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Girls "Didn't Feel Remorse" After Stabbing Friend 19 Times to Prove Devotion to Slender Man

Two 12-year-old girls, who claim that fictional horror protagonist Slender Man is real, stabbed friend 19 times in order to prove his existence.

A horror game has come to life in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where two 12-year-old girls are facing attempted murder charges after a gruesome assault on a fellow classmate and friend.

An attack, the girls say, that was meant to satisfy their intense devotion to horror game protagonist, and internet myth, Slender Man. 

The accused, Morgan Geyser (left) and Anissa Weier (right), were said to have invited a friend to a sleepover with plans to murder the girl in an attempt to prove their worthiness to the Slender Man. 

Who is Slender Man?

For those who are unaware of Slender Man, he is a fictional character who first appeared on an internet photo editing forum. This man, who is incredibly tall and lean with no facial features, was being photoshopped into the backgrounds of pictures in an attempt to create the most horrifying image. 

The creature was so intimidating that he soon inspired his own eerie game, Slender: The Eight Pages, where the players attempt to collect all 8 pieces of paper from an abandoned, pitch black forest with nothing but a flashlight. 

The internet did as the internet does, and the Slender Man phenomenon exploded throughout the web, causing multiple documentaries to be created about the myth surrounding Slender Man, and his background story.

The Morbid Attack

According to the Journal Sentinal, Geyser claimed that Slender Man, who lived in a nearby mansion on the countryside, threatened to kill her family if she did not prove her devotion by committing the murder:

Weier told police that Slender Man is the "leader" of Creepypasta, and in the hierarchy of that world, one must kill in order to show dedication. Weier said that Geyser told her they should become "proxies" of Slender Man — a paranormal figure known for his ability to create tendrils from his fingers and back — and kill their friend to prove themselves worthy of him. Weier said she was surprised by Geyser's suggestion, but also excited to prove skeptics wrong and show that Slender Man really did exist.

The morning after the sleepover, Geyser allegedly proceeded to stab her friend 19 times before leaving the girl to die in a park. 

Miraculously, the friend managed to survive by lumbering to the nearest street and then being rushed to a hospital upon discovery. 

Geyser and Weier will be charged as adults due to the harshness and hideousness of the crime. If the accused were tried as juveniles they would have been released at age 25 if convicted; however, tried as adults the girls face up to 65 years in prison. 

Published Jun. 3rd 2014
  • gabrielle_1514
    im so done
  • Jared Christie
    They better face life sentences in prison. This is an inability of the parents to teach there kids that video games are not real. It's a virtual world and what happens in that world stays in that world. But the government also doesn't teach the parents of signs to watxh out for. Because thinking slenderman is talking to them would have me think something isn't mentally there.

    I feel sorry for the survivor. At such a young age to get a event like this is most likely going to cause post traumatic stress dissorder affects. It's going to be extremely hard for the classmate to trust other people and who knows if he/she will see images in her head of the event.

    Honestly 65 years is pretty much life but they don't deserve to come out from behind bars because of the implications that this is going to cause on the classmate.
  • Miranda Kirk
    Featured Columnist
    This feels like a story right out of Supernatural. I'm so glad that the girl survived and these two twelve year olds definitely need to be put away for their crime. I'm sure there is going to be a big debate as to whether twelve year olds can be tried as adults - as there always is - but I think most would agree that at 12 we knew the difference between right and wrong and the consequences that would follow.

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