Everyman HYBRID
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Time and space flee every which way, disregarding your beloved logic.

The Everyman HYBRID video account concerns the creators and audience of an amateur health and fitness channel as they follow a series of carefully-orchestrated clue trails to account for the strange occurrences surrounding it. These trails all end in forking paths that lead to locations shrouded in urban legend, deeper into the woods we call reality, and down the rabbit hole to beyond its known limits.

External: YouTube | Twitter | CANYOUSEETHEWORDS | CANYOUSEETHEWORDS Twitter | SEVENTRIALS Twitter | Fan-made Wiki

Internal: ENTER THE TRAGIC HERO AND HIS UNATTAINABLE COMPANION | ENTER THE VOYEUR, THE FIREBRAND, AND THE GUARDIAN | BEGIN FINAL ACT | CANYOUSEETHEWORDS | Corenthal Letters

Table of Contents

Act One

  • March 21, 2010 – the first EverymanHYBRID fitness video introduces Vincent, Evan, and Jeff as host, nutritional correspondent, and cameraman/editor of the show, respectively; they and the audience are called “HYBRIDs” as part of a gimmick
  • March 26, 2010 – the second EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about jogging and yoga, contains an easter egg appearance by what some viewers recognize as the Slender Man –a monster of internet-borne urban legend
  • April 5, 2010 – the third EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about healthy eating as it relates to dreams, has Vince describing strange dreams also reminiscent of the Slender Man mythos
  • April 11, 2010 – the fourth EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about cardiovascular exercise, contains multiple Slender Man easter eggs
  • April 26, 2010 – the fifth EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about weight training, contains an obvious Slender Man appearance before a power outage in Evan’s basement and a subtler silhouette shortly afterward
  • May 14, 2010 – an odd, disjointed video entitled “. . .” appears on the EverymanHYBRID channel; it includes a conversation where the boys suspect their friend Nick of recently breaking into Evan’s house disguised as the Slender Man, which they might work into the fitness series’ running gag of Slender Man appearances
    • May 15, 2010 – EverymanHYBRID tweets about “something really, really… odd” happening
  • May 17, 2010 – the sixth EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about healthy eating, shows the incident where the boys encounter (and subsequently lose sight of) the Slender Man on Evan’s second floor; it could not have been their friend Daniel, who played it in their videos, because he was present at the time
  • May 18, 2010 – Jeff tweets that the group have “checked in on Evan and his family - they're terrified, to say the least.”
    • May 20, 2010 – the boys upload “Public Service Announcement” to explain the apparent prank surrounding them (“let’s just say that not all of [the Slender Man appearances] are ours”); they plan to continue the fitness series soon enough
  • May 30, 2010 – the boys go hiking in Baldpate Mountain, New Jersey with their friend Ryan, Jeff’s younger brother Alex, and Jeff’s girlfriend Jessa; they upload it as “A Day in the Life” the following day
  • June 1, 2010 – the boys announce a two-part special they are preparing on sleep deprivation (Vince and Jeff) and dreaming (Evan)
    • A blog called CANYOUSEETHEWORDS makes its first posts with references to references to water, floods, and an ark; subsequent entries reference songs, literature, and “him”
    • June 6, 2010 – Evan starts his dream log
    • The CANYOUSEETHEWORDS blogger tweets about disposing of pills (“that weight's lifted but I still don't feel free. Maybe I never will. We'll see”)
    • June 9, 2010 – Vince and Jeff start depriving themselves of sleep for 48 hours
    • June 11, 2010 – Vince and Jeff hold a livestream wherein they state their intentions of sketching what they hallucinate
    • Vince and Jeff, in filming the second night of sleep deprivation, go to the basement and find a “shrine” of purple duct tape and defaced photographs of their Baldpate Mountain trip
  • June 13, 2010 – the “Sleep Lab Part 1- Sleep Deprivation” video inadvertently directs viewers to the CANYOUSEETHEWORDS blog because Evan can be seen reading it and its title is written on the purple duct tape
    • June 15, 2010 – the CANYOUSEETHEWORDS blogger claims not to know an Evan when asked
    • Vince and Jeff upload their sketches to Twitter
    • June 16, 2010 – the video has Evan recalling a nightmare about children disappearing from a town, screaming coming from the woods, and bags turning up in the trees; he and the others never acknowledge it afterwards despite its place in the video
    • June 17, 2010 – the CANYOUSEETHEWORDS blogger posts a video revealing herself to be an anonymous art student at Princeton; players soon nickname her “Damsel”
  • June 20, 2010 – the “- - -” video turns up on the EverymanHYBRID channel, including previously-unseen footage from the Baldpate Mountain trip and the boys having an argument on whether to continue making videos; Vince is for it, Jeff is against it, and Evan is ready to suggest that the Slender Man is real
    • June 21, 2010 – Damsel refers to “past trauma” as the reason for her doctor’s appointment and considers watching the EverymanHYBRID videos when someone directs her to them
    • June 22, 2010 – on Twitter, Jeff asks why viewers keep asking the group about a video called “- - -”; it soon becomes apparent that they cannot perceive the existence of “Morse code videos” on their channel, nor certain clips within their videos (such as Evan describing his nightmare) –not even through links or screencaps, which they perceive as defunct
    • Damsel cites “it” as the reason for her migration north, having previously lived with her family and attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts
    • June 25, 2010 – on Twitter, the boys announce a giveaway of EverymanHYBRID wristbands to 100 people who send in their shipping addresses
    • Damsel posts a video about how she doesn’t mind being friendless at the moment and thinks, after having watched their videos, that the EverymanHYBRID boys are messing with things they don’t understand; later that day, she reveals that her parents are dead
  • June 29, 2010 – Damsel receives a paper at her door with a set of coordinates on it
    • Vince, Evan, and Jeff find a similar paper left for them and upload the video as “Slushpops and Surprises”
