[Andy Note: I’d like to take this time to introduce you to DragonSovereign, our newest theorist. I’m sure you’ll find his theories a nice contrast to Broeckchen’s. Like I said on my Twitter, though, I still need another contributor or two (I’m looking for someone to do summaries and analysis), and I’d really love someone with some experience in site design to help out. I’m still taking applications, and I haven’t said “no” to any applicants yet.
Anyway, I could have held off on launching this article until I got “Looking Ahead” done, but I decided to launch it anyway, as it’ll be a bit before I can get that post finished. Here’s something thinky to tide you over while you wait.
Also, keep in mind that, while I’m not as knowledgeable as Dragon in this discipline, I believe that most of the science contained within this article is largely theoretical (correct me if I’m wrong, Dragon). Just something to keep in mind.]
Hey everyone, your newest collaborator here! The (pen) name’s DragonSovereign, but you can call me Dragon. Other acceptable names include but are not limited to: Mr. Sovereign, DS, or God. (I’m a narcissist little prick)
Now then, on to business, I’ll mainly be a theorist on Slenderbloggins, mainly pertaining to looking at our faceless friend in a way that, rather surprisingly, few have yet to. As you can tell from the title, I am speaking of science, namely theoretical physics. Despite my juvenile age I consider myself rather knowledgeable about this domain. I’m also fairly new to the mythos but I’ve run through most of the main blogs/vlogs so if I miss anything then please be sure to tell me. Now then, on to matters at hand, this little chestnut will cover looking at the Slender Man with parallel universes, multiverses, Noetic Science, Slenderorigins, and, of course, time. The entire thing is fairly cumulative, about everything I say links to at least another thing, so be ready to connect some dots.
Before I go into any Slender Man stuff I feel the need to give everyone a briefing on our universe, since this will be infinitely more confusing if you don’t know this. Now here’s where we get into our universe‘s end, first let‘s discuss what‘s in it. At the moment there are three basic components: Matter, dark matter, and dark energy. (Antimatter doesn’t apply here) Matter’s the “stuff’ that we’re all made of, makes up around 4% of our universe. Now, dark matter is a special (incredibly dense) kind of matter, that can’t interact with regular matter in any way, besides gravity. There are billions of tiny bits of them everywhere but they only have power in bigger chunks. For example, in galaxy clusters there’s usually a chunk of dark matter in the center, its incredible density keeps the galaxies in check. Dark matter makes up about 23% of our universe. And lastly, dark energy, a huge-ass 73% of our universe. It’s basically embodied as ‘outer space’, it’s the power that makes our universe grow, more specifically, the empty space between any and every particle grow, such as the empty space between protons and neutrons in a nucleus, or even between individual quarks. Dark matter’s incredible density used to hold dark energy in check (through processes I won’t explain here) and kept the universe‘s growth constant, kind of like a cage.
Well a few billion years ago, because empty space started growing and there’s always a set amount of dark matter, there started to be more dark energy than dark matter, dark energy ‘broke the cage’, and now the universe’s growth rate is accelerating. Scientists estimate that in 5 billion years or so dark energy will overpower dark matter so much that every second the universe will practically double in size. And since it‘s the empty space that‘s growing eventually the space between each part of an atom’s nucleus will be so far apart it will split on its own, every single atom in the universe becoming an atomic bomb. Everything will cease to exist and our universe will become a piece of the void that fills up most of everything.
Now prepare yourself for an utter mindfuck: Noetic Science. CERN, a theoretical physics organization in Geneva, has managed to prove the existence of it in lab conditions. Basically it’s the metaphysical ideal that humans can alter energy and matter, shift it and morph it to their will.
Yes, this is the scientific backing on the Tulpa Effect. Basically the ideal of it, humans creating beings with their mind, is perfectly plausible. You see, on our own, a single human has the power to do minimal things, change how ice crystals freeze, the direction a goldfish might swim, the trajectory of an object thrown, little things. We do this by observation, subconsciously altering energy and matter (which is basically trapped energy). If enough people are thinking about something they can alter the energy and matter to their will, shift it to such an extent that their dreams become reality. Now there’s an obvious fallacy with this: what if people’s ideas cancel each other out? Well CERN tested this too, with fairly surprising results. For reasons that we still don’t quite get, when two conflicting thoughts exist, one to create something and the other to destroy it, the “creator thought” will almost always be expressed. This could be due to the idea that the “creator thought” is active and trying to change whereas the “destroyer thought” is more passive, trying to keep everything the same but not exerting any particular force. Whatever the reason, if enough people think it, it can become so. So then, how did we create Slender Man? Do we have the power to change our own matter into such a twisted being from our own reality? My idea is: not quite. We created Slender Man, but he did indeed come from another universe.
Now, the thing about the Tulpa Effect is that it’s essentially linked to the ideals of quantum physics and Noetic Science. Human observation and thought can manipulate matter and energy, control it, shape it. Now think back a bit to dark energy, which is just another kind of energy. So, if dark energy were somehow captured and controlled, shaped by thought, it could do tantamount to anything. Namely, it would naturally seek out a large orb of dark matter, and move to it, quite probably in a separate universe. Maybe that’s how we created Him. Maybe when we thought of Him we were unknowingly altering dark energy, and forcing it to move to another universe. From there, the dark energy would become trapped according to the laws of whatever universe it was in, and what is trapped energy? Exactly. We created some kind of dark-energy-based-matter, some sort of new form that He became, and grew in another multiverse before joining us.
