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(Lansing State Journal)   Guy calls 911 after Slender Man shows up in his bushes   (lansingstatejournal.com) divider line 29
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2013-10-20 08:17:32 PM
3 votes:
Oh the TV changed channels and the volume went up and down?  LOL... Sounds like someone was in the bushes playing with a universal remote.
2013-10-21 01:11:19 AM
2 votes:
This...
img.fark.net

Is actually a PERFECT representation of the phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis, and in fact, this is probably what the image is portraying.

Sleep Paralysis is fascinating. If you've never experienced (I have, twice) it's truly horrifying. It occurs when falling asleep or waking, and it is the feeling of being completely paralyzed-- feeling as if you have a force holding you down-- combined with the most dreadful feeling that there's a malevolence  in the room with you. It's horrible. It's probably the most terrifying sensation I've ever felt, and I don't scare easily (I used to go looking for frightening situations; Nothing in the real world was ever as horrible as this).

Sleep Paralysis is the explanation for nearly every old tale (trolls, gremlins, demons, ghosts, etc.), alien abduction tale (the monster became aliens in the 20th century), and other stories in which the subject described being assaulted by a malevolent force while in bed or reclining.

I can say I hope never to experience it again. Even knowing what it was prior to it happening, I was convinced there was an intruder in my home, and I was powerless to move, to defend myself, to even check on it. Since I'm a bit more practical than some, to me the malevolent force seemed to be a burglar or murderer (a truly dangerous human) rather than a monster or alien. It felt like hours, but it was only moments. Even after I used my lucid dreaming techniques to alert myself to the possibility of it being sleep paralysis, it took what seemed like an hour to snap out of it.

It will probably happen to you some day. When it does, how you perceive the world will color what you think is happening to you. Your logical mind will betray you unless you can really fight past the delusion, and even then it will take time during which you'll feel utter terror. Some of you will be convinced you were abducted by aliens, or visited by a demon, or haunted by a ghost.

Good luck.
2013-10-20 10:57:16 PM
1 votes:

Confabulat: Also I love her:

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Who - or what - is that?
2013-10-20 10:47:35 PM
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Confabulat: It goes back longer than that.

I notice a distinct lack of business suit, and spooky no-face.


Well of course not, Slender Man was invented by Something Awful forums.

But the psychological idea behind him, and the Grey ones, and the Old Hag from legends, they all I think come from the same place in the human psyche.

The suit is new though, that's the internet for you.
2013-10-20 10:41:03 PM
1 votes:

a particular individual: "...a very thin male wearing a white hoodie standing in the bushes outside the residence that then walked away."

I'd be more concerned about the walking residence than the skinny guy with the universal remote.


I only know of one residence that can get up and walk away.

www.filterforge.com
2013-10-20 10:39:39 PM
1 votes:

Confabulat: It goes back longer than that.


I notice a distinct lack of business suit, and spooky no-face.
2013-10-20 10:32:59 PM
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: There's a lot of, what i'll call 'overlap' to be nice, between stories of Tall Greys going back decades, and the more recent Slenderman. Like most UFO and alien reports there is often some kind of electrical interference or shutting down of things.

This has me thinking people are soon going to be reporting abductions by the slenderman. And with people as dumb as they are, it will probably be taken more seriously than alien visitation. The Ghost Hunters will get to the bottom of it, i'm sure.


It goes back longer than that.

0.tqn.com
2013-10-20 10:29:40 PM
1 votes:

Shedim: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Confabulat: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x570]

I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be looking for in that picture.

Check the windows.

bsharitt: I still don't get the supposed scariness of slenderman.

The Slender Man is the ultimate stalker. It attaches itself to you for no apparent or discernible reason - even for something as passing harmlessly through where it lurks - and it cannot be escaped, eluded, bargained with or even understood. The Slender Man is an omnipresent threat. Its silence and facelessness make it terrifying because there is nothing within it that we can identify, no discernible pattern to its movements or victims. It is an implacable, unkillable unknowable that defies all human efforts of understanding.

