We were toying with the idea of writing an article on the Slender Man Legend at some point this week but during our research we came across a new report.
The Cannock Chase Slender Man sightings have really gathered pace over the last few months and locals are convinced there is an element truth behind the rumors…
The Cannock Chase Slender Man
I love the whole idea of the Slender Man and I love the horror franchise that has followed it. I suppose it was only a matter of time before the ‘legend’ outgrew the internet and became a ‘real’ entity.
Nobody really knows for sure where the legend developed from but there are some whispers about a fictional character being dreamed up by a user on an Internet forum back in 2009.
But his link to Cannock Chase has grabbed attention due to the supernatural qualities of the area. This area of Staffordshire ( UK ) provides hundreds of black-eyed children sightings along with strange reports of poltergeist activity on a regular basis.
What is behind these strange unexplained reports and why are they centered around this scenic part of England?
Real Slender Man Sightings
The first report came from an unnamed local source and it described a terrifying encounter near Castle Ring. The witness was taking an early morning stroll around the area when he noticed a a strange figure in the distance.
This figure somehow managed to hover above the tree line and come to rest on the path the witness was walking. It stood there glaring at the terrified onlooker with large, bright red eyes.
The mysterious figure was also encountered by a resident of nearby Pye Green.
They were awoken from deep sleep by a strange scratching noise around 2am. They sat up in bed and noticed a strange shadow by the wardrobe at the other end of the bedroom.
Suddenly a strange figure emerged from the shadow that stood eight feet tall and had a white face with long sharp teeth/fangs.
Many of these strange reports have centered around witnesses waking up to find this strange creature in their bedroom. All of these witnesses claimed that they were completely glued to their bed once they had seen the creature – unable to move.
This has led to many paranormal experts claiming the Cannock Chase Slender Man is nothing more than an illusion linked to Sleep Paralysis.
Lee Brickley is one of the experts investigating these reports and he highlights the fact that many of the victims claim to be ‘pinned down’.
For some reason the Slender Man chooses to use a force that feels like he is sitting upon their chest – “That could well be down to sleep paralysis” Lee claims.
But why are so many cases of sleep paralysis occurring in such a small area of Staffordshire over such a short period of time?
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