I had recently spawned a new world in single-player Minecraft. Everything was normal at first as I began chopping down trees and crafting a workbench. I noticed something move amongst the dense fog (I have a very slow computer so I have to play with a tiny render distance). I thought it was a cow, so I pursued it, hoping to grab some hides for armor.
It wasn't a cow though. Looking back at me was another character with a steve skin, but his eyes were glowing white. I saw no name pop up, and I double-checked to make sure I wasn't in multiplayer mode. He didn't stay long, he looked at me and quickly ran into the fog. I purused out of curiousity, but he was gone,
I continued on with the game, not sure what to think. As I expanded to world I saw things that seemed out of place for the random map generator to make; 2x2 tunnels in the rocks, small perfect pyramids made of sand in the ocean, and groves of trees with all their leaves cut off. I would constantly think I saw the other "player" in the deep fog, but I never got a better look at him. I tried increasing my render distance to far whenever I thought I saw him, but to no avail.
I saved the map and went on the forums to see if anyone else had found the mysterious-player. There were none. I created my own topic telling of the man and asking if anyone had a similar experience. The post was deleted within five minutes. I tried again, and the topic was deleted even faster. I received a PM from username 'Herobrine' containing one word: 'Stop.' When I went to look at Herobrine's profile, the page 404'd.
I received an email from another forum user. He claimed the mods can read the forum user messages, so we were safer using email. The emailer claimed that he had seen the mystery player too, and had a small 'directory' of other users who had seen him as well. Their worlds were littered with obviously man-made features as well, and described their mystery player to have no pupils.
About a month passed until I heard from my informant again. Some of the people who had encountered the mystery man had looked into the name Herobrine and found that name to be frequently used by a swedish gamer. After some further information gathering, it was revealed to be the brother of Notch, the game's developer. I personally emailed Notch, and asked him if he had a brother. It took him a while, but he emailed me back a very short message.
I did, but he is no longer with us.
I haven't seen the mystery man since our first encounter, and I haven't noticed any changes to the world other than my own. I was able to press 'print screen' when I first saw him. Here's the only evidence of his existance:
I had recently spawned in a new world with the seed Nomad. As you normal do I went about collecting materials such as wood stone and minerals. The first strange thing that I noticed was that there were a few trees in a swamp biome without any leaves; I disregarded it as a world generator glitch.
The wood I collected earlier, I used to build my house. Everything was fine and going swimmingly. As night began to fall I decided to make a mine but when I got down to bedrock I saw that there was a cave at that level. I had never seen anything like it so I explored, naturally.
By this time I had collected 26 diamonds which I used to make tools and armour. Once I had finished that I noticed a figure staring back at me through the fog (I had my render distance on tiny because of lag). I went to see who the figure was but he disappeared before I got to where he was, when I reached the spot where I was there was a sign with one word on it: “Stop.”
I had my compass and map to find my way home but the compass said I was standing on my spawn point! Which I wasn’t, and the map said that my house was where I was standing. By this time I had realised the possibility of “him” being real. After that ordeal I went to find my house, when I returned it was burning to the ground and outside of it was Herobrine standing there. I ran so fast to a ravine were I made a safety shelter.
When I got to the shelter I look out of the window to find “him” standing on the edge of the ravine. When I looked at him my minecraft crashed from the “out of memory!” crash. When I looked at the crash report it said this:
Crash.cause unknown.entity: “Herobrine” script.reload failed
When I went back into my game all my worlds were gone. After that I wrote this document detailing my sighting of Herobrine.
He is real.
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