  • July 2, 2010 – Vince, Evan, Jeff, and Alex hold a livestream where they acknowledge that the full coordinates lead just outside Princeton
    • July 9, 2010 – Damsel claims that her parents died in a house fire that started while she was at school; the following day, she posts a video saying that she has “made a friend or two” at Princeton
  • July 11, 2010 – TheGreenFeathers on UnFiction follows the coordinates to Princeton, New Jersey and finds the first hidden box of seven –a wooden box with words carved into it, containing the defaced photographs and a paper confirming that there are six more
  • July 12, 2010 – the seventh EverymanHYBRID fitness video, about self-defense, has Jeff announcing a contest for viewers to promote the channel
    • July 24, 2010 – Vince, Evan, Jeff, Jessa, and Alex livestream, announcing Magus00 (UF) and stormoftara (SA) as winners of the promotion contest; they acknowledge CANYOUSEETHEWORDS and the box but do not intend to get involved, Evan can be seen pacing with purple duct tape over his mouth, and Jeff gives Jessa a hamsa necklace
    • July 30, 2010 – Damsel happens to pass by the EverymanHYBRID boys at Hoagie Haven
    • August 9, 2010 - Damsel posts a video of herself and Jessa in which Evan can be seen running in the background
  • August 11, 2010 – Vince, Evan, and Jeff attempt to film a hiking video in the woods but encounter the Slender Man, which Evan chases with a knife; they all find garbage bags full of viscera hanging from the trees, Jeff leaves later that night to “look for something”, and Vince and Evan receive no word from Jessa
    • August 12, 2010 – in the “Joke’s Over” video of this event, Vince notes that they will now use the channel to document events
  • August 15, 2010 – Damsel posts an image of more coordinates from a box at her door and writes, “telling my story only got the last group who tried to help me killed. Was that a fun trip north.”
    • Quiddler on Something Awful follows the coordinates to Mercer County Park, New Jersey and finds the second hidden box of seven –a wooden box containing another page, EverymanHYBRID business card, and pendant with “HABIT” written on the back
    • Vince and Evan search Jeff’s room and find, among other things, a USB drive
  • August 19, 2010 – Vince uses “#wheresjeff” on Twitter and uploads the search of his room as “Jeff”
    • Jeff uploads “I'm okay.”, a video taken from his burnt-out elementary school in which he describes being trapped inside it during the fire as a child; he reports finding medical documents inside and plans to continue the roadtrip alone
    • August 20, 2010 – Damsel uses “#wheresjeff” because she has also not seen Jessa in a week
  • August 25, 2010 – hidden video “. -” shows Jeff asking a woman named Mrs. Corenthal about whether his friends were ever her husband’s patients; she only claims that Doctor Corenthal is dead after Jeff asks if he ever had a patient named “HABIT”
    • A Wikipedia article on Dr. James Corenthal surfaces from user “UnbreakableHabit”, stating that Corenthal worked at the Fairmount Children’s Home in Alliance, Ohio when, in 1971, “public criticism ensued following nursing staff injuries and a single death due to patient unrest” and the word “HABIT” was scrawled into the margins of its reports; Corenthal is alleged to have committed suicide in 2007 at the latest
  • August 26, 2010 – Vince uploads “78of76.avi” from the USB drive; in an event they cannot remember, it shows the group’s trip to Baldpate Mountain warping them to a beach at night (where, as in previous videos, their clothes have changed)
    • Jeff uploads “No hysterics. Not yet.”, claiming that someone is leading him on with the clue trail but would not have counted on him obtaining the documents; the description refers to a postcard he has received
    • August 29, 2010 – Jeff returns to New Jersey, still determined to find Jessa
    • September 2, 2010 – a policeman attempts to question Damsel about Jessa, and on her blog she expresses regret for having flushed her pills (and made friends)
    • September 4, 2010 – the boys explore Jeff’s elementary school and find only a note signed “Linnie” (“the sight of its black eyes, those markings; this blight is not human, and now has claimed another one of us”); they encounter the Slender Man, and Evan ends the video acknowledging its existence and stating his plans to kill it
  • September 6, 2010 – Alex posts “My First Video Chaps!” to his channel WickedStickyAlex, which he wants to use to make fun of Jeff’s paranoia (claiming that their parents could get him in trouble for it)
    • September 9, 2010 – Damsel posts about how police are still suspicious of her after her “history” up north, although she was never charged with anything
    • Alex posts “Troll Catch”, in which he teases Jeff with a fake Slender Man; he is offended and refuses to believe Alex’s claim that Jessa just broke up with him (“and by the way, I apologized afterwards”)
    • September 21, 2010 – Jeff goes to the park, where Damsel spots and considers approaching him (but never does)
    • September 24, 2010 – Alex writes in a conversation with Didz (UF), “one time it looked like a big white possum or something got into the house. But it was gone in seconds. I looked around and nothing. that was most likely a dream lol”
  • September 26, 2010 – the boys and their friend Jessie follow Jeff’s postcard (“Greetings, from the land of ashen waste”) to Lambertville High School, where Vince and Jeff find a woman’s body and spot something gray crawling in the bushes; Jessie tells them that James Corenthal was her estranged uncle, players identify the monster as the Rake, and the video title of “Cops Checked, No Body” says it all
    • Jeff posts an image of the postcard to Twitter so that viewers may submit guesses as to where it is directing them
    • September 30, 2010 – Damsel reports more instances of police at her door and declines to contact the EverymanHYBRID group due to mutual resentment
  • October 1, 2010 – Alex posts “Does anyone elses dog do this?”, which shows his dog Sparky whining and clawing at his closet door as a whispering voice can be heard inside
    • October 2, 2010 – Alex’s YouTube background briefly changes to a black-eyed version of the man it always showed –identified by players as Larry Langford, mayor of Birmingham, Alabama (home of Damsel’s Alabama School of Fine Arts)
  • October 5, 2010 – Damsel expresses resignation to whatever the police will do, planning to tell them the truth
    • Jeff commemorates Jessa with the video “In which I assume the role of a 13 year old MySpace girl.”
