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The Slender Man (also referred to as Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. "Victor Surge") when he posted two alleged photos of the creature in 2009.
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From internet hoax to urban legend to real life danger, ABC News has your coverage of the Slender Man saga. The chilling tale began with two 12-year-old girls who stabbed a classmate 19 times in the woods of Waukesha, Wisconsin while at a sleepover. The girls claim they were trying to please the online demonic creature, Slender Man. See the slender man interrogation, and interviews surrounding the slender man stabbing case. Originating as an internet meme Slender Man is a fictional character known for his tall and thin stature, featureless face that appears from myth to abduct and traumatize those that summon him through the Slender Man game. Stay tuned for all the updates on the slender man stabbing, and how slenderman turned from an urban myth to an internet meme and now cult phenomena.
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