In case you missed the horrifying news from earlier this week, two 12-year-old girls were accused of stabbing their friend 19 times during a game of sleepover hide-and-seek and then leaving her out in the woods of Waukesha, Wisconsin to die — all because of a creepy internet character.
Enter, Slender Man.
While the story that played out is totally terrifying, what's even scarier is that there are more super awful web tales just like that one!
We've dug deep to uncover 5 of the most violent, and down right odd internet urban legends — so *hopefully* these user driven stories can influence youngsters a bit less!
A humanoid creature that stalks and attacks people similarly to Slender Man. The Rake is about six feet tall, but usually crouches and walks on all fours. It's creepily pale with a blank face, no nose or mouth. It has two larger human eyes, and is usually seen in suburban areas lurking!
Holder Of The End
The Holders is a series of stories about a quest to obtain 538 magical items that bring on the world's end. The entire chain of events goes into really violent depth, full of death and destruction — so we're hoping you get the picture!
Jeff The Killer
This story is about a boy that was bullied and burned by his abusers to match the image (above.) After he got out of the hospital due to being lit on fire, he murdered his entire family and began stalking the innocent. He's known to hide in the bedroom's of his prey, killing them right before they go to sleep.
A YouTube channel that hosts a series of videos featuring a red and a blue rectangle in random arrangements with creepy electronic tones. Since its creation, the channel has attracted online attention due to its mysterious nature. As of May 2014, more than 77,000 videos have been uploaded, and no one knows who's doing it. Seriously odd.
A name used on several bulletin boards during 2000 and 2001 by a user claiming to be a time traveler from 2036. He posted several predictions, some being oddly specific, about the future of the United States — and it's ultimate end.
Yeeesh! We've got the heebie-jeebies!
While these have all been categorized under internet urban legends, there's still people out there that believe these things…so WATCH OUT!