    • Jeff and Damsel have a Twitter fight, culminating in Jeff’s decision to report her to the police
    • October 7, 2010 – Evan calls Jeff out on this with the video “Injustice.”
    • Alex posts “Good things to come” on his decision to film Sparky’s odd behavior
    • October 8, 2010 – Damsel reports her imminent detainment and that she has another post queued in case she does not return
    • October 9, 2010 – Jeff defends his actions on Twitter but admits that he feels no better for them; he responds to three player guesses as to the postcard’s meaning
  • October 10, 2010 – Alex’s channel description briefly changes to a quote from the Chicago Fire Department spokesman (a different Larry Langford)
    • Players discover two “leaked videos” in the Related Videos section called “Slender Man” and “Welcome to the ARK”, the former of which has Evan becoming violent from the Slender Man’s influence and the latter of which shows the boys in a realm where time stops, technology fails, night is permanent, and the monsters prowl; their same drowning footage shows up in later videos but they are otherwise irrelevant
    • October 16, 2010 – Magus00 (UF) posts “Congratulations Magus!.avi”, a video he received for winning the promotion contest; it includes a scene of Jeff spotting Jessa’s silhouette as he and Vince encounter the Slender Man
    • Jeff calls the video a “sick joke” on Twitter, frustrated with the situation rather than the player himself
  • October 22, 2010 – the boys follow a potential lead to the burnt-out Greenpoint Terminal Market in Brooklyn, New York, where they encounter the Slender Man; Evan ends up disoriented and coughing up blood after trying to attack it with a bat, and the boys’ attempt to hit it with the car lands them unconscious in one of their basements
    • October 23, 2010 – in the “Ashen Waste” video of events, Vince reads the note from the disappeared body and it is another from Linnie with a new set of coordinates
    • October 25, 2010 – FlyingWarhorse on UnFiction and his wife follow the coordinates to Lambertville, New Jersey and discover the third hidden box of seven – a hollow book containing defaced photographs, a page of coded writing, a note, and a Corenthal letter
      • The 1971 Corenthal letter describes the Fairmount Children’s Home’s youngest patient, Evan, who would only go by the nickname “HABIT” and whose homicidal tendencies included the murder of a nurse
    • An unsigned tweet referencing HABIT appears and subsequently disappears from the EverymanHYBRID Twitter
    • October 26, 2010 – Jeff responds to observations by Fissioninferno on Twitter with a diagram “explaining” how known factions of events relate to each other
    • Another deleted “phantom tweet” references HABIT
    • October 27, 2010 – Jeff acknowledges players’ “#savethedamsel”, now regretting his decision
    • EverymanHYBRID phantom tweets twice, apparently in response to impy1973 on Twitter
    • October 28, 2010 – Jeff tweets that the papers have disappeared and been torn to shreds, which he blames on rodents
    • Alex posts “Business Cards on a Plane”, his discovery of an EverymanHYBRID business card with coordinates at the end of the paper trail in his closet
    • October 30, 2010 – EverymanHYBRID again phantom tweets in response to impy1973 (“YOU ARE ALL IN THE SAME. SINKING. VESSEL.”)
    • Ladymatsuyah on UnFiction follows the coordinates to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and finds a bag containing a Powerade bottle, a note from William to Linnie, and a Corenthal letter
      • The 1971 Corenthal letter describes the young patient Vincent from the same mining town as Evan, who was found at the murder scene of a Reverend who lured him in with pirate games; the child simply remarked that “Man doesn’t share”
  • November 1, 2010 – Damsel’s queued post is published due to her absence, and in it she apologizes to everyone, forgives Jeff, and admits to have lied about her family dying in a house fire; she actually found them eviscerated in garbage bags and lit the house on fire herself after the Slender Man, which had haunted her dreams since childhood, compelled her to travel north
    • November 4, 2010 – a series of phantom tweets seems to be an argument between the previous all-caps phantom tweeter and a new one with standard capitalization (“IT IS I WHO inHABITS THIS SANCTUARY”/“Oh, a classic power struggle is it?”)
    • Vince, Evan, and Jeff visit Centralia, Pennsylvania due to its potential to be the “land of ashen waste”, and the discovery of Jessa’s hamsa necklace prompts Jeff to admit defeat on finding her and insist that they rescue Damsel; off-camera, he discovers a note nearby it that reads “-’s -ssword -to the”
  • November 5, 2010 – Alex’s YouTube background changes back to its black-eyed version
    • Alex posts “VID00006.MP4”, in which he cleans three deep cuts on his arm
    • November 6, 2010 – Alex, who does not want Jeff to know about this at such a difficult time, explains in “I'm Okay” that he has barricaded his closet door after being attacked by a disfigured creature with black eyes –the Rake, which now resides there
    • Alex’s YouTube background changes back to normal, then to an image of a dead rabbit, then back again
  • November 9, 2010 – evilcactus on UnFiction, one of the wristband-contest participants, receives the VII Letter
  • The Corenthal letter from 1981 describes how after “the last child from the ‘Mining-Town Four’ has finally succumbed”, Corenthal plans to protect his surviving child, Linnie, from her “feral” personal demon by finding new guardians for her; the letter is covered in “VII” in reference to an EverymanHYBRID-related dream described by DixieWolf (UF)
    • A phantom tweet verifies the letter’s authenticity
    • November 13, 2010 – hidden video “. . . .” states that Jeff’s “loss blinds him” to Alex’s predicament; Damsel is shown in a room with flickering lights after a similar shot of Evan, and the previously-established rabbit motif is emphasized
    • November 14, 2010 – a phantom tweet simply reads “TILT”
    • November 15, 2010 – old_familiar_way (UF) notices that tilting one’s laptop screen on the CANYOUSEETHEWORDS background reveals the words “this is no longer their game. consider yourself marked.”
