Entry #1 was posted on June 20, 2009
It has the description "1."
It is tagged "Marble" and "Hornets".
In total, the clip is 00:48 long.
Footage from the Marble Hornets tape. The video has no sound, but in it, Alex first turns off a light, then looks outside, seeing the Operator. When the Operator's head snaps towards Alex, Alex ducks down out of sight.
Main Theories and Observations
- This is probably not Alex's first sighting of the Operator. He already appears jumpy of the figure, and is already filming himself at home, implying that this clip happens after Entry 12 and possibly even after Entry 11.
- There is white noise in the video, though Jay has said there was no audio in the clip proper.
- It is possible that the audio from this video may have been the audio found in the Totheark regards, though the timing would be offset to slightly after where Alex goes and turns off the lamp.
At this point, Alex probably has already encountered the Slender Man before (possibly in Entry #5, but certainly in Entry #12, then in Entry #7, & again in Entry #4), & is afraid of him/it. Why he was expecting a visit from the Slender Man at his home is unknown, but this may have been the result of an earlier (unfilmed?) incident, or simply a warning just prior to this entry.
The Slender Man appears to have no facial features, lacking eyes, ears, a nose, or a mouth. He/it does seem to be able to sense his environment, as evidenced here, when he turned his head to face Alex, as if he/it were suddenly alerted to Alex's presence.
~ Zeta Kai
The SIR. Slow the video down and look carefully at the lawn between 29 and 31 seconds. You can clearly see the shadow of osmeone holding a video camera standing there, filming the Operator. When the camera swings towards the Operator, the shadow moves to point the camera at Alex. My guess is ToTheArk, which means he was following the Operator and Alex before the end of Marble Hornets. If this is correct, it throws everything into a completely different light.
It also means that someone, presumably TTA, has this film. Could someone with more time than me please go through the TTA videos and see if they can find any audio or better still, visual, that could go with this video. The SIR.
SIR, have you considered it might be a reflection in the glass? Just saying, I might be wrong. - Zero
No Zero, it is definitely another person, shown by the 'dual' shadows.
Is this another difference between Slender and TO? TO seems to be able to move, however, all references to Slender state that he cannot "move", at least not while being observed. This is evidence that TO does not have this restriction. ~ og1764