old girls lured their friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to impress what they believed to be The Slender Man. The victim crawled to a road where she was found and after six days in hospital, made a full recovery. There was a long and lengthy trial for the two attackers but they were eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity and, by February 2018, convicted and sentenced to long periods in mental health institutions.




  • Are you looking forward to the Slender Man Movie? What other weird things have you heard about the character? Comment below and let me know!

    Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace un año
    • deffinition also did you forget marble hornets?

      ThisGayfuckingCactus COLORBRASThisGayfuckingCactus COLORBRASHace un año
    • I must admit I am looking forward to it even if it's bad

      ThisGayfuckingCactus COLORBRASThisGayfuckingCactus COLORBRASHace un año
  • sometimes things we feel are fake are so believed in, they become real and effect things we thought to be impossible.

    GTXcaliberGTXcaliberHace 3 meses
  • Your a sceptic its cute.

    Gwen ThurstonGwen ThurstonHace 6 meses
  • slender is real cuz i saw him when i was loss in the forest and when i saw him i thought it was a tree so i went near it but i heared a police car but i was recording but the recording didn't do much but my mom reviewed the video and saw a tall man wearing a black suits and she hug me while crying

    Zayehna CaneroZayehna CaneroHace 7 meses
    • Did he take away your ability to use proper grammar?

      TheAwkwardGabeTheAwkwardGabeHace 3 meses
    • If you had seen slenderman, this comment wouldve never been posted

      mike framemike frameHace 5 meses
  • I'm literally sitting at home holding a knife cuz I herd running in my hall. Was it Jeff the killer 🤔

    Creepypasta FanCreepypasta FanHace 7 meses
  • SO HE IS REAL!?!?

    WolfPlayzWolfPlayzHace 7 meses
    • Yes.

      Gwen ThurstonGwen ThurstonHace 6 meses
    • He is Eric Knudsen(Vitor Surge) fiction character.

      Nhat Quang NguyenNhat Quang NguyenHace 6 meses
    • Absolutely

      Creepypasta FanCreepypasta FanHace 7 meses
  • I bet you if you get to know slender well he’s a softie

    CreppyUwu PasterCreppyUwu PasterHace 7 meses
    • Looooooool

      Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace 7 meses
  • Bruh

    SherwoodSherwoodHace 8 meses
  • whats the story behind the pages why do you need to collect those to win who wrote the pages and was slender man always slender man

    Skyler JurgensSkyler JurgensHace 8 meses
    • Slender man was once a boy but I don’t know his story

      Alwasmilinfan MSPAlwasmilinfan MSPHace 8 meses
  • And years ago Son of Sam said a dog told him to kill people. Some people are sociopaths (just plain crazy) and somehow connect voices in their heads with reality. Frantic excitable and hormonal teenagers tend to be attracted to horror stories. Fortunately most of them can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.

    joan smithjoan smithHace 8 meses
  • What’s cool is the first quote on the first photo from 2009 was in the movie

    Ramsey lubeckiRamsey lubeckiHace un año
  • The movie was trash smh , it seemed like a mix between “I.T” and The Ring , it coulda been something , but fell very short ,

    Tray BrownTray BrownHace un año
    • I got a question if you were a director of a slenderman movie what will you do make it rated R, make it longer,or make it scary and not trash

      demon darknessdemon darknessHace 4 meses
    • felt the same way

      Flats FisherFlats FisherHace un año
  • The original creator was in a promo for the movie

  • Noone seems to mention the whole 'Marble Hornets' channel

    mynameisstorymynameisstoryHace un año
    • Hot-Gothics ah amazing. I hadn’t seen any of that when doing my research so it’s great for some extra insight. Definitely gonna check that out now. Thanks again!

      Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace un año
    • deffinition Marble Hornets are one of the original reasons why Slender Man is so popular. They're a web series that created essentially a documentary in which Slender Man/The Operator haunted one of the members of the team and eventually affected the entire crew by the end

      Hot-GothicsHot-GothicsHace un año
    • mynameisstory can you explain this please? I haven’t heard of it

      Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace un año
  • I'm pumped for the movie, but I think them not going with a few tough guys was not wise if they found out what he is, it might sound sexist to say they need a strong man to help them, but it's slender man, this is a teleporting being no one was able to take on, full grown adults and terrify everyone he comes in contact with, it's not sexist it's common sense to say two young girls would need help taking on a being with powers we can't even grasp and it taken out many others and can easily overpower full grown men.

    cosmic armor cell Amatsuphobia42cosmic armor cell Amatsuphobia42Hace un año
    • RIP

      King QuntKing QuntHace un año
    • deffinition yea, happy you agree, also thank you for the like

      cosmic armor cell Amatsuphobia42cosmic armor cell Amatsuphobia42Hace un año
    • cosmic armor cell Amatsuphobia42 thanks for the comment. I’m pretty sure they’re all teenage girls too.

      Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace un año
  • Dope vid!

    Fahida and The HereticFahida and The HereticHace un año
    • Fahida and The Heretic cheers mate!

      Heavy SpoilersHeavy SpoilersHace un año