    • November 18, 2010 – Evan receives a USB drive of surveillance footage of Alex after the attack and talks to him about it, realizing that the Rake is what they saw at Lambertville; with Jeff’s help, Evan chains the doors of the ransacked room shut and Jeff apologizes for missing signs that Alex was in danger
  • November 19, 2010 – Jeff posts a Twitter invitation for viewers to meet the group in Mercer County Park, New Jersey on November 21
    • November 21, 2010 – Vince, Evan, Jeff, and Jessie meet viewer TheGreenFeathers for the hangout; on the drive back, Vince receives a call from Ryan that apparently ends in a car accident with “those noises” on the other end
    • November 24, 2010 – Vince, Evan, Jeff, and Alex visit the site of the car crash to explain that based on his body’s wounds, something (presumably the Rake) pulled Ryan out of the car; he was trying to inform them about one “SEVENTRIALSOFHABIT” that had contacted him asking for personal information and a pint of his blood, and hidden footage in the video shows Evan interrogating an empty chair while apparently not himself
    • Ryan’s screencap is linked in the video description, and it invites players (“rabbits”) into a tournament for which they are not allowed to seek outside help as Ryan had; Jeff, Vince, and Evan join as Rabbits #002-004, respectively, but Jeff does not want Alex to join

Act Two

  • November 25, 2010 – players receive confirmation of their entrance into the Seven Trials, and phantom tweets provide information on registration up until the point at which it closes
    • November 26, 2010 – Vince, Evan, Jeff, and Alex hold a livestream most notable for its revelation that Jeff and Alex’s parents are dead, but Alex pretends that they are still alive to cope; the Corenthal papers found by players included all the ones Jeff found at his elementary school except for an additional one with a patient named Jeffrey, which he still sees as an unsettling coincidence
    • A phantom tweet directed at Didz (UF) acknowledges her newborn daughter with a phrase she once reported hearing over her older daughter’s baby monitor (“WHEN THINGS SEEM TOUGH… WE SAY ‘IT’S OKAY’”)
    • November 28, 2010 – on a new Twitter account, HABIT announces that the 231 Rabbits have been divided into the three groups of Angora, English Lop, and Netherland Dwarf
  • November 29, 2010 – HABIT establishes Trial One, Part One as sending him a list of five most prized possessions (small enough to fit in a brown paper bag); Alex’s username on the CC list implicates him as Rabbit #231
    • HABIT makes phantom tweets poking fun at the idea that the Slender Man or the Rake (“THE BIG GUY AND SNOOPY”) are the other unknown tweeter, to which they respond “Go play your little game, children. Nothing more to see here”; Jeff receives these on his phone with much confusion
    • November 30, 2010 – HABIT confirms the elimination of 4 Rabbits at the end of Trial One, Part One; 227 remain
    • December 1, 2010 – the EverymanHYBRID boys post “The Update HUB”, a video whose description serves as a guide to events through relevant links
    • HABIT establishes Trial One, Part Two as burying one of the aforementioned prized possessions in a bag on video, marking the grave
    • Bebravenow (UF) receives a toy Christmas soldier and Corenthal Christmas Letter in the mail
      • In 1976, Corenthal writes that the “Mining Town Four” have become his family and seem to have recovered from their afflictions
    • December 4, 2010 – HABIT confirms the elimination of Rabbit #160 (later telling JediFox (UF) that “160 WENT THROUGH WITH THE FIRST TRIAL. HAD AN ‘INCIDENT’ AT THE SITE. PROVED TOO MUCH FOR HIM. VOLUNTARILY REMOVED HIMSELF”); 226 remain
    • Jeff suggests in an e-mail conversation with Rhiannon (UF) that the boys might be able to watch the hidden videos if someone able to see them were to assist more directly than sending “404’d” links and screencaps
    • Alex posts “THESEVENTRIALSOFHABIT - TRIAL ONE - PART 2/2 - RABBIT#231”, his prized possession being a shotgun shell that Sparky helps to bury
    • December 5, 2010 – the boys break Damsel out of the hospital (Jeff’s workplace) at 6:00 PM, although it apparently meant to release her that day; as far as the hospital’s own accounts are concerned, however, she was discharged a few days prior and a flash fire in her vacant room killed housekeeper John Mayner and security guard Glenn Eisen at 5:55 PM, December 5
    • December 6, 2010 – Damsel announces her return and that she is staying with the boys in case the police are still watching her apartment
    • Trial One concludes
    • December 7, 2010 – HABIT confirms the elimination of 69 Rabbits at the end of Trial One, Part Two; 157 remain
  • December 15, 2010 – HABIT establishes Trial Two, Part One as a vote within each of the three Rabbit factions on one leader and one eliminated runt
    • Jeff posts “HospitalFire.wav”, an audio file in which he informs viewers of the contradiction between the “Damsel” video and hospital records; reversing the audio reveals Damsel’s name as Stephanie
    • December 18, 2010 – HABIT confirms Rabbits #046, #098, and #224 (ChildOfAtom, TheNightmareComplex, CougarDraven) as leaders and Rabbits #069, #102, and #199 (Darxbloop, Flamewarriorlee, vertibelle) as runts of the Angora, English Lop, and Netherland Dwarf factions, respectively; 154 remain
    • December 19, 2010 – Steph makes blog posts acknowledging the writing on her blog’s background (“let it be a warning, likewise, to whoever posted it”) and that the name Linnie sounds familiar; she also posts a video announcing her leave of the site now that she has found a group that understands her
    • December 23, 2010 – HABIT establishes Trial Two, Part Two as a vote among all Rabbits on which team leader to declare Warren Leader (winner of Round One) and which to eliminate
    • December 29, 2010 – Trial Two and Round One conclude
    • HABIT confirms Rabbit #098 (TheNightmareComplex) as Warren Leader and Rabbit #224 (CougarDraven) as runt, promising the former a prize and allowing the latter to eliminate 15 more Rabbits – including Jeff, Vince, Evan, and Alex upon Jeff’s request; 138 remain
  • January 13, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Three as losing a friend, blaming them and recording the conversation in whatever medium it requires
