Slender Man

The Slender Man is a creepypasta story about a strange paranormal creature that abducts children. Slenderman is often described as being an unusually tall man, dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie. He has long, thin arms and legs and his face is said to be completely blank.

Slender Man

According to the legend, Slender Man can stretch or shorten his arms at will and has tentacle-like appendages protruding from his back. His presence can cause memory loss, insomnia, paranoia, nosebleeds and coughing fits.

Whenever the Slender Man appears, children are abducted. They say he lures them into the woods, then controls their mind and forces them to walk into his outstretched arms. They are never seen again.

A series of woodcuts were found in in Germany. They date back to the 16th Century and feature a tall man with no face, named Der Großmann. According to the inscriptions, he is a mythical creature who lives in the Black Forest and creeps out of the woods at night to spirit away bad children.

An old German journal, dated 1702, contains a chilling account:

“My child, my Lars…He is gone. Taken from his bed. All that was left was a scrap of black clothing. Lars came running into my bedroom yesterday, screaming at the top of his lungs. “The Tall Man is outside!”, he cried. When I asked him what he was talking about, he told me about Der Großmann. He said he went into the groves by our village and found one of my cows dead. It’s carcass was hanging from a tree. I thought nothing of it at first… But now, my poor Lars is gone. We must find him and leave this place before we are killed. I am sorry my son… I should have listened to you. May God forgive me.”

Another account was found in a book of collected folklore concerning supernatural creatures:

“When I was younger, a cousin of mine came to live with us. He was older than me and my sisters. Maybe sixteen or seventeen. We were the only family he had left in the world. He was the worst liar you’d ever meet. Anything he’d tell you was a lie. I liked him all right. We slept in a loft during the summer because it was cooler up there, me and him, and in the winters we slept on the floor closer to the stove. My sisters had their own room.

So one night my cousin wakes me up by punching me in the shoulder, and it’s summer so we’re up in the loft, and my first thought when he wakes me up is to just push him out, because I’m not happy at being waked up, you know? But before I can say anything he puts his hand over my mouth and even though it’s dark I can hear that he’s scared. “Listen,” he says, and so I listen real careful. It’s this scratching, like something on the roof, and the roof is right over our heads, mind you, ‘cause we’re in the loft. I was a trifle rattled, but I wasn’t having none of it. “So?” I says to him. “It’s just some raccoon or a cat.”

“No,” says John, “I heard it before I waked you up, it’s like footsteps, like someone’s walking up there.” I wasn’t taking no truck with that, I told you he was the awfullest liar. So I went back to sleep, but the next day my cousin tried to tell Pap about it, and Pap wasn’t having no truck with it, either. But one night later on, while we was all having supper, Pap sent out my youngest sister to fetch water from the pump we had in the back. After a while we heard Lily scream, and it was Ma who got up first, and then Pap. The rest of us stayed at the table because we was like to get in trouble if Lily was hurt and we was there to gloat. Soon enough, though, we heard Pap and Ma shouting too, so me and John went out to see if they needed our help. All they had was the water pail Lily carried out, and there wasn’t no other sign of her.At first I didn’t understand what was going on, with both Ma and Pap shouting, and by that time my other sisters come out and they started crying, and my cousin was just standing there in the yard looking off toward something.

“It’s the man walking yonder!” he yells, and he’s pointing out across the field. No one’s listening to him but me and he keeps saying it: “It’s the man walking yonder! It’s the man walking yonder!”

You already know it was suppertime, so you know the sun was setting and it was hard to see. But when I looked out over that field at the back of the house, the whole thing was lit up orange, and there was a row of big black trees that was the edge of the woods, you know? And I swear to you that I saw one of them trees moving, like a man walking away. But it couldn’t have been a man, ‘cause there ain’t no man that tall and skinny.

Papa seen it, too, I think. He took us inside and locked all the doors, and he made us keep still while he got out his rifle. We waited like that all night, Ma crying the whole time. When the sun come up we took a wagon into town and told folks what happened, though as I recall nothing much came of it. John ran off a few weeks later, and we got a new house closer to the mill where Papa worked. I still can’t manage to look at trees during sunset though, especially not on windy days when they all move back and forth, like a man walking away.”

