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In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.

That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.

The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.

From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Delhi, Moskow etc.

At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.

This Man

Please visit thisman.org for the full story.

DERPNOTE: This isn’t a creepypasta proper, obviously. I stumbled onto this website tonight and found it very intriguing and, of course, creepy. Particularly because I’m totally falling for the feeling that I’ve seen him before, too! Anyhow, I thought you guys might enjoy reading about & discussing this enough to make it worth posting.

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  • Rage_Quitter

    :O …….. Its Mr. Welldone!

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    • AssHat

      BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    • Anonymous

      I was expecting to be scared by the picture like I was with smile dog or the rake but on this one I LMAO

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  • YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    Thats really creepah.

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  • Mademoiselle Snape

    YES. So glad to see This Man make an appearance on the site!

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  • http://mtype.tumblr.com Elmarco

    I’ve heard of this before. Apparently This Man isn’t really defined as a nice person, or indeed an evil one. Apparently he can lead people out of nightmares, or sometimes he takes on a more evil character, and murders the sleeper in their dream.
    Interesting.

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    • Kenzie

      That kinda goes along with what my mother says. I told her, “Hey mom, doesn’t this guy look oddly familiar?” She replies, “No.” I say, “Oh. Well I think he does, even though I don’t think I’ve seen him anywhere…” to which she replies, “That’s cause he looks like a pedophile.”

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      • Anonymous

        I think he is the Grim Reaper, more or less. I feel he leads people on certain dream paths so when they wake up, they can either turn their life around or keep doing what they’re doing. I think he warns people in their dreams, showing what their future holds.

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        • Anonymous

          So, my future holds death involved with sharks and shipwrecks, then.

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    • Fiona

      I know him as “the soldier.” I’ve had a recurring nightmare since I was 5 and he’s not the one who kills me, but he helps the person who does. This actually really freaked me out.

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  • http://www.youtube/cockneypasta Steven ‘cockney pasta’ Long

    how did you get my passport photo… just joking. im gonna have a butchers at the page about him now. nice one mate.

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  • Stephan D. Harris

    Shit… I was just reading about this guy a few nights ago.

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    • silentone66

      i’ve seen videos, pages, and stuff Q.Q scary D:

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    • WonkyTARDIS

      Fucking… AGH.
      Don’t read this at night.
      Screen on full brightness.
      Room in total darkness.
      Live alone (except for a cat).
      You can only imagine how fucking terrified I was to scroll across that photo. I dun wanna dream about This Man. ;-; it’s probably inevitable now…
      Good thing I have a stash of 5 hour energies!

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  • http://www.fightnext.com Shape Shifter

    I have never seen this man before but now that i saw him i’m most likely going to dream about it…

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    • Stephan D. Harris

      That’s the way this hoax works. It started as a bunch of made up crap, but then once people read the story and the saw the face, they actually start to dream of him. Kind of brilliant actually.

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      • It’sMeTheDerp

        And cruel..

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        • Shane

          Yeah… this is creepy… I have seen him in my dream before I knew the story existed… hmmm….

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        • Demian

          Total hipster
          I saw him before it was cool

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        • Hello

          If you don’t mind me asking, what was it about?

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      • x24sonic

        Sounds kind of like the smile dog ordeal.

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        • Anonymous

          crap so im gonna see this guy in my dreams. thanks a lot creepypasta

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        • The Doctor

          Erm… What were you expecting?

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  • http://www.fightnext.com Shape Shifter 2

    Wow i have never seen this guy before but it is interesting that many people have.

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  • Grey

    Im so glad a new tag is going to be here for true tales. I submitted alot of pastas about BEKs because i find them interesting… i think they are real evil. I think we will have fun w/ the new tag. ^o^ This is also a very creepy story. 0.0

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  • Darron Donahue

    Hmm he looks vaguely familiar, but can’t place him. Oyea he said “wuzup bra cal meh Bob.” and I was like “oki dawg!”

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  • THEN WHO WAS….nevermind…

    Yeah thats some creepy stuf right there….

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  • This Man

    well this is awkward…

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    • haha, swag

      o_o

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  • little

    i have seen him before… on the internet, someone was trying to scare me…

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  • Jesus

    he looks like someone famous…

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  • UndKeineEier

    Pretty unprofessional of the psychiatrist to leave a patient’s drawing out on his desk. Also this guy looks like Micheal J. Anderson.

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    • UndKeineEier

      On second thought it doesn’t really look that much like him.

