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The Slenderman?



Estimated reading time — 6 minutes

There it is again! What is that thing?! I can’t take this anymore. It’s like everywhere I go all I see is this horrible, tall, thin and seemingly faceless creature. It’s been haunting my dreams as well ever since I first saw it; all it does is stand there, and watch me. I can’t shake this constant feeling of being watched, it’s like I’m never alone. I hate it. I can’t sleep, I can’t go outside, and I can’t function as a normal person anymore without… It being there.

I done a lot of research on it the last couple of days, Googling what I can best describe it as. All I could remember was it being an impossibly tall, thin man. I say impossibly because no human could be that height and that thin, it’s just not goddamn natural. I tried my best to remember its face, I figured that would help narrow the search, but there wasn’t one. I have no memory of seeing this thing’s face. It was always just a blur. But then, I could never look at it long enough without feeling uneasy. I usually just walked in the other direction or something. Or if it was a dream, or a nightmare at that, I would always wake up before I could get a clear look. Well, the search provided me with something called “The Slenderman”. What the fuck is a Slenderman? This mythical creature is the thing that’s been stalking me? No, it can’t be. I refuse to believe it.

I’ve not left my house in two days. I’ve been held up reading all these Slenderman stories and accounts. Needless to say sleep has eluded me for the duration. Nothing’s going right anymore. I think I’ve angered it by not letting it in my dreams. I keep hearing banging on the windows late at night, and creaking of the floorboards as I’m lying in bed. I know they say houses do that on their own, but this is different. The creaks aren’t that of the house settling, there’s weight behind them. Like soft footsteps. However, every time I go to look there’s nothing there, but when I re-enter my room I always get the sensation I’m being watched.

Tell me, have you ever been sitting in a room by yourself, windows and door closed, when suddenly the door opens for no reason? I think everyone has, but I’m different. I swear it’s not the draft; I’ve had all the windows locked for about a week now. I’m not one to believe in ghosts or anything of the sort, but this just has an eerie feel to it. Whenever the door spontaneously opens, it gets noticeably colder in the room. The second I leave the room however, all the other rooms are back to normal, so it’s not like my thermostat’s on the brink. Any room however, except my own. My room has been getting cold recently, real cold. I’ve resorted to lighting candles all around the room to try and heat up the place. I don’t know what’s happening; I’m starting to lose it.

I went outside for the first time in over a week today. I thought maybe my delusions were coming from being cooped up and spending too much time scaring myself reading about the Slenderman. I went through my day to day life, as best I could and to my surprise, no sightings of that…thing. Everything was going fine, in fact, I was starting to forget about the whole thing. That is, until I was heading home.

I was walking through the woods, trying to take in as much fresh air as possible before I went home, when I stumbled across a piece of paper lying there on the middle of the footpath. I’d normally have just written it off to be some litter left by someone, but it was crisp white. It looked like it had been carefully placed there, no longer than perhaps 20 minutes ago. I picked it up and turned it over.

It was a drawing. A drawing of that thing, the Slenderman. A very crude sketch depicted him with the words “NO NO NO NO NO NO NO” scribbled down the sides of the page. As I tried to decipher the page the clouds quickly darkened, turning to a heavy black. I best get home quick before the rain hits, I thought to myself. Now I’m home, sitting staring at this fucking picture going out of my mind trying to figure out just how it got to where it was, thinking about how new it looked and wondering what sick fuck drew this and left it there for me. I’m just gonna go to bed, I’d be as well to get some sleep.

I swear that picture’s cursed! Slenderman was in my dream again last night. It seemed so real, I was lying in my bed in the dream, and I had woken up and seen him standing there, in the corner of my room. I tried to scream, move, do anything. But I couldn’t. I lay there, frozen in fear wondering what would happen. He just lifted his arm and stretched it a good 10ft to the headboard of my bed and rested his hand (I say hand, but they didn’t feel like hands, more like…tendrils) over my eyes and I went back to sleep. When I woke up there was nothing. What a fucked up dream.

