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"Slenderman" Horror in Wisconsin?

 
 
Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 06:28 pm

Only note I see on A2K is this, not much info:
http://able2know.org/topic/203693-1

The horror story on the net:

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/slender-man-stabbing/fantasy-slender-man-meme-inspires-horrific-wisconsin-stabbing-n121311

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-EP7Os_l10

or do your own Google search on 'slenderman wisconsin girls'.

If anybody on A2K has any sort of an idea or theory as to wtf is going on in this one, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Is there some sort of a cult or something in play here which is SUPPOSED to blur the lines between fiction and reality??




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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 06:50 pm
@gungasnake,
Mo and his friends were all into the Slenderman game about a year ago and NONE of them ever pulled anything like that. Not even remotely like that.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 06:59 pm
@boomerang,
Do me a favor.... Ask him if he has any picture of what might lead to anything like this or what might be involved here and get back to me with his answer. I'm really curious as to what's going on here. The two girls don't look like total retards or rejects or anything like that.
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 07:16 pm
@gungasnake,
We just watched the news report together...

When I asked him about it beforehand he just said "Mom, Slenderman is fake." Mo calls "Bullshit. There was something else wrong with those girls".

Contrary to the policeman who was talking -- it isn't a game of "death and horror". I've played the game. You run around in a forest and collect pages trying not to get caught by Slenderman who just kind of pops out and startles you. There isn't any blood or gore. The game is super basic.

He's never heard of "proxies" or people trying to join Slenderman.

Maybe those girls were visiting some website that we don't know about but every 12 year old I know has played that game and none of them have hurt anyone.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 07:20 pm
They're just some extremely impressionable and naive pre-teens.

Slenderman is a complete internet fabrication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 07:41 pm
@InfraBlue,
When I was a kid my older sisters used to terrify me with stories about The Shadow of Earth who sneaked (snuck? (spell check says no)) into your room and suffocated you while you slept.

I really believed it and I was afraid to go to sleep. My mom caught wind of it and stopped those shenanigans. I think I was about 4, maybe 5 years old.

When I was older we used to spend our slumber parties scaring each other with urban legends but I don't know anyone who ever thought they were really true.

I think if there is any lesson to be learned by these girls horrific actions is that people should teach their kids how to determine the veracity of a website.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jun, 2014 10:17 pm
@boomerang,
'sneaked' is correct...
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2014 10:21 am
@boomerang,
Around here it's "el cucuy." Mothers, mothers!, invoke him to scare their children into obedience. "If you don't stop doing that, the cucuy will get you!" I guess it's better than involving the devil himself.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2014 10:36 am
Sounds like this is the internet version of a scary camp fire story.


Read these and you'll find similarities.


http://www.americanfolklore.net/campfire.html
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2014 01:36 pm
Here's what bothers me about this one.....

First time I ever saw any sort of a video game that was good enough to fool anybody was around 1985. This was a USAF combat flight sim package microcoded for Motorola 68030 architecture, meaning at was roughly as fast as normal software running on today's computers. The damned thing was so realistic that there was a real danger of somebody having a heart attack if he flew one of those cybernetic F16s into a computer screen mountain or tree and this was despite everybody in the room being adults and knowing the thing was a game.

In other words, after you'd been playing the thing for a couple of minutes, your body and nervous system and probably your subconscious mind began to react as if the thing was real. That's the question in this case with the two girls. Have they gotten to a point at which players' conscious minds are starting to behave as if the **** was real??
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2014 04:16 pm
@gungasnake,
The Slender games aren't realistic at all. You just use the arrow keys to navigate.

One article says:
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Geyser said they had to do it or "he would kill our family." When asked who "he" was, Geyser said she didn't know him. When asked what she was trying to do when she stabbed her friend, Geyser said, "I may as well just say it: Kill her."

When asked about Slender Man, Geyser said she had never met him but said he watches her and he can read minds and teleport. Geyser said what she did was "probably wrong." She asked a detective if it is illegal to stab someone in self-defense. The detective said sometimes, and asked her if that was what happened in this instance.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/waukesha-police-2-12-year-old-girls-plotted-for-months-to-kill-friend-b99282655z1-261534171.html


I'll bet if they track these girls internet history they'll find something on some discussion forum where someone was saying Slender was real and blahblahblah and feeding their delusions.

A quick look at the creepypasta site shows these topics as popular discussions for 2014:

Quote:
2014
JANUARY 2014: Favorite Mythological Entities
FEBRUARY 2014: Creepy Book Recommendations
MARCH 2014: Favorite Fictional Characters
APRIL 2014: Urban Legends
MAY 2014: Do You Wish Any Creepypastas Were Real?


I've also read an interesting article discussing the culture/friendships of young girls -- how they can be very intense:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118005/slenderman-murders-show-youth-crime-isnt-exclusive-boys

That topic deserves further exploration.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jun, 2014 04:28 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

Sounds like this is the internet version of a scary camp fire story.


Read these and you'll find similarities.


http://www.americanfolklore.net/campfire.html


I grew up scared of the Jersey Devil.
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