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I've seen videos of a mob named Herobrine being summoned or randomly encountered. He has the default Minecraft skin but with glowing white eyes. Are these videos all hoaxes or is there a way to summon Herobrine in Minecraft survival mode without mods? Can he be randomly encountered?

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What is Herobrine? –  Raven Dreamer Mar 19 '11 at 17:20
    
Or who is Herobrine. My mistake I didn't explain, added a description for you. –  Sadly Not Mar 19 '11 at 18:13
    
Alltough herobrine does not exist, There seem to be plans of random abandoned ruins/city's –  HTDutchy Mar 19 '11 at 22:47
    
Brick Pyramids used to show up in the past as well. –  Raven Dreamer Mar 19 '11 at 23:10
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It's a very dumb hoax, I can't believe anyone would actually be creeped out by it. –  davr Mar 24 '11 at 21:49

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up vote 28 down vote accepted

Notch on Twitter is pretty clear on the topic:

I have no plans of adding herobrine.

Notch

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That's disappointing. He could've been a real neat feature in the game, building random pyramids and haunting players. –  Sadly Not Mar 19 '11 at 21:09
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Thank god, personally. It'd creep me out way too much and I'd probably never play again. The game can be unsettling enough in caves alone at night. :( –  Sapph Mar 19 '11 at 22:11
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@Sadly Not: Here's a good read about the whole hoax. –  Bobby Mar 20 '11 at 11:45
    
@Bobby: Thanks for the link :) that could almost be appropriate for an answer but I think @badp has it. –  Sadly Not Mar 20 '11 at 19:10

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

And he "removed" him in the 1.6.6 update.

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and again in 1.7 –  Zommuter Jul 5 '11 at 5:56
    
notch said he removed him just to scare people. –  IrishPersonality Feb 25 '12 at 19:03

No. While modding I must have seen every source file since Alpha 1.0_17 a couple of times, and there's simply nothing there. Unless he's an emergent feature of the deepest bowels of the rendering code.

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Yes he existed i dont care what others believe but i did no lie see him. And i dont care if you all believe me.

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if you saw him it was from a mod according to the wiki, if you say otherwise then a screenshot will help remove downvotes –  Memor-X 2 days ago
    
my stupid screenshots do not work and i don't really care about down votes –  craftern3rdgurl 15 hours ago

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