Oh, and d’you know what else has been happening since I brought that picture home? My electronics have been fucking up. My laptop shuts down on its own, even with full battery, my tv randomly turns to static, my phone keeps getting no reception. Along with the opening of doors, the constant sound of footsteps at night. You get the picture. I’m burning it tonight. I’m taking out the back and setting the fucker alight.

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No. No no no no no no no. This can’t be happening. I watched that get burned last night. I took that piece of paper outside last night and watched it burn. How can it be back?! What kind of twisted bastard would put a duplicate copy through someone’s mailbox? This really isn’t funny. I can’t even phone for help because my electronics won’t stop acting up and I’m too paranoid to leave the house. I don’t know what to do.

Things are getting too much to cope with now. Day after day more and more of those damn pictures keep coming through, nothing works in the house and I keep thinking I’m seeing him in the house. Whenever I leave the room I think I catch a glimpse of him in my peripheral vision, or in the corner of a mirror I pass by. It’s driving me insane. Has this thing really invaded my home? If so there’s no safety to be had. If it can get me here it can get me anywhere. Doesn’t mean I won’t go down without a fight though.

Okay, I’ve locked my doors and all the windows and took enough food and water from the kitchen to last me about a week. I’m going to hold up in my room for as long as possible. I don’t feel safe outside nor do I feel safe in my own home. This is my last resort. I know he’s got something sinister in store for me, I just know it. Why else would he go to such lengths to scare me to the brink of my sanity? Well, I’ve barricaded myself in my room for now. Nothing’s getting in here without my say so. It’s getting late, I’m going to try and get some shut eye.

Shit. What was that? I swear I heard something move. It must have, because it woke me up. This is no ordinary footstep that I heard at the beginning of all this, oh no, that was a loud and deliberate thud. It must be messing with me. The Slenderman knows I’m here. I would get up out of bed to turn the light on, but there’s no point, he’s been messing with the electrics. I lay here scared out of my mind, staring into total darkness.

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I know this sounds crazy, but have you ever seen a darker shade of black that normal? Like, when you’re in a dark room with only a little light and everything casts a shadow, but some shadows seem darker than the others? I swear, even though I’m currently in near blind darkness, that corner is darker than the rest. It’s the same corner that was in my last nightmare! It’s like, the darkness is moving. My night vision is getting better now, I can see in a little more detail.

Oh no. No. No no no no no no. I can see the outline of a man form in that corner. A really tall, thin man. It looks like he’s wearing…a suit. Oh God. It’s…him. He’s here, just like in my dream. I lay here, frozen in fear wondering what’s going to happen. He lifts his arm and stretches it across my room and over to my head. He rests his hands, no, these aren’t hands, these are…tendrils on my forehead. I thought about grabbing his arm and trying to push away, or getting up out of bed and trying to break down the door, but something told me there’s no use. Nothing would help me now. His tendrils grew in length and snaked down my entire body, slowly wrapping themselves around me into some sort of blackened cocoon. Before I could scream the blackness reached my face and covered my mouth. As it enveloped my head the last thing to be covered was my eyes, which were firmly shut the whole time. I decided to open them, one last time. I looked directly up, and he was there. Standing directly over me, looking down. That was the last thing I saw before the darkness claimed me.

Although he has no face, I swear, he seemed to smile.

Credit To: Josh Dean

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93 thoughts on “The Slenderman?”

  1. Not badly written at all but I agree that I’ve read one too many of these Slenderman stories. So personally I found it boring seeing as these are a dime a dozen now. But otherwise, like I said, very well written.

  2. Jeez, you guys… I get that Slenderman is an overused Creepypasta monster, and it’s quite cliche, but show a little more respect… This guy spent a long time writing this story, and frankly, it’s pretty good, in my opinion. Rather than hate on it, why not just… Move along and read something else, instead of bashing on this guy’s incredible work. This is a lot better than a lot of the stuff I’ve seen recently, and he deserves a lot more… Positivity.

    Whether you like it or not, so many of you are just being so negative and rude…

  3. It would have been better if it was the original Slenderman story. Slenderman the ancient being of fear and fire.

  4. I like the story but there was no real background or anything they just jumped in to the i keep seeing this man,thing and I hate when it says “i teaserched him online” i like it better when the character has no clue what the thing is

  5. Good for a Slenderman story. Though cliché, I liked the part at the end where it said “I know it had no face, but I could swear it was smiling.”

