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Wisconsin Girls Attempt to Become “Proxies” of Slender Man

By Rob Schwarz on June 3, 2014 at 1:46 am
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Two 12-year-old girls are facing charges after brutally stabbing a friend in a small wooded area in southeastern Wisconsin. Their alleged motive? The attempted murder was meant to be an offering to the Slender Man.

From AP/ABC News:

“According to the criminal complaint, one of the girls told an investigator they began planning to kill their friend in December. The other girl told police they decided to kill her so they could become proxies of Slender Man, who would accept them and let them live with him in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest.”

Thankfully, the victim is in stable condition. She was stabbed 19 times.

The Slender Man WatchesIf you aren’t familiar with the Slender Man, he’s an Internet urban legend that appeared in 2009. The story evolved from just a couple images and a few strange captions, and told of a slender man wearing a suit and tie, with long, tentacle-like arms. His face is featureless, and you’ll often see (fake) images of him haunting children.

But those are just stories.

It’s unclear whether the girls actually believe the mythical creature is real or if they’re using Slender Man as some kind of excuse for their horrific actions. Perhaps it doesn’t really matter.

I suppose this raises an interesting question regarding how stories on the Internet may be perceived by certain people, particularly younger children. The truth is that some, unfortunately, may have trouble separating fantasy from reality.

What do you think?

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Rob Schwarz is a freelance writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Follow him on Twitter @Dimentoid or on Google+, and be sure to like Stranger Dimensions on Facebook!
  • DAkoTTa1120

    Actually,I was shocked…I was see Slendy now much time ago…I know guys maybe it would be impossible for you,but Slendy it’s still alive…You can trust me or not…But it’s real.

    • Xxfanmits.

      Yup…I trust you man…

    • http://www.strangerdimensions.com/ Rob

      Maybe, maybe…

  • Xxfanmits.

    Ikr he’s actually a real legend…

  • MysteryHunter

    Even if the slender man is an urban legend, there very many things that are similar to the slender man, such as the rake, the dark man, shadow people. Also certain Fea, which in old folklore are depicted as dark, evil being who prey upon children.

    • http://www.strangerdimensions.com/ Rob

      True. In my old Slender Man post, I also mentioned how he kind of reminds me of the Hat Man, who they say wears a suit and bowler hat and will sometimes follow people.

      It’s interesting how all these legends tend to reappear in different forms.

  • MysteryHunter

    Also I know this is a little off subject, but I really like the new formatting.

    • http://www.strangerdimensions.com/ Rob

      Of the website? Thanks. I thought I’d change things up a bit, set a new tone. Glad you like it.

  • https://twitter.com/WernerMorris Werner Morris

    For some reason this reminds me of the time Swaziland outlawed witches from flying higher than 150m.