|Slenderman, said to be known by the Dutch as "Takkenman".|
|Also Known As||Takkenmann|
|Natural Habitat||Forest, Playgrounds|
Enthusiasts from the same thread worked hard to create a Wikipedia article, and this is where "The Dutch Takkenmann" (misspelled with 2 n's) was first mentioned. The community of Wikipedia soon caught wind of the misinformation presented on this page and deemed it an act of vandalism. Soon afterwards the page was deleted.
Little did they know, it would grow out into a world-wide phenomenon a couple of years later. By now, Slenderman has reclaimed a legitimate page on Wikipedia, and the term Takkenmann is still widely used as a substitute name among fans.
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20120730202452/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20120820034317/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=14#post362190426
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20120802034459/http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3150591&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=13#post362188229