12-year-old Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times; friends arrested - For fictional Slenderman
(CNN) -- They thought they had something to prove to someone they found on a ghoulish website, police say. So, two girls allegedly lured a third girl into a wooded area in Waukesha, Wisconsin, over the weekend and stabbed her 19 times, according to authorities. The suspects allegedly left the victim to crawl to her own rescue. The three girls, all 12 years old, were friends, according to a criminal complaint.
A bicyclist found the wounded girl alive Saturday, lying on a sidewalk in Waukesha, Police Chief Russell Jack said. She was in stable condition at a hospital Monday. The girls were trying to impress a certain "Slenderman," the complaint read. One of the girls encountered the name on a website known as Creepypasta Wiki.
Who is the Slender Man?
The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a "Victor Surge") in 2009. It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. The Slender Man is commonly said to stalk, abduct, or traumatize people, particularly children. The Slender Man is not tied to any particular story, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online.
The Slender Man was created on a thread in the Something Awful forum begun on June 8, 2009, with the goal of editing photographs to contain supernatural entities. On June 10, a forum poster with the user name "Victor Surge" contributed two black and white images of groups of children, to which he added a tall, thin spectral figure wearing a black suit. Previous entries had consisted solely of photographs; however, Surge supplemented his submission with snatches of text, supposedly from witnesses, describing the abductions of the groups of children, and giving the character the name, "The Slender Man":
The Slender Man is described as very tall and thin with unnaturally long, tentacle-like arms (or merely tentacles), which it can extend to intimidate or capture prey. It has a white, featureless head and appears to be wearing a dark suit and tie. The Slender Man is associated with the forest and has the ability to teleport.We didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence.1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986
More Details on the two teen girls motiveThe two US 12-year-olds obsessed with online ghost stories 'who lured classmate into woods and stabbed her 19 times' to prove 'Slender Man' myth was real.
- Authorities say the two girls lured another 12-year-old into the woods on Saturday after a sleepover
- Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier had allegedly spent months planning to kill their friend, whose identity has still not been released
- One girl said she was sorry and the other regrets the attack
- The victim survived the attack after crawling out of the woods and waving down a cyclist She is in stable condition, but was 'a millimeter from death' after a stab wound nearly cut a major artery
- The two girls reportedly handed the knife back and forth because they couldn't decide who would stab their friend while the other held her down
Since the suspects are being charged as adults in adult court their names can be revealed however at this time the victim's name is still not being released. All three girls are 12 years old and attend the same middle school.
Sources: ABC News, CNN News, The Daily Mail, and wikipedia