The first True Life horror I decided to post about is the urban legend of "The Slender Man." The Slender Man is supposed be a faceless tall man wearing a suit. He abducts children and has been seen from one side of the country to the other. There are a series of videos and even a 9-1-1 call. Here is a video that tries to take on the Slender Man in a documentary style.
So then the question becomes: is the Slender Man a real thing? I suppose there could be a guy who dresses up like a faceless lurch and stalks kids. It's kind of cool how this story has spread across the country and across the internet, but at this point I see nothing conclusive to lead me to believe it's anything more than an urban legend.
The story of Donnie Decker is an interesting one simply because it has so many eye-witness that include reliable sources like police officers and priests. Here is what Unsolved Mysteries has to say:
"Don Decker is a Pennsylvania native who has been surrounded by a phenomenon that enabled him to cause rain to appear around him. It started after his grandfather's death when he was a teenager in February of 1983. He arrived at a friend's house, and while he was in the restroom, was attacked by what he later claimed was his grandfather's spirit. It apparently scratched his forearm. Afterwards, they were all in the living room, and rain started falling in the house. They later went to a cafe, where the rain continued to fall without explanation. Don was on a week's leave from jail to attend his grandfather's funeral while all this was happening. He had been sent to jail for receiving stolen property and he had to go back to finish his sentence. While he was back in jail, he was sent to a priest after causing it to rain in his cell. The priest performed several exorcisms and ceremonies on him, and eventually, as mysteriously as the rain began, it stopped forever."
If you guys enjoyed these posts about true life horror let me know. I would like to do a few more, but I didn't want to make this entry too long
Horror Question of the Day: What is the scariest supposed true life urban legend that you've ever heard?
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