The following is a witness account of an encounter with The Slender Man:

“After waking up with a jolt, the girl laid in bed a few seconds longer. Reaching over to switch on her bedside lamp, she tried to remember exactly what had stolen her sweet slumber away. When she couldn’t, the brunette swung her legs over the side of the bed and heaved herself up. Checking the time on her phone, she snorted when she saw it was midnight; the witching hour. Knowing that sleep would only evade her, she left her bedroom for the kitchen, a good cup of coffee on her mind.

As she passed by her front door, a chill ran down her spine. It’s only Winter, she told herself, focusing again on the coffee plan. Measuring out scoops, water, and preparing her cup kept her occupied, but as the dark liquid boiled, she had nothing left to keep her mind from wandering off. The chill returned and she couldn’t help but glance behind her to the front door. It stood there innocently enough, just like always. The deadbolt was still in place and she could see nothing amiss with it. Turning back to her coffee, she did her best to forget about the feeling.

With her cup in hand, she started back towards her bedroom. As she walked by the front door, she decided that a quick glance out of the peep hole would help calm her restless thoughts. The chill worsened with each step she took towards the door and further away from the safety and warmth of her blankets. She pressed her empty hand against the cold, metal door and took a deep breath before leading her eye to the peep hole.

At first, she could only see an inky blackness and somehow seemed to swirl in itself. When she blinked in surprise, the void melted away. She wished it hadn’t. In it’s place, there stood what she could only guess was once a man. The limbs were long and inhumanly awkward, with bulky joints branching off into several arms, not unlike the branches of a tree. The creature was draped in a black suit, somehow making the thing more nightmarish to her. The icing on the proverbial cake, however, was what passed as the hellish thing’s face. It was as though her mind blurred the ghastly visage to spare itself further shock and horror.

She shoved herself away from the door with the hand still pressed against it. The scalding mug of coffee fell, the liquid burning her bare legs as she fell backwards and tried to crawl away from the door. She knew, somehow, that her mind hadn’t been playing tricks on her. As she crab walked away from the door, she watched as tendrils as black as the void itself snake around through the cracks. The girl was trapped between the instinct to flee and the gut feeling to not turn her back on the door. When the door jolted, the urge to flee overcame her and she slipped in the burning liquid as she tried to make it back to her room.

She knew deep down that she was trapping herself in a corner, but she had to get away from the door. The girl was halfway down the hallway when she heard the previously locked door creak open. She screamed and slipped into a wall, cracking her chin on it and stunning her.

After that, there was only blackness.

“Nicole?” a warm, male voice snapped the woman out of her trance. As she turned around, she was met by one of her sister’s doctor’s. She nodded, not sure if she should say anything, or even if she could find her voice if she did have something to say. That morning, she had gotten an urgent phone call from the hospital, saying that her sister, Lindsay, was there. Before they had even let her see her, the doctor’s had pulled her off to the side and insisted that they talk to her about what might have happened. Phrases like ‘self-inflected’ and ‘assault’ had been thrown around and Nicole felt her mind reel.

She still hadn’t fully understood what they had been saying until she saw Lindsay with her own eyes. Her little sister had a bandage wrapped around her head, covering both of her ears as well as her eyes. They said it was to keep her now deadened eyes from drying out and to try to keep infection out of the wounds Lindsay had made to her ears. The doctors had guessed that either she or someone else had jammed a pencil into them to keep her off balance or to deafen herself against something. There was the mix of first and second degree burns on her hands, legs, and feet, from what was assumed to be the coffee her neighbors found slipped all over the entry to her apartment.

As Nicole walked into her sister’s hospital room the first time, she thought she had spied the silhouette of a man in the window. That, she knew, was impossible. Her sister’s room was on the third story of the hospital.

Comments

  1. HorrorFanGirl says

    whenever i think of slender man or see his name or whatever i laugh because my 4 yr old sister loves selena gomez, and when she was in the car her song ‘slow down’ came on and my sister was like “is this slender gomez?” like girl wtf?😂😂 4yr olds are too cute!

