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Known as a fictional supernatural character created on the internet, Slenderman is described as a thin, strange-looking tall humanoid in a black suit. Having a featureless face, this paranormal figure remains a myth of the digital age.
See the fact file below for more information on the Slenderman or alternatively, you can download our 20-page Slenderman worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
HISTORY AND ORIGIN
- Slenderman was created by Eric Knudsen, a forum poster who goes by the screenname “Victor Surge”. This creature first appeared on June 10, 2009, on a thread on the Something Awful Internet forum.
- Eric joined a photoshop contest on the forum with the challenge “create paranormal images”. Aside from posting Slenderman’s picture, he added a few texts, supposedly describing witnesses’ encounters with the creature.
- Zack Parson’s That Insidious Beast, Stephen King’s The Mist, Mothman, and the Mad Gasser of Mattoon inspired Eric to give life to Slenderman, aiming to create something that is too hard to comprehend and understand, instilling anxiety and terror in the minds of readers.
- He is imagined as wearing a black suit, having limbs and torsos which can stretch in lengths to capture his prey.
- Mostly described as a thin and very tall supernatural male being with unnaturally long arms and legs, Slenderman appears to have four to eight black tentacles that come out of his back.
- His face is pale, having no visible features because of the gauze or cloth wrapped around it. Some believe his face looks different to each person who has seen him.
- Sometimes, he is seen wearing a hat – either a bowler, fedora, or a top hat. He may also be spotted wearing a red or gray scarf, with his hands kept behind his back or at his sides.
- Marble Hornets, a YouTube web series, also featured Slenderman’s ability to interfere with audio and video frequencies, as well as the “Slenderman symbol”, which became part of the creature’s slang.
- People’s attention is drawn to his mysterious aura. His victims are hypnotized and helpless enough to stop themselves from walking towards him.
- Victims close to Slenderman tend to experience rapid attacks of paranoia, nightmares, and delusions, followed by nosebleeds – these are forms of “slender sickness”.
- Despite rumors about him killing children exclusively, no one can confirm whether his only motive is murder.
- It is commonly thought that Slenderman lives in suburban woods and forests, unbothered if he is exposed to daylight or snapped in photos.
- Slenderman loves to frighten people who are paranoid about his existence. Slenderman’s favorite habit is stalking: appearing to float or drift around rather than walk. This explains why he is able to remain mobile despite the weird proportions of his body.
- Some people claim that they have seen Slenderman, They say that he is mostly seen at night, peeping through open windows and appearing out of nowhere in front of lone motorists on remote and quiet roads.
- No one knows the main purpose of Slenderman. Until now, people do not know when they have violated or crossed Slenderman’s boundaries.
- Brazilian Cave Paintings. An oddly elongated character with extra limbs accompanying a child was seen in the Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil. These cave paintings are believed to be from 9000 BC.
- Egyptian Hieroglyphs. First of all the hieroglyphic symbols, a strange figure with a number of upper limbs was carved in Pharaoh Wazner’s tomb.
- German Woodcuts. Hans Freckenberg, a woodcutter from Germany, featured photos of a skeletal, multi-limbed creature. Many believed that Freckenberg was trying to describe “Der Großmann”, also known as the Tall Man. Legends say that he was a fairy residing in the Black Forest, chasing naughty children who crept into the woods way past their bedtime.
- Roman Mythology. A Romanian fairytale highlights the legend of the Tall Man, a possible basis for Slenderman’s descriptive features.
- English Mythology. The “Tree Man”, a slim-bodied creature with branch-like appendages, was also introduced as an English myth parents used to tell their children to stop their bad behavior.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Slenderman across 20 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Slenderman worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Slenderman which is described as a thin, strange-looking tall humanoid in a black suit. Having a featureless face, this paranormal figure remains a myth of the digital age.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Slenderman Facts
- Internet’s Worst Nightmare
- Slendy or Not Slendy?
- Slendy’s Backstory
- Slendy’s Hungry
- Stay Away, Slendy
- Jack and Slendy
- Sketch Slendy
- An Anonymous Face
- Letters to Slendy
- Slenderman Sightings
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