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Slenderman, said to be known by the Dutch as "Takkenman".
Slenderman, said to be known by the Dutch as "Takkenman".
Also Known As Takkenmann
Natural Habitat Forest, Playgrounds

While it's true the Takkenmann (translation: Branch Man) is a Child Terror that closely resembles some Germanic mythical creatures - most notably the Lange Man - he presumably never existed and is most likely a modern urban legend, made up in 2009 by people from the Something Awful bulletin board.[1] The term sprouted from a thread where people challenged themselves to photoshop fake paranormal images, complete with made-up background stories. One figure in particular grew increasingly popular; a tall faceless figure, with multiple appendages, dressed in a suit complete with tie. He was said to be a timeless figure, showing up in photographs and artworks, both old and new. Sometimes seen in the forest, other times on playgrounds, his pictures pointed out that he had an affinity for children. People called him "The Slender Man."

Enthusiasts from the same thread worked hard to create a Wikipedia article, and this is where "The Dutch Takkenmann" (which is misspelled with one too many n's) was first mentioned.[2] 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.[3]

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.

List Of Dutch Monsters (edit)
Ghosts Haunted Locations Aamsveen · Folperd van der Leede · Huis De Griffioen · Goddeloas Tolhûs · Goddeloaze Singel · Pelgrim van der Leede · Skilige Pypke · Solse Gat · Urnenveld · Witte Wievenkuil

Border Ghosts

Dove Waander · Laakmannetje · Venrayse Schepenen · Vurige Landmeter
Unsorted Assepoesters · Barende Vrouwe · Barneman · Beeldwit · Budde · Bornes · Elf-rib · Folperd van der Leede · Ijzeren Veulen · Jager van het Meer · Klopgeest · Ossaert · Spinwijf · Spookuur · Trije Wiif · Vliegende Hollander · Wederganger · Witte Wieven · Zwarte Juffer
Child Terrors Bietebauw · Bloedkoets · Bloedpater · Boeman · Boezehappert · Bornes · Bullebak · Duivel · Elf-rib · Griet Met De Lange Armen · Haarhand · Heintje Faar · Heintje Pik · Ijzeren Veulen · Kladdegat · Loekenbeer · Lorrenboer · Man Met De Haak · Nikker · Pikkepoot · Roggemoeder · Sint Nicolaas · Spinwijf · Takkenman · Tongesnaier · Waterwolf · Zwarte Piet
Hellhounds Belleman · Börries · Den Dier · Elf-rib · Flodder · Kardoes · Kladdegat · Kludde · Korenwolf · Loeder · Nikker · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Stommelstaart · Waterwolf · Weerwolven
Witches Alruin · Bloedende Wind · Danskring · Heggemoeder · Nachtmerries · Olde Marolde · Tante Cor · Trije Wiif · Vaar-Köbke · Varende Vrouwen · Wanne Thekla · Weerwolven · Witte Wieven · Witte Wievenkuil
Tormentors Belleman · Blauwe Gerrit · Den Dier · Flodder · Gloeiige · Hémänneken · Kludde · Korenwolf · Lange Wapper · Loeder · Opwippen · Ossaert · Schuimert · Stoep · Weerwolven
Dragons And Serpents Basilisk · Draak van Gelre · Draak van Rodeklif · Hazelworm
Other Lange Man