  2. kyubeychoseme07 says

    Part 2 of my story:
    Previously: *I put my face mask on and ran into the night*
    Now:
    Me: *runs into the forest and finds my cabin*
    **rustle, rustle**
    Me: *Turns around and sees nothing*
    **rustle, rustle**
    Me: Jeff, if you’re stalking on me…*gets meat cleaver ready*
    **rustling gets louder**
    Me: *gets torch out and turns it on* what the hell…
    Slenderman: *telepathically* You’re mine now.
    Me: crap. What do you want? *fumbles for the handgun*
    Slenderman: I want you to become my proxy. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Me: Why is that? And more importantly, WHAT is that?
    Slenderman: Just think of it, you becoming the new Creepypasta. I’ve heard about what you’ve done. Killing all those psycho fangirls.
    Me: Well, what would you have done with all those chicks running for your heart?
    Slenderman: B/ Do you want to become the feared or what?

    **part 3 coming soon**

  3. Lost_Phantom says

    CREEPY AF!!!!!
    BTW true story-
    When i was 5 i told slender if he stopped killing kids i would give him a surprise before i went to sleep. then i forgot and i woke up in the middle of the night toy a feeling of dread and i said ‘ill remember slender man, ill remember’ then a creepy voice whispered in my head ‘remember’ and i got so scared i ran into my sisters room. then 2 seconds later i ‘woke up’ in my sister’s room.

  4. HeraldDawnbringer says

    If this were to happen to me ill tell him that people need children for there bloodline to go on then ill be taken most likely pretty fascinating

  5. michellegarciah says

    i remember i read the slender man story when i was 7 and it scared the S^^& outta me

  6. Mormesk the Wraith says

    If slenderman were as smart as I am he would have simply teleported, avoiding the door, and going straight to Nicole, without any trouble. Slenderman also should have learned not to really on his tendrils, as, at one point, Jeff the Killer bit one of them, and those who know this story also know that it wasn’t pretty.

  7. xXHERRAARRXx says

    Okay, I’m going to tell you a true story…
    I was just sleeping, until I mysteriously woke up. I was just checking my room, so I turned around. And guess who I saw… SLENDER!!!!! What did I do? I groaned, rolled back over and went to sleep.

  8. the shadow says

    @creepypastafangirl UMMM im kinda slenders long lost brother he dosent really talk about me…

  9. bullies are losers says

    those who think slender man origin is a video game that’s wrong slender man started from meme from victor surge

  10. BeautyQueen says

    @creepypastafangirl.
    Part 2
    While Slenderman was sleeping, Eyeless Jack whispered to Bart Simpson
    Eyeless Jack: Bart, why did you tell me he was sleeping?
    Bart:Seriously? Im not repeating that episode I was in
    Mickey: My Disney Channel episodes are horrible. Im glad im a spirit.
    Eyeless Jack: Really, Mickey? “Eye” never saw your channel
    Mickey: They made a show called Good Luck Charlie, “Smile” for the video!
    Bart: My birthday is in “Marge”
    Slenderman: (wakes up. And is still laying on the bed), hey guys?
    All: Yeah?
    Slenderman: SHUT UP!!!!!! YOU ALL HAVE BAD PUNS, LET ME SLEEP!!!!!!
    Bart: If your sleeping, why are you dressed in a suit?
    Eyeless Jack: Yeah, and take off your white cloth on your face. How do you eat children with that?
    Slenderman: (No reply, slowly turns around, silently)

    Please give the credit to creepypastafangirl. She is the one who started the idea. Thanks

  11. slendy_iz_scary says

    Slenderman iz AWESOME!!!! He izn’t scary, but slendy iz scary sounds awesome so ya…

  12. EyelessJack says

    @Creepypastafangirl
    Thank you! ^^
    But I’m not really funny through,
    So you might have to make something up,
    Ok?(Sorry
    But Thanks, :)
    ~ Eyeless Jack

  13. creepypastafangirl says

    @EyelessJack Don’t worry, I’ll make a story with you in it! Might take a while, though. I need some funny inspiration.

