Everyone else here at home is asleep now... except me and my dog, so I can safely get on to update. I've been having trouble keeping up with happenings in the active cases, what with being on the road and keeping people from getting suspicious. Tonight though, I've caught up on Josh Rallus' case and, well, see for youself.
Josh linked this unlisted video on Friday (3/4), which I saw the day I left. Saturday morning he tweeted about heading out to Nathan's house with Austin and Spencer and since then, he's obviously been severely affected by something, as evidenced by his recent tweets. Amongst the messages were a number of URLs, encoded in ROT-13, that led to more hidden videos on his channel. I'm posting them here.
There is... a lot to discuss here. My most pressing question here is if the entity attacking them at the end truly is the Slender Man? He hasn't been seen wearing a hat in the videos previous to this, and the only record I know of at this point of Slender Man wearing a hat come from one of the Matthew Selby sketches from the Just Another Fool case... Is it an impostor or proxy dressed as him, or is his appearance undergoing an evolution?
From what I saw in the conclusion of the last video, it's some mirace Josh survived to be posting this. Josh, we've spoken before... please try to contact me if there's anything I can do. And be safe. I hope your mental state can recover from this.
My dog hasn't been reacting or acting suspiciously since I got home, and I take that to be a good thing. One assumes that animals can sense something so threatening and she'd give me some kind of sign if he was near. We have precedent for this with Rocky (Alex Kralie's dog) and Sparky reacting to the Rake. But this got me thinking... what is Slender Man's relation/behavior with animals? Does anyone have any stories to share about this? Has he been known to attack animals? Will animals attack him or simply flee?