  6. panda:
    Slender is getting over used and over popular —- its time for a new monster to rise and take his place on the throne
    Perhaps a pig faced butcher or a tale of an asylum that takes its patients and tests on them trying to create the perfect little town
    Or maybe even a tale of a beast that had been tampered with by science and escaped into the world reeking havoc on the people of today

    There was roleplay on Minecraft about a town with only a few people~teenagers. There were no parents,and I forgot the whole thing

  7. Look im going to say this now.If you people dont want to read fucking Slender man stories dont read them!Dont go on here and start complaining about how over used he is and that you hate reading them!If you dont want to read it dont!jeez..People like you guys make me want to kill. >:/

    1. A Zerg Hydralisk (wearing a Traffic Cone on head)

      take a peek at crappypasta.com
      your head will explode in anger at what goes on

  8. Ku ku ku… Creepy… Intensely evil… One day, the slenderman won’t be an imagination, it shall be real, with science, mythology will be reality.

  9. Slenderman sounds so scary like I’m in my house and the landlords father died in my house my cat hisses at like nothing.

  10. Pretty good, but the POV wasn’t very good. At first it was good, with someone telling a story and what not, but when it told about her getting captured it didn’t make sense. It should have been where it wasn’t like someone telling their story but like a story where it is in the moment like it was happening right now.

    So pretty good.

    Here is a note for the idiots yelling at this story and Slenderman. First if you think Slenderman is getting old, don’t read the stories and yell at the people that wrote them or other fans.
    Also, beleivers and non bleleivers of Slenderman remember this, what we call fantasy is more real than not. And also dreams are memories, that have been edited in a way to help hint at what is to be, and also everything that is or was started out in a dream. Stories especially.
    Argue another point, I don’t care. I am just saying what is true. And I will happily go along with a long debate about Slenderman, I have been in debates that were about stuff I didn’t know anything about and yet I won.

  11. Do any of you guys think slender man is real?
    and if you do please tell me the story of how he came to be. Because i do not have the darnest idea.
    My friends keep talking about him but will not tell me the story of how he came to be.
    from wolfling

  12. This is a good pasta, may nom in the future. BTW, I’m reading this at Midnight, the witching hour, so this is terrifying. Good Job

  13. someone unkown to this world and loves it

    i reckon this was ok, ive read really bad slender stories… so i guess this one was good.

    horrible()
    sucked badly()
    bad()
    ok()
    good(X)
    great()
    amazing()

  14. I guess the main part of the story could be improved,but the darker shadows thing and the smiling no-face is really something new

  15. I love how this story can be so great, even with using a well-known monster. Everyone knows Slender, but your story was written from another perspective, and it really made me jump.
    Great job, 9/10

  16. What about a story where like statues always seem to follow u with their cold solid dead eyes…er somethin. Iunno just a pitch.
    If anyone takes this idea id love to read it.

    Slenderman is over rated but he was my first creeypasta so i do like him.
    I did have a problem with the pov and i agree a lot with arcanum.
    Good story and i know i couldnt do better but all stories have their problems right?
    Overall id say its a 7/10

  17. call me the doctpr

    ok i don know about you but this senderman sounds alot like dracula except with out the vamp stuff
    yes bring upon a new monster how about this weeping angles
    warning dont look away
    pritttymuch the opisite pf senderman and ps sender can get killed by bullets he just regens

    1. It would be so scary if there was a weeping slender (weeping angel+slender man) you’d have to look at it so it won’t get closer, but then the “slender effect” takes place and you would get the symptoms of “slender sickness”. creepy, right?

  18. how did you write this if the darkness claimed you?…doesnt really make sense to me making ones creepy pasta story obviously fake…its much better when you cant stop thinking the story you just read might just be true?…

  19. I’m not scared of slenderman anymore. Not after I read jeff the killer. And I’m getting over it now. Slenderman come at me bro! I’ll read all the slenderman pastas I guess then.