    • January 14, 2011 – “December & early January” establishes that since Steph joined the group, she has said that the Slender Man probably cannot be defeated, the boys have found a panicked voicemail from Jessa on her phone (“She was going to tell us. I can understand why she was afraid to mention it”) and they encounter the Slender Man near a puddle of blood in the snow over the grave of Vince’s long-dead cat, Mittens (“a blocked number called Vin’s cell and mumbled something about ‘keeping Mittens warm’”)
    • January 19, 2011 – Trial Three concludes
    • January 20, 2011 – HABIT confirms the elimination of 62 Rabbits at the end of Trial Three; 76 remain
    • The boys hold a livestream announcing that they intend to post their footage of taking back Alex’s room and another file from the same USB drive as “78of76.avi”; they intend to watch a CD of the hidden videos as sent to them by viewer CoffeeCollie
    • “77of76.avi” shows Evan, Alex, and Jeff in Baldpate Mountain during winter (with clips taken of it in summer cutting in), talking about how it feels to aimlessly walk around in circles –again, they cannot remember this
  • January 24, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Four as reciting his macabre poem on video in a public place with at least ten people passing onscreen, the winner of Round Two being whoever recites it best
    • January 28, 2011 - Vince, Evan, Jeff, and Steph play the hidden video CD, but it cuts to static after the first clip plays and they experience past-life regression with their words directed to Doctor Corenthal afterwards; they fall unconscious and wake up eight minutes later with darkened eyes and nosebleeds
    • January 31, 2011 – Trial Four and Round Two conclude
    • HABIT confirms the elimination of 28 Rabbits at the end of Trial Four; 48 remain
    • February 3, 2011 – “Last week / taking it back” shows how Evan, Jeff, and Alex entered the crawlspace of Alex’s closet with weapons only to find themselves unarmed in a basement at Baldpate Mountain; upon returning, they find that the crawlspace no longer exists –and later, that “77of76.avi” appears to have been taken the same day
    • February 17, 2011 – TheNightmareComplex on UnFiction receives the fourth hidden box of seven, a piece of the Centralia Note reading “shade’- pas- t-” (total: “shade’s password to the”), and a Corenthal letter
      • The 1975 Corenthal letter describes how the children’s “group relapse” (the Slender Man’s influence) sent them to Memory Town, Pennsylvania –using the same words as the HYBRID group had in their trance
    • February 24, 2011 – Vince announces in “Rose” that the group are holding off on asking Jessie about Corenthal because her grandmother, Rose, was recently murdered (presumably by the Rake)
    • March 7, 2011 – HABIT declares Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) as Warren Jester and winner of Round Two for his humorous rule-bending in Trial Four, asking for his mailing address
  • March 7, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Five, Part One as making a gift for a loved one that includes a picture of them both, with no submission period due to the requirement that it will be used in the next part
  • March 13, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Five, Part Two as telling the loved one that the gift represents their love and destroying it in front of them on video
    • March 16, 2011 – stormoftara (SA) posts a letter from Jeff and purple wristband she recently received as a belated prize for her entry into the promotion contest
    • March 17, 2011 – a phantom tweet reads “Stop watching us. Oh, God. Please stop watching.”
    • March 18, 2011 – Trial Five concludes
    • HABIT confirms the elimination of 10 Rabbits at the end of Trial Five; 38 remain
  • March 19, 2011 – HABIT phantom tweets on the EverymanHYBRID Twitter with a set of coordinates
    • March 20, 2011 – Lookbehindyou (UF) follows the coordinates to Memory Town, Pennsylvania and finds the fifth hidden box of seven – a treasure box containing coins, matchbox cars, tarot cards marked with the group’s names, and a copy of the Everyman morality play with new writing on the roles of the Voyeur, Firebrand, and Guardian in a great cycle
      • The 1971 Corenthal letter describes Jeffrey’s night terrors about how his father killed Jeffrey’s mother, sister, and himself under the Slender Man’s influence
    • March 21, 2011 – Jessie’s findings on Doctor Corenthal direct the group to his storage unit where they find a rocking horse, more documents, and a black box device –the Slender Man appears as the boys are shut in, causing Vince to cough up black fluid; Corenthal himself opens it up again, apparently in a time loop from which he cannot perceive them
    • March 23, 2011 – Slayerboy90 on YouTube uploads “Interview with the Hybrids”, in which Jeff receives a call from Alex and Vince is upset with the viewer’s insinuation that the videos are fake
    • April 2, 2011 – Alex posts “Slappa' tha' bass(ah).”, a video of the hospital charity band in which one member, “John Mayner Jr.”, shares the name of the housekeeper who died in the flash fire
  • April 4, 2011 – Jeff posts the “4.20.11 Document” to show viewers an unidentified object from the storage unit that they later inform him is a microfilm canister
    • April 21, 2011 – Vince and Jeff find incriminating microfilm on Doctor Corenthal at the library and learn that the Officer Matten mentioned in a previous Corenthal letter committed suicide; later, Evan notes that the black box device from the storage unit made noise when the Slender Man appeared –soon after this, the Rake lures Alex with Sparky’s body and viciously attacks Evan
      • The Microfilm Collection implicates Corenthal in the deaths of some of his patients’ parents and, at the latest, a 2005 massacre in Lambertville leaving over a dozen dead
    • May 11, 2011 – HABIT hijacks CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, implying that he was Ed Gein
    • May 19, 2011 – HABIT hijacks CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, implying that he was Jack the Ripper
    • May 25, 2011 – HABIT hijacks CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, implying that he was Josef Mengele