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  • L

    He looks like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, if he were slightly more primative.

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    • Anonymous

      It looks like sheldon mixed with jacks films

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  • Adze

    I’m just glad that after reading these comments, none of them had said “Ermahgerd! I like totally saw him in my dreams!”

    I kinda expected that’s how each comment would look.

    Read the comments section for any Japanese urban legend on scaryforkids.com and you will instantly lose your faith in humanity. Take any obviously fake story and EVERYONE will be crapping themselves believing it…

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    • Scaryforkids.com goer

      Ermahgerd! I like totally saw him in my dreams!

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      • Sythe.the.noble

        Die. Just Die.

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  • ẠbracadaveЯ

    Looks a /little/ like the Sicilian from The Princess Bride for some reason. o_0

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    • HK

      I’ve seen him b4 idk when or where but he really does look like Sicilian from the Princess Bride but I feel so confused… Is that normal?

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    • amanda

      Inconceivable!

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  • Anonymous

    Pretty sure I’ve seen that guy in a dream before. His forehead definitely wasn’t that small though, his eyebrows weren’t as attached, but the lips are about right. That’s pretty awkward, actually.

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  • Anonymous

    Anyone who has seen Sling Blade should recognize Carl!

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    • Anonymous

      Gfhdjfkdhk; never seen slingblade before, but I googled “Carl from slingblade.” the man I saw in my dreams looked more like him than this man, really. Kinda odd. But thanks. :3

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  • Eileen

    He looks like my friend, Adam.

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    • Adam

      Come on Eileen…

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      • Eileen

        Well this is awkward.

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      • WhatDoesTheFoxSay

        YES. I swear to God, when I saw that I was just like Q.Q It’s my favorite song :3 So now I’m going to be singing that all day… <3 You made my day :D

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        • Anonymous

          well after seeing your username, I know what song I’m going to have stuck in my head all day -.-

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  • TreeTrugger

    Hahaha, his face looks funny yet creepy.

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  • Kirstyn

    I know him…. I don’t know how but I know that face, and it nearly brought me to tears looking at it. I think I’ve dreamed about him, but I’m not sure when. He’s so familiar…

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  • Kenzie

    Funny, I actually just dreamed about him about a month ago. I was in a hospital (I guess as a detective?) because there were reports of a man dying in the hospital, and then, as a ghost, possessing his own body. He walked around the hospital at night, making baby sounds because he could not make real words. He looked like This Man. He attacked me, and I shot him in the head twice, and he then possessed me, which made my entire body itch. I was making these circles out of wax and salt, trying to get This Man’s words out of my head: “GO! GO! GO! JUST GO!”

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    • Kenzie

      OH MY GOODNESS! He looks like Uncle Marty with a severe uni-brow!

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  • Luke O’Neill

    I do not recognize the face, however unbelievably taken over with fear and sadness when looking at his face. I dare say this man has made a few appearances in real life as well as my dreams. I’d imagine the memories have been regressed, but I have never felt such an instantaneous feeling take over like that before. If he is roughly around 8 foot, I have definitely seen him. Someone get back to me if they know of if he fits that description and if they have any idea why i feel like this. Not exactly my first time on the site, but never had anything creep me out quite like that.

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    • Why do I always read these in the dark?:P

      I have no idea why, but as soon as I looked at that face I just felt absolutely terrified and didn’t wanna look at it at all any more. It didn’t seem familiar at first, but it’s starting to seem familiar to me the more I think about it. But that feeling when I looked at the picture…. It was pretty much indescribable. I showed it to my dad and he reacted the same way.

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      • http://creepypasta.com tytiger10

        That is the scam of the hoax. The brain can easily be tricked.

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        • Acaimo

          Maybe I’m just a total pussy, but I actually started crying tears of terror as soon as I saw the face. I slowly scrolled down covering his face with my hand and then took my hand away and it felt like my fucking heart stopped. I only looked at it for like 0.25 seconds (I definitely don’t want to see it again) so I’m not really sure but he just seemed… inhuman? I’ve never seen him before in my life, dreams or anything but I’ve never felt more terrified in my entire life. This is pretty much the only thing on this site that has actually shaken me up, will definitely start reading more “Based on a true story” posts now!

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        • Acaimo

          Nevermind, major overreaction. Looked at him again 12 hours later (when I wasn’t all sleep deprived and sitting in a dark room on my own) and he actually wasn’t that creepy at all, he just looked like a russian bar pervert. Anyway, I’m still enjoying the True Stories section!

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