Folie a deux, 2014
June 3, 2014 5:37 PM Subscribe
posted by Countess Elena (262 comments total)
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Two twelve-year-old girls of Waukesha, Wisconsin, are currently in custody following the attempted murder
of a classmate. According to their confessions, they and stabbed her nineteen times in order to prove their devotion
to Slender Man.
The girls believed that by murdering for Slender Man, they could become his "proxies," and live with him in his mansion in the Nicolet National Forest.
Slender Man (covered previously
), although he has an elaborate mythology stretching back to 16th-century Germany, is well-documented as having been invented in the Something Awful forums in 2009. Creepypasta.wikia.com,
the source of the girls' "information", has quickly responded with a post offering condolences and a link to a fundraiser for the victim.
The case has invoked comparisons to New Zealand's Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme case of 1954,
in which two teenage girls, who inhabited an elaborate fantasy world of their own devising, bludgeoned one of their mothers to death. Parker and Hulme served only a few years; one of the pair has gone one to become a bestselling novelist, and neither has committed such a crime again. The two Wisconsin girls, however, face up to 65 years in prison.