On 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.
About the irl Slendy:
I'm in college, starting up a band, an avid gamer, and dealing with a mother who's going pretty psychotic. As far as interests go, I love video games, music, ponies, and talking to people who aren't complete and total dumbasses. Although I talk to those kind of people too. I'd like to say I'm pretty relaxed and don't take much too seriously. To me, life is what you make of it, up until we die, which unfortunately is unavoidable. It sucks, yea, but enjoy yourself while you can. I'm bi, furry, a brony, and a pet. And once you get to know me, you'll realize I'm pretty weird.