Who is Slender Man?

CREATED Jun 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 5, 2014

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WAUKESHA - The Slender Man Stabbing has made headlines around the world. Even the creator himself has been taken aback by the shocking story.

Thursday, through his publicist, TODAY'S TMJ4 received a written statement from Slender Man's creator, Eric Knudsen.

"I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Wisconsin," the statement reads, "and my heart goes out to the families of those affected by this terrible act."

The two suspects in the case were under the impression that Slender Man lived in the woods in northern Wisconsin, and they intended to find him and live with him.

A man who has done research on Slender Man Skyped with TODAY'S TMJ4 Thursday. He says when it come to the paranormal, followers can certainly believe that stories are real. He was surprised to hear of the stabbing because the original Slender Man stories allegedly were not violent.

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