The Slender man

Der Großmen

What is the slender man?

The slender mans appears to have started as a meme, however, this may not be the case. "The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional Supernatural charecter that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Aweful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. "Victor Surge") in 2009."(wikipedia,2015). Many beleave the slender man to be all too real. I set out to answer the question;what is the slender man.


German manuscripts

There have been many medieval German manuscripts describing "Der Grobßmann" or, the tall man. The legend states that Der Grobßmann was punished for murdering or kidnapping children by being strung from a tree by the arms and legs, dislocating them and killing him. The legend goes on to state that his spirit punishes bad children, taking them away."The “tall man” is generally depicted as an unusually tall (he can grow to different heights; capable of blending in with the trees of a forest) and completely bald figure sporting a business suit with either a red or black tie. He has no eyes, nose, or ears, and has a very wide grin running from one side of his face to the other (or no mouth at all). In some cases he is reported as having a hat, tentacles, or multiple limbs sprouting from his back which he uses to ensnare his prey.(Brandon Tomlinson,Blackfalds).


The henderson horse farm incident

in1953, a horsefarm farm was owned and run by Ted Wilcox Henderson (41 years old), Judi Henderson (wife, 36), and Tracy Henderson (daughter, 6). On the morning of June 15th, neighbors called local police complaining of hearing screams and the sounds of gun fire originating from the property.

Sherrif Clint Denterman and two deputies, Dan Parks and Chris Fine, arrived at the farm at 8:34 AM. They found that horses in the barn had been torn apart, "almost as if attacked by wild animals." Inside the main house, reports stated the presence of fresh blood throughout the living room, kitchen, and hallway.

Ted Wilcox Henderson was found in the bedroom, barricaded behind furniture. Next to him was the body of his wife, killed by a shotgun blast to the chest. Ted still had the weapon in his hands.

Ted was charged with the murder of his wife. However, due to his catatonic state, he was admitted to

Jenkins Mental Hospital in Sandy Plains, Polk County. Ted remained in a catatonic state for over three years. On the third anniversary of the murder, Dr Dauton on June 15th, 1956 refer to a "Skinny fella… suit… looking at me…" who had taken both Judi Henderson and her daughter Tracy. Ted claimed that Judi begged him to shoot her, and felt that he had "saved her" by doing so. However, after lamenting that he had been unable to stop the "skinny man" from absconding with his daughter, Ted commenced to "slam his face repeatedly" into the steel table at which he was seated, having to be restrained and sedated by hospital orderlies. Less than seven hours later, at approximately 3:00 am the 16th of July, Ted was found dead in his room after apparently escaping his restraints and chewing through his own wrist, severing the ulnar artery and bleeding to death. The body of Tracy Henderson was never found, however a photograph taken about a week before the Henderson Farm incident shows what appears to be a suited man standing in front of the stables, which some claim to be the Slender Man(slenderman.wikidot,2015)


One popular theory is that the slender man is a tulpa. Tulpas are creatures or spirits that are created through people's belief in them.

Another is that the slender man is an extra terrestrial being.

The theory that I found most interesting was the 4th dimensional being theory. This is the theory stating that the slenderman is a dimensional traveler. This directly relates to the theory of particle duality.

My opinion

I beleave one form of the slender man must exist. The evidence behind the thin one is too great to be ignored. While there are claims against that the slenderman is just a meme. This would not explain the henderson horse farm, or the cave paintings, or the legend of Der Grobßmann. I beleave that the slender man exists.