Was Slenderman Captured on Camera in Russia? [UPDATED]

Was Slenderman Captured on Camera in Russia? [UPDATED]

Blink and you missed it on the good ol’ internet. Papotimes, late of YouTube, posted a crazy video showing the bastard child of Slenderman and a daddy longlegs. Unfortunately it was taken down for unknown reasons, but the footage has been preserved for posterity as an animated gif. It doesn’t look computer generated, but knowing it hails from glorious Mother Russia, it could be anything!


Hat tip to Justin Villarreal on our Facebook page with a link to another article featuring the missing video footage!



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  1. Ken Summers

    12/05/2013 at 1:25 PM

    I’m gonna say it was Jack Skellington…

  2. JillV

    12/06/2013 at 10:16 AM

    that gif sucks and doesn’t show enough of the details that the video does.
    you see whatever it is on the roof before it peeks over the edge.
    the way it moves is cool. like the way you’d imagine something would move.
    even if it’s a fake promotional thing for movie or something it’s still creepy.
    imagine that crawling around outside your building.

  3. totem

    12/06/2013 at 3:32 PM

    There are no shadows. The building side is illuminated somewhere from the side such that there should be some kind of shadow. Maybe we do live in a virtual world. Anything is possible.

  4. Will

    12/06/2013 at 5:04 PM

    The full video shown in the link is truly extraordinary. I know many people are calling video manipulation on this one but I can tell you from the experience of someone who works with computers for a living that you would have to be nothing short of a Disney Imagineer to fake something of this quality. The smooth movement of the creature, smooth shadowing, and lack of graphical errors around the limbs all perfectly integrated with the natural and harsh grain of the low end camera is all astounding. This is either something we need to seriously look into or honestly the best fake I have ever seen.

    • JillV

      12/06/2013 at 6:44 PM

      Will—-that is really interesting to hear. The way it moves is so good. It’s the way you imagine something creeping along a building would. It holds on and moves down in such a way that it’s like the way a real creature might. What really gets me is you see it on top of the building before it crawls down.

      and if you look really closely at the video there is a shadow beneath it. 15 seconds in when it’s stretched across you can see a shadow beneath the arms and legs of it.

    • Aimee

      12/06/2013 at 9:50 PM

      I agree. The full video is far more compelling. When it’s moving slowly, you get a much better sense of its mass. If it’s a hoax, I tip my hat to the person who made it, because it gave me a good case of the chills.

  5. Really?!

    12/07/2013 at 1:44 PM

    It’s some kids testing out a projection mapping animation. Christ…

    • Chris Savia

      12/07/2013 at 2:14 PM

      Cite? Blog post about it? C’mon, do something more than talk out your keister.

    • Aimee

      12/07/2013 at 8:51 PM

      Yep. Would love to see your source for that information.

  6. JeremyZero

    12/09/2013 at 10:02 AM

    Well, that’s a creepy thing. Like other posters have said, if it’s a fake, it’s a damned good one. If it isn’t a fake, it further confirms my decision to never go to Russia.

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  8. jennifer henandaz

    04/05/2014 at 10:04 AM

    oh wow I could think of a lot im a legend detcor that means know about legends and everybody know that slender man wears a you know suit some times he wears nothing

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