  20. Go to a *cough* mental institute *cough* because you’re crazy he isn’t real. But on the flip side great idea great story. 8/10 :)

  21. Hey Name, Okay, I admit that this is what he does, but in Suit, which by the way, is an amazingly tasty pasta, he does it in a new and original way, which is by making the protagonist him. I stand by my original statements, in particular…

    WHO WAS PAPER?

  22. If you dont like reading the Slenderman storys don’t fucking read them. If you feel you can do better then do fucking better. I found it entertaining at least.

  23. Slender is getting over used and over popular —- its time for a new monster to rise and take his place on the throne
    Perhaps a pig faced butcher or a tale of an asylum that takes its patients and tests on them trying to create the perfect little town
    Or maybe even a tale of a beast that had been tampered with by science and escaped into the world reeking havoc on the people of today

  24. Stop dissing people who write about slendy. slenderman has a fan base that will eat anything written about him. so shaddup and enjoy the traffic. ruthless trolls.

  25. I have had the same expirance in my dreams, this is fucking scaring me now, I’m 14, I have had the same dream, the man stood in the corner of my room, and looked at me with glowing red eyes, he just stared at me, and this weird sound happened and I woke up in tears

    1. I know what you mean I once had a nightmare that I was at my dads farm ( which is surrounded by woods and he was always right behind me I woke up when he made a noise I can’t describe and I was covered in tears

  26. Extremely generic ending, some major point-of-view problems….. like the fact that you were speaking in the present tense for 90% of the story, and in the last 2 paragraphs you started speaking like you were talking from beyond the grave or something. The ending provided no new or interesting powers that the Slender Man has. The one part I really enjoyed was the “what the fuck is a Slenderman?” part, because it really made me feel like you had no idea what was going on. Also, I thought the beginning was a joke… the “Oh lordy jesus! Goodness gracious what is going on?!” thing. In short- very generic, minor grammar errors, moderately good story, terrible POV problems, and very good sections.

    6/10

  27. I like the typical slenderman stories but this one was too cliche and is clearly overrated. The story was missing the build up that any real slenderman story has. The writer just jumped right into the story where the protagonist has already seen the slenderman and with no back story on the protagonist. the papers came out of nowhere which right away is a dead giveaway that they took the idea from the game “SLENDER”. The papers were warnings in the game, in this story it had no real purpose.
    id give it a 4.5 on 10, the story lacked a HUGE part of the protagonists side of the story which usually plays in the background part of the story and how both characters crossed paths in the first place.

  28. Mophead, how the flying fuck can you complain about Slenderman taking someone – WHEN THAT’S WHAT HE HAS ALWAYS DONE AND ALWAYS WILL DO. What do you expect him to do, cut grass?

  29. my view (For whats its worth) i like the agoraphobic transition the protagnanist decends into. Slowly backing him self into smaller and smaller space to fell safe. Maby having the slender man as the rout of the fear ticks the cliche box but i thought the story was ok. 7/8 Mate.

  30. NIce one, slenderman taking a person. I don’t at ALL feel like I’ve seen this before. Oh, and a piece of paper with slenderman and no no no no no no no on it, that is not at ALL copying slender the game. Seriously, this needs to be on crappypasta.

    Also, WHO WAS PAPER?

    1. Right, because we all know Slenderman hasn’t been around for years, long before the video game was developed. Aren’t you just so smart?

      1. The date of the comment is a single day after the story was posted and, presumably, fairly soon after it was written. As well, the game had been out for some months by this point, which makes it even less plausible for the idea to have been snatched by the game developers as the author developed his work.
        You are either a great troll, I am missing something profoundly important, or you aren’t very good at explaining what you mean to say. 

  31. You want a username? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE USERNAME!

    Can’t believe I’m saying this, but Slenderman isn’t scary anymore. Gimme something new. Make a new monster. A new Slenderman.

    1. Most things on here, or evem /r/nosleep, or any Crepypasta like website, is cliche’d. Gotta deal with it. This is okay for a Slenderman story

    1. I rarely post comments because to aton of people keep seeing me but if a author needs to be yelled at I will be the one to do it

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