The Legend of the Bunnyman

In 1904 a bus carrying a group of criminally insane inmates crashed near a bridge in Fairfax County. All but five died, including the driver. A search party found four of the inmate’s dead, skinned and disemboweled hanging from the trees.
It was naturally assumed that the remaining inmate was to blame for the carnage. In the coming days the search party would find skinned, and half eaten rabbits hanging from the trees. The search party soon dubbed the missing inmate, “the bunny man”.
The search party finally found the bunny man. They chased him back to the bridge were the original crash happened, where the bunny man was hit by a train. Even after the bunny man was killed, the search party could hear evil laughter coming from under the bridge.
It has been said that murders similar to the bunny man’s have occurred throughout the years after his death commonly occurring on Halloween night.

The Slenderman

Slender man is arguably the biggest horror based Internet meme created so far. He was born from a 2009 Internet contest wherein the contestants were asked to create the best Photoshop compositions depicting something weird and or paranormal. From the mind of a contestant known as “Victor Surge” came, “The Slender Man”. The contest came and went but Slenderman lives on.

The concept of the Slenderman was introduced to me by the hugely popular YouTube channel “Marble Hornets”. This channel even went on to create a video on demand movie. For the most part, The Slenderman just seems to mentally torture his victims, much like an ongoing haunting. Taking this method of terror into account, it seems like the Slenderman is much like the Freddy Kruger character that haunts your dreams. However, there is a huge difference, as in the end, Freddy leaves you very much dead, in a pool of your own blood and viscera.

Probably the most disturbing aspect of the slenderman is its ties to a real life attempted murder when two 12-year-old females stabbed another one of their female classmates 19 times. The two girls lured her into the woods to commit the act, luckily, the girl was able to crawl to safety in spite of her wounds and she survived the attack. In court, the two girls claimed that they were afraid the slenderman would kill their families if they didn’t commit the murder. They were both diagnosed as mentally ill and claimed to have communication with the slenderman, one of the teenage mutant ninja turtles and Lord Voldemort.