  14. creepypastafangirl says

    QUIET!!! It’s time for bed!
    Slendy: *sighs* what a hard day. Well, now I can relax and-
    Smile Dog: *howls*
    Slendy: What do you want, Smile?
    Smile: *continues howling*
    Slendy: Smile, HUSH!
    LATER…
    Slendy: *sleeping* *wakes up to get a drink*
    Jeff: Go to sleep… *holds knife to Slendy’s throat*
    Slendy: JEFF WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!?!?
    Jeff: Just practicing. Was that good?
    Slendy: Yes. Terrific. Now GO BACK TO BED!!!!
    Jeff: Okay, okay!
    Slendy: *sighs and goes back to sleep*
    Squidward: *practices his clarinet- horribly*
    Slendy: *growls and breaks Squidward’s clarinet* QUIET!!!!!! I’M TRYING TO SLEEP!!!!!!!
    Everybody in the room: *stares awkwardly in silence*

  15. Icyblu4211 says

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for this story for months. Does anyone else like watching Tobuscus play Slender? BTW the Slenderman is the result of the universe’s Schrodgner’s Cat Expirement. He is both everywhere and nowhere until his victim compresses him into the place where he is. Which explains his ability to vanish and take people to an undisclosed region, or possibly another dimension. Being an interdimensional being would also explain why the Slenderman breaks the square-cube law. The Rake is just an alien associate of the Slenderman.

  16. Paradise says

    My brother plays SlenderMan on his laptop…I always hide with my other brother behind the pillows and peek through our eyes lol.

  17. SoulEaterEvans says

    *TRUE STORY*When my sister and I had told my mom about this,she said that my cousin had seen something similar when he was a kid.The weird thing is that he said he had a dog with him and the adults never saw him.I got chills after that…

  18. Phantom-Menace-Wolf says

    I remember when I played Slender…really the only creepy thing about Slender is knowing your being followed by man with no face.

  19. OrangeAcid says

    Me and my twin brother are OBSESSED with the Slender Man. We’ve watched the documentaries, read the stories, played the games, and reasearched him for almost two months now. I even thought I saw him once, around three months ago. I was sitting alone in my living room, and it was raining outside. I looked out to see if my brother was coming home (he had to go get some stuff for me) and I saw a huge figure standing behind my mom’s car.

  20. paranormal99 says

    I love slender man! I think I might’ve saw him once, a few months ago. There was this really long, impossibly thin figure standing in my driveway in the middle of the fog, and it kept pacing and staring at the window xD

  21. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    @DeathBlasted
    I would like to sincerely apologize. I never thanked you for your touching comment. You made my day, and I forgot to thank you, and so I’m sorry.

  22. GoldenDreamer11 says

    haha slendy. ive read about him before but what if you for reallzzz see him. (i had a momment when i thought i did) would you give him $20? cuz im broke haha

  23. sirrens quinn says

    the slender man story is really creeping me out, but it reminds me of an episode of R. L. Stine’s the haunting Hour, there was a camp, and a ghost that haunted it who kidnapped children in their dreams, the one difference, this one had a Marylin Manson face!!!!!

  24. Pixy Stix<3 says

    @XxVampGirlxX ^^^ LOL!! Ur tissue box! XD! I have seen pics of Slender man, and it creeps me out, once I saw a pic of TWO slendermen, one was closer to the camera, and the other was farther away, closer to the house/barn. Creepy…

  25. XxVampGirlxX says

    Last night I was lying in my bed, and I had a picture frame on my nightstand and there was a slight reflection in it, so I was looking at it and it saw like, something square something white on top and I was like, “NOOOOOO! HES COME FOR ME!!!!” and I looked over and I saw… MY TISSUE BOX! xD

  26. Ilovetacos says

    @EllyTheFreak….We’re DOOMED :O :(( And by the way,right now I’m in a hotel that’s like three hundred meters away from the forest….WAIT I THINK I SAW SOMETHING.Oh,nevermind.It was just my taco.

  27. Ilovetacos says

    Thanks @beachgirl :) and @EllyTheFreak,I played the game.Now I think I have severe traumas and brain damage.Btw I’m in Germany right now,and the legend says people saw him here and in Great Britain so …. D:

  28. EllyTheFreak says

    I love slenderman :D And you guys should check out the game slender, it’s based on slenderman.

  29. Ilovetacos says

    The Slender Man
    By Ilovetacos

    He hides in the forest
    He watches you all
    He looks like a tree
    Very skinny and tall

    He catches young children
    He comes in your dream
    They never found corpses
    They never found Him

    They say it’s a spider,
    They say it’s a log
    But who knows what’s hiding
    In the forrest’s fog?