The Slender Man will get what it wants from you, and you are utterly helpless to stop it.


So we can't bargain, understand, or identify with it being tall, wearing a suit, and standing unobtrusively in the background of pictures? Slender man more like your socially awkward cousin at weddings than any sort of horror trope. I seriously don't get the popularity.
2013-10-20 10:17:21 PM
1 votes:
www.rockpapershotgun.com

/  An image search for XCOM thin man turns nsfw surprisingly quickly.
2013-10-20 10:16:29 PM
1 votes:
In other news, it's very easy to abuse a radio transmitter to cause funky things to happen to devices that work on RF energy.  For a quick demo, take an ordinary 2m handheld ham radio.  Turn on a clock radio and position the ham radio's antenna right next to or under the clock radio and key up.  At the very least you'll get spooky noises.  If the radio has "digital controls", the tuner and volume will go up and down.
2013-10-20 10:03:00 PM
1 votes:

teenytinycornteeth: This is sort of like a creepypasta writing prompt. Electronics going crazy is almost a requirement in those stories.


Pretty much every incarnation of The Slender Man Mythos has electronics reacting to Slendy's presence, so you're definitely right there. Most common are "tears" in video footage to start off with (see Marble Hornets as an excellent example), along with other distortions of sound and picture.

On a practical standpoint, electronic interference would impede your target's ability to call for help on a mobile phone.
2013-10-20 09:48:50 PM
1 votes:

ciberido: [www.treadwells-london.com image 640x904]


Nobody will ever mess with that girl.
2013-10-20 09:43:47 PM
1 votes:
www.treadwells-london.com
2013-10-20 09:40:27 PM
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Confabulat: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x570]

I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be looking for in that picture.


Check the windows.

bsharitt: I still don't get the supposed scariness of slenderman.


The Slender Man is the ultimate stalker. It attaches itself to you for no apparent or discernible reason - even for something as passing harmlessly through where it lurks - and it cannot be escaped, eluded, bargained with or even understood. The Slender Man is an omnipresent threat. Its silence and facelessness make it terrifying because there is nothing within it that we can identify, no discernible pattern to its movements or victims. It is an implacable, unkillable unknowable that defies all human efforts of understanding.

The Slender Man will get what it wants from you, and you are utterly helpless to stop it.
2013-10-20 09:22:31 PM
1 votes:
Came for Enderman and left disappointed
images.wikia.com
2013-10-20 09:20:32 PM
1 votes:

Lance Uppercut: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be looking for in that picture.

And that's why you'll be the first to go...


i.imgur.com
2013-10-20 09:17:33 PM
1 votes:

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Confabulat: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x570]

I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be looking for in that picture.


That's just how Slender Man likes it.
2013-10-20 09:15:56 PM
1 votes:

Confabulat: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x570]


I can't even tell what I'm supposed to be looking for in that picture.
2013-10-20 09:03:41 PM
1 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-10-20 09:03:25 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

UNDENIABLE PROOF
2013-10-20 09:02:13 PM
1 votes:
I still don't get the supposed scariness of slenderman.
2013-10-20 08:51:38 PM
1 votes:
img691.imageshack.us
2013-10-20 08:44:32 PM
1 votes:
otherworldmystery.com
2013-10-20 08:35:04 PM
1 votes:
"...a very thin male wearing a white hoodie standing in the bushes outside the residence that then walked away."

I'd be more concerned about the walking residence than the skinny guy with the universal remote.
2013-10-20 08:22:48 PM
1 votes:

vodka: Oh the TV changed channels and the volume went up and down?  LOL... Sounds like someone was in the bushes playing with a universal remote.


Bawhahaha.......That's exactly what I thought.

/probably one of his buddies.
2013-10-20 08:16:20 PM
1 votes:
cdn.meme.li
2013-10-20 08:14:47 PM
1 votes:
cdn2.gamefront.com
2013-10-20 08:06:58 PM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-10-20 05:42:57 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, 911 won't be able to do much about that.
 
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