      • June 3, 2011 – Jeff e-mails grieck (UF) about the deaths of his parents, explaining that a car accident in early 2010 had killed them; since then, Alex has been in denial to the point of playing recordings of their voices to pretend they are still alive
    • June 3, 2011 – HABIT hijacks CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, implying that he was Albert Fish
  • June 6, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Six as making a peaceful protest at a municipal center for at least an hour and capturing it on video, with a “#HABIT2012” sign and at least ten people demanding the current leader’s replacement
    • June 7, 2011 – Evan posts on CANYOUSEETHEWORDS that they are abandoning the blog due to HABIT’s hijacking
    • June 11, 2011 – HABIT hijacks CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, implying that he was Vlad the Impaler
    • Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) posts a video claiming to have received a box from HABIT, attempting to blackmail him for entrance into Trial Seven due to the impossibility of getting a permit to legally protest in his city within the time limit
    • June 18, 2011 – Trial Six concludes
    • HABIT confirms the elimination of 30 Rabbits at the end of Trial Six; 8 remain, although Rabbit #052’s gambit remains unresolved
    • Noah Maxwell of Tribe Twelve posts “The Envelope”, having (unawares) received an envelope from HABIT whose contents imply that Corenthal met with his late cousin Milo in 1995 and include a quarter of the Centralia Note that reads “unrel- narra-” (total: “shade’s password to the unrel- narra-”)
    • Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) posts a video of himself and his roommate being attacked
    • June 19, 2011 – JesterOfTheCourt (UF) posits that “shade’s password to the unreliable narrator” is “pity”, based on a passage of Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
    • June 20, 2011 – Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) posts a video of his roommate tied up
    • June 22, 2011 – Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) posts a video saying that his roommate and the box are missing
    • June 23, 2011 – prompted by HABIT to tell the truth, Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) admits that he never had the box and will let the other Rabbits decide his fate
    • June 26, 2011 – Rabbit #052 (FullRoundAction) is eliminated in a 6-to-1 vote; 7 remain
  • June 29, 2011 – HABIT makes a CANYOUSEETHEWORDS post excerpting a 1957 diary entry of a girl named Dawn, having led her to the Slender Man after killing her parents and the police officers there on account of child disappearances
    • July 9, 2011 – HABIT makes a CANYOUSEETHEWORDS post excerpting the written account of a man called Johnny, having mutilated him and forced him to keep writing as HABIT tortured his wife to death and the Slender Man stole his son (and kept him alive)
    • July 12, 2011 – the “May & June” video establishes that HABIT messaged the boys a video clip of the Rake, Vince is in a relationship with Lexi from the library, Alex is apparently in denial about Sparky’s death, and one Slender Man encounter ends with HABIT compelling Evan to kill a deer
    • Hidden video “-.-.” shows Vince suggesting that the Rake cannot kill them because they are the Slender Man’s targets and also shows footage from another plane in which the boys are able to recognize the iteration cycle that ties their different selves together through death and rebirth
  • July 14, 2011 – on Twitter, HABIT asks players what they would do to obtain two digital files from him that could help the EverymanHYBRID boys
    • July 15, 2011 – MyOrphanedMind (Rabbit #108) receives the Jester’s Prize, which contains Evan’s Bioshock 2 shirt, a rabbit necklace, and the final piece of the Centralia Note: “-iable -ator” (total: “shade’s password to the unreliable narrator”)
      • The undated note from a student of Dr. Adam Rogers, Corenthal’s colleague, about the abnormal radiation on a scrap of cloth he was asked to test –apparently, Corenthal had him design the black box device to detect the Slender Man’s presence
    • July 16, 2011 – once grieck (UF) claims that he “would even work against the #EMH boys if necessary”, HABIT links the two password-protected files –the first of which leads to a Minecraft map with the password to the second, a Corenthal letter
      • The full version of Noah Maxwell’s burnt letter from 1995 details how Corenthal met Milo Asher after his attempt to jump from a park ranger’s tower under the Slender Man’s influence; Milo says one thing implying awareness of Corenthal’s children in spite of not knowing them, and Corenthal finds the scrap of cloth he has Dr. Rogers’ student test
    • July 20, 2011 – HABIT makes a CANYOUSEETHEWORDS post excerpting the written account of a man named Nicholas, having forced him via possession to kill his family and dog and told him to fight another “experiment”; the Slender Man prevents his suicide
    • July 27, 2011 – Evan posts “Sigma” to establish that the black box device responds to his blood, but not Alex’s
    • August 11, 2011 – Jeff confirms over Twitter that he, Vince, Evan, and Steph all tested positive for Sigma radiation
  • August 30, 2011 – HABIT establishes Trial Seven as “KEEP YOUR BODY BREATHING”
  • September 5, 2011 – HABIT makes a CANYOUSEETHEWORDS post excerpting the notes of Roger Paladino, a police officer who studied HABIT’s possessive abilities and witnessed them firsthand as HABIT made an entire SWAT team kill each other; forced to write, Paladino suspects that HABIT intends to create a perfect shell
    • September 17, 2011 – the HYBRID boys meet with Noah Maxwell of Tribe Twelve to discuss the envelope, concluding little about Corenthal’s meeting with Milo Asher
    • September 19, 2011 – the “Noah” video links to Noah Release 1, a 1990 document from the storage unit describing Corenthal’s clairvoyant dream that Linnie leaves her caretakers, William and Rose, to find out about the deceased Mining Town Four
