Is there such thing as Herobrine?

Herobrine is a character from a creepy story, a fictional encounter while someone played the Minecraft game.

Despite Mojang playing into the joke by saying they 'removed Herobrine', he never actually existed in the unmodded version of the game. You can examine the contents of the .jar file yourself, to see. As Minecraft is easily modded, there are many Herobrine mods out there to add him into the game.

However due to the confusion caused by people reading the story and not understanding the purpose of 'creepypasta', and the update messages added by Mojang, Herobrine is more of an urban legend that people believe truly exists in the regular version of the game.