Welcome to the wiki for the Marble Hornets video series, a chilling unfolding of events relating to the SomethingAwful myth of Slender Man. If you are here, you probably found it through its unfiction forum, which you found because you were curious about Jay's youtube channel or his twitter account. But be warned: the events unfolding around the crashed Marble Hornets are not for the meek or the lighthearted. This is the realm of terror and fear, of paranoia and horror. Ye have been warned. Now, welcome to the mystery. I hope you enjoy the story chronicled below.
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"About two or three years ago, a film school friend of mine, Alex, was working on his first "feature length" movie. It was called Marble Hornets and I think it was about a twenty something returning to his childhood home and recalling events that happened there. It was pretty pretentious film student fare, but I helped out for a few days before my summer classes started, and a few rare occasions after that. Everyone on the set seemed pretty excited to be making it, especially Alex. The set itself was about half a mile away from Alex's house, roughly a thirty minute drive away from where I lived at the time. It was a pretty heavily wooded area, I guess to give it a sparsely populated small town feel. Most of the movie took place outside.
After about two months of off and on shooting, Alex dropped his pet project completely. It was really sudden when he let me know about it. When I asked him why, he told me it was because of the "unworkable conditions" of where he had picked to shoot. Which struck me as very odd since he had been living around that area since he was eight, and never seemed to have a problem with it. What's even stranger is that he acted incredibly distant when telling me this news. Soon after, he started avoiding me and from what I hear, everyone else. All he did was sit around his house.
Being a film student as well, I hated to see his work go to waste and decided to talk to him about it a bit more. A few weeks after he had stopped shooting, I finally convinced him to let me come over.
Something about him was worse than I'd originally thought. He had lost a good bit of weight, and looked pretty sickly. I pretended like I didn't notice and we just hung out for awhile. Right before I left, I asked him about Marble Hornets and what he was planning on doing with all of his tapes of raw footage. With almost no hesitation, he simply said "burn them".
This caught me off guard. When I asked why he didn't just archive them for B-roll in future projects, he just said he never wanted to work with the footage again. He was completely serious about this. I couldn't understand why he'd just want to get rid of it completely. Surely it wasn't all that useless. So I asked if I could take a look at them.
He agreed, but only under the circumstance that I never bring them back to him, and never discuss what was on them with him. He also highly discouraged me from showing any if it to anyone else. I laughed at this, and said that he must have accidentally made The Ring or something with the way he was talking. He didn't acknowledge this and brought me up to his attic, where he was storing the pile of tapes.
There were tons of them. He grabbed a couple of plastic shopping bags and piled the tapes in and gave them to me, then shooed me out of the attic. Right as I was walking out the door, he said, in the most serious tone I've ever heard from someone, "I'm not kidding, don't ever bring this up around me again."
Alex's comment was so sudden that I didn't have time to react before he had closed the door on me. He transferred to an out of state school soon after that and I haven't seen him since.
I filed the tapes separately from my others, and was honestly too freaked out to look at them at the time, and eventually forgot about them. I've decided to begin going through the tapes later tonight. If I don't do it now, I probably never will. I'm hoping all I find is an unfinished student film and nothing else. That would sure put me at ease now that I'm thinking about it again.
If there's interest, I'll post anything that I find on here."
May 15, 2013 Entry 71 is uploaded.
April 28, 2013 Entry 70 is uploaded.
April 12, 2013 Entry 69 is uploaded.
April 4, 2013 Decline is uploaded.
March 10, 2013 Entry 68 is uploaded.
March 2, 2013 Entry 67.5 is uploaded.
February 15, 2013 Entry 67 is uploaded.
January 23, 2013 Entry 66 is uploaded.
November 19, 2012 Entry 65 is uploaded.
October 25, 2012 Display is uploaded.
October 14, 2012 Entry 64 is uploaded.
September 25, 2012 Entry 63 is uploaded.
September 15, 2012 Isolation is uploaded.
September 1, 2012 Entry 62 is uploaded.
August 8, 2012 Entry 61 is uploaded.
July 14, 2012 Entry 60.5 is uploaded.
June 30, 2012 Entry 60 is uploaded.
June 22, 2012 Reference is uploaded to totheark's channel.
June 14, 2012 Entry 59 is uploaded.
May 21, 2012 Entry 58 is uploaded.
May 6, 2012 Entry 57 is uploaded.
April 25, 2012 Entry 56 is uploaded.
April 9, 2012 Entry 55 is uploaded.
April 4, 2012 Decay is uploaded to totheark's channel.
March 25,2012 Entry 54 is uploaded.
March 15, 2012 Reminder is uploaded to totheark's channel.
March 10, 2012 Entry 53 is uploaded.
March 9, 2012 Jay's Twitter: "Had my camera with me all week. Entry #53 will be uploaded tomorrow."
March 8, 2012 Jay's Twitter: "Now that I think about it, I'm not sure what I'm going to say to Tim if he shows up here. I have no idea how he'll react to seeing me."
March 7, 2012 Jay's Twitter: "Just got back from waiting outside the clinic again. Still no sign of Tim."
March 2, 2012 Jay's Twitter: "Can't just walk into the clinic and ask about Tim. Not sure how to approach this." 12:35 PM
"@nickwilliams666 They probably wouldn't buy that, with doctor patient confidentiality and all." 1:51 PM
March 1, 2012 Jay's Twitter: "Back at the store. A lot less people here this time." 12:14 PM
"Different person working here this time. Hoping they've seen Tim." 1:09 PM
"She remembered Tim. Told me he mentioned going to a doctor's office." 2:46 PM
"Found what I think is a mental health clinic a few blocks down from the store. It's closed right now though." 4:27 PM
"It has the hours posted, at least." 4:35 PM
For more, view the Comprehensive Timeline.
Marblehornets on youtube (site belonging to Jay)
Marblehornets on twitter (site belonging to Jay)
totheark on youtube (site belonging to totheark)
Unfiction forum for collaboration and information-sharing.
TvTropes' page for Marble Hornets, containing an index of tropes used by the series.
Parties of Interest
- Jay, the uploader of The Entries and the primary protagonist of the series. Was the script supervisor for Marble Hornets, and was later given the tapes from the shoot by Alex before his disappearance.
- Alex Kralie, the writer and director of Marble Hornets, who also filmed most of the early Entries.
- Tim, one of the actors from Marble Hornets.
- totheark, the mysterious Youtube poster with cryptic messages and access to redacted audio. Some people believe he is the Masked Man, or maybe a group of people.
- Masked Man, called "Masky" by the fandom, his intentions are not clear yet.
- Jessica, the girl staying in the hotel room next to Jay's. Appears for the first time in Entry 28.
- Brian, Alex's closest friend and the lead actor on Marble Hornets. His whereabouts since the shoot are unknown.
- Seth, one of the cameramen from Marble Hornets.
- The Operator, the enigmatic and terrifying figure appearing in many Entries, based on the Slender Man.