    • November 1, 2011 – hidden video “HALLOWEEN HANGOVER” establishes that surveillance cameras are in the boys’ homes, one of which shows Vince coughing up black fluid and another of which shows Jeff overdosing on pills; after a conversation establishing that Evan and Steph are in a relationship, Vince and Evan hear a scream inside Lexi’s apartment and find black fluid in the sink
    • December 6, 2011 – hidden video “OUTSIDE HELP” establishes that HABIT influenced both Nick and Evan into fighting each other, which starts in Evan’s basement and ends in Baldpate, where he unwittingly snaps Nick’s neck and finds a hidden camera
    • December 19, 2011 – in the “Hidden cameras and emails” video, the boys discuss Jeff’s deletion of viewer emails and find a hard drive connected to all of HABIT’s cameras
    • December 24, 2011 – hidden footage in “A Vinny / HYBRID Christmas” shows Steph holding a pregnancy test, Alex acknowledging his denial about Sparky’s death, and Jeff interrupted by drowning footage while telling Vince that he should have died in his parents’ place
  • January 20, 2012 – the Rake kills Jessie in her Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania home as the boys are already on their way; Evan throws it out the window and it viciously attacks Vince before the Slender Man’s presence causes it to flee
    • January 23, 2012 – the boys only now upload the half of the event establishing Jessie’s death, citing moral issues as shown by Evan’s insistence that they not enter the house
    • February 16, 2012 – In “Intermission”, Vince informs viewers of the group’s reluctance to post what happened on the way to Jessie’s funeral because “Alex isn't okay”
    • February 21, 2012 – “Consensus” confirms that Alex had told Vince about clairvoyant dreams the Rake had given him and, after Vince takes a wrong turn, he finds one of the Slender Man’s garbage bags containing Alex’s remains; Vince’s lack of facial hair afterwards implies that resurrection can occur within iterations
    • March 6, 2012 – Zeke Strahm of Seeking Truth, in some of his final moments, gives warnings to the HYBRIDs about Evan and Steph
    • March 20, 2012 – “Twenty-four Months” is a message to the audience in which Evan says he will continue fighting for Steph and their unborn child, Vince thanks his friends and the audience, and Jeff tells them to stop watching; HABIT’s hidden footage montage at the end implies that his plans will soon come to fruition

Act Three

  • March 31, 2012 – in “Dead end with a Pulse”, Jeff and Vince plan to contact Maryann Corenthal after learning she has ties to historic homes in Baldpate Mountain; in a hidden portion of the video, Jeff finds himself trapped in Evan’s house and encounters Nick, apparently alive again and Evan, possessed by HABIT
    • April 10, 2012 – Vince goes to Evan’s house in search of Jeff, finding chains and one of Jeff’s shoes on a bloodstained tarp before encountering the Slender Man and fleeing
    • May 8, 2012 – an EverymanHYBRID tweet (“DON’T TELL VINNY”) shows an image of Jeff with blood on his face and “GREEN FEATHERS + 7” written on his back
    • May 11, 2012 – TheGreenFeathers follows coordinates e-mailed to him by HABIT and finds the sixth hidden box of seven –a sheathed knife with a Corenthal letter inside and an ink ribbon left nearby; his “Box Six” video shows how HABIT, still possessing Evan, meets him at the scene and flippantly hints that he will come back for TheGreenFeathers with a knife of his own
      • The 1990 Corenthal letter recounts Corenthal’s dream of Linnie dying by the Rake in Lambertville High School, as she seemingly does in her current iteration as the body the boys find there; the 1980 ink ribbon describes Stephanie falling ill
    • May 26, 2012 – a tweet from HABIT precedes the seven remaining rabbits’ discovery of “Extra Innings” prizes in the mail, which include pieces of the previous ink ribbon
      • Stephanie’s accident was caused by an overdose and Evan, presumably possessed by HABIT, implies that it was not an accident
  • July 29, 2012 – In “The Property”, Vince visits the house at Baldpate and watches its interior become an amalgam of his and his friends’ houses; Corenthal rescues him from the Slender Man and briefly shows him the “inner sanctum to the monsters’ sanctuary” –a place within the other plane where he has temporary protection– and advises him to avoid the monsters rather than trust or fight them, disappearing afterwards
    • The Lady of the Light.pdf letter that Vince finds in the house is from 2005 at the earliest; in it, Maryann Corenthal attempts to reach her husband on the other plane with the information that she believes that the Lambertville massacre was not him and is following instructions he left for her in the event of his disappearance
  • October 9, 2012 – hidden videos “MOVING IN” and “:D” detail how HABIT tortures Jeff in the basement of a house whose residents he has killed, having an unknown “cameraman” film the part beforehand where he explains the monsters’ previous intentions of breaking Jeff’s resolve
    • October 31, 2012 – Vince tweets about his inability to find or help his friends (“probably my last Halloween”)
    • December 25, 2012 – knowing that he is next, Vince posts a video HABIT sent confirming HABIT’s murder of Daniel and that his silent “cameramen”, some of whom he kills, are humans under the Slender Man’s influence
    • February 23, 2013 – hidden video “WAKE UP” shows Evan, freed of HABIT’s possession, have a mental breakdown as he remembers killing Jeff, Steph, and his baby daughter; he plans on committing suicide by fighting the Rake
    • February 26, 2013 – Vince finds a hard drive video of Evan about to initiate this fight; off-camera, Evan decapitates the Rake but it manages to eviscerate him in spite of it, and he recovers completely
    • March 6, 2013 – Vince finds Evan, forced to wear HABIT’s clothes, on his doorstep; as Evan rants about the pain HABIT caused him and how the incident with the Rake means that he is not allowed to die, Vince realizes that Evan is himself again
  • March 21, 2013 – Vince posts the “March 21st” video to ask viewers if summoning HABIT is the only way to get answers anymore
    • June 4, 2013 – Tribe Twelve video “DEUS EX MACHINA” reveals that HABIT freed Firebrand from servitude
    • July 26, 2013 – Vince obtains an old book on Specific Entity Summoning with new instructions written into it