    He can come and get you
    Whenever he wants
    Just by looking at him,
    You’ll pee in your pants

    Don’t think about it
    And don’t play the game…
    Remember those corpses?
    You’ll be the same!

    Thanks for reading my poem :D hope you liked it

  30. Ilovetacos says

    It was dark and scary.No sounds,no light,no space.A nightmare with no ending.She couldn’t remember anything.Just the black emptiness that she saw from the moment she opened her eyes.She coulnd’t move at all,maybe just her fingers.She tried to get out ,but she didn’t have enough force.Then,she realised she will suffocate soon,so she waited.And waited,and waited….But nothing happened.She didn’t die.She didn’t escape either.She just stayed.Stayed in darkness by herself.All alone.Her breath was gone,her heartbeat was non existent and the tears weren’t there.She was dead.Dead,but still alive.Alive,but lonely.As the days passed,she tried to remember her past life.She then started to realise that her afterlife was as lonely as her past life.She grew up all by herself,with nobody except her dead mother knowing about her existence.She lived a long,sad life full of unhappiness and died in a car accident.Her life seemed meaningless,just like her death,just like her entire existence.A week passed,then a month,a year,a decade…She wasn’t even thinking anymore.She was just sleeping,trying to forget.Maybe that happened alteady,and maybe that’s why she was unconscious at the beggining:because she tried to forget before.But as she was thinking this,she thought she heard a sound.A voice.Scared,she stood still.She didn’t know what to do.She tried to scream,but she didn’t have a voice.She never had one,just like she never had a heartbeat.She heard laughs,and she tried to open the coffin she was in one more time.Her white,pale hands didn’t touch the coffin like before,they just passed trough it.That means she was still alive when she was here…SHe died without even realising it…But that didn’t matter anymore,she could get out of here!As she rised,she saw the people who were laughing before.She saw them staring at her with a terrified face as she was rising from her grave.She tried to come closer,wanting to know what happened,but it was too late:The three kids started to run and in their hurry,they fell into a newly digged grave,dying immediately.The ghost started to cry.She cried,and cried and cried,knowing that those three little kids will share the same life as her.Feeling guilty,she went into their grave and stayed with them until they became ghosts.She never let them out of the coffin.Because of the impact with the ground,all of them had lost their memories so they didn’t remember anything.The ghost started to tell them that she was her mother,that they died together and that this is their home.She wasn’t alone anymore.She told stories and she felt happy.She had a purpose now.Everything seemed perfect until one day.That day the boys suddenly dissapeared.It was all just a dream.She had never come out of her grave,nor did she met the three boys.It was just an illusion.She started to become afraid,afraid of not being able to really die,just to lay in darkness,paralised,for an eternity.Because that’s what really happens in the afterlife. Now that you know,what would you choose?Would you rather sleep forever,or be alone for an eternity?

  31. furrykinz2234 says

    I heard many things about what Slenderman does to children: my friend told me,he mutates them into another slenderman. I was playing on a virtual world and also found out more info,they told me he absorbs the children,by absorbing there energy,then there fluids,causing them to dry out like a prune,and turn into nothing,I also heard that he sometimes,takes the children and puts them inside another dimension,where they can have anythign they want,but I am not really sure,thats what I heard

  32. ScaryRowan says

    Still nothing posted? Huh I never realized what a big part of my life this is…

    @nightmare_night that’s a good story, but if it was copied I take it back.

  33. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Great story, nightmare_night!
    I am currently eating a lovely bowl of bone-dry cereal because we are out of milk.

  34. The Vault Dweller says

    Slenderman is no mach against… The most interesting man in the world because this man is so charming that slenderman want to be abducted by him

  35. DeathBlasted says

    @xXPhantomWolfFangXx you don’t know how mug i want to be like you. you are absolutely amazing. I love all your stories GREATEST PERSON EVER

  36. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    @reTARDIS
    Thank you for your kind words! :) I’m not the best there is though. As much as I’d like to be, there are plenty of people better than me. It was super-duper kind of you to say that, though! Really, you guys are just making my day. :)

    @Slenderman
    HAI!!!!!!!!

