I had recently spawned a new world in P-' minecraft. Everything was normal at first as I began
chopping down trees and crafting a workbench. I noticed something mow amongst the dense fog (l
hauo a wry slow computer so I hauo to play with tiny render distance). I thought it was a cow. sol
pursued it, hoping to grab some hides for armor.
It wasn' t a cow though. Looking back at me was another character with the default skin, but his eyes were
empty. I saw no name poppop, and I 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 pursued out of curiousity. but he was gone.
I continued on with the game, not sure what to think. As I expanded the world I saw things that seemed
out of place for the random map generator to make; tunnels in the rocks, small perfect pyramids
made of sand inthe ocean. and grows of trees with all their lea-. Ies cut off. I would constantly think I
saw the other "player" in the deep fog, but I newer got a better look at him. I tried increasing my render
distance to far whene-. Ier I thought I saw him, but to no akail.
I sawed the map and went on the forums to see if anyone else had found the . 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 We minutes. I tried again, and the topic was deleted faster. I rechecked a PM from
username 'Herobrine' containing one word: 'Stop.' when I went to look at Herobrine' s profile, the page
I rechecked an email from another forum user. He claimed the mods can read the forum user messages.
so we were safer using email. The emailed 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
handmade features as well. and described their mystery player to hauo 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 After some further information gathering, it was repealed to be the brother of Notch, the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 wry short message.
l did, but he is no longer with us.'
I haben' t seen the mystery man since our first encounter. and I haben' 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 e-. Ridence I hauo