I’VE KNOWN ABOUT the Slender Man for awhile. I had an odd run in with a dark shadow one night in 2009. At the time, I was a student at the Art institute of California LA. I was having financial issues and had to live inside my van for awhile. I was homeless for about 9 months.
WELL, ONE NIGHT I was driving through Santa Monica, looking for a place to park. I turned into a side street on Ocean Park, made a U-turn, and my head lights fell upon the sidewalk, a few yards away, across the street. I saw a black shadow, fists pulled to the hip, head up, back arched, feet stomping the floor like a chicken. Head bobbing. Arms flapping. I turned right and parked up the street. I checked my rearview mirror to see if he/she/it was still on the side walk. I didn’t see anything.
I SLOWLY PULLED the van around and crept along the edge of the sidewalk. The streets were completely empty. It was around 3am.Then, as I pulled up to a street lamp, I saw the shadow. It was just a silhouette, a black shape, standing in defiance, facing my car! It stood up straight, head high, chest puffed, legs spread, in some kind of defensive position.
I SPED OFF. It was horrifying. I was so overwhelmed by terror that I didn’t sleep that night. I never found out what that was. It was just a shadow. I didn’t see a face, no clothes, just a black shape at 3am. It could have been a person, but I’ll never know. Oh, I also wear glasses. I wasn’t wearing them that night. So that could explain a lot. But why was he/she/it moving like a chicken?
I DROVE HOME during break, and I told my sister about it. She asked if I had ever heard of the Slender Man. At the time, I had no idea what that was. I looked up a video on youtube called Slender Suits. It was a documentary about the Slender Man. Later, my sister started watching something called Marble Hornets. I was never too interested and never looked it up.
AT THE END OF 2010, I developed a really bad cough. I’d cough all day, and didn’t get much sleep cause I coughed all night. It lasted well into 2011, appearing off and on at random times. Then, in 2011 I started to be really forgetful. I had trouble remembering what happened yesterday. I couldn’t remember my childhood. I even had trouble reading. My memory was going, and watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind didn’t help. It scared me.
MY SISTER STARTED talking about Marble Hornets a few days ago, on September 2nd, 2012. So I downloaded Slender, and really enjoyed playing it! Then, I finally started watching Marble Hornets. This is the first time I’ve ever watched it.
NO, I’M NOT SAYING that I’m being followed by the Slender Man. Everything that has happened to me has a logical explanation. I’m just saying the coincidences are pretty cool! And Marble Hornets began in 2009, the same year I saw that dark figure.
MY ENDLESS COUGH was due to a weakened immune system and allergies. Plus, everyone in the house was coughing. I really should have gotten that checked out. I’m fine now, though. As for the memory loss, I wasn’t sleeping too well and a lot of outside drama had my mind preoccupied more than it should have. And a bit of self induced doubt and depression didn’t help my mental state. And, the shadow chicken man back in 2009? It was probably just a transient or some weirdo wearing all black. His clothes and face merged into a shadow because I wasn’t wearing my glasses. I’m near sided.
SO FAR, MY WIFE AND I are at Entry #37. Why have I never watched this before? For an amateur youtube series, it managed to get my attention! They’ve done a really good job so far. Very interested to see how everything comes together. And that is my rant about Marble Hornets and the Slender Man. Thank you for your time!