Slender Man - Fifth Image, June 12, 2009

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This is the first image made of Slender Man created by an artist other than the original creator. It's one of two posted on the Something Awful forums on June 12, 2009, by user LeechCode5 as part of a contest to manufacture fake 'paranormal' photographs, and in response to the images posted on an earlier date by user Victor Surge. The following is the text of the "backstory" presented with the picture in the forum:

I've been seriously debating sharing these, but after Victor Surge's posts I feel I have to.

This first photo was given to me by my uncle, a police officer who was part of the investigation trying to find nine missing teens who had gone camping in the local mountains six years ago. It was developed from a disposable camera found at the campsite. None of the missing teens have ever been found, and all their possessions were still at the campsite. He was pretty drunk and shaken up when he gave me this, and made me promise I'd never show anyone else.