By: Jazmine Wells
After watching the Marble Hornets Videos, I come to understand that it seems as if the more you knew about Slenderman, the more likely Slenderman was to come after you, and the more likely you would begin to see “things.” This happened after Jay tried to figure out what happened to Alex.
A few days after watching the Marble Hornet videos, I went to work. I work in Mary Markley Residence Hall on the ground floor in the Housing Information Technology Office. Sometimes, I have to do work out of the office in the Community Learning Centers (CLC) in the residents halls, all over campus. There is a hallway on the ground floor in Markley in which my office is located, (a long spooky hallway that isn’t very well lit, see picture above) that I sometimes have to walk through to get to the CLC in Markley. A lot of times, I hear noises (the elevator, the blinds at the loading dock garage blowing in the wind, the washing machines, or someone moving equipment) when I’m walking down the hallway. Whenever I’m required to walk down the hall way alone, I walk quickly, often checking over my shoulder to make sure no one is following me. This day, I had to go to the CLC in Markley to count the number of outlets because my supervisor and I are preparing to remodel the CLC in Markley. After doing this, I had to make a run out of the office with my supervisor; however, I went into the CLC alone before meeting up with my supervisor. While in the CLC I received a text message from my supervisor that said “Come on, we are waiting for you”. I responded back by saying “I’m coming”. I began walking down the spooky hallway to go back into my office to meet with my supervisor so we could leave. At the end of the hallway, my supervisor walked past and waved her arm, signaling me to come on, wearing this black sweater that she typically wears everyday because it is usually cold in the office. I get to the end of the hallway and she isn’t there anymore, and of course, I think nothing of it because the door to our office is a few feet away. I swipe my M-Card to get back into my office and my supervisor is inside with a green coat and hat on, ready to leave. I said to her “Wow that was fast”, and she responded by saying “What do you mean?”. I reply, “You were just at the end of the hallway”. My supervisor responded, “No I wasn’t”. I said, “I’m not crazy, I just saw you in your black sweater waving at me to come back”. She responded again and said “That wasn’t me” and laughed as if I was telling a joke. The person I saw at the end of the hallway looked EXACTLY like my supervisor, had her hair in the same style my supervisor had her hair, and walked exactly the way my supervisor walks. I know everyone that works at the loading dock (because my supervisor introduced me) and the black sweater that my supervisor wears is unique, I haven’t seen any other sweater like it.
This definitely left me confused. If I didn’t see her (my supervisor) at the end of the hallway, then who was it? Is it possible that what I saw was a symptom of watching the Marble Hornets videos?