I've been getting a lot of comments from people saying they have seen slenderman predating the SA thread. First of all, slenderman didn't exist until the SA thread. We all saw that shadow that looked really tall, or had nightmares that someone was following us. Victor Surge created him because he is the baseline of fear. His facelessness and odd proportions make us as people feel uneasy, and scared. This combined with the paranoia of him being a relentless, seemingly immortal stalker, and killer made him downright terrifying. However these fears were just subconscious paranoias until June 10 2009 when SA user Victor Surge posted him in a photoshop thread. A few years, and several thousand people following things concerning him later he finally was brought into existence.
Now onto the real slenderman. Most of the 'mythos' is correct, in the sense that he's tall, faceless, and follows you. I'm guessing he'll kill me when he's done following me. All the 'der ritter' and 'der grosman' stuff is fake, and I don't see how he could be connected to cameras(however I've never recorded anything since he's been following me just to be sure). I don't think he wears a suit, or anything at all for that matter, and his skin just mimics the pattern of one. I can hardly imagine slenderman adjusting his cufflink. I have no idea how he sees, or speaks, or even if he does see or speak. To put it totally bluntly, I know almost nothing. All I know is that I need to get the fuck out of here before I die. I need to cover my tracks to prevent people from following me I'm debating whether or not to bring Natalie, I feel that if I leave, slenderman will leave her alone. Because I follow a lot of interactive fiction stories with him in it...I'm a good person for him to be following. My only question is...Why did he follow Natalie first?