AboutOn June 8, 2009, a contest was launched on Something Awful forums to doctor actual photographs so that they contained "supernatural" entities and then pass them off as legitimate on paranormal forums. User Victor Surge doctored a series of photographs of children to show a tall, pale, faceless being with "tentacles" standing in the background. Annotations described how the children had later vanished, supposed victims of "the Slender Man". Two weeks later, Youtube user "MarbleHornets" created a series of videos comprising a "found footage" film about the Slender Man. The "legend" of the Slender Man has subsequently inspired a wide range of amateur art, including the video game Slender.