Hyde’s Musings #2: Multiverses


Hello again, friends.  Hyde has returned to ponder some of the greater mysteries surrounding Our Mutual Friend.  Today, the topic I’ll be covering is that of multiverses.  What does this have to do with the Slender Man, you may be asking?


A recurring term I’ve been hearing lately is “Dimensional Bleeding.”  Our friends at Observe and Terminate first noticed it when PTC member B2 began showing up in multiple places at the same time.  It’s a fairly self-explanatory theory: alternate dimensions are bleeding into each other.

So what does this mean for us?  What purpose does this wonderful thing called Dimensional Bleeding serve?  Simply put, it explains everything.  All the small inconsistencies running through the blogs that cannot simply explained by unreliable narration.  When one deals with a subtle Slender Man and another deals with one that is highly aggressive, how can we then explain this?  Why is it why some of us fight armies of “proxies” and others find the concept so ridiculous that we put the term in quotes.

Simply put, so very many things can be explained by the fact that we all inhabit different dimensions or realities, which all bleed into each other.  Perhaps the internet serves as a sort of hub where messages from all these dimensions converge.

What this means, naturally, is that every last word is true.  And every last word is real.  And at the same time, they’re all completely false.  Perhaps in one reality, Marble Hornets is a web series created by film students Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage.  But perhaps, in another reality, it is a series of videos chronicling the very real journey into hell of Alex Kralie and Jay [Undisclosed] (while the [Of No Consequence] and [Undisclosed] families are often cited as sharing many common ancestors, I regret that Jay and I share no relation).

What exactly causes this Dimensional Bleeding?  Well, there is a good chance that it involves one or more of three things: the Bleeding Tree, the Slender Man, and the Path of Black Leaves.  While it is nothing more than a theory, I would speculate that the Path of Black Leaves is the “What,” the Bleeding Tree is the “How,” and the Slender Man is the “Why.”  What do I mean by this?  Allow me to explain.

The Path of Black Leaves is what is causing the Dimensional Bleeding in the first place.  Consciously or subconsciously, both sides are traveling through it.  Sometimes the Path warps space and time, creating a sort of wormhole from one location in space to another.  This much has been all but confirm, and likely explains any sort of teleportation used by our tall friend.  But it is quite possible that the Path can create what is less of a wormhole and more of a portal.  A portal to another dimension.  We pass through these portals almost unconsciously, jumping around from one world to another and unintentionally wreaking general havoc on the universe.

Good job, Hyde.  Now you’re thinking with portals.  You must be the pride of [Subject Hometown Here].  Also, I think that that last statement requires an obligatory “Nice job breaking it, hero.”

Sorry, sorry.  I’m done here.

The Bleeding Tree could quite possibly explain how the Path of Black Leaves works.  After all, what sort of leaves would you expect to fall from a tree that bleeds?  A tree that is incredibly hard to find.  A tree that may even be mobile.  Perhaps the adjective refers to more than actual blood.  Perhaps it is what causes the dimensions to bleed in the first place.

But why would any of this be happening, especially when it wasn’t happening before?  The “why” is explainable when you bring the Slender Man into the picture.  He utilizes the path, ripping holes in the fabric of reality.  Perhaps proxies are able to utilize the path because he allows them to.  Perhaps other times whatever wormholes or portals he creates when he shifts between dimensions merely get left over.  Perhaps he even pulls us between dimensions.  Who can say for sure?

These, naturally, are all just theories.  Musings.  Far be it from me to claim to be right.

Good Luck and Godspeed,



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ben
    Oct 01, 2011 @ 17:10:12

    Most of this makes sense and is in line with stuff I’ve considered myself. Not so sure about the inclusion of the Bleeding Tree, though. It doesn’t even seem to appear in every universe, so I don’t see how it would explain the creation of these portals.


  2. ThatOneChick
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 16:33:46

    By “the Bleeding Tree” do you mean Yggdrasil?


    • jekyllinhyding
      Oct 11, 2011 @ 06:19:15

      I do not…and yet, I do. By “the Bleeding Tree,” I mean the tree encountered by Zero in The Last Refuge of a Dangerous Man. Although I do, in fact, believe that there is a connection between the Bleeding Tree and Yggdrasil. Perhaps the Bleeding Tree is Yggdrasil’s opposite: the tree of death to its tree of life. Perhaps they’re the same thing. The Bleeding Tree may be a corruption of Yggdrasil, or Yggdrasil may be more malevolent than many have thought. Either way, they both seem to connect dimensions.



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