Who is Slender Man? | 20/20 | ABC News

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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  • I will answer what slenderman is... a FAKE faceless tall man that is a creepypasta SMH

    Rap!d BRRap!d BRHace un día
  • I love urban legend, every generation as them,

    Lawrence VellaLawrence VellaHace 3 días
  • Get a life! And grow up!

    Hells FuryHells FuryHace 6 días
  • oh god 20/20 OH GOD YOUR FROM 2020 AAAAAAA

    BlueShark WhaleBlueShark WhaleHace 6 días
  • Mommy is that slenderman No honey thats your dad Really No thats you looking into a mirror

    Greasy PoopGreasy PoopHace 7 días
  • Welp ganna go leave america

    Haygen ArcillasHaygen ArcillasHace 19 días
  • I mean it's fine to like the creepypasta and research it

    thegamemaster YTthegamemaster YTHace 21 un día
  • Slender Man is used just like a Creepypasta and I know his story

    Ranko SaotomeRanko SaotomeHace 23 días
  • How do u even know he isnt tho? Its like aliens or santa--just cuz u dont see something dosnt mean its not real 🤔😐😦

    Susan Jones-StewartSusan Jones-StewartHace 24 días
  • the first photo was photoshoped its fake slenderman is not real

    steven universesteven universeHace 24 días
  • Slender man huh wut about sl ender man?

    john garciajohn garciaHace 27 días
    • Ender man is in slendet man

      john garciajohn garciaHace 27 días
  • He killed him self. And his name is Simon I think

    Phill MeiklejohnPhill MeiklejohnHace un mes
  • 2:59 lmao😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Idk IdkIdk IdkHace un mes
  • 2:44 tho😂

    Idk IdkIdk IdkHace un mes
  • 😱😱😱

    Maria Angelica Llanos CalaMaria Angelica Llanos CalaHace un mes
  • ano so slender man at si anak nya ano kakampi

    Reynes mondonedoReynes mondonedoHace un mes
  • It's think the picture is photoshopped

    Richie PenaRichie PenaHace un mes
  • Everyone asks: where is slender man But they never ask: is slender man okay

    Leah SolizLeah SolizHace un mes
    • Is slender man okay?

      Nejk gamesskNejk gamesskHace un mes
  • He's not real for crying out loud

    Daryl FieldsDaryl FieldsHace un mes
  • Who would yu prefer Slender man -like Pennywise-comment

    Jm AbundoJm AbundoHace un mes
  • Slenderman has been around since 1964 when a farmer's tractor fell over onto him and as he cried out for help, he saw a very tall figure in a suit walking into the woods with his 8 year old daughter. He reported that they were holding hands. He also stated that he hollered for his daughter but she didn't notice

    Suicide KlownSuicide KlownHace un mes
  • Explain.How the f*** you can get blind to lokking at a poor man who can't bought a mask or smnh so he takes his grandma smelly socks and puts in on the head.How scary

    the_alien 34the_alien 34Hace un mes
  • Yass Marble hornets

    Nataline SaminaNataline SaminaHace 2 meses
  • Its fake am a nine year old boy thats so creepy😐😶🙄

    ESTBOYESTBOYHace 2 meses
  • I love this video

    Gacha ShadowGacha ShadowHace 2 meses
  • I have seen him

    Slender YEET353Slender YEET353Hace 2 meses
  • Finally hitmans real but hes good at hiding: shows hes good at his job (I mean slender)

    just dance - grime topicjust dance - grime topicHace 2 meses
  • i know everything about slender man

    Mariusz OlszewskiMariusz OlszewskiHace 2 meses
  • What about jeff the killer?

    Asmodeus the demonAsmodeus the demonHace 2 meses
    • He isn't real too. m.esproject.info/it/video/hoixiN7VpdywmNg

      Nhat Quang NguyenNhat Quang NguyenHace 27 días
  • I know what it is ... is Simon(:D

    Coolest GurlAshleyLynCoolest GurlAshleyLynHace 2 meses
  • help me slenderman is killing me

    Mark ArnaudvilleMark ArnaudvilleHace 2 meses
  • Welp thats some crazy shit.🙃

    SYDSYDHace 2 meses
  • His name is simon

    Jackson NguyenJackson NguyenHace 3 meses
  • He's my favorite creepypasta

    Ava WhiteAva WhiteHace 3 meses
  • 😶

    Sabertooth BeastSabertooth BeastHace 3 meses
  • Yall dont like creepy pasta and it shows

  • i saw slenderman

    Noel Cadis Raizel PerezNoel Cadis Raizel PerezHace 3 meses
  • I see why people are scared of me now..

  • Dude Slenderman Is from THE GAME Slenderman

    TheCrystalGamerLoLTheCrystalGamerLoLHace 3 meses
  • i think! that slender lives in the woods and he also will play with kids and bring them to the mansion and Eat them alive.........

    AlphaWinter GamesAlphaWinter GamesHace 3 meses
  • Wait!? Has a mouth!?!?!?!?!?

    Haylee AllenHaylee AllenHace 3 meses
  • I dont think slenderman is hurting people He takes kids to play with sally,he kills people because we dont want to be with him. As i know Slenderman is a great person

    Oscar Lerado JrOscar Lerado JrHace 3 meses
  • Who plays Granny let me know because I know the story about him

    Melissa Mendoza-LopezMelissa Mendoza-LopezHace 3 meses
  • Has Anyone Actually Seen Slenderman For Real???

    Freddie StrangerFreddie StrangerHace 3 meses
  • My friend seen slenderman

    khooshall serialkhooshall serialHace 3 meses
  • Roses are red violets are blue. I have been tricked with this, some of u have too .-.

    Paper Preston PlayzPaper Preston PlayzHace 3 meses
  • I believe it and it's kind of cool it makes me want to go out and be in the woods😆

    gacha alyagacha alyaHace 3 meses
  • slender man is not real

    Dayashankar PandeyDayashankar PandeyHace 3 meses
  • So slender man just gonna kill anyone😕😒😒

    Earl The pearlEarl The pearlHace 3 meses
  • PFFFT Slender man more like *BLENDER MAN* PFFFFT XD XD

    XxCaptainLuckxX xDXxCaptainLuckxX xDHace 3 meses
  • Didnt some college kids make this up as a project and people just ran with it thats what i heard anyway

    Zaka RachiZaka RachiHace 3 meses
  • Me- sees Splendor man Also me- YEYEYEYEYE

    Xx Creepყ Cruოხz xXXx Creepყ Cruოხz xXHace 3 meses
  • Kids who belive in slender man definitely need mental help

    Jameela RafiqJameela RafiqHace 3 meses
  • slender can you come to my school tomorrow? plewse


  • Who’s heard of his brothers?

    Hurt.Hurt.Hace 4 meses
  • i fear slender man lmao lol

    Radhika SachdevRadhika SachdevHace 4 meses
  • my. frend. say. he. is. fake. I. say. he's. not

    RubiRubiHace 4 meses
  • If slender man was real, don't ya think he'd of been caught by now. Just like all the other creepy pasta weirdos .

    Joanne DwyerJoanne DwyerHace 4 meses
  • Selenderman her real name is simon

    Daris2011 ZulkefpleyDaris2011 ZulkefpleyHace 4 meses
    • That is fan fiction and Slender Man isn't real,He is just the OC made by Eric Knudsen(Victor Surge).

      Nhat Quang NguyenNhat Quang NguyenHace 4 meses