  37. Duality says

    @xXPhantomFangWolfXx
    You call that a story? That’s ART! The way you structured it and the plot is just… Wow! A story for a story :D

  38. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    See, the funniest part is that I am using an old computer, and there are so many comments on “Tell Me Your Story” that when I try to open the window it crashes my computer! LOL XD

  39. Horror_Chica says

    I’ve Heard of slender man it’s this scary game search it up on YouTube it’s about u having to collect 8 pages while making sure slender man doesn’t come and abduct u or something

  40. SuperFunGirl says

    Ive been abducted by slenderman jk hahaahahah i.,…..ummmmm.who is slenderman i read the story for me it doesnt make sense sorry…

  41. MegIz says

    The Diary of Candice Green

    December 17th, 1994:
    December has not been a blast. Blizzards are coming and going, and my best friend Tiffany has been murdered. I was the one who found her body. Her body was sprawled across my indigo bedroom carpet. Blood leaked from her mouth, and her throat was slashed. I went to go get my parents but when we came back, they body was gone. So was the blood. My parents think I’m going crazy. I’M NOT GOING CRAZY.

    December 25th, 1994:
    Christmas Day is here! There’s only one present under the tree for me. The rest are all to Brandi, my little sister. I opened the box a few minutes ago and have been horrified ever since. Inside is a chilling sticky note:
    “Dearest Candice, You’re next. Tiffany is not dead—she’s just . . . moved on. In Hell.”
    Of course, now it’s gone. My parents have just come home from work. They’re yelling at me as I write for opening the one present. I just sigh and write.

    December 31st, 1994:
    The power is out. I can barely manage to see with the flashlight I’m holding up, since it’s flickering. We’re not very high-class.
    All I can hear is the snow hitting the top of the slick roof. This is the worst blizzard I’ve ever experienced in the last fifteen years I’ve lived. But, I’ve got blankets, flashlights, pen and paper. That’s all I need.
    I’m all alone. My parents and Brandi are huddled together in Brandi’s room, on the other side of the house. But I don’t mind. I’m used to this. But I think Tiffany’s killer is going to strike tonight. I’m only a slight bit scared.
    2:29 A.M
    Oh no . . . please . . . help me! I hear screaming in Brandi’s room! I’m so scared. I woke up but I shouldn’t have. Now, I’m going to experience the pain Tiffany and Brandi and my parents did.
    I’m silently screaming in my mind. I’m crying, but trying to stop. I’m so terrified . . . ! What is he going to do to me?
    The power has come back on. I crept to Brandi’s room. Inside, my family was gone. Katie, our German shepherd, is whimpering in the corner. I wonder what happened. I run back to my room and sit down. You may wonder why I have my diary on me at all times. It’s because I

    (The rest of the diary entry was covered in crimson colored blood when discovered. They never found Candice or her family. All the evidence they have is the blood . . .)

  42. scarycheyni1998 says

    Thank you Scaryforkids! I been asking for sooooo loooong. Finally got Slenderman! :) So happy.

  43. killerkat101 says

    I love the slender man he really creeps me out but why children what did they do to him does he eat them or something :D

  44. Ali says

    I LOVE SLENDERMAN! I read about him obsessively a few weeks ago. I know almost everything about him! :D

  45. Dragon Slayer says

    Slender man, slender man please play for me a sad melody
    So sad that it makes everybody cry-y-y-y
    A real hurtin’ song about a hunting that’s gone wrong ’cause I don’t want to cry all alone *_+

  46. Dragon Slayer says

    My friend and her mom have been studying slender man for a few years now and she has told me much about him. His ‘legend’ as you call it is he goes over to a house take children. Sighting reports describe him slightly different, like, no face or they see him with 6 arms. They came out with saying that he might be a form of arachnid and that is highly possible. They say he lives forever but that might not be the case considering the wide spread of reports and the time line of it, slender man might be a race of arachnid that’s lived for centuries. Why he take children was never clear to me. However, I think they use them to continue their race. How? I don’t know, you would have to look deeper into this.

  47. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    Creepy, but I’m really glad this was posted because I FREAKING LOVE SLENDERMAN!!!!!!!!!

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