The Stirling City Library Blaze was the first tragic incident involving the Slender Man.
The Event Edit
On the evening of June 13th, 1986, fourteen children vanished from Stirling City. A local photographer by the name of Mary Thomas managed to take numerous photos of the event, but she was reported missing that night as well. Her camera was retrieved and the photos were confiscated as evidence. The deformities of Slender Man were later stated by government officials to be film defects.
One week later, there was a fire at the Stirling City Library. A majority of the public information relating to the case was lost. Copies of only two of the photographs were retrieved.
Five months after the events at Stirling City, the body of one of the children turned up in a swamp surrounding a nearby town.