Next subject, multiverses. Please, don’t ask me about fractalverses, that doesn’t apply here. Now, to our knowledge, there are four different kinds of multiverses.
Level One Multiverse: Universes that simply exist outside our universe, about 60-120 billion light years away.
Level Two: Picture a bunch of Level Ones in a bubble, the whole bubble’s a Level Two. For example, when the universe began, the expanding energy “cooled” down in the form of matter, little bubbles of matter that were these multiverses.
Level Three: Here’s where it gets confusing. Every time you make a choice, the idea is that a different universe is made where you made a different choice, exactly alike to yours except for that one little change. They work as “layers” in which the infinite amounts of Level Twos that can exist come into being.
Level Four: This is a little easier to click. It’s a multiverse where there’s groups of Level Twos, each group is a Level Four. However, each Level Four has different multiversal laws than the others. For example, ours has three dimensions, another’s might have seven. They’re the even larger bubbles, in which the layers of Level Threes are contained.
So then, if we created Slender Man in the above way, He might be able to go through multiverses, possibly even Level Fours. If that’s the case He has the abilities and follows the laws of His Level Four, which, thanks to us, is more complex than our own. That goes into how He Slenderwalks, transports, and such. Also, if He really is made of dark energy, a force which is the antithesis of not just matter, but physicality itself, then that could explain why it hurts when He touches us, because matter instinctively tries to reject dark energy.
Next matter, time. Even in our universe, there are places, such as singularities, where it becomes meaningless. However, to the Slender Man, He obviously has a different perception of it, and if He was formed in a separate multiverse, He could have entered our domain anywhen.
Yep, that’s how I think He might have existed in olden times. And if, by the laws of His multiverse, He can use time in ways we are currently unable to comprehend, then that might explain the paranoia we get when we see Him.
What do I mean? Okay, let’s use the ever-useful Grandfather Paradox, regarding the man who travels back in time to murder his own Grandfather, yet finds he is incapable of doing so because to carry out said act would negate his own existence. Should the time traveler in this case indeed be able to kill his own grandfather, he himself would never have existed in the first place, an event which would have necessitated the death of his own grandfather in the second place, because he would, in effect, merely be fulfilling his role in history, and not changing anything. Does this seem contradictory? It isn’t, and this is the theory posited by the Novikov self consistency principle, which claims that “random” or “contradictory” casual/time loops cannot form, but repetitive, consistent ones can.
Let’s look at it thusly: Appearances of the Slender Man often come with a foreboding that goes beyond the pedestrian fight or flight response. His presence awakens a horror in us so deeply rooted as to be nearly pathological. The concept of re-living the same even over and over, throughout time, regardless of the apparent “circumstance” in which it appears, was even said by Nietzsche to be: “Horrifying and paralyzing, the heaviest burden imaginable.” Suppose, then, that He entered our universe a long while ago, and He has been capitalizing on the self consistency principles inherent in time itself to appear again and again, like some sort of demonic whack-a-mole? And what if, warned by some type of “sense memory”, we are aware, if even on a cellular level, of the horror He represents? What is that same feeling, the fear, paranoia, foreboding, pain, everything we feel when He is near us is that same feeling we’d get if we tried to kill our grandfather? What if His appearances in time, His constant destruction of us, creates that “temporal fear” in us, that he will destroy our timelines? That, perhaps, is why we fear Him and don’t know why, why we find Him so off-putting. Because He’s always been with us, weaved within our past, we’re just remembering Him again, within our entire Layer of our little Level Three Multiverse. Again and again and again, this would happen, trillions upon quadrillions upon googols of times throughout our Level Three Layer, making Him all the more powerful.
This suggests another, theory, known as “The Theory of Eternal Return,” it is a concept familiar to most of us, if not intimately. Known to the ancient Egyptians, the Stoics, and a host of other, The Theory of Eternal Return states that time is cyclical and not linear. This philosophy fell into unpopularity as Christianity gained prominence, but it holds that every condition, no matter how seemingly random, is bound to repeat itself eventually. That a finite number of states must repeat themselves within an infinite amount of time is perhaps the key to the Slender Man’s power. What if, by being with us since the beginning, the Slender Man knows every possible outcome, everywhere, in all our possible histories, throughout time? And what does this mean for us?
So let’s run over the basic theories I’ve stated.
Theory 1: When we thought about Slender Man, conjuring up ideas of another world and the entity from that world, we altered dark energy in a multiversal way, creating the Slender Man. Slender Man therefore follows the laws of a different multiverse and may be formed of a physical embodiment of dark energy. That’s why it hurts when He touches us.
Theory 2: Slender Man has been with us since the beginning, and since He has existed so long, in all of our timelines as far back as to the dawn of humanity, His very presence makes us fear, the same fear of our time being destroyed, as it so easily could be.
Theory 3: The Slender Man, being with us since the beginning, has seen and can see everything that can and will happen, and can use that for His benefit. This means that, in order to defeat Him, one cannot use something from our universe or even multiverse, they’d need something with as complex a multiverse as Slendy’s. Either that or something whose timeline He hasn’t crossed.
That’s all for this post, if I come up with any ideas you’ll be the second to know. If you have any questions, comments, confusion, corrections, etc, then feel free to leave ‘em below.