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A depiction of Slenderman with the Schrodinger wave equation

Quantum theory is a central theory to the explanation of the apparent supernatural nature of the Slenderman, and is a competitor to the Core Theory and the Tulpa Effect. Quantum theory is based in around the idea that Slenderman is a physical substratum, not a thoughtform, whose existence and powers are in part reliant on physics and understood science. Advocates of quantum theory often believe that Slenderman is a trans-dimensional, fourth dimensional being, capable of moving freely through spacetime. Slenderwalking can be attributed to both of these theories. This explanation seeks a physical explanation and not a psuedo-scientific explanation for Slenderman.

Foundations in modern quantum mechanics

The Copenhagen model of quantum mechanics, the interpretation of experimental particle data widely taught[1] and accepted,[2] is believed by many to be nearly synonymous with indeterminism,[3] the philosophy that all actions of the Universe are inherently random. Data from experimentation in the quantum domain reveal that electrons and other fundamental particles have what is called a wavefunction, or ψ.[4] The Copenhagen model posits that this wavefunction is a probability distribution of the particle in question, and is collapsed by an external measurement into certainty. Thus, the particle could be anywhere in spacetime, but has a greater probability of being located at one position than another. When the wavefunction is collapsed by an observer or measurement, it is forced to randomly choose a position with respect to the probability of the equation.[4]

However, as more and more wavefunctions overlap, the probability distribution is amplified further to a certain position, such that the composite wavefunction has a higher degree of certainty in being found at a certain region.[5] Thus, a human made of billions of particles is not as "mobile" as a quantum particle in that it is almost certainly in any given position at any time, and will not "jump" around as single particles often do.

Quantum compatibility with Slenderman

The physics of the quantum world are obviously very similar to the observed supernatural activity of Slenderman. As Slenderman is never seen before standing in a fixed position,[6] and because Slenderman's "teleportation" is seemingly instantaneous and unlimited, the explanation of "slenderwalking" as a quantum wavefunction gains credence. Likewise, as the author of Encyclopedia Slenderia notes, "the idea of something gaining a fixed position due to being observed screams quantum physics."[6] As a quantum particle exists superposed in all possible quantum states before it is collapsed into certainty, Slenderman exists in all possible locations before an observer (most likely his victim) collapses Slenderman into a certain location.

For the quantum theory of Slenderman's supernatural nature to have substantial explanatory power, Slenderman must have a wavefunction with probability similar to lonely fundamental particles. Thus, sophisticated versions of quantum theory suggest that Slenderman is himself a sort of natural embodiment of probability, a fundamental substratum that, although seemingly composed of billions of particles like humans, acts as a single quantum particle. Furthermore, if Slenderman has this single particle activity, he must also be plenipotent, in that he controls the probabilistic wavefunction and consequently his position within spacetime. There is current scientific reasearch into wavefunction control, such as in quantum dots.[7][8]


  1. Wimmel, Hermann. Quantum Physics & Observed Reality: A Critical Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. p. 2.
  2. The Role of Decoherence in the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. p. 1.
  3. Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Quantum Mechanics.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tipler, Paul A., et al. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 1. pp. 1185 - 1186.
  5. Serway, Raymond A., et al. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Volume 2. p. 1297.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Slenderwalking All 'Round the World. Encyclopedia Slenderia. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  7. Optical Control and Spectroscopy of Quantum Dots. Research Associateship Programs. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  8. Huibers, Andrew. Electron Transport and Dephasing in Semiconductor Quantum Dots. p. 8.

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