Residents of Cannock and Rugeley in Staffordshire, England have reported multiple sightings of what they describe as a “long, stick-thin ghost.” Could this be the Slender Man?
The Staffordshire Newsletter shares the accounts, which tell of a tall shadowy figure with terrifying red eyes. It appears dressed in old-fashioned Victorian clothing, and has been seen not just in the nearby countryside of Cannock Chase, but also in one of the witnesses’ homes.
Last year, black eyed kids were also spotted in the area, along with something known as the Pig Man. Sounds like an interesting place.
Also last year: the unfortunate circumstances involving two Wisconsin girls who believed they were “proxies” of the Slender Man, and attempted to murder someone to gain his favor.
While the Slender Man began as an urban legend on a message board, it has spread throughout the world enough that, perhaps, people now believe they’ve seen him in the shadows or the trees, or even in their own bedrooms. If you’d like to read more, check out my post Have You Seen the Slender Man?
Although I do have to say: a tall gentlemen in Victorian attire, wearing a hat, with fiery red eyes? Sounds to me like we might actually be dealing with good old Spring-heeled Jack!
// via Staffordshire Newsletter