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#1 Nick H.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:09

'Slenderman' stabbing: Girls, 12, accused of attacking friend to please creepy character

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death in the woods to please a mythological creature they learned about online.

Both girls were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court; they each face up to 60 years in prison if convicted. A court commissioner set bail at $500,000 cash per child. According to a criminal complaint, the girls had been planning to kill their friend for months and finally made the attempt in a park on Saturday morning, after a slumber party.

One of the girls told a detective they were trying to become "proxies" of Slenderman, a mythological demon-like character they learned about on creepypasta.wikia.com, a website about horror stories and legends. They planned to run away to the demon's forest mansion after the slaying, the complaint said.

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:s It's good to see our younger generation have a hold on reality...


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:13

Source and more.

:s It's good to see our younger generation have a hold on reality...

 

Stuff like this is not exclusive to the younger generation. People have been killing for x since the dawn of time.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:14

Stuff like this is not exclusive to the younger generation. People have been killing for x since the dawn of time.

True, but there was just something about 12 year olds thinking that Slenderman was real, it irks me.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 14:58

True, but there was just something about 12 year olds thinking that Slenderman was real, it irks me.

 

Well, to be honest, I blame computer games entirely!



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 15:12

True, but there was just something about 12 year olds thinking that Slenderman was real, it irks me.

The same can be said for any age thinking 'God' is real. And look, we have wars where entire countries kill each other in 'his' name. Pathetic really. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 15:15

This is what happens when parents use a PC as a babysitter...



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 15:40

'Slenderman', isn't that the name of a device which help's you get a six pack  :huh:



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 15:51

'Slenderman', isn't that the name of a device which help's you get a six pack  :huh:

Wikipedia page for Slender Man.

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There's a video game as well, which can be quite...unsettling to play. :unsure:



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 16:23

True, but there was just something about 12 year olds thinking that Slenderman was real, it irks me.

 

The issue is, even though its a recent myth started online, nearly all the effort into it goes into making it look like he's real. The photoshopped images, even camcorder footage on YouTube with special effects added in etc. Easy to trick a 12 year old into thinking it was real. But they are still crazy for stabbing their friend nearly to death just to "please" it. 



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 16:27

The issue is, even though its a recent myth started online, nearly all the effort into it goes into making it look like he's real. The photoshopped images, even camcorder footage on YouTube with special effects added in etc. Easy to trick a 12 year old into thinking it was real. But they are still crazy for stabbing their friend nearly to death just to "please" it.

'God' has been made to look as though he's real...
Many have been sacrificed in his name. Truth is, crazy is crazy. You're nuts for killing in ANYONE else's name. Including this so called 'God'. Both are imaginary and it takes a gullible moron to follow them.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 16:32

The issue is, even though its a recent myth started online, nearly all the effort into it goes into making it look like he's real. The photoshopped images, even camcorder footage on YouTube with special effects added in etc. Easy to trick a 12 year old into thinking it was real. But they are still crazy for stabbing their friend nearly to death just to "please" it. 

There is simply no excuse for these kids to be in this situation.

 

Why were the parents not monitoring their online activities? Why would it be acceptable for these girls to be on creepypasta at an impressionable age?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 16:43

And I've always thought Waukesha was one of the more sane cities in Wisconsin... v_v''



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 18:05

No doubt these two were local psychopaths in training with only a trigger standing between each and their first outburst. What makes matters worse is when two connect and reinforce each others psychosis. Fire & gasoline.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 19:59

There is simply no excuse for these kids to be in this situation.
 
Why were the parents not monitoring their online activities? Why would it be acceptable for these girls to be on creepypasta at an impressionable age?


I never said it was an excuse or acceptable. And creepypasta ends up everywhere, YouTube, shared on social networks, it will easily pop up on sites allowed by a filter.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 22:17

The only people to blame are the girls and their parents, if your 12 years old daughter thinks that killing a person is a good idea there's some serious problem.