Question: Can someone please explain the story of Slender Man in detail?
Oh gosh, Slender Man is perfectly creepy :D
Slender man is a kind of mythical horror creature who appears as a long, tall, slender-looking man. Usually he's pictured as wearing a black suit. He has a blank face and his entire body looks like nothing but a shadow. He has tentacle-like arms at the bottom of his back. He's a creature who stalks children. He can stretch his arms to inhuman lengths which sends his prey into a hypnotic state.
What he does to his prey is unknown, as their bodies are never found. Children, before falling victim, have nightmares about him. He's also been associated with causing burning buildings.
He was created during a contest to turn normal photos into creepy ones on the Something Awful forums. Since then, there have been plenty of sightings and people adding to the stories.
The Slender Man was born within the 'Something Awful' forums in 2009, when a thread was created to challenge members to create fake photo-shopped paranormal photographs. The idea, however, was not just to create these images, but to also filter them through the Internet, in a bid to convince those who sought out such things that the images created were "real" ghost/alien photographs.
Despite the Slender Man being a complete fabrication from the beginning, his legend has spread like wild-fire throughout the Internet as a successful "Internet MEME", a phrase used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet, much like an esoteric inside joke, that evolves with time, much like other famous memes such as the Lolcats and emoticons.