'Slender Man' Is Not Real, Website Assures Readers After 12 Y.O. Girl Reads About Him And Nearly Stabs Friend To Death
This is all just so terrible.
We previously mentioned that two 12-year-old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin, stabbed one of their friends 19 times to try and gain a horror story killer's (named Slender Man) favor.
Slender Man is a creepy character, a modern day myth, whose stories are collected at the Unofficial Wiki Creepypasta.
"ALL WORKS PRESENTED ON THIS WIKI AND OTHER SITES (INCLUDING SLENDERMAN, JEFF THE KILLER, BEN, SONIC.EXE, ETC) ARE FICTIONAL STORIES AND CHARACTERS
Of course, only a small minority of people (mostly newcomers) on the wiki (and the Internet) truly believe what they read here. And for most people, they will not attempt replicate atrocities presented in some of the literature on the wiki. Something like this was bound to happen, considering the size of the Creepypasta community. All it takes is one person to do something insane and radical in the name of someone or something.
This is an isolated incident, and does not represent or attribute the Creepypasta community as a whole. This wiki does not endorse or advocate for the killing, worship, and otherwise replication of rituals of fictional works. There is a line of between fiction and reality, and it is up to you to realize where the line is. We are a literature site, not a crazy satanic cult."
It's pretty scary that we live in a world where someone could be so consumed by a story and confused as to what is real and what isn't, that they literally try to murder a friend to honor a fictional character.
The Creepypasta wiki community isn't just posting pretty words either, they're actually doing something physical. They've started a fundraiser for the victim girl!
As of this writing it only has raised $982 out of its $10,000 goal so any donation would really make a difference. Click HERE to donate!
The money will go to help pay for the girl's medical and court costs.
Let's hope she makes a full recovery.
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