Jeffrey, commonly known as Jeff, is the camera-man and co-creator of the EverymanHYBRID fitness series along with his best friends Vince and Evan. The cast have admitted to being horror genre fans and as a nod to those conventions had included a fake Slenderman in the background of their fitness series.
He was apparently tortured/murdered/burned by HABIT in entries from late 2012.
- Jeff turned 19 in August 2010.
- Jeff’s parents died in early 2010 and he was granted guardianship of his younger brother Alex.
- Jeff works at a hospital.
- Jeff is a political science and economics major.
- Jeff's full name is Jeffrey Koval.
The Fitness VideosEdit
Initially, Jeff functioned as the camera man for the fitness series. He was mostly behind the camera, though he did make an on camera contribution to Healthy Eating. After this episode the focus of the series shifted away from the fitness videos and more to documentation of Jeff and the boy’s lives.
The Documentary VideosEdit
After the eighth video in the series, (Public Service Announcement) the focus of the series slowly shifted away from the fitness videos and became a documentary of the cast’s struggles with the supernatural elements in their lives. During "Sleep Lab Part 1" Vince and Jeff discover a small “shrine” of mutilated photographs and purple tape. Jeff initially writes it off to being a prank played by his brother. Jeff was also present during the filming of “Joke's Over” which was originally intended to be an entry on hiking, but things take turn for the macabre around minute 2:00 when The Slenderman makes an appearance. After that Jeff watches Evan breakdown amid several bags of blood and viscera hanging from trees. At the end of the video Vince addresses the camera and says that Jeff had called him after they returned from the hiking trip, saying that he was leaving for a while to “Look for something.” Vince noted that he called Jeff’s girlfriend Jessalyn but got no answer.
After Jeff had been gone a few days Vince and Evan launched a search for him on Twitter using the hashtag #wheresjeff. (Detailed in the video "Jeff.”) He re-emerged shortly thereafter, asking everyone not to "follow [him] too deep," that he had some things to investigate. Subsequent Twitter posts and a later video ("I'm Okay") revealed that he had driven South to the site of his former elementary school based on childhood memories of a school fire, in search of anything that might bring some insight into the current situation. While at the school Jeff found paperwork signed by Dr. James Corenthal. Armed with the papers retrieved from the school Jeff reunited with the rest of the crew to share his findings with them. In the 11/26 UStream he described the papers he found as being essentially identical to the Corenthal papers that have been uncovered in the cached boxes. After returning Jeff took Vince and Evan back to the school to see what else they could find, but all the recovered was a note signed by Linnie. After Jessa had been missing for several weeks Jeff began to blame her disappearance on her friend Damsel. After a very public spat with Damsel on Twitter Jeff contacted the police and convinced them to take Damsel into custody to question her about Jessa.
In his despression over Jessa Jeff had been ignoring his younger brother Alex and was unaware that he was being stalked by The Rake. Evan confronted them both over this and convinced them to take action, locking the Rake in Alex’s room. After that Jeff seemed to go through a personal renewal and was much more upbeat and optimistic in tweets and other communications. He also began to express regret for having been a part of Damsel’s commitment, and vowed to rescue her.
Jeff, along with the other boys, became a part of the SEVEN TRIALS OF HABIT tournament that was discovered after Ryan's death. During the 11/26 UStream it was revealed that Jeff was Rabbit #002, Evan was Rabbit #003, and Vince was Rabbit #004. At the time Jeff said that Alex had been forbidden from enrolling in the trials, but he did so behind Jeff's back, becoming Rabbit #231. Though the boys chose to post their videos for Trial One privately, Jeff revealed in Angora Chat that he had buried Jessa's necklace "near an old viaduct where [they] went to a picnic one time." Jeff was eliminated during Trial Two when he volunteered himself, Evan, Vince, and Alex to be part of the 15 rabbits that the fallen leader of the Neatherland Dwarfs got to eliminate.
After having a conversation via email with Unfiction forum member Rhiannon about the "hidden" videos Jeff had a sudden brainstorm on how they might finally be able to see them. That seems to have led to Jeff deciding it was finally time to rescue Damsel. It was revealed for the first time that Damsel was being held in the hospital where Jeff is employed and Jeff, Vince and Evan used Jeff’s security access to retrieve her. Jeff also used his access to the computer systems to cover up their rescue.
He has commented since that having the four of them together feels like “a family.”
The Hidden VideosEdit
Jeff also appears in several of the "hidden" videos, but the most notable is “.-“ which shows part of his trip South, including a confrontation with Maryann Corenthal, and the hidden portions of “Ryan & the SEVENTRIALSOFHABIT” where he interrupts Evan’s macabre conversation with no one.
Though previous Corenthal documents had referred to children who had the same name as Vince and Evan, no child named Jeffrey had been noted. In the Corenthal letter dated 10-27-1981 however Corenthal referred to his adopted children as “The Mining Town Four,” and a child named Jeffrey is listed among them. Referred to by fans as Fairmount Jeffrey, Corenthal describes the boy as a writer, saying that he had written a small collection of short stories. In the Corenthal Report dated 12-14-1971 Corenthal details the events that led to Jeffrey being sent to the Fairmount Children's home: the previous Christmas Jeffrey had been witness to his father coming home and killing his mother and sister, and subsequently himself, with a shotgun. Jeffrey actually witnesed the deaths of his sister Ellie and father, but his mother died in the kitchen, out of his line of sight. When Jeffrey asked his father why he had killed Ellie, he replied that "The Man made me do it." Corenthal's report also contains the description of a Christmas ornament that Jeffrey and his father had made together.
Later, in the Christmas Letter, Corenthal described Fairmount Jeff and Fairmount Vincentas having a relationship built around practical jokes and camaraderie. Fairmount Jeffrey and three other children were adopted by Dr. Corenthal and his wife Maryann, and taken away from the children’s home. He described the four children as being "haunted by personal demons." When this letter was received it had a Christmas ornament with it, that fit the description of the ornament made by Jeffrey and his father.
Jeff’s relationship to Fairmount Jeffrey is unclear at this time, though the events of The Hidden Videos, wherein Steph, Evan, Vince and Jeff seem to speak in a trance as the young Corenthal children, confirms that there is a connection between Fairmount Jeff and Jeff. This connection is part of the basis of the Iteration Theory.
- Jeff is the most even keeled of the EMH cast, unlike Evan who reacts strongly to stimulus, and Vince who purposefully ignores it, Jeff takes events in stride. However, as the series has progressed, Jeff has become more apathetic.
- Jeff killed Jessa under the Slenderman’s influence.
- Jeff’s parents were Slenderman victims.
- Jeff and Fairmount Jeffrey are the same person, somehow misplaced in time, reincarnated, or otherwise connected. (See The Iteration Theory)
- Jeff's death puts some strain on The Iteration Theory since he has failed to return to life after being killed by Evan. This could have something to do with Slender Man or Habit or possibly the fact his body was not preserved. Although it is possible Jeff just hasn't yet returned to life yet and may reappear in future videos.
- Jeff may somehow still be alive, or ressurected, as he is seen in the TribeTwelve video "Bridge to Nowhere" where he has a quick talk to Noah before running off.