    • July 27, 2013 – Vince and Evan summon HABIT into Evan’s body again, and seeing Vince react without fear causes him to say that he will not kill Vince but rather “show [him] some things”
    • October 31, 2013 – HABIT shows Vince that Lexi was stalked by the Slender Man prior to her death and says that he ought to accept the deaths of “people on the outside” in order to fulfill a bigger role –apparently, as “the Guardian” mentioned in the fifth hidden box
    • December 24, 2013 (and September 29, 2013) – HABIT warps Noah Maxwell from Florida to New Jersey to deliver information relevant only to him, displacing him into September and the other plane that manifests around him; Noah encounters Jeff, who does not explain how he is “alive” but is apparently being pursued by HABIT, and eventually HABIT sends Noah home
  • Winter 2014 – HABIT forces Vince to film a meeting with Mark, finder of the fifth hidden box; it ultimately ends in HABIT killing him
    • HABIT has Vince share drugged tea with Shaun Andersen of the Andersen Journals, having lured him to the house with promises that the Slender Man could be defeated; HABIT gives Shaun vital information and proceeds to kill him
    • Vince refuses to assist in any more of HABIT’s murders, so HABIT knocks him unconscious
    • March 13, 2014 – Vince regains consciousness and finds Evan, himself again, with writing on his back that causes Vince to realize that he and Evan cannot recall their own families; he ultimately realizes that their lives are fiction, manipulated with such constraints as the fact that their individual houses were actually one all along (as proven by “The Property”)
  • October 19, 2014 – Vince finds himself locked in Jeff’s bedroom with a 24-hour countdown screen; he eventually finds a flash drive and gun, and the door opens as the countdown ends
    • Vince finds his basement on the other side of the door and shoots himself in the head with another gun left for him on the table, at that point unable to bear any more of HABIT’s torments
    • Vince wakes up outside an apartment complex and is chased inside by three hooded figures; Evan soon joins him and he finds that there is no escape nor any way to reach out
    • December 25, 2014 – Vince films himself and Evan in the apartment and relays a message to viewers about “keywords” and that they should stop watching, but many of its syllables are omitted
    • January 4, 2015 – Vince begins stating the date on camera starting with Evan’s disappearance that day
    • January 6, 2015 – a QR code in the video “christmas.” (uploaded at a rare time when Vince is able to reach out) directs players to “canyouseethewords.info”, a mirror site whose only difference is the new title “Stop Watching”; both sites publish a post apparently queued by Stephanie during her pregnancy in which italicized letters spell out “phonemic restoration”
    • January 7, 2015 – a file called “second set of ears.wav” emerges on the EverymanHYBRID Twitter, and it contains static bursts that sync up to “christmas.” so that players discover the missing syllables through phonemic restoration
    • June 14, 2015 – Vince reports and shows on camera that the Slender Man is “the closest he’s been” outside
    • July 2, 2015 – HABIT posts a “list” mostly composed of authors’ names and numbers to CANYOUSEETHEWORDS, instructing players to call Vince about it so that he may find “entertainment” hidden in the apartment
    • July 3, 2015 – RandomGuy26 (UF) calls Vince about the list
    • August 23, 2015 – Vince receives enough internet access in the apartment to upload “Apt 3130”, a recap of his months in the apartment
    • August 24, 2015 – Vince shows that the video on the flash drive from Jeff’s bedroom is one of Alex’s old videos in which he describes a similar inability to upload videos
    • August 29, 2015 – Vince reports that the apartment’s provisions of food, air conditioning, and plumbing are lessening and although he has solved HABIT’s entertainment puzzle, he is “not bringing anybody else into this”; one frame shows him holding an envelope that reads “Rabbits 82 and 41 can you sacrifice yourself to the words?”
  • October 10, 2016 – “two thousand three hundred ninety-five” reveals that after Vince escapes the apartment, HABIT captures him in the woods and has a talk in Vince’s basement where he says Vince and “the North Star” are key to defeating the Slender Man and forces him to “show them” (viewers) the footage of his suicide as it plays on a screen in front of him
    • At some point, Vince also finds twine dolls hanging from his basement ceiling that are not HABIT’s work and react strangely to his touch (Jeff’s face appearing in the video)
  • December 24, 2016 – Vince records a Christmas update per HABIT’s insistence, revealing that he can now see the hidden videos and advising players to stay safe as they receive mail from HABIT again
  • April 16, 2017 – CANYOUSEETHEWORDS instructs Rabbits #41 and #82 to contact the blog
    • April 20, 2017 – shutupshea (Tumblr) AKA Rabbit #41 receives the DRKWND Disk – a floppy disk containing password protected files and bearing a handwritten URL for the website of a lawyer named William Davidson
    • June 4, 2017 – Alexgweeneyo (Reddit) unzips the DRKWND Disk file with the password “home213” based on Vince’s “keywords”; the last of its documents between 1998 and 2005 reveals that Corenthal was implicated in arson on the New Hope business of a crime-solving psychic named Elizabeth and that William Davidson was his legal representative
    • October 11, 2017 – TheSharpOne (Reddit/Discord) receives a letter after contacting Davidson’s P.O. Box; the lawyer writes that Corenthal has not been in touch (and calls Vine “a medium that's here to stay” even though it shut down in 2016), and promises to send a package
    • November 13, 2017 – TheSharpOne (Reddit/Discord) receives the William Davidson Package; it contains materials related to various localities, a letter from a persecuted Corenthal to Adam Roberts, a note about how Elizabeth “is going to help” the two of them, and an e-mail in which Davidson questions Corenthal about his criminal charges and connection to the clairvoyant


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