Slender Man: Fiction Turns Into Real-Life Horror

Slenderman With Girl

Slenderman With Girl

Two 12-year-old girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, responsible for the stabbing of a friend in Waukesha, Wisconsin are to appear in court today, where the judge will determine whether or not the two girls will go to juvenile court instead. Both girls have been charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

The girls story is that they led their friend, also 12, into the nearby woods to “play hide-and-seek” where they then stabbed the girl nineteen times. After her attackers left, the girl crawled out of the woods to a nearby road where a bicyclist miraculously found her and called 9-1-1. Geyser and Weier were allegedly “sacrificing” their friend so that they could go live with an internet fictional character by the name of Slender Man. They believed that by killing the girl for him, he would appear to them and they would then become his proxies.

In Hamilton, Ohio, another Slender Man inspired stabbing has happened. An anonymous woman reached out to reporters to tell her story. The anonymous woman claims that her 13-year-old daughter attacked her one night coming home from work.

I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask — a white mask,” the woman said. “She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask.”  

The woman suffered injuries to her face, neck, and back. The mother says that her daughter has had some previous mental issues and was almost obsessed with horror fan-fiction and the fictional character, Slender Man. The woman had said that in the past few weeks she had been writing about Slender San and that she would often write about “killing”. She had also been making worlds for Slender Man in the popular game, Minecraft. The daughter claimed she had no recognition of the attack, and she will face charges as a minor.

Eric Knudsen, the creator of the the fictional character and his spokeswoman publicly announce that he was “Deeply saddened by the tragedy in Wisconsin and my heart goes out to the families of those affected by this terrible act,”. The administrator of Creepypasta, David Morales, and Erik Knudsen both push the fact that the website where Slender Man was first made is not a website to make children violent. David Morales said in a statement, We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent.

Image via Tech 2

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One comment

  1. Levi · June 23, 2014

    Strange and confusing. I wrote about it too: http://thestake.org/2014/06/20/the-slender-man-revisited/

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