What/Who is Herobrine?
Darryl Felstead [ Editor ]
Herobrine is a Minecraft urban legend.
A user named CreepyPasta originally posted a story in which he tells of a single-player game encounter with what appears to be a another player. This “other player” had the default skin, but his eyes were completely white. This character quickly ran off and due to CreepyPasta’s tiny render distance, he was unable to follow.
Over the course of a few days in his single-player world, he started to notice strange things such as 2x2 holes burrowed through stone, small sand pyramids in the ocean, and clusters of trees with their leaves missing. Curious, he searched for other reported sightings around the net and eventually found a small group of people who had shared similar experiences.
Along his search for other reports, he states that his forum posts were being deleted and that he received a short post from a user named “Herobrine” that simply said “stop”. After some further research, he was lead to believe that it was the username of Notch’s brother. He then emailed Notch to ask him about his brother, to which Notch eventually replied “He is no longer with us.”
Since then there have been countless Herobrine sightings though the developers deny his existence. He is Minecraft’s version of Bigfoot.