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4 Convincing Arguments for the Existence of Slenderman

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Started: 7/21/2016 Category: News
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4 Convincing Arguments for the Existence of Slender Man

Slender Man is a faceless, supernaturally tall man in a business suit with extendable arms or tentacles for those of you living in a North Korean media blackout and have missed all the recent news surrounding the "Slender Man stabbings". It began as an admitted online fictional creation that spawned a "lost footage" series on YouTube. Slender Man is an entity whose motivation is never explained and, much like my ex-husband, enjoys stalking his targets and creeping them out for unexplained reasons until they go crazy (or file a restraining order). His victims then either disappear or become his proxies and do his bidding with no memory of the event. And like that creepy janitor all high schools have, he likes to stand and stare at children progressively coming closer and closer with each encounter. "But he's a fictional character" you yell at your monitor. Well hypothetical reader yelling at inanimate objects here are four convincing reasons to check all pictures you've taken for well-dressed faceless spirits.
4. Slender Man Stabbings
On Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisconsin two 12 year old girls lured their 12 year old friend into the woods after weeks of planning and stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs, and abdomen. She barely survived. When asked why these two little girls had done this heinous crime they failed to give the expected answer (insert Obamacare joke here) and said they had tried to kill her in order to impress the fictional Slender Man and become his "proxies". The girls also said they were afraid Slender Man would harm them and their families if they did not appease him, like how the I.R.S. threatens people into paying taxes i guess? The girls also seemed to believe they would meet up with Slender man in the Nicolet National Forest and live in his mansion, which is an eerily specific for a delusion of two 12 year olds. One of the girls continues to state that "Slendy is real,". The judge ruled both girls are competent to stand trial and will be tried as adults. "That"s just two disturbed little girls! That could"ve happened to anyone!" you say. Well reader first off maybe you should get some friends to discuss this with and stop yelling at innocent electronics, and secondly how many cases of children stabbing bystanders in the name of Slender Man have to happen before it"s no longer a media driven coincidence?
3. Cincinnati Attack: A Second Stabbing
A Cincinnati mother was attacked in her kitchen after coming home from work, not by an angry cat demanding a payment of tuna like most NORMAL people, but by an intruder wearing a black hoodie, a white mask, and wielding a kitchen knife. She sustained cuts on her neck and face and a puncture wound on her back. The attacker was her 13 year old daughter. Let me pause right there to say when I was a 13 year old girl the only thing I wanted to do was play Spyro and make under cooked muffins in my Easy Bake Oven. So I can say with some confidence most little girls don"t spend time planning the murder of friends and family members. "We found things that she had written and she made reference to Slender Man," the mother, who wished to remain anonymous, stated. The little girl had waited, hiding in the kitchen until her mother came home to attack. Even though it was clearly planned out, the girl claims to have no memory of the event. That"s the third little girl who claims Slender Man wants them to kill for him. Aren"t children supposed to be more sensitive to the spirit world than adults? Are they sensing something we"re not? And what"s with all the stabbings? As far as I can tell there are no references to stabbing in the original Slender Man canon. Has Slender Man decided to follow some badly written fan fiction plot none of us have read yet? "No! Blame the media!" fans of censorship undoubtedly cry. Well I believe Native American religion has been around a lot longer than the corrupted liberal and/or faicst media!
2. Native American Suicide Spirit
A native Lakota community in South Dakota has experienced a rash of suicides and suicide attempts. 103 attempted suicides and 9 successful suicides occurred between December 2014 and May 2015. Officials confirmed at least one suicide was directly influenced by the Slender Man legend. This is interesting because the Lakota have a historical belief in a suicide spirit, otherwise known as "The Tall Man", a dark spirit that influences people to kill themselves. One extreme case led John Two Bulls, a pastor who works with youths on the reservation, to a wooded area where a mass suicide was supposed to take place and found a clearing with ropes hanging from the trees. He managed to talk the potential suicide victims down and prevent tragedy from happening. But it"s becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Chris Carey, another minister who works with the youth on the reservation, stated, "They call him The Tall Man. He"s appearing to these kids and telling them to kill themselves." To recap more people, of varying ages, claim this "Tall Man Spirit" exists and has the ability to influence people to perform actions for him. Does this seem familiar? No doubt other complex factors influenced these people to harm themselves but why do so many credit this "Tall Man" for their suicidal actions? "But Slender Man is just a fictional character and fictional characters cannot become real," you say. "They only exist in the mind not in real life! No matter how much Bronies wish you can, you just can"t bring characters to life by willing them to be real!" Let"s turn to three major religons for the rebuttle
.1.The Argument for Tulpas
Tulpa is Sanskrit for "to build" but means "conjured thing" or "phantom". A Tulpa is an entity created in the mind, acting independently of, and parallel to your own consciousness. They are able to think, and have their own free will, emotions, and memories. It"s created by focusing and spending hours each day putting energy into creating/interacting with a fictional character in your mind until you can physical see and hear it. A Tulpa is, essentially, a materialized thought. If enough energy is put in to the Tulpa it will seem to respond and act on its own without your conscious thought until it eventually manifests as a real being you can see with your eyes. At this point I"m assuming you can see the draw Tulpas have for Bronies and other fan boys (who doesn"t want their own Yoda walking around dispensing grammatically confusing advice?!). French explorer and Buddhist Alexandra David-Neel wrote in her book Magic and Mystery in Tibet that an accomplished Bodhisattva (the Jedi Masters of Buddhists) can create ten different types of magic creations. She also states that any human, provided they put enough energy into it, can manifest a thought. Tulpas also appear in Judism as golems.
"In Jewish tradition, the golem is most widely known as an artificial creature created by magic, often to serve its creator. The word "golem" appears only once in the Bible (Psalms139:16). In Hebrew, "golem" stands for "shapeless mass." The Talmud uses the word as "unformed" or "imperfect" and according to Talmudic legend, Adam is called "golem," meaning "body without a soul" (Sanhedrin 38b) for the first 12 hours of his existence."
Biblical inerrancy Christians, Jews, and Buddhists all agree that it is possible to create a thoughtform, which means the existence of Slender Man as a thoughtform is a very real possibility to the followers of those religions. As these major religons agree on little else that itself is convincing to me. Science even wants in on the Tulpas game, in psychology Tulpas are more commonly known as imaginary friends. Enough cases of Tulpas have been documented to warrant the Philip Experiment. This experiment was done with volunteers conducting a s"ance to try to summon a fake entity that had been given a detailed history and name. Everyone participating knew the spirit they were trying to contact was fictional so they were surprised when the entity began responding as if it were real. It was so convincing some of the participants came away sure they had contacted a real spirit who happened to have the same name as the fictional entity, despite a complete lack of historical evidence (though if Tulpas were real you think there would be a lot more porn hallucinations then currently reported). All you have to do is give enough energy and attention to a thought and it can come to life, even speak, and possibly influence behavior like any other organic hallucination can. Huh, sounds a lot like the Slender Man cases to me. Am I saying that Slender Man has somehow come to life from the energy given to him by obsessed teens and possibly made stronger by the blood that"s been spilled in his name? Yes, yes I am.

Alexandra David-N"el, Magic and Mystery in Tibet, 1929, pg 115


Ok. Great evidence and research BUT what happens if it was just a guy wearing a slenderman suit.
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Posted by CuriousFear 2 years ago
Jewish sources, hmmm. That smelly smell.
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